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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 11:17:08 PM »
BAR 1918 A2 made by New England Small Arms Corporation.







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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 11:17:41 PM »
The UD M-42 in 9mm.








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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2017, 11:18:54 PM »
M2 HB.










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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #18 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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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #19 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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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2017, 01:54:37 PM »
That BAR is my favourite !  8)
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #21 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! 
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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #22 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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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #23 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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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #24 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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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #25 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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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2017, 12:45:09 PM »
And still they keep on coming....the bottomless pit of WW2 US firearms. Absolutely staggering!
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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2017, 04:41:42 AM »
What an absolutely tremendous collection!  Thanks for sharing such detailed photos as well!
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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2017, 09:03:56 AM »
Thanks a lot for the kind words!

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Re: My US Army WWII Small Arms collection.
« Reply #29 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?








 

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