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Re: piled arms logo - belt or powder horn? [Re: stanoneandonly] #794518 01/01/20 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by stanoneandonly
Having spent seven years in the infantry in the sixties, British, I can say I never once stacked or piled arms.



From a U.S. Infantryman, my experience is the same. Sure, we learned it in basic training but never does an Infantryman stack arms in the field...in our modern world of course !


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Re: piled arms logo - belt or powder horn? [Re: Mark Z] #794561 01/01/20 4:31 pm
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I think it would be difficult to stack three M4 carbines. Can you mount a bayonet on the end of one? Plus, they are kind of short so you might stab yourself in the eye whilst bending over to pick them up in a hurry.
What has always struck me as odd about the BSA logo is the way the rifles are stacked. Sitting with the triggers inward the heel of the stock contacts the ground toward the inside of the circle. Because of the arch of the stock the centre of gravity is outside the contact line between the ground and the bayonets which is unstable. Then there is the intersection of the bayonets. If you cross two and lay a third in the V what keeps the inside bayonet from falling between the other two? There is nothing to hold it up unless there is a notch in the blade that keeps it in place.
All three rifles have to be picked up at the same time or they will fall into the mud of Passchendaele and be forever lost.

Re: piled arms logo - belt or powder horn? [Re: DMadigan] #794563 01/01/20 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by DMadigan
I think it would be difficult to stack three M4 carbines. Can you mount a bayonet on the end of one? Plus, they are kind of short so you might stab yourself in the eye whilst bending over to pick them up in a hurry.
What has always struck me as odd about the BSA logo is the way the rifles are stacked. Sitting with the triggers inward the heel of the stock contacts the ground toward the inside of the circle. Because of the arch of the stock the centre of gravity is outside the contact line between the ground and the bayonets which is unstable. Then there is the intersection of the bayonets. If you cross two and lay a third in the V what keeps the inside bayonet from falling between the other two? There is nothing to hold it up unless there is a notch in the blade that keeps it in place.
All three rifles have to be picked up at the same time or they will fall into the mud of Passchendaele and be forever lost.

Artistic license, maybe?


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