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by 72 usmc
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: WW2 war trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 279
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Re: WW2 war trophies

I found it: List your Fathers/Grandfathers of WWII Service https://web.archive.org/web/20120520082531/http://surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=22 What numbers were handed out to the Navy guys at the end in the pacific. https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?441-Japanese-War-Trophies Du...
by 72 usmc
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: WW2 war trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 279
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Re: WW2 war trophies

More, and what good is it? For the vets day display at the local school. I can show my USMC blues but not the VC Tok. No firearms or even replica BB gun examples. No live ammo. Bayonets are OK. When setting up the case you almost need a guard, kids love bayonets :doh: An all US case. In honor of the...
by 72 usmc
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: WW2 war trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 279
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Re: WW2 war trophies

damorealan696 brings up a good point. Lots of guys brought back little stuff. We have military collector shows with Waukesha Expo Forum Badger Military Collectible Show Free Appraisals! There will be items from the civil war, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Just about anything under the ...
by 72 usmc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: WW2 war trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 279
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Re: WW2 war trophies

So in WW II the top grade stuff in the ETO would be a luger, P38, K98, and any sniper weapon. Most always grabbed SS stuff. In the PTO it would be a Japanese sword, Nambu, and then an intact mum Arisaka, especially the paratrooper or sniper rifle. In Italy it would be an Italian pistol or most got t...
by 72 usmc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: WW2 war trophies
Replies: 8
Views: 279
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Re: WW2 war trophies

Most bring backs from WW I that I have seen are M95 Mannlicher rifles and the GEW 98s. Also the odd tall German WW I helmets. You see these at gun shows back in the 1970s. With WW II items, most bring backs (rifles) that you see at gun shows are K98s, Arisakas and Carcanos, but it is best if the ha...
by 72 usmc
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New account after about ten years
Replies: 1
Views: 127
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Re: New account after about ten years

Glad to have a pre-extinction member back. 10 years--Who would have thought the $400 CMP :shhh: M1 carbines would be $1000, the $29 Mosin ammo spam cans $160, and the $49-79 Mosins and Turk mausers at around $200-300... Times certainly are a changing... :doh: Most of the old timers do not buy due to...
by 72 usmc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: I need help finding parts for a K.Kale Mauser
Replies: 1
Views: 136
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Re: I need help finding parts for a K.Kale Mauser

Not sure what you have, but a K Kale dated post 1940-1946 is generally a Turk rebuilt of parts. I would think any Gew 98, ATF, or 98/22 parts should fit to make a Franken-monster. It should be a Small Shank barrel, Large Ring receiver, compatible in major parts to Gew98s and Vz98/22s. ATF is a rebui...
by 72 usmc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 2833
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Re: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle

So someone at the company needs to do a review indicating if USGI parts or current reproduction parts fit the Springfield Air Ventura carbine. Does a bayonet actually fit and can slide on & off easily? Does an oiler actually fit the stock and will a sling actually fit the Springfield M 1 carbine? Wi...
by 72 usmc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 2833
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Re: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle

I have not seen an actual reproduction M1 carbine either the airsoft King Arms or the BB Springfield. Here are two screen shot views of the king Arms Paratrooper rear sight from a review video. It appears to have a flat square base set in a square notch and held on by two allen screws. No angular do...
by 72 usmc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 2833
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Re: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle

The USGI sight base on an original carbine's rear sight is different from the cheep Taiwan reproduction sight found on the Springfield M1 reproduction BB carbine. Here are some base views of a flipper and late war adjustable. Both have an angular cut. Source of photos are screen shots, Close up view...
by 72 usmc
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Military Semi-Automatic Rifles General Topics
Topic: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 2833
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Re: Springfield Armory M1 Carbine, Blowback CO2 .177cal BB Rifle

Too many ask if you can easily switch out the rear adjustable sight. It is not an easy proposition due to the notch being incorrect on the Springfield air ventura, reproduction BB carbine- it is set into a square dovetail. In contrast all real USGI carbines have their rear sights set into a triangul...
by 72 usmc
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Swiss Rifles
Topic: Please help date my new M78 Vetterli
Replies: 3
Views: 209
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Re: Please help date my new M78 Vetterli

dynachrome has it: I am not up on these and do not know the difference between the M78 and the M78/81. I assume yours is a rifle Vetterli repetiergewehr 1878 M78. most of these fall in between serial numbers 150XX to 1640XX. here is a chart: If I read it correct, I believe yours was made in 1880 at ...
by 72 usmc
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Metal Care and Cleaning
Topic: Oil Blackening?
Replies: 20
Views: 416
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Re: Oil Blackening?

To finish off this excellent tutorial, how about the pic with arrows showing what cold blue brand you used on each major section. Maybe why you chose it to help others understand? Which one was used on the numbers slide that buffed off so easy. Did you warm specific parts prior to the application of...
by 72 usmc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: WW II memorial box saved
Replies: 5
Views: 223
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Re: WW II memorial box saved

Looks like the PH has 2 OLC's . Wounded 3 times You are correct, I looked at the box more closely and both the Bronze star and the Purple heart ribbon have oak leaf clusters indicating subsequent awards - possible 2 bronze stars ?, wounded 3 times? and the solid blue ribbon also has two oak leaf cl...
by 72 usmc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: WW II memorial box saved
Replies: 5
Views: 223
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Re: WW II memorial box saved

I find this hard to believe for an original edition???? So I did not do too bad. No dust cover. And a WW II signed bronze star is approximately 30-40 bucks? Flag about $15? box $15. The book value is nuts. Screen Shot 2019-04-18 at 9.40.32 AM.png Must be a hard to find book in the original 1955-1957...

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