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Old 08-05-2009, 12:07 AM
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Light colored woods tend to be softer, most military rifles are stocked in walnut or birch, and then coated in linseed oil for a matte finish. You don't want a shiny weapon giving away your position.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:09 AM
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I guess dark colored wood is more resistant to battle conditions.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:45 AM
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Snapped a picture of my pig stickers:



Left:

Swedish M/96 (fits the M/38 Mauser)
Japanese Type-30 (fits both Arisakas)
British No.4 Mk.I*
British P'13 / US M1917 (fits the Enfield P14 and Trench Gun - neat in that it has both US and British markings, making it a British contract overrun that was restamped for US service)
Canadian Ross Mk.III
Australian P'07 (fits the SMLEs)
British P'88 (fits the RIC carbine and long Lee-Enfield)

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Russian M91/30
US M7 (fits the Garand)
French M1886 "Rosalie" (fits the Lebel and Berthier rifle)
Canadian C7A2 (ok, technically that one's public property...)
Italian M1891
German S88/05 3rd Pattern (fits the Kar 98K)
spare British P'88
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:26 AM
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Snapped a picture of my pig stickers:



Left:

Swedish M/96 (fits the M/38 Mauser)
Japanese Type-30 (fits both Arisakas)
British No.4 Mk.I*
British P'13 / US M1917 (fits the Enfield P14 and Trench Gun - neat in that it has both US and British markings, making it a British contract overrun that was restamped for US service)
Canadian Ross Mk.III
Australian P'07 (fits the SMLEs)
British P'88 (fits the RIC carbine and long Lee-Enfield)

Right:

Russian M91/30
US M7 (fits the Garand)
French M1886 "Rosalie" (fits the Lebel and Berthier rifle)
Canadian C7A2 (ok, technically that one's public property...)
Italian M1891
German S88/05 3rd Pattern (fits the Kar 98K)
spare British P'88
Handy set of wire cutters on the C7A2 bayonet and sheath.
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:09 AM
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Problem is the blade faces in when you're not doing it, and that blade is not dull. Cutting wire isn't easy, I'm afraid if I ever actually had to use it, it might slip and cut up my fingers. Makes a hell of a field knife though.

On the plus side, it's not like the Taliban use concertina wire.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:04 AM
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Yep, and wire cutters definately won't save you from a car bombing or a suicide bomber. Unless....
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:24 AM
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Shame on you for putting the 1911 at the bottom of the picture!


Enough 1911s for you? I'm also looking at a Para-Ordnance Canadian Forces special, got until the end of September to put in my order.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:46 AM
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Enough 1911s for you? I'm also looking at a Para-Ordnance Canadian Forces special, got until the end of September to put in my order.
Come on guys, we're Americans, damnit! We can't let a Canadian have a better assortment of 1911s than us!

Just kidding. That is one beautiful set of pistols.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:56 AM
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Well, if it makes you feel any better, the 1911 is a British contract gun, and the Remington Rand was probably a lend-lease gun.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:02 AM
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Well, if it makes you feel any better, the 1911 is a British contract gun, and the Remington Rand was probably a lend-lease gun.
I notice just about all British 1911s have the lanyard loop on the magazine base plate. Any particular reason they preferred that style?
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