Thread: M-60 question
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Old April 22, 2013, 12:24 AM   #32
R1145
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I was never a -60 gunner, but I did my share of humpin' the pig. It was a good infantry gun, but it was not soldier-proof. If it was set up right, though, it was reliable and functioned well.

I think the problems began when the Army switched from C-rations to MREs, and we couldn't get the B-3 fruit cans we needed to stick on the feed tray...

The weapon fired from an open bolt, so there could be no cook-off from a loaded gun, but the anecdote cited seems to refer to a gun that had a stoppage with a round stuck in the barrel (Rules 1 and 2...ouch!).

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