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  1. Interestingly, we seem to have beaten that one in...

    Interestingly, we seem to have beaten that one in the 1940s.

    Bob
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    HERE...

    HERE is a page where you can get a late RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) No.1 Mk.III nosepiece and screws for $25. Done. Though not a 2A1 part, it is even a late version with squared ears.
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    I'm not ready to say that, though by date, in all...

    I'm not ready to say that, though by date, in all probability it is. That's why I called for help. :madsmile: I'd prefer to look dumb rather than hand out bad info that could get you hurt.

    Bob
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    It's a Springfield Armory barrel built in April...

    It's a Springfield Armory barrel built in April of 1953 It has a "P" proof mark. That's the extent of my knowledge. Anyone else got more?

    Bob
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    The companies took all the rifles apart and...

    The companies took all the rifles apart and chucked the parts into common pans. Because the parts were interchangeable, they just grabbed a bunch of parts and built a new rifle out of them. The...
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    I don't actually know what parts were made for...

    I don't actually know what parts were made for inventory. Journalist Ernie Pyle wrote of medium ordnance companies in Normandy spending their morning salvaging rusting, damaged rifles by stripping...
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    M4A3(76)W HVSS (Easy Eight)? Noticing the...

    M4A3(76)W HVSS (Easy Eight)? Noticing the horizontal volutes.

    Bob
  8. The Chaffee is one of those tanks that just LOOKS...

    The Chaffee is one of those tanks that just LOOKS right. Good proportions. Sort of like the Tiger I (PzKpfw VI Ausf. E).

    Bob
  9. M24 Chaffee Bob

    M24 Chaffee

    Bob
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    Here are the cartouches on my repro stock: ...

    Here are the cartouches on my repro stock:

    https://www.milsurps.com/vbpgimage.php?do=full&p=121&d=1244039610

    Yeah, there aren't any. I've still got the original stock and want to get it...
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    And that was what I was alluding to in my post. ...

    And that was what I was alluding to in my post. They didn't make stocks alone as replacements and whack 'em with cartouches so a replacement stock alone from any period won't have 'em.

    Bob
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    The difference is the cartouches. It is fine to...

    The difference is the cartouches. It is fine to make a replacement stock in a different time period. It becomes forgery when the stock is struck with cartouches with the intention to deceive and...
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    The biggest issue with commercial,...

    The biggest issue with commercial, non-Springfield ammo is timing. The military ammo used an older formulation propellant that burns slower than the modern propellants. There's a sizable amount of...
  14. I grew up surrounded by veterans and military...

    I grew up surrounded by veterans and military "stuff." My father served in the Navy in WWII. He qualified at Sharpshooter level on the M1, shot at the top of his class, carried his company's...
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    Ah, the ultra-rare lefty. :madsmile: Bob

    Ah, the ultra-rare lefty. :madsmile:

    Bob
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    Who is the maker? As I recall there were s bunch...

    Who is the maker? As I recall there were s bunch of Danish m5a1s that had fit problems.

    Bob
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    No? Can't stay off politics? Closed. Bob

    No? Can't stay off politics? Closed.


    Bob
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    Alright, folks. Let's keep the discussion clear...

    Alright, folks. Let's keep the discussion clear of politics, as per the forum rules. Thank you kindly.

    Bob
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    I read an article about the last shot of the...

    I read an article about the last shot of the Vietnam war. The story was that a Navy vessel took off the last U.S. troops to leave Vietnam. Saigon had already fallen. No-one was left. These folks...
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    There was indeed a problem with friendly fire...

    There was indeed a problem with friendly fire during the Sicilian Campaign.


    Bob
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    Well, it had to get personal, didn't it? I think...

    Well, it had to get personal, didn't it? I think we've covered the topic well. Bye.

    Bob
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    That's a hilariously story!!! You Brits were big...

    That's a hilariously story!!! You Brits were big with the eggs thing. The gyro horizon indicators on all your RAF aircraft were marked thusly:
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    An interesting bring back story comes near the...

    An interesting bring back story comes near the end of Little Ship, Big War: The Sage of DE343, by Ed Stafford. After Okinawa and the surrender, DE-343 USS William Warner Abercrombie was assigned...
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    The first thing I noticed was no unit badges. ...

    The first thing I noticed was no unit badges. The next was overseas caps. Then only one set of stripes.

    Bob
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    Marcel Duchamp does prone firing position. Bob

    Marcel Duchamp does prone firing position.

    Bob
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