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    Wished I hadn't run across this one

    Have just spent 2 hours looking through this. I suspect a few of you will do the same.

    http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/category/weapons
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    Yeah, you will notice that if you listen to the submachinegun sounds, that the grease gun fires much slower that it does in "The Dirty Dozen"
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    Thanks for the link. I haven't got time to look throgh today bt have saved it on my favorites.

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    John,

    Yes, the real thing is slower, by about half. One of the frequent visitors to the old range had a number of surplused "Stembridge" guns. His father had worked for them in '60s-'70s. Anyway, all of his examples were originals converted to blank-only use. In addition to barrel modifications(internally threaded BFD/BFA), different springs were used to facilitate full-auto fire with blanks. They were a hoot to shoot, but sadly, blanks were very expensive in comparison to the real stuff, so they were mainly brought along for the "Hey, look at this!" option and only a few "rounds" were expended. All of the cyclic rates were much higher; some near MAC-10 speeds, I suppose due to "softer" springs.

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    Yea, I'm still going thru it. Lots of neat stuff in there.

    Rick
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    Rick,

    My rifle coach in College was a Green Beret, and he told me they doubled the springs on them when they used them in Nam, to speed them up.
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    Bullets vs no bullets = physics stuff. Beyond my learnin'.
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