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Posted: 11/19/2008 2:28:26 PM EDT
Was rearranging the safe, thought these two pics would be would be interesting, spanning 100 years of US military rifles

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:29:10 PM EDT
Kinda makes you think dosnt it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:31:24 PM EDT
And the "new" one's a fifty year old.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:33:44 PM EDT
Now that I think of it, these two are the longest serving military rifles. 33 years for the '03 if I remember right.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:52:25 PM EDT
For some reason, that reminds me of the book: Musket to M14. I loved that book as a kid, and a good copy is near the top of my wish list.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:59:25 PM EDT
Thats no shit...Genius=making the complex simple.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:14:49 PM EDT
Back then, however, they thought we'd be using laser beam type stuff by now.




- BG
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:43:45 PM EDT
is that a low number 03 or is it safe to shoot?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:00:27 PM EDT
It's a Rock Island 294xxx so it's safe to shoot, and it does that quite well
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:01:53 PM EDT
It's a Rock Island 294xxx, 7-18 RIA barrel, so it's safe to shoot, and it does that quite well
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:07:24 PM EDT
There is nothing like those classics. In 10 to 15 years everyone will hold the next big gun.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:14:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 5:15:15 PM EDT by Foxnews_FTW]


to this:






Somethings don't change all that much, same girl, different dress
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:22:32 PM EDT
Both are still excellent weapons.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:31:26 PM EDT


Oh how the mighty have fallen...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:43:24 PM EDT
I love my 03A3. Wonderfully accurate, great trigger, perfectly comfortable to shoot. Hurls that 150 grain .30 cal bullet with authority, with a smooth action.

And it's all stock, just as received from the CMP, minus some cosmoline.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:55:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Foxnews_FTW:
http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/images/bigpics/gunpics/colt1911big.jpg

to this:


http://www.millercustom.com/S1030306.JPG



Somethings don't change all that much, same girl, different dress


Is that the Colt WW1 replica? I have one,,,keeping it on the safe for now
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:35:44 PM EDT
I have a dream... that one day we will do away with gunpowder. How about a
lithium-ion battery operated magnetic projectile launcher. But please, no
hybrid rifle!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:57:17 PM EDT
Romans did pretty well with javelins and short swords!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:22:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Romans did pretty well with javelins and short swords!


Also their shields. And that 1903 could still be deadly effective on today's battlefields in the right hands.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:41:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Foxnews_FTW:
http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/images/bigpics/gunpics/colt1911big.jpg

to this:


http://www.millercustom.com/S1030306.JPG



Somethings don't change all that much, same girl, different dress


exactly what i was thinking
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:44:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xm8:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Romans did pretty well with javelins and short swords!


Also their shields. And that 1903 could still be deadly effective on today's battlefields in the right hands.

Agreed , like in the reincarnated hands of a certain corporal from Tennessee named York?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:06:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 8:27:16 PM EDT by jimerc21]
I'm envious of the top pic...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:16:39 PM EDT
Both are just so beautiful
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