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Old November 11th, 2016, 10:54 AM
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Interesting MP5:


At first glance it looks like an MP5K. But note how the buttstock attaches. This looks like a chopped MP5A.

And note the weirdo butt shape. It's not concave or convex but flat. Your guess is as good as mine.

The HK factory sling has been converted to a two-point, but the sling clip on the magazine well is still there.

In the USA, this wouldn't be a big deal. It would just be another build. But wherever homegirl is, that makes this ensemble more interesting.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by johnlee
Interesting MP5:

In the USA, this wouldn't be a big deal. It would just be another build. But wherever homegirl is, that makes this ensemble more interesting.

Pakistan.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 04:00 PM
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Old November 13th, 2016, 04:01 PM
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Old November 14th, 2016, 09:34 AM
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Those Pakistani baby MP5s are sweet.

Thanks for sharing pics.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 02:29 PM
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Please share your experience: Do I want my AR-15 red dot sight to 1/3 or absolute co-witness my iron sights?
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Old November 14th, 2016, 03:25 PM
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Please share your experience: Do I want my AR-15 red dot sight to 1/3 or absolute co-witness my iron sights?

Share your opinion. Which do YOU like and why?
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Old November 14th, 2016, 09:07 PM
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Please share your experience: Do I want my AR-15 red dot sight to 1/3 or absolute co-witness my iron sights?

I'm shopping for a red dot sight as well. Although I have been contemplating red dot vs. variable magnification with the emphasis on low magnification.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 08:35 AM
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Share your opinion. Which do YOU like and why?

I've shot both, but only in very fast matches where I had to pick up an unfamiliar rifle, fire five shots, and put it down. I've not had the chance to handle or shoot one next to the other, paying attention only to the sights.

The rifle has a fixed front post and flip rear, so I'm only really worried about the front. This is an inexpensive rifle with a mil-spec front post/gas block, and I don't feel like re-doing everything to install a front flip. I just want to install a red dot and keep it a fun range gun.

I don't like the way a red dot overlays the front post on absolute co-witness. It's distracting. On the other hand, the overall height of the red dot would be lower, I'd have a single cheek weld, and it would be easier to aim through if the battery failed. But none of that is as important to me as just having a rifle that's fun to shoot, so I'm leaning toward the 1/3.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 10:22 AM
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This is an inexpensive rifle with a mil-spec front post/gas block, and I don't feel like re-doing everything to install a front flip.

...

I don't like the way a red dot overlays the front post on absolute co-witness. It's distracting.

Right there. You answered your own question.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 03:00 PM
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MP5 in Spain:

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Old November 29th, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Belgian AX Super Mag with factory can:

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Belgian Soldiers from 12/13 Li - Light Infantry Battalion

The Snipers are also in training in the camp of boletice in the Czech Republic.

Photos: Marc Ganser – LtBn – 12/13 Li

Close-up of the Accuracy International factory cans:



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Old December 5th, 2016, 01:21 PM
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Note the ejection and how the case tips out from the case head rather than the mouth. It's a really neat gun. I wish Larry Vickers had shown how it disassembles, because it's even neater the way it takes down.

Larry's is nice, but Buddy Hinton's is way nicer:


The wood is more in line with a high-quality battle rifle and the bipod and bayonet lug are both present.
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Old December 5th, 2016, 02:46 PM
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Nice comparo of the 510 and HK91:

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Old December 8th, 2016, 12:22 PM
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Spanish AW:

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Old December 9th, 2016, 03:08 PM
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Larry's video of the AMT is sweet and it's cool that he's wearing that Explorer II again.

I was kinda disappointed that he didn't call the StG 57 series "the Rolex of assault rifles". As cliche as that would have been, I just kept waiting to hear it.
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Old December 10th, 2016, 04:12 PM
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StG57:


No bipod on this 510-4:


510-4 diagram:


Note the swing arc of the hammer and how it seemingly interrupts the recoil spring. This is because the hammer swings on the left side of the trigger group and strikes a hinged firing pin lever on the carrier:


Also note the cross-section of the "rollers" and how they are more like radiused flaps than actual rollers. This is probably to avoid patent infringement on the StG45 and G3 roller design.

These are really neat guns.
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Old December 10th, 2016, 05:49 PM
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Nice comparo shot of the FG42 and 510-4:

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Old December 10th, 2016, 11:36 PM
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Old December 12th, 2016, 10:42 AM
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I have to say that second pic of private shit-head holding all of those magnificent weapons in such a shitty way depresses me. Somehow it strikes me as the military version of some lowlife thief who comes across a Royal Hammerless Ejector and saws off the barrels to go rob a bank with.

This pic of General Lee with a captured FG42 is more in line with how special the weapon is:




I hope he brought it home with him in some duffel bag.
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Old December 13th, 2016, 10:49 AM
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Old December 16th, 2016, 01:18 PM
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That video may not seem like much today. But in the 1980s when I was a kid, that video was action-packed, hispeed gun porn. No other gun company at the time marketed its guns the way that Heckler & Koch did.

The local gunshops would play that video on the shitty VHS machines and small screens with lousy sound. But I have to wonder how much of my HK love came from that video.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 04:24 PM
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Old December 20th, 2016, 04:33 PM
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Quote:
Dynamic display of vehicles and materials of the Light Infantry Brigade "Galicia" VII (BRILAT) of the Spanish Army. Pontevedra (Galicia, Spain), October 8, 2016.
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Old December 20th, 2016, 04:35 PM
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