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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #90 on: July 26, 2016, 11:45:30 PM »
Do you have a stash of ammo to support your collection?

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #91 on: July 27, 2016, 04:04:46 AM »
Do you have a stash of ammo to support your collection?

I have a stash of .223, .308, 7.62X39 , 9mm, .45ACP and 5.45X39. But as I never shoot the old "gals" I don't need tons of ammo for them.

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #92 on: July 27, 2016, 09:18:56 AM »
Do you have a stash of ammo to support your collection?

I have a stash of .223, .308, 7.62X39 , 9mm, .45ACP and 5.45X39. But as I never shoot the old "gals" I don't need tons of ammo for them.

Good man.  They aren't old, they are well made and seasoned.

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #93 on: July 27, 2016, 10:30:10 PM »
They are "kind of old" ;-)
I am not allowed to shoot the full-auto guns anyhow! When i comes to the semi-autos and repeating firearms, I have a "shooter" M1 Garand, a "shooter" , a "shooter" M1Carbine and a"shooter" 1911A1. That's good enough for me.

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #94 on: July 28, 2016, 10:14:19 PM »
Pistol, Pyrotechnic-M2






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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #95 on: July 30, 2016, 02:52:44 AM »
A Harrington and Richardson Mark 5, flare gun.










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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #96 on: July 30, 2016, 02:55:25 AM »
This Springfield M1, together with an Underwood M1 carbine, had been hidden behind an old guys' Sunday clothes in a wardrobe for seventy years, when he died last autumn I got both of them from his nephew.








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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #97 on: July 30, 2016, 05:22:39 AM »
When will you opening your museum?  ;)
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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2016, 01:18:56 AM »
When will you opening your museum?  ;)

Wish I had enough place to open a small museum!
If you are ever in my neck of the woods, give me a holler. Then I will take you with me into the armory of one of the local museums! You won't be talking about my collection afterwards!

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #99 on: July 31, 2016, 01:22:07 AM »
Another 1911, made in 1918 by Colt. The old geezer who gave it to me was proud as hell that he had been looking after the gun real good for all these years! He polished it with steel wool at least twice a year!!! :o

Anyhow, I guess I am being ungrateful....one should not look gift horses into the mouth and all...p-)

Here we go, what's nice about it is the Springfield Armory "Eagle's Head" inspection stamp.










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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #100 on: July 31, 2016, 01:23:25 AM »
An M-1917 S&W Revolver, it is ib a very good condition and was made in 1918, all the numbers and pieces are matching and it still has the original blueing.














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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #101 on: July 31, 2016, 01:24:09 AM »
That's all folks! As soon as there is a new arrival I will post pics!
Thanks for looking!

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2016, 06:19:58 AM »
That's all?! Awww...just when I was beginning to enjoy it!  Seriously though...you have a fantastic collection. Congratulations and thank you for taking the time to share it with us. Your photographic skills are excellent!   ;)
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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2016, 06:52:13 AM »
Thank you so much for sharing your collection.  I'm amazed at what you have found in the homes of people!  Here in the states its very hard and expensive to find a M1 that wasn't rebuilt.  Do you have a edged collection?

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Re: My WWII US small arms collection.
« Reply #104 on: August 01, 2016, 09:39:23 AM »
Thank you so much for sharing your collection.  I'm amazed at what you have found in the homes of people!  Here in the states its very hard and expensive to find a M1 that wasn't rebuilt.  Do you have a edged collection?

Thanks a lot for the kind words!

I live on the southern edge of the Bulge Battlefield, you can't imagine what is still turning up! I have a few knives and bayonets! I will start a thread asap!

 

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