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by zoiders
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: M231 firing port weapon
Replies: 25
Views: 2770

Re: M231 firing port weapon

The Soviets went with firing ports more because they fully intended to use them in an internal security role as in putting down civilian protests much like the Chinese did at Tienanmen Square, South African wheeled AFV's had firing ports for the same reason. In that scenario the vehicles are mostly ...
by zoiders
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?
Replies: 73
Views: 6113

Re: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?

hotlead wrote:Pics yo!

My 1941 No.1 with 5" S&W Victory in .38/200,

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How are you getting the date 1941?

Is it Australian?
by zoiders
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope Mounting Question Sig 716
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Scope Mounting Question Sig 716

Sounds like the guy in the shop is unfamiliar with mounting sporter style scopes on flat top rifles with straight through stocks. It's a good job you ignored him or you would have been rewarded with a nice semi circular cut where your nose meets your eyebrow. Short eye relief scopes as in military o...
by zoiders
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Modern pistol caliber 9mm carbine?
Replies: 23
Views: 3238

Re: Modern pistol caliber 9mm carbine?

Hang on one moment.

IIRC you can not purchase long arms in "military" cartridges in Italy.

Odd thread.
by zoiders
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Ruger AR-556 VS Ruger Mini-14; A House Divided?
Replies: 15
Views: 4466

Re: Ruger AR-556 VS Ruger Mini-14; A House Divided?

Mechanically simpler? Yes I know the AR as a whole is made up of a lot of parts as in upper/lower/handguard rails etc and what not but for moving parts the AR wins hands down, with the exception of the gas key and rotating bolt an AR is in fact the simpler weapon with only a few more moving parts th...
by zoiders
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1k to purchase something you don't strictly "need"
Replies: 31
Views: 2405

Re: 1k to purchase something you don't strictly "need"

NVG's are a good buy but they are better for avoiding having to fight in the first place.
by zoiders
Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2562

Re: Inventories of war: soldiers' kit from 1066 to 2014

The respirator doesn't look right it looks like a US issue one rather than the "S10" The bar mine is not used as an AT mine, it's used as a mouse hole charge for assaulting compounds, saves making them up from wood and sticks of PE There isn't really any "desert" issue kit these days as it's all one...
by zoiders
Sat May 17, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Failure: 33 round 9mm magazine for Glock
Replies: 39
Views: 3928

Re: Failure: 33 round 9mm magazine for Glock

I can't think of a practical reason why you would want to be spraying 33+1 rounds from a from a pistol but hey-ho. You might as well carry two normal mags, expend all the rounds in the first magazine rapid fire and then simply throw the second full magazine at the target. The amount of rounds having...
by zoiders
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: StarFire plus 9mm overview
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: StarFire plus 9mm overview

It's got the under cut trigger guard and the hump on the backstrap to locate the web of the hand but it's still not a CZ clone.
by zoiders
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: StarFire plus 9mm overview
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: StarFire plus 9mm overview

It's not a CZ75/85 clone although there is the Spanish made Star 30M which is. It's single action so it's simply a Colt/Browning type single action pistol, the slide riding within the frame is taken from the Sig/Petters variation on the Colt/Browning system used on the Sig P210 and the older MLE1935...
by zoiders
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Cold Steel 2014 new products.
Replies: 28
Views: 3301

Re: Cold Steel 2014 new products.

They found the grave of Richard III not far from me last year, the skull had a diamond shaped hole in the back of it and one of academics apeared on the news describing how he died. "This hole here was caused by a spear thrust to his helmet..." No my dear, you use one of these bad boys to take down ...
by zoiders
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Remington R51 sub compact 9X19 +P
Replies: 116
Views: 9413

Re: Remington R51 sub compact 9X19 +P

It's a very much like the carry guns various German manufacturers were experimenting with in the 70's before the big blocky high capacity service pistols became the thing to have HK4/P7/P9 and the Walther PP super for example, slim, no sharp edges, fires a a full power cartridge It's looks like win ...
by zoiders
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Any good reason(s) to buy a .303 Enfield?
Replies: 76
Views: 7166

Re: Any good reason(s) to buy a .303 Enfield?

They certainly did not destroy all the Enfields, they remained in service until the end of the 50's and beyond with some units, a large chunk of them were passed onto the UK cadet forces when SLR's and Sterlings became standard issue for regular forces, many others were converted to sniper format, ...
by zoiders
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Any good reason(s) to buy a .303 Enfield?
Replies: 76
Views: 7166

Re: Any good reason(s) to buy a .303 Enfield?

They certainly did not destroy all the Enfields, they remained in service until the end of the 50's and beyond with some units, a large chunk of them were passed onto the UK cadet forces when SLR's and Sterlings became standard issue for regular forces, many others were converted to sniper format, m...
by zoiders
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help identifying body armor
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Help identifying body armor

It's not British, British armour was double breasted and overlapped. Very early vests from the 70/80's were just flak vests and had no plate. The overlap might give the impression that the balastic plate was off set until you put the thing on. Once you fasten it up it sits central just like your hea...
by zoiders
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Drybag
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Best Drybag

My every day carry bag is a dry bag. http://www.alpkit.com/shop/cart.php?target=product&product_id=16268&category_id=295" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Not 100% dry of course as it's got straps and what not but it simply does not leak just getting rained on, even when cycling and cau...
by zoiders
Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Need info on Knife blade material from china!
Replies: 43
Views: 6679

Re: Need info on Knife blade material from china!

The "Byrd" line from Spyderco is certainly made from 8cr13mov but actual Spyderco's with the round hole tend not to be My last Spyderco was a bog standard nylon handled $40 late 90's Delica and that was Japanese ATS-34 which was head and shoulders above AUS8 or 440C type steel Making the leap betwee...
by zoiders
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: New 45ACP ubercompact pistol, the "Double Tap"
Replies: 32
Views: 5212

Re: New 45ACP ubercompact pistol, the "Double Tap"

Looking at the size and the grip shape it's pretty much a COP derringer clone thinned down to two round, the original COP it self being a scaled down Lancaster Howdah pistol. Clown shoes then and clown shoes now, I am also at a loss as to why the manufacturer thinks double barrel porting is a good i...
by zoiders
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: eye sight and optics issues
Replies: 55
Views: 4677

Re: eye sight and optics issues

The Enfield No 4 *T and later L42 rifles which were No 4 *T actions that were rebarreled, converted to cock on opening and cut back to half stock never had an offset scope as you could still top the box mag off by hand with the bolt open and a scope fitted or even remove the magazine it to re fill i...
by zoiders
Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: eye sight and optics issues
Replies: 55
Views: 4677

Re: eye sight and optics issues

Eye patch.

Seriously.
by zoiders
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Bolt action for zombies?
Replies: 35
Views: 3802

Re: Bolt action for zombies?

The Battle Of Rourkes Drift was fought with .455 Martini Henry dropping block rifles, load one - shoot one.

A SMLE will certainly cut it against Zombies by comparison, unless they happen to be Zulu zombies - then you are doomed.
by zoiders
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Bolt action for zombies?
Replies: 35
Views: 3802

Re: Bolt action for zombies?

Enfield.

Fastest throw of any bolt action, can be built into pistol calibers and supressed as well.
by zoiders
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Identify this please.
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: Identify this please.

It looks very much like a British 44 pattern pouch with a GI mug and a Danish bottle shoved in there.

44 pattern had a big belt loop and no steel hooks as the belt lacks the US style hanger eyes.
by zoiders
Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Optic choice for FAL
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Optic choice for FAL

trilux SUIT the official sight of the L1A1/FAL. I've been wanting one for mine when i can drop the coin. Good writeup on re building them... http://www.falfiles.com/groups/showthread.php?t=190091" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Describing it as the Trilux SUIT is a bit like the term ...

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