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  1. I see he is a beer drinker too. He's resting on a...

    I see he is a beer drinker too. He's resting on a case of Schlitz beer. LOL.
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    Looks like the photo is post WWII, 9th Infantry...

    Looks like the photo is post WWII, 9th Infantry Division, 39th Infantry Regiment HQ. Probably in late 40's early 50's at Ft. Dix, NJ. Late 50's the unit was in West Germany. The tree line and...
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    Jim-- Just speculating!!! LOL

    Jim-- Just speculating!!! LOL
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    Terry-- That is not unusual in this case, PMC...

    Terry-- That is not unusual in this case, PMC was a small manufacturer and tested the weapons on site. The "stolen" guns and ammunition were part of a contract for the South Vietnamese Police. at...
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    Jim-- They look like M1/M5 smoke pots probably...

    Jim-- They look like M1/M5 smoke pots probably to cover the river crossing.

    --Frank
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    Jim-- Not really my MTOE weapon was a Beretta M9...

    Jim-- Not really my MTOE weapon was a Beretta M9 pistol. It was a joke. The natives were carrying at a minimum AKs and here I am with my little pop gun. I found a Yugo M70AB2 AK with a folding...
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    Boy-- That set up of the "colors" would go over...

    Boy-- That set up of the "colors" would go over like a *art in church with the awoke crowd today.
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    Guys-- It did a little research and it appears...

    Guys-- It did a little research and it appears that in the early part of WWII, Hawthorne, CA was the headquarters for several Barrage Balloon Battalions. I would imagine at that early part of the...
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    Bob-- The local "residents" were pretty well...

    Bob-- The local "residents" were pretty well armed to begin with. You can see that reflected in what is going on in our intercities today. Control by the local government is only that turf you...
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    The gun in the background looks like a wooded...

    The gun in the background looks like a wooded dummy gun.
  11. I have read that there was always a shortage of...

    I have read that there was always a shortage of .30-06 rifles in WWII. If you think about the real numbers needed plus "wastage". A term used in the Great War on combat losses. If you take one end...
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    It is my understanding that Carbines were not M1...

    It is my understanding that Carbines were not M1 but M2 Carbines which were under contract to the South Vietnamese police. The US military was not permitted to arm local foreign police departments...
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    Just a note-- It looks like just about everyone...

    Just a note-- It looks like just about everyone is carrying a pistol probably a M1911 in a hip holster? Airborne? Pathfinders? Rangers?
  14. While serving in Germany in the Mannhiem and...

    While serving in Germany in the Mannhiem and Heidelberg area, I have visited most of the kasernes that General Patton was associated with. The hospital where is died had made his hospital room into...
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    Eureka landing craft #5 from USS Harry Lee. ...

    Eureka landing craft #5 from USS Harry Lee. Probably during the North Africa campaign.
  16. Photo probably late 1939 or early 1940 or 1941. ...

    Photo probably late 1939 or early 1940 or 1941. The Sam Browne belt was phased out in 1941. Of course US Officers had to pay for their own kit.
  17. I believe this picture is the early way to climb...

    I believe this picture is the early way to climb from a ship into a landing craft. If the sailor or soldier fell into the ocean all he had to do was unbuckle his ammo belt and let everything fall...
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    Interesting situation what is the story behind...

    Interesting situation what is the story behind this photo?
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    Old soldier's saying, "Why walk when you can...

    Old soldier's saying, "Why walk when you can ride?"
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    The Colt HBAR AR-15 is the perfect example that...

    The Colt HBAR AR-15 is the perfect example that Colt never throws away "good" parts. The forgings for the lower were originally for the early Model 601/602 series of guns which had the removable...
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    Look like a person who likes to cut themselves.

    Look like a person who likes to cut themselves.
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    I believe they will not also fit the early single...

    I believe they will not also fit the early single slot gas plug as well.
  23. Gargoyle-- Interesting rifle to say the least. ...

    Gargoyle-- Interesting rifle to say the least. The rifle is a later M1922 MI .22LR marked rifle. The early ones were marked Model of 1922 MI. It appears that somewhere the rifle was upgraded to...
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    Cinders-- The video of the C17 taking off with...

    Cinders-- The video of the C17 taking off with people dropping off to their deaths will be the defining moment of our involvement in Afghanistan. I still remember the fall of Saigon. My late father...
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    Value? baker-- Thanks for the post I have always like...

    baker-- Thanks for the post I have always like the early Type 99 with the chrome plated bores and bolt faces. Yours looks great. I have several which i shoot. The missing cleaning rod is not...
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