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Things you find....
« on: October 05, 2014, 12:07:50 PM »
Was home in Massachusetts last week & unfortunately not to see the leaves change or for other good reasons.  As some know , my mother passed away on 14 September & part of the time home was the rather arduous process of clearing out the apt she lived in since my Junior year of high school.  Our family tried to make the best of it while rediscovering things from my childhood & my 1st few years in the Army.  I've come across quite a few things that I cant figure out why I held on to, but glad I did.  Will post pics of these gems under the guise of "Do You know what this is?" and have some fun with it -

Here's the first "What is it?:

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 12:21:28 PM »
Is that a sight of a LAW ???  ???

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 01:52:49 PM »
I am going with Range Indicator for a Recoilless Rifle.

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 04:06:48 PM »
Is that a sight of a LAW ???  ???

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You got it brother - its the front sight of the M72A2 LAW - "WELL DONE!"

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 06:06:47 AM »
Next item - this was a "bring back" from when I was in Bosnia from Oct 96 to March 97 - any ideas?
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 06:43:37 AM »
Some kind of flash eliminator ???
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 10:41:45 AM »
So sorry for Your loss mate .
I'll take a guess is it an MG42 Flash  eliminator ?

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 08:24:31 PM »
You both are correct!  It's the flash hider from a German WWII-era MG-42 that was seized from a storage depot near Celic, Bosnia in October 1996; we, as IFOR, destroyed most of the guns (since the Serbs weren't playing nice), but I managed to sneak the flash suppressor off of a MG-42 before they threw them in the scrap heap.
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 08:25:23 PM »
So sorry for Your loss mate .
I'll take a guess is it an MG42 Flash  eliminator ?

And "thanks" brother
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2014, 05:46:31 AM »
Chris,

Nice bring back item..

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2014, 05:49:14 AM »
Chris,

Nice bring back item..

Smitty
Thanks brother
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2014, 08:52:48 AM »
You both are correct!  It's the flash hider from a German WWII-era MG-42 that was seized from a storage depot near Celic, Bosnia in October 1996; we, as IFOR, destroyed most of the guns (since the Serbs weren't playing nice), but I managed to sneak the flash suppressor off of a MG-42 before they threw them in the scrap heap.
It just goes to show the sort of diverse kit they were using .
 
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2014, 05:09:05 PM »
You both are correct!  It's the flash hider from a German WWII-era MG-42 that was seized from a storage depot near Celic, Bosnia in October 1996; we, as IFOR, destroyed most of the guns (since the Serbs weren't playing nice), but I managed to sneak the flash suppressor off of a MG-42 before they threw them in the scrap heap.
It just goes to show the sort of diverse kit they were using .
 

It was unbelievable; the Serbs had exact copies of the MG-42 (but in 7.62mm) called the M-50 - dozens of them & in good, working order.  Plus, our Battalion Sergeant Major "secured" a working MG-34 from the same storage site, complete with german markings, etc. - last I knew he hand carried it back to Germany ( I was in 1-18th INF of the 1st INF DIV in Schweinfurt) and gave it to the 1st INF DIV Museum in Wurzburg
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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2014, 10:51:34 PM »
Sorry to hear about your mom.

I lost mine when I was 26.

And thank you for your service.

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Re: Things you find....
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2014, 01:02:57 AM »
Sorry to hear about your mom.

I lost mine when I was 26.

And thank you for your service.
Thanks brother
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