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    there are boxes of 30-40 krag cartridges with...

    there are boxes of 30-40 krag cartridges with late headstamps long after the Krags were removed from service. These 30-40 cartridge were
    use in sub caliber inserts in large coastal artillery ...
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    Ridgeway caps were gone by 1964

    Ridgeway caps were gone by 1964
  3. another hooked quillion

    An old friend found this hooked quillion bayonet for me years ago at a remote gun show. It was among some Japanese bayonets. never been able to locate another one !

    The unit markings are also...
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    Very early Model 1903 cartridges

    Some years ago, I found a loaded 30-06 cartridge with a 1905 headstamp. After doing some research, I found a posting by the late Ray Meketa in 2012. He stated that after the adoption of the 30-06...
  5. special Krag Model 1904 guard cartridge

    I found this years ago and got around to make a positive identification.

    It is a Model 1904 guard cartridge with a copper band around the lead bullet, it was replaced by the Model 1905 guard...
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    original finish

    Rock Island serial number 3576 was refinished as outlined in post #2

    here are two more "blotchy" originals129726129727
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    another Rock Islaand four digit 1903

    Jim, you have a really nice early Rock Island and with a 12-05 barrel quite rare to find.

    Back in 2011 when i bought my RIA s/n 3576 receiver, also bought another Rock Island receiver s/n 3670 in...
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    early Russian 7,62x54r

    The Russians used the early round nose FMJ 210 gr bullet until replaced in 1908 by the 148 gr spitzer bullet (which took years to replace)

    The US Cartridge headstamp on your cartridge has the...
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    Question on Rock Island 1903 receiver color

    Back in 2011, I bought an early (s/n 3576) Rock Island 1903 receiver from the CMP Auction.
    I was able to restore the receiver to a pre WW1 era rifle with early parts & wood. My question is about...
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    I have started to check some of my data sheets on...

    I have started to check some of my data sheets on early Winchester M1 rifles and have the following data :

    Winchester s/n 161369 green-gray color receiver without anneal color
    alot of CM marked...
  11. Thread: Late model Hetzer

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    old models from years ago

    Sometime while in grade school, I made a Russian Bison jet bomber, the paints available at the time were gloss as you can tell from the photos. By luck, this model was found in a box of old models...
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    How many Winchester receivers in the 1.2 million...

    How many Winchester receivers in the 1.2 million serial range do you find without the rear anneal color ?

    There are some early ones but very rare to find ! I think the factory anneal started...
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    The USMC Museum in Quantico has about two dozen...

    The USMC Museum in Quantico has about two dozen HRA T-48 rifles in complete working condition, there could
    be other T48 rifles from others that were manufactured too. There should be bayonets for...
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    You can use the M10 tool without disassembly of...

    You can use the M10 tool without disassembly of the rifle, I put some oil on the tool before chambering it, also oil the extractor a bit as it
    will lift out without any problem
  15. Thread: Late model Hetzer

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    Better History with the Buffalo's used in...

    Better History with the Buffalo's used in Finland, USMC withdrew them after Midway, South Pacific Buffalo's were annihilated by the Japanese
  16. Thread: Late model Hetzer

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    A few more models

    Nice to show the models made years ago.

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    pre WW2 Clipper ships

    I use to find a few of these old pre war clipper ship envelopes with the interesting cancellations showing the routes.

    These were all discontinued as the war started and new/surplus aircraft...
  18. Neil Iovino one of the POW;s rescued from the Catanatuan Rail

    I knew one of the POW's that was liberated from the Catanatuan Raid. I met him in a local barber shop and I use to visit him. He would always remember the way the Japanese treated the POW's He...
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    model building

    started at an early age, mostly WW1 and WW2 aircraft and later on some Tamiya armor, my father built a few kits all balsa wood and paper, no plastic until the 50's.

    Never could get the German WW1...
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    other weapons

    Often overlooked but may have been just as good if not better than the AR-15 series was the AR -180. Simple to use plus the folding stock. Even more forgotten was the big brother in 7,62 NATO cal,...
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    Imperial M4 bayonet

    I have owned this for a long time and decided to take some photos. I have two carbines but neither on has the bayonet attachment

    Might be WW2 manufactured ?129510129508129509
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    37mm M74 AP round

    Found this in the bottom of an old box, it is dated 1942 CM LOT 1-0319-2. I believe it is a AP round the hollow base for tracer compound.

    Do not think it is rare but still nice for a...
  23. In 1956 certain US Army basic training companies...

    In 1956 certain US Army basic training companies went through the entire basic training with the US Rifle Cal 30 T48. These men for the most part were drafted and not
    really familiar with the M1...
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    The AR-10 was manufactured under license by a...

    The AR-10 was manufactured under license by a Dutch Company in 1960 and adopted by Portugal. These were issued to paratroops and special forces and used
    from 1961 to 1974 in Angola, Portuguese...
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    Portuguese AR-10

    Photo shows a later Portuguese AR-10 with an aluminum butt stock for firing rifle grenades129430
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