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Oldest weapons still in use today?
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Hey /k/... so I came across this pic of an old Mosin-Nagant that's still being used in the war in Syria. It's 134 yr old and still going strong.

Are there any other old weapons still in (wide) use today?

Also, what does the writing in the pic say?
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>>28921022
there are some Maxim guns in use in Syria
guess that is the oldest
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>>28921022
Jezails have been found in Afghanistan and are probably 200-300 years old
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>>28921035
Maxim? damn. any idea what caliber it would use? how would they even find ammo for it?

>>28921060
Yeah, I heard about Afghanis using muskets. But those are really few & far in between. Not exactly common.
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>>28921022
It's a toss-up between the rock and the stick. I know who my money's on.

[spoiler]TROGDOR!!![/no_spoilers_on_/k/]
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>>28921100

Maybe rebarrelled in x54r or 8mm? Just a theory.
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>>28921022
Oldest weapons are knives you fucking tard. Literally 2 million years old.
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>>28921022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=385&v=IErsZx5Z1qw
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>>28921022
That's probably not an original mosin.
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>>28921100
>what caliber it would use?

7.62x54mmR like they have since 1905.
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>>28921286
>>28921100
Maybe British .303?
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>>28921283
A PU probably is original; Russians made like 200,000 PU snipers during the war and most went into storage afterward and were handed out piecemeal to Cold War allies along with all the other old stuff they had lying around. That's probably how all those Stg.44s got to Syria.

Russia never throws anything away.
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>>28921208
Watch that edge while you're at it young man.
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>>28921208
>posts flint hand-axe
>knife
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>>28921303
Unlikely. Far more M1905 and M1910 Maxims in 7.62x54R made than .303 guns. Russians were making them continuously for 40 years.
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>>28921221
>Stg44
Where the fuck did they get all these cool weapons from?!?!?!?
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>>28921022
Pretty much any firearm produced in the last 120 years that fires cartridges utilizing smokeless powder can be found in the hands of local militias and insurgents in the Middle East.

Enfields, Mosins and other mass produced weapons used in WW1 and 2 are pretty common
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>>28921331
That guy can say goodbye to his shoulder
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>>28921850
Surprisingly few Lebels, or French firearms in general.
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Finland still builds new sniper rifles off Mosin receivers.
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>>28921754
Most likely were captured by the Soviets at the end of the war. They had no use for them so they sent them to Syria for use in a proxy war. The Syrians didn't really have use for them either as AKs were flowing out of the USSR into client states before too long. So they sat in a warehouse somewhere until it got captured by rebels who finally had a use for them, though ammo availability probably still limits their use.
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>>28922001
i wonder why
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>>28921022
I know in Afghanistan there were lots of old Lee Enfields being used. Theres a video on YouTube somewhere of old flintlocks and plated AKs captured from terrorists
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>>28921331
As they shouldn't....

Except to the US market
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>>28922062

having flintlock is a thing there.
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>>28922062
throw some motor oil on it and it will probably work.

check this shit out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqL0dtIeTT8
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>>28922151
Such a waste.
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>>28922186
who knows how many of them are buried across the african continent just waiting to spring back into life.
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>>28922131
Bro those are obviously percussion cap.
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why are you surprised? that mosin is probably more effective than homeboys ak over there. especially from what ive seen of combat in syria. they all line up behind berms and shoot at other faggots lined up behind berms from like 500 yards away.
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>>28922438
>They are waiting for you anon to save them.
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>>28921022
Some Brazilian Police still use Madsens
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>>28921022
>It's 134 yr old and still going strong.
Probably 60-70 years old
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>>28926231
I want it
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>>28927032
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>>28928477
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>>28926231
That chin-weld though..
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You guys are now aware that

>7.62x54R is the oldest military cartridge sill in worldwide service (since 1891)
>7.62x54R is the only rimmed cartridge still in service of a regular army (.303 anyone?)
7.62x54R is the cartridge with the biggest evolution (from round nose to a bazillion other bullets)

And I'm not even a slavboo, I just find that truly impressive.
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>>28928489
The fuck kind of scope mount is that
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>>28928489
pretty sure i have that airshit scope sitting in a closet somewhere
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>>28922131
"having flintlock is a thing here"
>posts picture of percussion
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>>28928489
that cheek weld guarantees return to point of aim erry time
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>>28928489
good luck zeroing that shit.
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>>28922023
least Prvi still makes 8kurtz
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>>28928489
>>28930783
more like good luck not getting shot by counter snipers after shooting m44 carbine with half of barrel sticking out window. "hey ahmed, those windows are throwing 4 foot flaming balls out every time we get shot at!"
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>>28921022
The Islamic zealot is the oldest weapon in common use. It has a storied and nearly unbroken deployment history spanning over 1400 years.
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>>28922062
heh, i found an ak like this one in iraq once. that shit still fired too
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>>28921022
if we go by the line of thinking that the receiver is the actual weapon, then I'd say Tkiv 85 of Finnish Defence Forces; they use original Mosin-Nagant receivers, some of which may date back to as early as 1890s.
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>>28922003
the production runs of Tkiv 85 were finished a long time ago, I think, but yes they use original .ru receivers.
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>>28921371
>comments on biface
>axe
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>>28928477
>>28928489
Lol wut
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>>28932137
looks like Pedro and Alejandro get their tacticool gear from a toyshop
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>>28930799

Heheh, fucking dummy-missile launched my Muhammed.... Still reigning death today.
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Czechens > Ruskies
Allahy abkar!
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>>28922131
Percussion cap, not flintlock, but that finished one actually looks pretty cool.
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>>28921286
>Using a Water Cooled untermaschinenshceissgewehr
>In a Deser------


.... I just googled temp for Damascus... seems actually pretty nice. There was a ISHYGDDT coming but fuck, I kinda wanna operate in upper seventies weather.
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>>28930799
I wish I had the photoshop skills to make a meme out of him... that face and hand is begging to be cartoonized into something...

>Holding a blunt
" Shieet Muhammad this weed so dank "
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>>28932804
So who lost two wars?
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>>28932877
Ruskies pigs of course, you pay money to Chechnya, not chechans to rushka.
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>>28921022
We found all sorts of weird shit in Afghan, lots of Mosin's floating around, plenty of WW1 era .303 Lee-Enfields, 1 or 2 Mauser 98's, the odd Martini-Henry dating back to around 1880s or so

Also get lots of Kabul and Khyber Pass 'specials' which are knock-offs of anything you can imagine from a 1911 .45 to a Mossberg shottie or an MP5.
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Helped NDS do a raid and we confiscated a Mosin-Nagant. Wouldn't be surprised if it was still in use today.
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>>28928489
>>28928477
look at the upper handguard

wtf is that

it has a tumor
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>>28930745
.45-70 is still used by the navy/coastguard in line throwing guns. It's blanks and not bullets, but the cartridge is still in use. That beats out 7.62x54r.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45-70
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>>28932853
It's not like people used water-cooled machine guns in deserts or anything before.
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>>28921331
OP said it's 134 years old, meaning he thinks its an original, not a 91/30.
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>>28932963
Mosins*.

Learn to fucking pluralize, you troglodyte.
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>>28921286
wouldnt it be more effecient to use engine coolant?
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Y'all know the Ma Deuce has been standard issue since 1924, ne?
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>>28937473
Water is much easier to find, especially used/dirty water which otherwise wouldn't be able to be used for cooking/bathing/drinking.
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>>28933595
Looks like a Springfield upper
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>>28930790
kek
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IErsZx5Z1qw
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