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    Seems to me that the photographer is on the wrong...

    Seems to me that the photographer is on the wrong side of the mine clearing. Just saying.
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    I know the 03 was the Marine main battle rifle at...

    I know the 03 was the Marine main battle rifle at Guadalcanal (03A3 had not been manufactured) but the 03A3 was a rarity later in the war. In fact this is the first picture of "Marines" with 03A3s...
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    I didn't know Marines had 1903A3s

    I didn't know Marines had 1903A3s
  5. Thread: 6 June 2020

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    My dad went in with C Co, 1st Bn. 506th PIR. He...

    My dad went in with C Co, 1st Bn. 506th PIR. He was severely wounded and was returned to England mid June. He didn't return to France until Dec.44 when the 101st was besieged at Bastogne. Since he...
  6. Thread: Model 1917 Advice

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    And I have deleted my post so I don't get...

    And I have deleted my post so I don't get confused again:madsmile:
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    Those were trading material for me since I don't...

    Those were trading material for me since I don't smoke. If it was a particular long field time these guys would run out of cigarettes and then I would trade for the parts of their meals. Always...
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    I know this sounds kinda sick...… but there are...

    I know this sounds kinda sick...… but there are times I miss the taste of certain C rations. I have good memories of buddies and C rats.

    BEAR
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    Didn't Roger and Hammersteins "Oklahoma" come out...

    Didn't Roger and Hammersteins "Oklahoma" come out about this time? Maybe they liked the song "A Surrey with a Fringe on Top"?

    BEAR
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    Hmm! I wonder why they took that long to get them...

    Hmm! I wonder why they took that long to get them off the troops?
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    SS Sniper captured by British troops.

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    Great rifle......nice sock, also!:D BEAR

    Great rifle......nice sock, also!:D

    BEAR
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    In Alaska during the 1970s we would store our...

    In Alaska during the 1970s we would store our weapons outside the tents during the winter. If we brought them inside the tent they would warm up and begin to "sweat". It never got warm enough in the...
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    "Alright men, take a knee!" Loud banging sounds...

    "Alright men, take a knee!" Loud banging sounds as barrels hit the deck and howls of pain as cheeks and chins are battered by the buttstocks.
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    Use of the MARS was for emergency and special...

    Use of the MARS was for emergency and special occasions, not everyday communication. Death in the family or severe sickness, birth of a baby, wounded calling home. The calls had to be approved by ...
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    Interesting. He looks like he's wearing a M42...

    Interesting. He looks like he's wearing a M42 jump jacket but has leggings.
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    The US sovereign territory was also bombed and...

    The US sovereign territory was also bombed and INVADED in the Aleutians. Written about in the book "The Thousand-Mile War" by Brian Garfield
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    Better look out Jim, your Prime Minister is...

    Better look out Jim, your Prime Minister is "gunning" :D now for people like you.

    BEAR
  18. Value? That bayonet can run up to $250 by itself.

    That bayonet can run up to $250 by itself.
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    My British uncle said that they hated marching...

    My British uncle said that they hated marching behind American troops because they had rubber soles and the British troops could not hear the tramp of hobnailed boots so they would lose their steps...
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    One of the old armories in Ardmore OK. 107141

    One of the old armories in Ardmore OK.
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    Early Remington 1903 handguards also had this...

    Early Remington 1903 handguards also had this circular cut but no fixturing slot.
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    45th Inf Div (Thunderbird). Before the war...

    45th Inf Div (Thunderbird).
    Before the war their patch looked like this107098
    Changed to this during the war107099
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    Here is a pic for reference. BEAR 107087

    Here is a pic for reference.

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    Yep, you could get your melon closer to the...

    Yep, you could get your melon closer to the ground!
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    That's a "Garand" looking shovel!:madsmile:

    That's a "Garand" looking shovel!:madsmile:
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