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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I'm glad we installed this thread, because it's showing one thing that makes me very happy, which is there are one heck of a lot of people signing up who are as old, if not older than me ....
    Yeah, but how many of them can say they used to drive Sherman Tanks in an army for a living???

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    Shermans? I thought Badger started out as an engine wiper in the MkI Male tanks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claven2 View Post
    Yeah, but how many of them can say they used to drive Sherman Tanks in an army for a living???
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    Shermans? I thought Badger started out as an engine wiper in the MkI Male tanks?
    Ok, easy now you guys....

    The proper name was M4A2E8 Sherman ....

    Brings back memories ....

    Here's some 40+ year old pics from my very first day on the tank ranges as a fresh young Crew Commander. Two of my first few engagements (different tanks) at 1,500 to 2,800 yards were captured in the color pics below. What the second one didn't show was the result of the 76mm back blast spinning me around in the turret, blowing my beret off my head and over the back deck, plus burning (singe effect) my eyebrows and hair bad enough that it crumbled to the touch. Of course, I straightened myself up and tried to look "very cool" to all of my buddies watching.

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    Hello, new here...and new to collecting...have a Finn M39 (all matching 1944), a Russianicon M44 (all matching 1944), and US M1icon Garand (CMPicon back from Greece so it's a parts gun 1944 as well)...on the lookout for a Enfield No.1 Mk. III and No.4 Mk. I(T) but then who isn't looking for WWII sniper weapons.

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    Hi fellas, just another old timer, typing with 2 fingers. Played with guns for a while now. This is a great site for information quite a number of very knowlegable gentlemen here. Cheers bill1

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    Welcome aboard gentlemen, hope you find the site useful and entertaining.


    Got any pics of your Johnson (rifle that is) you can post Bill?

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    hi all, I was a member of surplusrifle.com, and am of CGN+CGS, same name all around.
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    Is the 1903 restorable? (ie, uncut barrel, not drilled and tapped) RIA 1903's aren't exactly growing on trees in Canadaicon and resto parts are available.
    Союз нерушимый республик свободных Сплотила навеки Великая Русь. Да здравствует созданный волей народов Единый, могучий Советский Союз!

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    Howdy all

    Moosefondler here, another crossover hit from CGN. Actually by making this single post I have almost equalled my post count there in over a year and a half of being a member!

    Half Australianicon, Half New Zealander now Canadianicon I have had the rare privilege of visiting the Lithgow Small Arms Plant and Museum in NSW, Australia. I am particularly interested in WW2 Russianicon weapons but it would be downright slap-worthy of me not to hanker for a collection of SMLEs and all the good colonial tools of Empire. Looking forward to drinking deep from the well of collective knowledge of the great guns of the past.

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    Great Site

    Hey Everyone,

    I have admired this site for some time now...Great JOB!

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