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    IMHO, they were useful, mostly for shrapnel and...

    IMHO, they were useful, mostly for shrapnel and dirty looks, but four-point straps were an improvement. Mine 'rang' when tapped, like striking an empty 55-gallon drum, so I put the camo cover on it...
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    Light ball, lead core, steel copper-washed cases,...

    Light ball, lead core, steel copper-washed cases, likely 300 rounds.

    Check Russian Soviet 7.62x54r toward the bottom and I think you will see similar packaging.
  3. The only asbestos I have encountered was used as...

    The only asbestos I have encountered was used as muffler wrap, mounts and dampening agent for heavy mounted weapons and engines, paneling in trucks or similar on their vehicles, where you could...
  4. Yep- Hungarian crown

    Yep- Hungarian crown
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    This pic won't leave me alone- There's another...

    This pic won't leave me alone- There's another crate beyond the wire fence, too. Maybe one that has been already disarmed. However, I just can't help but wonder why these bulk demo charges had to be...
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    Yes indeed- 20th Century started quite a few...

    Yes indeed- 20th Century started quite a few murderous waves based on ideology- kill those who do not think the 'correct' way. 'We are the new men', 'Down with the four olds', etc.
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    The first part was of a factory that made kettles...

    The first part was of a factory that made kettles from helmets. Later it also described repairs. I'd seen this one before, back in Germany, as part of a report on postwar reemployment and recovery...
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    Doughboy City, Ruhleben in Berlin also

    Doughboy City, Ruhleben in Berlin also
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    I wonder why it reads California on his grave,...

    I wonder why it reads California on his grave, but he would not recognize Harvey IL today.
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    I would think it isn't just that he was a flamer,...

    I would think it isn't just that he was a flamer, but that once identified as such, everyone would focus on stopping him before he got closer, to the near exclusion of all else. Panic in the...
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    The Cabela's here has been empty for quite a...

    The Cabela's here has been empty for quite a while, last month they finally moved what was left of the gun library out on to the main floor and closed the office. A half-dozen boxes of special 9mm,...
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    One of those for $5, back when I was much...

    One of those for $5, back when I was much younger, started me on this road to collecting. Oh the humanity (and money spent)
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    Stay safe, nothing is worth as much as your, and...

    Stay safe, nothing is worth as much as your, and your family's health.
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    You're right Stan, they are training ampoules,...

    You're right Stan, they are training ampoules, saline filled in case you accidentally break the skin with them but I doubt they are sterile anymore as there seems to have been some evaporation. More...
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    I remember a bundle, wrapped, of about 150 rounds...

    I remember a bundle, wrapped, of about 150 rounds for sale at a gun show in 1982. $150 in 1982 money. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and the Maadi AKM had just been announced.
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    I would have probably dropped the lug wrench....

    I would have probably dropped the lug wrench....
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    The blueing differences you see in Figure 1 are...

    The blueing differences you see in Figure 1 are the result of bluing salt tank chemistry differences as the tank fluid is used over an extended time- in an industrial setting, not all parts are...
  18. I am sure you are being careful when removing the...

    I am sure you are being careful when removing the back or otherwise exposing the faces of radium-painted dials and hands- although they do not glow anymore, they are still radioactive and leave...
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    I understand the morale issue, and glad to see...

    I understand the morale issue, and glad to see the period photography too. Allies such as we are certainly few and highly valued. Having been in similar events, from the soldier perspective, is a...
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    Can't help but wonder what my thoughts would have...

    Can't help but wonder what my thoughts would have been, had I been told to dress up for an inspection and parade to mark the opening of some club 'my kind' would not be allowed in.... I distinctly...
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    Kudos! Some of his teachers may have done that,...

    Kudos! Some of his teachers may have done that, like me, who wish we could include that as well as teach gun safety and responsibility but are prohibited from it. But every new collector who knows...
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    Well, you can tell it has 'been there'! Closer...

    Well, you can tell it has 'been there'! Closer inspection may reveal markings and subtle variants that might have more value, but in its overall worn state it is, inspect it for safe operation and...
  23. Well it is Serb Cyrillic marking on the...

    Well it is Serb Cyrillic marking on the extractor, so I suspect you have it-
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    The one on the right looks Iraqi likely...

    The one on the right looks Iraqi likely contracted, with 1958 date.
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    Horses are still reserve use- I have a...

    Horses are still reserve use- I have a Yugoslavian horse gas mask from the 1980s.
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