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Military designed items that have run the test of time.

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    Default Military designed items that have run the test of time.

    Thought I would start a discussion re "Military designed items that have run the test of time".
    Here's one,
    US Cup Canteen for M1910 canteen.



    The basic design remained in service for around 100 years and had few changes over it's life. Simple and effective.

    There would be many such items I would feel, What's your call.


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    The .50 Browning and the m1911 pistol

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    The British Regimental Sergeant Major!!

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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Ex username - DTVPKING

    My dream - pink hue DAK M35/40 and a Jon Lord spec C3

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    The British Regimental Sergeant Major!!

    Hahahaha to funny Nick. Spot on though mate

    All the best

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    The good old 1911A1 is a great call Spitace41.
    Some good calls fella's.
    Keep them coming

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    66 Years old and still the most well know fire arm. Will not be surprised if it is still being passed around in another 100 years.

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    Good one Morris, Yep will still be around in 100 years.

    The Boatswains Call or Bosun's Whistle, has been around in basically the same form since before the Crusades. Whilst traditional in use today it was once a very important naval communication device on the decks of fighting ships of the past.


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    The Mauser action.

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    The Sam Browne belt.

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