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    Colorful bullet tips on 7,62mm, to be fair, I...

    Colorful bullet tips on 7,62mm, to be fair, I should have provided more details. The green tip L C 64 is the frangible bullet for the M60 m/g but soon discontinued. The red tip is
    tracer with a...
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    I thought it was loaded with improved powder and...

    I thought it was loaded with improved powder and staked primer for the synchronized Browning 30 cal machine guns example: P-35, P-36 and P-40B
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    Loaded with special powder for aircraft machine...

    Loaded with special powder for aircraft machine guns but also issued to US ground troops in the Philippines
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    colorful 7,62x51 mm military cartridges

    All are US except one that is Japanese


    can anyone identify these cartridges ?106754
  5. Thread: What is it ?

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    You are correct, it is the barrel extension part...

    You are correct, it is the barrel extension part # 8448315, when you slide the barrel forward it cocks the trigger
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    not a mounting rail but related to the M203

    not a mounting rail but related to the M203
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    clue for identification of part

    here is a clue for the part posted 106689
  8. Thread: what are these ?

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    Your are correct, they are for the T48 rifle as...

    Your are correct, they are for the T48 rifle as HRA manufactured 500 examples, most were destroyed. I could never find a High Standard T48 magazine.
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    What is it ?

    What is it ?106682
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    what are these ?

    What are these ?106680106681
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    another pair

    Another pair almost sisters except a little different receiver configuration with the guide rib106422106423
  12. I use the Chapman gun screw driver kit, it has a...

    I use the Chapman gun screw driver kit, it has a torque drive wrench that will screw that large 1903 butt screw in all the way and
    will not mark-up the screw head, soap not required
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    modified M60 in Viet Nam

    Navy Seals did use a modified M60 during the Viet Nam war. Note the shorter barrel and
    front sight removed in this photo. The Stoner weapons were well used too.106372
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    The RSC Model 1918 was manufactured with a...

    The RSC Model 1918 was manufactured with a shorter barrel length and only used the bolt action five round Berthier clips. Robert
    Seijas who posts on this forum has one. Maybe he will post a photo...
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    RSC 1917 converted to 8mm Lebel Model 1932N cartridge

    Some of the WW1 RSC rifles were converted to fire the new 8mm Lebel Model 1932N
    cartridge with the 234 gr spitzer bullet of .327 inch diameter. This being performed in the 1930's time period. I...
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    M60 m/g

    Long time ago when i was an armorer in the US Army and later in the reserve, I worked with the Model 1919A6 which was very well liked. As the M60 started to replace the old BMG, we received new...
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    early Winchesters

    Hope it made back to the USA but the odds are it was destroyed.

    I have a close in serial number range rifle in my collection106303
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    early trigger housing without pad

    Too bad the owner of number 7 could not find the correct trigger housing and internal parts.

    here is a photo of an early trigger housing without the pad - these did not last long in production...
  19. American Rifleman article on Canada's Indian Snipers in the Great War

    There is an excellent article in the April 2020 issue of the American Rifleman magazine entitled "Crack Marksmen" about Canada's Indian Snipers in the Great War by Maj. John L. Plaster US Army Ret.
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    two tone color helmet net

    I believe this two tone helmet net might be from the UK ? I have seen photos of American and Canadian troop preparing for the invasion of Kiska in the Aleutian Islands (1943). The Canadian troops...
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    My cover is very thin and without a mosquito...

    My cover is very thin and without a mosquito cover - I am certain my cover is before Viet Nam
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    helmet covers

    106164106165106166Bear, I got this net cover from a man that was in a US infantry battalion in the mid 1960's in the states, not overseas. He told me the entire unit had them.

    This was some...
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    Some old US wildcats from the 1930's 40's

    A few old wildcats that were designed in the 1930's and 1940's. They must have used the Enfield 1917 action or possibly the 106152 magnum Mauser actions

    Left to right:

    334 OKH, 350 G&H...
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    Colt ACE

    Early examples with the smaller slide are very rare to find, the regular Colt ACE is not known for accuracy and does foul-up rather fast. The floating chamber get dirty. If you collect Colt 1911's...
  25. Thanks Mark for checking the serial number, would...

    Thanks Mark for checking the serial number, would make a good article for the GCA.

    RE: carbines I really doubt and would bet there were no M1 carbines in the Philippines in 1941 or 1942, later...
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