Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Really Old NV gun

A carbine with an infrared scope:

I remember seeing them on episodes of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E", being used by assassins from THRUSH. They probably used them in the show because they looked cool, but the technology was over two decades old by then.

Anyhoo, if you want one, a couple are up for auction.


Jimmy T said...

I've got a 30 caliber M-1 that dates back to WWII (inherited it from my father). It still shoots, although it's been quite a while since I've taken it to the range. Quite a collectors item now-a-days...

Tod Germanica said...

Early on the small statured ARVN were often issued the M1 or M2 (full auto) carbines because they had trouble handling the big Garand rifle. But I never saw any in Vietnam by 1970, much less one with IR sighting, though I think they were used there before the advent of starlight scopes. You almost always saw photos of the buttstock holding an extra ammo pouch because it was understood that the almost 'mouse gun' ballistics (similar to .38 Special) required double or triple taps to make the enemy fall down and stop trying to kill you. But it was widely used and popular because it was so short, lightweight (6 lbs, 2.7kg) and handy. A brilliant idea to replace the hard-to-shoot and weakly penetrating Colt model 1911 .45 ACP horse killer handgun with a more GI friendly weapon for REMF support troops, cannon cockers, cooks and bakers etc.