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#51 David

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

M-1 followed by the 1911a1 for pistols.

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.


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:02 AM

For sure it would be the M1.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:27 AM

I have to say I am partial to the M1A1 1911 Remington Rand and the Thompson M1A1 since I own both.
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


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:27 AM

I am not sure what I did but will try and upload other pictures.


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:42 AM

thank you,



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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:33 PM

My "favorite" like meaning which one I like admire the most, I would have to say the Mauser K98 and Luger P08

If I had to pick two weapons to carry into combat it would be the AK-47 and 1911, no doubt, hands down.

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#57 DM1975

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:42 PM

I agree on the 1911


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:15 PM

I've been following this post right a long now, and I am just amazed that others don't feel the same way about the MG42. 1,500 rounds a minute... for WWII standards, that is just a BEAST!!! One thing that Germany was, and still is known for, is their ability to manufacture superb firearms.

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).


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:47 PM

Long gun would be a Sharps Model 1874 in .50-90. Handgun is the 5.5 inch barreled Colt Single Action Army in .45 Colt. Beltfed is hands down the MG3/42 family. Field strip in 8 seconds, barrel change in 3 seconds, 900 rpm. Simply the best GPMG ever devised!


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 09:46 PM

I am in love with my 1911, liking of many firearms comes and goes with me but that 1911 has my heart, and as far as non military long gun I have to say my Ruger M77 30-06 Ultralite takes the gold.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 02:24 PM

My favourite pistol is my M1911 (manufactured in 1914 according to the s/n).

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:14 AM

Garand M1 and M1911 pistol, even if my S&W M1917 is really accurate and reliable. In my youth I did a lot of competitive shooting with the M1 and we all were able to have consistent hits on a pumpkin at 330 yds in prone position with a stock rifle in .308 W.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 05:41 PM

M 14

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:30 PM

1911A1 and 98K rifle. although my p38 is a great plinker.

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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

The 105mm M68 of the M60A3 (TTS) followed closely by the 152mm M81 of the M60A2. I don't want to carry a weapon, I'd rather have my weapon carry me. ;)

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:31 AM

I favor the M1 Garand Rifle and Springfield sniper modified rifles. My most favorite gun has to be the German Mauser K98 Rifle. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:16 AM

M1 Carbine and the Colt 1911A1

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:31 PM

Handgun: My M1911A1(colt) or My Walther P-38(ac41)
Longgun: My 1903(Bought in Basic 1981) or My M-1 Garand (SA #31422XX)

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:20 AM

Do I have to pick just one?

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?

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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.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

Honest to God truth? All of 'em. I will someday expand into Spanish-American War, but I have NEVER missed anything with the USMC used '03. The '17 has better sights for anything past careful groundhog and target shooting though. M1 feels like YOUR OWN bed or your favorite easy chair and is semi to boot. Recently became acquainted with the AR/M16 world after I bought a new one and "Nam'd it with some old A1 parts I bought years ago in case I got one, and I like everything about it except for the cleaning process. I don't live in the jungle though!

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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Posted 07 May 2010 - 05:29 PM

I guess I will allways be a sucker for the 03 and 03A3, and the M1's :lol:

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:52 AM

I need to un-paratrooper my QH M1 Carbine. Been thinking about putting together a Korean War uniform lately, and I think it'll be for a man with a carbine.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:33 AM

Rifle is my M-14 which I have used every year for the past 15 + deer hunting great rifle -- hand gun is my 45 auto cocked and locked since 1911

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