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This is the Norwegian Royal Guard Regiment (equivalent to the British and Canadian Guards regiments). These guys give the USMC Band and Honor Guard and the Army's 1 BN 3d Infantry (The Old Guard) a run for their money. It is interesting how the theme from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" can sound much more impressive when played by an elite military band.
As an ex-cadet, drill team member and career military guy, I can't remember ever seeing a display of precision to beat this – And all while being performed on ice!
Those are US made Garand M-1 rifles (WWII), and they are heavy weapons (9.5 to 10.2 lbs depending on type of sling and wood). They are known for their balance. Still, what that one fellow does on his own is great. I've been in and seen many military drill teams, but never have I seen a weapon spun that fast so coninuously.

Regards ... Pixy
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