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Poll: Favorite WWII Gun (171 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your favorite WWII gun?

  1. M1 Garand (63 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  2. M1 Carbine (14 votes [8.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.19%

  3. M1A1 Carbine (4 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

  4. 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun (16 votes [9.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.36%

  5. M1/M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun (13 votes [7.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.60%

  6. 1903 Springfield (7 votes [4.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.09%

  7. 1918A3 Browning Automatic Rifle-BAR (11 votes [6.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.43%

  8. M1911 (15 votes [8.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.77%

  9. Johnson Light Machine Gun (2 votes [1.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.17%

  10. Reising Submachine Gun (1 votes [0.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.58%

  11. 1919 .30 Cal LMG (4 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

  12. .50 Cal HMG (3 votes [1.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  13. Revolver (3 votes [1.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  14. M2 Flamethrower (3 votes [1.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  15. M3/M3A1 Grease Gun (4 votes [2.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.34%

  16. M1897 Trench Gun (8 votes [4.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.68%

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#51 ColBob506

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

Winchester model 12!

#52 costa

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:46 AM

GARAND! :thumbsup:

#53 soungdog

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:33 AM

What's your favorite WWII gun and why did you choose it?

1911 was and is a nice bunk mate Don

#54 m1ashooter

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:10 AM

M1 Garand. Mine was made in the spring of 44. She is going to the range today for a work out.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:34 PM

M1 Garand, nothing beats the American legend.

Edited by Government Issue, 18 March 2011 - 06:34 PM.


#56 Lightning Ace

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:06 PM

The S&W Victory 38 Revolver is my favorite because of it's accuracy and I also have an M-1 Carbine which would be my second choice and a 1911 U.S. Army stamped Colt 45 which would be my third choice.

#57 M1garandgunner

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:22 PM

M1 garand, obviously. "Best damn battle implement ever devised"

#58 M1garandgunner

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:22 PM

M1 garand, obviously. "Best damn battle implement ever devised"

#59 DUTY FIRST

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 01:06 AM

The 1918A2 Browning automatic rifle !!

#60 USARV72

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:20 AM

M-1 Garand.

#61 USARV72

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:20 AM

M-1 Garand.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:32 PM

1928A1 Thompson for me. Most fun I've ever had, one of the most beautiful guns ever made in my opinion, and It's hard to beat 50 rounds of .45 slig especially in the jungle :)

#63 KABAR2

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:58 PM

I chose the 1919 Browning, I own a semi-auto that I built..... a 10 year project..... bought the kit in the mid 90's a full GI R.I.A. kit in 30-06 and finally put it together in 2008 my wife bought me the semi-auto parts for my Birthday.... not long after the build my Carol was diagnosed with cancer she died in Nov 2009 so this gun has a special place being that she helped make it all come together.....

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Edited by KABAR2, 21 November 2011 - 06:01 PM.


#64 Marine0311

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:33 AM

Wow...my poor old 1903 got beat by a carbine

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:04 AM

The M-1 Garand is still a favorite.........What a sweet rifle.

#66 Squad leader

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:16 AM

M-1 Garand for ever. :love:

#67 KABAR2

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:07 PM

What really hurts is the 1919 was beat out by a gas pipe like the M3 Grease gun.....

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

well i love the way the 1911 feels when you fire it so i gotta go with m1911
cheers michael

#69 Sgt. Boghots

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

Wow...my poor old 1903 got beat by a carbine


Hey Marine,

My USMC 3rd Division uncle enlisted in Dec. of '42, at age 27. 7 years prior sevice in National Guard, where 03's were king.

Left USMC a Plt. Sgt. in Jan. '46. - He always felt that the best fire disipline and marksmanship were taught with the M1903. But he had no problem endorsing the M1 Garand as the best infantry rifle, as long as fire disipline and markmanship had been taught early on. - He said many late war replacements with only M1 training lacked fire discipline and marksmanship skills overall, and were frequently just "trigger-jerkers who ran out of ammo too soon". JHHO

Best regards,
Paul

#70 Sgt. Boghots

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:19 PM

What really hurts is the 1919 was beat out by a gas pipe like the M3 Grease gun.....



KABAR, I feel your pain. It just doesen't seem right the M3 should have a higher ranking than a '19, no matter where the '19 falls !

Best regards,
Paul

#71 Harlan

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

I'm too torn to decide completely, but the favorite in my collection is a 1903A3 in mint condition with the correct mix of parked and blued parts. There is no measurable muzzle wear.

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#72 Harlan

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

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#73 Marine0311

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:50 AM

Hey Marine,

My USMC 3rd Division uncle enlisted in Dec. of '42, at age 27. 7 years prior sevice in National Guard, where 03's were king.

Left USMC a Plt. Sgt. in Jan. '46. - He always felt that the best fire disipline and marksmanship were taught with the M1903. But he had no problem endorsing the M1 Garand as the best infantry rifle, as long as fire disipline and markmanship had been taught early on. - He said many late war replacements with only M1 training lacked fire discipline and marksmanship skills overall, and were frequently just "trigger-jerkers who ran out of ammo too soon". JHHO

Best regards,
Paul


Those are really good points. Ive heard of some stories about Marines with the 03 at Bellau Wood and their own improvised methods of rapid firing with the 03. They wouldnt grip the stock, but rather just the bolt and then pull the trigger with their middle or small fingers.
Then tactics wise, there was a story of some Marine officers in Cuba (1898) that would group squads of riflemen and have them fire in supervised volleys out to long range.
Marines today learn to account for every shot in bootcamp, but later on rates of fire speed up. The 1990s were old school for me. The CQB training of today includes alot of "ammo dumping"

#74 KABAR2

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 05:54 AM

Harlan,

That is one fine 03A3, anyone would be proud of having it in their collection....even me!

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

I chose the Garand because it was my carry weapon during the Korean 'police action'........(war ?)




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