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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 "Potato Digger" and sometimes as "The Peacemaker"

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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"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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Pat
 

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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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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"


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.



Press on,

Jim
 
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