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  1. D.E. Watters

    AK vs. M16 Through History

    FWIW: The former document was part of the 12 volume report assembled by the US Army in response to the Ichord Subcommittee's report. I linked all 12 volumes here. http://sturgeonshouse.ipbhost.com/topic/104-documents-repository-small-arms/?page=3&tab=comments#comment-129310 Ichord Subcommittee Hearings Transcript https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112109164266 Ichord Subcommittee Report https://hdl.handle.net/2027/umn.31951p00793094y
  2. It is conceivable that both the rimless and semi-rimmed cartridges could work with a breechface sized for the semi-rim.
  3. Perhaps that's why they made a new common link, instead of using the legacy KPV link? You are either going to use a semi-rim or belt on a cartridge like that. I wouldn't trust the rotating band for headspacing. FWIW: The US played with its Cal .60 case by necking it down to 12.7mm and all the way up to 27mm before deciding upon the 20x102mm.
  4. The fat boi cartridge case looks to be semi-rimmed. I'm guessing that it is in the 25mm range.
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    Crane carbine vs midlength test results

    Don't know. The 2018 presentations haven't been posted on DTIC's webpage yet. When they go up, it will probably be at this link: https://ndia.dtic.mil/2018/armament/2018armament.html
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    The terrible movies and reviews thread

    My immediate guess is the supernatural, like "The Crow" and several other supernatural revenge flicks.
  7. D.E. Watters

    The terrible movies and reviews thread

    I'm anxiously awaiting the Q-Bert and Frogger movies. Loved the Rampage arcades games though...
  8. I caught a 1971 International Defense Review on eBay the other week. It confirmed the Lockheed connection for International sales. They would also supply the tooling and setup, while ArmaLite would handle QC. Another interesting comment was that Mauser was looking at buying a license for it.
  9. D.E. Watters

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    It even has the Bible verse marking intact. John 8:12 really makes more sense for an NVD or WML anyway.
  10. D.E. Watters

    Documents Repository: Small Arms

    Here are links to all 12 volumes of the US Army's "Report of the M16 Rifle Review Panel" written in response to the Ichord Subcommittee Hearings and Report. DTIC has finally made the entire set available online for free download. History of the M16 Weapon System http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953110.pdf Small Arms Test Policies and Procedures http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953111.pdf Audit Trail and Analysis of M16A1 Weapon and Ammunition System Tests http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953112.pdf Review and Analysis of M16 Rifle Training http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953113.pdf Ammunition Development Program http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953114.pdf Procurement, Production, and Distribution History of the AR15-M16-M16A1 Weapon System http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953115.pdf Review and Analysis of M16 System Reliability http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953116.pdf M16 Surveys in the Republic of Vietnam http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953117.pdf Review and Analysis of the Army Organizational Structure and Management Practices for the Development, Testing, and Product Improvement of Small Arms Rifle Systems http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953118.pdf Audit Trail of Chief of Staff, Army Actions and Decisions Concerning the M16 http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953119.pdf The Army Small Arms Program http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953120.pdf M16 Product Improvement Modifications http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a953121.pdf
  11. SAR once wrote up a Class II Manufacturer that had converted a PSL from 7.62x54mmR to .50 Alaskan.
  12. The story at the time was that the SAS spent more money in testing the candidate weapons than they did in purchasing the selected L119A1.
  13. Someone still needs to interview Knox's George Reynolds before he gets too old and begins pining for the fjords. I want to know about his 30mm single-shot and semi-auto underbarrel grenade launcher designs for the US Army back in the 1970s. I believe that he was also behind Knox's standalone semi-auto 30mm grenade launcher that was flogged for several years by Honeywell and then ATK before the OICW program finally drove a stake through its heart. Most folks know him now for the current Armalite AR30 and AR50 rifles.
  14. FWIW: Paul Jaeger has something of a cult following among custom rifle collectors. http://www.germanhuntingguns.com/archives/archive-jaeger-paul/
  15. Never mind that the British SAS had acquired 5,000 AR-15 in 1965, and put them to use almost immediately in Borneo. Never mind that they ordered another 13,000, circa 1967.