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  1. Has to be a later photo too, right hand M1 rifle...

    Has to be a later photo too, right hand M1 rifle has a M1 sling, flat slider...the Carbine up front seems to have an adjustable sight...or is it just me? Wonder where this one was taken...
  2. Pretty close...

    Pretty close...
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    Quad fifty, always a favorite when fire...

    Quad fifty, always a favorite when fire discipline is required. At least the platforms of the aircraft had no trouble hauling ammo. Surprised they didn't run trays back into the fuselage and just...
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    Guns and ordnance, looks like a workhorse...

    Guns and ordnance, looks like a workhorse...
  5. Here are a couple of tutorials... ...

    Here are a couple of tutorials... https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=28752 https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=28922
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    If we'd told you straight off it was an attempt...

    If we'd told you straight off it was an attempt by someone to falsify the barrel's history you might have taken it badly. We've had guys argue that something was correct after several have told him...
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    No armorer would do that. You've been had unless...

    No armorer would do that. You've been had unless it was sold "As is", which means they knew. I'd have a hard time believing they didn't. Get a refund.
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    We did the exact same thing. I tried to keep...

    We did the exact same thing. I tried to keep everything I found...once came across a belt pouch full of five twenties for early M16 in Pendleton above what was then the "New" hospital. They were...
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    I'd like to ride along for a gun run on one of...

    I'd like to ride along for a gun run on one of those. I'll bet they could do some ploughing...
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    I told you it would take hold of you...

    I told you it would take hold of you...
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    Yes...wonder if it's just late V/S early or...

    Yes...wonder if it's just late V/S early or different makers.



    Kind of like the ranger tac vest...except the additions. You don't see many of those either.
  12. You're asking a lot without any pics or actual...

    You're asking a lot without any pics or actual numbers. The sporter won't be worth much...maybe $300/400 but the rifle with bayonet could be well worth getting if it's actually good... But we can't...
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    The ring for the gas cylinder is gone, so...

    The ring for the gas cylinder is gone, so incomplete...that's why it looked odd.
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    That would make more sense than anything. That's...

    That would make more sense than anything. That's why it was relegated after...

    Except...it's not quite the same vest.
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    I fully would expect one to hold on to it. With...

    I fully would expect one to hold on to it. With it just being the second I've seen in 40 odd years...
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    Yes but the crew carried a case plus. The troops...

    Yes but the crew carried a case plus. The troops carried one or two each.



    Yes but vastly different. Most of the simple vests like the one we had issued went the way of the others like this...
  17. Love some pics of this one...in passing...

    Love some pics of this one...in passing...
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    The suggestion of these being actually used...you...

    The suggestion of these being actually used...you could take this two ways but, we had one for our FN C2 that carried four(issue five). That wasn't enough mags or ammo and was a horrible thing to...
  19. Pretty funny to see that mounted on an M79...set...

    Pretty funny to see that mounted on an M79...set for 300 meter engagement.
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    It holds a resemblance to the SAW 249 improvement...

    It holds a resemblance to the SAW 249 improvement by Forward Laboratories... REF Forward Labs M249 Bipod Fix HQ - YouTube
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    Maybe Peter remembers... BUT...when I carried...

    Maybe Peter remembers... BUT...when I carried the 1919MG, I didn't have one on issue. Normally not issued to guys that don't need one.
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    No harm at all, there's the spares the crew...

    No harm at all, there's the spares the crew chief's needed...except yours. He needs a new aircraft.
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    Still isn't something I would see as useful to a...

    Still isn't something I would see as useful to a Bren team.
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    That should push it over...

    That should push it over...
  25. Yes, close they would do loopholes nicely if the...

    Yes, close they would do loopholes nicely if the wind wasn't blowing...
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