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    Do we have any documentary pics?

    Do we have any documentary pics?
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    I like those full size rifles in .22, they shoot...

    I like those full size rifles in .22, they shoot like a dream. Nice...
  3. These guys have an immersion heater in the water....

    These guys have an immersion heater in the water. That could bring the water to a rolling boil. We used those regularly to heat water and used a bilge pump to make a shower in the field. There's...
  4. No, a carbine with grenade launcher and an M1...

    No, a carbine with grenade launcher and an M1 with Bayonet.
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    Very possible. There's lots here that have...

    Very possible.


    There's lots here that have used them firsthand, maybe some others will speak up. I never had any problems and they were great up to me selling them.
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    Here's my 20mm drill round brought back from WW2...

    Here's my 20mm drill round brought back from WW2 by a vet, taken from the factory they liberated. Base numbers are hac, H42, waa354. The other is a Canadian fired 20mm came from our ranges after a...
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    They sure shoot smooth...a real pleasure.

    They sure shoot smooth...a real pleasure.
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    Big scary money too. I'd sure hate to pay huge...

    Big scary money too. I'd sure hate to pay huge like that only to find out I bought parts.
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    Very nice piece...early.

    Very nice piece...early.
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    Our mags didn't seem to be as good as the curved...

    Our mags didn't seem to be as good as the curved Bren mags. Too, ours were overused but I'm still not sure that was the problem. I had a C2 on issue a couple times, once in the rifle company and...
  11. Walked all the way from Utah beach for a beer.

    Walked all the way from Utah beach for a beer.
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    That's too bad. I have a set of dies with a trim...

    That's too bad. I have a set of dies with a trim die I'd send you to get at it...only one round of brass in there though. Reloading components are hard to get here as well as some cartridges.
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    Have you shot this one yet Kab? Just wondering...

    Have you shot this one yet Kab? Just wondering about the modified front sight. Probably shoots fine, that's usually why they were done.
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    Yes, a wire breaker. Imagine how much ammo would...

    Yes, a wire breaker. Imagine how much ammo would be used to just make some forward movement?
  15. You'll have to take out what's shaggy or you're...

    You'll have to take out what's shaggy or you're not doing anything. You're only going to be removing an inch or so...I would think? Just clean it up. You don't have a choice, but how does it shoot...
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    Way better with a matt finish...looks like...

    Way better with a matt finish...looks like business now.
  17. For an empty chamber the instruction was to use...

    For an empty chamber the instruction was to use the knife edge of the right hand against the op rod handle...not your left hand balled up...
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    Earlier better made and finished...

    Earlier better made and finished...
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    Sounds about right...

    Sounds about right...
  20. It takes special talent to get your thumb caught....

    It takes special talent to get your thumb caught. Also incorrect handling...will do it.
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    But "Who done it" would be my question. Was it a...

    But "Who done it" would be my question. Was it a company or just a local thing done by unit armorers? That's what I would expect...
  22. For you the war is along... "Der Krieg ist...

    For you the war is along... "Der Krieg ist vorbei"...
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    Yes, hard to reason...

    Yes, hard to reason...
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    Good catch, something you almost never see...

    Good catch, something you almost never see anymore.
  25. The '28 will be an earlier model, not an "A1. If...

    The '28 will be an earlier model, not an "A1. If pilfered from the USMC that went through Aussie in the beginning of the war, it could be an old holdover '21 but probably not. The front grip gave...
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