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  1. Surplus store in 70s had a box of hand guards for 2 bucks a set I think. Nobody has parts back then so even a well worn set was worth having. You can see mold numbers through the larger hole but there may be more inside. It's hard to get a pic. After discussion I was tempted to take them apart but still might need them. At least this is non destructive so anyone interested can take a look at what they have. Right side has RB Left has 32 L
  2. This 1962 grease still works. I've used it since late 60s. I also use the little plastic ones with yellow lids
  3. Here is a reference. 7.62 tracer is red tipped for overhead fire instead of orange. (Standard dark ignition.) In 30-06 red is bright ignition, orange dark ignition.
  4. It looks like an m2 with m1921 barrel and jacket.
  5. Sure I posted some pics on another forum for a person. I'm not sure if it's ok to put links here but you can Google, m82, Southern Steel Stampings or if there is interest and patience I can put pics here. We may need another thread. I don't want to hijack this one.
  6. I should have been more specific. It's complete AN M82 90 lb frag bomb with single hook and m103 fuze. They were use individually, in clusters and with parachutes. This one was a factory sample and was never loaded. Prob belongs in different thread but "B" trigger made me think of it.
  7. Thought some of you might like to see this. In 1970s one of these sights lit up.
  8. You are welcome and thanks for compliment. Mounted and labled they are more likely to be saved for future generations than in a box. I mounted the 1173-1 on rectangular base and rotated a few degrees so that when the base is parallel to the desk top, the numbers more easily visible when it is on the right side of my desk. I had a piece of round so I made round base. You can rotate it anyway and it does not look crooked no matter which way you rotate it. Not that it really matters If you have any ideas for how to display the 1173-2 with a inert factory sample m82 frag please le
  9. Simple pedestal it is. I have had the material for years. Thanks for incentive to put it together.
  10. This might be of interest to you guys. My 1173-1s have the newer switches in them with contact for bomb switch. Maybe they were replaced because of wear or maybe they were going to convert 1s into 2s but just scrapped them out.
  11. I bought a large lot of radio tubes in early 70s.I'm not an aircraft item collector but got a lot of neat stuff in those boxes with the tubes. Radios, RDF antenna and controls, gunsights, grip sticks and aircraft instruments. Lots of neat stuff. Many tubes are still in boxes military marked and dated 1938-1945. I tried to put pic of tubes on but it will be too small to read numbers.
  12. Thanks for all the info. I had no idea they were that rare. I had started mounting one on a pedistal like the one above but just had not taken the time. I drilled the chrome rod to fit and had a piece of steel. Now I wonder if walnut would look nicer and I could put a sound box in it to simulate MG fire when you push switch.? Any ideas appreciated even if my skill set limits me quite a bit. I had another one on a demonstraton light gas gun that I took off so it did not get broken. I can use another switch
  13. Thanks for this interesting thread. I wondered about these. The curve gives a neat optical illusion that they are different sizes. I wonder if this was a pilots initials on the 1173-2.
  14. Btw nice collection of ord. Those 30mm are particularly interesting.
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