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Vietnam captured sks


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I was helping a friend of mine out at a gun show this past weekend when a younger guy came in to sell some guns his grandfather owned but didn't want anymore. Most were older shotguns and a couple of older hunting rifles but this sks stood out to me. I asked about it and the guy said that his grandfather brought it back from Vietnam, though any history as to where and when it wad captured was a mystery as apparently the grandfather never talked about the war much. Anyway we talked a bit about it and after a while we came to an agreeable price on it that made both parties happy. I've been wanting one of these for a while to replace the one my dad brought back from Vietnam but then sold in the 90s when I was a kid. The stock carvings were what made it really special to me but I can't figure out if the unit was the 12th Infantry Regiment or the 12th Cavalry. Either way this rifle is a great piece to have in my collection and makes rifle number four in my Vietnam capture display. I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

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Collector and preserver of "old war stuff"; son and grandson of veterans
Father: 1st Marine Division, Echo 2/7 1966-1968
Grandfather: USCG 1941-1946, USAF 1950-1966

 

Always on the hunt for marine corps items from E/2/7 from WW2, Korea, and Vietnam

Also looking for items related to the 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division from D-Day through to the end of 1944 and items related the Battle of Brest

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Just get you an early blade bayonet, and your looking great. (easy find) Nice rifle!


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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