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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #175 on: May 21, 2019, 16:21:56 »
The entire FN stock was cut for scrap a few years ago.

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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #176 on: May 21, 2019, 16:28:43 »
I forgot about my last post.

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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #177 on: May 21, 2019, 16:48:10 »
Last fired that fine antitank weapon in 1978. If there was a 3 round magazine it one in the tube and one in each pocket.  I remember it did wobble in flight and was surprised when it hit the hard target.
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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #178 on: May 21, 2019, 17:24:33 »
The first (bottom) two rounds in the magazine had wooden warheads. The third (top) round had a standard HEAT warhed.

The technique involved working one's way around to the back of the bunker, then firing the first two rounds at the door in rapid succession.

When an occupant opened the door to see who had just made a loud "knock-knock" sound, one could then fire the HEAT round directly inside.

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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #179 on: May 22, 2019, 13:24:59 »
Heh.

Wish I had a mag-fed Bazooka.

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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #180 on: May 22, 2019, 16:12:55 »
The entire FN stock was cut for scrap a few years ago.

The Russians are shaking their heads, I would not be surprised if they have large stocks of M1867 Russian Krnka covered in cosmoline.

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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #181 on: May 22, 2019, 16:37:26 »
The entire FN stock was cut for scrap a few years ago.



If we can do this to perfectly serviceable M109s cutting up a bunch of rifles is nothing.

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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #182 on: May 22, 2019, 17:18:29 »
Too war like to have.
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Re: The FN C1 - Service Rifle of the Past (and C7A1 vs FN C1A1)
« Reply #183 on: May 22, 2019, 19:55:52 »
Too war like to have.

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