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  1. It's all in the storage. If the ammo or powder is...

    It's all in the storage. If the ammo or powder is kept cool and dry it will last a real long time. I have shot ammo from WW1 both .45 and 30-06 that were good and accurate that's 100 years old now.
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    Your the carbine guru on the forums. You did well...

    Your the carbine guru on the forums. You did well and your friends will sing your praise forever. Good catch and diagnostic Charlie.
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    After WW1 ended, many men brought home their 1911...

    After WW1 ended, many men brought home their 1911 pistols. When discharged they went home and this one may have gone that route to Tennessee when you grandfather picked it up one way or another. Many...
  4. That had to be at the very end of production...

    That had to be at the very end of production which would be May 1944 for it. The carbine sure looks like someone buffed the finish off the whole rear of the receiver. I would guess the receiver was...
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    The gentleman in the original post Mr. long has...

    The gentleman in the original post Mr. long has it' He started it by buying 100,000 cases from Starline. You might check with him if he has any more available. Not cheap but it is what it is.
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    Consider ourselves lucky.

    I have a friend down in New Zeeland. He emailed me that he has cleaned his two USGI 30 carbines he has had for a very long time for the last time. They are coming to get his carbines next week and he...
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    Those stocks like the one on the Plainfield are...

    Those stocks like the one on the Plainfield are all but useless when trying to shoot with it. Bends and twists as well as digging into your shoulder. Useless stock and the Universal stock is not all...
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    The carbine in the first photo with the taped on...

    The carbine in the first photo with the taped on knife is just a model and not a real carbine. The modified carbine with the spike bayonet was found to be weak over all and a spike bayonet is not as...
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    It's what known as a Russian capture. The...

    It's what known as a Russian capture. The Russians had many thousands of these that were refurbished and stored or given to Communist Freedom fighters over the decades since WW2. Many were exported...
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    Sounds like it may be broken inside the frame....

    Sounds like it may be broken inside the frame. You will have to take it apart to see if it is broken. And...IF.... you can find one then replace it. Not an easy part to find.
  11. How are you going to be able to keep it now that...

    How are you going to be able to keep it now that the buy back program has started? It is a bad situation for all of the people in New Zeeland thanks to one socialist PM.
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    It's called GREED. Hey there are only so many...

    It's called GREED. Hey there are only so many original parts left in the world and the temptation to cash in can be just too great for some people. For them it's the fresh off the boat parts from...
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    7.65 French Long.

    After waiting a long time for someone to take charge of the lack of brass for the 7.65 French cartridge. A gentleman in Georgia has contracted with Starline to produce the brass for reloading it....
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    Well the DA in this case has filled 64 count...

    Well the DA in this case has filled 64 count indictments against the owner of the 1000 weapons. He had a C&R license but sold weapons which he cannot do with a C&R other then to upgrade his...
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    It does look like an American holster that was...

    It does look like an American holster that was modified. It appears the back of the holster has been cut back and then stitched?
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    The hangers on the back of the holster. Made to...

    The hangers on the back of the holster. Made to attach the holster to a webbed belt. Was this a standard on other Finnish holsters or not? I ask as I do not remember seeing this on other Russian...
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    SilverVeteren's pistol is one of the 51,000 made...

    SilverVeteren's pistol is one of the 51,000 made under the British order as it is marked on the left side of the frame English Order in Cyrillic. Now the one Charlie found is not from the same...
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    In reality the contract was not a Russian...

    In reality the contract was not a Russian contract. It was one commissioned by the British. That is why the left side of the frame is marked in Cyrillic English Order. there were 51,000 made under...
  19. If I remember right it corrosive primed too.

    If I remember right it corrosive primed too.
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    I do agree with you about the S&W in .44 Russian....

    I do agree with you about the S&W in .44 Russian. I do think that the increase recruitment of new replacements for the Calvary made it a requirement for the new pistol. German machineguns and...
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    I can vouch for Frank's work. Very well done. ...

    I can vouch for Frank's work. Very well done.

    Charlie did you get my email?
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    No, the holster for the TT33 would not have been...

    No, the holster for the TT33 would not have been used in WW1. The TT33 didn't come around till 1933. I would think the pistols would have been used by Russian Calvary more then anything else as they...
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    Charlie, I was referring to the first...

    Charlie,

    I was referring to the first jump in the Pacific theater not the first for the paratroopers on a whole.
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    The magazines are for the Thompsons. There is a...

    The magazines are for the Thompsons. There is a couple of carbines shown too and what do we see but one M1A1. Now the question is was this the real footage of the preparations for the jump or a later...
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    Where I am there is no such thing as Vietnam...

    Where I am there is no such thing as Vietnam vintage or older firearms in gun shows. It's all PLASTIC guns. Nothing old just new stuff that looks and feels more like junk then a firearm. I guess that...
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