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    In the movie "The Longest Day," (this coming Thurs, TCM, 8PM) Peter Lawford plays the part of a British officer in the Normandy invasion.
    What kind of rifle is he carrying?
    Last edited by 99explorer; 06-04-2019, 09:09 PM.

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    I had no idea so I looked up the movie and the story of the character he portrayed. Quite fascinating. I will leave posting the answer to you 99.
    Last edited by dewman; 06-05-2019, 08:35 AM.

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    • #3
      I really have no idea, but hopefully one that shot damn straight ! But on second thought, maybe it was a Thompson auto, being British. But then again, since you have placed some importance on the question, I guess it might also be an American rifle in 30-06 !

      Edit: As a side note from a proud Grandfather, I might add that my Grandson will be at Normandy Beach as the leader of his battalion on D Day, I can only try to imagine his sense of excitement and accomplishment !
      Last edited by bowhunter75richard; 06-05-2019, 07:47 AM.

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      • #4
        I can only remember John Wayne and being a kid heading to the town movie Theater, with my friends.
        We all liked the movie and the hot buttered popcorn. 🍿

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        • #5
          What bugs me about all the old war movies is the wearing of hats (covers) while indoors, in violation of army regulations.
          The only exception is that covers may be worn indoors if the wearer is "under arms," which explains all the MP's wearing helmets indoors.

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          • #6
            Had to look it up too because I wasn't familiar with that rifle. I've never seen one in person.

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            • #7
              And the answer is...(drum roll)... a Steyr Mannlicher Schoenauer carbine.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
                And the answer is...(drum roll)... a Steyr Mannlicher Schoenauer carbine.
                Chambered in 6.5x54

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                • #9
                  I once owned an 1956 model Mannlicher Schoenauer rifle chambered in 7x57mm Mauser that I had custom stocked in New Zealand walnut.
                  Sad to say, it was destroyed in a house fire. Easy come, easy go.

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