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    3/116 country, Shenandoah Valley, Va.
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    116th Infantry, WW1 to present...all Virginia related National Guard items

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  1. Sorry Scott, I haven’t taken any to demonstrate...but if it helps I think a reference pic of a Winchester barrel date may be in Canfield’s shotgun book.
  2. No worries about the OP’s Riot Gun, it’s a good honest one. I checked the serial number on mine again, it was made about 10,000 before the OP’s Model 12 and both are identical in all details. On both Shotguns you will find a date on the underside of the barrel but to see it some partial disassembly is required.....pretty sure it can be seen if the gun is taken down and the magazine tube removed. Here are some pics of mine, it has a date of ‘42’ on the underside of the barrel, and my guess is we will find the same on mvm’s museum donation. Most of these were made prior to Model 12s goi
  3. Nice...! A little later than mine (971xxx...? I’ll have to get it out to look)......I believe most of the Riot Guns were produced before they started Trench Gun production.
  4. Here is a spoon in my collection showing what was used in the thick of WW1, an example from a WW1 soldier— Corporal John Hershman of Company F, 116th US Infantry, 29th Division AEF. His service number is stamped into the handle of the spoon. What is really interesting about this is that while the spoon is identified to Hershman, it came home from France in the belongings of another soldier from Co. F (!), a Private who was probably in the same squad of platoon as Hershman.
  5. Al: Many thanks for that info, I was unaware of how to date them by the tax label but now I do..! Very cool.😃
  6. New one for me to post here.... It’s not every day that you get a pack of WW2 Cigarettes that you know who bought them when they were new, but I have one here to share.....this pack of green Lucky Strikes came from a PTO vet that I know, still around and just turned 101 years old recently..never opened the pack to smoke these...he is in a care facility now but used to attend the local church my wife and I and our in-laws attended.....they recently had an auction of items from the home and I saw these and had to pick them up.
  7. This is what I refer to, yes. It’s my understanding that the markings were no longer applied by the time my own Carbine was made.....
  8. These markings would be found on an original Inland earlier than mine, and I wanna say there was a thread on here some time ago that spoke of them, and with pics too......maybe someone reading will recall it as well......
  9. The glyphs on the stocks (not the barrel) that have them would be located on the left side of the stock, just forward of the receiver, where the edge of the stock and edge of the handguard meet....pretty sure the only way to see the stamping s is to remove the handguard to see the top edges of the stock.....They are stamped symbols that are similar to what Remington put on the bottom of 03-A3 stocks.
  10. Just taken- fresh higher-res pics. Pretty sure mine is in the range of many observed M1-A1 Paratrooper versions, but obviously it’s not one of those, lol......My example was made after they stopped stamping the ‘glyphs’ on top of the stock, just forward of the receiver and hidden by the handguard.
  11. Here’s a couple of old shots of my Inland, barrel dated 4-43. I will try to take a fresh one of the whole rifle as an overview soon, but this is has been my keeper carbine for many years.
  12. I had a real nice one back in the day......another friend of mine had one of these unissued and “in the bag”, first time I ever saw how a M1916 holster was packaged.
  13. Some units were still getting brand-new Hawleys after WW2 (National Guard), proving that there were still stockpiles of them......I have original pics of fresh Hawley liners Being worn in the summer of 1948– a mixture of painted and decaled emblems on them—— taken when the 29th Division was heading to summer camp at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA......these Guardsmen were with the 175th Infantry Regiment (Maryland NG).
  14. That’s a beauty....very nice indeed..! 👍🏼
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