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Nice rifle in Iraq.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AechKay, Oct 19, 2005.

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  1. AechKay

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    M14? Either way, soooo beautiful.
     

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  2. AechKay

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    So much for auto-image resize. OH NOES!!! THE DREADED DOUBLE POST! :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:
     
  3. Stinkyshoe

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    Nice rifle, Tough looking man holding it. I wouldn't want to mess with that combo...:eek: (God bless him and keep him safe)
     
  4. cane

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    Yes, it is a M-14.
     
  5. TexasRifleman

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    An M-14? Nooo, couldn't be. Those are obsolete and useless right? :evil:
     
  6. Gordon

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    Looks like they painted and reycle my 1967-68 gun!:rolleyes:
     
  7. JamisJockey

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    I was lead to something wonderful recently
    http://www.irfanview.com/
    Shareware/freeware, easy to edit and resize photos with. Get it, resize that mutha, and never ever post a picture that big again
    :cuss:
     
  8. EddieCoyle

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    I suspect that there's quite a few of them in use overseas. One of my customers is currently manufacturing 50,000 20-round M14 mags per month!
     
  9. Telperion

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    Does anyone know why the stripper clip guide is a solid block?
     
  10. MaterDei

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    I wonder if they only issue those to Sergeant Majors? :)
     
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    Stripper clip? I thought they had detachable magazines. I think that's a brass deflector.
     
  12. Derek Zeanah

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    Fixed sizing by resizing and uploading, rather than drawing directly from the army.mil site.
     
  13. Kharn

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    M14s normally have a stripper clip guide where that black rubber-looking block is.

    Kharn
     
  14. AirForceShooter

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    armors issue them to really good friends and guys with rank up the wazoo who give them to critical personnel.

    AFS
     
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    the block may be a scope mount for the 2 piece mount.
     
  16. dasmi

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    Very nice gun. Who needs an AR?
     
  17. El Tejon

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    Check out the camo pattern. Reminds me of the old ASAT bowhunter stuff (which is highly effective where I live).:)
     
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    Stripper Clip

    [slaps foreheada] So that's where the stripper goes...little small don't ya think?
     
  19. ktd

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    some units in both the Marines and Army have, in a fit of common sense, instituted a designated marksman setup. As far as I can tell has been done both officially and unofficially, where one guy in the squad is chosen for his marksmanship abilities and given a rifle that can better make use of those abilities. Usually it is an M14, sometimes with a scope. I have also seen guys riding around Iraq with an M16 with a large hunting type scope, I would guess for the same purpose.

    Traditionally, only the Navy seemed to have M14s, for shipboard use, but the limited supply of infantry M14s seems to be making a comeback lately.
     
  20. JamisJockey

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    What's suprising is the lack of optics.

    Neat pic.
     
  22. DMK

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    From the background it looks like he's in an urban area. Might be choosing the ability to make snap shots and keep a wider field of view instead of the long range precision of a scope.
     
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    you might also say that about a target rifle like an AR...
     
  24. Detritus

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    yeah i love it, take one USGI m-14 fiberglass stock (dark brown for those who don't know) mask off a few places, spay'er down with desert tan krylon, let nature take it's course and cause chipping an flaking, instant two tone desert camo.....

    it's cool when bubba jobs are actually "tactical".

    btw i am not dengrating the rifle or those who made it like it is in the pic, i actually do like the result. heck if/when i ever get a standard M-1A (because if i did a paint job on the stock of a match grade rifle it wouldn't be camo) i might just try that pattern/technique out.

    more like making fun of the concept that lots of money/time must be put forth to make a legit camo job.
     
  25. Onmilo

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    The piece in the stripper clip slot definately looks like a scope mount bridge but I can't think of any one for the M14 that uses one that big.
    Maybe it is just an optical illusion because of the angle the rifle is held in.
    Full automatic selector is disconnected and a selector block is fitted, no big suprise there.
    Rear sight isn't a hooded 'National Match' version, odd, but the rifle may be wearing the new tritium front and rear sight arrangement.
    This rifle does appear to be a Designated Marksman version of the M14 with the precision optics removed for close in, daylight, urban use.
    These are still my favorite all around rifles.
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