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    If you want a Type 30 to shoot, my advice would...

    If you want a Type 30 to shoot, my advice would be to find a Type 30 you can shoot. They are out there and not unreasonably expensive. In many cases, the seller has no idea what it is and to them...
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    I would say no. Most people are asking $5 for...

    I would say no. Most people are asking $5 for them with the carrier. I suppose if you wanted one just to show people the difference it might be worth having but I have not plans to get one.
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    Kind of a unique piece. Several ways already...

    Kind of a unique piece. Several ways already mentioned it could have found its way to Germany and then to an engravers place of business. Probably worth more to someone who collects that sort of...
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    Just throwing this out there as a wild guess but...

    Just throwing this out there as a wild guess but if it is for document transmission which the "confidential" notation would somewhat support an electric primer could destroy the contents if it were...
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    US canteens are makers marked, Japanese canteens...

    US canteens are makers marked, Japanese canteens say Japan on them. Easier than looking at the weld. Ran into two of the Japanese ones yesterday. About half of what I find these days are Japanese. ...
  6. Thread: New Book

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    Book came this morning so obviously haven't had...

    Book came this morning so obviously haven't had time to do more that glance through it. It's a bit larger than the Mosin Bayonet book and thicker but only 300 pages. Page quality is excellent. ...
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    Mosin Bayonets

    Just got this book on a whim as I found it on ebay with 2 minutes left. It was originally written in Russian and was a softcover so be careful if you find it to check which edition it is.

    The...
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    I did post photos, they are on page 1 if you guys...

    I did post photos, they are on page 1 if you guys missed them. The initials look pretty firm to me. They are all divided by periods also. I measured the base with a crappy wooden ruler so not very...
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    When I bought it, I thought it might be a 75MM. ...

    When I bought it, I thought it might be a 75MM. I was doing searches for tank rounds before buying it and pretty much coming up empty I hate buying things "unknown" and the price while not extreme...
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    Very nice example and with a complete scabbard. ...

    Very nice example and with a complete scabbard. Handle all there with no cracks.
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    Just the shell. ...

    Just the shell.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/07/MAEYQhP-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/07/GhtL67w-1.jpg
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    You didn't waste my time. If you are confirming...

    You didn't waste my time. If you are confirming that is the format for the date and it's what I suspect, that's a huge help. I also appreciate any effort to ID the manufacturer even if you can't...
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    Big difference between a 37mm and a 3 inch shell....

    Big difference between a 37mm and a 3 inch shell. It's three inch. I'd like to get it stripped but ran out of the stuff so I'll probably get some pics up soon. Probably paint it with a thin coat...
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    3" WWI US Artillery Shell

    I picked up what I believe to be a 3" US artillery shell yesterday. Covered in three layers of paint, silver on gold on orange. I got most of the silver and gold off but the orange is being a bit...
  15. I believe in the case of the Ross bayonets, they...

    I believe in the case of the Ross bayonets, they were done by the US military. Not positive on that but it's the impression I have. That makes a bit of a difference in collecting.
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    Thanks. I thought I spotted the color difference...

    Thanks. I thought I spotted the color difference between the blue ones but wasn't sure if that was a specific difference or not. I do see the difference in the yellow ones now that you pointed it...
  17. Things to consider. The 1917 has known cracking...

    Things to consider. The 1917 has known cracking issues from re-barreling. This report is dated 1947, post WWII and post nearly all re-barreling of 1917's. It does not distinguish from re-barrels...
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    What's different about them? The one on the left...

    What's different about them? The one on the left is pretty obvious but the next two and last two look the same other than the color of the blades. Looking at mine, it looks like a solid blade encased...
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    Welcome. Interesting comment on "the older days...

    Welcome. Interesting comment on "the older days when soldiers were given the absolute best that could be made" Considering how stingy governments were with their troops sometimes, not sure how...
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    To the best of my knowledge, the US never used...

    To the best of my knowledge, the US never used such belt loops. I am however a relative novice at canteen collecting just picking them up here and there. From WWI through early Vietnam they used...
  21. Thread: New Book

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    I just ordered the Argentine Mauser book. I was...

    I just ordered the Argentine Mauser book. I was waiting on Barnes and Noble to send me a coupon which they do about every other week. No idea how long it will take to get here, they aren't Amazon. ...
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    There are a lot of discussions about these on...

    There are a lot of discussions about these on these forums. Seems like every time someone finds a new one we start all over again.

    No idea on the 1948 Malaysian Emergency but I would doubt the...
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    There are numerous little 6.5 carbines. Knowing...

    There are numerous little 6.5 carbines. Knowing the type or showing some photos would be helpful.
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    It looks like the real deal to me also but there...

    It looks like the real deal to me also but there is no clean out hole. I thought all originals had clean out holes.
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    I have one, possibly two large floor model...

    I have one, possibly two large floor model Philco's. I say two because I'm not exactly sure what I have in my attic these days. The other one is in my den and I've had it since I was a kid. It was...
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