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 Post subject: Re: Military stuff ... past and present.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:00 pm 
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Mine is exactly like that except for a metal upper handguard.

Rifle is soldiers sweetheart. ;)

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With A gen0 night scope onboard

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Here is the whole article it is the best I've seen of real crap on the early history of nv/thermal in the US Army.

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/164481-a-historical-primer-on-weapon-mounted-night-vision-scopes/

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The Luger looks great, but!


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Going into battle risks more then arms and legs.

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One of the oldest weapons is the sling



Action bits start about 01:00

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One of the oldest weapons is the sling



Action bits start about 01:00

I can remember playing Age of Empires almost 20 years ago, slingers were very effective against archers, how unrealistic that might be. And then of course the Biblical story of David and Goliath.

Shit, perhaps I should watch the video first. But I fear open any video linked by Andy, I fear that Fr./Bishop Barron will pop up. :shock:

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Slingers were very effective, the video mentions in 'Anabasis' that on the march the enemy slingers would harass the march until troops were dispatched to drive them away, the slinger being unarmored would keep out of harms way while enticing the attackers further away from from the main body until a large group of enemy would ambush the attackers. Age old tactics ... still effective .... Fetterman's Massacre.

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Slingers were very effective, the video mentions in 'Anabasis' that on the march the enemy slingers would harass the march until troops were dispatched to drive them away, the slinger being unarmored would keep out of harms way while enticing the attackers further away from from the main body until a large group of enemy would ambush the attackers. Age old tactics ... still effective .... Fetterman's Massacre.

Slingers were a nuisance in the mountain passes harassing the Greek mercenaries heading to the North. That is the Anabasis I suppose you mean.

The other Anabasis involves Good Soldier Švejk and lot of beer in the area of from Tabor to Budějovice.

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I have been in the area few times, beer was good and people friendly. Especially Tabor was interesting with Hussite history. ;)

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Had always assumed the Vatican equiped it's troops with weapons commonly used by the major powers. Not in this case:
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Vatican's Rifles
A good friend and long time reader sent along a link to this information several months ago, and I've been incredibly remiss in not doing the research to put up this post sooner. However, as I did the research over the last few weeks, I found it very much worth the time. I hope you will too.

It was through a friend in the Catholic blogsphere that I was introduced to the pleasures of studying, collecting and shooting military rifles. The most common and available military rifles are the bolt action rifles carried by the major powers (other than the US, which fielded the semi-automatic M1 Garand) during World War II, in most cases little modified from the versions carried thirty years before in the Great War. This was the last great age of battle rifles with wooden stocks and large cartridges, before the high tech "ugly guns" of the modern world took over.

There are, however, significantly more rare rifles to be found of an earlier vintage, the early cartridge rifles used form the 1860s through 1900, and of these one of the rarest is the M1868 Pontificio, the only modern rifle ever manufactured specifically for the Vatican.

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http://darwincatholic.blogspot.com/2009 ... ifles.html

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