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The three rifle standing up thing...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TeamPrecisionIT, Oct 15, 2008.

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  1. TeamPrecisionIT

    TeamPrecisionIT Member

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    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
     
  2. Texas Moon

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    Its called "stacking arms" or "stack of arms".
     
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    "Stack Arms"

    Semper Fi.

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

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    Thanks guys (Former Navy here so I never had to do that)

    Damian
     
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    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
     
  7. Jeff White

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Some images for you...

    BTW: The Brits refer to it as a "piling" swivel.

    Stacking Swivel on M1 Garand.
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    US Army Soldiers stacking their M1s.
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    In the 19th Century, the bayonet served the purpose.
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