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Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn"

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    Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn"

    the M3 was and still is used by US Army cooks. we always joked that if you were standing close and directly in front of a cook, the bullets would bounce off you. I think its stamped sheet metal to make it easier and cheaper to produce. think it shoots .22's with a very low muzzle velocity?

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    A'den Kyramud's Avatar
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    Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn"

    It shoots .45's at a relatively low muzzel velocity (around 275m/s-ish )

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    Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn"

    yes it is stamped sheet metal to make it cheap and easy to mass produce, remember it was developed in the 1940's. No, the military variant does not shoot .22 rimfire, it does however shoot a 230 grain .45 ACP slug at a velocity of around 900 FPS. so yeah A'den ur about right. It fires in one of 2 modes, semi or full automatic. I have not heard of Army cooks still using it, the services... i mean "force support" guys in the AF are issued M9s or M16s when they deploy, but we generally contract out to the locals for that kind of work in theater, the Army may work differently. It was a highly reliable but heavy piece of kit. Most everybody in the US military carries some variation on the M16/M4 series now a days. Yeah, sorry about the encyclopedia militaria answer there...lol but it's what I do.

    Kal

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    Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn"

    I'm loving the colors of your armor. Very nice!!!!

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregflora/3827976776/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/29903805@N02/3835845038/

    and yes - that's a M3 grease gun- I wanted to stay within the realm of Lucas using WWII weapons - plus I added the E-11 blaster tip.

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    blank post?

    (note: i was talking Army Cooks from the mid 90's)

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    Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn"

    copy that jay... still couldn't tell ya tho cause I'm AF... but yeah I'd totally believe it. It really is a good piece of kit, just a bit heavy and not the most accurate. The blaster version is AMAZING tho! Almost makes me wanna switch mine! lol

    Kal

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