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Posted: 11/27/2003 12:20:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:26:20 PM EDT
what is it? I hate staring at photos because I keep thinking it's gonna be one of those that does something to scare the shit outta me.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:27:57 PM EDT
I'll give the other guys a minute to see if they can find it...........
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:30:43 PM EDT
Well I see what looks like a barrel sticking out above the guy on the left's right shoulder. Is that it? The third face between them... but I assume that is supposed to be there. WTF man? If I keep staring at this and some face or little woman pops up to scare the shit outta me after that huge Thanksgiving dinner I had, I'm gonna be pissed.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:32:36 PM EDT
The guy with the the M16 has no mag pouces? His rifle is set to "auto"? He's carrying a towel. He's in the field with his sleeves up? No helmet? The guy in the centre looks lost and unarmed? Also no helmet? Somebody went and bronzed three of our soldiers? I dunno. What? Cpt. Redleg
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:33:53 PM EDT
The M16's selector switch is set at full auto? Even if it's not what you're talking about that's a "flaw" I've noticed before.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:34:28 PM EDT
Wrong flash hider.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:35:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 12:35:53 PM EDT by Cypher214]
Originally Posted By Cpt_Redleg: The guy with the the M16 has no mag pouces? [red]His rifle is set to "auto"[/red]? He's carrying a towel. He's in the field with his sleeves up? No helmet? The guy in the centre looks lost and unarmed? Also no helmet? Somebody went and bronzed three of our soldiers? I dunno. What? Cpt. Redleg
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Yeah but remember... *wiggles trigger finger*... this is my safety. In Vietnam it was common for soldiers/Marines to go without helmets or to roll thier sleeves up. It's not just Hollywood BS. Granted, the guy in the middle has no weapon and looks lost... medic maybe?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:37:14 PM EDT
That M16A1 has a A2 birdcage flashhider. And The background looks like washington d.c. or maybe n.y.c. but not veitnam.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:37:32 PM EDT
Granted, the guy in the middle has no weapon and looks lost... medic maybe?
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Lieutenant.[:)]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:38:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher214: ...the guy in the middle has no weapon and looks lost... medic maybe?
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"I don't need no M-16, Just give me a bottle of Atrophine." 91-Alpha - Combat Medic. God loves Medics.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:40:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 12:40:52 PM EDT by Cpt_Redleg]
Yeah, I know it Cypher, I was just brainstorming. I keep thinking it's either one of those things where some vampire's going to jump out and scream at me so I shit my pants or if I stare at it long enough it's going to be 3d or something. In any case it's probably going to be something so obvious I'm going to beat my head on a wall for not noticing it before, like maybe when I was there. Oh well. Oh, and actually THIS (points at head) is your first saftey. [;)] Without common sense, NO mechanical safety or trigger discipline is going to be worth fly spit. Cpt. Redleg
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:41:56 PM EDT
nope [>:/]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 12:50:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 12:52:36 PM EDT by Cypher214]
On the left side of the picture, over the right shoulder of the medic, LT, whatever he is... that looks like an M60 barrel. I say M60 because of the apparent bipod. Or was that photoshopped in? Oh, and halfway up that tree to the immediate right of the guy holding the M16, it looks a lot like some kind of 4 legged, semi-transparent, demon, phantasm climbing up the tree. I KNEW IT!! I knew there had to be something there to scare the shit outta me. Damn demons.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:03:21 PM EDT
It looks like the figure in the middle is gripping a pistol with its left hand, but I can't make out a pistol.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:04:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 1:06:07 PM EDT by 7]
I go by there, "The Wall" every day on the way to work. The strange thing is there are no guns allowed in DC and what is he holding... a gun. [;)] Here is the rear of the photo. [img]www.nps.gov/vive/memorial/graphics/3behind.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:05:04 PM EDT
Did they have stow-away grips in Nam?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:08:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 7: I go by there, "The Wall" every day on the way to work. The strange thing is there are no guns allowed in DC and what is he holding... a gun. [;)] Here is the rear of the photo. [url]www.nps.gov/vive/memorial/graphics/3behind.jpg[/url]
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Ah hah, it is an M60. I knew it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:14:05 PM EDT
?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:20:44 PM EDT
A2 flashhider
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:22:38 PM EDT
How can you tell it's an A2 flash hider? There were plenty of A1 flash hiders that had ports all the way around. The only real difference between the A1 and A2 was the lack of ports on the underside of the hider. Not all A1's had a three prong FH.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:33:51 PM EDT
Looks like the black guy with the M16 and the LT are holding hands. First thing I noticed was that the M16 was on AUTO. Stock looks a little funny, too. They're standing too close.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 1:46:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Redleg: The guy with the the M16 has no mag pouces? His rifle is set to "auto"? He's carrying a towel. He's in the field with his sleeves up? No helmet? The guy in the centre looks lost and unarmed? Also no helmet? Somebody went and bronzed three of our soldiers? I dunno. What? Cpt. Redleg
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Cpt. Redleg...........You got it. It's in FULL AUTO and he's obviously not in a "Hot" zone. Just thought you guys would enjoy that. later, Jordan
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:27:10 PM EDT
Ya know why that gun is on FA? 'Cause this... [url="http://www.hunt101.com/?p=63271&c=500&z=1"][img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/063271.jpg[/img][/url] ...is his safety.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:32:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 2:32:56 PM EDT by ilike9s]
Look at the cant on the pistol grip... Looks more like a FAL cant to me than M16. So did I win anything?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:38:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 2:39:06 PM EDT by garandman]
I don't CARE what's wrong with the pic. [USA] Its holy ground. 'Nuff said.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 4:31:16 PM EDT
Looks like the M16 is missing the trigger to me
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 4:39:22 PM EDT
I sitting here squinting on my Sony 15"...full-auto, yeah. Flashhider...is that a raised mag fence on the left side of the weapon...is that a mag release? Or are these 42 year old eyes gone? [BD]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 4:44:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN: I sitting here squinting on my Sony 15"...full-auto, yeah. Flashhider...is that a raised mag fence on the left side of the weapon...is that a mag release? Or are these 42 year old eyes gone? [BD]
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Nope, your eyes are gone. Or you need a better monitor. [;)]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 4:47:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fruit_of_the_Looms:
Originally Posted By NAKED-GUNMAN: I sitting here squinting on my Sony 15"...full-auto, yeah. Flashhider...is that a raised mag fence on the left side of the weapon...is that a mag release? Or are these 42 year old eyes gone? [BD]
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Nope, your eyes are gone. Or you need a better monitor. [;)]
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Crap...I ain't gettin' glasses! I'll just get a bigger monitor!! [:D]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 5:17:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: I don't CARE what's wrong with the pic. [USA] Its holy ground. 'Nuff said.
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Roger that!
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:03:17 PM EDT
It's a flash suppressor, not a flash hider.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:14:37 PM EDT
No "finger grips" on the hand guards?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:15:56 PM EDT
It is on FA and he has a 20 rounder in it?[:|] BigDozer66
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 6:38:03 PM EDT
Looks pretty accurate to me. We live about sixty miles south and visit the memorial about once a year. Actually, I sort of like going alone. Whenever I take the missus (or anyone else for that matter except another Vietnam vet...) they sort of get bored and don't really understand why I have to see it...again. I take my time, taking it all in. I go through the book, looking up those guys I knew that are still there...then visit the wall and the three grunts. Then the nurse and her casualty. Too me it all is important...but to those who never served...well...they just don't understand...and that's OK too...which is why I prefer to go alone. For those of you who have not had the pleasure, I highly recommend it. Then just walk up the grand steps of the Lincoln Monument. You will come away changed...I guarantee it. [USA]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 10:31:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captjordan:
Originally Posted By Cpt_Redleg: The guy with the the M16 has no mag pouces? His rifle is set to "auto"? He's carrying a towel. He's in the field with his sleeves up? No helmet? The guy in the centre looks lost and unarmed? Also no helmet? Somebody went and bronzed three of our soldiers? I dunno. What? Cpt. Redleg
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Cpt. Redleg...........You got it. It's in FULL AUTO [red]and he's obviously not in a "Hot" zone.[/red] Just thought you guys would enjoy that. later, Jordan
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I take it you haven't been in DC after dark?[8D]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 11:53:02 PM EDT
Ahhhhh... the warm glow of victory. Actually I agree with Garandman on this one. Defects or no, it's holy ground. I have often wondered, largely due to that sculpture, how lax some things were in Vietnam? I wasn't there, but I've been in combat more times than I might have liked but have not seen any soldiers that laid back. Forthought to wear a flakvest but NO ONE thought to wear a helmet? I mean, I reliaze some of it's symolic and all. Maybe it's actually better the way it is, but I wondered also if maybe that is a picture in time, so to speak. I dunno. Maybe I'm just thinking too much. After all, no one told me to think. I do know I'd rather wear my K-pot for a week than my flakvest for a day. Man those things are uncomfortable! And thanks again for not posting one of those screaming things. Those get me EVERY time, even when I KNOW it's coming. lol Cpt. Redleg
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 12:27:18 AM EDT
Trippy, I took this pic in SEP99. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?sAccountUnq=12467&iGalleryUnq=1144&iImageUnq=20215[/img] We must have stood in exactly the same place. I noticed the selector setting then, it was the reason for the close up. Ditto on the sacred ground sentiment. As for the "A2 birdcage flash hider" you can see the slots in the suppressor go all the way around.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 3:47:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 455SD:
Granted, the guy in the middle has no weapon and looks lost... medic maybe?
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Lieutenant.[:)]
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NO SHIT![beer]
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:34:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By captjordan:
Originally Posted By Cpt_Redleg: The guy with the the M16 has no mag pouces? His rifle is set to "auto"? He's carrying a towel. He's in the field with his sleeves up? No helmet? The guy in the centre looks lost and unarmed? Also no helmet? Somebody went and bronzed three of our soldiers? I dunno. What? Cpt. Redleg
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Cpt. Redleg...........You got it. It's in FULL AUTO and he's obviously not in a "Hot" zone. Just thought you guys would enjoy that. later, Jordan
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Hot zone? yea he's in the hot zone, he's in D.C. you can't get any hotter that that.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:40:00 AM EDT
Well, of course it looks like DC in the background, because it is at the Vietnam Memorial in DC. I was there last week. Very sobering to stand at the wall Geoff
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:01:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garandman: I don't CARE what's wrong with the pic. [USA] Its holy ground. 'Nuff said.
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I'll second that.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:11:29 AM EDT
I am actually more than a little surprised that more of you did not know that the guy in the middle had no weapon and the other guy had a M60... Haven't you ever seen this before, at least pictures? The quote: "Its holy ground." is right on. Its sad how quick we forget...
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:25:16 AM EDT
Sniper @ 2:00[?]
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 9:58:50 PM EDT
What is wrong is the dangerous situation. The gun is low and it points to everyone who visits. Someone may get shot someday and since the selector is on auto it may be a massacer. you know that gun is VERY detailed, too detailed. Somebody should paint the flash hider orange just in case somebody cuts the gun off of the hand and thinks he can use it to rob the local 7/11 BISHOP
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