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    Finished working on this short, but interesting, 1953 color movie featuring the 1911, the Carbine and the .45 Submachine gun.

    I'd love to have one of those submachine guns.


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    That is a real gem. When I was a kid, probably late 50's, the Watervliet Arsenal used to have an open house every summer. They would put on a demonstration of the latest hardware that was going to the military. I remember a three man team on the stage with M1A1's(M14) demonstrating the semi and full auto capabilities, by firing those rifle off in a grand fashion. They also had an M2 adapted to run off compressed gas, with the firing mechanism attached to a trigger set a bit away from it. I also remember that you could not have slapped the grin off this kids face after getting a chance to fire it! I doubt that tis sort of event happens any more, and that is a shame.

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    Awesome, thanks for sharing that.

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    My MP unit still had the M-3 submachine gun in its arms room in 1978. I remember there being 4 of them. They weren't assigned to anyone although I heard they were for use by our units anti-armor team.I got to fire it several times at the range. It was fairly controlable on full auto. The magazines had strong springs and were a pain to load.

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    Always wanted an M2 Carbine for some reason. Don't know why, I had an M1 Carbine and hated it.

    "Grease guns" are cool, shot one a couple of times. Had to be the cheapest made gun I ever laid eyes on. Tankers were still carrying them in Desert Storm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT504MP View Post
    My MP unit still had the M-3 submachine gun in its arms room in 1978. I remember there being 4 of them. They weren't assigned to anyone although I heard they were for use by our units anti-armor team.I got to fire it several times at the range. It was fairly controlable on full auto. The magazines had strong springs and were a pain to load.
    30 rnd .45ACP mags are always a pain to load without a mag loader. And even semi-autos empty them real fast.
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