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Offline Skyline Drive

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2016, 10:35:35 AM »
M2 HMG, made by the AC Spark & Pug Division of General Motors.


































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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2016, 01:07:32 PM »
I thought this was a small arms collection?

You could start or even finish a war with that lot.

Very nice collection, very envious.

My best mates a Policeman. I'd love to see his reaction if I pulled these out of the cupboard :o

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2016, 01:31:32 PM »
Wow! Just....wow!! 
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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2016, 07:48:04 AM »
The BAR 1918 A2 made by New England Small Arms Corporation.








The UD M-42 in 9mm.






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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2016, 07:49:15 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator






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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2016, 09:12:00 AM »
Outstanding!
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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2016, 09:50:32 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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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2016, 09:52:04 AM »
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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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2016, 09:53:23 AM »
This is a quite nice, all matching original parts, early Rock-Ola Carbine.






































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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2016, 01:15:47 AM »
This was the first "collectors" Garand I got. A pick-up from the "Bulge"- battlefield,  made in July 1941, same date on the barrel, seems to be all original parts, the stacking swivel is missing, ssomethoing you see quite often on battlefield leftovers.






















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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2016, 01:16:46 AM »
S&W Victory in .38 special.








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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2016, 01:17:37 AM »
Another S&W Victory.








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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2016, 01:19:27 AM »
A Standard Products M1 Carbine. I got it from a friends father who was a member of the local Luxembourg Militia and fought with the GIs 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 armourer before the guy got it.



















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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2016, 03:59:44 AM »
Super array of weapons, lovely detailed photographs......very educational thread thanks Skyline Drive.  I have to say I've never noticed the UD-M42 before, fascinating.

Tug  ;)
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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2016, 11:55:58 AM »
Congratulations on assembling such an awesome arsenal / collection!!
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