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Old 02-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #1671
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Why didn't IH make Jeeps then? Oh. That's right, the contract was up for bid and IH didn't submit a winner. Willys and Ford did though.
IH didn't build JEEPS because they were busy building deuce and a half trucks, weapons carriers and assorted other military vehicles..
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So, Nothing on the Mauser question.....

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I got a question... Why is it the Mauser became the standard of bolt actions? Why not the Enfield, Mosin or another rifle? (See, Im having a hard time even naming non-Mausers )
Stabbing in the twilight...Because other companies copied the design, including our govt, who was sued because of it. Because of the battlefield pickups that made it back from the war were numbered.
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Stabbing in the twilight...Because other companies copied the design, including our govt, who was sued because of it. Because of the battlefield pickups that made it back from the war were numbered.
I'll take a shot at it too.

The Lee-Enfield (MLE) went into service in 1895 (The SMLE went into service in 1907)

The Mosin Nagant went into service in 1891

The Arisaka went into service in 1897

The Mauser had it's beginnings in 1867-1869. The Mauser M1871 (Gewehr 71) went into service in 1871.

So basically, the Mauser was here first. The Mauser action is also more visually appealing then the other bolt action designs. That may of had something to do with it.

Another reason may be because we copied the Mauser when we designed the 1903 Springfield. These eventually made it into civilian hands. There was also a HUGE number of Mausers that ended up in civilian hands too. A LOT of countries used Mausers, so they were everywhere. Compare that to how many different countries used Enfields, Mosins, and Arisakas.

Then again, I'm just speculating.
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I'll take a shot at it too.

The Lee-Enfield (MLE) went into service in 1895 (The SMLE went into service in 1907)

The Mosin Nagant went into service in 1891

The Arisaka went into service in 1897

The Mauser had it's beginnings in 1867-1869. The Mauser M1871 (Gewehr 71) went into service in 1871.

So basically, the Mauser was here first. The Mauser action is also more visually appealing then the other bolt action designs. That may of had something to do with it.

Another reason may be because we copied the Mauser when we designed the 1903 Springfield. These eventually made it into civilian hands. There was also a HUGE number of Mausers that ended up in civilian hands too. A LOT of countries used Mausers, so they were everywhere. Compare that to how many different countries used Enfields, Mosins, and Arisakas.

Then again, I'm just speculating.
The Arisaka is basically a Mauser design....

I didnt think the Mauser design "as we know it" came until the GEW 98/K98..
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OK, theres no IHC Jeeps, but they did make most the large trucks and tractors....

Could you imagine what a IHC Jeep would be worth if there were one?!!?



Cant seem to find a Ford made gun anywhere...
Other than crop dusting, what would a farmer need with aircraft???
I don't think Ford made any guns, but they did make the Ford Trimotor, which was one of the early commercial airplanes. Ford also produced nearly 100,000 B-24 Liberators, plus tanks, trucks and around a quarter million of the previously mentioned GPW "Jeeps". Ford also produced a few 1966/1967 Broncos for the military (very, very rare indeed these days).

Ford helped tremendously in the war efforts (despite Henry Ford being a racist, anti-Semite and probably a Nazi sympathizer).

The Ford tractors were just as numerous as IH back in the day. Maybe even more so.
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I don't think Ford made any guns, but they did make the Ford Trimotor, which was one of the early commercial airplanes. Ford also produced nearly 100,000 B-24 Liberators, plus tanks, trucks and around a quarter million of the previously mentioned GPW "Jeeps". Ford also produced a few 1966/1967 Broncos for the military (very, very rare indeed these days).

Ford helped tremendously in the war efforts (despite Henry Ford being a racist, anti-Semite and probably a Nazi sympathizer).

The Ford tractors were just as numerous as IH back in the day. Maybe even more so.
Ford also built a truck (tank) factory for the Russians...

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I've been seeing a lot of this ammunition shortage issue going on down your guys's way and it got me thinking. I'm not to sure on it, but I'm fairly positive you guys are the main supplier of ammunition of all calibers for us Canadians.

So now I ask this, do you Americans think us Canadians should start stocking up on stuff while its still cheap and available or wait to make sure?

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I've been seeing a lot of this ammunition shortage issue going on down your guys's way and it got me thinking. I'm not to sure on it, but I'm fairly positive you guys are the main supplier of ammunition of all calibers for us Canadians.

So now I ask this, do you Americans think us Canadians should start stocking up on stuff while its still cheap and available or wait to make sure?
I would stockpile some extra ammo.
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