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  1. Carrying 6 digit M1 rifles.

    Carrying 6 digit M1 rifles.
  2. I wonder if it was originally Japanned and...

    I wonder if it was originally Japanned and someone acid dipped it to try to get the "Paint" off it? That would eat the aluminum and account for the pitted finish.
  3. Nice, nice, nice...gas trap.

    Nice, nice, nice...gas trap.
  4. All true...

    All true...
  5. There really IS a little bit of everything.

    There really IS a little bit of everything.
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    And we'd go through a hand-me-down copy like it...

    And we'd go through a hand-me-down copy like it was the only thing on earth...then hand it off.
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    Nothing wrong with that bore. Big solid...

    Nothing wrong with that bore. Big solid rifling...
  8. I haven't done that since...1997...but I remember...

    I haven't done that since...1997...but I remember the hangovers vividly. They get worse as you get older.
  9. There was no way to know. Nothing even remotely...

    There was no way to know. Nothing even remotely forecasted it.
  10. I wonder if the Collector's book "Diamond in the...

    I wonder if the Collector's book "Diamond in the Rough" would have info... I know there were only a half dozen actually made up but I seriously doubt this frame is one. With no ownership marks on...
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    Even with that, things can happen.

    Even with that, things can happen.
  12. I was given a cast off that had come from a...

    I was given a cast off that had come from a museum somewhere, still had the inventory number on it. It came as a gift for graduating a particularly hard military course. When it sold in the '90s,...
  13. They did experiment with aluminum frames at one...

    They did experiment with aluminum frames at one point and this could be one. After experiments they were scrapped, you can find several frames cut to chunks on Collector Source in Acton On.

    Did...
  14. Strange tastes...yuk.

    Strange tastes...yuk.
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    Well, if it's serviceable, all you need is to...

    Well, if it's serviceable, all you need is to break the padlock securing the driver's hatch and start it up...and drive it away. I drove one for years, sometimes you can jump on the commander's...
  16. If they time it correctly, they'll all be gone...

    If they time it correctly, they'll all be gone and no care will be required. Like ours...
  17. If you look at Google Earth and study it...and...

    If you look at Google Earth and study it...and now there isn't an inch not covered by houses.



    The bomb proof shelters are still present for tour.
  18. I did that too. We even had a street in one camp...

    I did that too. We even had a street in one camp called pay lane. We'd report in company lines and stand quietly under the threat of death from the Snr NCOs and wait. Long lines stretching out... ...
  19. I see it has a "Sold out of service"...

    I see it has a "Sold out of service" marking...odd for me to see that. By the way, most any oil applied will dry after time and turn to a varnish type finish. I had a 1928 Thompson that had a...
  20. Looks good to me. The serial number is just...

    Looks good to me. The serial number is just that, a tracking number. Issue would be recorded to an individual, maybe numbered to his rifle. I don't think you were ripped.
  21. Nice piece...I worked for Loomis Armored Car for...

    Nice piece...I worked for Loomis Armored Car for a while after the Army and have an interest in that sort of thing too. Also we had similar field security in the Army. The QM held those sort of...
  22. Done during the initial drawing of the cup from...

    Done during the initial drawing of the cup from the plate...
  23. It states it's the Betio island Tarawa landing.

    It states it's the Betio island Tarawa landing.
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    1975, five of us came in from deer hunting in a...

    1975, five of us came in from deer hunting in a rented LTD, two deer on the now caved in roof. The whole thing smelled of field and blood... Rental company was not impressed. Try any of that now...
  25. Hang on, Butlersrangers and a couple others will...

    Hang on, Butlersrangers and a couple others will be along to examine it's authenticity. Nice carbine, hope it's all good...as it looks.
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