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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 16:11 pm 
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Fallschirmjäger wrote:
And the StG 44 was the first to meet all these criteria. Blam. Mind - Blown.

As you see, it wasn't.

I dont get the 'I want to be different' twist a lot of re-enactors have.
If you want to be unique then re-enacting the mass 'uniformed' armies of the 20th century is not really where you should be looking. Try the middle ages?
It is ego driven, the delusion that you are in someway special. That in any army you would stand out? You wouldn't.


I do.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 16:29 pm 
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I can understand wanting to be different - other wise everyone would be in easy company.

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Differant as a group - fine and dandy.
Differant as an individual - Not good - cos everyone wants to be special - ends up with the group looking Abismal.

It is the bain of the hobby - Everyone thinks they are too special to do it properly.

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Fallschirmjäger wrote:
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And teaching others that the Stg44 wasn't the first is even harder.
A lot depends on the definition of 'assault rifle'.


Definition -

It must be an individual weapon with provision to fire from the shoulder (i.e. a buttstock);
It must be capable of selective fire;
It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle;
Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable magazine rather than a feed-belt.
And it should at least have a firing range of 300 meters (984 feet)

And the StG 44 was the first to meet all these criteria. Blam. Mind - Blown.


lots of thing met that criteria - apart from those modern weapons referred to before.


on reflection given that historical weapons should be allowed a bit of leeway in regards to the 300m range does that make the Nock Gun or the very first c96 auto both assault rifles?


its generally accepted that the assault rifle was born with the Cei-Rigotti of 1890, the winchester 1907 as adapted for the french army in 1915 or the Federov avtomat as all used cartridges now considered similar to todays intermediate cartridge although without someone adept at PR to give in a cool name they never became assault rifles. the federov avtomat is generally seen as the granddaddy of the assault rifle.


anyway it certainly wasn't a german invention - they just made it efficient

even during ww2 the FN design team had got the SLEM1 (which became the FN model 49) working by 1944. it was possibly the gun we should have reequiped the british army with post war (as the Em2 was a bit space age)

thats the wonder about the internet - you get to learn so much, you might have to google the names of guns for more details though.

but to go back on topic theres a reason you've never heard of any of these guns compared to a karbine or Stug.

and its cos they was rare as rockinghorses

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gliderinf wrote:
Differant as a group - fine and dandy.
Differant as an individual - Not good - cos everyone wants to be special - ends up with the group looking Abismal.

It is the bain of the hobby - Everyone thinks they are too special to do it properly.


i totally agree we have to remember we are portraying a military unit and that means most men are the same with the exception of nco's and co's. bog standard infantry are always the same otherwise they look ridiculous on parade. remember its re-enacting not airsoft :P and if you want to use a soviet firearm I personally think you should just use it for soviet reenactments, im not a fan of useing the enermys weapons it should be what was issued. but in a way it does look good because the jerrys did use ruskie firearms and das reich even used t34's! I would say groups should limit the amout of foreighn firearms they use but let everyone have a chance to have a go.

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SiggyScott wrote:
Never said i was "too special". I value constructive criticism. As I stated at the beginning of the post, my current personality is based on accounts from a friend on his SS relative and from his personal accounts my use of weapon and other select items are added to the ensemble. When I buy my new Richard A Underwood uniform, he will be issued with standard issue weaponry.

Again, thanks for the advice.


If you're getting a plane tree smock why arent you getting SM wholesale or pantherstore? Far better quality


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hello,
im a lt colonel in the 9th SS i got a luger plus p38 and a mp40.just started to get my ribbon bar in real medals etc.when in russia tey used anything that worked!.


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Comedy gold. 9th SS is a bit more complex than that.


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