Happy Birthday, Marines!

Submitted by: melcervini 1 month ago in Lifestyle


The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is a 24-man rifle platoon of the United States Marine Corps. Often referred to as The Marching Twenty-Four, the unit performs unique silent precision exhibition drill.
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Female 474
Haha. That's hysterical. I'm sorry, I know it's all very clever and difficult and everything, but there's only one word to describe how they're walking and that's 'mincing'. The way the officer walks away at the start. Brilliant.

It very much reminded me of this.
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Female 4,656
DrCribbens LOL Love that skit.  The silent drill team uses "half-cadence" or half-time in their displays.  Normal is a 30 inch step for 120 steps/beats per minute.  The drill team cuts that in half so you can see the maneuvers and how precise they are.
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Male 5,422
melcervini Great info. Thanks, Mel.
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Male 40,561
The USMarine Corps silent drill team has won award world wide & next to impossible to get on the team!
Love to see them here.
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Male 4,200
There is an old saying: Marines don't die, they just go to hell and regroup..

Well this is a story were they have regrouped and are going to take over hell.  I rather enjoyed it, here ya go


https://www.reddit.com/r/WiselyWrittenWords/comments/6zx5ss/wp_marines_dont_die_they_just_go_to_hell_and/
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Female 4,656
daegog That was well done, Daegog thanks :)
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Male 5,422
Aside from a couple air rifles I owned as an adolescent and teen, I've never owned a gun. But if I were to own one, it'd either be an M1903 Springfield or an M1 Garand. I love the contrast between the gun metal and the polished wooden stocks.
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Male 3,707
squrlz4ever This is the only gun I own, recently purchased for, take a guess, Civil Warring


Sheriff's model revolver, it's called.
Black powder and percussion caps. Essentially I have to make my own ammo. Haven't shot any live rounds with it. Yet.
I love the polished wood on it.
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Male 5,422
DuckBoy87 The wooden handle is lovely--and there's an 19th Century industrial enthusiasm about the metal parts that is very cool.
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Female 4,656
DuckBoy87 ooooh she's pretty!  good find!
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Female 4,656
squrlz4ever This is one of my 'babies'  Yugoslavian SKS 7.62x39mm with bayonet and iron sights.  Someone suggested that I "sporterize" it (replace wooden stock with more military looking parts) no way, the woodgrain on this beast is gorgeous.



The range we used in the Marines at Camp Pendleton was giving away an M-1 if you broke the range record... i missed it by one point. FOOOOOK
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Male 5,422
melcervini Ooooooh! So close, Mel! Beautiful rifle there. I don't think I've seen one like it before. Glad to hear a gun expert thinks there's something to my fondness for wooden stocks.
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Female 4,656
squrlz4ever I dont have a shot of mine because im too lazy to go take a pic of it (and too high currently ;) )  But my "Helga" has a darker woodgrain and its not that polished winchester look, coarse but smooth.  Now that I have the firing pin assembly ready to put in, I'll strip her down, slowly of course, (still has some cosmoline from her packing) giving her a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, then I'll share pics ;)
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Female 4,656
melcervini *edit.. i found some older pics :)


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