Marine Corps Trivia - Page 10




 
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Boots
 
July 27th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Once again the Grunt from Canada Nails it.


For 25.

The USMC traded in what Machine Gun for What Machine Gun as part of the AEF in 1917?
July 27th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
was it the French Chauchat to be replaced by the Browning m1917 which replaced the Lewis?
July 28th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Close but not quite.

The issued guns were replaced because they were needed for aircraft.
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Boots
August 2nd, 2005  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Wild stab in the dark:

They traded in the original Browning machine gun that he invented in the late 1800's for the .30 machine gun he developed in 1911?
August 9th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
The Gun that was replaced was fed by a top mounted drum magazine. The gun that replaced it was fed by a half moon magazine.
August 14th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Okay I'll make it 50.

One more clue.

The MG that was replaced was not a Browning. Remember the Marines were way down in the food chain.

After the War the Marines were reissued this GUN. and used it to great effect in the Banana Wars .
August 28th, 2005  
OORAH
 
 
I think it was the Chachaut that replaced the Lewis Gun
September 4th, 2005  
Marinerhodes
 
 
hoohaa 310 has it right here is a good read on it:

When the Marines deployed to France, they carried along their trusty M1917 Lewis guns. Upon arrival, however, the Marines were dismayed when informed by the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) that they would have to relinquish their Lewis guns to be replaced by woeful French Chauchat machine rifles. The stated reason was uniformity in arms, but this explanation didn't go over very well with the combat Marines who were extremely unhappy about being forced to exchange a familiar and reliable arm for the notably unreliable French designs. As related in the book History of the United States Marine Corps: "The Marines ... turned in their trusted Lewis machine guns in exchange for French Chauchat automatic rifles and hotchkiss machine guns, both heavy and unreliable weapons that used different ammunition from the Marines' Springfields, and thus complicated supply problems."

Here is the link where I found the info at: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...70685#continue
September 5th, 2005  
OORAH
 
 
this is a really good thread thats dieing.


September 5th, 2005  
Marinerhodes
 
 
1) How many different unique billets for the Marine Corps E-9 ranks?
2) How many E-9 ranks are there in the Marine Corps?


5mb for question 1 and 5 for question 2. I dont have alot of mb otherwise I would be willing to donate more lol.