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    Thanks Bill

    I think this was it. Where did you get it (source document)?
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    Help Me Find this, Please

    I remember a pdf of an old Field Manual that had sight settings (Holds) for long range fire with the 1911A1. It displayed where the rear site should be in relation to the front with a 6 O'Clock hold...
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    Correct

    Correct
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    Got This response off the CMP forum

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    Tried it, she's tight. Posted for other's reference.
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    Rear sight Changes settings

    I have a CMP Special Grade M1. The elevation setting will shift when firing. The recoil bounces it around and if I set it at a desired setting (Say 22 minutes up) after a string of fire it shifts as...
  6. Assault Vests...

    Assault Vests
  7. I read somewhere that the assult vest were hot,...

    I read somewhere that the assult vest were hot, bulky and not very popular with the troops. Most were soon discarded. Capt John Miller is wearing one in Saving Private Ryan.
  8. I bet he did. He is looking down at it.

    I bet he did. He is looking down at it.
  9. Congrats

    good For You! Nice.
  10. Kill People and Break Things

    Going on a tangent here. The top photo gives clarity to the impossible position we put our military in when we employ them in "Peace Keeping" or "Nation Building missions". The military is best at...
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    African American Marines?

    Are those guys, African Americans? Were African Americans integrated into USMC combat units during WWII ?

    History: African Americans in the U.S. Marine Corps | Black Collegian | Find Articles at...
  12. Muzzle Cover?

    I got two of them in my basement. Don't remember when or where I got them.They probably came from Springfield armory with my M1A's
  13. Springfield Armory 1911A1p Pro Model / FBI contract

    A couple of questions.
    1. What do you think of the Springfield Armory 1911 pro model?
    2. It is built to FBI standards; does anyone know where I can find the contract / acceptance standards for the...
  14. Thread: Scopes

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    Scopes

    Does anyone know of any companies that are making replicas of the WWII era Hunting / Target / sniper scopes, such as lyman alaskan, Winchester A5 (Pre WWII), Unertl 8X, the Weavers and or Noske typeA?
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    German Practice (BB) Rifle

    Does anyone know anything about a WWII era German made Bolt action BB gun made for gallery practice/training?
    Marin 155(?) stamped into the reciever.
  16. Do any of you Garand History buffs have any...

    Do any of you Garand History buffs have any thoughts on why John C. opted for the "Gas Trap" system rather than the already proven port and piston?
  17. Gas Trap

    I have often wondered why John C. used the gas trap design. By the time the Garand was in design the port, cylinder and piston arrangement was used on several other of his designs.
  18. Thanks

    Mark
    Thank you for providing a moment for all of us to reflect and appreciate. 65 years later, I am deeply saddened by the loss of this man and the hopes and dreams of a future he never lived to...
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    Another from Carl Mydans

    American and Filipino guerillas join forces in attack on Japanese, Northern Luzon, Philippines, 1945
  20. Link of interest

    Carl Mydans: Photographs, 1935-1958
  21. They didn't make it

    Both men were assigned to Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment and died in captivity at CABANATUAN.

    http://31stinfantry.org/Documents/Chapter%207.pdf
  22. The coming storm

    The Philippines, 1942. Those guys had a rough road ahead of them.
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    Not a political question, but

    What happened to the political forum? Any one know the back story on its disappearance?
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    Thanks Mark

    Mark, The garand pic of the day is my first stop when I check this site. I appreciate your time and effort and would like to see the pics continue. It's like feeding the bears at Yellowstone, they...
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    bc of m72 match

    What is the ballistic data for Lake City M72 .30 cal match?
    BC?
    MZ?
    Trajectory?

    Also can anyone provide reloading data for the M1 Garand to duplicate the M2Ball and M72 match performance?
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