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Which weapon?

Postby shellshokt » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:44 pm

Hi guys,
Would like a bit of advice please. Have been airsofting for a couple of years now using modern kit. I recently became a friend of the tank museum and following a ride in 'Harry' the Sherman started aquiring a period US Tank uniform. That got me looking into themed airsoft and eventually led me here.
To the point I here you shout :lol:
Which of the following weapons would you recommend for general WWII skirmishing.
TM Thompson, reliable aeg.
Marushin M1 Carbine NBB single shot high FPS
Marushin M2 Carbine (my favourite at the moment)
Marushin M1 Garand.
I will state that I love the look & realism of the Marushins and have been edging towards an M2.

So in a nutshell, can the Marushins, M2 in particular, be used effectively in a skirmish or should I go for the TM Thompson. I suppose an alternative would be to buy an M2 and then when the chinese bring out a Thompson clone buy that as well :D
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Postby Steve.D » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:27 pm

Thompson, the rest are gas & may not work as well in cold weather, A Thompson with a mild tune is what I recomend, full auto & will fire all day on a large battrey even at zero degrees C, the 450 hi caps work a treat, :twisted:

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Postby shellshokt » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:25 pm

Thanks Ste.D
A Thompson would be the sensible & practical solution, but I love the way in which the gas guns work.
I'll see if anyone turns up with a Thompson or a Marushin at GZ this weekend and ask if I could have a go.
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Postby Yith » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:54 pm

Your problem with the Marushin guns is the power... it actually may be too powerful for a lot of sites.

I'd definately recommend getting a Thompson first and then one of the Marushin guns if you feel the need!
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Postby Poacher » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:59 pm

The M2 is post war, though the near enough is good enough rule takes care of that.
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Postby Kermit » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:00 pm

Gotta be the Thompson by a mile. Reliable, excellent performance, decent size hicaps - cant say anything bad about it really :)
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Yay! Another southerner. :D
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Postby Old Un » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:12 pm

Kameraden , you are giving this Ami the wrong advice.
To be a good GI just get a TM 1911, thats all you'll need , you don't need an AEG at all bud 8)
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Postby shellshokt » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:57 pm

Poacher,
M2 was used in WWII, entered into service October 23 1944 to be precise. To be fair it was only in relatively small numbers and did not see widespread use until the Korean War and was still in use in the Vietnam conflict.

Oh well, looks like the safe bet is a TM M1A1

Hey, 'nother thought, how about converting the AGM M14 to an M1 Garand, do you think it's possible?

Thanks for all the advice
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Postby Diggah » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:19 am

Yeah somone over on ASC UK got a conversion kit from some guy in the US. I cant remember if it was
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Postby shellshokt » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:41 am

I know what you mean about the Chinese, they will possibly have an M1A1 or even a Garand in the not too distant future. I have just been looking at a review on the AGM MP40. Now that is a nice looking weapon.
mmmm..... perhaps I should switch to the dark side?
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Postby Old Un » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:03 am

[quote="Diggah"]Yeah somone over on ASC UK got a conversion kit from some guy in the US. I cant remember if it was
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Postby Steiner » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:01 pm

shellshokt wrote:I know what you mean about the Chinese, they will possibly have an M1A1 or even a Garand in the not too distant future. I have just been looking at a review on the AGM MP40. Now that is a nice looking weapon.
mmmm..... perhaps I should switch to the dark side?
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Postby imaheretic » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:22 pm

Indeed it was me with the nice kit. :p (cheers guys)

The chap in the states is now making the Garand's fitted onto a Chinese copy M14 for $575.00 plus shipping. Not bad I think. The kit was $300 + $22 shipping. They look a little like this:

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Postby shellshokt » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:32 pm

Oops, that's done it :?
Just ordered an MP40 from gunners & 4 mags from rsov.
Think I'll have to buy a camo smock just to start off with then add all the other bits as funds allow.
Because of my connections with The Tank Mueseum I'll probably go for some sort of Panzer impression. Might get a cabby if PzIII or Tiger 1 roll out!!

I know the Tiger has a rack for the MP40 in the Turret, did the crews carry standard belt kit or did they have an 'over the shoulder MP40 mag carrier/pouch?

Those M1 conversions look pretty good maybe the long haired general will let me get one in the future.
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