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    T20

    Art Tuttle always insisted that the T20 was a better rile than the T44 that became the M14 and could have been developed in half the time at half the cost. He was biased, of course, but he was there...
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    The grenades and bandoleer on the near guy say...

    The grenades and bandoleer on the near guy say it's a real situation.
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    Never saw a Crockett but got a close look at an...

    Never saw a Crockett but got a close look at an Honest John... was running a mortar range and was ordered to cease fire for 20 minutes because the rocket was coming directly over us on the way to the...
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    Yes, AFAIK only you Marines do "snapping in." I...

    Yes, AFAIK only you Marines do "snapping in." I don't recall ever doing that in the Army.
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    Luftwaffe?

    Luftwaffe?
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    Look at that wide rib! ---------- Post added...

    Look at that wide rib!

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    I love that period from late Gas Trap to about February 1941. So many interesting...
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    I'm waiting :)

    I'm waiting :)
  8. Journal

    You write it, I'll print it :)
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    Pretty scarce! Does it have a single square...

    Pretty scarce! Does it have a single square spring?
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    Fire away

    Fire away
  11. Pretty clear the writer wasn't gun-savvy and so...

    Pretty clear the writer wasn't gun-savvy and so used "carbine" as a synonym for "rifle" to avoid repetition. I've seen the same with "revolver" applied to an automatic pistol.
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    MAP figures don't show Austria in the list of M1s...

    MAP figures don't show Austria in the list of M1s given, but do show 25K "Rifles" in 1963.
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    Who are they? Could be Norway, the Germans left...

    Who are they? Could be Norway, the Germans left tons of equipment when they surrendered, maybe those hats.
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    Badass!

    Badass!
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    Uh oh... Rick doesn't like the cartouche on the...

    Uh oh... Rick doesn't like the cartouche on the Featured Rifle, which casts suspicion on the whole piece. I should have been more critical... embarrassing :(
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    Brit Proof Rifles

    The Featured Rifle in the latest GCA Journal is SA325910, a minty original that is NOT Brit proofed... that's a scarce bird. The article includes a table of three surrounding guns that ARE BPs,...
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    Could be Florida National Guard, the museum at...

    Could be Florida National Guard, the museum at Camp Blanding has vintage shoots periodically. GCA has written them up and also made a donation in support.
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    So true! I once urged my wife to dab it behind...

    So true! I once urged my wife to dab it behind her ears as perfume... she refused :(
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    Have to chuckle thinking about the atropine...

    Have to chuckle thinking about the atropine syrettes… when they first came out they were simple toothpaste tubes with a needle on the end. You were meant to jab it into your thigh and squeeze the...
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    "You can not use privates as decoys" Then...

    "You can not use privates as decoys" Then how about we use politicians? I can name a few candidates ;)
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    Wow, superb pix of a classic example, thanks!

    Wow, superb pix of a classic example, thanks!
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    Everything looks good except the serial stamped...

    Everything looks good except the serial stamped into the gas cylinder... have never seen that before, and I've seen hundreds. Who would do that and why?
  23. Loving It

    When I bought #3 my wife and I were on our way home with the rifle in the trunk. We stopped at a nice restaurant for lunch and sat down to order... but I simply could not relax. What if somebody...
  24. My wife always accused me of "fondling" mine :)

    My wife always accused me of "fondling" mine :)
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    I nominate "Cat Ballou," his dressing for the...

    I nominate "Cat Ballou," his dressing for the gunfight is priceless!
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