Post by volkssturm on Jun 26, 2014 13:59:44 GMT -5
I've seen a couple of these at shooting matches. They're a step above the run of the mill Mosin. Oddly enough, from what I've read the higher quality manufacturing and closer tolerances actually worked against them in the winter. Under severe conditions they were more prone to jam than the sloppier made Russian weapons. In the Finnish war movie "The Winter War" there's a scene where a sergeant is telling his men to swap their bolts with bolts from Russian rifles, because they won't jam as much.
"I used to be full of piss and vinegar. Now I'm just full of..." - Grandpa Simpson
The precise tolerances of quality built rifles has often been an issue when compared to sloppily or crudely manufactured guns. Wars tend to be fought in extreme heat or extreme cold and usually end up being waged where it is muddy or dusty, humid and damp. The finns did amazingly well against the soviet army but i think it came down to motivation and leadership. The russians had neither at that stage of the war. Stalin had sucked both out of his army.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
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