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Now.......

 

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WC63....57mm Anti-Tank

Have owned....M5A1 Stuart

Have Restored....M20

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Thats a super restoration.Well Done

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
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Wow, she's a beaut!

 

-Ski

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Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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Hello,

 

very nice restoration indeed.

 

Do you plan to complete the breech mechanism ?

 

E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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This is incredible. All my life I've enjoyed working on model kits, I can't begin to image the thrill of doing the 1:1 scale of an actual restoration. It's beautiful!

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Nice piece! Only thing it needs now is a WC62 or 63 to pull it around! Thanks for posting!

 

Like this one?

 

 

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WC63....57mm Anti-Tank

Have owned....M5A1 Stuart

Have Restored....M20

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Looks great! We restored one here last year. It's on exhibit in the museum now with four Airborne AAA guys around it.

In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

Looking for ETO/MTO P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

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US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum here at lovely Fort Sill, OK. Airborne AAA units used 6pdrs and to a lesser extent M1 57mms. Ours is depicting A Battery of the 80th AAA at Trois Ponts, Belgium on the afternoon of 21 December 1944. Two posthumous Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded for actions that day.

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In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

Looking for ETO/MTO P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

Curator of Arms & Armor at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

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US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum here at lovely Fort Sill, OK. Airborne AAA units used 6pdrs and to a lesser extent M1 57mms. Ours is depicting A Battery of the 80th AAA at Trois Ponts, Belgium on the afternoon of 21 December 1944. Two posthumous Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded for actions that day.

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Jon

 

Thanks, I go to Tulsa every year. I may take a day and go by......

WC63....57mm Anti-Tank

Have owned....M5A1 Stuart

Have Restored....M20

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Does she go boom?

 

No, I have 3 a 37mm, a 57mm (shown) and a 3"(76mm). The 37mm, and the 57mm are being restored now. I have repo breeches being made for all 3. I am not interested in any dealings with the ATF.

WC63....57mm Anti-Tank

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Have Restored....M20

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Neat, very interesting photo. They used the WC63 and WC62 for a ton of different stuff.

WC63....57mm Anti-Tank

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Have Restored....M20

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Very nice piece! Is that a 76mm M5 in the background? There are several of those sitting in front of VFWs around here. We towed one behind a Deuce in the 4th of July parade one year. What a pain that was, tires had flat spots, everything needed greased to move, but at least people did not tailgate us.

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Yeah, I'm watching that pic on ebay. Hoping to include it in the P-47 book I'm working on

In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

Looking for ETO/MTO P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

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A very handsome piece and it will be an eye-grabber behind your WC63. Perhaps I missed them, but have you posted any "before" pics of your 57MM gun here? Those would be interesting.

 

I thought you might enjoy seeing a contemporary pic of an AT gun being pulled by a 28th Division WC63 in Paris. A pretty atmospheric image.

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

 

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I will be glad to....

 

Here is when I 1st saw it.......

 

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more to come......

 

 

 

 

WC63....57mm Anti-Tank

Have owned....M5A1 Stuart

Have Restored....M20

President West TN Military Vehicle Collectors...MVPA Member

 

Club Website....www.wtmvc.shutterfly.com

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