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by Rodger Herbst
Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: American rifles....
Replies: 45
Views: 10938

Yes John what a hell of a ammo mess that would have been. pylo,didn't the Ross have some heat treating problems also didn't Gen. Marshall send over some French 75s with the ammo of which we had tons of the stuff.
Eddystone was the place were BLW was located,they also had a ammo factory there.
by Rodger Herbst
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 98 K scope
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Thanks MG 42, i agree, lot of trouble for 1.5 power.
by Rodger Herbst
Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Rifle scopes
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Thanks for your imput Dirlewanger,in this day and age with computer controled machine tools and cutting methods it is very possible to make a take down snipers rifle. I think that such a rifle would have to be machined to a very close tolerance and any carless handling that would put even a small bu...
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Rifle scopes
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Rifle scopes

This is not a bashing of the movies. It seems the shooter is going to ace someone he gets a upper story room with a nice view of the target, opens a case, takes out a breakdown rifle, assembles the barrel, mounts the scope and is ready to put one through the hero. Looks funny too me, i always though...
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 98 K scope
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

98 K scope

were all 98 Ks drilled and tapped to take a scope? I seem to recall an article that a low powered scope(not a snipers scope) was issued, it was more of a sighting aide i belive, of all the pictures i've seen of German troops i have never seen one with the low power scope,but it was said many were is...
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: American rifles....
Replies: 45
Views: 10938

John, if you can find the book "The Locomotives that Baldwin built" they have the whole story of the 30-06 and the .303 Enfields. I think it started out with Remington out souceing to Baldwin, then selling out that part, etc etc etc,you know what i mean when companies start changeing around who can ...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: American rifles....
Replies: 45
Views: 10938

John, I think Baldwin Locomotive Works turned out a great number of the Enfield 30-06 rifles, i think a lot of them went to the UK home guard,could be wrong though.
by Rodger Herbst
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: American rifles....
Replies: 45
Views: 10938

I know Reb, when we turned our '03 in for Garrands you could almost see the tears and forbodings of gloom that came over a lot of old timers,but us youngsters showed no pity, now i know how they felt because i've became a M1 Garrand booster. Lot like we laughed at the cavalry when they had to give u...
by Rodger Herbst
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: USMC training
Replies: 48
Views: 6549

Korea and Vietnam had about the same number of killed. Lot of guys died for what?
by Rodger Herbst
Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:10 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: American rifles....
Replies: 45
Views: 10938

There seems a lot of talk about the accuracy of the '03 Springfield and how it would affect the scores. Those scores were rifle range scores and you shot for extra pay if you qualified, it had nothing to do with combat shooting were you wanted fire power,RPM, I was glad to see that old blunderbus go...
by Rodger Herbst
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: USMC training
Replies: 48
Views: 6549

Seems to be a lot of talk about the wrong war and it's threat to US. What about Korea? A lot of us who fought in WW2 also fought in Korea, and we lost over 50,000 good men. I don't think Korea was a threat to the US or too a lot of the countries who sent troops. Anyone know how many Brits who were i...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French Resistance after the war
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

I've heard the Resistance was penetrated by German counter intelligence is it true? After the war the French really had a tough time getting back on track untill de Gaulle took over,lot of people disliked him, but i think he saved thier ass. A lot of people belittle the French for not fighting harde...
by Rodger Herbst
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French Resistance after the war
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

Thanks guys for your imput, I think i've come to realize that the French Resistance movement can be a very complicated issue. Some of the things i've read or heard about were resistance members accuse some people of being collaberators when it was just to get even on a personal level,in fact some pe...
by Rodger Herbst
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: French Resistance after the war
Replies: 16
Views: 4003

French Resistance after the war

It seems that the French Resistance had more than one party and they didn't get along too well. After the war there seemed to be a lot of finger pointing to discredit each other and a lot of it was of a personal nature that to me was getting even for past arguments. Some of the stories that one hear...
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tigers
Replies: 20
Views: 2891

I see Maybach has a car,part of the Benz group i believe,why couldn't they make some tank engine parts for the Tigers?