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Festival for ex-Swiss Army members

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Will Learn, Jul 24, 2007.

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  1. Will Learn

    Will Learn Member

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    I was on reuters website and found this link I though I would share with you all. I just picked up a K31 w/ troop tag so this caught my eye(I wonder if any of them where shooting their original issue). There where a couple of 100yr old shooters which I thought was awesome. http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?collectionId=802
     
  2. DMK

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    And our Govt. bureaucrats say assault rifles have no sporting purpose. :mad:

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    Pensioner Paul Lienin, aged 100, looks through the scope of his rifle as he takes part in a shooting competition during the 23rd Swiss town guards festival for veterans in Reidbach near Berne July 24, 2007. The five-day festival is held every three years for ex-Swiss Army members

    Edited to add: Interestingly I see no scope on his rifle. He's shooting a service rifle with standard aperture sights.
     

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  3. jlbraun

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    As an aside, are the SIG 550s used by men like Lienin fully auto or are they rendered semi-auto?
     
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    Last I heard you keep a select fire until you leave or hit manditory retirement age. Then it is rendered semi-auto if you wish to keep it. You need to have a special collector's license to own auto or select fire weapons as a civilian.

    Mind you, it's been four years since I last worked with the Swiss Army, so it might have changed since then.
     
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    wow...I should be so lucky to still be above ground at that age...nice story.
     
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    But here in Switzerland only assault rifle are allowed in public/army shooting range:neener:
     
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