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Posted: 10/22/2016 11:35:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:36:16 AM EDT
Cool.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:37:58 AM EDT
So, a 10lb. M2 carbine?
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:39:04 AM EDT
Now that's something you don't see every day.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:43:09 AM EDT
As soon as he said that the specifications called for 5lbs, my first thought was that there was no fucking way that was 5lbs.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:47:00 AM EDT
I wonder what the recoil was like.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:47:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By primuspilum:
Cool.
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Originally Posted By Thrasymachus:
I wonder what the recoil was like.
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What recoil
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:54:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By forker:
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It is so much more then that. If you can't appreciate, i can't help you.

I love prototype firearms.

Just the amount of engineering that went in to these pieces, to make an idea that came from someone's thoughts, in to fruition.

Must be very satisfying to hold your idea in your hands, and absolutely crushing at the same time, that no one else may appreciate your design, or it is a huge failure.

The best i can relate to this, would be when i was a kid playing with Lego.

I would have an idea in my head, and couldn't do anything else until it was it was built, and perfect.

Didn't matter what other creations i had to tear apart for that certain piece. Only that idea, and the satisfaction of it coming to life mattered.

Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:56:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Thrasymachus:
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Probably like shooting a heavy .22.

Nothing at all, just a burst going through a single ragged hole, if the shooter did his job.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:56:50 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

What recoil
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By Thrasymachus:
I wonder what the recoil was like.

What recoil


True. It must have shot like a laser.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:58:40 AM EDT
There was one of these at a recent OGCA display show, along with a bunch of other Thompsons and related gear. A very impressive display to say the least.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 12:05:25 PM EDT
Ian is a stud.
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Ian is a stud.
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You should be thankful he shares with us all this wonderful history, instead of insulting the man.

If you love firearms, and their history, that is all this guy delivers for his audience.

No BS annoying 5 minute intro, no BS, just straight to the facts, breakdown, good explanation of the mechanical function of the weapon, it's history in production or not.

One of the best channels for Firearms.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 12:27:59 PM EDT
Never knew that they made one in 30 Carbine. Very cool (but mostly useless).
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 12:38:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By burkeva:
Never knew that they made one in 30 Carbine. Very cool (but mostly useless).
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They made several different calibers, including 45 Remington-Thompson. Imagine an SMG with 44 Magnum performance levels.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 12:50:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CorruptBureaucrat:

They made several different calibers, including 45 Remington-Thompson. Imagine an SMG with 44 Magnum performance levels.
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Originally Posted By CorruptBureaucrat:
Originally Posted By burkeva:
Never knew that they made one in 30 Carbine. Very cool (but mostly useless).

They made several different calibers, including 45 Remington-Thompson. Imagine an SMG with 44 Magnum performance levels.


I think part of the prototype was to say this is what we can do with existing tools and machining, as a control against the .30 carbine trials.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 12:53:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Jman78:



You should be thankful he shares with us all this wonderful history, instead of insulting the man.

If you love firearms, and their history, that is all this guy delivers for his audience.

No BS annoying 5 minute intro, no BS, just straight to the facts, breakdown, good explanation of the mechanical function of the weapon, it's history in production or not.

One of the best channels for Firearms.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Ian is a stud.



You should be thankful he shares with us all this wonderful history, instead of insulting the man.

If you love firearms, and their history, that is all this guy delivers for his audience.

No BS annoying 5 minute intro, no BS, just straight to the facts, breakdown, good explanation of the mechanical function of the weapon, it's history in production or not.

One of the best channels for Firearms.

Insulting? I think he was complimenting him...
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 1:02:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By grey50beast:

Insulting? I think he was complimenting him...
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Originally Posted By grey50beast:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Ian is a stud.



You should be thankful he shares with us all this wonderful history, instead of insulting the man.

If you love firearms, and their history, that is all this guy delivers for his audience.

No BS annoying 5 minute intro, no BS, just straight to the facts, breakdown, good explanation of the mechanical function of the weapon, it's history in production or not.

One of the best channels for Firearms.

Insulting? I think he was complimenting him...


That's what I'm getting too

I think it's impossible to hate that guy. He's also on inrangetv on youtube. Great stuff there as well.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:47:49 PM EDT
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I think part of the prototype was to say this is what we can do with existing tools and machining, as a control against the .30 carbine trials.
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Originally Posted By CorruptBureaucrat:
Originally Posted By burkeva:
Never knew that they made one in 30 Carbine. Very cool (but mostly useless).

They made several different calibers, including 45 Remington-Thompson. Imagine an SMG with 44 Magnum performance levels.


I think part of the prototype was to say this is what we can do with existing tools and machining, as a control against the .30 carbine trials.

Oh yes. How can we convert existing weapons to this caliber?
I still wish the Army had adopted the .45 RT Thompson. The Thompson had notoriously short range in normal configuration, with a much more powerful cartridge it might be an interesting middle ground between LMG and SMG.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 7:49:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:

What recoil
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Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
Originally Posted By Thrasymachus:
I wonder what the recoil was like.

What recoil

This is what I was thinking too.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 8:20:26 PM EDT
It would be neat in 22 Johnson Spitfire.
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It caused PTSD, so they discontinued the production.
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 8:31:35 PM EDT
Looks like the closest we would have had to an equivalent of the StG44 (which also weighed in at 10 lbs unloaded).

Yeah I know about the M2 Carbine, but this looks much more like an assault rifle.
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