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    Civil War button?

    I found this in 1985 with my metal detector. There is no shank or markers mark. This was found in my home town in a place that might have been a rally point for soldiers going South. It is about...
  2. Photo Essay

    I was really impressed with the work the photographer put into setting up those shots! I have never seen so much "War" gear. The web site it was on is very interesting and is now a "favorite".
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    Bcd

    I know this one idiot that got booted out of Marine Corp basic with supposedly a BCD. He buys firearms right and left. I gather that is not the same as a dishonorable discharge.

    You must really...
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    Bad Conduct Discharge

    Can a person with a BCD still buy a firearm? There is one section on the form asking if you had a honorable discharge.
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    Christmas.

    I believe it was 1968. As for the clap, one got 2.4 milion units of penicillin IM. (butt). Then repeat on three days. Injection left you with an apple shaped bump on your bum. If it was sphyllis,...
  6. Pistol spirits?

    Go find some place that sells Indian sage. It either comes in a roll like a large cigar or individual crushed leaves. No, it is not pot.

    After you light the sage it will glow and give off a smoke...
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    Christmas present?

    There was a big rumor going around that some Viet women were infected with a STD that could not be treated. Short of amputation! Proved groundless but it made you think!
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    Sighting in question

    We all know that 1 click at one hundred yards is equal to 1/4 inch. How about at 25 yards? I had to click 20 times before I had any movement. What was a click there,1/16 of a inch?
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    WWI Photos.

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/MilitaryView142-1.jpg

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/MilitaryView14-1.jpg

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    Chrome lined barrels

    We all know that most 99s were chrome lined. How was that done? Couldn't have been a sleeve.
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    WW1 images.

    If anybody is interested I can post a great number of WWI battle images that I copied of one of those hand held things you looked through and got a 3 D affect. I posted them here many years ago. ...
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    Christmas in Oki.

    That was one of the two Christmases I was present for. Thought it might bring back some memories of us party goers.. I have a lot more but my computer is running is running low on memory.
    Most of...
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    One Christmas in Okinawa.

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/Okinawaslides1-1.jpg

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/Okinawabargirl1-1.jpg
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    Type 99

    I was thinking of replacing all the word and front hardware until I read Midmichigun reply.

    Midmichigun .Can you show me one of your finished rifles? I am no good at visualizing anything. My...
  15. I try to buy them where I find them. They are...

    I try to buy them where I find them. They are not being made anymore.
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    Sporterized 99 but not too bad work.

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/DSCN0972-1.jpg

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/DSCN0971-1.jpg

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/08/DSCN0969-1.jpg
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    I think that is what it is but I have never been...

    I think that is what it is but I have never been able to pin it down and I have looked at a great number of gas alarms. Thanks.
  18. I do not know. Stumbled across the web site....

    I do not know. Stumbled across the web site. Google Peronne Museum. Lot of military weapons there.
  19. WW1 Brit and American gear. From Peronne Museum.

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/07/WWI_Museum_Peronne_2011_18Brit21-1.jpg

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/07/WWI_Museum_Peronne_2011_40GI23-1.jpg
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    Helmets do work a little!

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/07/Mil111Helmets20200011-1.jpg
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    $55.00. Somebody was bidding also but I left him...

    $55.00. Somebody was bidding also but I left him in the smoke!
  22. A must watch! Brings tears to my eyes. A wonderful son!

    Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach - YouTube
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    Posted this several years ago!

    Still do not know what it is! A cow caller? Gas alarm for a mine? Too big for a trench alarm. Quite a noise.

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/07/DSCN0955-1.jpg
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    More on helmet.

    I know very little about WW1 helmets. However I did take a couple of hours to try and learn something.

    1. It is an American helmet. Round rivets on the swivels. Plus other things.

    2. Magnet...
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    Auction find last night.

    Really called a "barn Find". Was full of chicken feathers, seed, and excrement! Dirty also. Haven't decided to clean it yet.

    http://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2014/07/DSCN0950-1.jpg
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