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COMBINED MILITARIA DISCUSSION => ORDNANCE AND FIREARMS => Topic started by: Skyline Drive on April 17, 2017, 09:15:57 AM

Title: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 17, 2017, 09:15:57 AM
New pics added
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: ccfc on April 18, 2017, 02:45:02 PM
Oh wow
Very nice.

Lee
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 19, 2017, 05:36:22 AM
Hopefully I get it right this time!!!

So the beginnings of my WWII US Army Small Arms collection, the first four:

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The Garand, Serial # 369728, made in October 1941 by Springfield, has a NOS barrel and has been completely overhauled and then reproofed in Germany. It is a shooter, a collectors nightmare but a real tackdriver. The "wannabe" M1A1 Carbine is a Saginaw SG some heathen put into an Italian repro folding stock. I don't have any info where it came from. Shortly after the pic was taken I put it into a correct stock. The "type 2 barrel band" M1 carbine is an Inland and the Thompson M1828A1 is a Russian Lend-Lease.


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Next was this "mixmaster" Colt M1911A1, the slide is a Colt but the serial # 857694and the FJA = Frank J. Atwood, inspectors mark make the receiver an Ithaca.


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The third carbine!
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 19, 2017, 05:41:53 AM
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Then came this Remington M1903A3, it is a cousin of my first Garand, NOS barrel and stock,  all overhauled and reproofed in Germany, complete with giant German engraving and proofmarks! Fugly but a shooter that is accurate as heck!


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An M1 Thompsom.


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M1A1 Thompson. It had began it's life as an M1, but during WWII it has been rebuilt into an M1A1. Both are Russian Lend-Lease.
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 19, 2017, 10:20:04 PM
I had been searching for quite a few years, before I finally found an M1A1 Carbine. Unfortunately it was a demilled one!!! But as the price was very good I couldn't resist, alltough I had sworn myself never to buy a demilled gun.

My plan was to take the stock and put it on another, still functional, Inland carbine I have, but as this one seems to be an original "first production run" M1A1 I ended up leaving it as it was.

It makes your heart bleed to see that such a fine and hard to find weapon was castrated just because someone had to have an "original" .....because in the end it isn't original anymore, it had it's soul ripped out! But as I said, I couldn't pass on.



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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: M1Ashooter on April 19, 2017, 10:26:35 PM
Very Nice.
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Tom E. Gunn on April 20, 2017, 09:56:50 AM
Awesome!! 
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 20, 2017, 10:36:49 PM
Auto Ordnance M1A1.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 20, 2017, 10:37:12 PM


Ithaca M1911A1

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 20, 2017, 10:37:52 PM

Saginaw Steering Gear M1919A4

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 20, 2017, 10:38:52 PM
Colt / Remington Rand Mixmaster M1911A1

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 21, 2017, 07:58:40 AM
M9A1 rocket launcher, this is one of the few that had  the original sights replaced with the optical sight. These transformations were done in the field. I have friends who have found the optical sights, still in the original  card box and grease paper wrapping. The optical sights must have reached the units in the field either immediately before or during the Battle of the Bulge.

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M6A3 rockets, one is dated 3-44, the marking on the other is difficult to read. It is self understood that they are demilled!

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 21, 2017, 07:59:41 AM
Two more M1 carbines, an Inland M1A1 and a Quality Hardware Manufacturing Company.

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The Inland has a very low serial number, so the gun was originally not an M1A1, it seems to have been arsenal rebuilt, it's in a nice enough shape but not all parts are original for a first or second lot. The barrel really puzzles me as the only visible marking I found is an Ordonance flaming bomb, no manufacturers marking! Quite a mystery!!!

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The Quality HMC on the other hand seems to be a cool cookie. I spent severl hours, checking it with Bruce Canfield's book and different websites and it seems to be an all correct parts, unaltered, original production one, pretty hard to come by in my neck of the woods!

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Tom E. Gunn on April 21, 2017, 09:49:27 AM
Terrific photographs...thanks for posting them!
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Masonk on April 21, 2017, 11:31:02 AM
Wow! An amazing collection, and wonderfully photographed! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 21, 2017, 11:17:08 PM
BAR 1918 A2 made by New England Small Arms Corporation.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 21, 2017, 11:17:41 PM
The UD M-42 in 9mm.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 21, 2017, 11:18:54 PM
M2 HB.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 24, 2017, 09:26:13 AM
An FP45/M1942 "Liberator" pistol, it still has the comic-strip instructions! Those are hard to find, at least on this side of the big pond.


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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 24, 2017, 09:27:10 AM
Another M1 carbine. A Grand Rapid Plant Saginaw Stearing Gear.

Most parts seem to be matching, with the exception of the stock and the handguard, they're from an Underwood. But the rest seems to be ok.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: littlebuddy on April 24, 2017, 01:54:37 PM
That BAR is my favourite !  8)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Tom E. Gunn on April 26, 2017, 12:44:59 AM
Wow! Every day when I log on you've added more terrific firearms...you should open a museum! 
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 26, 2017, 09:43:40 PM
Another M1 carbine, an all original parts early Winchester M1 Carbine. The stock is an I-cut that was changed into a low wood, it's strange but the only markings I found on the wood is a "W" in the well for the sling. Maybe the inspectors mark and the eskutcheon have been worn off.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 28, 2017, 11:46:03 PM
And yet another M1 Carbine, this one is a quite nice, all matching original parts, early Rock-Ola Carbine.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 28, 2017, 11:47:57 PM
Group shot of the War Babys. There's two of them missing though!

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 28, 2017, 11:49:34 PM
 I "salvaged" this Garand  from a farmers attic. According to Bruce Canfield's excellent book, it was made in july 1942, same date on the barrel, seems to be all original parts, the stacking swivel is missing which somehow is the norm for the battlefield leftovers.

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Tom E. Gunn on April 29, 2017, 12:45:09 PM
And still they keep on coming....the bottomless pit of WW2 US firearms. Absolutely staggering!
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: lewis505 on April 30, 2017, 04:41:42 AM
What an absolutely tremendous collection!  Thanks for sharing such detailed photos as well!
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 30, 2017, 09:03:56 AM
Thanks a lot for the kind words!
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 30, 2017, 09:07:45 AM
S&W Victory in .38 special. The front sight has been changed, I saw similar modifications on guns that had been issued by the US Army to the first German Police Departments, but these guns all had special markings of the respective "Landespolizei" State Police. Such markings are absent on this gun, maybe a post-war modification by a previous civilian owner?

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0147.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0142.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0146.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0149.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 30, 2017, 09:08:29 AM
Another S&W Victory.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0190.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0191.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0192.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0193.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on April 30, 2017, 09:10:22 AM
And yet another M1 carbine, this one is a Standard Products. What makes it special is the fact that I got it from a friends father who was issued that carbine by the US Army when he was a member of the Résistance and fought with the GI´s in 1944/1945.

It is a low serial number, early production and all the parts seem to be original, except for the type 2 sight which must have been fitted by an US Army armorer before the my friends dad got it.


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0586_zpsc9f6a160.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0585_zps2df9e4dc.jpg)

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(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0572_zps94aa30a4.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0570_zps0ec002d6.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_0569_zps4224f074.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 01, 2017, 03:26:09 AM

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5333/9008671156_c797d88077_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97268402@N03/9008671156/)


(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/9007473741_1dc6688b6a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97268402@N03/9007473741/)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/9008689470_2a1732cf8a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97268402@N03/9008689470/)

An M3 "Grease Gun"
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 01, 2017, 03:26:52 AM

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1155_zpsad3f62bf.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1154_zpsd99065e8.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1158_zps777677e2.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1159_zpsb9c937f2.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1162_zps7253b500.jpg)

My second Liberator.
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 01, 2017, 03:27:42 AM
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1518_zpse0f46187.jpg)


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1519_zps314b4260.jpg)


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1520_zps981bc565.jpg)


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1521_zpsad0fe8a9.jpg)


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_1522_zps4d99d85d.jpg)

Pistol Pyrotechnic M8.

Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Rakkasan187 on May 01, 2017, 09:55:47 AM
Very, Very impressive collection..

As a museum professional, I believe you have one of the finest collections of US Small arms I have ever seen...

Smitty 
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 06, 2017, 10:50:48 PM
A 1944 Remington Rand 1911A1, all correct parts.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_2486_zpsdfda0942.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_2480_zpsf7b30fd7.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_2489_zpsa14e3677.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_2482_zpsc9da53af.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_2487_zpsd26b6fe3.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/IMG_2481_zpsd427eb2f.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 06, 2017, 10:53:07 PM
Another 1911A1, a Union Switch and Signal slide on an Ithaca lower. It's in a near mint condition.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/SCHOLTES/Pictures/2014-01-21/IMG_2665_zps52d93b41.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/SCHOLTES/Pictures/2014-01-21/IMG_2664_zpsf969d3e0.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/SCHOLTES/Pictures/2014-01-21/IMG_2666_zpsc1d520e2.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/SCHOLTES/Pictures/2014-01-21/IMG_2667_zps866a1a04.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 06, 2017, 10:54:24 PM
A 1903 from Springfield Armory with a 1-13 dated barrel. It's in quite a good condition!

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2670_zps56ac6939.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2672_zps4d822785.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2673_zps1f278e6f.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2674_zps0fe747b9.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2675_zps35c83f9a.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2676_zps952afc01.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2678_zps7c16816d.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2679_zps346a706f.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2680_zps7296e789.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 06, 2017, 10:55:06 PM
Very, Very impressive collection..

As a museum professional, I believe you have one of the finest collections of US Small arms I have ever seen...

Smitty

Thanks a lot for the compliment Smitty


Tom
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 08, 2017, 08:46:08 AM
A Garand from Springfield Armory with the M7 grenade launcher and the M15 sight attached. It’s in an acceptable condition but unfortunately the stock cartouche is very faint, hard to see on the pic, but it’s still there.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2681_zps5c62ff9c.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2682_zps97d45f97.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2683_zps61b15351.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2684_zps30f51b3c.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2686_zps92b7503e.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2687_zps7f46e32b.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2689_zps6f8d07f1.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2690_zps0e8136f8.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 08, 2017, 08:46:44 AM
Another 1911A1 from Ithaca.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2692_zpsb2deb049.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2693_zpsd038d41d.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2694_zps430b3dc5.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2695_zps910c2aa3.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns003/IMG_2696_zpsb05f3d22.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 12, 2017, 10:04:47 PM
I guess this is my best 19111A1! It's an all original parts mid-1943 Colt. It is in a very good, nearly mint condition! Actually, as I had to use the flash, the scratches in the finish look much worse on the pictures then in reality.


(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2736_zps36655888.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2735_zpsc9eea97b.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2738_zpsc14f8744.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2744_zps715fb4a4.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2741_zpsa5916bd1.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2745_zps76c2ba3a.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2746_zpsd87a2405.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns004/IMG_2747_zps18819147.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 12, 2017, 10:05:16 PM
Eddystone M1917.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns005/IMG_2748_zpsedf5e2db.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns005/IMG_2750_zpsaf234270.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns005/IMG_2756_zpsfab72325.jpg)

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Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 12, 2017, 10:06:36 PM
My second BAR M-1918A1, it was built by IBM.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5734_zpshkvi7phf.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5737_zpsetzncbia.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5744_zpsl5m7g3w5.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5735_zpsqgya9ln2.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5738_zpsm6bcaib8.jpg)

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(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5743_zpsipvg6w6o.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5741_zpscafjzqkp.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1918%20BAR/IMG_5740_zpsjvwrqpqu.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 28, 2017, 12:38:05 AM
M-1928A1 with adjustable Lyman sight.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5724_zpsnfyzc0hl.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5725_zpsdzzko7og.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5726_zpsl94matvt.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5719_zpskqzoqthz.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5720_zpsiwnl3vfq.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5718_zpskl86yeor.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5728_zps9ewxz1eb.jpg)

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(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5730_zpsubpfahw5.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5731_zpsrjngdrss.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/M1928A1%20AS/IMG_5716_zpsdzcmzxfj.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 28, 2017, 12:39:41 AM
All tough it was never used by the US Army, it was kind of "Government Issued", so I could not pass up on it to add to my WWII US Army small arms collection: "US Property" marked No4 MKI* made by Savage Arms in the US of A.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns011/IMG_4916_zpsdb1ba240.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns011/IMG_4921_zpsea6c7e1c.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns011/IMG_4922_zps313048f1.jpg)

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(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/Divers/Guns/Guns011/IMG_4920_zps202ccd2c.jpg)
Title: Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
Post by: Skyline Drive on May 28, 2017, 12:40:54 AM
My first 1911 I got, it's in quite a good condition! It's only flaw is the missing lanyard loop. The barrel has the correct "P" and "H" markings for the WWI production. According to the serial number it was made in 1918. The Inspectors marking are those of Major John M. Gilbert.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/IMG_5920_zpsgmiwv46v.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/IMG_5919_zpslvhkj5v0.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/IMG_5916_zpsjecpwckx.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/IMG_5922_zpsmt0enjcy.jpg)

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(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w310/theholeinthedonut/IMG_5925_zps5n7h2jt2.jpg)