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Need help identifying EBR/assault rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by GuyBMeredith, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Take a look at these photos. I am not into semi-auto rifles so I don't know what I am looking at in the photos. Can anyone give me info on distinguishing between a so-called "assault weapon of war" and the real item?

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    WTH do you mean you're "not into semi-auto rifles"? You BETTER be gettin' into them... Mister. o_O






    :D
     
  3. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    If this photo is incorrect it is compounding the lie in the "assault rifle" theme of the antis and CNN needs to be swamped with complaints. One problem is that I can't find a way to get messages to anyone at CNN.

    No EBRs for me except maybe as a symbol of protest. My M1 Garands and their history is the limit of my actual interest.

    But then I will fight for personal freedom in being able to own EBRs. I rather expect my favorites to be demonized as well--military style "sniper rifle" and "stealth" handgun (revolver leaves no evidence).
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,well they don't need your input
    No sense in letting facts get in the way of a sensationalized anti gun article
     
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  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah I agree, the top picture is a select fire weapon, I will defer to Tits on the AK, the third, bottom right appears to be a semi-automatic AR type. No hole for the auto sear that I can see. My eyes aren't as good as they used to be though.
     
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  6. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and say, I am guessing the subtle difference's between what CNN calls an a salt rifle, and what IS an A Salt rifle may or may not be real. Outwardly, a real M4, does look very similar to what an advanced sporting rifle may look like, but I don't know..... I'm guessing...since he seems to be forthcoming on "he doesn't know about semi-automatic" is....
     
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  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey, Guy, black rifles are fun too!:);):)
     
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  8. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    The point of the posting is whether CNN is being deceptive. Saying that this is an American semi auto that is now in the ISIS inventory props up the propaganda that ARs actually are "weapons of war" and don't belong in civilian hands.
     
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  9. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    It's a foregone conclusion that they are pushing an anti gun agenda. Is that a surprise for you?
     
  10. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    It would help if the bottom image was in better detail, but if you zoom in and look at it long enough it almost looks like the hole for the sear is there.
     
  11. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    So what?

    ISIS is driving around in some guys old pickup truck from Texas. With his company's name and phone number still on the door!

    Is his 1/2 ton pickup truck now a military vehicle? :s0140:
     
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  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I can see an artifact in the top pic of the AR that looks like a pin for the auto disconnector. What I would like to see is the roll stamp on the lower. The AK looks like the typical Afstan tribal gun w/ painted decorations ;)
     
  13. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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  14. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    The video isn't much better than the screnshot.
     
  15. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    My problem with the "Weapon of War" name tag on certain firearms is , that if you look hard enough I'm sure that you could find any firearm that was used at one time or another as a so called weapon of war.
    Its a good thing no one has looked at those old pictures of Pancho Villa and his Boys with their Winchester 94's ...

    Even my collection, which is made up mostly of original muzzleloaders , would be doomed since some of mine could have been used from the late Rev. War period onwards.
    Andy
     
  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    all military BA rifles are "weapons of war" as are C47s. Even penicillin was deamed a weapon of war and it did materially help win WW2 and probably help "win" the Korean War
     
  17. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    all military BA rifles are "weapons of war" I too have heard this from anti-gun people erudne. ( not saying that you are )
    And that is one part of my problem of the "Weapon of War" name tag.
    A model 98 Mauser or 03 Springfield , that was "sporterized" in the 1950's , could still be a "weapon of war" , as most of them still say Mod.98 or Springfield 03 on the receiver.
    The same could be said for the firearms that were altered to pass the list of guns on the Clinton crime Bill.
    When does a rifle stop being a "weapon of war" ? I have a guess that most anti-gun people would say "never".
    A list of "weapons of war" would be endless.
    My series 70 Government , with only a fancy barrel lock up and nicer finish is really no different than an issue 1911A1.
    A Colt Single Action Army , even has Army in its name ...
    Any semi- automatic military look-alike rifle.
    All the old surplus military guns.
    I could go on , but once a label is spun out it can be applied to almost any gun.


    Once one type of gun is made illegal then it is easier to make all the others illegal .
    Andy
     
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  18. Boboclown

    Boboclown North Carolina Well-Known Member

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    They're still having difficulties banning semi-automatics atm, too bad automatics are already banned.

    Though I'm sure they don't know that, some I know still think anyone can get a brand new automatic from the local gun shop despite me pointing out the facts.

    Course, facts are offensive. :rolleyes: