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Posted: 8/21/2005 10:27:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2005 10:32:12 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: U. S. Marine Pfc. Andrew Howland, of Akron, Ohio (L) serving with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment patrols with an Iraqi soldier from the 4th Company 2nd Brigade Iraqi Intervention Forces August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching out insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 20: U.S. Marine LCpl Christopher Robinson with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment patrols with an Iraqi soldier August 20, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with providing security for the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with the Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: U. S. Marine Pvt. Timothy Condello of Rochester, NY serving with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment returns from patrol August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching out insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: U. S. Marine LCpl. Adam Graber of Dalton, OH (L) serving with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment patrols with fellow Marines and Iraqi soldiers from the 4th Company 2nd Brigade Iraqi Intervention Forces August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching out insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: U. S. Marine LCpl. Adam Graber, of Dalton, OH serving with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment patrols August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching out insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: U. S. Marine Sgt. Rick Standing of Rochester, NY serving with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment patrols August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching out insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 20: U.S. Marine LCpl Ken Freeman with India Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marine Regiment patrols August 20, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with providing security for the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs along with Iraqi Soldiers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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BAGHDAD, Iraq: Staff Sergeant Daren Tolley (R) from Klamath Falls, Oregon, of the Ironhawk Troops, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment checks out the scene as his fellow soldier Private First Class Michael Trim (L) from Orlando, Flordia, runs forward after shooting was heard during a cache explosives searching mission on the outskirts of Baghdad, 21 August 2005. AFP PHOTO/LIU JIN (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)


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BAGHDAD, Iraq: A US soldier of the Ironhawk Troops 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment walks during a cache explosives searching mission on the outskirts of Baghdad, 21 August 2005. Iraqi leaders battled Sunday to wrap up a constitution within 48 hours but consensus on thorny issues remains elusive, with Washington pressuring the Kurds to drop their demands over control of vital oil resources. AFP PHOTO/LIU JIN (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)


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BAGHDAD, Iraq: Staff Sergeant Daren Tolley from Klamath Falls, Oregon, of Ironhawk Troops of 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment gestures during a cache explosives searching mission on the outskirts of Baghdad, 21 August 2005. More than 1,800 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq and thousands more wounded in a conflict with a price tag in the tens of billions of dollars. A recent poll found that a majority of Americans -- 57 percent -- believe that the war has made the United States more vulnerable to terrorist attacks, despite Bush's frequent arguments that the conflict has made them safer. AFP PHOTO/LIU JIN (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)


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BAGHDAD, IRAQ: US soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division read chapters from the Bible during a weekly worship service at a chapel in Camp Falcon, southern Baghdad, late 20 August 2005. US President George W. Bush, besieged at his Texas ranch by relatives of US soldiers killed in Iraq, said on August 20 that the best way to honor fallen troops was to win the war on terrorism. AFP PHOTO/LIU JIN (Photo credit should read LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)


A US soldier patrols the outskirts of Baghdad. Iraq may seek another extension to Monday's constitution deadline if leaders fail to overcome their differences, amid rising international pressure to finalise the charter.(AFP/Liu Jin)


U.S. troops stand guard beside a car containing the bodies of Iraqi interior ministry officers killed by gunmen on the road leading to the Baghdad international airport August 21, 2005. The two officers were killed by gunmen on Sunday, according to witnesses. REUTERS/Ali Jasim


An Iraqi soldier stands guard as Iraqis protest against their eviction from a building in Baghdad August 21, 2005. Some one hundred demonstrators dispersed after saying the order was rescinded by government officials. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani


An Iraqi policeman stands guard in front of a police station in Basra August 21, 2005. With the deadline less than 36 hours away, Iraq's sectarian and ethnic groups remained at odds on Sunday over a draft constitution, despite urgent efforts by U.S. diplomats to broker a deal. The interim government conceded new elections might be one way forward -- that, or put the Monday midnight (2000 GMT) deadline back for a second time. REUTERS/Stringer


An Iraqi policeman and a British soldier walk past posters encouraging Iraqis to vote for the new constitution in a national referendum on Oct. 15, in the city of Basra, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005. Talks on Iraq's new constitution have stalled over the role of Islam and the distribution of the country's oil wealth. Iraqis have until Monday night to complete work on the draft, otherwise parliament must dissolve. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: A soldier from the 4th Company 2nd Brigade Iraqi Intervention Forces (R) stands guard during a patrol with U.S. Marines August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The soldiers along with Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching for insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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HIT, IRAQ - AUGUST 21: A soldier from the 4th Company 2nd Brigade Iraqi Intervention Forces stands guard during a patrol August 21, 2005 in Hit, Iraq. The soldiers along with Marines from India 3/25, a reserve unit from Buffalo, New York, are tasked with searching for insurgents in the north and eastern section of Hit and surrounding suburbs. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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BASRA, Iraq: A British soldier out on patrol walks towards a poster plastered on an electricity pylon, promoting the constitution, which is in the process of being drafted 20 August 2005, in the southern mainly Shiite Muslim city of basra, 500 kms from Baghdad. Leaders of the ousted Sunni Arab elite warned that a federal system would be rejected at the polls despite Iraqi leaders' optimism that the final draft of a new constitution would be ready by the weekend. AFP PHOTO/ESSAM AL-SUDANI (Photo credit should read ESSAM AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)


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BASRA, Iraq: British soldiers secure the street close to the southern city of Basra, 500 kms from Baghdad 21 August 2005. According to local sources a road side bomb detonated as a British army convoy drove by 7 kms north of Basra. No casualties were reported. AFP PHOTO/ESSAM AL-SUDANI (Photo credit should read ESSAM AL-SUDANI/AFP/Getty Images)


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KATIF, : A settlers stands close to a burning barricade blocking the gate to the Gaza Sitrp settlement of Katif, to prevent the Israeli army uproot operation of Jewish settlers of Gaza Strip, 21 August 2005. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)


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BEDOLAH, GAZA STRIP - AUGUST 21: Israeli soldiers carry colleagues on stretchers as they train in the evacuated settlement of Bedolah August 21, 2005 in the southern Gaza Strip. Israel neared the completion of its disengagement with the eviction of thousands of settlers from 20 of 21 communities in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Sebastian Scheiner-Pool/Getty Images)


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PE'AT SADEH, GAZA STRIP - AUGUST 21: Israeli army officers chat as bulldozers tear through rows of settler homes during the demolition of the evacuated settlement August 21, 2005 of Pe'at Sadeh settlement in the Gaza Strip. Israel neared the completion of its disengagement with the eviction of thousands of settlers from 20 of 21 communities in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)


A Jewish settler argues with Israeli soldier outside the Jewish settlement of Sanur, in the northern West Bank, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005. Extremists exchanged blows with soldiers and slashed tires of army jeeps on Sunday near Sanur, one of the enclaves to be dismantled later this week. The clashes gave a foretaste of violent confrontations expected when the evacuations move to the West Bank. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)


A Jewish settler (R) speaks to an Israeli soldier as she tries to block Israeli army vehicles from approaching the settlement of Sanur, West Bank, August 21, 2005. Israeli forces marched into three Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip, hoping to complete the evacuation of the biggest bloc of enclaves in the occupied territory. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen


A Jewish settler boy looks at an armed Israeli policeman, who had come to evict settlers from their homes, in the Gadid settlement in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, in the southern Gaza Strip August 19, 2005. Israeli troops stormed one of the last pockets of resistance to withdrawal from Gaza on Friday, dragging settlers and their supporters screaming and sobbing from a settlement synagogue. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


A Palestinian security officers pray at a temporary base near the Israeli settlement of Morag on the outskirts of Khan Younis in the central Gaza Strip, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005. Israeli bulldozers leveled homes in three Gaza settlements Sunday, reducing once-thriving villages within hours to refuse dumps and sealing the fate of Jewish settlement in the coastal strip. The military plans to raze all Gaza settlement houses within two weeks. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)


An Indian soldier takes up position near India-Bangladesh border in Malda, about 350 km (217 miles) north from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, previously known as Calcutta, August 19, 2005. Indian troops fired on hundreds of Bangladeshi construction workers and soldiers on the frontier on Friday, triggering a gun battle lasting many hours between border guards from both sides, officials said. REUTERS/Bhaskar Ray


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KARACHI, PAKISTAN: A Pakistani paramilitary soldier guards a derailed goods train in Karachi, 21 August 2005. Six wagons of the Lahore-bound Parcel Express train derailed and capsized on the track while the train was passing over the Malir River bridge. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said that it was a minor explosion, which did not cause any casualty except that some wagons of a passing goods train were derailed. AFP PHOTO/Aamir QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)


Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at a check point in Colombo August 18, 2005. The scars of war have yet to heal in Sri Lanka's ravaged north an fears it will reignite are palpable. Residents can only pray the government and Tamil Tiger rebels can defuse an escalating silent war that has killed dozens of police, soldiers, rebel cadres and now the island's foreign minister since a 2002 truce halted two decades of civil war. REUTERS/Adeel Halim


Members of the Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion stand guard during a strike in Dhaka August 20, 2005. The strike was called by opposition parties to protest against the 200 or so bomb attacks on Wednesday that killed two people and hurt about 100. Islamic militants are believed to be responsible. (Rafiqur Rahman/Reuters)


A Russian paratrooper aims his Kalashnikov rifle near an airborne infantry fighting vehicle BMD-2 after parachuting at a training ground in northeastern China, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 in this image from television. Russian and Chinese paratroopers landed along China's northeastern coast on Saturday as some 9,000 soldiers from the two countries began the second stage of their historic first joint military exercises, news reports said. (AP Photo / RTR Russian Channel)


The former head of Ivory Coast's army, General Mathias Doue, pictured in 2004, who threatened to overthrow the government, has made himself an 'outcast' from the military, the west African country's armed forces said.(AFP/File/Kampbel


An Ecuadoran military soldier stands close to a broken oil pipe at the Sacha 189 oil field in Lago Agrio August 21, 2005. Leaders of protests that shut down Ecuador's oil industry over the last week agreed to temporarily halt their attacks and negotiate with the government after they were freed from jail, officials said on Photo by Guillermo Granja/Reuters Sunday.


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LAGO AGRIO, ECUADOR: Employees of Ecuador's Petroecuador oil company work on clean up operations after an oil spillage 20 August, 2005, 38km from Lago Agrio, province of Sucumbios. Petroecuador, which had suspended crude production and exports earlier this week, Saturday partially restarted its activity backed by the Army amidst strikes and protests by workers and locals in the Amazon region demanding a bigger share of oil revenues. AFP PHOTO/Santiago ARMAS (Photo credit should read SANTIAGO ARMAS/AFP/Getty Images)


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DOLORES HIDALGO, MEXICO: Members of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) guard the house where Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the EZLN, is holding a meeting with leaders of social organizations in Dolores Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico, 21 August 2005. AFP PHOTO/Oscar LEON (Photo credit should read OSCAR LEON/AFP/Getty Images)


Armed police patrol Victoria Station in London. Scotland Yard confirmed that the Metropolitan Police have slightly modified a shoot to kill policy after an innocent Brazilian man was killed when he was mistaken for a suicide bomber.(AFP/File/John D McHugh)
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:33:46 PM EDT
Great pics Lumpy!!!!! Thanks!!!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:33:56 PM EDT
Thx Lumpy
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:48:53 PM EDT
thanks
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:59:43 PM EDT
nice pics

thanks
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:00:32 PM EDT
a little heavy one the Marines. Nice.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:06:08 PM EDT
Translation of the poster with the brunette: "The constitution is our opportunity to begin a better life." I guess I still remember a little.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:09:50 AM EDT
Thanks lumpy
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:11:47 AM EDT
Great photos as always, thanks Lumpy.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:23:32 AM EDT
Is that mag in the second to last photo extra large?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:42:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:
Is that mag in the second to last photo extra large?



40 round aftermarket...
It is also FA but in post ban config (except for the A1 flash hisder)... wth?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:52:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:21:55 AM EDT
Lots of good ones today, Lumpy.

Thanks.

(I can't help but hope that all those US troopers will come home understanding the world a little better and that it might keep them from becoming liberals.)
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:23:38 AM EDT
Thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 4:45:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By jvic:
Is that mag in the second to last photo extra large?



40 round aftermarket...
It is also FA but in post ban config (except for the A1 flash hisder)... wth?



Yeah i noticed that too, wtf?

It's not the automatic fire that scares them, its the drive by bayonettings.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:17:54 AM EDT
nice round of pics
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:29:26 AM EDT
awesome!
thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:35:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
Translation of the poster with the brunette: "The constitution is our opportunity to begin a better life." I guess I still remember a little.



Thanks. That's the answer to the exact question I was going to ask.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:44:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By jvic:
Is that mag in the second to last photo extra large?



40 round aftermarket...
It is also FA but in post ban config (except for the A1 flash hisder)... wth?



Yeah i noticed that too, wtf?

It's not the automatic fire that scares them, its the drive by bayonettings.




Um, is that a Mini-14 in the background?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:48:02 AM EDT
excellent pics as always, great work!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:21:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
Translation of the poster with the brunette: "The constitution is our opportunity to begin a better life." I guess I still remember a little.



And here I thought it was an ad for Fox News Network.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:50:51 AM EDT
awesome pics, thanks again
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:09:33 AM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:13:38 AM EDT
great pics! thanks!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:25:37 AM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:35:45 AM EDT
Wow.

I've never seen a British rifle with a gernade launcher and a light kit.

Also the weapon the EZLN guy is holding looks like a one of those Colt PC rifles.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:37:48 AM EDT
Nice !

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:54:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 7:58:19 AM EDT by scottryan]

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By jvic:
Is that mag in the second to last photo extra large?



40 round aftermarket...
It is also FA but in post ban config (except for the A1 flash hisder)... wth?



Yeah i noticed that too, wtf?

It's not the automatic fire that scares them, its the drive by bayonettings.



You are wrong. It's a civilian 6530 lightweight carbine.

It has a blocked lower, thus the pin hole around the autosear area. The pin is too large to be an autosear hole.

This carbine was made by Colt until about 1996 in both "no bayo lug configuration" and post AWB configuration.

6520 = tele stock, 16" slim bbl., still produced today.
6530 = fixed stock, 16" slim bbl.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:59:37 AM EDT
Thanks Lumpy!


Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:58:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 11:11:53 AM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By scottryan:

Originally Posted By 1BMF:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By jvic:
Is that mag in the second to last photo extra large?



40 round aftermarket...
It is also FA but in post ban config (except for the A1 flash hisder)... wth?



Yeah i noticed that too, wtf?

It's not the automatic fire that scares them, its the drive by bayonettings.



You are wrong. It's a civilian 6530 lightweight carbine.

It has a blocked lower, thus the pin hole around the autosear area. The pin is too large to be an autosear hole.

This carbine was made by Colt until about 1996 in both "no bayo lug configuration" and post AWB configuration.

6520 = tele stock, 16" slim bbl., still produced today.
6530 = fixed stock, 16" slim bbl.




Ive seen lots of pics of the Zapatistas over the years. There was an article in SOF a long time ago about how many of thier weapons were supplied to them by leftists from the US. Thats why you see A LOT of commercial guns, including AR15s, Mini-14s and semi AKs.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:07:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:21:38 PM EDT
BTT!
DUPE!
IBTL!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:39:43 PM EDT
Outstanding as usual Lumpy!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:17:41 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:34:50 AM EDT
Thanks for taking the time to share...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:57:11 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:13:39 AM EDT
Thanks for the pics Lumpy, good job.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:58:59 PM EDT
I missed this one! Thanks Lumpy, great pics. BTT
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:34:59 PM EDT
good pics



BTW: I got oi!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:41:27 PM EDT
Good pics!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:50:47 PM EDT
I was wondering how many loaded magazines the US Marine rifleman is issued?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:54:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
BTT!
DUPE!
IBTL!



+1
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 3:05:28 PM EDT
Tag.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:15:03 PM EDT
For those of you who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and were issued a weapon w/ a full A2 buttstock; was it a PITA carrying your weapon around with that thing? Esp. if you were involved in urban-type combat? Just curious. Thanks for your service!
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