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Uncle Buster06 May 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

I'm looking for advice on the Eureka and Empress modern Marine figures. If there is an accuracy and/or time period difference, could someone please explain? Is one more "recent" than the other as far as equipment/uniform?

I have the Eureka figs, and I like them a lot, but I think Marines replaced their 240's with another weapon at some point, didn't they?

Any help to this Army guy would be greatly appreciated!

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Marines are now carrying the M240B.

Lowtardog06 May 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

The Empress models are more modern carrying the M27 rather than the M249/SAW

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 May 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Pvt Matter,

Are you sure about the M-240B? The Corps used to use the M-240G.

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2017 7:58 p.m. PST

Just Jack, I'm sure. I got that information from a Marine who carries one and present tense is intentional.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 May 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

Good to go, I'm just old and out of the loop. I was with C/1/2 when we swapped our M-60E3s for M-240Gs in late 96/early 97. Looks like the Corps changed again.

V/R,
Jack

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 2:28 p.m. PST

Jack,

Was that "late 1996/ early 97" or "1896/early 97" you were referring to ? : ) What type of horse did you have?

Joe

PS Suppose I shouldn't talk; I pinned on major in 1996.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2017 3:54 p.m. PST

I survived of PI in '76 and cashed out in '86. My oldest boy got as a Captain of Marines in 2015 after five years and my youngest is a Sargeant of Marines on his second enlistment.

Marines look so young these days. I know I was never that young

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

I just read my post and want to publicly state that I was not drinking at the time of the post. Although in my defense my wife was ranting about something she say on the news while I was typing my post. Note to self: don't post on TMP while wife is ranting.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 May 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Watch yourself Joe! And what are you talking about? You've got to be older than me! (I'm 43)

Pvt Matter – Excellent! I was 94-04, got out as a SSgt. Eh, we were all young, once, it's just getting harder to remember ;)

And to be clear, I wasn't doubting you about -240s, I just didn't know the Corps went from Gs to Bs. I sort of wonder why, but honestly I don't even know the difference. S'pose I need to Google it ;)

V/R,
Jack

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