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    Rapid: Thanks for your reply. I am always...

    Rapid:

    Thanks for your reply. I am always interested in learning new information. Can you please point me to the sources or authorities that support those positions?

    It sounds like you have...
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    Yeah, it was not a great film by any stretch. In...

    Yeah, it was not a great film by any stretch. In some places it was hard to keep from nodding off.

    It turns out that in this scene Burton is contemplating shooting a couple of wounded and dying...
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    As a reminder the motion picture mentioned above...

    As a reminder the motion picture mentioned above - BITTER VICTORY - is set to air tonight, Friday, December 6 at 12 AM EST on the Turner Classic Movie channel. I have set my DVR to record it so we...
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    After checking I found out that "Bitter Victory"...

    After checking I found out that "Bitter Victory" is set to show on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on 12/6/19 at 12 AM EST. I think I will check it out to see if Burton manages to employ that Enfield...
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    Richard Burton Armed in the Desert

    Gentlemen:

    I ran across this image and found it interesting. This is famed Welsh actor Richard Burton seen here in a movie publicity still in the desert studying what appears to be an Enfield...
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    Yep, it is a late Victory Model. The key is...

    Yep, it is a late Victory Model. The key is having a V or SV serial number prefix.

    From the Victory Model Database I can tell you that it likely shipped in the January, 1945 time frame.

    Are...
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    Regrettably, I expect that most of them were...

    Regrettably, I expect that most of them were destroyed. I understand that the USAF still has a few S&W Model 15s in inventory. They are used in the sentry dog training program.
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    An old but interesting thread. One thing in the...

    An old but interesting thread. One thing in the original post stood out to me and that was the serial number. Genuine Colt Aircrewman revolvers had two numbers, the Colt serial number on the frame...
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    That is an unusual problem. There is no known...

    That is an unusual problem. There is no known standard for making such a calculation, but if I saw that gun for sale I would probably assess it as having only about 70% of the value of a similar but...
  10. New US General Officer Pistols Book Is Out

    Gentlemen:

    "U.S. General Officers Pistols: A Collectors Guide" has finally arrived after a lengthy gestation. It covers all USGI pistols and revolvers issued to US General Officers from the...
  11. Snookster: I believe that what you are looking...

    Snookster:

    I believe that what you are looking for is shown in the pic below. I can tell you that this stuff is very scarce in the USA. Getting anyone from here to send a box to you in Australia...
  12. Hello John, and welcome to this Forum. Thanks...

    Hello John, and welcome to this Forum. Thanks for the additional info.

    For those of you not acquainted with John, be aware that he is regarded by many as the world's leading authority on High...
  13. Univ of Maryland Girls Rifle Team 1925 Pic

    Gentlemen:

    I liked this pic when I ran across it and thought you guys might enjoy it as well. Can anyone ID all of the rifles here?

    Regards,
    Charlie Flick
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  14. Hi Jim: I have seen your site before and...

    Hi Jim:

    I have seen your site before and appreciate the effort that has gone into it.

    Concerning your interest in the Victory Model revolvers used in occupied
    Germany and Austria I may be...
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    S: Welcome to the Forum. Someone, not the...

    S:

    Welcome to the Forum.

    Someone, not the military, has placed the insignia of the 32nd Infantry Division on your stock. Here is what it looks like:
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  16. Thanks for your comments, Duane. Johnny, those...

    Thanks for your comments, Duane.

    Johnny, those are both very nice pistols. The 'Space Gun' is in beautiful shape. I'll bet it is a great shooter, too.

    The USGI Ruger Mark I guns are an...
  17. Having shot this pistol I can attest that it has...

    Having shot this pistol I can attest that it has much greater accuracy than I am capable of.

    The High Standard advertisement below appeared in the November, 1956 issue of the American Rifleman....
  18. These Supermatic S-101s were considered top of...

    These Supermatic S-101s were considered top of the line guns. They first appeared in 1954 and the last ones were produced in 1957. They were popular with the Army Pistol Teams, and were also used by...
  19. Continued development by High Standard led to...

    Continued development by High Standard led to successor models which were also adopted by the military. Nonetheless, the Supermatic S-101 remained in the military inventory for many years....
  20. These US military pistols were factory marked on...

    These US military pistols were factory marked on the left frame with a 3/16th inch "U.S." This is the only military marking found on these pistols. The Tech Manual for these pistols was TM...
  21. A Different Kind of USGI Pistol: The High Standard Supermatic S-101

    Gentlemen:

    Like most guys here I find that the M1911 pistols and other combat weapons hold the greatest interest for me. They are important from a historical standpoint and they properly get the...
  22. Thread: 14th Cav

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    Archer: What a great pic! It's wonderful to...

    Archer:

    What a great pic! It's wonderful to see all of those Krag Carbines on display. Any idea as to when and where the photo was taken?

    Regards,
    Charlie
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    rhood: You have a very nice example of a...

    rhood:

    You have a very nice example of a legit, USGI M3 which was manufactured by Boyt Saddlery in WW2. There are a lot of fakes and reproductions around these days. This is not one of them.
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    Bud: The foldover, one piece leather sheaths...

    Bud:

    The foldover, one piece leather sheaths for the Mark 1 were the first type used in WW2. They were replaced by the leather two piece variety, which was later supplanted by the grey plastic...
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    They were all made during WW2. Charlie

    They were all made during WW2.

    Charlie
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