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    Ya gotta love today's auto-generated censorship!...

    Ya gotta love today's auto-generated censorship! :confused:

    Russ
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    IIRC, Ballou's "Rock in a Hard Place" states no...

    IIRC, Ballou's "Rock in a Hard Place" states no accuracy penalty from shortening the barrel of a BAR, but it did yield a very intimidating muzzle flash...

    Russ
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    Humidity + glasses = bad juju. Russ

    Humidity + glasses = bad juju.

    Russ
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    I grew up in central NY state (many years ago!)...

    I grew up in central NY state (many years ago!) and even back then, rifles were outlawed in Schoharie county. The preferred method to hunt deer was slugs.

    Russ
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    Yessir Bean, clear as day! The others were "black on dark" which is really difficult for me.

    Thanks,

    Russ
  6. Good story! While my old eyes couldn't see the...

    Good story! While my old eyes couldn't see the "mark on the ceiling", do ya think they'd drop-ship a pint?

    Russ
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    Agh! I meant to ask, what are the splayed tubes...

    Agh! I meant to ask, what are the splayed tubes near the front of these "tracked vehicles"? I'm thinking chaff mortars?

    Russ
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    Interesting timing! I'm just now reading "Tony...

    Interesting timing! I'm just now reading "Tony Hillerman", a biography of one of my favorite authors. He served in that same area and was wounded by a mine.

    Russ
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    Most of us civilian types tend to call any war...

    Most of us civilian types tend to call any war machine on treads a "tank", just like we tend mislabel toilet paper as "Charmin" or facial tissues as "Kleenex"...

    Aside from all that, pretty cool...
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    The things you find on E-Bay...

    I do a daily search on military vehicles and found these three pristine British tanks out of New Jersey, USA:

    1989 Other Makes | eBay
    2001 Other Makes | eBay
    2001 Other Makes | eBay

    Since...
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    Nice! As an ex "Yankee", us school kids had...

    Nice! As an ex "Yankee", us school kids had plenty of indoor gym time once the snows came and that would have been a real treat.

    Russ
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    The majority of people back then weren't sick in...

    The majority of people back then weren't sick in the head. I got out of HS in '71, in NY state to boot. There weren't many trucks in the parking lot w/o a gun or two in the rack. Dad had a hardware...
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    When I had Covid in Dec '20, I completely lost my...

    When I had Covid in Dec '20, I completely lost my sense of taste and lived on Ensure for 2 weeks. It's ~ 250 calories per drink, comes in 3 flavors and I actually liked it. Still lost 15 lbs during...
  14. Looks a bit like Mark Harmon back in the day... ...

    Looks a bit like Mark Harmon back in the day...

    Russ
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    Praying for NOT and a quick recovery for her! ...

    Praying for NOT and a quick recovery for her!

    Russ
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    Back when journalists reported the truth, days...

    Back when journalists reported the truth, days long gone...

    Russ
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    Meh, my shoulder hurts just looking at them! ...

    Meh, my shoulder hurts just looking at them!

    Russ
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    Wish someone would post up pix of the perfectly...

    Wish someone would post up pix of the perfectly operational "gear" being scuttled or otherwise scraped overboard on the way home. I've seen pix of this over the years but never kept any...

    Russ
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    Great story! I had to laugh though, brought up...

    Great story! I had to laugh though, brought up memories of us 3 "brothers" back in the 60's torching all of sis's Barbie-dolls "flamethrower style" using pint squeeze bottles of model airplane fuel...
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    Yup, and get it while you can! Russ

    Yup, and get it while you can!

    Russ
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    No, no other markings. This stock does not appear...

    No, no other markings. This stock does not appear to be heavily sanded, so I'd expect at least some of the normal markings to show through, but there's nothing my eyes can see hidden away.

    Russ
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    After a dozen years, you're forgiven for...

    After a dozen years, you're forgiven for reposting!

    Russ
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    Bob,, no pot belly on this one. I never gave that...

    Bob,, no pot belly on this one. I never gave that hole a thought, but James' answer is quite logical.

    Russ
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    Bob, mine has the long channel groove. Oddly, no...

    Bob, mine has the long channel groove. Oddly, no other markings on the stock other than this in the slingwell.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2022/01/EQo7vYl-1.jpg

    Russ
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    I grew up in that era, Dad's hardware store had a...

    I grew up in that era, Dad's hardware store had a toy department back then, and I do not remember ever seeing any gun models. I had numerous GI Joes back then, us "boys" ended up destroying them all...
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