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  1. That's a beauty. Not often are they found in that condition.
  2. That's an incredibly nice example. Congrats!
  3. Is there any printing on the top of the boxes? They appear to have had labels applied over a bright red label. That was done in the late 30s after the rounds were "roll tested" for an incorrect powder charge, then a notation was printed on the top of the box. The notation and double labels add to their collectability and value.
  4. First I've heard about the red band. Thanks for the clarification. I've never seen a rifle marked that way until now.
  5. Very unique pistol in great shape. Also glad to see another 1941 Club card holder.
  6. Was the red band on the stock a surplus marking, or lend-lease marking? Never seen that before. Nice weapon.
  7. Great looking weapon. Took me a while to find my SC.
  8. Beautiful holster. Nice to see the straps intact as well.
  9. Nice example. They certainly are not as plentiful as they once were. My dad kept one filled with hand tools behind the spare in our VW bug when I was a kid.
  10. There is also a whole chapter devoted to the .60 caliber round in Volume 2 of "The History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition". An interesting read.
  11. Thanks. Of course, what was equally hard to find was the Navy-marked shoulder holster and Navy-marked ammo pouch to go with it.
  12. Carbine ammo was never packed in bandoleers during WWII, only cartons. Carbine ammunition production was terminated in 1945 as the plants were closed, although Frankford did continue limited production and developmental work. Production then resumed again in 1950 for Korea, and that's when bandoleers with carbine rounds were introduced.
  13. There were 65,000 of the Navy-marked Victory revolvers made, still more than the military contract Commando. But of all the Victory wartime revolvers, they are by far the most desirable. I looked for quite a while before I found mine.
  14. As an addendum to an earlier question, carbine ammo was only issued in 50 round cartons during WWII. Carbine rounds packed in bandoleers on stripper clips didn't come into widespread use until Korea.
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