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Old July 05, 2018, 15:46   #1
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Springfield Armory

Took the boy on a local field trip. Definitely worth the visit.




many prototypes, beltfeds, and oddball historic weapons too.
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Old July 05, 2018, 15:50   #2
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Looks like it has some very cool, rare stuff (esp the top in pic 3)! Any more pics?
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Old July 05, 2018, 16:04   #3
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I should have taken more pics!
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Old July 05, 2018, 16:08   #4
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Looks like it has some very cool, rare stuff (esp the top in pic 3)! Any more pics?
that one (Top in pic 3) Was a prototype, it was about a 280 caliber ?, dual barrel, dual flash hiders,dual mag fed, that was sleek and sexy.
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Springfield is so close and I have never been to the museum.
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Old July 05, 2018, 19:34   #6
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Very cool place, only went once even though I grew up about 15 mins away. So sad my home State has become so anti 2A, makes it tough to visit family without risking becoming a felon.
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I went for the first time after going to the Big E gunshow. I soon realized my money was better spent donating to SA-NHS rather than paying parking and admission for what became a lame overpriced gunshow. I did the $12 upstairs tour when they were still doing them.

Be sure to cross the bridge to W. Springfield for breakfast or lunch at the White Hut.
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Old July 07, 2018, 15:15   #8
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Does anyone know if the RSC 1917 France gave to the US after WWI are there?

These guys:
http://ww3.rediscov.com/spring/VFPCG...ABASE=44341085
http://ww3.rediscov.com/spring/VFPCG...ABASE=44341085

I tried contacting them but they never bothered to reply. I also would love to know what happened with the plans/schematics/diagrams that were also shipped with them.
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For a moment I thought that was the Cody Firearms Museum.

Very cool. I'd love to go check it out..

But I avoid Illinois like syphilis.
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For a moment I thought that was the Cody Firearms Museum.

Very cool. I'd love to go check it out..

But I avoid Illinois like syphilis.
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But I avoid Illinois like syphilis.
I generally avoid Massachusetts, too, but between friends, Logan and sights like this I make accommodations.
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Great photos, thanks for sharing. Looks like it was a good trip.
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Old July 15, 2018, 15:33   #13
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Seeing that combo 12ga/40mm grenade launcher contraption gives me a stiffy, love seeing these crazy things..specially that pump action 40mm that is at china lake.
Funny,the military could not get it to feed right BUT some guy in the flipipeens makes an airsoft version and can make it function smoothly..just saying...
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