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Old 04-28-2011, 04:14 AM
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Scopes back in the day flat out sucked compared to modern standards. Shots beyond 1000 meters were pretty much impossible considering the technology. If you can slap a simple 2.2-4X scope to a rifle which weighs 40 pounds that fires a bullet that one won't even be able to observe outside traditional effective range of the infantry rifle's round with a weak, albeit state of the art optic, next to something less than a quarter of the weight, firing the same bullet as the standard infantry rifle, with an effective range well within view or practicality, most will take the latter.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:59 AM
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Didn't have the accuracy, for one. I own a PTRD-41, and it is in no way capable of the accuracy required for shots over 300M. They're designed for (relatively) close-range penetration, not range.
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I always thought that the supposedly "on the drawing boards but never quite took off" external magazine fed M-1 Garand in .276 Pedersen would have been great.

Further more, I once read a short story in Military History Quarterly about Marine Raiders and the 1st-SSF, the "Devil's Brigade" carrying both Government Models in .38 Super and Smith and Wesson Heavy Duty revovlers in .38/44
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:22 AM
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Maybe a double stack 1911
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:48 AM
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That WAS existing technology. M8 Greyhound armored car mated with a Maxon mount.

Although, I'd think the existing Maxon/M3 Halftrack combo was much more mobile.
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:26 AM
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Seeing as how the U.S. military was already supplying .38 Spl, .45 ACP, .30-06, .30 Caliber Carbine, and .50 BMG to all fronts, why not replace the .30 Caliber Carbine with a .270 in the same platform.

That would have been one hell of a weapon.
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It would have been cool if one of the higher up commanders or Generals carried one of those full-auto converted 1911 pistols that John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson used.

Aside from making them look like a total badass, I imagine such a weapon would be intimidating to the enemy.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:16 AM
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True, but I can't see that being practical in a .45 ACP weapon.

Dillinger's were .38 Super if I recall correctly.
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