LOL!!!! I've never heard that one....The one I always heard was about French rifles, the same one one they used to say about ARVN rifles in Viet Nam.. Never been fired and only dropped once...
If you guys are interested in MV shows, there's a decent one coming up in Rhode Island:http://www.militarytrader.com/militaryvehiclesshowcalendar/
There usually aren't any reinactors at this one, but it is held in conjunction with the Quanset Point Air Museum (in their parking lot). The Museum is nowhere near as extensive or well funded as the one in Windsor Locks, but it has much more military bent to it, they even have Nike missle there. http://www.theqam.org/
The SeaBee musuem is also up the road, and they have a small collection of engineering equiptment like some of the the different bulldozers used in WW2.http://www.seabeesmuseum.com
I know its the day after the open turret day at Danbury...it's just FYI.