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    Boy!... am I old! My mother, from Scotland, used...

    Boy!... am I old! My mother, from Scotland, used loose tea, a teapot, and a wire strainer. Served with lemon or milk (added last). Her sister would then read your fortune from the tiny residue...
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    No pic for me.

    No pic for me.
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    I don't think old John can see much with a...

    I don't think old John can see much with a standard sight cover on a M1903A3...... I think these men are equipment / boat operators that lost their equipment, rounded up to go back for more, but...
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    It is black, white and red, German national...

    It is black, white and red, German national colors of that time... Those repro decals are all over the place... could be a Bubba job...
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    If you can check the head space when the barrel...

    If you can check the head space when the barrel is tight, and it is good, you can re-drill the holes for the front and rear sights. That is the way the German Mausers were made at the factory, and...
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    I got the same "it's just you" message... I typed...

    I got the same "it's just you" message... I typed "forums.gunboards" in and it came right up and worked on my 'favorite' links ever since....
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    A sniper using a bayonet!!!... Can't ever say...

    A sniper using a bayonet!!!... Can't ever say 'never' again!
  8. In 1942 it was Decoration Day, and on the 30th of...

    In 1942 it was Decoration Day, and on the 30th of May.
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    If he is in the Third Army he had better have his...

    If he is in the Third Army he had better have his tie done up under that scarf...
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    Bear... The 'sniper' in that picture is the...

    Bear... The 'sniper' in that picture is the Brit!.. note his Mk 4 (T) rifle!!.. (No scope) Looks like the German is wearing a U.S. coverall set.
  11. Thread: DSM34 Date

    by Tom in N.J.
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    Mike Kokolus made replacement, exact copies, of...

    Mike Kokolus made replacement, exact copies, of rifle stocks. I paid $300.00 for my Gustlof Werke .22 KKW stock years ago. Well worth it. Since he passed, the business is called CRS (Custom Rifle...
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    I can see why they are rare.... I'd shoot on...

    I can see why they are rare.... I'd shoot on sight that helmet cover and camo suit.. looks too much like SS to be safe in...
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    Both the 31st and 52nd USAAF fighter groups flew...

    Both the 31st and 52nd USAAF fighter groups flew the Spitfire in WWII. That is at least 6 fighter squadrons. The were stationed in Great Britain (8th Air Force), North Africa (12th A.F.) and Italy...
  14. Yes that is the cleaning rod for the Browning MG....

    Yes that is the cleaning rod for the Browning MG. It is too long for the M1 rifle but was used for it and the MG anyway....
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    U.S. M1892, M1905 and M1 bayonets and their...

    U.S. M1892, M1905 and M1 bayonets and their copies will fit your M1903A3.
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    The OPs listing closed today with no bids......

    The OPs listing closed today with no bids... relisted with a higher reserve. Pat. 13 dated 5 17, almost a M1917!!...

    Bayonet model 1913 Mk. I to the 1914 Enfield P14 rifle Original 555 mm knife...
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    It's a huge fin stabilized recoil-less rifle...

    It's a huge fin stabilized recoil-less rifle round, black for AP...(?)
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    IIRC the tool room parts did not carry part...

    IIRC the tool room parts did not carry part numbers.
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    M7 grenade launcher on the M1 rifle in foreground.

    M7 grenade launcher on the M1 rifle in foreground.
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    The U.S. Navy Mark I bayonet is, indeed, made of...

    The U.S. Navy Mark I bayonet is, indeed, made of Bakelite. The Bakelite Corp. supplied all of the pre-forms to both molding companies for a total of about 300,000 bayonets. Beckwith Mfg and...
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    The guy doing the stick pointing has a M7 grenade...

    The guy doing the stick pointing has a M7 grenade launcher on his M1 rifle. I wonder how long he kept it, as it made his rifle a straight pull only... no semi-auto function.
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    Three million serial number (3083538) makes it a...

    Three million serial number (3083538) makes it a Remington M1903... early 1942. They didn't come from the factory with full pistol grip stocks. Lot of modification / repair done to that stock.
  23. I967 was the "long hot summer". In New...

    I967 was the "long hot summer". In New Jersey... riots in Newark. I was in a squad car of a bordering town, with a M1A1 carbine on the floor ( which I never used). There were 159 riots nation wide...
  24. 1967?...but where?

    1967?...but where?
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    Most of the films and photos I have seen of WWII...

    Most of the films and photos I have seen of WWII use of the grenade launcher on an M1 rifle were with M9 Anti-Tank grenades. The M1 (four prong) projection adapters were for the use of Mk 2...
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