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    Definitely the "Greatest Generation"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASelkirk View Post
    Definitely the "Greatest Generation"!

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    Definitely a great story as well.
    Thanks for the follow up from the relative.

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    Pretty clear the writer wasn't gun-savvy and so used "carbine" as a synonym for "rifle" to avoid repetition. I've seen the same with "revolver" applied to an automatic pistol.
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    Found the location of the Rifle hopefully the rest of the story will appear in the GCAicon Journal
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    Rifle has been found

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    Any information on the serial number of Malcolm Champlin's M1icon rifle ?
    I was able to track down the rifle -awaiting pictures from owner
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    Pictures have arrived - nothing short of spectacular

    Working on Data Sheet and article - The rest of the Story will be in the Garandicon Collectors Association Journal

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    GCA Journal

    The Editors have informed me that the story will appear in the fall issue of the Journal
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    Can you post the article?
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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