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#1 LIONHART

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 05:00 PM

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#2 Sig

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 05:12 PM

If for pure collection and not to shoot Colt TSMG, pick any model.
To shoot a M16 just has too much going for it to ignore with all the possible variations.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 05:22 PM

Same here.
Collection; Colt- any model

Shooter; RPD 7.62 x 39 pure fun that kicks like a mule.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 05:42 PM

I'd have to go with the AK-47. biggrin.gif It has some historical cache and it is definitely a shooter which will not let you down. It doesn't need constant maintenance and attention, the way the M-16/AR-15 does (least bit of sand, dirt, dust, etc. and there can be problems). blink.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. Does anyone with some experience care to volunteer which make/ model, country of manufacture, and/or distributor to buy the best semi-auto AK's from, as I can only own this variant in New Yorkistan? unsure.gif
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#5 Walter63a

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:32 PM

Thanks Devlin, for the great information. smile.gif I plan on picking up an Ak-47 (semi) sometime this year. I'll have to visit your forum for more good AK advice. biggrin.gif cool.gif Best, Walter
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:55 PM

Walter,

I own 2 M-16's, and I've never had any of the trouble that you mention. The only jams I've experienced occur if I don't clean them for over 1000 rounds. If I had to pick one, that would be it. If I had to pick one semi-auto, it would be an FAL. I love my WH M1, but I just don't shoot it as much as the M-16's. I usually put 5 or 6 mags through the M-16's for every 30-round mag through the Thompson, plus several others.

You can't beat the Thompson for history, though, and I'm definitely a historian...

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#7 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:05 PM

Without a doubt the French made St. Etienne 8mm heavy machine gun. (you didnt say SMG) It has that certan 'je ne c'est quoi" that made the French military the envy of the world in both world wars, Indochina and beyond. It was known to the French GI's affectionately as the "Trench Feather Duster"
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:15 PM

I choose a Colt M16A2. Set up for 7.62x39mm with G-tech or Scherer mags and an AK47 muzzle break, you get as much power as can readily be controlled on FA. And with 7.62x39mm, it hits hard even on semi-auto.

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#9 Ron A

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:27 PM

I have a M16, UZI, Sten, 1919, BAR - a 28 and a 21, but if I would keep the Colt 1921
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:56 PM

I would have to say the M-16 due to the different uppers combinations, but if the survey is only 1 receiver/upper/caliber than I will easily stick with my Thompson, but had to think hard about a belt fed .50 cal.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 07:58 PM

Only one? OK, M240.

How about 5 more? M249, M16A2, M2HB .50, Colt Thompson, 1919A4

Five more? M134, M60, MP5, '28 Thompson, M1/M1A1 Thompson
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:07 PM

Walter,
Here's my little AK toy. It's only SA, but it works. Hope this new picture thing works..... huh.gif

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:09 PM

OK, I'll be different. M-1 or M-1A1 Thompson. Forget the rest.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:23 PM

My M16


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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:25 PM

MG-42
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:29 PM

A Savage 1928 shooter.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:19 PM

I would have to say a MP44 rechambered for 7.62x39.
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:20 PM

Bren gun!
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:30 PM

Well, that's easy.
A "M134 7.62mm minigun (GAU-2B/A)"
You gotta admit, these things rock!

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:59 PM

It would have to be a M-16A2 if a MG or M1A if semi.


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