Posted September 27, 2018 2:00 pm by Comments

By Matthew Moss

Coast Guard line thrower

What’s the best way to pass a line between massive naval vessels in rolling seas with the deck pitching? Firing it from a rifle of course! The US Coast Guard continue to use specially adapted Springfield M1903s, in service since the 1930s, for the job. The smoothbore guns fire a rod-like projectile using a blank […]

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