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Posted: 6/21/2011 3:59:46 PM EDT


 
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:00:53 PM EDT
[#1]
EVERYTHING was used in Vietnam....
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:01:49 PM EDT
[#2]
I've seen pictures of Type 53's in the hands of the VC.

I imagine they used whatever they could get their hands on.




Eta-
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:02:18 PM EDT
[#3]
I thought the Nagant was their main sniper rifle.

Talk about spelling mistakes
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:04:33 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
I thought the Ngant was their main sniper riper.


I remember seeing PE snipers in pictures of the counter sniping teams sent to kill Carlos Hathcock in Vietnam.

Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:05:33 PM EDT
[#5]
Quoted:
I thought the Ngant was their main sniper riper.


Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:10:06 PM EDT
[#6]
Quoted:
EVERYTHING was used in Vietnam....


Yep.

I was setting about to make a set of skirmish level rules
for Vietnam, and I found I had to make "classes" of weapons.
There are reasonable representations of every variety of WWII
allied weapon system there.  Between the Free World
Forces and Communist, you had everything from MAT-49s
to Mosins, to Sprinfeilds, to AKs, to M16s....
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:12:57 PM EDT
[#7]
One of the first Nagants I ever held was a Vietnam bring back.  Same with the SKS.

i don't think I even saw ammo for them until the late 80's.

My uncle, (Marine) said the locals were carrying Kar 98's when he was there.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:14:23 PM EDT
[#8]
Basically, almost any weapon made up to the late 60's could be encountered....
Quoted:
Quoted:
EVERYTHING was used in Vietnam....


Yep.

I was setting about to make a set of skirmish level rules
for Vietnam, and I found I had to make "classes" of weapons.
There are reasonable representations of every variety of WWII
allied weapon system there.  Between the Free World
Forces and Communist, you had everything from MAT-49s
to Mosins, to Sprinfeilds, to AKs, to M16s....


Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:14:24 PM EDT
[#9]
I always assumed the VC used just the SKS and AK and whatever M16s or M1 carbines they captured.



Learn something new everyday.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:15:11 PM EDT
[#10]
I'm about 99% certain that the VC closest to the camera in that inbed is using a Springfield 1903.  They used what they had.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:38:17 PM EDT
[#11]
Here is the one I picked up in an ambush in the Central Highlands in 1969.

Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:43:20 PM EDT
[#12]
They used many guns. A lot of former German guns where handed down. They used a lot of Chinese, Russian and even some Japanese guns that where left over in China/Vietnam/whereever.

I've seen pics of them with STG-44s, MP40s, ect. VZ SMGs, VZ-58, AKs, SKS, K98Ks, French guns and whatnot.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:44:12 PM EDT
[#13]
Quoted:
I always assumed the VC used just the SKS and AK and whatever M16s or M1 carbines they captured.

Learn something new everyday.


Early on they mostly used US made arms. Arms we provided the French and the Chinese, and perhaps Vietnamese as well.

Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:47:29 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Here is the one I picked up in an ambush in the Central Highlands in 1969.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa170/72coupe/DSC00204-1.jpg


What hurdles did you go through to take that home if any?
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:48:45 PM EDT
[#15]
Don't forget Mauser 98ks and MG34s.



A friend has a vet bring-back Hungarian-mfg 91/30 Sniper with a bullet damaged scope mount, almost a Carlos Hathcock thru the scope.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:51:11 PM EDT
[#16]



Quoted:


One of the first Nagants I ever held was a Vietnam bring back.  Same with the SKS.



i don't think I even saw ammo for them until the late 80's.



My uncle, (Marine) said the locals were carrying Kar 98's when he was there.



 
7.62x54r has been around in the USA for a while. The US Model Of 1916 was a Mosin Nagant.

Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:53:50 PM EDT
[#17]
Quoted:
EVERYTHING was used in Vietnam....


Yep, especially by the VC, Pathet Laotians, and Khmer Rouge.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 4:59:41 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:

Quoted:
One of the first Nagants I ever held was a Vietnam bring back.  Same with the SKS.

i don't think I even saw ammo for them until the late 80's.

My uncle, (Marine) said the locals were carrying Kar 98's when he was there.
 
7.62x54r has been around in the USA for a while. The US Model Of 1916 was a Mosin Nagant.


The US issued the Mosin Nagants to US troops also during WWII..Uses were for sateside training but a few made it overseas for US troops to have.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 5:00:18 PM EDT
[#19]



I recall an incident where Carlos Hathcock ran into one of those.  
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 5:06:42 PM EDT
[#20]
They're aiming at the sky in practically all of the action shots.  Was this because the non-sniper Mosins were reserved for REMF's, because 7.62x54R makes a better anti-aircraft round than 7.62x39, or what?
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 6:46:57 PM EDT
[#21]
MAT49
SKS
Kar 98
Tokarev
AK
1911 copies
M3 grease gun
etc...

All those were used by the VC.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 7:02:46 PM EDT
[#22]



Quoted:


EVERYTHING was used in Vietnam....


This.
Quoted:


I've seen pictures of Type 53's in the hands of the VC.



I imagine they used whatever they could get their hands on.
Eta-http://images54.fotki.com/v1591/photos/2/28344/1676633/VietnamM44Mosin-vi.jpg

That particular rifle is a Soviet M44. Type 53s didn't have laminate wood stocks.
 



 
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 7:13:11 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
Here is the one I picked up in an ambush in the Central Highlands in 1969.

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa170/72coupe/DSC00204-1.jpg


That's about as fucking cool as it gets.

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