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    Thanks. Interesting point. The early postwar SA...

    Thanks. Interesting point. The early postwar SA annual reports also use 'overhaul.' 'Rebuild' is nowhere to be seen.

    So, it appears Midway was using a term with a specific technical meaning while...
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    Words mean things. And 'rebuild' means different...

    Words mean things. And 'rebuild' means different things to different people. To have a discussion, there has to be some basic agreement on definition of terms. To the best of my understanding, the...
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    Except for this part, good job trying to teach...

    Except for this part, good job trying to teach the OP that a line in a TM is not the same as budget authority or a work order. I don't know, are we the only ones that understand the effects of the...
  4. A frequently mentioned basic load for carbine in...

    A frequently mentioned basic load for carbine in WWII is 45 rounds - 3 magazines. In that instance, you're only gonna be out twice before you are really out.

    No way to measure it, and personal...
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    I have the MWO. No interpretation needed....

    I have the MWO. No interpretation needed. Further, Change 1 to MWO W3 lowered the priority of this change from "earliest practicable date" to 31 Dec 45. No comprehensive status report has been...
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    "Could" is a bit of an understatement. By the...

    "Could" is a bit of an understatement. By the spring of '45, parts or all of 15 ETO divisions had had their carbine rear sights replaced per MWO ORD B28-W3.

    This MWO was published in Sep 44 (not...
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    Thanks, Charlie. I was all ready to pounce if you...

    Thanks, Charlie. I was all ready to pounce if you said Wikipedia.:D

    Your total number of firearms looked suspect, so I poked around and found this estimate by Gary Kleck. With Kleck's reputation,...
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    Would be nice to have something resembling a...

    Would be nice to have something resembling a source to support such a detailed series of claims. Where did the numbers come from?
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    So, you're saying physics only works if you...

    So, you're saying physics only works if you believe in it?
  10. The 83rd Infantry Division's official history,...

    The 83rd Infantry Division's official history, Thunderbolt Across Europe was published in 1946. It contains a passage describing replacing all of the division's carbine flip sights with adjustables...
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    Brophy's SA book presents the armory's annual...

    Brophy's SA book presents the armory's annual reports (summaries of activities during the past year). Reports for FY09 and FY10 show over 100k rifles were "cleaned, repaired, chambered, and resighted...
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    SA spent much of FY09 and FY10 reworking existing...

    SA spent much of FY09 and FY10 reworking existing rifles made for .30-'03. Note the wording on the left side of the ticket.
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    You'll enjoy Volumes 2 and 3 then, Dave. Even...

    You'll enjoy Volumes 2 and 3 then, Dave. Even knowing how the story comes out, while reading the first book it is difficult to see how Ike survives all the early SNAFUs. With Atkinson's novelist's...
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    That's incorrect. Take a look at the first page...

    That's incorrect. Take a look at the first page of War Baby! Development of the carbine was requested in 1940 by the Chief of Infantry to arm personnel of the infantry regiment. In the 1940 T/O, a...
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    1st Infantry Division received carbines on 10 Jul...

    1st Infantry Division received carbines on 10 Jul 42, shortly before embarking for UK. Their 'thrusting' began in earnest on 8 Nov 42.

    What 'wartime demands' are you referring to? 1st ID looks...
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    Of all the great work Ruth did, that chart is not...

    Of all the great work Ruth did, that chart is not included. If it wasn't printed on non-absorbent enameled paper, it might be useful as toilet paper.

    In your generous effort to help, why didn't...
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    CCNL 341 includes a priority list sent to the...

    CCNL 341 includes a priority list sent to the Chief of Ordnance for issuance of M1A1 Carbines.

    The list is dated 12 Nov 42. 3/503 is second on the list.

    Even with Pacific shipping being a huge...
  18. While carbine headspace is overhyped, those who...

    While carbine headspace is overhyped, those who are unwilling or incapable of understanding the physical relationships should be cautious - just as those who know nothing about electricity should...
  19. Maybe our budding collectivists can advise on...

    Maybe our budding collectivists can advise on what an acceptable markup is. Apparently they have a number in mind - either that or they have never sold anything at a profit. As the country...
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    Good start! The way organized research works -...

    Good start! The way organized research works - and in contrast to wishful thinking - is to establish a known, then work towards the lesser known. It's like moving through a new house at night with...
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    One has to read all the way to p. 3 of War Baby!...

    One has to read all the way to p. 3 of War Baby! to see that carbine development began with the recommendation of the Chiefs of Infantry and Artillery. If anyone has a similar recommendation from the...
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    About the same velocity as dropping the slide...

    About the same velocity as dropping the slide from 25 feet above you. Zero chance of dismemberment, but probably best to keep your noggin' out of the path.
  23. In WBIII, Ruth corrects every appearance of...

    In WBIII, Ruth corrects every appearance of 'pouch' to 'pocket.'
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    Must be the model with the optional wood grain...

    Must be the model with the optional wood grain band spring. Don't see the cup holder that came with this option package, but I'm sure it's there.
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    The 1928 SA annual report describes reheat...

    The 1928 SA annual report describes reheat treating low number receivers and then firing high pressure tests with them. The result: mixed. Some improved, some didn't. Why might that be? Because heat...
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