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TeamPrecisionIT
October 15, 2008, 09:34 PM
This might take the cake for the dumbest thread ever on THR but I have an honest question and haven't been able to use the interwebs for an answer so I figured I would ask here. I know that for anyone who has served in an infantry type service they would know this immediately, but is there any kind of name to putting three guys' rifles together to keep the barrels off the ground. I couldn't even do a search for a pic of it, so I hope I made it clear enough what I am asking about. Thanks THR!

Damian

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Texas Moon
October 15, 2008, 09:35 PM
Its called "stacking arms" or "stack of arms".

GaryG
October 15, 2008, 09:35 PM
"Stack Arms"

Semper Fi.

Edited to add: Texas Moon beat me to it by seconds . . .

TeamPrecisionIT
October 15, 2008, 09:38 PM
Thanks guys (Former Navy here so I never had to do that)

Damian

Samgotit
October 15, 2008, 09:39 PM
I think it may be called "Stack Arms"

Take a look at this site. Specifically, number 52.

http://www.hardscrabblefarm.com/vn/m16-manual.html

Edit: everyone beat me. I am a loser.

dvcrsn
October 15, 2008, 09:40 PM
Usually it is called "stacking" the rifles, which is why quite a few of the older designs have a short heavy wire sticking out of the handguard under the muzzle

Jeff White
October 15, 2008, 09:42 PM
Stack arms is what it's called Older military weapons even have a swivel for it. The open swivel near the muzzle of the Garand and Springfield is not there so you can put the sling all the way out to the end. It's called the "stacking swivel and they locked those weapons together by that swivel. With the M16A1 we used to tighten up the sling of one and insert the barrels of the other two into the loop you formed by tightening the sling near the front swivel.

MMCSRET
October 15, 2008, 10:14 PM
In boot camp in San Diego in 1963, Master Chief Petty Officer Choker Thomas used the term quite liberally and literally, as in, " I'll snatch you up by your stacking swivel, Maggot!!! And he was the originator of the famous "Two Count Choke Hold" used very effectively to regain a recruits attention.

SMLE
October 15, 2008, 11:12 PM
BTW: The Brits refer to it as a "piling" swivel.

Stacking Swivel on M1 Garand.
http://www.civilianmarksmanship.com/nomenclaturephotos/gascylassembled.jpg

US Army Soldiers stacking their M1s.
http://www.solearabiantree.net/images/stackingrifles.jpg


In the 19th Century, the bayonet served the purpose.
http://www.us7thcavcof.com/IFLHASM04StackArms3.JPG

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