The Coffee drinkers arsenal: Swedish weapons during WW2 -1 reply

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[79th]Sgt-D

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#41 11 years ago

Why "coffee drinkers"? I thought it was the Finns who use to drink the more coffee ever. ... is "coffee" a code for "vodka" in Scandinavia? Nice thread Ted, but you forget a typical swedish weapon : the wooden shoes. One kick in the bollocks and you're definitively MIA :D




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#42 11 years ago

Thanks Lightning:)

well, I had some trouble with the title of the thread, "a wise man prepares for war during peace" for example. but settled with this. and well, my 'stereotypical' view on the swedes during the war, is that they all just sat home, drank coffee and complained about the rationing of food, while the rest of europe fought for their lives.

thanks sgt-d:) but most people consider wooden shoes to be more a dutch "weapon", at least on this forum. but you're right though, I forgot them!




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#43 11 years ago

Yay for unlock! @Sgt-D, during the visit of a coffeeburner on the 29th I've been told that Scandinavia is the biggest coffee consumer of the world. With Western-Europe being second. So I assume Sweden played a big part in that title. Oh and Zweig, we can share the shoes.




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#44 11 years ago
.Invictus.;4748270Yay for unlock! @Sgt-D, during the visit of a coffeeburner on the 29th I've been told that Scandinavia is the biggest coffee consumer of the world. With Western-Europe being second.

Oh that's just per capita, I'll take you guys both on easily:p, and good to see that my suggestion was listened to,well part of it.




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#45 11 years ago

Looking forward for Sweden Navy - Airforce and Armoured units!




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#46 11 years ago

I own a AG-42 and I have to say it handles very nicely. I have an original cleaning kit and I'm still looking for the bayonet. Interesting note about the AG-42 is that it is the first rifle to use the direct impingement system to operate the action. All AG-42's that were still fit for service were refitted in mid 50's with new sights for the new ammunition and other improvements to it's design.

It's operation is very odd and took me quite a while to get it down where I could load and fire it in a timely manner. While the barrel of my rifle it a bit worn it is still fairly accurate and has very mild recoil. I managed to get it for a very good price though I still have alot of cleaning to do on it. Took me around 2 hours to get it fully disassembled the first time due to how it was put together and remembering how to put it back together. Poor thing was coated with ancient cosmaline and oil and after half a bottle of Hoppe's 9, 1 bag of patches, and half a can of Break Free copper solvent the patches are still comming out green from all of the copper fouling in the barrel.

If anyone wants some more detailed pictures of it just ask and I'll see if I can get my camera to focus right for once.




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#47 11 years ago
.Invictus.;4748270Yay for unlock! @Sgt-D, during the visit of a coffeeburner on the 29th I've been told that Scandinavia is the biggest coffee consumer of the world. With Western-Europe being second. So I assume Sweden played a big part in that title. Oh and Zweig, we can share the shoes.[/quote] I knew it! sweden does drink the most coffee
Coca-Cola;4748387Oh that's just per capita[/quote] Well of course:) can you expect anything else from 9 million?
and good to see that my suggestion was listened to,well part of it.

And I humbly thank you for your support

[quote=torenico;4748482]Looking forward for Sweden Navy - Airforce and Armoured units!

Good idea! that will be my next project, you can expect it by the weekend if not earlier (whenever I have a free day) [quote=Who_Flung_Poo?;4748908]I own a AG-42 and I have to say it handles very nicely. I have an original cleaning kit and I'm still looking for the bayonet. Interesting note about the AG-42 is that it is the first rifle to use the direct impingement system to operate the action. All AG-42's that were still fit for service were refitted in mid 50's with new sights for the new ammunition and other improvements to it's design.

It's operation is very odd and took me quite a while to get it down where I could load and fire it in a timely manner. While the barrel of my rifle it a bit worn it is still fairly accurate and has very mild recoil. I managed to get it for a very good price though I still have alot of cleaning to do on it. Took me around 2 hours to get it fully disassembled the first time due to how it was put together and remembering how to put it back together. Poor thing was coated with ancient cosmaline and oil and after half a bottle of Hoppe's 9, 1 bag of patches, and half a can of Break Free copper solvent the patches are still comming out green from all of the copper fouling in the barrel.

If anyone wants some more detailed pictures of it just ask and I'll see if I can get my camera to focus right for once.

I would love to see some pictures of it! just pictures of it in general, from different angles, details etc. if it's not too much trouble! I'm a bit jealous, it looks like a real beauty.




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#48 11 years ago
Tedacious;4749002I knew it! sweden does drink the most coffee

Actually, you're on 4th place.

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#49 11 years ago

Biiviz;4749360Actually, you're on 4th place.

world-top-ten-coffee-consumer-countries.jpg

I wouldn't rely on those numbers. A pretty recent study that I was reading Sweden was second to Finland only. There's many ways to measure this, by kilograms/amount per person/cups per day. Myself probably drink at least 6 big mugs per day :uhoh: =p




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#50 11 years ago

OK get ready for a big ass post.

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2009_0102Ag420048-1.jpg Left side of the rifle showing the manufacture date.
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2009_0102Ag420047-1.jpg Where the gas tube connects to the barrel.
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2009_0102Ag420003-1.jpg Porting in the end of the barrel with the windage adjustment screw for the front sight post.
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2009_0102Ag420006-1.jpg Bolt and receiver cup for the gases along with the shell deflector that was added in the 50's.
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2009_0102Ag420005-1.jpg End of the gas tube.
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2009_0102Ag420004-1.jpg Safety lever set to safe.
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2009_0102Ag420002-1.jpg Rear sight. Note the white paint showing what style of bullet the sight is set for. Once I get it apart I'll take some pictures of the other side showing the symbol for the old round-nose bullets. I'll try to get a better picture of it later so you can see the numbers.
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2009_0102Ag420001-1.jpg The small disk showing the condition of the barrel and bore size.
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2009_0102Ag420009-1.jpg Magazine
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2009_0102Ag420046-1.jpg Some of the ammunition on the stripper clip.
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2009_0102Ag420045-1.jpg How the stripper clip loads into the rifle.