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  1. Keiraknightleylover

    Keiraknightleylover New Member

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    This is my wish list as of right now:
    1. Colt .45 pistol (M-1911A1)
    2. M1 Garand rifle
    3. Thompson submachine gun (M-1928A1)
    4. Browning Automatic Rifle (M-1918A2)
    5. M1 Carbine
    6. 1903 Springfield rifle (M1903-A4)
    7. Winchester M1897 (WW1 Trench shotgun)

    Anyone else?
     
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    wish list of ww2 guns

    1.MP 40 Schmeisser 9 mm sub machine gun can be had for a mere 7,000$ and loads of paperwork without whioch the BATF will give you 10 years and 2. a luger p. 08 3. a m191A4 Browning air cooled .30 Cal MG there is an article in the Shot Gun News ( treasury Issue) called you can be a machine gunner,My CO has an MP40 given him by a ww2 vet. the veteran took it from a German who had no need for it any longer. :roll:
     
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    Boy oh boy KKlover, you sure know how to choose!

    My list would also involve a Mosin Nagant V and a Mauser K.98k, but it's generally the same. Especially the BAR... *drools*
     
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    I actually own a Mosin Nagant mod.44, as well as a MAS 36.I hope my financial situation will allow me to buy a M1 this year.
     
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    Why a BAR? Too small a mag - neither one thing nor another...
     
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    M-1 Garand is a great weapon.
    The .30 Carbine is a nice toy.
    .45 ACP - Best all-round hand gun ever made!
    5.56mm weapons - Good plinkers.
    M-1A (.308 NAto)- Civilian version of M-14. Good gun, quite accurate.

    However, if I had to choose one gun and one gun only it would be my Ruger .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle. Hold's up to 30 shot magazines (I think 50 rd are still available). Ammo is cheap, and in a small back pack one can carry several thousand rounds.

    And... the .22 calibre weapon will drop any animal on the North American continent (although there are some game types I would not recommend unless deperate).

    :smok:
     
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    'Cause she's a beauty of course! I'll never hope to actually use the thing.
     
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    1. BAR
    2. M-1 Garand
    3. Thompson sub-machinegun

    I've actually carried both the Colt .45 pistol and the M-1 Carbine. The .45 is neat to look at but mediocre compared to modern .45s as far a accuracy and reliability. The carbine is sort of ugly to look at but a very handy size. Not designed for heavy-duty work though.
     
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    Also, I've heard of WW2 vets (marines on Okinawa) who would try as often as they could to get a BAR. They used them just like rifles, having thrown away the bipod. Good weapon all around.
     
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    Re: wish list of ww2 guns

    Hmm...a MP 40 would be nice, but that's really expensive....The luger sounds good too.
     
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    Hand held fully automatic weapons are a waste. After the first 3 to 4 rounds you have to stop firing and bring your aim back on target.

    That is why the American Infantry was so stout (Yes Roel, better than the Germans). Standard issue was the M-1 Garand, semi automatic 30-06. No finer weapon in the world for combat (for its time), although I am sure our distinguished British counterparts will disagree.

    Even today, I'd take it in a minute, and is why I'll never let mine go! That, or the M1-A.

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    I saw one (and held) this weekend at a military swap meet. Nice mobile size. True, not for heavy work, but it was designed to be a go between a pistol and full size rifle.
     
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    Sorry Greg but I doubt even today, that the American soldiers are better than the Germans.
     
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    Yes, I would agree that the M1 Garand was a bloody fine weapon.
    A tad heavy, and a small mag (again!) but good.
    However, the little M1 carbine you developed was better suited to 'modern' warfare.
     
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    I have bettered my ways (after complaints about me :oops: ). Now I will just say that it seems to me that the rifle is much better than the SMG on range but you'd need semi-automatic fire to make the weapon count up close. Therefore the Garand is a superb weapon indeed, and much much more advanced than the German standard Mauser rifle.
     
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    anyone in the u.s. (or other countries that have access to these guns) know how much i'd be looking at for some of these guns i want? i think i know the basic price on some, but want to get some feedback.
     
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    Here in France, a M1 Garand costs from 350 to 500 Euros, depending on the condition.
    The M1 Carabine is sligthly the same price.
    So it's a bit less in dollars.
     
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    1. lee enfield 303 mk3 of course
    2. webley and scot mk4
    3. sten mk2
    4. magnum 44
    5. thompson
    6. bren
    7. m1a1 bazzoka
    8. bar
    9. desert eagle
    10. browning 50.cal
    11. stg44
    12. ppsh41
    13. sherman firefly (to own a tank with a working gun all yu have to have in england is a shotgun liscense)
     
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    I can't imagine having to have a license to own a gun!

    :smok:
     
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    its unfair but in england its that way the only way you can own a gun other than a shotgun or rifle without a license is have a historcal gun that is decommissioned
     

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