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    US Naval Ships that were at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th

    My photos show some of the ship Postal Cancellations of the Pearl Harbor ships.

    Each ship had their own postmark to cancel mail

    These are all original postmarks and dated before Dec...
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    elevation knob screw

    It is not just a small machine screw but manufactured to fit the pinion and hold the elevation knob tight129080129081
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    I can not speak for everyone - but soldiers were...

    I can not speak for everyone - but soldiers were always particular about cleaning their own rifles and nor mixing
    the parts up with other rifles - such as so called cleaning were all the bolts are...
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    Also forgot to mention that the old mainspring in...

    Also forgot to mention that the old mainspring in the S&W revolvers should be replaced by a modern S&W "N" frame
    mainspring, it will also improve the trigger pull and last forever
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    I will not have it refinished as I think it...

    I will not have it refinished as I think it should remain original, That special front sight is quite rare to find
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    JFK's AR-15 rifles

    Note the early duckbill shaped flash suppressor in the JFK photo, difficult to notice if the plastic is green color, duckbill lasted into the Colt 601129051129052
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    Yes, the modern 45 Colt bullet is .452 while the...

    Yes, the modern 45 Colt bullet is .452 while the original bullet was .454 and the S&W was chambered for .455 Mark II

    The hollow base lead bullets work best even if .452 diameter

    I try try some...
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    another variation S&W Model 1915 revolver

    I bought this S&W Model 1915 in 455 cal some years ago, bore was very good . I enjoyed
    shooting the 455 cartridge but got expensive and unable to reload. Along the way, I found an old FDL rear...
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    An old Winchester 1890 Deluxe in 22 WRF

    Long time ago my wife found this rifle in an old garage, she saved it for me. It was a Winchester 1890 pump action in 22 WRF, bore was good too. All complete and working except the take down screw...
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    I would not consider shooting factory 45 ACP in a...

    I would not consider shooting factory 45 ACP in a shaved 455 revolver, maybe reduced loads of 45 auto rim
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    Value? TSMG magazine box and early magazine

    I knew that magazine box was British issue, believe some were imported years ago
    to the US and the Thompson collectors bought them. The early Thompson 1921 magazine with the incorrect patent date...
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    Winchester 25-35 and Marlin 25-36 cartridges

    Both the Winchester 25-35 and the Marlin 25-36 were introduced in 1895 chambered in the Winchester 1894 and the Marlin 1893 lever actions. These cartridges were not quite the same, with the Marlin...
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    alot of BAR men got a good burn on their hands...

    alot of BAR men got a good burn on their hands until that carrying handle became issue
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    The M1918A2 BAR never had the carrying handle...

    The M1918A2 BAR never had the carrying handle during WW2, just towards the end of the war the
    handle became authorized issue. Early Korean war BAR's also without carrying handle too
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    SA GAW cartouche and rebuild stamp

    By 1944, the SA GAW stamp was being used as both a inspection cartouche on new production rifles and as a rebuild cartouche. I have owned or have seen the model 1903A1 and 1903A3 stocks with the...
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    Additional data on the 11 mm Vickers cartridge, ...

    Additional data on the 11 mm Vickers cartridge, bullet was 270 grs and fired at 2,000 fps with effective tracer range of 1850 yards

    The Vickers was modified to use the heavier recoil of the 11 mm...
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    JFK also received two early Colt AR-15 rifles...

    JFK also received two early Colt AR-15 rifles from Colt. Do not know the serial numbers
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    I believe a number of cartridges were tested...

    I believe a number of cartridges were tested (like the 45-90 Winchester for the lever action Model 1886). Some thirty
    years ago, the local fire station called me, someone had turned-in a Colt...
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    Value? I think that box with the Thompson magazines is...

    I think that box with the Thompson magazines is British issue, are any of the holes soldered up on the magazines ?

    Early 1921 patent magazines are worth $100 to $200 each but very difficult to...
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    11 mm Vickers Balloon gun cartridge of WW1

    The old black powder French 11x59r cartridge was modified into a smokeless cartridge with a incendiary compound/tracer bullet for used against German balloons during WW1. A flash tube primer was...
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    M1 rifle and M1918 BAR magazine/cartridge belts

    The BAR pockets for the magazines are much larger

    There was some use in Viet Nam with M16 magazines as I have a combat photo128935
  22. Czech 7,62x39 and 7,62x45 cartridges both bxn 54 headstamps

    I have had these Czech cartridges for some period of time and always wondered why they have the same headstamp ? From my information, Czechoslovakia did not manufacture any Soviet 7,62x39mm...
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    far left, GI has Thompson 1928A1 with stock...

    far left, GI has Thompson 1928A1 with stock removed
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    I am also unable to locate any information on the...

    I am also unable to locate any information on the 41 Paterson cartridge. Looks to me as just a 429 Desert Eagle cartridge necked
    down to 41 cal on the 50 AE case. There can not be that much...
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    Some early Model 1903 parts

    Some older photos that I have taken of early M1903 parts that (I think) are not common to find.

    First is the early Rock Island rear sight leaf with the square corner slide

    next is the...
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