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#3381 shep854

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 0808 AM

Is it finally time for a medium machine gun?  The idea has been extensively discussed; there's finally a gun built for the caliber;

http://taskandpurpos...m_content=image

SOCOM And The Marines Are Looking For A Brand New Long-Range Machine Gun


Edited by shep854, 16 May 2017 - 0812 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 0837 AM

If you really REALLY have to tacti-cool your Mosin...

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http://www.thefirear...-nagant-rifles/



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 0855 AM

Russian VKS "Vykhlop" large caliber suppressed subsonic rifle posed in an urban environment

 

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 0312 AM

Silenced .50 cal. Always loved that one. Only it's VSSK, not VKS(last one is not fully incorrect, just rarely used).

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 0821 AM

I think that is one of the so called "singer" machine guns. Built by a toolmaker which got drafted into USMC. He combined the rear of a broken M1 Garand with the machine gun from a downed aeroplane. IIRC.

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From 'Task & Purpose'--the story of the 'Stinger' machine gun.  What Panzermann said, with more details:

"This World War II weapon originated not from American arms designers or military ordnance boards, but from the creative minds of a few Marines from the 5th Marine Division. Using salvaged versions the aircraft mounted version of the Browning M1919 machine gun called the ANM2, the Stinger was constructed using an M1 carbine stock, a simple trigger, a Browning automatic rifle bipod, and an improvised 100-round box magazine. Because it was based off the ANM2, the Stinger’s rate of fire was over 1200 rounds per minute, three times that of the normal M1919. It was truly devastating firepower in a infantry-portable package. One Marine, Cpl. Tony Stein, would demonstrate the Stinger’s effectiveness during the Iwo Jima landings on Feb. 19, 1945.

"During the initial amphibious assault, Stein single handedly used his Stinger to suppress and assault multiple enemy pillboxes. Shedding his boots and helmet to move faster, Stein made eight trips back and forth across the beach, retrieving more ammunition and evacuating the wounded. For his actions with the Stinger, Stein was award the Medal of Honor, which he received posthumously after being killed in action on Mar. 1

"The Stinger was a rare weapon; only six were ever made, and no surviving examples exist today."

http://taskandpurpos...litary-history/

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'American Rifleman' article on the Stinger:

https://www.american...er-machine-gun/


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 0849 AM

Simon will have a ball with this:

BREAKING: USMC Releases RFI for New Infantry Rifles, Uppers, Optics, Suppressors, Targets

 

http://www.thefirear...essors-targets/

Sounds like everything is on the table.


Edited by shep854, 17 May 2017 - 0849 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 1414 PM

Simon will have a ball with this:

BREAKING: USMC Releases RFI for New Infantry Rifles, Uppers, Optics, Suppressors, Targets

 

http://www.thefirear...essors-targets/

Sounds like everything is on the table.

 

RFI = request for information

 

they do a market survey and look around what is avaiable. Better than staying in the ivory tower of the military bureacracy and reinvent the wheel. Or the next big thing great leap ahead game changer. (oicw, spiw etc. etc. yeah i know that was the army).


Edited by Panzermann, 19 May 2017 - 0730 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 0745 AM

 

A Mauser98 based straight pull. Sold in the nineties by Eduard Kettner GmbH in Germany iirc. Might have to look if I still have the old catalogues somewhere.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 1954 PM

Accuracy obsessed institution saw the light. :P

The Marine Corps conducted a study which showed that full auto fire is more effective than semi auto fire when engaging moving targets.

 

http://soldiersystem...ctor-for-m4m16/



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 0427 AM

Accuracy obsessed institution saw the light. :P

The Marine Corps conducted a study which showed that full auto fire is more effective than semi auto fire when engaging moving targets.

 

http://soldiersystem...ctor-for-m4m16/

 

a dual tirgger like on the MG34 or this italian mosqueto (cannot remember the exact name at the moment) should do the trick even faster. A progressive trigger like on the SIG KE-7 or Steyr AUG should be too.

 

That studies find that short bursts are improving the probabailites of hitting a target are not exactly new findings either.



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 0549 AM

 

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http://taskandpurpos...ns-nuts-gonads/

Do they come in brass?

 

 
The non-swinging competing product
 
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is avaiable in inert blue.

 

http://www.thetacsac...ucts/the-tacsac



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 2255 PM

Blue tac sacs are post snip.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 1127 AM

Or, a rifle that hasn't gotten any for awhile.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:16 AM

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Now theisis a use for the spanish Mausers! :)



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Posted Yesterday, 07:33 AM

Korovin 1931 SMG prototype, machined receiver, stamped steel cover, folding stock. Main spring is in tube over the barrel.

From Max Popenker's blog.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

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Now theisis a use for the spanish Mausers! :)

 

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Posted Today, 08:39 AM

My hand hurts just looking at that.  The thing is LOUD--the porting only makes it worse.  No, I didn't shoot it.


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