any old pictures of you with your guns




 
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October 4th, 2019  
henryb
 

Topic: any old pictures of you with your guns


Here is one of me in 1964 at my high school . I was on the school rifle team. never did any good during matches i would get rattled .I could shoot the jim clip holding my target during practice but when it came to the real thing i kind of sucked. once in a match we went on in tampa fla i shot a 98 in standing not bad out of a possible 100 next came knelling and prone, i was so excited knowing the curse was broken .i think i shot a 45 and a 50 anyway thats my story and iam sticking to it.lets see yours Thats me in the front middle and my cousin in the front right. i learned to eat latter in life .I went to VN in the army and he went to vn in the marines. I was the smart one
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3 Weeks Ago  
MontyB
 
 
I wish I had taken photos at any stage in my life but my interest in photography only developed with the introduction of the smartphone, until now I have avoided being in front of a camera as much as possible.
One day I should photograph my collection if for no other reason than insurance.
1 Day Ago  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
I wish I had taken photos at any stage in my life but my interest in photography only developed with the introduction of the smartphone, until now I have avoided being in front of a camera as much as possible.
One day I should photograph my collection if for no other reason than insurance.
My first issue L1A1, with wood stock and furniture
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1 Day Ago  
henryb
 
great pic. What year was that taken ?Mine was a m14 loaned to me by my UNCLE for 2 years in 1969
16 Hours Ago  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
My first issue L1A1, with wood stock and furniture
I loved that rifle, it weighed a ton but it was reliable and accurate, I recalled the first steyr they demonstrated left us with no confidence after the sight broke off.

I have since purchased four L1A1 rifles on my collectors license which I am pleased about as I would have had to have turned them in has I put them on my E-Cat license.
16 Hours Ago  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by henryb
great pic. What year was that taken ?Mine was a m14 loaned to me by my UNCLE for 2 years in 1969
That was taken when I was with 5th Battalion Queens Regiment around 1973
16 Hours Ago  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by MontyB
I loved that rifle, it weighed a ton but it was reliable and accurate, I recalled the first steyr they demonstrated left us with no confidence after the sight broke off.
Mine was amazingly accurate, I never got many stoppages with it, brilliant bit of kit. A few months after that photo was taken they replaced it with a new plastic stock version. I bitched about it, but my new rifle turned out to be just as accurate and reliable.

In my opinion the L1A1 was the best British battle rifle since the Lee Enfield Number 1 Mk3*, its only problem was, it was too long getting in and out of trucks and Land Rovers
3 Hours Ago  
Redleg
 
 
I don't know if you count +20 years as an old picture...
But here's me on the Macedonian/Albanian border during UN service in Macedonia (UNPREDEP) back in the days, with a Norwegian produced AG-3 with a collapsible stock.
It's based/licensed on the H&K G3A4, with a few modifications for the Norwegian military.


The AG-3 has been replaced by the HK416 in the recent years.
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