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    ebay is out for the Hakim but here's a Swede: ...

    ebay is out for the Hakim but here's a Swede: Swedish M1896 Mauser Bayonet Scabbard | eBay

    Looks like someone ran over it with a truck however.
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    Fake No 5 bayonets usually but not always are...

    Fake No 5 bayonets usually but not always are missing the clean out hole. They are also usually but not always unmarked or marked RFI which means Indian manufacture. To get more confusing there...
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    Sgt. Alvin York Display

    This display is in the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. Note the 1917 rifle, not a 1903. This is a typical low light museum, no flash which is why some of the photos are grainy.
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  4. Thread: Shiloh Trip

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    Home again. My first vacation in memory. ...

    Home again. My first vacation in memory. Longest also at 10 days, two and a half were travel. I have a lot of sorting to do. Went to Nashville for two days, toured some of the sights there. I...
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    Never heard of him. What Genre? Military of...

    Never heard of him. What Genre? Military of some sort by the looks.
  6. Thread: Shiloh Trip

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    My quest is over except for sorting the photos. ...

    My quest is over except for sorting the photos. Four days, 44 miles of walking, 2480 photos.
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    I think the long one might be a Hanyang bayonet...

    I think the long one might be a Hanyang bayonet and they are rare themselves, $200-$300 if it can be confirmed that is what it is.
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    Pokemon failed more than succeeded today. But...

    Pokemon failed more than succeeded today. But seriously, it does have it's uses beyond just a game. I again was in areas that no one created the stops and in two instances the GPS coordinates were...
  9. Thread: Shiloh Trip

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    Shiloh Trip

    It's been one of my goals for decades to visit the Shiloh battlefield. I've grown up around Gettysburg and go there several times a year as an adult.

    Finally made it this week. It's incredible. ...
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    It fits me with a T-shirt on but is tight. I...

    It fits me with a T-shirt on but is tight. I suppose I could get it over a uniform if I didn't want to breath well for the duration.
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    I don't mind the tanks so much. After all, it's...

    I don't mind the tanks so much. After all, it's a tank and not many survived and those that did are mostly in museums so they don't bother me so much. But the rifles I really notice anymore.

    I...
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    So I got the Sam Brown rig. Are theses supposed...

    So I got the Sam Brown rig. Are theses supposed to ride up around your belly button or did I get a small one? I've looked at pics and it seems this is where they go but I'm just not sure. I'm also...
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    The Negatives of Collecting Milsurps

    I found a movie that looked good, had some war movie "stars" I recognized so I started to watch it. It was called a Company of Heroes.

    Lots of action right off the bat, a rather bloody affair, a...
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    Surprisingly, as uncommon as the pistols are,...

    Surprisingly, as uncommon as the pistols are, accessories are a dime a dozen. Holsters are everywhere and magazines, lanyards, loading assists, cleaning rods and oilers are easy to find and cheap. ...
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    It's military and a Mauser of some sort. I'm...

    It's military and a Mauser of some sort. I'm betting Turkish. Brazilian might be another option.
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    I was pretty excited to find it. I know they...

    I was pretty excited to find it. I know they aren't very common and their price seemed pretty good for once which is rare with Cabelas and the wife made the mistake of telling me I ould buy a gun...
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    Danish Contract Swedish M40 Lahti

    Picked this up at Cabela's today. Found it yesterday and came home to investigate it and get some advice. Figured for the price I could hardly go wrong. With some negotiating and then my military...
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    Purchased. Took it apart and looked it over real...

    Purchased. Took it apart and looked it over real well. Waiting on the many hours long background check at Cabelas.

    Cabelas "instant" background check took 2 1/2 hours today. So irritating ...
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    Danish contract Swedish M40 Lahti

    Very short notice because I will probably own the thing before I get many opinions.

    Spotted it at Cabelas today and it is on hold while I investigate.

    Bore is excellent, no pitting, bright and...
  20. I made one up by myself with no problems and I...

    I made one up by myself with no problems and I only have a hand drill. Back when I did it, the cost of getting it drilled and tapped was double what I paid for the rifle so I figured, no big deal if...
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    No idea what it is. Consensus seems to be that...

    No idea what it is. Consensus seems to be that it is a civilian shovel as it is too light to be military but I can't say. It's as heavy as a US 1910 shovel blade and the handle is much heavier. I...
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    Another Flea Market Entrenching Tool

    I seem to be good at finding these and the odd thing is, this is the same flea market I rarely go to where I found the last two shovels. This one was $5.

    No markings that I can find, the blade is...
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    LOL, true but I don't want to contribute to...

    LOL, true but I don't want to contribute to stupid looking if I can help it.
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    I'm thinking something like this would work. One...

    I'm thinking something like this would work. One screw hole. Just don't know if I would like the way it looks.

    https://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/p_767156350_5..jpg
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    I'm scheduled for my flu shot next Friday. Been...

    I'm scheduled for my flu shot next Friday. Been getting one annually for many years and generally they seem to work. I'm rarely sick from the flu. But like Covid, it is not 100%. They may get the...
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