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    I went down and checked and now have a greater...

    I went down and checked and now have a greater mystery. One box appears to be dated 93 the other 01 which makes no sense. I don't recall getting any after Desert Storm and that would be 91. In any...
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    Desert Storm era MRE's

    Cleaning the basement and found two cases of Desert Storm era MRE's. It wasn't a surprise, I knew they were down there.

    The cases are complete although a bit stained from the dampness of the...
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    1910 US shovels are fully enclosed on the end. ...

    1910 US shovels are fully enclosed on the end. This is similar in style but not like a 1910.
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    Actually do have another fellow who says he has...

    Actually do have another fellow who says he has one but not with a T-handle. Says the handle on his was replaced. No markings, no history. Comparing this to the little picks I do have, I don't see a...
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    Mystery Entrenching Tool

    Found this in a corner of an antique mall today. Marked as WWI Entrenching tool but I doubt the seller had a clue what it really was. I know I don't. I took a chance on it because I can't find a...
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    Got a nice well worn holster to go with the nice...

    Got a nice well worn holster to go with the nice well worn pistol:

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/03/aYSqzsI-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/03/NaISaFN-1.jpg...
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    Royal Tiger Imports has a shipment of Lebels from...

    Royal Tiger Imports has a shipment of Lebels from Ethiopia for $1250-1500.

    French 1886 M93 Lebel Rifle

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    Matching numbers on Lebels are rare. Finding a...

    Matching numbers on Lebels are rare. Finding a Lebel these days is tough. When I was hunting for one a few years ago they were tough but still showed up from time to time. I haven't seen one for...
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    That 99 is nice but I see nothing that makes it...

    That 99 is nice but I see nothing that makes it that nice. Looks like a $600 rifle to me. My local gun shops don't have much. When they do, it's pretty high or sporterized. The gun show I bought...
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    Better? ...

    Better?

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/02/ItyurF6-1.jpg
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    Helmet came already today totally unexpected. I...

    Helmet came already today totally unexpected. I thought the Finnish helmet from IMA was coming because they usually only take a couple of days due to close proximity to my location.

    I like it. ...
  12. Thread: Radom P35

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    It does look like it's been there and done that. ...

    It does look like it's been there and done that. Probably carried by a 3rd Division Fallschirmjäger in the Falaise Pocket. It will go well with my repro helmet. Now I have to find a holster. It...
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    I did find the early one. There were four on...

    I did find the early one. There were four on ebay from the same seller at $100. A fifth was $80 but one half of the straps were missing. I bought the one with no surface rust on it. The other...
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    The barrels were all produced at Steyr to prevent...

    The barrels were all produced at Steyr to prevent that from happening but they still smuggled out all the parts but the barrel and made the barrels from scratch. The inspection and acceptance stamps...
  15. Thread: Radom P35

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    Radom P35

    I thought I was done with gun shows for a while as they've been packed and making me nervous wandering around in such tight quarters. Mike got a few in that I wanted to take a look at so I left...
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    The wingtip initially broke off in one piece. In...

    The wingtip initially broke off in one piece. In the first 10 attempts to position it, it broke into two pieces. After that I had it perfectly positioned three times but each time on the "final"...
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    No rest for the weary with you guys. It's a...

    No rest for the weary with you guys. It's a learning experience if nothing else.

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    So today I was bored because of being iced in and...

    So today I was bored because of being iced in and I dug out the decals, took the cover off and put them on. Now I have a lot of experience with this type of decal as I'm an experience model builder....
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    Opinions on East German Helmets

    Decided last night that I need an East German helmet because it's somewhat unique in style. I'm aware they were farmed out to a few other countries and regions but for my purposes, I want to stick...
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    I have a couple of holsters like that. Lugers...

    I have a couple of holsters like that. Lugers are like that.
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    It grows on you. I didn't like the photos of...

    It grows on you. I didn't like the photos of them I've seen either but holding it in person it looks more complete I guess. Everything just looks too "new" which it is.
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    Cover came. Very tight fit. I didn't put the...

    Cover came. Very tight fit. I didn't put the decals on it and as hard as this cover was to get on, I may not. Seems to be very well made, best one I've seen actually. Color looks good, I like it....
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    Generally I'm not one for having a lot of ammo. ...

    Generally I'm not one for having a lot of ammo. I'm still not sure how I got three cans of this stuff. The only other can I have is Nagant revolver ammo. I have a case of Swiss ammo also but after...
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    Typically 440 rounds in a 7.62x54r spam can. If...

    Typically 440 rounds in a 7.62x54r spam can. If they are going for $500, I have one for sale. I won't hesitate selling one for that. I might even have two for sale. I think I have three of them. ...
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    I managed to get four of the full length ones...

    I managed to get four of the full length ones because the price was right and I couldn't let them sit. Unfortunately the fourth is missing the nut that goes on the end of the handle and holds the...
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