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Discussion in 'Living History' started by panzergrenadiere, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Cavalry Rupert

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    well, the thing is we dont re-enact every weekend so and we aint doing anything until next year now anyway (except a photoshoot tomorrow I am attending) so it could be a problem anyway.

    As for weapons, some guys own their own live or blank firers, mostly we rent them though.
     
  2. John Dudek

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    Hi Stefan. If memory serves, John Diefenbaker was Canada's Prime Minister in the early 1960's. Best wishes, John.
     
  3. panzergrenadiere

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    I own my own K98 and one of the leaders of my unit makes blanks for us. He charges around $22 for a 100 blanks. I have one more event for the year on next saterday I can't wait for it.
     
  4. Andreas Seidel

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    Do some of you fire your weapons with live ammo on a range every now and then?
     
  5. panzergrenadiere

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    I've wanted to fire live ammo with K98 since the day I bought it. Don't laugh,but my mom doesn't want me to go to the range and freaks out every time I bring it up. :mad:
     
  6. Stefan

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    I dont actualy own my own live rifle (god damn lisencing laws :() but i do have a couple of deacts. Anyhow, I have fired 5.56 on a range but I really want to get out there with a K98 or an enfield.
    Thanks john, I will change my sig soon as i can be bothered
     
  7. Ron

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by panzergrenadiere:
    I've wanted to fire live ammo with K98 since the day I bought it. Don't laugh,but my mom doesn't want me to go to the range and freaks out every time I bring it up. :mad:<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Where the heck did you find a K98?!
    and well don't worry...soon as you can drive and purchase ammo...you can take it down to a range as much as you want!! :D
     
  8. panzergrenadiere

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    Its not hard at all to find a K98, just go to a gunshow or gunshop. They are not very expensive either, I got mine for $75, but you usually don't get them that cheap. You most likely will spend between $150-$200 for a decent one for reenacting. I have yet to go to a gunshow that didn't have a K98 for sale. So just go to a gunshow and look around I'm sure you'll find one.
     
  9. Ron

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    cool thanks
     
  10. Andreas Seidel

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    A friend of mine used to own a K98k, but swapped it for a rifle three times it's value. He mentioned it had quite a recoil, especially when firing it for longer periods of time.
     
  11. Stefan

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    When you are a re-enactor that is not really an issue. We fire blanks all the time and so the recoil on most rifles is easily ignorable. I know my Enfield at the last battle had so little recoil I didnt realise when I had had a missfire. It also meant I was very tentative after a missfire because I wasnt sure if it was going to go off after I opened the chamber.
     
  12. panzergrenadiere

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    The most noticeable force or recoil from a weapon during a reenactment is from my unit's i.g. gun or our pak 40. I guarantee that you wil feel it.
     
  13. Stefan

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    Then again there is that old saying from the german trenches of WW1, 'he who fires an anti tank gun from his shoulder is an idiot' :D ;) ;) . I know what you mean though. Wish we had a PAK, damn lucky bloody americans *mumble mumble mumble.......*
     
  14. panzergrenadiere

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    Sorry I keep rubing it in your face about the pak and our other stuff. Its all in good fun.

    I feel like the most popular kid in school today. The story about how I do reenacting was in the newspaper today and people liked it. I thought I was gonna be taunted and harassed all day, but the oposite happened. If today was a dream please dont' wake me. ;) I'm gonna scan the article and try and post it here. I have a tactical/living history event to go to tomorrow so it might be alittle while before I scan it.

    Hopefully I'll have a new after action report after me and my fellow panzergrenadieres push the americans out of the Addennes, er I mean across the farm field.
     
  15. Andreas Seidel

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    That sounds like good news - the press got it right for once. And even better - nobody even harassing you? [​IMG] Sounds too good to be true! Maybe people are starting to see reenactment as a valid hobby...
     
  16. panzergrenadiere

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    I just got back from my event today and I'm dead tired, but I still have enough energy to right about it. I'm not doing a regular report yet, but I will. Right now I'm just saying a few things about it.

    I have no idea how many rounds I fired today, it was alot. Well, the americans outnumbered us big time, but we still gave them one good fight, it wasn't a very clear battle. It ended up breaking up into small unit actions and no one knew where anyone was. At one point was I was returning to the battle after getting more ammo, I was captured by americans from the 1st div. Another thing that happened today which was pretty cool, I got to use a mg42 for a little while. Latter I'll put all this together into a story.

    Also I bought myself an heer zeltquater, so I finally have some cammo to wear.
     
  17. Stefan

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    Lucky so and so, I dont ahve another event until january :( . On the other hand I have a load of camo, M44 tunic (peas dot), Italian camo trousers etc. How do you post images on this forum??? I have a load of pics from a photoshoot I attended a while back you may like to see.
     
  18. C.Evans

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    About the only thing I can contribute here is that on occasion I do take my AC coded 1943 Walther P-38 out on the firing range.

    Even rarer, I take my 1898 Krag Carbine out on the range.

    As yet, I havent taken my 1936 S-42 K-98 with Ansteckmagazin (holds 25 rounds of 8x57 Mauser) but I am looking forward to firing it someday.

    [ 21 December 2001: Message edited by: C.Evans ]</p>
     
  19. Andreas Seidel

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    Carl, how do you like the P38/P1? My experience is that it's a good gun (and I even like the look!) but it wears out very quickly. That's why all the ones in the German army are only about 10-15 years old (for comparison, the G3s are up to 30 years old!!). Also almost nobody in the army can shoot with a pistol.

    We're replacing the P1 with the P8 now, which is a much better gun, but of course doesn't have "flair" of the old one! [​IMG]

    Stefan: I may be joining you for your January battle.... still have to see if I can get things organised.
     
  20. C.Evans

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    Hello Andreas. I love firing the P-38 I have. This pistol is many time much more accurate to fire than say the P-08, it is also my favorite German Army Pistol.

    I have never tried the P-1, even though its like you pointed out just a newer version of the P-38.

    The P-8 is new to me, i've not heard of that model. What happened to the Walther P-5? those were supposed to be excellent Walthers. Here in the states, a Walther P-5 will list for about $750.00 up to just under $1,500.00.

    I like my P-38 for several reasons.

    1) Less likely to jam--unlike the P-08.
    2) Easier to operate.
    3) Better balancing.
    4) Much more accurate then the P-08.
    5) The P-38 fits perfect in my right hand, as the Luger fits well but is a bit off balanced.
    6) Nice P-38's are easy to find and at decent prices.
    7) The magazines are of a more practicable design than the Luger mags.
    8) The P-38 when fired doesnt "jump" as much as a Luger does.
    9) Spare parts are easier to find and much cheaper in price than Luger parts--at least around here where I am living.
    10) Where I aim the P-38 at--I hit my target with much more accuracy. Lugers are more difficult to "control", for instance: If a target was standing say about 10 meters away from me and I fired at the center--chances are I will hit center, or close. Now with a Luger, if I aimed at the same target from the same distance abd fired, the lift of the Lugers barrel is so much more than the P-38 that I would not hit the center--rather I would hit the targets forehead.

    Now if I could only get my mitts on a G-3 rifle

    :D
     

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