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  1. No. ^^^ Peters Cartridge Company produced the AutoRim case after the war, when surplus revolvers were sold via the NRA. Peters Cartridge found a niche for a newly produced cartridge.
  2. This may be the reason for familiarization with the carbine. Following an attack during the Korean War, General Curtis LeMay went to Kimpo Air Base to take stock of the situation. Learning that fallen U.S. Airmen had perished with M2 Carbines in their hands after their apparent futile attempts to load them with .45 cal. service pistol magazines, the general vowed “never again.” After becoming Chief of Staff of the Air Force, he was able to make good on that promise. The general reached out to Col. Kelly to organize the first Air Force Marksmanship School at Lackland Air Force Base, San Ant
  3. The last M1 Garand was manufactured at Springfield Armory in late 1950's., approx 1955.
  4. Were leather slings the issued sling for them?
  5. I wore my President's Hundred tab, the distinguished pistol shot badge and distinguished rifleman badge on my uniform, with my CW3 bars.I will always believe officers don't wear shooting badges to help take the shame off those that qualify marskman. More officers qualify marksman than expert, I know, from attending many qualification courses in my career.
  6. RA is definitely Remington Arms, the manufacturer.
  7. Are the pockets on that belt for half moon clips?
  8. If there is ammo inside, the letters on the rim should be WCC. Two digits on the opposite side of the rim, below the primer will indicate the year manufactured. If WCC is missing on the rim, then that ammunition is not correct for that ammo box.
  9. Your S&W victory barrel looks longer than 4 inches. Is it a 38 s&w? Or is it British? Most US issue victory models were 4 inch barrels.
  10. Avaitors were issued the revolver due to the fact a round was not allowed in the chamber by regulation in the 1911 if not being employed. The avaitor would employ his firearm only in an emergency, which would be after he was out of his airplane/helicopter and possibly injured. Thus, with a possible injury, the revolver could be used with one hand by simply pulling the trigger. A 1911 would require two hands to load.
  11. On several shooting forums, they are being posted for ~ $25.00 each and not being bought. Over several million were made for the military, so they are not scares.
  12. CMP ammo is about .55 cents per round when you include shipping. Multiply that by the number of rounds as a base price for the ammo alone. CMP ammo is currently Greek manufactured, USGI ammo is priced higher probably because it's getting harder to aquire.
  13. I have two cans like the one jeed posted. I emptied their contents by cutting off their bottoms. They look good for a display on a shelf. I don't know if it's cost effective, but if someone wants one for the cost of shipping, let me know.
  14. The WWII sling buckles were flat on the back side. Slings after WWII have a round area on the back of the buckle opposite the retaining pin of the closure. If there is any marking on the sling such as MRT 9-53, that would indicate the month and year it was treated with Mildew Resistant Treatment, which would probably also be the same time it was manufactured.
  15. In my experience, if the 1918 has the eagles on the snaps, it would sell for more if both are equal condition.
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