Weapons Trivia

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Clermont, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Clermont

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    I find challenging other's knowledge regarding weapons to be interesting. Anyone with a trivia question should consider posing it on this thread. I will begin with a weapons trivia question. What was the first military weapon adopted by the United States military that was originally designed for the 30-06 cartridge?
     
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    What weapon did an Israeli company develop and is now used (a variation) in the US military?
     
  4. Clermont

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    No, not the M1903 Springfield rifle that was originally designed for the 30-03 cartridge.
     
  5. 25-5

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    Try M1906. Modified the 30-03 used in the M1903.
     
  6. Anna_Purna

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    And where in my post did I say it was the 1903 Springfield, Clermont? :p
     
  7. 25-5

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    generic only works at the grocery.
     
  8. Clermont

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    If not the 1903 Springfield, which Springfield were you referring to?
     
  9. c3shooter

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    I'll take a stab at this- M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle. The 1903 rifle was DESIGNED for the 30-03. The 1917 Enfield was DESIGNED for the .303 Enfield. The BAR was the first DESIGNED to use the 30-06.
     
  10. JW357

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    Now that C3 is in the game, the rest of us can't win.

    :banghead:
     
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  11. 25-5

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    In 1906 the 1903 was upgraded to take the 30-06 cartridge. Thus M1906 variation.
     
  12. JW357

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    Under the original question it doesn't appear an upgrade counts. The keyword is "originally."
     
  13. Clermont

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    Excellent, C3, the Browning Automatic Rifle(BAR) was the first weapon adopted by the U.S. military that was originally designed for the 30-06 cartridge.
     
  14. Clermont

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    Weapons trivia. What was the first sub-machine gun to be adopted by the U.S. military?
     
  15. 25-5

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    Thompson was the first to be designated sub-machine gun by the US gov.
     
  16. Clermont

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    C3, I was incorrect in stating your answer, the BAR, was correct, so the question as to what weapon originally designed for the 30-06 cartridge was adopted by the U.S. military, still stands.
     
  17. 25-5

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    The M1 Garand in 1936
     
  18. Clermont

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    There were a number of Thompson sub-machine gun models produced. Which one was the first to be adopted by the U.S. military.
     
  19. Clermont

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    No, the original M1 rifle(Garand) was designed for the .276 cartridge.
     
  20. Trez

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    M1917....
    The P1914 was designed for .303 Brit... The BAR is designated as the M1918... So if it isnt the M1903, Its gotta be the M1917.