WWII guns

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jayguy, Apr 26, 2011.

Your favorite WWII gun ?

Poll closed Jun 15, 2011.
  1. M1 Garand

    27 vote(s)
    36.0%
  2. M1 Carbine

    7 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. M1 Thompson

    14 vote(s)
    18.7%
  4. MP44

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  5. MP40

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  6. Mauser Kar 98K

    6 vote(s)
    8.0%
  7. Sten MK ll

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Lee-Enfield

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  9. BAR

    11 vote(s)
    14.7%
  10. Bren

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    What is your favorite:confused:
     
  2. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    Sorry ran out of choices could only choose 10 guns :(
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I dont own one yet.... but id have to say the M1 garand.... What no arisaka? ;)
     
  4. dog2000tj

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    No love for the MG42? :(
     
  5. jayguy

    jayguy New Member

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    Would only let me have 10 sorry
     
  6. chainsaw

    chainsaw New Member

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  7. meadville

    meadville New Member

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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.:)
     
  8. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    That's ok, if not an MG42 than any one of the M1's ;)
     
  9. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    put me down for the BAR;)
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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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.

    1942's I have and had:
    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
    M38 Carcano Matching
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i would have to say springfield 1903a3
     
  12. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Man I can't pick just one...I want 'em all:(
     
  13. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    :( Already regret not choosing the Bren.
     
  14. .22hustler

    .22hustler New Member

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    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.
     
  15. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith New Member

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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! :D

    Josh
     
  16. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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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
     
  17. Jake15

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    What!! no Ma Deuce!!
     
  18. freefall

    freefall New Member

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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.
     
  19. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I second that.