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Old 09-07-2010, 09:30 PM
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Actually in the sixties, Iran was one of our staunchest allies in the middle east. Remember the Shah of Iran? Iran used to be part of NATO if I remember correctly, when the Shah was in power. Maybe Iran even had a bunch of M1 Garands loaned to them from the US Army back then?

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Weren't part of NATO, but exceedingly accommodating allies back then.

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Old 09-07-2010, 11:27 PM
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Weren't part of NATO, but exceedingly accommodating allies back then.

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Seeing as how the US and British saw fit to install the Shah after overthrowing a democratically elected government, that isn't too surprising.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:34 AM
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Actually in the sixties, Iran was one of our staunchest allies in the middle east. Remember the Shah of Iran? Iran used to be part of NATO if I remember correctly, when the Shah was in power. Maybe Iran even had a bunch of M1 Garands loaned to them from the US Army back then?

Eric


xoldsmugglerx is correct. Iran received 165,490 M1 rifles from the US government prior to 1964 (Wikipedia). I read in Chris Punnett"s book entitled .30-06, that Iran never made there own .30-06 at there Iranian ammunition Factory in Tehran, it was all made on contract to a foreign country.

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Old 09-08-2010, 01:42 AM
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I either read about it, or saw it on the History Channel, that some special forces intentionally placed an explosive shell in 7.62x39 crates. They would then reseal the crates and leave them where the VC would find them. They were careful not to place two explosive shells in the same case, so if the ammo was torn down, nobody would find anything wrong, after a rifle blew up. Does anyone remember hearing about this?

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During the Vietnam War, the Studies And Observations Group (SOG) created "Project Eldest Son" to create mayhem and cause the Viet Cong and NVA to doubt the safety of their guns and ammunition. They mainly screwed with there small arms ammunition by messing with just a few sporadic round per ammo cache. I seen the same program on TV some time back on the History Channel.

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Old 09-08-2010, 06:01 AM
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They did it in Iraq too...but it wasn't C4.....
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:15 AM
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Weren't part of NATO, but exceedingly accommodating allies back then.

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Iran was part of the now-defunct CENTO.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:28 AM
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Old 09-08-2010, 11:16 AM
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I'll stick with HXP, thanks. Samco's shipping cost can be brutal, too.

Forget about M1's...we sold Iran F-14's!
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:21 PM
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We did sell them F-14s and F-4s....But they ain't got no freakin parts!
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:45 PM
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Not only do they not have spare parts I seem to remember hearing that when the Americans left town they took some important parts off of the planes effectively grounding them.
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