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    I have a photo of a French Lebel rifle with a...

    I have a photo of a French Lebel rifle with a similar device, it is a simple stamped metal piece that has the two front hooks
    to hold the wire about four inches in front of the muzzle, bottom goes...
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    I have owned an M1 rifle since the age of 18...

    I have owned an M1 rifle since the age of 18 years old and never had an M1 thumb
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    6,3X53r mm Finnish hunting cartridge

    Developed in Finland by necking down the military 7,62x53r cartridge to use a 6,3 mm bullet
    (SAKO loading was 70gr bullet at 2936 fps) and used for long range bird hunting. They shot the birds on...
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    Mark, also forgot that the US issued Thompson...

    Mark, also forgot that the US issued Thompson Model 1928A1 almost always had the horizontal front grip and never the vertical grip.

    That what caught my eye in the photo and then remembered the...
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    same photo is in the book "American Thunder 11"...

    same photo is in the book "American Thunder 11" by Frank Iannamico which is about the military Thompson submachine guns
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    Australian commandos engage the enemy in 1944

    Australian commandos engage the enemy in 1944
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    Interesting to see the BMG Model 1917 water...

    Interesting to see the BMG Model 1917 water cooled mounted in the vehicle, normal would be the BMG M1919A4 or BMG 50 cal
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    45 Thompson Model 1923, 455 Webley Auto and 9.8 mm Colt Auto

    Three auto loading cartridges from the period before and after WW1.

    The first is the 9.8 Colt Auto cartridge from around 1910, designed in a slightly smaller Colt 1911 pistol. Used in trials in...
  9. I & P and Remington National Match bullets for 30-06

    Here are some photos of both the International & Palma and the Remington 300 (?) yards loads broken down to show the bullets128284128285128286
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    WW2 auto license plates

    With a big effort to save steel, some motor vehicle license plate were made from a cardboard and soybean mixture for general use. There was a problem with animals such as dogs and livestock who...
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    Cinders, have since found out BB C is most...

    Cinders, have since found out BB C is most likely Bridgeport Brass Company of Bridgeport Conn. heavy war production during WW2 also located in Detroit Mich
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    Cinders, I wish that some information was...

    Cinders, I wish that some information was available to help you - but just do not know at this time.

    Another example: of all the Thompson sub machineguns manufacture during WW2 there is not any...
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    Sherman tank

    Here is a photo of a US Sherman tank extractor for the 75mm case. i removed it from the breech block as I thought it was interesting. Tanks were going to range for targets128276128277
  14. The US started testing muti round ball loads with...

    The US started testing muti round ball loads with the black powder 45 Govt revolver in the late 1870's but nothing became an issued item. The 45-70
    was also loaded with three (or four) round lead...
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    Late WW2 Remington 1911A1

    My Father bought this sometime around 1960 or 61, paid $50.00 for it. I shot it but not much kind of just to try it out. Appears all original but I really do not collect these - I did shot Expert...
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    more 222 Remington variations

    My photo shows more variations to the 1950 designed 222 Remington ( I have a Rem 40XBR single shot rifle in this cal).

    left the 17/222 rem wildcat which is about forty years old now, fires a 25gr...
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    another SAKO small bore cartridge

    Back around 1961 the 7,62x39 was necked down to to 22 caliber, actually might have been military test before by the Soviets. Sometimes called the 5,6x39 Russians and used for competition and...
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    Happy Birthday Rick B.

    Recent photo of Rick B. holding early M1 Rifle


    Happy Birthday Rick128260
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    Millsco manufactured a canvas pouch for the 100...

    Millsco manufactured a canvas pouch for the 100 rd Colt drum but impossible to find - some repros are around. This was for the civilian
    market as there was little military application except for...
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    TSMG 50rd drum pouches

    These (originals) are not as common as they used to be, market is flooded with reproductions too. I think the RUSCO marked is pre WW2 as I have seen RUSCO that are WW2 dated, but not...
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    Winchester Self Loading Cartridges

    Winchester introduced their first semi auto rifles in 1905, these rifles used the blow-back type of action where the heavy bolt and lighter cartridge work together - like the modern day 22 rim fire...
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    444 Marlin & 450 Alaskan

    Cinders, Enjoyed your post about hunting and shooting the 444 Marlin. I had an old friend who was the local Postmaster who bought a Marlin 444. He did not reload so I offered to reload his 444 if...
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    When SAKO bolt action rifles and SKS rifles first...

    When SAKO bolt action rifles and SKS rifles first appeared on the market chambering the 7,62x39 cartridge, this
    caliber was not available to the public. Reloaders had to form the 7,39 Soviet...
  24. gas trap parts

    Early gas trap parts with drawing numbers on all the parts128202128203
  25. I also enjoy talking about the different...

    I also enjoy talking about the different cartridges and sharing the photos on this website, which is the best website
    for serious discussion of small arms and ammunition. I hope the membership also...
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