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    Early Win and late QH

    I am new to this forum and carbines in general, having collected Garands for 30 years and would like to share with all of you my two carbines. I came from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and have managed to pick up these two carbines from descendants of the men who carried them. The Wn, serial # 1072364 was acquired from the nephew of a Captain in the USAAF, who always carried it in the cockpit of his B17 when he flew. With it I got his photograph and a flight map showing Franceicon that he took with him on missions. It is all original, from what I have been able to learn, a MW of slightly above 0 and less than one, with four brand new WIN mags and 4 boxes of unopened WIN military ammo. The QH came from the vets nephew who said his uncle was a USCG coxswain who had it with him on D Day. It still had the waxed linen (?) sleeve and cosmolineicon on its parts. MW on it is less than 0 and it also appears all correct. I also received a M1icon field manual, 1943, with two insert updates. My question concerns a leather carbine scabbard that I also received. It is marked US..JQMD...1944....ENS. All hardware is painted black, and it has all its keepers. Is this item particularly hard to find? I am thanking you all in advance for your help

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    Welcome,
    The scabbards can be found. Often a strap or the snap is missing, but complete ones are around.
    Try using our SEARCH FEATURE, you'll find some that members here have posted pictures of.
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    To add,
    Question is.... Were any dated 42?

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=67907
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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    To add,
    Question is.... Were any dated 42?

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=67907
    If you are referring to the scabbard, it is dated 1944

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    Love to see a full picture layout here too...ammo and bits included...
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    BigBird,
    I seen yours was 44. I was just leading you towards a link that I knew had some good pics.
    Speaking of pics...... Can you share pics of your WRA and QHMC some day?

    Are you still in the UP?
    I'm below the bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    BigBird,
    I seen yours was 44. I was just leading you towards a link that I knew had some good pics.
    Speaking of pics...... Can you share pics of your WRA and QHMC some day?



    Are you still in the UP?
    I'm below the bridge.

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    So you've been called a troll before then.

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    Need help in posting pics

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