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Femaru M37 GI Bringback!

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I found this beauty on Legacy Collectables website. It all matching including the magazine. They rate the finish at 92-93% and the bore 9/10. It has an interesting bring back tag. This is only my second tagged one and its different that my other. The GI put his initials on the holster. I don't have any additional info at this time as its hard to read the vets name and its missing a number or two on his serial number. A nice Femaru has been on my want list for some time and the matching mag was a plus. They sure take some nice clear pictures so you know exactly what your buying!

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Wow thats nice!....mike


Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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You must be keeping Legacy Collectibles in business:)

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That is beautiful weapon and the attached tag is a bonus for sure, always wanted on of these in the collection but so far none found...


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I only wish I had the money to buy some! Let us know when your museum opens:).

Ron

 

LOL Ron!!! Good one and true.......

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Thinking about doing a book on them as I am an author. Just like Edward Tinkers series on veteran bringbacks.

 

I've been kicking around some titles and I like these two a friend came up with "USGI Enemy Bring-Back Pistols of WWII"

or "Souvenir Enemy Weapons Pistols of WWII"

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Thanks Ron I started on the book last week.

 

I also received the pistol today and its really nice. I can see why the vet scratched his name on the outside and wrote his name ans serial number as well! I having trouble researching the vet as there are 19 William C. Hicks listed in the National Archives and none from what I believe is his hometown. I'm seeing 3714205_ The last could be an A but that is not working for the search neither does adding 0-9. Any thoughts would be appreciated? Thanks.

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Great M37.

 

THey are a very quality made pistol.


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Thanks guys! I took the holster outside in the light and the last number is 0. Still don't know why he is not showing up in the Archives records?

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Because history has so many variables and is not an exact science you are forced into doing more research to set the record straight.


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Thinking about doing a book on them as I am an author. Just like Edward Tinkers series on veteran bringbacks.

 

I've been kicking around some titles and I like these two a friend came up with "USGI Enemy Bring-Back Pistols of WWII"

or "Souvenir Enemy Weapons Pistols of WWII"

 

How about "War Trophies: GI Captured Pistols of World War II"


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Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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There has been more than one occasion where a guy I was researching didn't turn up in an online search. In two cases, I had a hunch and a laundry mark and set Geoff at Golden Arrow to work and he was able to not only find the records, but confirm my ID.


Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


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