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Thread: Rhodesian FN-FAL feat Larry Vickers and Ian McCollum

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    Rhodesian FN-FAL feat Larry Vickers and Ian McCollum

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    Everytime I watch or read about Rhodesia, my urge to buy a FAL intensifies

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    little bit different to nz army ones.still would like one for range shooting don't miss carrying the heavy bloody things up hill down dale though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Everytime I watch or read about Rhodesia, my urge to buy a FAL intensifies
    It's natural. Just let it happen.
    "Awareness buys you time and time buys you options."

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    I'm sure Vickers has a vid of him in the Russian army museum with a Mozambique captured Rhodesian FAL as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Everytime I watch or read about Rhodesia, my urge to buy a FAL intensifies
    I miss mine. Bloody good idea the grenade launcher lever/sight is a bloody good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    I'm sure Vickers has a vid of him in the Russian army museum with a Mozambique captured Rhodesian FAL as well.

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    My family links for that part of the world are more associated with this... being at the receiving end that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    My family links for that part of the world are more associated with this... being at the receiving end that is.
    South West Africa campaign?

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    2nd Boer War.

    Colonial Lighthorse and Bushmanland Borderers.

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    Yes, not nice to face well practiced riflemen with Mausers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Yes, not nice to face well practiced riflemen with Mausers.
    The British certainly paid a very heavy price for their victory.
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    Great Grand Dad referred to his short NZ pattern MK1 or MK1* (not exactly sure) as a pom pom gun in the Radio NZ interview he had in 1974.
    I have a CD of that, from Sound Archives NZ (or whatever the new name is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Great Grand Dad referred to his short NZ pattern MK1 or MK1* (not exactly sure) as a pom pom gun in the Radio NZ interview he had in 1974.
    I have a CD of that, from Sound Archives NZ (or whatever the new name is).
    That's interesting as they did use the "pom pom gun" QF1 in the war. Maybe he was very quick on the bolt?

    Can you youtube and link the interview?

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    I can't make it public, as I acquired free of charge due to the family connection.
    Will send to you as a private link.
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