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    They were removed before going into combat. ...

    They were removed before going into combat. These are simply for peace time operations.
  2. Congrats. Grandkids are great when you can see...

    Congrats. Grandkids are great when you can see them. This pandemic is costing me six months of his life Only seen him a couple of times.
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    Few odd things going on here both locally and at...

    Few odd things going on here both locally and at the national level.

    First at the local level. The legislature passed a bill allowing school districts to determine how many people can attend...
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    The one I'm looking at has no bends or dents at...

    The one I'm looking at has no bends or dents at least. It's in decent shape, just not excellent. I noticed no rust on the sword, maybe a bit on the scabbard. the plastic type handle had some very...
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    I've read they are pretty common. A rough one...

    I've read they are pretty common. A rough one failed to sell for $350 on Gunbroker or ebay, not sure which. This one is in decent shape but it's a lot of money for something that is really not...
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    Cavalry type. It's the one without the fancy...

    Cavalry type. It's the one without the fancy crest on the hand guard. Not in as good of shape as this one however. Not bad but it has "patina".

    Chilean Trooper swords 1890-1895 | SBG Sword Forum
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    Bayonets of Japan, Raymond C Labar

    I don't really have another book to compare it to so as far as I'm concerned it's the best Japanese bayonet book out there. Lot of great photos, layout could be better. Feels like reading a large...
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    Another Conundrum, Chilean 1890 Sword

    Found a Chilean 1890 sword at an antique shop today that the seller does not know what it is other than "it's a sword". These were made by France. This example is unmarked other than the Chilean...
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    Went to our mall today for the first time in...

    Went to our mall today for the first time in about 7 months. Hard to believe it's been that long. Might have been longer as I don't go to the mall that often anyway. I probably average about once...
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    If it's just "OK" condition, I'd put it more in...

    If it's just "OK" condition, I'd put it more in the line of $500-$600. But your OK and my OK might be two different OK's. I bought a fairly decent one locally for $500 two years ago.
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    Back to Pandemic news which in the US turned into...

    Back to Pandemic news which in the US turned into political maneuvering to expand it to keep various groups under control, The PA Supreme Court just ruled that they must count mail in votes up to...
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    In Pennsylvania, we do not need a permit to have...

    In Pennsylvania, we do not need a permit to have anything unless it's a short barreled rifle, a silencer or a machine gun. Then there is a $200 tax stamp from the federal government that never...
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    Sarco has some of the gold Franco eagle badges...

    Sarco has some of the gold Franco eagle badges but not the multi color ones. That's what I put on mine. I believe it is the appropriate one for WWII. The other is pre and post Franco I think. Not...
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    In Pennsylvania, you want to purchase a long gun...

    In Pennsylvania, you want to purchase a long gun you have a couple of options. Buy one from your buddy and you hand him the cash, he hands you the gun. The other option is buying from a dealer. ...
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    Update on the Lancaster riots. Bail was set for...

    Update on the Lancaster riots. Bail was set for those arrested for the rioting on Sunday. 12 total were arrested 9 received $1 million bail amounts. One other was $100,000, the other two are...
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    They are prepping people for that now. It is not...

    They are prepping people for that now. It is not going to be pretty. Civil War is a distinct possibility. All this anger and hate and people being kept unemployed and on lockdown. Soros picking...
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    All was completely calm here last night. Quiet...

    All was completely calm here last night. Quiet gathering in a park and that's about it.

    This was kind of weird. I went to bed Sunday with no knowledge anything was going on. We were watching...
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    Ethiopian rifle slings

    Anyone have any ideas of what Ethiopians were using for slings when they were carrying Berdan rifles?

    Hole through the stock, rawhide strip in a ring, sort of Soviet style except not a dog collar....
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    It has gone national but perhaps not yet...

    It has gone national but perhaps not yet international. The riots are now coming here very close to me, County seat, Lancaster PA. I'll keep you informed as to what's going on.

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    WTB: Berdan Rifle Bayonet

    Seeking Berdan rifle bayonet in fair to excellent condition. Light rust or pitting OK but not relic type pitting.

    Need to complete my rifle.
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    If those averages are similar to Americans at the time, I understand why this stuff is so small. I have a small friend and put the backpack on him and it fit wonderfully. I'm 5'10", average height...
  22. Either I'm a Giant or My Military Gear is Shrinking

    First off, I'm not a huge guy. Bigger than some at 5'10 and 220lbs but it isn't in my shoulders.

    I got a WWI cavalry backpack today, the type that comes in two halves, why I have no idea. But...
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    Here's some photos. I did not take a photo of...

    Here's some photos. I did not take a photo of the broad arrow and P but the two IO's are shown. The P over the 9 is in the third photo.
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    Stopped at Walmart this morning and while their...

    Stopped at Walmart this morning and while their shelves are getting bare I was able to purchase two boxes each of 243, 308 and 30-06. Didn't need it but the way I look at it is if nothing happens, I...
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    I decided to remove a little paint and found a...

    I decided to remove a little paint and found a broad arrow over P on the pivoting portion of the handle. Assuming this is a Poole produced bayonet but it is NOT in a circle which seems odd. Still...
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