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clip-clop: clip-clop-clip-clop!

Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by the_diego, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. the_diego

    the_diego Member

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    That clicking device in "The Longest Day", the one that got Sal Mineo killed because a Mauser '98 sounds exactly like it. What do you call those things? Were they really issued to paratroopers on D-day? Can one still find working samples?
     
  2. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    It was called a 'cricket' and today, original ones are highly sought after by militaria collectors. There are many repro/fake ones available and TBH I have no idea how to identify a genuine one.
     
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    They were available as toys when I was growing up. Most were obviously not originals or even imitations of the military ones.
     
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    I remember a beetle and lady bug version...
     
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    A movie-ism... A K98 only sounds like a cricket when it's empty and the magazine follower pops up as the bolt opens.
     
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    When I saw the title it reminded me of a joke"Clip,clop,clip clop.Bang,Bang,clip clop,clip clop." An Amish drive-by shooting!
    Sorry for the hijack.
     
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