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Re: Original Cartridge Question
Posted by Charly Busey on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, at 12:55 p.m., in response to Re: Original Cartridge Question, posted by David Bell on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
Hi Daivid- I am puzzled by your comment about osilaters. Our later day machine guns such as the 1919A4/A6 had no ocilaters so the gunner did this quite sucessfully by using indirect fire for example to walk the rounds into your target(s). I have also seen training movies showing 1917 browning gunners tapping the base of the receiver/trigger group after each burst. I would suspect that a Gatling gunner could achieve quite a nasty effect especially with plunging fire. However I have never fired a Gatling gun and all about that day is just speculation - just my 2 cents.
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