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KABAR2

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    Military history, collecting guns, militaria, ordnance items,cannon etc.
  1. Looks too big for a mountain howitzer...... hard to tell size but it is either an M1840 Siege Howitzer or a 24 pnd Flank Howitzer..... From the length I am leaning to Siege Howitzer here's a link... scroll down to siege Howitzers top is the Flank howitzer and 4th one down is the siege Howitzer.... htpp://Robensonsbattery.org/719215.html could not post the link so you will have to copy and paste
  2. I used to buy these at Bannerman's out on Long Island in the 1960's the wood blocks looked just like that.... Very nice pistol rig I had one of the latter Mills web one with the pockets and navy eagle snaps....either are hard to find.... The snaps are period correct... no worries this is all origianl.
  3. Someone in the neigbor hood will complain worried that a child might fall in and get hurt..... of course as a child I had the back yard dug up into a trench anyway..... in 1967 Bannerman's in Blue Point Long Island had a WWII bazooka hanging on the front of one of the display cases it was 35.00 I saved my allowance but my mom wouldn't let me buy it! (I was 7 at the time) I would have been the only kid on the block with anti-tank cabability! of course at age 8 I would have been in violation of the 1968 gun control act.... So I guess mom was right (this time) in not letting me buy it....
  4. Interesting web site, Bannerman also made these up using cast iron breaches and lock plates for the 1842 springfield.... I have both pattern breaches in my parts I used to buy quite a few parts from the last hord of Bannerman parts on Long Island and would get one of these mixed in with other stuff.... it looks like yours either suffered breakage at the lock or the entire front half has been replaced at some point....
  5. Note the op rod is in the forward position.... NO bolt in the gun.........
  6. That would explain why the washer has ridges like the threaded bushing in 1905 grips.... how about a photo of the other grip? looks more like a screw than a rivet....
  7. Yes and they did a quick inspection of our cartridge boxes but nobody thought to check our haversacks.... none of us were that close to the stand where the dignataries were and there were bullet proof glass or lexan between the podium and the crowd.... On one of the days there was a french dignatriy that was to come into one of the camps I and another fellow were tapped for honor guard ... no precautions or checks were done on that occiassion..... from what I have read and heard all branches of service had to do the same not just the marines and a civil war re-enactment group had to remove
  8. O.k..... I see that it has gone through a British Proof house... but what is it you are calling export mark? If this had been in British service there should be a broad arrow or two I would think.... I am not trying to start a pissing match I am not saying it isn't what is said .....just trying to get more info..... It is a very fine rifle by the way,,,,
  9. "I have never or now feel that my rights as a gun collector have been violated." Oh where to begin on that statement........ ALL I'll say is that is why I moved out of N.Y. in 2000 I don't just collect I shoot including modern arms I am trying not to make this political so I will stop while I am ahead.....
  10. Except now "they " know you have it.......
  11. Hmmmm...... what happens when the elecrictal impulse gets screwed up and ends up going to the last bullet instead of the first? you have a Major bore obstruction......for over 200 years people have been stacking charges ontop of each other.... soon or a later bad things happen when you do this.......
  12. 6 days have past since I posted.... nortonfirearms has not bothered comeing back since he posted on the 2nd...... I would say this is not an important topic in his mind nor is public relations.....
  13. The early bazooka rounds were round nose so the "Rifle grenade" would also be round nose the pointed nose came out later as a bazooka round...... also by that time yellow paint had been dropped....
  14. Nice addition to the collection.... I still kick myself .... back in 1988 I missed one of these for 25.00! even back then that was a steal.....
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