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What Santa brought me...

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Seeing as how I just logged on for the first time last night, I figured I'd post something to brag about. :thumbup:

This is the Steyr AUG A3 I found under my Christmas tree. Been wanting one for quite some time, but I never had the dead presidents to swing it. But sometimes you just gotta say wtf and go for it.

I outfitted it with an EOTECH 517 (buttons on the side), and have since replaced the Steyr flash hider with a standard NATO unit to make it compatible with a quick release suppressor I bought. (Paperwork should be approved any day now if recent trends hold.) I got the suppressor not so much to kill sound as to tame the incredible blast of this thing! It's fun to shoot, but my hair was getting kinda curly, and at my age using hair straighteners would probably make me even grayer than I already am.

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Free_Stater said:
swede62 said:
What is the 9mm?
That's an MK 760 from the early 80s, the successor to the Smith & Wesson M76 SMG.
So it's basically a copy of the Carl Gustav?
Free_Stater said:
The S&W 76 was a close, not exact copy of the Gustaf M45. The 76 is selective fire instead of full auto only, and there are other differences as well. The Swedes embargoed us during the Southeast Asia War Games and wouldn't sell any more of the Ks to us, so S&W was tapped to come up with a replacement. The K/M45 is a more durable weapon, but the Swedish government was afraid our special ops and CIA guys might use them to hurt someone. :)

The MK760 is a licensed copy of the M76; most, if not all parts will interchange, and the basic difference is the lack of a Smith & Wesson logo (along with $2,500-$3,500 in price). The MK guns also suffered from inconsistent quality, especially in the welding.
I was raking my brain when I posted the question trying to think about what it was. I remember the Smith copy, but didn't know the particulars as to why it had to be done. Heaven forbid our guys would have had to hurt someone with it. :lol4:
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