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I recently visited a gun vault in one of the major WWII battle areas of Europe. Here are a few pics for you gun guys.

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"Get to those men in Bastogne" - (then) LTC. Creighton Abrams, battalion commander of the 4th Armored Division spearhead that broke the seige on Dec. 26, 1944.


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"Get to those men in Bastogne" - (then) LTC. Creighton Abrams, battalion commander of the 4th Armored Division spearhead that broke the seige on Dec. 26, 1944.


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"Get to those men in Bastogne" - (then) LTC. Creighton Abrams, battalion commander of the 4th Armored Division spearhead that broke the seige on Dec. 26, 1944.


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"Get to those men in Bastogne" - (then) LTC. Creighton Abrams, battalion commander of the 4th Armored Division spearhead that broke the seige on Dec. 26, 1944.


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"Get to those men in Bastogne" - (then) LTC. Creighton Abrams, battalion commander of the 4th Armored Division spearhead that broke the seige on Dec. 26, 1944.


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"Get to those men in Bastogne" - (then) LTC. Creighton Abrams, battalion commander of the 4th Armored Division spearhead that broke the seige on Dec. 26, 1944.


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That is a nice arsonal, are those STG 44's in the top pic? Just think if the Kraut's had those in mass quantity later in the war?

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Maybe they are just keeping them handy for the next one!


Gil Burket
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of the Vietnam War

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verrrrry nice! :thumbsup: Where was this? Somewhere in Belgium? They've even got a lot of nice looking FN49s. (amongst other goodies)

Terry


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Looks like the collection at the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg.

 

My buddy sent me some pics when he visited. They also have racks of MG52s, M1917 watercooled MGs, 1919s, FALs, grease guns etc.

 

Looks like a cool place.

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Looks like the collection at the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, Luxembourg.

 

My buddy sent me some pics when he visited. They also have racks of MG52s, M1917 watercooled MGs, 1919s, FALs, grease guns etc.

 

Looks like a cool place.

 

 

hey what type of rifle are those in the 3rd Pic?? at first glace they looked like Garands but they look like they have a round charging handle.

 

Mike

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hey what type of rifle are those in the 3rd Pic?? at first glace they looked like Garands but they look like they have a round charging handle.

 

Mike

Those are FN-49s. Manufactured in Belgium. Luxembourg had something like 5000 of them (could be wrong on that). Chambered for .30-06 and a very nice shooting rifle.


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A description of "gun vault in one of the major battle areas in Europe" doesn't help put this collection into persepctive for us readers. Is this a museum or some rich guys collection??? :think:

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I like this private collection in the states, this is just 1 closet of a large basement......

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Jason G.
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I like this private collection in the states, this is just 1 closet of a large basement......

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Jason G.
Atlanta, Ga

Always looking for WW1-Vietnam era weapons, vehicles, uniforms and anything related to demolitions or Chemical Warfare Service.

1956 M56 Scorpion

1965 M114A1E1

1968 M274A5

1969 XM706E1

1983 M106A2

 

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