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  1. 1. What's your favorite WWII gun?

    • M1 Garand
      63
    • M1 Carbine
      14
    • M1A1 Carbine
      4
    • 1928 Thompson Submachine Gun
      16
    • M1/M1A1 Thompson Submachine Gun
      13
    • 1903 Springfield
      7
    • 1918A3 Browning Automatic Rifle-BAR
      11
    • M1911
      15
    • Johnson Light Machine Gun
      2
    • Reising Submachine Gun
      1
    • 1919 .30 Cal LMG
      4
    • .50 Cal HMG
      3
    • Revolver
      3
    • M2 Flamethrower
      3
    • M3/M3A1 Grease Gun
      4
    • M1897 Trench Gun
      8


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

1911 was and is a nice bunk mate Don

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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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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.

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M-1 Garand.


"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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M-1 Garand.


"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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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 :)


I am looking Mexican Expedition Era gear, But most of all anything from the 89th div 340thMG BAT!!!

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


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M-1 Garand for ever. :love:


Always looking for 29th & 36th infantry divisions items (uniforms, medals, groupings, papers, maps, books...)

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

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

cheers michael


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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


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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


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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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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"


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Harlan,

 

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

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