[WWI] Re: Hembrug heavy mg based on Schwarzlose M1908/15

pfalzdvii at att.net pfalzdvii at att.net
Thu Aug 19 13:32:09 EDT 2004

I always carried a 'private purchase' Colt, (being an officer has some benefits) as the unit Colts were WWII manufacture, and pretty 'sloppy' by the 70's. I was concerned that the old ones might not reliably hit anything past 20 feet.  As I'm a better 'shot' than most, I wanted that 'edge'. FWIW (BTW, ot bragging, I can still shoot an X-ring group at 25 meters on the range, with a target tuned .45)

Your Madness May Vary

-------------- Original message from Bill Weckel : -------------- 

> I carried one during Desert Storm, but most other units had re-equipped 
> with the M9 (Beretta) by that time. SGT's and up had to carry a 
> sidearm, but we were always short and I did my best to be one of the 
> last in line to sign one out. Had I known I would have been OT, I 
> might have been more enthusiastic about it ;-) 
> B 
> On Aug 19, 2004, at 10:20 AM, mflake at airmail.net wrote: 
> > D. asked: "How many years the Colt 1911 was used by the US army?" 
> > 
> > I carried a Colt 1917 as a side arm in the US Navy in the mid-70s. 
> > Earned 
> > a marksman ribbon with it, too. :^) 
> > 
> > Marc Flake 
> > 
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