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by wikinger59
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Kradführer issued or carrying pistol as sidearm?
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Kradführer issued or carrying pistol as sidearm?

Don't think I ever have seen a picture of a Wehrmacht motorcycle driver with a pistol as a sidearm.
Seems it would be important to have a sidearm considering the time it would take to remove a slung K98k if under attack while riding.
by wikinger59
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Nationality of WaffenSS soldier (pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 4246

Re: Nationality of WaffenSS soldier (pic)

The weapon is definitely a Tokarev SVT40.
by wikinger59
Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Nationality of WaffenSS soldier (pic)
Replies: 8
Views: 4246

Nationality of WaffenSS soldier (pic)

Anyone can tell from what country this soldier is? I notice a shield on the shoulder boards. Can't tell what it is.
Image
by wikinger59
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Zweispannig
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

zweispännig

Drawn by two horses.
by wikinger59
Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva SVT-40
Replies: 19
Views: 6685

I can shoot my AK (Chi-Com Type 56-1) full-auto without earplugs, but the PPSh actually is painful, cannot shoot even one round without it hurting. Back in the "old days", hearing protection wasn't stressed. The only time I remember using cotton or .45 shells stuck in the ears, was my first experien...
by wikinger59
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: beretta 38-a
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

I've shot a Beretta mod.1938-a. Great shooting smg. Has a nice feel to it in full-auto.
by wikinger59
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva SVT-40
Replies: 19
Views: 6685

Dragunov writes: "hmm, i was wondering how them troops could shoot when them firearms were sooo loud."

That's why you see so many of the old Russian vets with hearing aids in both ears. :D
by wikinger59
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva SVT-40
Replies: 19
Views: 6685

muzzle blast

If you think the muzzle blast of a SVT 40 is bad, try being next to a M/N M44 carbine or... a PPSh-41 with no hearing protection. The PPSh is really painful to the ears. I can shoot a SVT 40 with no muffs (not recommended or fun), but I will not shoot my PPSh without them. Did that once, and never a...
by wikinger59
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva SVT-40
Replies: 19
Views: 6685

AVT 40

Mightythor99, SVT 38 was not made into select fire. There was no AVT 38s- at least none of which I am aware. All the reference books I have read concerning the SVT series, English and German, state the SVT 40 was made into select fire, called AVT 40. Not a successful weapon in full-auto- would not h...
by wikinger59
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Anyone looking for a Mosin-Nagant
Replies: 13
Views: 3744

SVT 40

"and ironically it was the SVT- snaiperskaya vintovka tokareva (tokarev SNIPER RIFLE)"

Not correct. SVT= Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva - (Tokarev Self-loading rifle)
by wikinger59
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva SVT-40
Replies: 19
Views: 6685

"but most studies say that the svt's accuracy was pitiful." I would put more faith in what individuals, who used the SVT in combat said, than in "most studies". I have and shoot two SVTs. They are not as accurate as my M39 by any means, but definitely group good enough at 100 yds to do the job they ...
by wikinger59
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Samozaryadnaya Vintovka Tokareva SVT-40
Replies: 19
Views: 6685

"...its rate of fire", "...massive vertical dispersion" SVT40 was a semi automatic. Don't believe "vertical dispersion" is an applicable term for a semi auto. The AVT40 was the full-auto version. It was not a success. Not many were made. It was not very durable and like the M14, full-auto was imprac...
by wikinger59
Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Günter Grass: "Ich war Mitglied der Waffen-SS"
Replies: 195
Views: 28518

Günter Grass: "Ich war Mitglied der Waffen-SS"

Günter Grass, author of "The Tin Drum" just announced that he had been a member of the Waffen SS. <So sei er als 17-Jähriger aus dem Reichsarbeitsdienst nach Dresden zur Waffen-SS einberufen worden und habe der zehnten SS-Panzerdivision "Frundsberg" angehört.> http://www.aol.de/index.jsp?cid=460934155
by wikinger59
Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Ordnungspolizei- Waffen- u. Schiesstechnischer Leitfaden
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Ordnungspolizei- Waffen- u. Schiesstechnischer Leitfaden

Waffen- u. Schiesstechnischer Leitfaden für die Ordnungspolizei by Karl Fischer . Have decided to sell a bunch of my WWII German books. Just listed the above 1943 copy. This is absolutely the best reference book on German WWII weapons, scopes, military dog, bicycle and horse equipment. Almost 600 pa...
by wikinger59
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Waffen- u. Schiesstechnischer Leitfaden für die Ordnungspoli
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Waffen- u. Schiesstechnischer Leitfaden für die Ordnungspoli

Waffen- u. Schiesstechnischer Leitfaden für die Ordnungspolizei by Karl Fischer . Have decided to sell a bunch of my WWII German books. Just listed the above 1943 copy. This is absolutely the best reference book on German WWII weapons, scopes, military dog and horse equipment. Almost 600 pages with ...