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Questions About These Weapons

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by lionking, Dec 17, 2006.

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  1. lionking

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    I was hoping you could answer a few questions for me please.

    1# The M4 carbine pictured,are the iron sights useable even with the optic installed as seen in the photo?

    2#the Ak variant in the photo,Im not sure exactly what it is?,the aperature sights on it threw me off but a improvement I'd say.

    3#details on the drum magazine with the 1911 please,how many rounds does it hold and what is the lowdown on it?

    4#the soldier guarding the P-40's,it looks like some kind of Mauser rifle can anyone identify?

    5#the machinegun in this WW2 photo,looks too big to be a watercooled .30 can anyone identify it?

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  2. 230RN
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    The soldier is probably Chinese, guarding one of the aircraft of the "American Volunteer Group," AKA "The Flying Tigers," AKA the AVG, Lt Col(?) Claire Chennault Commanding.

    Just a hint, 'cause I don't know what rifles the Chinese used during WWII without researching it.
     
  3. mcooper

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    #1, the M4 looks to have an Aimpoint reddot sight. If that is te case, you can use iron sights while the aimpoint is there.
     
  4. bthest86

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    As for the last picture of the P40 guard:

    His rifle is probably a Chinese made mauser rifle known as the Hyangyang Rifle.

    They're pretty obscure rifles. I've never even seen a picture of one before so I can't confirm this.
     
  5. rudolf

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    The '1911' could also be a Star MD, full auto in 9mm Largo.
     
  6. Ian

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    Yep. That Aimpoint is a non-magnifying optic, so you can line up the irons right through the optic (a practice known as "co-witnessing", or aligning the optic so that both it and the irons have the same point of aim).

    Looks like a water-cooled .50 to me. The ammo box has the distinct "headstone" shape that M2s used, and the gun looks about the same size as other water-cooled .50s I've seen.

    I don't know about the drum magazine, but that 1911 is definitely a 1911 - a Colt, in fact (you can make out the prancing pony in the rollmark on the slide).

    Edit: That AK variant has me stumped. Unless I'm mistaken, that's an AR magazine in it...:confused:
     
  7. MikeB

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    I have a 1911 drum magazine. It looks like that one, at least as far as I can tell from that picture.

    It holds 25 rounds, and does not work well with lightweight 1911's. With full size all steel, it works fairly well.
     
  8. bthest86

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    Oh yeah. The AK is a Burmese Galil.

    Called EMERK3 or something like that.
     
  9. lionking

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    thanks for the answers,I never knew of a .50 watercooled,I only knew of the M2.

    Was the drum magazine for the m1911 ever used by the military or is it a civilian design?

    Didn't register to me that it would be a Galil design,though the magazine looks to be 5.56mm.Im wondering how well it can keep its zero,Ive known top covers on Ak's to be rattely at times.
     
  10. Hutch

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    I think the water-cooled 50 was the M1921. I THINK I saw one mounted to... a golf-cart... at Knob Creek in April '01. The water jacket was airbrushed with "God Bless our Second Amendment". I kid you not.
     
  11. El Tejon

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    Hutch, yes, that's right.

    lion, my grandfather manned a 1921 as a coal mine guard before WWII.:)

    The man with the Burmanese variant of the Galil (lion, the Galil was originally in 5.56, the 7.62 versions were export only) looks Karin to me. May be a battlefield pick up.

    As to the 1911, could it be a 1911 converted to 7.62x25 by Vietnamese gunsmiths? What do you think, Ian?:confused:
     
  12. Zero_DgZ

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    Also, the Star BM and other Star variants do not have the grip safety that a 1911 has. Those drum mags can still be bought; There was a thread on them not so long ago, and I think Midway was selling them.
     
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    yes they are sure are i have that same exact rear sight on my m4 but with an eo-tech instead. the only peoblem you might run into with a red ot tah uses a kill flash like the aimpoint, it might make things fussy for some folks. i know i have to remove mine when zeroing and then i put it back in after i am done.
     
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