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Old 05-25-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hello,



Here's a few Guns of Substantial Substance that I know of, and the "Nicknames" they have been dubbed with.



FN-Browning High Power aka "The King of Nines"



Colt M1911 aka "Old Slab Sides"



Colt-Browning Model 1895 Machine Gun aka "The Peacemaker"



Browning M1919 .30 caliber Machine Gun aka "The Pig"



Browning M2HB .50 caliber Machine Gun aka "Ma Deuce"



The Vickers Machine Gun aka "The Grand Old Lady of No Man's Land"



The Lewis Machine Gun aka "The Belgian Rattlesnake"



Sir Hiram Maxim's Machine Gun aka "The Devil's Paint Brush"



The Thompson Submachine Gun aka "The Chicago Typewriter" & "The Chopper"



M3 Submachine Gun aka "Grease Gun"



Does anyone else know of any other Guns and their Nicknames, or other Nicknames used for the guns mentioned above?



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I think the FAL has been called "Freedom's Right Arm".



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Old 05-25-2005, 12:13 PM   #3
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I had an issue M16 that I called a Mother Eff'n POS.

Does that qualify?
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Jonnyc= If your m-16's name qualifies, then you have REALLY expanded this thread! I won't go there,myself. G>M>F>
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Nicknamed the Taurus "Quaker" because it brings peace whenever it sounds.



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Old 05-25-2005, 01:51 PM   #6
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"Thumper" is my NEF in .45-70



We called the M16 (in addition to the usual profanity and unnatural acts) the 'Mattel".



The M1 Garand was known (at least on the target ranges) as the "Rattle-gun".





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Old 05-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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Colt Single Action Army: Thumb buster

German MP38 and MP40: "Burp" guns.

Winchester used to use the slogan "The World's Right Arm."
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My Favorite...

AK-47 = Soweto Cheque Book





HK P7 = Combat Staplegun

Glock = Combat Tupperware
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Interesting list.



The only thing to add that I can think of off hand is:



The M-60 is routinely reffered to as "The Pig" (never heard of the 1919 being so refferred but I don't get around much).



The M-16 and small pocket pistols in .32 and .25 are often referred to as "Mouse Guns". (heard the "mattel toy" also).



The Browning .50 M2 is affectionatley known as "Ma Duece".



The M-40 (Remington, 308 sniper rifle) is known as the "AT&T Rifle.....'reach out and touch someone'"



The 1897 Winchester 12ga in military form was called "The Trench Broom" (and Germany conisidered possession of one a capital crime). Other weapons, like BARs and submachineguns also became knows as "Trench Brooms and Alley Sweepers" later.



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John Thompson referred to his .45 caliber subgun as a "trench broom" as well.
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