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What is a M119 Booby Trap

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jbuck, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. jbuck

    jbuck PNW Member

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    So I was looking through a couple of ammo boxes that my grampa gave me and came across two M119 Booby traps.

    What are they? How do you rig them?

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  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I dunno anything about these, but my Googlefoo lead me to this:

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    http://www.scribd.com/doc/22255047/Employ-Hand-Grenades

     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    That would be a training aid on the proper way to set the real thing or detect them. Nothing says you screwed up like a very loud whisle in the ear. Also a politically correct early warning signal to approaching threat.

    Maybe PM Cocktailer he needed a theft deterant for his car.:laugh:

    Judging by the date I would be somewhat carefull handling those.
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I would use it!!!:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  5. mxriderkev

    mxriderkev las vegas, NV New Member

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    Does anyone know how to set up the m119 booby trap simulator? I cant find anything on the net on how to set it up.
     
  6. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    Look up trip wire. We had them for training. What we called booby traps back then are IED's today. The idea is make the wire invisible, so a person walking will cause the wire to be pulled. Being pulled it will set off some sort of device, grenade, bomb, etc. There were other types beside the trip wire kind. Like today, there are pressure type, set off by stepping on them, command detonated activated remotely, Those are the three that Charlie used on us.
     
  7. mxriderkev

    mxriderkev las vegas, NV New Member

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    Where do i hook up the wire to on the device? And what is the spring
     
  8. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    theres a pull cord under the tape
     
  9. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    When you set your trip flare or device the spring can be used to rig the flare or device to activate it if the trip wire is found and cut. That's what the extra staples/nails are for.
    Nothing more unnerving than having someone crawl up on your position and de-rig your trip flare and throw it into your position on a very dark, windy pouring down rain night. (>:}-
     
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  10. mxriderkev

    mxriderkev las vegas, NV New Member

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    So unravel the and there should be a cord to tie off to? How tight do i have to make the wire?
     
  11. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    i was just assuming there was one under the tape according to the diagram
     
  12. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The civilian version is a string pop. I had someone stealing fuel from my pickup so I took some .006" D steel cable I use to fly control line model airplanes and strung it about 12" off the driveway between the cars and the fences. Then ran it to a deadfall trap (think Elmer Fudds rabbit trap in the cartoons) with 10 string pops attached to it.

    Sure enough on the 2nd night some *** came into the drive way tripped the wire and the deadfall pulled the string on 10 of them little string pops. Must have scared the crap oout of them real good I ended up with a real nice 5 gallon metal Jeep can and a pretty nice siphon rig that they dropped looking for a place to clean out their pants

    Told the Silverton cops about it and when they got done laughing they wanted to know if they could do anything I said no the new Jeep can pretty much covered the stolen gas and the siphon thing covered the string pops and the time. They left laughing out loud
     
  14. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I used these back in the 60's when on active duty. Simple setup. Nail device to solid surface. Attach wire to pull cord and stretch across desired path at desired hieght. form loop in wire and attach spring. Secure other end of spring to solid surface. Leave small amount of slack in remaining wire and secure end to same surface as spring is nailed to. The spring will keep the wire tight regardless of temperature expansion/contraction of the wire. Just noisy but the devious mind can always figure out ways to make them "more effective".
     
  15. mxriderkev

    mxriderkev las vegas, NV New Member

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    Im a lil leary of pulling the tape off.
     
  16. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    You just take the end cap off the "friction lighter" part. Leave the igniter taped to the body of you'll end up having the fuse pulled of the igniter when the trip wire is pulled.