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    Jim, What new software did you acquire? I have a host of old family photos that I need to begin copying to CD. It will become a full time job for quire awhile.


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    Check your email.

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    "Me. All the rest are deados!"

    67th Company, 5th Marines 1st Sgt. Daniel "Pop" Hunter's response to 1st Lt. Jonas Platt's query "Who is your Commander"?, Torcy side of Hill 142, Belleau Wood, 8:00 am, 6 Jun 1918.

    Semper Fidelis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Tarletonicon View Post
    Check your email.

    Jim

    Jim, will you copy that email to me? How hard is it to operate. I still have yet to figure out the adobe program I have. Their instructions aren't very helpful. They assume I know more than I do about computers.

    Thanks,

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    Emri,

    No need. I don't like Adobe either, although the two I use are very similar. I actually use two programs, one is Gimp, which allows one to reduce the photo file size (required for some forums), and the other is Picasa, which I like, but there are issues when saving a file. Back up any file you upload into Picasa before uploading.

    Both these programs are downloadable for free off the net. Google sponsors Picasa, and Gimp has been around in various forms for some time.

    You can't improve a photo much if it is of low resolution. Use the highest resolution photo file, and you will be surprised what you can do. The original file used here is 15MM byte scan from a high resolution photo.

    I am surprised no one has commented on the Marine use of the #2 mount on the front receiver ring and Winchester commercial bases on their AEF sniper rifles (second photo). Remember, that rifle was most likely scope mounted after the war started, or very close thereto. Also, the original photo appears to be an Army match, or very large practice session, using A5 scoped 1903 rifles in #2 mounts and "Marine" bases. That photo is most likely pre-1926 and post-WWI.

    Two very interesting photos.

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    67th Company, 5th Marines 1st Sgt. Daniel "Pop" Hunter's response to 1st Lt. Jonas Platt's query "Who is your Commander"?, Torcy side of Hill 142, Belleau Wood, 8:00 am, 6 Jun 1918.

    Semper Fidelis!

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    Maybe its me but the shooter closest in the picture looks like he's shooting just a 03 with the site leaf up, what looks like a attached scope is just his spotting scope off to the left. The pictures angle makes it look as if the scopes obj lens is set into the handguard.

    The rest of the shooters look like there shooting service rifles the scopes that I do see are spotting types from that era, only shooter #2 rifle looks scoped too me.

    I just got new speck's so I see real good now.

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    Cool Nope

    All rifles in the photo are scoped with Wincester A5's.

    The first rifle is parallel with a spotting scope that masks the A5. Shown in the crp is the M1917 sitting on the range post.

    Take a look at a random crop of the original photo.

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    "Me. All the rest are deados!"

    67th Company, 5th Marines 1st Sgt. Daniel "Pop" Hunter's response to 1st Lt. Jonas Platt's query "Who is your Commander"?, Torcy side of Hill 142, Belleau Wood, 8:00 am, 6 Jun 1918.

    Semper Fidelis!

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    Crop the original photo and mask out the spotting scope from shooter #1 and you will see the A5. The second shooter has the most interesting rifle, different from all the others, but still scoped with an A5 in #2 mounts and "Marine" bases.

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    Semper Fidelis!

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil McGrath View Post
    Maybe its me but the shooter closest in the picture looks like he's shooting just a 03 with the site leaf up, what looks like a attached scope is just his spotting scope off to the left. The pictures angle makes it look as if the scopes obj lens is set into the handguard.

    The rest of the shooters look like there shooting service rifles the scopes that I do see are spotting types from that era, only shooter #2 rifle looks scoped too me.

    I just got new speck's so I see real good now.
    Better get those specks checked!

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    67th Company, 5th Marines 1st Sgt. Daniel "Pop" Hunter's response to 1st Lt. Jonas Platt's query "Who is your Commander"?, Torcy side of Hill 142, Belleau Wood, 8:00 am, 6 Jun 1918.

    Semper Fidelis!

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    Thanks killjoy for shootin me down, I can barely make a post and your tellin me too crop this and that I say this all in jest.

    Its a good thing you posted the second picture as I wouldn't have believed it with out seeing it for myself.

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    All in jest, Phil - truly. Don't feel like the Lone Ranger, as I had to acquire two new programs to see them. The first time I examined the photo, I missed them completely - every one of them.

    Bolo Badge is the one who detected the spotter scope obscuring rifleman #1's A5 and the spurs on #2 man, not me. He sent me an email pointing it out, so I can't make any claims as to being a brillaint detective of any sort. It was all shown to me by Bolo Badge, who is the owner of the original. He is the sharp eye of the group, along with Rollins74. So I am in the same leaky boat.

    I was teasing you, Phil. I have new specs also (sorely needed), and they didn't help me much either.

    Every man on that firing line (50 men) appears to be armed with an A5 scoped 1903. Never seen so many in one picture before. If you want me to crop a section of that photo for you, I will do so gladly. Just let me know.

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    "Me. All the rest are deados!"

    67th Company, 5th Marines 1st Sgt. Daniel "Pop" Hunter's response to 1st Lt. Jonas Platt's query "Who is your Commander"?, Torcy side of Hill 142, Belleau Wood, 8:00 am, 6 Jun 1918.

    Semper Fidelis!

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