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#1 VALERY

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 05:51 AM

Bonjour,
Very busy these few weeks, I could not show you one of my last finds.
A friend of mine call me because he brought from a family close to him many items from a deceased officer. This gentleman served during all the WWII in a colonial artillery regiment and after the war developped the french army aviation during the Indochina and Algeria wars. He retired as colonel during the late 70's or early 80's.
In all the duffel bags, plastic bags and footlocker etc... I discovered this vinyl case:

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I opened it

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and discovered this:

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I've been very surprised to discover this M6 survival rifle in the estate of a former army aviation pilot. I think he traded it during his trips to USA when he've been invited to work with the US Army as an advisor at the end of the Algeria war on the aeromobility concept.
I'm really happy to have found the protective paper stamped november 1951 and packed in 1952.
Cheers
Valery

#2 dustin

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 06:22 AM

now that is cool!!

#3 screaming-eagle

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 07:21 AM

wow what a find, i have never seen one of those before but that is very interesting

#4 Bob Hudson

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 07:43 AM

This is the original folding model with no trigger guard made by Ithaca. I saw one of these online priced at $3195! Someone else had one for $2,500.

#5 General Apathy

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:00 AM

Cher Valery, the rifle is not my period of interest, but I can still see the beauty of this unique find,
excellent one in a million, well done mon ami, abientot. ( Lewis )


#6 QED4

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 12:30 PM

Is that thing legal in France? They are not in the States with out a speical license.

#7 Jpage

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 02:55 PM

with issue ammunition apparently ! what does the Kraft paper wrapping say ?




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