WWIIReenacting.co.uk Forums

Uniting UK Re-enactors since 2003
 

It is currently Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:31 am

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
Offline
 Post subject: Recognise these chaps??
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 15:20 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
Image


Top
 

Support the Forum
END OF YEAR OFFER - HALF PRICE SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIPS - CLICK THE BANNER TO READ MORE AND SUPPORT THE FORUM

Username
Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 15:44 pm 
1000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:18 am
Posts: 1081
Location: Essex
Real Name: Rob
Group: EAFVG, EMLRA & other
Really good pic.

If you notice Churchill is the only one holding the rifle correctly with his elbow tucked .

Did any one pick Eisenhower up on this.

_________________
Rob.

Freedom of expression is essential in enabling democracy to work and public participation in decision-making. Citizens cannot exercise their right to vote effectively or take part in public decision-making if they do not have free access to information and ideas and are not able to express their views freely. Freedom of expression is thus not only important for individual dignity but also to participation, accountability and democracy. Violations of freedom of expression often go hand in hand with other violations, in particular the right to freedom of association and assembly.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 16:07 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
rob8066 wrote:
Really good pic.

If you notice Churchill is the only one holding the rifle correctly with his elbow tucked .

Did any one pick Eisenhower up on this.


Ah - the chicken-wing style!!

YES - LOADS of chatting about Ike's arm position on the forum I located the pic on

Seems it WAS how the USMC were taught to shoot at the time, plus army target shooters used the style too!!


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 16:10 pm 
1000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:18 am
Posts: 1081
Location: Essex
Real Name: Rob
Group: EAFVG, EMLRA & other
You need a decent RSM or in this case a Master Sergeant to beat you on the elbow until you remember to keep your elbow down.

Churchill looks so at home with the M1, I wonder who he is thinking off whilst pulling the trigger.

_________________
Rob.

Freedom of expression is essential in enabling democracy to work and public participation in decision-making. Citizens cannot exercise their right to vote effectively or take part in public decision-making if they do not have free access to information and ideas and are not able to express their views freely. Freedom of expression is thus not only important for individual dignity but also to participation, accountability and democracy. Violations of freedom of expression often go hand in hand with other violations, in particular the right to freedom of association and assembly.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 16:42 pm 
1000+ Poster
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:43 am
Posts: 1172
Location: Hellfire Corner, Kent
rob8066 wrote:
You need a decent RSM or in this case a Master Sergeant to beat you on the elbow until you remember to keep your elbow down.

Churchill looks so at home with the M1, I wonder who he is thinking off whilst pulling the trigger.


probably le grand Charles :lol:


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 20:21 pm 
Forum Legend
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 13:36 pm
Posts: 25060
Location: Hartlepool, awaiting a Zulu charge, cuppa in hand
Real Name: Ian Hannant
Group: Unable to commit
rob8066 wrote:
You need a decent RSM or in this case a Master Sergeant to beat you on the elbow until you remember to keep your elbow down.

Churchill looks so at home with the M1, I wonder who he is thinking off whilst pulling the trigger.

Lady Astor!

_________________
Lo, There Do I See My Father
Lo, There Do I See My Mother, My Sisters And My Brothers
Lo, There Do I See My People, Back To The Beginning
Lo, There Do They Call To Me, And Beg Me To Take My Place
In The Halls Of Valhalla, Where the Brave Shall Live Forever

In the chaos of battle, when the ground beneath your feet is a slurry of blood, puke, p**s and the entrails of friends and enemies alike, it's easy to turn to the gods for salvation. But it's soldiers who do the fighting, and soldiers who do the dying, and the gods never get their feet wet.

One enemy is never enough, two is far too many
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
Jo Hukam


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 23:33 pm 
 Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 21:39 pm
Posts: 720
Location: LINCOLNSHIRE
No body mentioned Churchills stance though, but I suppose the carbine round dosn't have much in the way of recoil.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 23:45 pm 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
m3bobby wrote:
No body mentioned Churchills stance though, but I suppose the carbine round dosn't have much in the way of recoil.


...what's wrong with his stance?

Ever fired a M1 Carbine? Almost zero recoil, so no need to lean into it...wish I still owned mine, one of the most fun guns there is for a day at the range


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:00 am 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 13:24 pm
Posts: 95
Location: Halifax NS, Canada
Real Name: Jonathan Harrison
Group: The Atlantic Canadian WWII Living History Assoc.
I could have bought a M1 Carbine last year but passed on it, I can afford the rifle but not the ammunition.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:12 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
Johnny_H wrote:
I could have bought a M1 Carbine last year but passed on it, I can afford the rifle but not the ammunition.


...guess you are either in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or NOT in the UK

The ammo is easy - make your own!
That said, it's quite cheap to get some factory stuff for the carbine if you shop around


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:15 am 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 13:24 pm
Posts: 95
Location: Halifax NS, Canada
Real Name: Jonathan Harrison
Group: The Atlantic Canadian WWII Living History Assoc.
In Eastern Canada its expensive and only available at gun shows. I know a guy who is getting into reloading, as a matter of fact hes the same fella that had the carbine for sale.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:33 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
You can get a Lee Loader for about $20US - it's all I used for the carbine when I had mine

At least your gun laws are slightly better than here in the UK!

IF it's still for sale & at a good price it'd be a good investment as they're getting sought after - check out the Collector Grade books "War Baby" & "War Baby II"

....even browsing either of those books WILL end up in you starting a carbine collection. Stay away from the modern Auto Ordnance ones, I've heard they're poorly made & very prone to malfunctions


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:38 am 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 13:24 pm
Posts: 95
Location: Halifax NS, Canada
Real Name: Jonathan Harrison
Group: The Atlantic Canadian WWII Living History Assoc.
Rgr that Saddler, I'm also on a student budget and a No.4 is higher up on my list with it being integral to my WW II impression. I want the carbines bigger brother the M1 Garand, I want one of those something awful. Gun laws here are okay, I guess, certainly less strict than the UK laws from what I hear.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:44 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
Pity you aint in the USA

The CMP are selling Garands for $500 & upwards - but ya have to be a US citizen & member of a gun club to qualify

2nd best bet - look on GunBroker

...dunno if there is such as thing as Craiglist in Canada: I hear horror stories about some of the US sales that go on through it...


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 0:48 am 
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 13:24 pm
Posts: 95
Location: Halifax NS, Canada
Real Name: Jonathan Harrison
Group: The Atlantic Canadian WWII Living History Assoc.
I've heard nothing about craigslist other than the dirtier "working girls" stories that end up all over the internet.


Top
 

Offline
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:00 am 
1000+ Poster
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:45 am
Posts: 1227
Location: East Lothian
Real Name: Jonathan Moore
Group: HBSA, Lovat Society, UKPSA
more a case of folk listing items that are Class III, as they've shortened barrels...or added stocks, grips & such to pistol versions of H&K carbines, etc.

Anyway - 01.00 here - off to bed

Good luck finding an M1, or three ;)


Top
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: