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  1. Thread: 8 Inch Naval

    by Ron Smith
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    U.S. Navy Heavy Cruisers were armed with 8" main...

    U.S. Navy Heavy Cruisers were armed with 8" main guns. It was a very common round up until the '70's when the last of the heavy cruisers were decommissioned.
  2. The old , "A wound is better than a kill"...

    The old , "A wound is better than a kill" philosophy doesn't pertain anymore.
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    You got a great deal... The Simpson Luger is a...

    You got a great deal...

    The Simpson Luger is a Military contract, one of approximately 8-10 thousand new production 1921 Luger's built for the Military, so their price is pretty close to market...
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    Thanks Dave... I'm doing my best, and the same to...

    Thanks Dave... I'm doing my best, and the same to you my friend...
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    I mis-typed it. I meant 6th company...

    I mis-typed it. I meant 6th company...
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    Sanitats-Abteilung 6 Company 112 A Medic's...

    Sanitats-Abteilung 6 Company 112

    A Medic's pistol...
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    I would guess it is a commercial, or one...

    I would guess it is a commercial, or one purchased by the Army for resale to officers. Issue holsters were ordered to be dyed black late in the war.

    It's possible that the Regiment is made up of...
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    Possibly 4 mm ...

    Possibly 4 mm ...
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    Early pre-1921 Reichswehr Company 3 / Infantry...

    Early pre-1921 Reichswehr Company 3 / Infantry Regiment 130. Most likely an Officer's private purchase. It's unlikely that a regular enlisted man would mark his issue holster.

    Kind of a scarce,...
  10. Artillerieführer VI Münster ...

    Artillerieführer VI Münster
    6. Artillerieregiment: Minden (Stab, II. Abt.)
    Münster I. Abt
    ...
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    The tool is used as a magazine follower...

    The tool is used as a magazine follower hold-down, when loading a Luger magazine. The screwdriver end is for removing the grip screws.
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    The unit mark is Ausbilungs Escadron / Reiter...

    The unit mark is Ausbilungs Escadron / Reiter Regiment 8 weapon 20 [ Training Squadron for the 8th Cavalry Regiment.]
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    Happy Birthday Captain Dave...

    Happy Birthday Captain Dave...
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    No way to tell... possibly all types?

    No way to tell... possibly all types?
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    UA is for the Czech Army driving school. Not sure...

    UA is for the Czech Army driving school. Not sure what the 27 indicates, possibly a weapon number.
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    No, I would have remembered if I saw it in your...

    No, I would have remembered if I saw it in your book. I've gotten rid of some of my books, so I'm not sure which it was...
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    Hi Don, yes I recall he later mentioned that. I...

    Hi Don, yes I recall he later mentioned that. I found a brief reference indicating they were drivers in an old book, but I can't recall which book it was.

    Ron
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    Klaus Schad translated the V.P.S. marking for me...

    Klaus Schad translated the V.P.S. marking for me as.. "Verkehrs-Polizei-Schar-Wuerttemberg"

    "The Verkehrspolizei direct and control road traffic. They stand at road crossings, direct traffic and...
  19. Thread: M1 garand

    by Ron Smith
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    In Boot Camp our range instructor, an old Chief...

    In Boot Camp our range instructor, an old Chief Gunner's Mate had us loading Garand clips in the armory. He kept yelling "Top Round on the Left!" Then would yell, " Remember! Left is Right, Right is...
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    It's estimated that 40 to 50 thousand 1920 and...

    It's estimated that 40 to 50 thousand 1920 and 1921 new production Lugers were contracted for Police issue. 8 to 10 thousand 1920 and 1921 new production Lugers were contracted by the Military.
    All...
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    I had a Navy re-work with the same letters on the...

    I had a Navy re-work with the same letters on the barrel. A very knowledgeable collector who is no longer on the forum, told me that it was re-barreled by a commercial military contractor who used...
  22. Thread: Cal. 7,65

    by Ron Smith
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    I tried playing with your photo on my photo...

    I tried playing with your photo on my photo processor. It may give you something to study...
  23. Thanks Joe, I decided to hang on to the best of...

    Thanks Joe, I decided to hang on to the best of the bunch when I sold them.
  24. Nice Garand Joe. I've got one of the Greek H&R...

    Nice Garand Joe. I've got one of the Greek H&R "All Correct" CMP Garands. Manufactured in '53. No import marks and shoots great. I used to collect Garands and Carbines. The only one I had that was...
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    Hi Dave, I still come bye for a lurk now and...

    Hi Dave, I still come bye for a lurk now and then...;)

    David M, you're welcome....
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    Possibly a Japanese 25 MM AT / AA armor piecing...

    Possibly a Japanese 25 MM AT / AA armor piecing bullet...
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    It's most likely a Weimar Reichswehr provisional...

    It's most likely a Weimar Reichswehr provisional unit mark applied prior to the 1921 downsizing of the Reichswehr to 21 Regiments... Company 4 Regiment 30 and would explain why the full unit mark was...
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    1920 was used because that was the year of the...

    1920 was used because that was the year of the decree that all weapons in Gov't inventory should be property marked. August 1, 1920
  29. Not a bad deal at all IMO. Nice fairly scarce...

    Not a bad deal at all IMO. Nice fairly scarce Staff pistol unit mark to boot. Congratulations!
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    I have two 1921 DWM Lugers marked to the 8th...

    I have two 1921 DWM Lugers marked to the 8th Reiter Regt. One to the 3rd Squadron, and one to the 4th Squadron. The Training Squadron was comprised of the best, and most experienced Troopers in the...
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    The Asterisk indicates that the barrel didn't...

    The Asterisk indicates that the barrel didn't pass initial inspection, and was returned to be corrected. It's found much more often and more commonly on P-38s.
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    “The Department of Veterans Affairs’ policy to...

    “The Department of Veterans Affairs’ policy to inform veterans of their rights regarding the Brady Act has not changed,” VA told TheDC in a statement. “As has been policy for multiple...
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    It's a re-blued and re-barreled shooter. No...

    It's a re-blued and re-barreled shooter. No collector value at all, but should be fun to shoot.
  34. You're welcome Dave. Pretty cool...

    You're welcome Dave. Pretty cool...
  35. "The rear connecting pin is also numbered, which...

    "The rear connecting pin is also numbered, which indicates a replacement as these were not numbered until the 1930s"

    I'll have to disagree on the numbered toggle pin. I have owned several 1920...
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