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    Thanks very much. After reading your note I...

    Thanks very much. After reading your note I looked at photos on some other websites. The markings on the barrel lugs definitely look like those on barrels manufactured by Flannery Bolt Company.
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    Thank you. I think you've broken the code on the...

    Thank you. I think you've broken the code on the lettering on the barrel. I'll check with a local gunsmith -- I assume he'll be able to let me know whether the barrel is chambered for .45 ACP or...
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    Trying to Identify Origin of a 1911 Barrel

    I have what I believe to be a barrel for a 1911-type pistol. I have attached photos of the barrel and proofmarks on it. There appears to be one or more words below the proofmarks, but I cannot read...
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    USN Contract Pith Helmet

    I inherited from my father a USN pith helmet (photos attached). It is medium green in color and is marked "USN Contract N140 62236s-19047B." There is a USMC EGA affixed to the helmet. My father...
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    Thank you very much. I hadn't noticed, but there...

    Thank you very much. I hadn't noticed, but there is clearly a difference in the curvature of the two lanyard loops. The one which may be Norwegian is on the right in the additional photo I've...
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    Identifying Two M1911 Magazines

    I'm looking for information regarding the possible origin of two M1911 magazines. Both have pinned bases and both have lanyard rings. One has a keyhole cutout on the back, while the other does not....
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    Here is a link to a very useful chart related to...

    Here is a link to a very useful chart related to this subject:

    Noncorrosive Chart - Page 3 - CMP Forums

    I carry a copy of the chart in my wallet. It comes in handy at guns shows, etc. The lot...
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    I've been thinking about replacing the firing pin...

    I've been thinking about replacing the firing pin with a section of dowel rod. However, I won't have access to the rifle until the day I meet with my friend, and I've been unable to locate the...
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    Thank you to all for your feedback. I'm still...

    Thank you to all for your feedback. I'm still engaged in the project, but I've been off line for a while.

    Thanks again.

    Respectfully,
    USMA79
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    Type 99 Deactivation

    A friend has asked me to help deactivate his Type 99 rifle for display. He doesn't want to do permanent damage to the rifle, but wants to ensure it cannot be fired. I was thinking of removing the...
  11. Thank you all for the information. USMA79

    Thank you all for the information.

    USMA79
  12. Two Questions: Model 1903 Designation and Butt Plate Type for RIA 1903

    Good afternoon. I have two questions for which I've tried to find existing threads, but wasn't successful.

    The "aught 3" was designated the "United States rifle, caliber .30, Model 1903." By the...
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    US Military Weapons and Militaria Auction

    Iím dissolving a collection of US military firearms and other US militaria my father, brother, and I collected over several decades. It's been on display in a small museum which was open to the...
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    Carrying .38 Special spare ammo during WWII

    How did someone who was armed with a Victory or Commando revolver carry spare rounds during WWII? I have seen Vietnam-era .38 looped ammo carriers, but I do not recall seeing anything from the WWII...
  15. M2-10A1-6 Optical Mask

    It appears the mask is a US M2-10A1-6 Lightweight Optical Gas Mask. These links may be of help:

    http://sovietrussiaftw.deviantart.com/art/U-S-M2-10A1-6-Lightweight-Optical-Gas-Mask-344363196
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