.50 Cal. Barrett Malfunctions in Fight--Marine Calls Customer Service

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.50 Cal. Barrett Malfunctions in Fight--Marine Calls Customer Service

#1 Post by Rudy2D » December 28th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Don Cook, a Marine veteran who’s been maintaining M107s for more than two decades, told National Geographic in 2011 that he one day received a call to Barrett’s workshop from a harried young Marine. During maintenance of the unit’s M107, the Marine had bent the ears of the rifle’s lower receiver; the next day, after engaging the enemy, they discovered the rifle wouldn’t fire consistently.

Despite the unit’s lack of tools (and time), Cook knew exactly what to do. The armorer instructed the Marines to use the bottom of the carrier to bend the ears back down. Within 45 seconds, the weapon was firing properly. “Thank you very much,” Cook says they told him, then he heard a dial tone. They had a firefight to get back to.

“It’s probably one of the biggest highlights of my life, to be able to help a Marine unit during a firefight,” Cook told National Geographic.

Watch him recount the incident himself in this excerpt from Sniper Inc, the National Geographic documentary about the Barrett family and the story of the M107 (the story begins at 9:26):
https://youtu.be/D0MJul9CiU0
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Re: .50 Cal. Barrett Malfunctions in Fight--Marine Calls Customer Service

#2 Post by lonestar » January 27th, 2018, 9:29 am

Somehow this seems more personal than before.

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#3 Post by Rudy2D » January 27th, 2018, 12:29 pm

lonestar wrote:
January 27th, 2018, 9:29 am
Somehow this seems more personal than before.
How so???
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Re: .50 Cal. Barrett Malfunctions in Fight--Marine Calls Customer Service

#4 Post by lonestar » January 27th, 2018, 1:01 pm

Rudy2D wrote:
January 27th, 2018, 12:29 pm
lonestar wrote:
January 27th, 2018, 9:29 am
Somehow this seems more personal than before.
How so???
No biggie, I'll tell you when I e-mail you.

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