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View Poll Results: Your favorite WWII gun ?
M1 Garand 27 36.00%
M1 Carbine 7 9.33%
M1 Thompson 14 18.67%
MP44 2 2.67%
MP40 2 2.67%
Mauser Kar 98K 6 8.00%
Sten MK ll 0 0%
Lee-Enfield 5 6.67%
BAR 11 14.67%
Bren 1 1.33%
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:42 PM   #11
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91/30, K98k, VZ24, Mas36 (I had to sell mine ), N04Mk1*, don't forget the Snipers!!! They are the most fun. K98 High turret, 91/30 PU. I had an Model 99 and an M1 Garand, neither gave me a rush. I also sold an M38 Carcano, it uses a strange size 6.5 bullet and is expensive for what it is to reload.

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H&R M1
M99 w/ all the bells and whistles, vet bring back, no duffle cut, matching
91/30 matching
BYF K98k, matching, vet bring back
No4MK1* Longbranch Matching
No4mk1/3 Longbranch Matching FTR 1952
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i would have to say springfield 1903a3
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Man I can't pick just one...I want 'em all
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Already regret not choosing the Bren.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:46 PM   #15
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If I had to carry a gun and ammo all day it would be surely be the M1 carbine. Just have to get up close with it.
You're right. My dad, who served in CBI Theater of Ops in WWII, saw a tiger take 15 shots from a M1. The tiger had grabbed a coolie and took off with him into the jungle.
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I picked the M1 Tommy.

Really, though, it depends on the role. General fighting? Give me an M1 Garand. If I'm an observer, or a rear-echelon type, then the M1 Carbine would be my choice.

Jungle fighting? Thompson, hands down.

Precision shooting? M1903, Arisaka, Mauser, or any of the other Mauser variants, preferably 'scoped.

If I could only be armed with one, though... it would be the, Sturmgewehr 44, no contest. Think about it!

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:32 AM   #17
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Depends on the use, If range involved Garand, Up close Thompson.
I have a Garand, .308 NATO re-barrell Asrika 6.6 carbine, Enfield & 191145auto

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What!! no Ma Deuce!!
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Gotta go with the Thompson. Shortly after I moved to Alaska there was an ad in Shotgun News, Law Enforcement Only M1 Thompson for $175. I wanted to be a cop so bad. Tried to start a Trapper Creek Constabulary but nobody else would go for it. Should have joined Fish and Game, but knew too many salmon poachers. Anyways, still regret not getting a Thompson just like Vic Morrow's on Combat.
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Originally Posted by General_lee View Post
Man I can't pick just one...I want 'em all
I second that.
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