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  1. I'd like to know how well that worked in combat. ...

    I'd like to know how well that worked in combat. I was a gunner for a long spell when I was young enough to carry all that crap and it would be unworldly heavy and clumsy. Damage to the feed chute...
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    I used the FM I already had on hand, here's the...

    I used the FM I already had on hand, here's the one others use. https://www.amazon.ca/Carbine-M1A1-Assembly-Disassembly-Manual/dp/0949749508

    It'll all be there.
  3. You'd need a magazine of about five hundred...

    You'd need a magazine of about five hundred rounds to satisfy firing needs...it's so fast.
  4. Only ones with enough time on their hands to...

    Only ones with enough time on their hands to spend shooting...and can be spared from duties.
  5. Agreed, my mistake... I forgot myself.

    Agreed, my mistake... I forgot myself.
  6. Grab a can of diesel and a stick...and a...

    Grab a can of diesel and a stick...and a lighter...
  7. Yes, of course...but you'd need a magazine that's...

    Yes, of course...but you'd need a magazine that's long enough to rest on the ground. Then, two of them.
  8. Very nice and really early number. Possibly...

    Very nice and really early number. Possibly didn't see anything except initial issue and then was stolen clean away. I had an M2 that was first run of serial number and was as new. I know for a...
  9. Standing up by the forward tank with his back to...

    Standing up by the forward tank with his back to the camera...
  10. Yes, the softer bullets will obturate and...

    Yes, the softer bullets will obturate and increase the potential accuracy.
  11. So, as a past US martial arms collector...I'd...

    So, as a past US martial arms collector...I'd have loved to find the fencing models to go with the live models. They just don't exist. I wouldn't try to resurrect it, don't change it, just leave it...
  12. Nice old revolver, love the ones with provenance.

    Nice old revolver, love the ones with provenance.
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    The search engine here is your friend, also have...

    The search engine here is your friend, also have a look above the discussion thread at the area full of additional help. Here's a video posted by a past notorious member that many should remember......
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    Nice looking old rifle...

    Nice looking old rifle...
  15. I'd take it out for a spin and see. If it shoots...

    I'd take it out for a spin and see. If it shoots and functions well, I'd leave it. It IS in correct config right now. It's as it finished it's tour of duty.
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    Careful about the dust from vermin poop...I...

    Careful about the dust from vermin poop...I wouldn't have taken it. But then I've seen too many to want one. Do a thorough cleaning or the vermin sign.
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    We would hang them from the roof truss' of the...

    We would hang them from the roof truss' of the transport hanger with a pitman arm and carabiners...over the weekend. Dried them nicely.
  18. When my platoon was doing cleanup of the MGs, I'd...

    When my platoon was doing cleanup of the MGs, I'd do all the stripping and assembling as I had to inspect anyway. Plus examine the parts for serviceable... I'd issue a troop a wash basin of parts...
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    Agreed, usually they top $1000-$2000CDN depending...

    Agreed, usually they top $1000-$2000CDN depending on what exactly...

    Thought I should save the pics for posterity...
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    We preferred cast off parachutes. The actual...

    We preferred cast off parachutes. The actual nets were too much bother. Yes, as the guys say...just stretch it out and let it weather a bit. Will also take the rank mildew resistant treatment...
  21. Picture 45/70, black powder and lead bullets. ...

    Picture 45/70, black powder and lead bullets. Get scrubbin'...
  22. Wonder what it'll bring? No, seldom seen for...

    Wonder what it'll bring? No, seldom seen for sure.
  23. I had a 1917 Smith for a while...45ACP of course.

    I had a 1917 Smith for a while...45ACP of course.
  24. There's a unit using it as their motto..."Follow...

    There's a unit using it as their motto..."Follow me!"
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    Me too.

    Me too.
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