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    I think if you really check the stitching and dot...

    I think if you really check the stitching and dot snaps between original and reproduction jump cases, you will be able to note the differences
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    Pearl Harbor Anniversary Dec 7th 1941

    Its been 78 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I have some photos of the US Navy ship postmarks (all before Dec 7th) of the ships that were at Pearl Harbor. I had collected these...
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    I checked it, not a mark just dirt. I understand...

    I checked it, not a mark just dirt. I understand a lot of these jump cases were reproduced in the last twenty years ?
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    jump case

    I can also add this Atlas jump case that I bought many years ago - it is original104134104135104136
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    building a M1A1 carbine

    I have a nice 1.6 Quality Hardware carbine with an Underwood 7-43 barrel, parts appear somewhat correct for this period. This carbine had a nice early IBM stock which I sold to a member here. ...
  6. Thread: B26 Training film

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    early B-26

    The training film showed the early B-26B with the single place nose mg and the early tail gunners position, also looked like the short wing model too. Markings in the film were training markings. ...
  7. Thread: AK 10 round mags

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    20 round AK magazine

    I have not seen the ten round Ak magazine but some years ago found two different 20 rd AK magazines. Any help to identify them would be appreciated.

    Thanks Robert103979103980103981103982103983
  8. Thread: GCA Journal

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    The serial number is 277138 and the barrel is...

    The serial number is 277138 and the barrel is dated S-A 7-41. This rifle was recovered from a B-17E that was
    destroyed in Java in 1942 and brought back to the US in Dec 1942
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    old holster

    I found this in the back room of an old gunshop years ago. It is for the Colt 1911 and there is a single magazine pouch too. This is called,103945 I believe a "pancake" holster and dates to the WW1...
  10. Thread: My eye on it

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    1903 with SA 7-29 dated barrel

    I have two Springfield rifles that both have SA 7-29 dated barrels. I am rather sure these barrels are original to the receivers. One rifle is 1373022 and the SA 7-29 barrel has the star gage on...
  11. I have also received my GCA Journal today and...

    I have also received my GCA Journal today and read the article on the m1 that came from a B-17. I have studied the anneal colors for many years on
    both Springfield and Winchesters. The photo of...
  12. Just a guess, one of the soldiers was wounded and...

    Just a guess, one of the soldiers was wounded and the boot was removed to tend to the wound and the tanker picked up the wounded mans M1 rifle ?
  13. Thread: Jutland Doco

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    HMS Defence

    I have a 1908 photo of my Great Uncle Richard H. Jose, Petty Officer 236246 who died on the HMS Defence at Jutland in 1916. He was born at The Lizard in Cornwall in 1890.

    The photo shows him on...
  14. Thread: M16A2 magazines

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    Sterling magazines

    I always liked the Sterling magazines and never had any problems with them, not lightweight because they are steel. I have tested the 40 rd Sterling a few years ago and never had a problem. The...
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    The only barrel manufactured for the M1 rifle...

    The only barrel manufactured for the M1 rifle during WW2 were: 1) Springfield which were dated 2) Winchester which had the drawing number
    3) Buffalo Arms which had the drawing number and reversion...
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    I do not have any M14E2 stocks now (wish I did...

    I do not have any M14E2 stocks now (wish I did they are sell for $500 to $700 now) but there are some nice photos
    posted on here on 03-24-2009 by STEVO titled Value of M14E2 stock, is it possible...
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    Not very common to find the WZ91/98/25 carbine,...

    Not very common to find the WZ91/98/25 carbine, somewhat rare variation. The Polish also had FN convert the French Chau-Chat Model 1915 light
    machine gun to 7,92mm Mauser during the post WW1 period.
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    I believe you are correct, looks like a pistol...

    I believe you are correct, looks like a pistol grip to me.
  19. Thread: To one and all

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    World War One U S Army dog tag

    My father-in-laws WW1 dog tag from early 1917, he made Sgt Major in 1919 103706103707
  20. Thread: More MG links

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    more MG links

    The links on the left are German WW2 for the 7,92mm cartridge in disintegrating links that were used in aircraft machine guns (some examples MG 81 and MG 17). These links are very difficult to find...
  21. Thread: More MG links

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    You are right, Stoner 63 links which have a...

    You are right, Stoner 63 links which have a slightly different pitch than the M27 link that is used in the M249. Some owners of the Stoner 63
    have altered their weapon to use the more available...
  22. Thread: More MG links

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    BESA loaded with German 7,92mm Tropical, the...

    BESA loaded with German 7,92mm Tropical, the Borg-Warner links are not for the FN Minimi or M249
  23. Thread: More MG links

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    More MG links

    here are a few that are not very common to find nowdays (all rifle caliber)103652103653103654
  24. Thread: disassembly mat

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    Some G.I.'s could take the trigger housing apart...

    Some G.I.'s could take the trigger housing apart and put it back together while others just brought a handful of parts to the Supply Sgt.

    One thing that I did observe was the blindfolded...
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    What is really interesting is that the later post...

    What is really interesting is that the later post WW2 disassembly mat did not show the parts for the trigger housing as disassembly by the soldier was
    no longer authorized same thing on the M14...
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