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Old 08-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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Mark- the M14 rifle went into service in 1959. It missed WW 2 by 14 years.

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Before you pass out to many beers concider the M-14 it has been put back in service with the army.
Also it never went out of service because us squids still carry them on deck watches. Although we were starting to get 16s rolling in at the end of my service
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Mosin Nagant is way pre WWII, and still in service if you count Afghani insurgents. It's a war...
HEY!! Dont forget about the gang bangers in California, they buy those things by the crate.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:46 PM   #14
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Also it never went out of service because us squids still carry them on deck watches. Although we were starting to get 16s rolling in at the end of my service
I call buffalo chips on the above statement. Having stood a fair share of topside watches the only time the long guns came out is Security Alerts. Topside watches carried 1911 45ACP. The topside watches on the boats had 45 and a 12 ga.
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I call buffalo chips on the above statement. Having stood a fair share of topside watches the only time the long guns came out is Security Alerts. Topside watches carried 1911 45ACP. The topside watches on the boats had 45 and a 12 ga.
well you probably served a long time ago because we now carry berreta M9s and after 911 we carried long guns around the perimeter of the ship so we could reach out and touch small boat attacks. It was a whole new world after that day I heard the stories of people standing watches with sticks. we carried guns in the new day
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I could be wrong but wasn't the M-70 used in WW2 rarely? I know some military sniper units use it today.

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THe M-14 is post WW2

edited to add: Boy! You have to be quick around here...

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M1 Garand
K98k are both used for parades and honor guards, lets not forget drill teams.

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M1 Garand
K98k are both used for parades and honor guards, lets not forget drill teams.
So is the SKS....
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I see all of the JROTC drill teams using 1903 Springfields. I'm not sure if these are "dummies" or props or real rifles. I am thinking that some of them are real in that in all of the Veterans Day celebrations I have seen (and I have seen many in all of my years of teaching high school), they fire real blanks and they are very loud.

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