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#21 harvester of sorrow

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:12 PM

If I could only have one, I'd be hard pressed to pass up the Zb 26. Something about the finned barrel and long gas tube makes it the most aesthetically pleasing MG I've ever seen, much more so than the Bren.
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#22 Bob

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:13 PM

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#23 2dogsfightin

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:51 PM

My one and only FA is a Thompson. A WWII Savage M1A1. I guess that would be my answer. I love it.....I would give my Left nut for a WWII BAR. But alas, working for wages and with two boys soon to put through college. Reailty stares me in the face....Oh well, at least I have one.


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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:53 PM


# one Tommy Gun
# Two 1919 BAR don't have one ,wish I did

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#25 Walter63a

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:30 AM

Thanks for sharing that Mike. I like your, "little AK toy." biggrin.gif I've seen similar ones here in New Yorkistan. I can only buy the pre-1994 guns (due to The Clinton Ban), or the ugly altered ones that are now being produced (i.e., no pistol grip, no bayonet lug, etc.)! ohmy.gif blink.gif cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:42 AM

QUOTE (dalbert @ Feb 13 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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David, you are right. I've never had any trouble with my AR-15. cool.gif I guess it's all the battlefield horror stories I've heard from guys who were in Vietnam, Desert Storm I, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. A lot of those guys preferred the AK to the guns 'Uncle Sam' was providing, due to malfunctions. ohmy.gif blink.gif The AK has had the deserved reputation of, "taking a licking and yet it keeps on ticking." smile.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 07:56 AM

It's a early Russin import by B-west. At least thats all I can find about it. I have read B-West imported russian AK's in the 70's and 80's and put their reciever on it for the US market. It was hard to find info on them. I just sold another just like it, but unfired.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:34 AM

I like my Tommy but I think I would like a BAR.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:49 AM

Colt TSMG for me.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:04 PM

This is too hard to narrow down,...that`s why we collect`em isn`t it?...but for conversation sake I`ll have to agree with Ron A. and grab my Colt 21ac....that`s the mg that started me down this crazy path of the NFA...and that led me here!!....it would be hard to leave my BARs behind though...glad I don`t have to really choose...I`ll take them all....to the Hernando Shoot in 2 weeks...be there,,, wink.gif
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:32 PM

Well, I'd love a Colt Thompson as my choice.

But if I can only have one, the utility of a Thompson in a real crisis is a lot less than that of a M16 or an AK. So I am going with the M16.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 03:43 PM

Only one?
OK, that have to be the M-16.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 04:17 PM

Hey Mikey I gots one of those.... Tried to sell it here with no luck.......



"B-West did import early Chinese Guns that did lack all Manufactures Markings, except the Serial Number, and the B-West Name. These were early Guns, and later ones were marked as to the Manufacture. Either Norinco or Polytech. B-West also imported the Polytech Legend, prior to Kengs Firearm Specialty, but these early Legends have been known to crack with less than 2000Rds fired due to improperly Heat Treated Receivers.. "
LH I think that is what I have! The only markings are the serial number and the place that imported it......
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:43 PM

What were you asking for it?
Hey, nice picture.
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:49 PM

Hey thank you! Another fan.... 9 bills....
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 11:35 AM

I'm gonna be a little different here... While I'd lean towards the M16, I'm gonna go with a Flemming sear for the HK family of rifle's. With one you can build up a G3, G3K, 51, 51K, MP5,MP5SD... Well, you get the idea. biggrin.gif
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 01:26 PM

I own quite a few different guns, My favorite overall to shoot is the PPSH41..cheap parts and drums and converts to 9mm in about a minute and uses the same mags for either caliber. For me, it is more comfortable to shoot than my Thompson. A far a keeping one as collectible, it would be the Thompson 28A1

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 05:47 PM

The 28 used on Combat by Sgt. Saunders.
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:04 PM

While I love my Thompsons with all my heart, if I could have only 1 machine gun, it was be an M-16. No question about it. When you consider its cailber flexibility, availability of parts, firepower, cool look, ability to mount all sorts of optics, light weight, and so on... it's just an unbelievable firearm. And we're not far from its' 50th birthday!
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:16 PM

Stoner 63A That is the ultimate "if I could only have one machinegun" gun. You get a Carbine, Rifle, Bren, Belt fed, Commando, etc. That is it. The Kitty's PJ's. I don't have one and have not lived a day that I haven't kicked myself in the arse for passing on one when it was cheap (relatively speaking of course).

Fortunately, this is the United States of (I can own as many fargin' machineguns as I want) America and I've got (or have owned) a lot of what's already been listed. Duplicates somewhat so my two sons will have less to fight about (1921AC v M1A1, M79 v M203, M16A1 v AR15 601, MP40 v MP44, M10 v M11, etc).


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