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    magazine pouch

    The book on Thompson sub machine guns "American Thunder" list your pouch as a general purpose magazine pouch. Later on this pouch was issued with the M3 SMG and marked.

    The 20rd magazine pouch...
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    necking down the 375 H&H Magnum cartridge

    I have fired rifles in 375 H&H over the years starting with a pre war Winchester M70 rifle and reloading and shooting my friends Ruger No 1 rifle.

    But back in 1955, David Lloyd (riflemaker) in...
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    There are early photos of Germans in France...

    There are early photos of Germans in France guarding the railroad cars holding Thompson smg's taken around 1940-41.
    The Thompson's shown with the Germans have finned barrels but without the Cutts...
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    A few Sharps cartridges

    My photos show a few of the smaller caliber Sharps cartridges which were also very popular for match shooting. I have read that Sharps used a very high quality paper equal to banknote paper for...
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    type 1

    Sometimes when your not really satisfied with the answers you receive on a posting, you go
    to another website looking for a better reply. On the CMP forum, Ronwell posted a photo showing
    a company...
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    original or not

    You have a nice example of a mid 1942 rifle to work with. But I think that the Type 1 lock bar is a repro and that the short pinion has been re-threaded.

    Just my opinion as others may feel that...
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    Type 1 lock bar on early M1 rifles

    These have been faked for years due to their value, as a complete rear sight assembly with original short pinion and Type 1 lock bar will cost around $600 plus. As you stated on another forum, you...
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    if you could post some photos of the drawing...

    if you could post some photos of the drawing number on top of the barrel under the rear handguard, it would
    help to identify your barrel. Not common to see the barrel date obliterated but it could...
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    small M1 Rifle

    Here are some photos of a die cast metal and wood model of the M1 rifle with bayonet and sling too. Difficult to date, but box is without a zip code which started in early 1960's ?

    This company...
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    Your No 1 Gibbs .461 cartridge is not common to...

    Your No 1 Gibbs .461 cartridge is not common to find and a nice addition to
    your collection. Many years ago, the late John Amber who published the "Gun
    Digest" and other books like Cartridges of...
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    318 through 416

    Here is a nice group of British cartridges127681
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    WR No 1 and 40-90 Sharps

    Photo shows an interesting headstamp, note caliber not shown on WR No1 EXPRESS the other is 40-90 Sharps without a headstamp

    The WR No 1 is 500/400127637127638
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    Winchester 50-110

    Photos show my Winchester 50-110 with a 22 rim fire black set into the nose of the bullet, I understand under actual conditions this seldom worked. Next to the 50-110 is a inside primed US Govt...
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    Your 450/400 case is longer then the 40-110...

    Your 450/400 case is longer then the 40-110 Winchester, from what I read, the 450/400 case was used to
    forum the 40-110 Winchester. Both rim and base diameters the same, it is the total length in...
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    I think your "wildcat" 450/400 3 1/4 inch case is...

    I think your "wildcat" 450/400 3 1/4 inch case is a 40-110 Winchester. The Winchester 40-110 can be made from the 450 Nitro
    Express. Winchester introduced the 40-110 in the 1880's for their Hi...
  16. continental cartridges for drillings, single shots & even Mauser

    I have a small collection of continental cartridges used for the most part in expensive rifles for hunting. Both drillings, combination guns and single shot rifles use these cartridges except for...
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    Grumman XP-50 of 1940

    Grumman entered a twin engine fighter interceptor in the 1939 military request but lost out, this was for both army & navy. Grumman tested their single example in 1941 called the XP-50 but...
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    Germans liked the Beretta too, had two triggers...

    Germans liked the Beretta too, had two triggers for semi and full
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    correction, my 404 Jeffery has a soft point...

    correction, my 404 Jeffery has a soft point bullet, not solid
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    Both my 333 and 404 Jeffery have the same...

    Both my 333 and 404 Jeffery have the same headstamp: JEFFERY over K C 404 and 333

    Also my 404 has the same cupro-nicke but solid bullet and slits along the sides
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    looks like a 57mm ?

    looks like a 57mm ?
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    M60 GPMG barrels shortened

    Interesting Viet Nam photo, note the M60 barrel has been cut back past the gas cylinder - no front either127543

    Nice Stoner collection too
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    other 7,62mm rifles during Viet Nam

    The Australian SLR L1A1 was also field modified by cutting the barrel even with the front sight and removing the bipod. Some were altered to full auto, this modified FAL was called the "bitch" and...
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    Most military Model 1921 in the US were converted...

    Most military Model 1921 in the US were converted to the US Navy Model 1928 which had the 4oz weight bolted to
    the actuator to slow down the rate of fire plus being over stamped with the number 8...
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    big game cartridges

    In my photo, the last cartridge is the Eley Nitro 577 with 2 3/4 inch case, lead bullet has the copper plug in the nose.

    Next to the 577 Eley on the left is the Eley 500 with 3 inch case....
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