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by Niner
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Went to the range today for a change
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Went to the range today for a change

Twenty round mags in M16's were what we had in Vietnam, as you know Vern. I think we loaded them at 18 rounds so they would feed more reliably by not fully compressing the magazine spring. However, as one thing and another of the FO team every time there was any shooting I suspect you, like me, were...
by Niner
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Went to the range today for a change
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Went to the range today for a change

Yep... modified a bit, Joe. I'd imagine in the UK the authorities would just as soon you leave off the hide away bayonet anyway. And... like you, the peep sight does aid the aim for me too over the often in other weapons notch rear sight. I do think the hooded front sight as issued is a plus as well...
by Niner
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: I don't know what the real answer to crazy mass killers is
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: I don't know what the real answer to crazy mass killers is

I think the don't give the name in the news tack would be a good start however the means of killing. It would take away the motive of being infamous. Saw this story on the news this morning in which one "expert" is thinking upon that line. http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/the_fame_...
by Niner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Gun Law around the world
Topic: I don't know what the real answer to crazy mass killers is
Replies: 4
Views: 22

I don't know what the real answer to crazy mass killers is

I think that maybe we should start by not highlighting their names in the news. This would be a good start. Try and convict in a closed courtroom. Don't give their name at all to the press if it is possible. Might discourage the next crazy. Or. .... maybe have them drawn and quartered or burned at t...
by Niner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Billy Graham kicks the bucket
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Billy Graham kicks the bucket

He was close on a hundred years old. He was the preacher for Presidents, those with no actual religion who had to pretend they had some, and Billy obliged as their pastor. He packed stadiums for decades and his appearances that were on tv drew large audiences. If there were a Protestant equivalent t...
by Niner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Russians having a revolution and willing to just forget the whole thing....but the Germans don't know when they have a good thing with Russia wanting to back out to do it's own revolution and they keep stepping on their dicks. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1918-02-21/ed-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Went to the range today for a change
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Went to the range today for a change

Our Sunday chat group goes shooting all the time....except me. I always give my excuse for the week...and have been doing so for a long time. So.. today... I made the effort to take the thirty minute ride and was determined to wait in line if the range was busy. But.... no line. The rifle range had ...
by Niner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

I wonder how he delivered them to Germany from California? :CA:
by Niner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Wonder what would have happened if he told an off color joke as a private?

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-3/
by Niner
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Savage model 99
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Savage model 99

Thanks for clearing that up those of us who were thrown off by the 303 on the barrel. :oops:
by Niner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The camera of the Vietnam war
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Hey , Joe. I was wrong. I was jumping at conclusions based on the photo you showed first and remembering the long narrow case. 110 is a cartridge-based film format used in still photography. It was introduced by Kodak in 1972. 110 is essentially a miniaturised version of Kodak's earlier 126 film for...
by Niner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 930

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Youtube, no less. :bigsmile:

Why did you fire the rounds so fast? I'd have thought, considering all the time and effort you had into each round, and considering the new firing pen, you would have wanted the experience to go slooooowwwwwly. :loco:
by Niner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Pershing puts on his tin hat and straps on his gas mask into the "alert" position and goes to the front to make an inspection.
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Quick trip.....
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Quick trip.....

Did a Google search. Maybe they are against the law in some places.

http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/outcr ... ck-spikes/
by Niner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I
Replies: 37
Views: 930

Re: Martini-Henry Artillery Carbine Mk.I

Great news. I'm happy for you. And particularly since the rifle was brought back to life by your efforts.
by Niner
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The camera of the Vietnam war
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Joe, the 110 produced a small negative that was decidedly long one way and short the other. In your photo the camera was held long way up and down. Perhaps a scenic landscape would have inspired a long way left and right. The 126 Instamatic made square negatives so it didn't matter about the axis of...
by Niner
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The camera of the Vietnam war
Replies: 11
Views: 78

Re: The camera of the Vietnam war

Joe, it used a drop in cartridge that contained film that produced square negatives that were 28x28 mm. Not the 110.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/126_film
by Niner
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Savage model 99
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: Savage model 99

How's the recoil, Robert? Looks like it is lighter than your basic Enfield in the same caliber..unless a Jungle Carbine.
by Niner
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Pattern 14 at the range
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Pattern 14 at the range

Good photos. Shows what your range is like this time of year too. Don't think I could even see the bulls-eye at 300 yards anymore, much less hit it. It's hell getting old. :(
by Niner
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: The camera of the Vietnam war
Replies: 11
Views: 78

The camera of the Vietnam war

American soldiers who had cameras in Vietnam... and most of them probably did... it's likely they had one like one I just got for $5. It's identical to one I had in Vietnam. Only , before I had enough sense to know what I'd later wish I had kept, I tossed it one day lost to memory. I posted this on ...
by Niner
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

It suddenly comes to him...we need more chaplains. So the head war general asks for some. One for each 1200 men should do the trick. He doesn't seem to care that there are a lot of religions in the Army. And there are a lot of subdivisions of religions. Some actually hate each other. A Southern Bapt...
by Niner
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Russia pulling out is a big deal as far as utilization of manpower.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: C&R Handguns
Topic: Argentine military and police automatics
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Argentine military and police automatics

Argentina contracted with Colt to make 1911A1 45 caliber automatics. Then in the mid 20's Argentina decided it needed to control it's own military and security weapons production. Colt sold them machinery to make 1911's that duplicated the American production down to interchangeable parts. This pist...
by Niner
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: An Engineer goes to hell
Replies: 0
Views: 31

An Engineer goes to hell

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer -- you're in the wrong place." So, the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in hell, and st...
by Niner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Photography and other Hobbies
Topic: Kodak No. 2
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Kodak No. 2

Thanks, Joe. I love encouragement. :bigsmile:
by Niner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Combat pay and General Pershing doesn't favor the fly boys. No wonder the Air Force became a separate force after world war round two.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-3/
by Niner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news
Replies: 586
Views: 45797

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR as reported in the daily news

Since My Country Tis of Thee and God Save the King both have the same melody it would have been interesting if the British crew and the American Troops all sang at the same time.

https://mistressofmusic.wordpress.com/2 ... ff-the-uk/

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