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    The A-0900 is a laundry mark usually placed on...

    The A-0900 is a laundry mark usually placed on the shirt by the soldier or base laundry. The A is the letter of the soldiers name with the last four number of his serial number. The blacked out marks...
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    Sanitation is as important as beans and bullets...

    Sanitation is as important as beans and bullets in war. In the last Gulf War I had a Captain who insisted in eating the local foods. Not that the food could be poisoned, but he came down with...
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    Always trying to make a silk purse out a sow's...

    Always trying to make a silk purse out a sow's ear. The money could have been better spent.
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    Lance--

    I received two my books yesterday. Look the format. Now I have to break out my SMLE and .22LR and take a second look at what i have. Do you plan to do a book on the No.4 and No.5 Lee...
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    Mark-- The M37 demo kit brought a lot of...

    Mark--

    The M37 demo kit brought a lot of memories of my instruction of demo classes while I was assigned to the Engineers. The M37 came a bit later in the war as the M2 kits were made of Tetrytol...
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    Mark-- Probably not a satchel charge, too low...

    Mark--

    Probably not a satchel charge, too low of a yield. Looks like a a block or two of TNT attached to a fragmentation grenade. These were often attached to the end of a long pole so the...
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    I see a marine second from right appears to have...

    I see a marine second from right appears to have a 12 guage shotgun.
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    Looks like General Holland "Howling Mad" Smith...

    Looks like General Holland "Howling Mad" Smith with the binos and eye glasses.
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    Probably using the WP to provide concealment for...

    Probably using the WP to provide concealment for the attacking force. I can't think of a better round to keep people's head down and under cover while being attacked. The smoke of the WP also lingers...
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    Surpmil- That's a "beer can" Flash hider,...

    Surpmil- That's a "beer can" Flash hider, because it construction looks like an old steel beer can with the bottom cut off. Probably got the idea that way. LOL!! Very easily bent when attached to a...
  11. The Browning design achieved the next level in MG...

    The Browning design achieved the next level in MG design. Previous designed such as the Maxim required the operator to pull on the belt in order to feed the belt into gun while pulling on the...
  12. I had a former friend who served on Iwo as a...

    I had a former friend who served on Iwo as a Marine. He said it was the closest thing to hell on Earth, between the smell of death and the destruction. He told me that the island smelled of burning...
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    Actually the XM148 Grenade Launcher. There was...

    Actually the XM148 Grenade Launcher. There was a number of problems with launcher. It was used until the better designed M203 came out.
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    I have a section of a post receiver that has...

    I have a section of a post receiver that has either been chrome plated or a small metal shim was used to get the correct timing on the barrel and receiver.
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    I believe the 10th Mtn Div was one of the first...

    I believe the 10th Mtn Div was one of the first US Divisions to "test" the "new" M1919A6. They noted several deficiencies in design such as the carrying handle was to flimsy and moved up and down on...
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    RCS-- The FSCM is in error should be 30389 later...

    RCS-- The FSCM is in error should be 30389 later CAGE Code. Someone at the manufacturer screwed up that one.
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    Building coming under new management!

    Building coming under new management!
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    Probably a couple of country boys who saw an...

    Probably a couple of country boys who saw an opportunity to feel like they were back home riding their horses.
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    I seem to remember that the Israelis converted a...

    I seem to remember that the Israelis converted a number of FN BARs to 7.62mm NATO. I do remember them attaching a new 7.62mm NATO magazine release/spacer in place of the .30-06 magazine release. The...
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    The set up looks like a improvised message...

    The set up looks like a improvised message center. The Commander's tent in the background and 1/4 ton Jeep trailer. The use of a horse to run messages is better than walking.
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    Definitely a Darwin Award Nominee. Just sit back...

    Definitely a Darwin Award Nominee. Just sit back and think about it for a minute, someone made a video where they deliberately took their thumb and put into a M1 Garand to deliberately crush it for a...
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    Yea Bob-- It look like they are being searched...

    Yea Bob-- It look like they are being searched for weapons and intelligence information.
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    Mark-- I believe the rank that you posted is...

    Mark-- I believe the rank that you posted is post-WWII. Brazil has a rich history of action in WWII.
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    I believe the individual with the Thompson is in...

    I believe the individual with the Thompson is in the Brazilian Army. I think he is a Second Sergeant.
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    I have three .458 Wnchester Magnums. The first I...

    I have three .458 Wnchester Magnums. The first I had built a Interarms Whitworth X Mauser as a backup gun for bear hunting. The other two are a Ruger No. 1 single shot and a Colt Sauer. I...
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