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Article about: I recently acquired this interesting VC crudely made copy of a 1911. It was captured by a soldier of the 25th Division ARVN 2nd Battalion 49th Infantry regiment on May, 29 1967. No associate

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    I recently acquired this interesting VC crudely made copy of a 1911. It was captured by a soldier of the 25th Division ARVN 2nd Battalion 49th Infantry regiment on May, 29 1967. No associated paperwork came with it. Photos courtesy of (Trainmaker 1 on GB). Looks like some battle damage near the magazine well.

    Here are two interesting articles on these type of weapons:



    Viet Cong Weaponry: 14 Small Arms From the Vietnam War – Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews



    Early VC Small Arms
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    Very cool but I don't think i would shoot it .

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    Very interesting. Thanks for showing it.
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    It's a very interesting subject. The New Zealand Army museum has on display a captured VC made SMG that vaguely looks like a Thompson SMG, and apparently could fire 0.30 cal ammo. but of poor overall quality But the suggestion is the real purpose was more for show, to ambush and disarm ARVN soldiers to capture their superior weapons.

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    The Catholic and Protestant terrorist groups in Northern Ireland were also fairly prolific arms manufacturers during the 'Troubles.' Here's one of their guns held in the Royal Armouries collection.

    Cheers,
    Steve


    VC Crude 1911 Bring Back from Nam
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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