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    Bob-- Its not just that if you think about the...

    Bob-- Its not just that if you think about the amount of money, efforts and blood to build the Atlantic Wall from Norway to the Spanish border, Concrete bunkers, underground installations, massive...
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    Looks like a repurposed Tank mounted gun. The...

    Looks like a repurposed Tank mounted gun. The ground installation looks pretty permanent. Also looks like it was camouflaged as a haystack from the two screens next to the gun
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    RCS-- The document that I have states the mounts...

    RCS-- The document that I have states the mounts would replace the rear sights on the M1 Garand leaving no provision for use of the iron sights. The document recommended that the scope mounts for...
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    Probably a test model which later became the...

    Probably a test model which later became the AN/PAS-4 (Varo Model 9903 and Polin Model p-155) Active Infrared Night sight. These scopes were manufactured by Varo and Polin. About 4,000 units were...
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    It look like Mattel lost the arms race during the...

    It look like Mattel lost the arms race during the Cold War.
  6. Jesse- It looks like chatter from the...

    Jesse-

    It looks like chatter from the milling reamer where a piece of steel filing got stuck into the cutting edge of the reamer.
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    I would like to note that a video does exists of...

    I would like to note that a video does exists of a worker assembling the Model of 1917, placing the barrel into the receiver. He placing the barrel on the receiver as fast and efficiently as possible...
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    Cinders-- Great post!! I wonder if any of the...

    Cinders--

    Great post!! I wonder if any of the mini-tanks are still around? I would love to have a 1/3 scale Sherman or M48 Patton. Maybe a 1/3 scale Tiger I or Panther!!
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    Immediately after WWI many M1917 were rebuilt...

    Immediately after WWI many M1917 were rebuilt with existing parts including barrels if need be and placed in storage. Those placed in storage were rebuilt a second time as many barrels were...
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    Can you post pictures so we can get a better idea...

    Can you post pictures so we can get a better idea of what you are looking for to help you out?
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    After the war it appears that the bunker may have...

    After the war it appears that the bunker may have been used as storage facility for explosives and a major accident took place that heavily damaged the town. see link below

    Prüm explosion -...
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    Hell-- Frank they need that to start the fire it...

    Hell-- Frank they need that to start the fire it was so cold!! I agree not a good idea especially in the front lines.
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    Been there, Done that!

    Been there, Done that!
  14. RCS-- I like the note that only 10 percent of...

    RCS-- I like the note that only 10 percent of the rifles are targeted.
  15. I believe it had something to do with the...

    I believe it had something to do with the mechanical zero of the front sight and base and the gas cylinder especially if it was swapped out to another M1 rifle. They did not want to have to send the...
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    I remember being taught this method of...

    I remember being taught this method of ambush/hasty defense. Normally a "volunteer" would be in hiding along side the roadway in a very confined area where vehicles can not go. The tanks would be...
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    Probably setting up the mines to be pulled across...

    Probably setting up the mines to be pulled across the road when the tanks come by.
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    Interesting camo

    Interesting camo
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    Cinders-- Agree small enough to minimize damage.

    Cinders-- Agree small enough to minimize damage.
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    RCS-- I remember that quite well as the Navy had...

    RCS-- I remember that quite well as the Navy had to bring long retired gunnery chiefs back into service to teach the younger "kids" how to load and shoot the 16" guns.
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    Happy Birthday!! Bob and many more to come!

    Happy Birthday!! Bob and many more to come!
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    I don't think very many of the current military...

    I don't think very many of the current military rifles can be converted to the 6.8x51mm cartridge. First the cartridge is the about the size of the 7.62mm NATO round, which makes any 5.56mm NATO size...
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    Interesting. Company A of the 298th Engineer...

    Interesting. Company A of the 298th Engineer Battalion, First US Army, VII Corp. Looks like they are cleaning up the roadways to make the roads passable to traffic.
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    Cinders-- I unfortunately do not know what...

    Cinders--

    I unfortunately do not know what material SIG Sauer is planning to use for the barrels but it must be pretty tough to standard up to the projected pressures and speed. I am thinking...
  25. Cinders-- Duly noted. I just wanted to keep it...

    Cinders-- Duly noted. I just wanted to keep it a bit cleaner. I did see documentary on the battle which surfaced several years ago especially the tests that were done to indicate that possible...
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