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    Two TSMG or M3 smg taped together goes back to...

    Two TSMG or M3 smg taped together goes back to WW2 time period.

    Was the name of your movie "Steel Helmet"
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    TSMG magazines

    While on the subject of the Colt Thompson 1921, both 50 and 100 rd drum magazines were manufactured. Big customers for the 100 rd drum were both the I.R.A. and the US Post Office Dept. Post Office...
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    I know of two M1 Rifle collectors that have...

    I know of two M1 Rifle collectors that have infrared night sights on their rifles. I was told the base for
    the infrared scope has the same hole pattern as the M1C base. I noticed that these rifles...
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    Thompson Model 1923 experimental cartridge

    By 1923 a special Thompson smg was developed with a longer barrel chambering a special experimental cartridge based on the 45 ACP cartridge case. The new 1923 cartridge used a case one inch long...
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    more Thompson trivia

    Jim, I remember photos of your Savage, stock bolts not factory but does not matter.

    Here are photos of a Savage bolt that came from a British proofed BNP Savage Model 1928A1,
    when I saw the...
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    You guys know your Thompson SMG's Thin fins...

    You guys know your Thompson SMG's

    Thin fins were Colt Model 1921 TSMG, rear of barrel breech numbered 1 to 999 to match serial number, only
    three digit numbers nothing higher. Thick fins were...
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    Short quiz: two Thompson barrels

    Short quiz, photos two two Thompson SMG barrels - why are they different ?127187127188127189127190
  8. Thread: C96 Holster

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    Some Chinese and maybe Soviet 7,62x25 can be...

    Some Chinese and maybe Soviet 7,62x25 can be found without headstamps, these cartridges would be too "hot"
    for the Mauser M96 pistol. Original German ammo would be headstamped.

    The holster for...
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    some years ago my friend and I were loading some...

    some years ago my friend and I were loading some 45 ACP using unique and lead bullets. He placed a cartridge case with the
    powder charge on the loading press and was really to place the bullet,...
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    Russians marching to the front lines 1914

    Here is a photo to go with your mess tin, it shows some Russian soldiers resting while on their way to the front lines in 1914.

    Note the early sling attachment126999 on the Mosin Nagant rifle
  11. receiver tang contour

    That outside tang contour is not right126979

    Some extra work was done on this receiver ?
  12. There is still a 50% chance that the firing pin...

    There is still a 50% chance that the firing pin pocket was cut too deep and later repaired by welding and milling to salvage this receiver.

    The photo posted by Jesse is not what a normal receiver...
  13. very early 7,62mm National Match cartridge

    My photo shows a very early 7,62mm National Match cartridge headstamped WCC 58 loaded with a 200 gr bullet. Because of the total length, these National Match cartridges could not be loaded into an...
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    that type of blank adopter was from the late...

    that type of blank adopter was from the late 1950's - early 1960's (I have one but never thought to take a photo)
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    Some have blank adopters

    Some have blank adopters
  16. another interesting M1 receiver from WW2 production

    Here are some photos of a Springfield 1.5 mil rifle with original S-A 4-43 barrel. Everything looks normal until you view the receiver tang. Seems like something was just a little of correct...
  17. Thomas Pencil Point pre WW1 Match bullets

    The Thomas Pencil Point match bullets were first used in the 30-40 Krag for match shooting and later developed for the 30-06 cartridge in both 150gr and 172 gr loadings. REM-UMC also loaded...
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    I knew Sgt Milton Mason who landed on D-Day, lost...

    I knew Sgt Milton Mason who landed on D-Day, lost his right ankle to a mortar shell, he told me that he thought he was
    going to die right there, he was nineteen years old. He spent years going back...
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    I would guess these men in white are from some...

    I would guess these men in white are from some French group ?
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    rare BAR walnut butt stock

    The Model 1918A1 BAR used a walnut butt stock with a butt plate with shoulder flap (like the 1918A2). Very difficult to find originals as all WW2 1918A2 butt stocks were plastic. Note it is not a...
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    Enfield 1904 Mark 1***

    Mine was wire wrapped but converted back to standard issued. My serial number G839 (bolt is G837) is the third serial number, bore is excellent.

    My photo shows the charger...
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    A few WW2 BAR accessories

    my photos show a few BAR accessories issue during WW2

    First photo shows the Seymour case hardened follower, thought to improve feeding, became a spare part.

    Re-issued WW1 magazine belt with...
  23. Early 1941 Winchester receiver with hole in top

    Photos show a early Winchester rifle that was machined too close resulting in a hole in the top under the rear sight cover area. Billy Pyle once told me that he found a 1941 Springfield receiver...
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    helmet cover

    I have had this a long time, most certain it is original126776126775126774
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    Battle of Jutland May 31 to June 1, 1916

    My great uncle Petty Officer Richard H. Jose (from Cornwall) died with the entire crew of 903 men on board the HMS Defence during the Battle of Jutland. the HMS Defence was hit by German shells and...
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