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Infantry Weapons of WWII

Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by Mutant Poodle, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Roel

    Roel New Member

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    Say, Tony, since you're such a weapons expert maybe you could answer SgtBob's question? It seems no other forum member has a good answer he's very certain of.

    Oh and thanks for breaking down my argument :angry: :D
     
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    i think lock and load means load your gun and lock the safety catch

    also my theory on the 50. cal is that you pull once to load and second time to cock
     
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    Surely then it would be load and lock.
     
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    Yes "lock and load" means you lock in a magazine and then pull back the action (once) in order to chamber a round. But with the .50 Cal. the belt ammo is already in the weapon when they cycle the action two times. I'm sure it's a simple explanation.
     
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    Belt ammo is placed on the feed tray, as with the GPMG, which I have used, but only one cocking motion is required with this weapon.
     

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