Post by volkssturm on May 13, 2019 23:19:22 GMT -5
I just found this kind of interesting. Back in the '50's my father belonged to a gun club. The club bought some cases of WWII surplus Cal. 30 M2 Ball, marked Frankfurt Arsenal 1943. A few years later the club folded and the leftovers ended up in our basement. Over the years we shot some, gave some away. Anyway, I ended up with the last of it, maybe 40 rounds. So I decided to get rid of it since it wasn't getting any younger, and it's corrosive primed, too. So I took my M1 out for the first time in years and shot it off. Until the last round. The very last round was a dud. Tried to fire it twice, no go. It has a good solid primer imprint, so it's not that. Just a dud primer I guess. All in all, that's pretty impressive for ammunition that's 76 years old. Never had one not go off before. Just really weird that it was the very last one.
I also had a refresher on what a pain it is to clean an M1 compared to a bolt action.
"I used to be full of piss and vinegar. Now I'm just full of..." - Grandpa Simpson
There is a reason when they find old munitions (even civil war era and earlier!) They assume (rightfully so) that it is viable. So weird that the last round was the dud. Do you have the packing cardboard or boxes? Those are cool props to have.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5