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  1. Photo probably late 1939 or early 1940 or 1941. ...

    Photo probably late 1939 or early 1940 or 1941. The Sam Browne belt was phased out in 1941. Of course US Officers had to pay for their own kit.
  2. I believe this picture is the early way to climb...

    I believe this picture is the early way to climb from a ship into a landing craft. If the sailor or soldier fell into the ocean all he had to do was unbuckle his ammo belt and let everything fall...
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    Interesting situation what is the story behind...

    Interesting situation what is the story behind this photo?
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    Old soldier's saying, "Why walk when you can...

    Old soldier's saying, "Why walk when you can ride?"
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    The Colt HBAR AR-15 is the perfect example that...

    The Colt HBAR AR-15 is the perfect example that Colt never throws away "good" parts. The forgings for the lower were originally for the early Model 601/602 series of guns which had the removable...
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    Look like a person who likes to cut themselves.

    Look like a person who likes to cut themselves.
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    I believe they will not also fit the early single...

    I believe they will not also fit the early single slot gas plug as well.
  8. Gargoyle-- Interesting rifle to say the least. ...

    Gargoyle-- Interesting rifle to say the least. The rifle is a later M1922 MI .22LR marked rifle. The early ones were marked Model of 1922 MI. It appears that somewhere the rifle was upgraded to...
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    Cinders-- The video of the C17 taking off with...

    Cinders-- The video of the C17 taking off with people dropping off to their deaths will be the defining moment of our involvement in Afghanistan. I still remember the fall of Saigon. My late father...
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    Value? baker-- Thanks for the post I have always like...

    baker-- Thanks for the post I have always like the early Type 99 with the chrome plated bores and bolt faces. Yours looks great. I have several which i shoot. The missing cleaning rod is not...
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    RCS-- The M14/M1A rifles presents its own set of...

    RCS-- The M14/M1A rifles presents its own set of problems. As you stated initially the rifles were built with NOS parts with new receivers and top grade National Match barrels. As I remember everyone...
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    The best that you can do is minimize the...

    The best that you can do is minimize the possibility of a slam fire. If you are dealing with a M1 Garand most of these rifles are over 75 years old. If the rifle is within functioning specification...
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    These rifles are great to shoot. If you put a...

    These rifles are great to shoot. If you put a Parker Hale PH5 rear target sight on them, with a good barrel they are tack drivers. Enjoy your rifle!
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    They do not look too squared away. Looks like...

    They do not look too squared away. Looks like they need a good NCO.
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    It's an interesting camo job on the building in...

    It's an interesting camo job on the building in the background.
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    Great collection!!! and of course welcome to the...

    Great collection!!! and of course welcome to the forum!! Your expertise is always welcome.
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    It's amazing some of the slang, that comes from...

    It's amazing some of the slang, that comes from the soldiers such as the "grim reaper" which is often a reference to the M1 Garand rifle in general and the International Harvester built M1 Garands...
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    The Maple Ridge Armoury Renegade is built with a...

    The Maple Ridge Armoury Renegade is built with a .223 Wylde chamber which is design with 62 grain plus bullets. With the long leade of the .223 Wylde chamber 55 grain are at best marginal at 100...
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    It looks like something that I would booby trap...

    It looks like something that I would booby trap for the curious.
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    ssgross-- I was attached as an Army officer to...

    ssgross-- I was attached as an Army officer to the 1st Marine Division commanded Maj. Gen. Mathis for the first six months of OIF1. The last six months I was attached to the 82nd Airborne in...
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    SSgross-- Understood. No problem. I was in Iraq...

    SSgross-- Understood. No problem. I was in Iraq from the initial invasion through mid-2004. I found the Iraqis to be very enterprising indeed. I once found several selling bathtub gin in bottles...
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    Hopefully, the cigars were not copies made from...

    Hopefully, the cigars were not copies made from camel *hit and anything that would burn.
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    Brophy's book does but the pictures are not very...

    Brophy's book does but the pictures are not very clear.
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    I believe there is no difference in the barrels...

    I believe there is no difference in the barrels of the Mark I and standard M1903. As M1903rifle indicates maybe by the dates. I believe standard M1903 production was intermingled with Mark I...
  25. SRS Requests on several Springfield that I purchased

    Hi Folks--

    Yesterday I picked up two M1903 .30-06 rifles and a M2 .22LR Springfield trainer. Brief description below:

    a) M1903 Mark I Springfield .30 caliber SN: 1124249 bbl dated SA 5-19.
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