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    Makers mark with price of 3 Kopecki? Just a wild...

    Makers mark with price of 3 Kopecki? Just a wild guess...
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    Looks like the mandatory 'abandon ship' safety...

    Looks like the mandatory 'abandon ship' safety brief....
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    Well, when you first put your uniform together,...

    Well, when you first put your uniform together, you are issued what you will need (very basic). At arrival to your unit, your supply sgt gives you a few patches and a set of unit insignia. For...
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    May be of some help here: 1 BG star although I...

    May be of some help here:
    1 BG star although I don't know why it is gold, but they are sold in pairs.
    2. USAF Senior Master Sergeant, worn on lapels of certain jackets and raincoat (also usually in...
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    The 4th rotated to Germany in 1957, based in and...

    The 4th rotated to Germany in 1957, based in and around Goeppingen and stayed through 1971 wen it was reflagged as 1st Armored.
  6. may want to give which carbine manufacturer you...

    may want to give which carbine manufacturer you have, and who made the magazines (not all makers are equal)! It sounds like the mag retention and catch is not operating properly which could be wear,...
  7. Thread: Fake parts

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    Part of the problem may be in establishing an...

    Part of the problem may be in establishing an acceptable reference point for identifying items as authentic versus fake, followed by establishing a fair value of the items in contention. Then you...
  8. My first thought too, Schofield in the quad

    My first thought too, Schofield in the quad
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    83-87, BBde G2. My daughter was born there in...

    83-87, BBde G2. My daughter was born there in 1986, when we went over to the East on a flag tour, I and her mom took her in a baby carriage specifically to see the old family area in Weissensee. ...
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    Interesting- looks like Polish mod of an M1891...

    Interesting- looks like Polish mod of an M1891 Nagant using a couple Mauser parts as well. The Poles did have their own Mauser 98 version. I suspect this one was once chambered for 7.62x54, but...
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    Any import marks (under the barrel, perhaps)?

    Any import marks (under the barrel, perhaps)?
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    Well, I think you pretty much said it already. ...

    Well, I think you pretty much said it already. Serial matching (last two digits) should be on the toggle, rear sight link, breechblock, locking block, safety bar, sear bar, side plate, trigger,...
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    COuld be Romanian, could be Russian, at least has...

    COuld be Romanian, could be Russian, at least has the rubber sheathing.
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    Looks Romanian at first glance to me, I expect...

    Looks Romanian at first glance to me, I expect the handle is normal but aged/worn, that looks like phenolic resin and the fibers used show more easily when the surface is aged and worn. Any pics (or...
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    If you mean Israeli links, perhaps... It is a way...

    If you mean Israeli links, perhaps... It is a way to store for later use in the field. Most ammo now comes prelinked anyway, and disintegrating links were always underfoot. One guy had a magnet to...
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    I believe that this is a so-called 'Sterngewehr',...

    I believe that this is a so-called 'Sterngewehr', assembled from parts available as an emergency measure during WW1. The star indicates emergency make and the appended date indicates date of...
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    That RACAL Jaguar in the background brings back...

    That RACAL Jaguar in the background brings back memories. Had them in our M557s in Berlin so that we could keep things hopping.
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    Brings back memories! Used a kerosene Coleman...

    Brings back memories! Used a kerosene Coleman camping two-burner in the 'Headhunter Cafe' during Desert Storm, off the gate of a CUCV between FARRP jumps. We warmed water for instant coffee on one...
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    Gosh, wish they had a tool for this....lol

    Gosh, wish they had a tool for this....lol
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    Re RCS's comment- The controversy I recall was in...

    Re RCS's comment- The controversy I recall was in the spurious claim by so many wanna-be's that the AK series could shoot our ammunition but not vice versa. Perhaps in the mixup of bores 7.62 by 51...
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    Sounds like something you lay on a patient or...

    Sounds like something you lay on a patient or operator to protect tissue during an xray exposure. The NSN I found is 6525-00-612-8032, so this may be a pre-1968 or so NSN on your case.
  22. saw this somewhere, it was noted that the soldier...

    saw this somewhere, it was noted that the soldier never knew what time it was, with all the watches....
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    Until it brews up (or the twirly thing on top...

    Until it brews up (or the twirly thing on top comes off), you are never certain that your round did enough damage to knock it out. Send another round into it for good luck. Lots of Chinese Type...
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    I am sure they thought 'we must be close, they...

    I am sure they thought 'we must be close, they picked this one off the vine before it was fully ripened'....
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    As in many thing infantry, tis better to give...

    As in many thing infantry, tis better to give than to receive
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