What is your favorite
Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:01 PM
Machine gun wise, I gotta go with the BAR. As much as I like my M-60, I'd trade it over for a real GI M1918A2 any day.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:02 AM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:27 AM
I purchased the .45 from a guy at work a couple years back, we were not sure what we had until I did some research on the Internet. Turns out to be a July 1945 manufacture date with in the last 1500 RR built. It was an arsenal rebuild with a colt slide and various other replaced parts. I have since added the replaced parts to the best of my knowledge to make it as it is today. I added the ivory handles from the CBI which I obtained form ebay.
My Uncle served in China in 1945 navigating C-47's in the China Offense. I just picture some airman in China or India working out a deal with the locals for a pair of Ivory handles for his .45. I have a sentimental attachment since I had family their and collect items as these.
The Thompson also came from ebay. I do not know much about it and still researching. I do need a dummy receiver if any of you know where or how I can opting one.
Thanks and happy collecting
Edited by pmshindy, 28 September 2007 - 10:35 AM.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:27 AM
Edited by pmshindy, 28 September 2007 - 10:41 AM.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:33 PM
If I had to pick two weapons to carry into combat it would be the AK-47 and 1911, no doubt, hands down.
Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:42 PM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:15 PM
If I was to choose a strictly American firearm, then I would have to say that the Thompson would "take the cake" (Don't ask me where).
Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:47 PM
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:53 PM
I agree on the 1911
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 06:15 PM
Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:31 PM
Longgun: My 1903(Bought in Basic 1981) or My M-1 Garand (SA #31422XX)
Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:20 AM
Still partial to the 1911 pistol series. Carry one on a daily basis..45ball stops them all...
Rifles, well.... have a lot of them. The Garrard, and its "kin" (the M14/M1A) practically shoot them selves, and respond well to ...."less than ideal" operating conditions....
But, I really like My Enfields. The #4mk1 shoots well enough to give my 1903 and M-1 a run for its money. And my #1mk3, you really do not care if you hit anything with it (you might). Just know that with this "quite substantial" rifle, you can beat a rhino to death with it. And maybe just scratch the stock..Than you have that little #5 "jungle carbine". Carry it all day. but is just so unpleasant to shoot... Akin to getting kicked in the shoulder by a startled mule....
Where else can you get such a wide variety of experiences with one weapons system?
Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:26 AM
What I like for my favourites and what is "best" in the real world are two very different things LOL.
Being of English Ancestry, I tend to like the Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield family of rifles/carbines that were the mainstay of HMs Forces from circa 1888 until circa 1957 (and then some after that). I'd love to have a Victorian era Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle Mk.I or Mk.II...but due to my job/cash situation...that will not happen anytime soon. Meanwhile, I'll be grateful with my two No.4 Mk.I rifles and my No.1 Mk.III Rifle.
I also like the Martini-Henry Rifle, and I do have an 1888 Mk.II that I bought with the money I saved when I quit smoking.
As for pistols/revolvers? I like the Webley & Scott Revolvers, I do have a post-WWII Commercial .38" Cal. Mk.IV that I got very cheap, and am very grateful to have.
But I also like the S&W Victory Model, both the British and US versions. I do have a British version, but really hope to have a US version sooner or later, simply for the fact that my Dad carried one during his time in the War.
I don't have the cash to even consider an M-1 Rifle or Carbine in the near future, and the same goes for the M-1911A1 Pistol, to spendy for me. Maybe if I found a beat up sporterised Model-1917 Rifle that I could piece back together, that would be my best hope for owning a US rifle.
Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:57 PM
Arisakas are like calf brains to me. Some folks say they are a delicacy, but I can't swallow it, even knowing full well that they are a good rifle from reading numerous positive articles on them. Just a 100% personal thing.
As for pistols, I love the look of the Luger and C96 Red 9, but the Luger especially has its weaknesses. M1911 all the way, though I love my pre-model 10 almost Victory S&W to death.
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