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 Post subject: Name That Gun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:02 am 
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I propose our own little forum game.

Here's the deal. I'll start out by describing an easily-recognizable quality of a firearm. If you know what gun I'm talking about, reply and say so, and then keep the game going by posting your own description.




This gun goes BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG PING

What is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Name That Gun
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:12 pm 
Ogredude wrote:
This gun goes BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG PING
What is it?


"What is an M1 Garand?"

This gun appeared in two Indiana Jones movies.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:36 pm 
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The Webley Mk VI revolver. Hell of a piece of history.

Wait a minute. That was off the top of my head, and then I went and looked it up. He only used the Webley in the third movie.

The first two movies, he used a .45 ACP Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector 2nd model. He's also been seen with an M1917 and a 9mm Browning Hi-Power.

So, I believe the answer you're looking for is a .45 ACP Smith & Wesson.


This gun was designed by "an Oregon pothead"

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:20 pm 
Ogredude wrote:
This gun was designed by "an Oregon pothead"


OK, I give up. I've been mulling that one over for days and I can't think of it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:21 am 
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That clue had a bit of a pun in it.

It's the M16, invented by Eugene Stoner.

(Eugene is a city in Oregon, notorious for its stoner population.)

Go for it with the next clue! (I'm out of them for now)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:32 pm 
Lewis & Clark carried one of these, even though they are normally associated with Christmas movies.


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This is giving me an opportunity to do some really cool research.

My first response was a Blunderbuss but then I got to thinking that was more a Thanksgiving thing, with the pilgrims and all.


You're talking about air rifles. the Red Ryder BB Gun in the Christmas movies, and I didn't even know they HAD air rifles in the time of Lewis & Clark but apparently they did, a Girandoni air rifle, at 51 caliber.


Wild.



This gun's purposefully sloppy-fitting. So sloppy, in fact, that a handful of sand doesn't affect the operation at all.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:18 am 
The name AK-47 springs to mind. But I'm not sure.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:36 am 
It sure does describe the older marks of the AK series.


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Yep, it's an AK-47.

Someone bring on the next mystery gun!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:30 am 
What "gangster gun" was sneered at by the British military, but adopted after a famous Prime Minister posed for a photo with one?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:15 pm 
I'm not sure of the PM angle, but it sounds like the WWII favorite, Thompson submachine gun. (Tommy gun)


This 23 pound "pig" was humped up and down many a hill in Vietnam


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:48 pm 
Cholma wrote:
I'm not sure of the PM angle, but it sounds like the WWII favorite, Thompson submachine gun. (Tommy gun)


Yep. The PM was Winston Churchill:

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This 23 pound "pig" was humped up and down many a hill in Vietnam


That would be the M-60 machine gun. (Speaking as a guy who's humped one up and down many a hill myself - although not in Vietnam.) I was sad to see the old Pig go.

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Two of this gun, and two only, were made in .45ACP and evaluated by the US Army, but lost out to the Colt 1911.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:15 pm 
Luger.

As an aside, they did a limited release of .45 lugers a couple of years ago.




Gimmie a bit to dig up some info. I don't want to screw up some (possibly mis remembered) data.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:29 pm 
It's been over a week, so I'll throw in a (possibly) tough one:

The boys in green jackets loved the range and accuracy of this early 19th century European rifle.


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The Baker Rifle; "The boys in green jackets" of course referring to the British riflemen.

The cyclic rate of this WWII weapon was so high that its report was described as "like ripping cloth".

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:36 pm 
I couldn't think of this at first, then realized I was focusing on Allied weapons. Once I turned my thoughts to the Axis, MG42 immediately came to mind!
I was going to answer a few days ago, but have been unable to come up with a good question of my own. so I'll go with a cheap one:

When used properly, it removes fingerprints.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:58 pm 
Cholma wrote:
When used properly, it removes fingerprints.
No answers? I was ashamed to post that one, thinking it was far far too easy. It's a movie quote. Someone fires a shotgun, and says that you have to "strain the remains for fingerprints" to which the other person names his weapon and says his will remove fingerprints.


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