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Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by Will, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Will

    Will recruit

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    what's your favorite rifle of WWII

    M1 GARAND
    M1903A4
    Kar98K
    M1 Carb
    91/30 Mosin Nagant
    M38 tokarev simi auto rifle
    Enfield
    Stg 44
    Fallschiermjaeger gewer 42
    Gew 43 simi auto rifle
    m44 Mosin Nagant carbine w/ folding bayonet
    Type 99 7.7mm jap bolt action
     
  2. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Hehe...

    I'll take side bets on this one ( I know other members' gun tastes too well.... :D )
     
  3. Friedrich

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    Ha! Then you'll know what was one of my two choices, Martin! ;)

    The second one was the Moisin-Nagant. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Will

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    what's wrong with you people

    "the M1 Garand was the best battle implement ever devised" General Patton
     
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    How can one even attempt to compare a semi automatic rifle with a bolt action rifle, carbine or an assault rifle? :mad:

    regards
     
  6. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    The M1 may well have been the best, but for sheer :cool: -factor, the Stg 44 gets it... !
     
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    Oops, I misread the question and picked the STG-44 as my fav rifle.

    But, i'd say
    K98
    Garand
    G-43
    FG-42
    Stg-44
    or something like that.
     
  8. Will

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    remeber you can pick multiple favorites
     
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    FG 42

    It was great in Return to Castle Wolfenstein! :cool:

    (ok, i know nothing about rifles :( )
     
  10. Will

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    to charlie don't surf
    When I make this comparison it has this in mind. an american with an M1 Garand is facing two germans with Kar98k's which rifle would be better in that situation? I'm sure this kind of stuff happened. Do you think the germans would stand up and yell "Hey no fair you can't use a simi-auto on us!"

    What about a soldier who drives around in a truck all day and if it wern't for the M1 carbine he would have to carry the Garand. If he carried the Garand would he beat the sh** out of it every time it got in the way? Which was better then?

    What about when the germans came out with the stg44 did the russians say "You can't use that!"?
    No they didn't they ducked and covered and when the poor bastard was out of ammo they shot back. What gun was better then?

    All the time unequal guns were compaired. that's how wars are won. by not making it fair or equal, by getting the upper hand. That's how I can compair these weapons.

    What do you think?

    William P.
     
  11. mp38

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    The question says "favorite" not "best". In either case I have to go with the Stg44. I would also pick this weapon as "most influential".

    A great weapon, that was imperveous to the elements!

    Matt :cool:
     
  12. Mustang

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    That's a nice way of putting it. Whenever people ask that question of me I just sit and look stupid. Now I'll know what to tell them next time.

    I'm gonna go with the M1 Carbine. (even though I don't know much about rifles.....) :rolleyes:
     
  13. Will

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    Well that's how I argue things
     
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    M1 carbine lightweight, accurate, and holds more rounds than the Garand.
     
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    My favorites are the M1 Garand and then the M1903. As far as the M1 Carbine goes, it didn't have the range that the Garand did...
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    best, or most fair, well if we dont have to be fair, Ill throw a mills bomb...
     
  17. Jet

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    I've got to go with the Lee Enfield rifle. It saw (correct me if I'm wrong) service during several wars and was well loved among the British troops.
     
  18. Martin Bull

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    I see from looking at the poll result that I'm winning my side-bet with myself ! ;) :D
     
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    Uh Oh Martin--what if you win? then Martin will be ticked off at you for winning. :D
     
  20. Martin Bull

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    Awwww - I'm sure we can settle it in a gentlemanly manner !

    ( I still reckon that the MP44 is the Forum's weapon of choice ! ;) )
     

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