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Old 12-24-2014, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A real classic weapon of it's day...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvWJ0gaoRQU
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Pretty cool weapons. A friend of mine had the chance to fire a full-auto MP-40 this summer. He said he was hitting targets at 80 yards, With the "crappy rear sight" being the limiting factor. The weight, slow rate of fire and controllability had him putting all 4-5 rounds of a short burst into the torso of a silhouette out to 40-50 yards.

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Read that during the Stalingrad fighting that Germans actually preferred captured Russian PPsh-41's over the MP40..as it was less prone to jamming. But the drum of the PPsh-41 was known to failure also due to it's thin stamped material..but in close quarters more rounds the better. Love to have a MP40 in my collection...
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Nice link, thank you!!!!
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My chose would be MP 5.
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Nice haul..probably wishes he can sneak it back home.

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3 MP40s, one MG34, one MG43.
Looks like a good time right there.
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Many of them made it home.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
Many of them made it home.
Makes you wonder what our Iraq and Afghan veterans shipped backed home..have to be pretty resourceful to get weapons thru military security.
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Heroin has been the cheapest for years and will go up now we are pulling out.
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