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Belive it or not!!! Its true and sad.....

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1SG David Brackett

DS, OIF x 3, OEF, Egypt, Kosovo, Korea, (Berlin) Germany

20+ US Army 13 of it with the 101st Airborne Division, 3 years with 24th / 3rd ID, 3 years in the Berlin Brigade, and 1 year in 8th Army Korea

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Another one Sauer K98 43 dated

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1SG David Brackett

DS, OIF x 3, OEF, Egypt, Kosovo, Korea, (Berlin) Germany

20+ US Army 13 of it with the 101st Airborne Division, 3 years with 24th / 3rd ID, 3 years in the Berlin Brigade, and 1 year in 8th Army Korea

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FNJ 44 bayonet

 

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David


1SG David Brackett

DS, OIF x 3, OEF, Egypt, Kosovo, Korea, (Berlin) Germany

20+ US Army 13 of it with the 101st Airborne Division, 3 years with 24th / 3rd ID, 3 years in the Berlin Brigade, and 1 year in 8th Army Korea

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Believe it or not!!! Its true and sad.....

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Jeez, WWII milled guard too, and looks to be in fair shape. Any 30-06 to go with it?

 

What's the disposition of the rifle now? We sent lots of M1s all over the world, and Iraq was a big supply point for the Allies

 

Stay safe over there

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A friend brought back a Reminton Rand 1911. He said it needed to come back home


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yeah i've heard of a 1911 too, even the odd luger over there apparently! But that M1, jeez, does make me sad


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Wow... just to get to hold either one would be unbelievable. Great pics! Thanks!


-Sarah

 

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Hey David, I'll send you my mailing address if you feel like shipping that M1 back home :lol:

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A friend of mine brought back a Winchester 73 carbine in 44-40 and a British muzzle loading percussion pistol from Afgahnistan. Both guns were beat, but servicable. He traded for them from some desert camel jocky!

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I'd imagine the Army doesn't let you ship 'souvenirs' home like they used to. Pitty..

 

 

-Matt.


I'm always looking to buy old sets of bagpipes

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My info is that the US armed Services has a "no bring back" policy today. However, I'd be astounded if this was not worked around. We have some rather clever folks in uniform

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David,

 

Put your thinking cap on man. If a WWII GI can smuggle a Jeep home, whats a little old rifle??

 

By the way, are the runners in a Blackhawk hollow?? ;)


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Tell me that if that is you that you are at least bringing the bayo home.

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My info is that the US armed Services has a "no bring back" policy today. However, I'd be astounded if this was not worked around. We have some rather clever folks in uniform

I asked the guy with the 1911 how he got that home and he just smiled. He was a mechanic with a Med unit so it probably came home inside a engine or trasmission


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I would think that some creative requests in writing to those in charge about repatriating an old U.S. veteran might work. ;)


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I asked the guy with the 1911 how he got that home and he just smiled. He was a mechanic with a Med unit so it probably came home inside a engine or trasmission

 

I'd lose the wood on the M1, and the barrel. The rest of the rifle becomes very small indeed- easily fitting into an oil pan or similar. Oh, I imagine it's very possible to do

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By the way, are the runners in a Blackhawk hollow?? ;)

 

Skids are for kids! Hawks have wheels...


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My info is that the US armed Services has a "no bring back" policy today. However, I'd be astounded if this was not worked around. We have some rather clever folks in uniform

 

I don't know what it's like in Iraq, but a guy I work with has a half-dozen black powder Enfield cartridge rifles he bought in Afghanistan and had shipped back. Apparently many people did the same and it was all open and legal...


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Just so everyone is clear this is an exception to policy for only those weapons that are 100 years old legally purchased in Afghanistan. The proof is up to the bearer of these arms to provide to customs. NO firearms of any type are allowed to leave the Iraqi theatre of operations...none....trust me I have tried twice now on both of these last tours of mine to get stuff back legally and got told a big NO even to take back for my unit to display in the unit area.

 

BLUF after being accused of looting Iraq by the Iraqi's the US GOVT will not let any thing leave firearms is just one of the things they will not let go their are other things as well. The few things they will let you take back is old uniforms, helmets, and bayonets though your commander must sign off on it or you have to prove you bought it from one of the locals. NO war trophies are authorized period if you have heard or seen somethig in the states it was sneaked back in illegally.

 

Hope that clarifies everything I don't agree with it but as a Solider I have to abide by it.

 

David


1SG David Brackett

DS, OIF x 3, OEF, Egypt, Kosovo, Korea, (Berlin) Germany

20+ US Army 13 of it with the 101st Airborne Division, 3 years with 24th / 3rd ID, 3 years in the Berlin Brigade, and 1 year in 8th Army Korea

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That Garand looks to be in OK shape. The wood actually looks to be in fairly good shape but most of the parkerizing seems gone, maybe just the lighting though. Milled trigger guard and post-WW2 sights. I wonder what the S/N, barrel date, and internals are.

 

R,

PAul

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Skids are for kids! Hawks have wheels...

 

 

Indeed they do....... I hope my Bro-in-law doesn't see that. pinch.gif


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Just so everyone is clear this is an exception to policy for only those weapons that are 100 years old legally purchased in Afghanistan. The proof is up to the bearer of these arms to provide to customs. NO firearms of any type are allowed to leave the Iraqi theatre of operations...none....trust me I have tried twice now on both of these last tours of mine to get stuff back legally and got told a big NO even to take back for my unit to display in the unit area.

 

BLUF after being accused of looting Iraq by the Iraqi's the US GOVT will not let any thing leave firearms is just one of the things they will not let go their are other things as well. The few things they will let you take back is old uniforms, helmets, and bayonets though your commander must sign off on it or you have to prove you bought it from one of the locals. NO war trophies are authorized period if you have heard or seen somethig in the states it was sneaked back in illegally.

 

Hope that clarifies everything I don't agree with it but as a Solider I have to abide by it.

 

David

 

Well, it is too bad

 

But instead, just make sure you come home in one piece thumbsup.gif

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