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  1. I am not 100% sure this is the right place to post this, but here goes. I was reading on the USMC Weaponry site about the 1898 Krags issued and used by the Marines. I have also purchased and read "Equiping the Corps" by Alex Tulkoff. Between those two sources it seems to me that there were about 1,000 model 1898 Krags issued to the Marines and then they were sent to Nicaragua and Haiti. According to the USMC Weaponry site, there are only two documented and known USMC issued 1898 Krags found. (#231425, and #257294) Is that correct, or is it outdated information? Kind of makes those a Holy Grail
  2. I have purchased the book and am very pleased with it. I am trying to put together a uniform for shooting in our club. I have most of it but have not had any luck finding a correctly styled reproduction hat for the 1898-1900 time period. I am also a collector of Smith & Wesson 1899's. I know the US Navy purchased 1,000 of them and I have three of those pistols. My favorite one to shoot is S&W serial #5170 which caries US Navy #34.I have been searching for records to collaborate the S&W serial #'s with the US Navy #'s without any luck so far. Anyway, I saw that you had the Colts lis
  3. I'm so happy to be a part of this Forum. I am looking for information about the USMC that I have not been able to find anywhere else. My Father retired as a Marine, and I'm showing a picture of him as an extra with John Wayne during the shooting of "Flying Leathernecks". That might get things going!
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