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    Loading the wing guns Imgur: The magic of the...

    Loading the wing guns
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    Base Defence

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    A better view of an eight gun B26B showing how...

    A better view of an eight gun B26B showing how the guns are staggered

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    My Last ride. B47E at RAF Station Upper...

    My Last ride.
    B47E at RAF Station Upper Heyford, UK 5/17/1955 On alert on Armed Forces Day
    I had a couple of interesting missions in this type aircraft but we never broke one though we came...
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    The later B26ís had an 8 gun nose. That coupled with the six wing guns were very impressive. Unfortunately we were flying at night and a burst woul destroy the pilotís night vision. The navigator...
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    Two Days Later Here I am two days later 7-5/6...

    Two Days Later
    Here I am two days later 7-5/6 1953. We almost broke this aircraft also. Sinuiju gave us a warm but not very hospitable welcome. Lots of fireworks, but we only took some non vital...
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    I was in the right seat. I never saw so much...

    I was in the right seat. I never saw so much water enter a cockpit.
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    We ran off a 110 foot cliff @ 130 mph into a...

    We ran off a 110 foot cliff @ 130 mph into a rice paddy in a driving rainstorm with no windshield wipers on A/C.. The tail hit first then the nose. Tail broke off, then 6 gun nose went. Tower...
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    Good vs Great Landings

    Good vs Great Landing
    Definitions:
    Good landing - One you can walk away from
    Great Landing- One where you can reuse the aircraft
    A good landing,
    MCAS K3 Pohang Korea-7/3/1953

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    I thought that you might like to see the completed rifle. It is on a nickle steel M1903 receiver with a HS Barrel (second barrel), Timney trigger, glass bedded in a "C" stock and long slide Lyman 48...
  10. Picture of Lyman 48 03A3 sight on a M1903 Imgur:...

    Picture of Lyman 48 03A3 sight on a M1903
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    Note the Target knobs, the long slide for 1000 yard shooting and the modification so that the stock does not have to b...
  11. Chuck The sight that you have pictured is not an...

    Chuck
    The sight that you have pictured is not an 03A3 rear sight. It looks very much like a pre-war or early post WWII Lyman 48C for a M1903. I suspect that if you look at the front of the base...
  12. I believe that the sight is on crooked, but it is...

    I believe that the sight is on crooked, but it is for both the 03 and the 03A3. Look closely at the front view and at the bottom you will see this annotated.
    FWIW
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    From the M1917 Rifle Manual published in 1917...

    From the M1917 Rifle Manual published in 1917 revised in 1918"

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    Bruce in OZ Your information concerning the ...

    Bruce in OZ
    Your information concerning the ammunition for the M1917 when it was adopted is incorrect. The correct nomenclature is: .30 caliber ball cartridge, Model of 1906. Below is an excerpt...
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    Here is more 03A3 Sales Info Imgur: The magic...

    Here is more 03A3 Sales Info

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    I do not want to use the term “mint” but at one...

    I do not want to use the term “mint” but at one time there were some NEW 03A3 Rifles available through the DCM. The Army was required to separate these as there was an 11% excise tax on all new...
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    Brian Dick My apologies, I just reread your post'

    Brian Dick
    My apologies, I just reread your post'
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    For Brian Dick There are no Rock Island Arsenal...

    For Brian Dick
    There are no Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) 030A3's either
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    MK2 MOD 1 Navy Garand At one time when I was...

    MK2 MOD 1 Navy Garand
    At one time when I was shooting in the Far South West, we used to sometimes shoot the Long Range course (B):
    I shot the MK2 MOD 1 in two of these matches
    Ammo FA65 M118 Lot...
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    The Good Old Days

    On this day 74 years ago, I was a Radarman on a picket cruiser finishing up gunnery practice (AA & Shore bombardment) off Calebra, an island off Cuba. From there we were scheduled to proceed to the...
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    Navy Garand MK1MOD1

    Navy MK2 MOD 1 Garands (My Nomenclature is incorrect in the title)

    How many of you Garand fans were ever able to shoot the Navy MK2 Mod1 Garand in competition? In 1967 I was a systems engineer on...
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    This is what it should look like. The band...

    This is what it should look like. The band allows the rifling to bite into and rotate the shell when it cannot bite into the steel projectile. This looks like an English version of a shell for the...
  23. No. The Lyman 48 and all standard receiver...

    No. The Lyman 48 and all standard receiver sights mount on the left side of the 70. Redfield & Vaver receiver sights all mount on left side of M70. There were many different scope sight bases...
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    Here are some more pictures showing various versions. Sorry about the fold but my scanner does not allow too much of a fold on the book. They show some variation of the M70 over time and may aid...
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    Here are pictures from the American Rifleman magazine for November 1936 on the introduction of the M70:

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