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#1 HerbG

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:17 PM

I recently found a photograph of "...an experimental .30in calibre Model 45-A rifle fitted with a telescopic sight......" in the book, The Sniper at War, by Michael E. Haskew. As you can see from the photo the rifle is equipped with a vertical grip and is probably fed from a BAR magazine. The photo was supposedly taken during the liberation of Manila, Philippines. Can anybody shed any light on this rifle?

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Edited by DesertRatTom, 15 June 2015 - 04:32 PM.
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#2 screaming-eagle

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:41 PM

wow, never seen that before, very interesting! I guess you learn something new everyday!

#3 Charlie Flick

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 03:18 AM

There was an article recently in the Small Arms Review on this weapon. That issue is sitting in a large stack of periodicals on the table next to my bed waiting to be read. If I can dig it out I will let you know what it says. I seem to recall that the rifle was a prototype/experimental and never went beyond the testing stage.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 08:45 PM

There was an article recently in the Small Arms Review on this weapon. That issue is sitting in a large stack of periodicals on the table next to my bed waiting to be read. If I can dig it out I will let you know what it says. I seem to recall that the rifle was a prototype/experimental and never went beyond the testing stage.

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Thanks Charlie, that would be a great help!

#5 Linedoggie

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 06:34 PM

Small Arms Review did a article on this a while ago. I might also add that the clean look of the Technical Sergeant with Chevrons and chinstrap while street fighting in Manila doesnt seem very plausible.


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