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    Early 1942 photo of US small arms

    This photo was from Billy Pyle's "The Garandicon Stand Report" and was taken in 1942, the weapons are on a sort of homemade rack. There are some interesting weapons here and I was able to identify seven types

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    The sights on rifle 1 and 2-4 seem to be different.
    Different front sights on the M1icon?

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    one of the M1icon rifles is a later gas port while the other is a gas trap M1

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    I was able to identify seven types
    Yes, seven...
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    Early 1942 photo

    I was surprised that the rare variation of the BAR Model 1918A1 was not really noticed, this variation was issued in 1937 and used into the early days of WW2. There are very few photos of this BAR. The bipod is quite different from the later Model 1918A2 and was developed in the post WW1 period.

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    Is that some type of strap holding the upper parts (barrels, frt sights etc) to the rack ?
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    Charlie, your right, some type of strap on the upper parts. Interesting to see the gas trap M1icon still in use

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    Four 1903 Springfield's. Two Garandicon's. Two BAR's. Two .30 cal. Browning machineguns. Four 1911A1 pistols and three bayonets. This would be a great collection to have.


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