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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2014, 09:26:39 PM »
Here is a picture of me carrying the M21 Sniper system in Germany in 1987.. The M21 was an M14 rifle converted for use by snipers.

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Great picture. I've never seen a M21 without a scope.  I love the rolled up cold weather cap.  Its really warm when rolled down.  What kind of boots do you have on?

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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2014, 09:04:17 AM »
Here is a picture of me carrying the M21 Sniper system in Germany in 1987.. The M21 was an M14 rifle converted for use by snipers.

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Great picture. I've never seen a M21 without a scope.  I love the rolled up cold weather cap.  Its really warm when rolled down.  What kind of boots do you have on?

Could be the german army combat/field boots.

Common to see them worn as they were far superior to the US issue.Lined and speed laces made the german boots sought after.

My cousin had a set of the german para boots(what he called them).

I know guys who still have and wear them years after leaving the army.
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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2014, 06:35:51 AM »
Here is a picture of me carrying the M21 Sniper system in Germany in 1987.. The M21 was an M14 rifle converted for use by snipers.

Smitty

Great picture. I've never seen a M21 without a scope.  I love the rolled up cold weather cap.  Its really warm when rolled down.  What kind of boots do you have on?

Could be the german army combat/field boots.

Common to see them worn as they were far superior to the US issue.Lined and speed laces made the german boots sought after.

My cousin had a set of the german para boots(what he called them).

I know guys who still have and wear them years after leaving the army.
  Yep - think thats what they are as well
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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2014, 06:43:27 PM »
Found a few other pics of the M-14 I carried in Iraq 2009-2010; Scout PLT & PSD came out to JSS India when I was on the range we shared with the Iraqi Army (IA) - let a couple of the lads put some rounds downrange - I'm the one shooting "southpaw" with the baseball cap on
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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2014, 01:29:38 AM »
Damn fine looking rifle and troops.  What did you use to carry mags in?

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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2014, 05:56:32 AM »
Damn fine looking rifle and troops.  What did you use to carry mags in?
I used a brown MOLLE Pouch that could hold 3 magazines, plus 1 in the weapon; pouch was originally issued with ACOG, but fir the magazines perfectly
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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2014, 07:07:15 AM »
Is that a painted wooden stock?
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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2014, 02:02:24 PM »
Is that a painted wooden stock?
Synthetic fiberglass my friend
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Re: M14 Still Lives.
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2014, 03:02:44 PM »
Is that a painted wooden stock?
Synthetic fiberglass my friend

Right....I did wonder!
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