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Posted: 11/19/2008 1:28:26 PM EST
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 1:29:10 PM EST
Kinda makes you think dosnt it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:31:24 PM EST
And the "new" one's a fifty year old.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:33:44 PM EST
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 1:52:25 PM EST
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 1:59:25 PM EST
Thats no shit...Genius=making the complex simple.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:14:49 PM EST
Back then, however, they thought we'd be using laser beam type stuff by now.




- BG
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:43:45 PM EST
is that a low number 03 or is it safe to shoot?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:00:27 PM EST
It's a Rock Island 294xxx so it's safe to shoot, and it does that quite well
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:01:53 PM EST
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 3:07:24 PM EST
There is nothing like those classics. In 10 to 15 years everyone will hold the next big gun.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:14:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 4:15:15 PM EST by Foxnews_FTW]


to this:






Somethings don't change all that much, same girl, different dress
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:22:32 PM EST
Both are still excellent weapons.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:31:26 PM EST


Oh how the mighty have fallen...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:43:24 PM EST
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 4:55:59 PM EST
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 5:35:44 PM EST
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 5:57:17 PM EST
Romans did pretty well with javelins and short swords!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:22:21 PM EST
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 6:41:15 PM EST
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 6:44:30 PM EST
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 7:06:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 7:27:16 PM EST by jimerc21]
I'm envious of the top pic...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:16:39 PM EST
Both are just so beautiful
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