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    A Bridge Too far???.....

    A Bridge Too far???.....
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    Lining up to get the Chaplin to punch their...

    Lining up to get the Chaplin to punch their cards.... Guy in center foreground has a M1903A4...
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    I have two of those Enfield adapters. I use them...

    I have two of those Enfield adapters. I use them in a standard no. 5 carbine, with a standard bolt head. The adapter converts the center fire strike to rim fire, as in the Hoffer - Thompson. I guess...
  4. You are right, it was made by Springfield Armory...

    You are right, it was made by Springfield Armory Inc., Genesco, IL. They used a serial number series starting in the seven million range. Mine is a higher number than yours, 7005XXX. The nice folks...
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    I just HAD to look at mine to see which reticle...

    I just HAD to look at mine to see which reticle it had... it is the latter type with solid lines, Old tanker's second pic... I just put in the batteries and turned it on to see, I have no idea how...
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    102119I have one of those AN/PVS 2 NVS, but I...

    102119I have one of those AN/PVS 2 NVS, but I don't shoot it much and never noticed the complete lack of info on the reticle in the manuals... Page 23 of TM 11-5855-203-10 confirms each click moves...
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    Even I get to see this one!

    Even I get to see this one!
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    No pic for me either...

    No pic for me either...
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    Bob,... I suppose it would have been in .30-'06...

    Bob,... I suppose it would have been in .30-'06 as 7.62 NATO didn't come into being until the mid 1950s...
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    Your barrel had another sight base on it at one...

    Your barrel had another sight base on it at one time. The rear sight base is held in place by two pins, one on the bottom of the base from side to side and one in the rear drilled at the time of...
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    I do believe that the whole world stopped and...

    I do believe that the whole world stopped and listened to Charlie McCarthy with me on Sunday... on our Philco console.
  12. My DCM M1 Rifle came in a box like that with...

    My DCM M1 Rifle came in a box like that with wooden end protectors, no plastic, no grease. My DCM M1903A3 came in a heavy cardboard carton, no wooden inserts, no plastic wrap, no grease or...
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    Boy!.. my old age is showing!.. GCI to me is...

    Boy!.. my old age is showing!.. GCI to me is "Ground Controlled Intercept" from my days in the 52nd FG (AD), SCAFB, NY. (Pre SAGE and Data Link).
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    Krupp built about 25 K5 guns. Six were on the...

    Krupp built about 25 K5 guns. Six were on the west wall, of which one is on display at Battery Todt, Audinghen, France. Two were sent to Anzio (Robert and Leopold). Both were captured, heavily...
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    "What did you do in the war, Daddy ? "... "I...

    "What did you do in the war, Daddy ? "... "I stood in line"...
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    I bet that makes them hard to reload....

    I bet that makes them hard to reload....
  17. Chinese Nationalist Army property. Same mark...

    Chinese Nationalist Army property. Same mark found on bottom of Nationalist M1 clips.
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    giove,... The link you gave above to Gary...

    giove,... The link you gave above to Gary Cunningham's "Bayonet Points" was great! Gary stated in his write-up that most of the early U.S. M1917 bayonets without the clean out hole had them added...
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    Early M1917 bayonets did not have the clean out...

    Early M1917 bayonets did not have the clean out hole. yours appears to been made as a U.S. M1917, not an over stamped Patn '13.
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    The reason I knew about the"R4" marked bolt, is...

    The reason I knew about the"R4" marked bolt, is because I posted a photo of my "all Remington" M1903 on-line many years back. John Beard pointed out the fact that I had installed a "R4" marked bolt...
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    M1 C FAN.. from the photos it appears that the...

    M1 C FAN.. from the photos it appears that the rifle has been modified / updated to a Model 1896 (as has mine).
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    I had a co-worker who was in the Canadian merchant marine in WWII. He showed me the Canadian registration papers for a German pistol he had at home and registered post war. It stated "obtained from...
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    The 'green' in "Lucky Strike green goes to war"...

    The 'green' in "Lucky Strike green goes to war" was the green dye used in the green prewar package... the war time and later packages were white, both had the red 'ball'... Boy! you youngsters! ...
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    From the pictures the bolt body is marked R4 on...

    From the pictures the bolt body is marked R4 on the top flat of the handle. That identifies the bolt body as a Springfield Armory, 1942, item. Used as a replacement for re-builds. ;)
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    No,.. interment of American citizens of Japanese...

    No,.. interment of American citizens of Japanese decent without due process, by executive order, 1942.
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