Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Subscribe
  1. bh-7603's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    812
    Aug 21, 2009, 10:50 AM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #76

    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?
  2. A'den Kyramud's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,337
    Aug 21, 2009, 12:57 PM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #77

    It shoots .45's at a relatively low muzzel velocity (around 275m/s-ish )
  3. kal'ika's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2,018
    Aug 21, 2009, 8:30 PM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #78

    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
  4. Commander720's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    534
    Aug 21, 2009, 9:03 PM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #79

    I'm loving the colors of your armor. Very nice!!!!
  5. Member Since
    May 2007
    Posts
    32
    Aug 24, 2009, 11:44 AM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #80

    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.
  6. Member Since
    May 2007
    Posts
    32
    Aug 24, 2009, 11:45 AM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #81




  7. bh-7603's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    812
    Aug 25, 2009, 11:09 AM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #82

    blank post?

    (note: i was talking Army Cooks from the mid 90's)
  8. kal'ika's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2,018
    Aug 25, 2009, 6:19 PM - Re: Desert Mandalorian Warrior - "J Fenn" #83

    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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 198
    Last Post: May 16, 2013, 12:55 AM
  2. "Rebel" Mandalorian?
    By The Asylum in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: Oct 30, 2011, 8:37 PM
  3. Pre Vizla: Pre Vizsla from The Clone Wars "Mandalorian Plot"
    By Bat-Mando in forum Clone Wars & Rebels Costumes
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Mar 21, 2010, 3:45 PM
  4. My Cade Skywalker "Mandalorian" chestplate
    By Muad'Dib in forum Star Wars Costumes
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Feb 9, 2010, 9:13 AM