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How to make an M16....

Article about: Gentlemen, first take a piece of pre-cut steel .........well I think you get the picture !......enjoy !

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    Yes.
    Ahh cool did u study here? or stationed with the army?

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    Quote by Das3teReich View Post
    Ahh cool did u study here? or stationed with the army?
    I was working for the base as a civilian I spent 12 years in Germany all over the place.

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    pretty cool

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    When I was a kid, my stepdad told me that during the early
    part of ww2, the Maytag company produced most of the
    US helmets because they had the only presses big enough
    to press the helmets. The same presses used to form the
    washing machine drums.

    Don't know if there is any truth to the story or not. He was full
    of more BS then a Christmas turkey.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Quote by Chopperman View Post
    When I was a kid, my stepdad told me that during the early
    part of ww2, the Maytag company produced most of the
    US helmets because they had the only presses big enough
    to press the helmets. The same presses used to form the
    washing machine drums.Don't know if there is any truth to the story or not. He was full
    of more BS then a Christmas turkey.
    Gregg, there might of been something in what your stepfather said, the presses used to make these helmets were HUGE!..just for comparison here is a photograph of the one of the 'Schuler' power presses in use at 'Carl Poellath' works, and that was for just medals and awards !......
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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