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everforward

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  1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I am of the understanding that Infantry rifle companies in WW1 did not have Guidons, but Artillery Regiments did.....the larger size Infantry Guidons are pre-WW2, but not exactly sure when the size reduction took place.
  2. Here is another, this example came from the family of a soldier who served in L/116th, shown in comparison with a 29th SSI. This one has a more of a ‘wooly’ appearance to me with the red foundation having a bit more knap to the material. I think in the end I’d want to know as much as possible about where the tab in the OP came from, it would make me feel better to have a trail of custody back as far as possible.
  3. Here is one photo that I have of an example that still is in the possession of the veteran’s family, a soldier who served in E/175th and had training in the Ranger Battalion; sorry for the pic not being the best but it’s all I have of this example......
  4. My .02: While it looks very nice, almost pristine— my feeling is that it is a well-made repro. If it is real, it is one of the best-preserved examples I’ve ever seen, maybe the best overall. It would have to have been hermetically sealed for almost 80 years to retain that condition. I have photos of some very-good to near-mint examples with ironclad provenance of who earned them (one is still in the family’s possession) and I see differences in those from the example posted in the thread. Others may have different opinions than mine, so we’ll see. As many have said before.....’you
  5. While I don’t have a picture of one, I have owned them...I have seen and owned them for the years 1942-1945. I think if you Google “Boyt 43 holster” you will see images.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Al: Many thanks for that info, I was unaware of how to date them by the tax label but now I do..! Very cool.😃
  11. 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.
  12. 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.....
  13. 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......
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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).
  19. That’s a beauty....very nice indeed..! 👍🏼
  20. I’m pretty sure that the Air Corps used long-barreled shotguns for training leading and trailIng fire in Anti-Aircraft training.....I will have to review Canfields book but I believe he mentions them, some of them being made under contract IIRC........
  21. Seems that all of his time as an officer was prior to WW1....maybe this was all under a college ROTC system or something similar.
  22. As others have said, obtain a letter from Colt about its origins, sometimes people get a surprise with the details. IMO it’s not a foreign contract pistol, but may be a private purchase to a US officer...Some carried their own sidearms and not issue pieces. The spelling “CALIBRE 45” is normal for the domestic civilian Government Model Colt .45s.
  23. IMHO, no....it’s a repro. Looks a little too recent for my liking, and I agree with the detail points you mention.
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