As you might have guessed, this topic (or rather question) will discuss the use (or lack of) tape in WW2.
Yesterday we held a small airsoft game, and we had a newbie WW2 player there. I had lent him my AGM Mp44 and of course he dropped it on the concrete floor, which broke the stock!
The wood part that connects to the metal which connects to the rifle itself cracked. I'll hopefully be able to fix it with some wood-glue and drilling a couple of new holes for the screws, but I'm not fully confident it'll hold for too much stress.
Which leads me to the topic itself: if in battle, and the stock breaks again, would it be considered completely unrealistic och wrap some tape around the stock? And while I'm at it, were taped-togheter magazines ever used in WW2?
Were tape of any kind used at all in WW2? For example to temporarily fixing broken things?
Roald Dahl mentions the gun ports on his Hurricane fighter being covered with what he called 'cloth tape' during the Greek campaign early in the war. I have also read an interview with a New Zealand soldier who taped his Thompson mags together for quick reloads in late war Italy. I'm sure there's enough justification for using [duck/duct/cloth/friction/whatever] tape on a broken stock, just pick a sensible colour.
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