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Japanese Type 26 revolver with nice surprise

Started by blackhawkdown , Nov 05 2017 01:11 PM

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#1 blackhawkdown

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

I recently purchased this Type 26 revolver with this odd homemade looking shoulder holster along with a Japanese bayonet. I had it for a few weeks and noticed a wad of paper in the bottom. I thought, wouldnt it be cool if that is its capture papers? Low and behold, its exactly what it was, even two copies.
The family said he got it on Peleliu. He is a view of his dog tag.
William John Lundry, coxswain. I cant find much on him on ancestry.com except birth and death date.
Born 18 May 1925.
What can anyone tell by the capture papers? Any comment on the holster? Looks like part of a .45 holster.
Dan h

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#2 blackhawkdown

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:12 PM

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#3 Timberwolf

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

Now that's an awesome surprise!



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:36 PM

Good for you!!


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#5 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:44 PM

He was in a CBMU ( Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit). Basically he was a Seabee. CBMU 571

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

Love stories like this. I only have one pistol with the bring back papers that came home with it. Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

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#7 blackhawkdown

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:49 PM

Yes, they said he was a Seabee. They related a few stories but the details were probably lost to time.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:09 PM

Very nice and what a bonus to find the papers.



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

Here is a digital copy of the CBMU 571 unit history

http://digicom.bpl.l...text=ww_reg_his

#10 katieony

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 04:23 AM

An interesting bring-back with great provenance!



#11 M24 Chaffee

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:21 AM

Really great bringback!


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#12 blackhawkdown

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:18 PM

Kastauffer, thanks for the digital copy of CBMU 571, I found my man in it and his picture! Here he is with his hut mates, their hut nicknamed the Horizontal Hotel. Front row second from left.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:18 PM

Very cool pistol with provenance. He probably rigged the shoulder holster himself.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:05 PM

Great item!!


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:01 AM

What a great score! Congrats!




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