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  1. Extremely rare revolver, nice holster, have any ammo?
  2. Used to be responsible for OSHA compliance. IMHO more workers have been injured since they started in 1969. pm me me for a good joke about them from back then. Agree, common sense is not common any more, however the govt. needs to stay out of business/ mfg.
  3. IIRC, had good ones to put in rocket bag. Cardboard tubes were impossible to find back then. Sold everything to a friend that was in the Army. Thing was heavy and clunky. Another friend has/ had M-1 that he displayed over his fireplace, lol.
  4. Yea, live ones are expensive, guy I know has one along with lots of other ord. Have not looked to see what dewats are going for lately. Guess like everything else, they’ve gone way up?
  5. Holy Cow, $5K or half that!!!!!! is crazy price. Post other pics of it, pretty easy to tell whats been done in the demil. Just be sure a round can not fit in tube. I seriously doubt there are any/ many live functional rounds around. 2.36 rounds are pretty hard to find now.
  6. Can see a patch on one tube. I cut to lenght and cut long ways 2 pieces of EMT that fit inside mine, mig welded in place, bondo on outside, sanded to OD. Torch cut ground clean, aligned tube, mig welded straight, new wire wrapped, coat of paint, good to go. A 2.36 round would not fit completely in tube. Used home made “ bottle rockets” with small black powder charge for re enactments, the Germans hated it, lol.
  7. Good idea, ask for close ups of mfg stamp and nomenclature stamp. Which sight is on it?
  8. IIRC, weight is one factor. Originals are heavy and the stampings on rear tube. Mine was a GE, we laughed as the GE ads at the time was,”GE, we bring good things the light”
  9. IIRC, weight is one factor. Originals are heavy and the stampings on rear tube. Mine was a GE, we laughed as the GE ads at the time was,”GE, we bring good things the light” Here’s a pic from a re enactment in the early 90’s.
  10. Well, quite a few Mdl. 15’s were in “ private hands” over there. “Acquired” one way or another as were Browning Hi-Powers and captured commie weapons. Then there were assorted “frags” and gas/ smokes kept in hootches. You would not want to call an Army MP an AP, had to be there to know, lol.
  11. Real M-9 I traded for with Hayes years ago also had a torch cut through the tube and wire wrap in the “ chamber” area.
  12. A.P’s carried Mdl 15 S&W .38 Spl. revolvers in Vietnam. US Army M.P.’s carried 1911A1’s. A few Mdl. 15’s were “ in private hands” as well as other firearms over there.
  13. Looking good. Been covered up selling house and moving to Florida! Finally. Will try and get up there this spring.
  14. LOL! he’s holding it tight to his jaw, no doubt short burst, not bad recoil at all.
  15. Thanks, could of, should have picked up more when in country but focus was on getting out of there. Went through the Easter offensive , did not look good. Will leave it as don't want to get political.......
  16. Picked this up kinda by accident, went into pawn shop full of assorted antiques, this was on top of a pile of stuff.
  17. Saturday Oct 3 , 2020, Military Museum of North Florida, Green Cove Springs, 9AM-3PM. Museum is just off Route 17 convenient to Jacksonville, Gainesville, and St Augustine . Various 4 wheel drive vehicles on display, military vehicles for sale and display and militaria for sale. Various length K runs also. Everything will be outdoors , come out and enjoy.
  18. Interesting story, our unit had several dogs on Long Binh in 72. believe dogs knew they were “ safe” on bases and would not end up as dinner. Our wrecker had a dog that went everywhere the wrecker went, ole Bosco......
  19. Percussion, not a flint conversion, looks ok. Will look in Bannerman’s catalog, likely an import around turn of century. Can you measure the bore?
  20. Al, looking good, lots of hard work. Going to be late spring ??? before can get up that way.
  21. IMHO, with over 40 years of welding experience, blade has been welded. Voids/ loss of material is clearly seen. Discoloration from heat also seen. An experienced TIG welder might weld a blade with no voids/ material loss. Discoloration from heat is hard hide unless it was blued or parkerized. Still a nice piece .
  22. Nothing changed with the un named group, same as it was 30 years ? ago. Remember the 2 girls that did “ The Andrews Sisters” show? Found them for our events in Va. Beach at Ft. Story. Flea market was real reason to go when going to the field got old, or got to old to go to the field. How many went to Ft Dix Battle of the Bulge events?
  23. From Chicken Licken, went for years. Great flea market and event. Heard somebody blew thumb off with mortar and F.I.G. said no more. Anyone know really what happened?
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