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  1. I counterbored a Swedish Mauser once with a...

    I counterbored a Swedish Mauser once with a convenient drill bit and a hand drill. Worked fine. The existing bore kept it centered. I had nothing to lose, the rifle was in very bad shape and I...
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    Hermann Goering's personal Mauser pistol with...

    Hermann Goering's personal Mauser pistol with holster camouflaged for his hunting expeditions.

    Has to be civilian manufacture and use. I doubt that fabric would hold up long in military service.
  3. Thread: My Friends

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    I get that. I know she didn't mean to be mean...

    I get that. I know she didn't mean to be mean about it. It was after all a memorial luncheon for her own son and that can't be easy even if it has been several months after his death. I think she...
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    My wife is doing well. She got her wig the other...

    My wife is doing well. She got her wig the other day. It's a very full wig so it makes her look different. It looks nice though, she doesn't plan on wearing it much because it's hot. This weekend...
  5. December 1943 regulation IJN work uniform tunic

    I'm not sure what the odds are that the only two Japanese uniform items I've ever found locally would both be Imperial Navy items, but I'm pleased they go together. I had assumed late war as the...
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    I buy a ton of stuff on eBay. Only ever had one...

    I buy a ton of stuff on eBay. Only ever had one transaction that fell through and got refunded. I've had items sent to me by mistake and had to send them to the correct fellow while he sent me mine...
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    This is an earlier model of mess tin with...

    This is an earlier model of mess tin with re-enactors. Interesting how they carried them.

    https://il8.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/6979543/thumb/1.jpg
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    I have never had borscht. Now I'm curious. I...

    I have never had borscht. Now I'm curious. I love soups.
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    WWI Russian Mess Tin

    This one was a challenge to find. They don't come up often and when they do they tend to be crushed or filled with holes. This one has plenty of dents and a been there done that look but the...
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    So what happens if a Canadian citizen with...

    So what happens if a Canadian citizen with permanent resident status brings a firearm from Canada into the United States. Is he permitted to sell it, does he need to go through an importer. Do they...
  11. I'll have to check to see if I could use it. I...

    I'll have to check to see if I could use it. I have some helmets but don't recall what's on them. It's a little early for me, although if counting ROTC it would be good. I wasn't actually issued a...
  12. DLA is 1978 to early '90's. Yours was made in...

    DLA is 1978 to early '90's. Yours was made in July of '83 based on the 837. I believe anyway. It is a bit confusing.
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    British Indian Army Khulla

    I didn't find much at the WWII weekend flea market, a couple of books, a model, a couple of US canteen cups and a Khulla. It looks exactly like the khaki one under the red and blue one as you scroll...
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    We went to see Top Gun tonight with my youngest...

    We went to see Top Gun tonight with my youngest and her husband. They all liked it, I did not. I shouldn't say I didn't like it I guess, it simply did not live up to my expectations. It is...
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    Her mood has improved a bit which is surprising. ...

    Her mood has improved a bit which is surprising. She got the remains of her hair shaved off yesterday. I suspect that upcoming event was a big contributor to her depression which may be why now...
  16. I found a site on the helmet covers. Your...

    I found a site on the helmet covers. Your contract is from 1968. Vietnam era, not WWII. Earlier Vietnam era 1961 contract has 5 bidders up to $50 at present with a day and a half to go on ebay. ...
  17. US sellers are asking $200 and up for these. The...

    US sellers are asking $200 and up for these. The Greeks are selling them for less than $100 in several different grades. Shipping is high at $35 but still a bargain compared to guys here. $59 for...
  18. USMC WWII Reversible Poncho and M1 Pouches

    I was inspired to find one of these after reading Jeff Shaara's book on Okinawa and the recent book on Marine equipment I picked up.

    Not sure if it really is but it seems like a really iconic...
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    Good question. It is a very thin finish, reminds...

    Good question. It is a very thin finish, reminds me of the Russian shellac but it doesn't flake off. Could be a very thin coat of varnish. The butt stock band is black paint, the middle band is...
  20. First one I ever saw. Interesting. I did some...

    First one I ever saw. Interesting. I did some checking and it does appear this is the intended purpose of the belt although there is mention of a bag for explosives which would attach to it as well...
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    I checked my little one today and it is a 2/3rds...

    I checked my little one today and it is a 2/3rds scale Kadet Trainerifle. It looks exactly like yours other than the missing tape at the forend. That appears to be black electrical tape, not paint...
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    An update: Chemo is progressing, her hair loss...

    An update: Chemo is progressing, her hair loss is substantial now. I encouraged her to let it alone until after she visited her mother who they have not told. She visited her Friday and again on...
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    I've written up a reply for this twice now and...

    I've written up a reply for this twice now and must have forgotten to submit both of them.

    Paris continued to make their rifles after the war for the civilian toy market. In 1952, they moved to...
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    I wouldn’t say it has no collector value, toys...

    I wouldn’t say it has no collector value, toys are collectible, toy guns are popular. I collect toys and as with all things, original condition is the most sought after but restorations are common...
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    Dying them was common practice, not sure about...

    Dying them was common practice, not sure about over stamping the manufacturer with another. That doesn't make sense.

    We did the same thing with our holsters. They also were brown through both...
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