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Recovered USMC M40A1 sniper rifle

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nbkky71, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. nbkky71

    nbkky71 Well-Known Member

  2. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    not like they could even use that rifle to its best. probbily tried to load 7.62x54 in it.

    glad to see such a piece of art is back in the corps hands
  3. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 Well-Known Member

    Doubt they would have access to the proper 7.62 for that thing. Even if they could get 7.62X51 it’s like putting 87 octane into a Ferrari.
  4. slzy

    slzy Well-Known Member

    would'nt you imagine they scarfed up everything they could carry when they got the rfle?
  5. K-Romulus

    K-Romulus Well-Known Member

  6. Cold_B

    Cold_B Member

    That picture shows a corpsman holding the weapon.

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  7. striker3

    striker3 Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that? While there are quite a few untrained insurgents out there, there are also some trained at a professional level. Think about the different levels of training exibited by people here in the US. It is no different over there.

    Think of this. That rifle was used by the enemy for 2 years before being recaptured! If you read the below story, it was only by luck that a Marine sniper team was in the right place to observe the enemy sniper team.


  8. Roadwild17

    Roadwild17 Well-Known Member

    Just some wishful think on my part. It sucks just thinking that a solder could have been killed by a weapon his brother made:barf: .
  9. Wes Janson

    Wes Janson Well-Known Member

    Somehow it seems to me like it would be more appropriate to put it back into service. A message to the enemy: "You may have taken our rifle, but we've taken back what belongs to us, and now we're going to use it the way it should be: to take you out."
  10. striker3

    striker3 Well-Known Member

    Now that would be a fitting tribute.
  11. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    Hmm. Although probably cost prohibitive, I wonder if it would be a good idea to place or permanently imbed GPS locators in our troop's equipment. It would make it easier to locate the possesor.
  12. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Well-Known Member

    Sounds to me like that could do more harm than good by giving away every troop's position to an enemy that got ahold of a military GPS unit.
    We'll just have to keep taking them out the old fashoned way :evil:
  13. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    "The Unertl scope was missing, replaced by a Tasco, but otherwise, the rifle was in good working order."


    Why would they remove one scope, and replace it with another inferior scope? :confused:
  14. Eleven Mike

    Eleven Mike Well-Known Member

    It is a de-milled cartridge being mounted on a plaque, not the rifle.

  15. Eleven Mike

    Eleven Mike Well-Known Member

    Perhaps they broke the Unertl.
  16. Bob R

    Bob R Well-Known Member


    I would wager a bet that the HM's (and Army combat medics) as a group are the most decorated of any group of people that have ever served in uniform.

  17. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Unertly's scopes aren't the world's strongest, and they also require moderately specialized knowledge to adjust. I'll guess they probably dropped it...
  18. slzy

    slzy Well-Known Member

    i have just started reading Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley,whos father Jack is the man in clear profile raising the flag at Iwo Jima,was a Navy Corpsman who won the Navy Cross for action unrelated to the flag raising. Not only was he courageous,he was modest,as his family was not aware of the award until after his death in 1994.
  19. larry_minn

    larry_minn Well-Known Member

    Quote "Booker said he’d hate to see the weapon go back into use, knowing insurgents used it to try, and possibly did, kill Marines.

    “There are evil spirits on it,” Booker said. Instead, he thinks it should be preserved " end quote

    The gun has evil spirits? I remember a TV show about a (evil) gun that every owner used it to kill someone. Typical hollyweird crap.
    A person not comfortable with it fine.
  20. p35

    p35 Well-Known Member

    FWIW, I hear that there are plans out there to build a GPS into the stock of every new generation rifle. Not to broadcast, but to help the soldier know where he is.

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