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  1. I have a Limited Standard Type 99 rifle with...

    I have a Limited Standard Type 99 rifle with battle damage from a mortar or artillery shell. You can see where the previous owner was holding the rifle at port arms probably running when he was hit.
  2. Anders- I could find no records in the...

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    I could find no records in the Department of Defense Logistics Data base for a HFCO or Hiden-Fleishman Corporatiuon or company. If this company was working for the DoD it would have...
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    What no leg lamp in the window? Be careful with...

    What no leg lamp in the window? Be careful with the Red Ryder BB gun, you shoot your eye out!! All joking aside, the adult size version of the Red Ryder BB gun is a great seller at Christmas time....
  4. Badger-- You done good!! I can picture you in...

    Badger-- You done good!! I can picture you in the pool beating the alligators with a club to get the systems to work. It's too bad about the pictures not being backed up. As there were many very...
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    Ken-- On the front of the stock is stamped the...

    Ken-- On the front of the stock is stamped the Letter of each manufacturer; E for Eddystone; W for Winchester and R for Remington. All original stocks will be American Black Walnut.
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    One aspect that gets failed to be mention that...

    One aspect that gets failed to be mention that even though production of assembled rifles may have stopped. A large part of these rifles were supplied to the Allies in WWII and Post war. Even though...
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    The 500 yard range could be a bit of old fashion...

    The 500 yard range could be a bit of old fashion Propaganda for both the enemy and the soldiers who have to use the rifle. After looking at the "outdoor range" building it appears to be added as an...
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    Possible location of outdoorTest Range at Eddystone Rifle Plant

    I was a Federal Agent too long and liked challenges. I went back to some of my old photographs of the Eddystone Rifle plant and I think I found the "500" yard outdoor range. The 500 yard outdoor...
  9. If I remember correctly at the time the PRC was...

    If I remember correctly at the time the PRC was making copies of the M14 for the Communist Guerillas in the Philippines. I remember seeing a ship that was wrecked off the Philippine coast with...
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    Coogan-- I can pretty identify most of the...

    Coogan-- I can pretty identify most of the locations at Eddystone where the filming took place. The only location that has me stymied is the location of the 500 yard outdoor range. There is no...
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    Well, I do not know where he got Winchester but I...

    Well, I do not know where he got Winchester but I have attached a Signal Corp photo of the "slushing" job at Eddystone. You will note the same people on the left side of the slushing tank. It...
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    Great short film. I believe the film was made at...

    Great short film. I believe the film was made at the same time in April 1918 at the Eddystone Rifle Plant as the National Archive has US Army Signal Corp photos showing the same individuals as in...
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    Or depending on when you went in 12B. 22 years...

    Or depending on when you went in 12B. 22 years as a 12B. Best time I had in the service.
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    I do find it a bit odd that there is no mention...

    I do find it a bit odd that there is no mention of Ramsey on the placard and the post WWII DoD inspection mark at the top as well. Ramsey retired in 1944 and was called back into service at the...
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    And that a fact, Jack!! LOL!

    And that a fact, Jack!! LOL!
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    Interesting times to say the least. I found this...

    Interesting times to say the least. I found this picture on the web where a protester tried to take a rifle away from a 101 trooper. The voices in his head chose poorly!!
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    Little Rock, Arkansas 1957 protesters against...

    Little Rock, Arkansas 1957 protesters against desegregation of Central High School. Federal 101st Airborne troops were called in. Let move along now or you will get pricked by the bayonet. A...
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    Probably DC National Guard units on the March on...

    Probably DC National Guard units on the March on Washington March in August 1963. That when the US Army National Guard knew how to do riot control. Note the bayonets being mounted and tear gas...
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    RCS-- That is correct H&R produced replacement...

    RCS-- That is correct H&R produced replacement barrels for the US military rebuild programs in the early 50"s. I just happen to have a 1955 H&R that was rebuilt with one of those early barrels, so...
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    They look like characters out of the Bill Murray...

    They look like characters out of the Bill Murray movie "Stripes". Its hard to tell from the black and white picture, but different uniforms, some in summer khakis, some in fatigues, sleeves up and...
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    Loved watching the show as a kid.

    Loved watching the show as a kid.
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    I believe later versions of the M7 grenade...

    I believe later versions of the M7 grenade launcher would actually cycle the action to permit the use of ball ammunition without the need to remove the grenade launcher to use as a rifle. The recoil...
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    I still have one that "jump" into the trunk...

    I still have one that "jump" into the trunk (boot) of my car when we turned in our M151 Jeeps. It told me that it did not want to be scrapped and to save him. LOL!!!
  24. Number of Swedish Mausers and a No.5 MKI Carbine

    Hi folks--

    Recently I picked four Swedish Mausers and a BSA No.5 MKI Lee Enfield Carbine from a local collection. The collection consisted of a Carl Gustoff 1904 M/94/14 6.5mm Carbine, a M/38...
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    Looks like the ones that we had in the pioneer...

    Looks like the ones that we had in the pioneer tool boxes in the Engineers. I believe they were part of the set of tools for the 1/4 ton "Jeep" along with a shovel which mounted the side of the...
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