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Old 02-15-2013, 10:33 AM   #241
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what is the left-hand side of an e-tool blade used for? (it's under the heading of general military history, daily business) everybody knows that other stuff, and if you are doing this open book, this is not in any of them. You advance immediately to lance corporal if you get this right. It is nothing glamorous like jet planes, and new weapon systems. just Basic field craft of the common grunt Good luck my young Marine. To think of it, it would be really cool to have it portrayed in a Call of Honor video game

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #242
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I got for ya: what's an e-tool?
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Entrenching tool. One side of the blade is sharpened, for cutting roots, small brush for camo, and felling the schmuck that jumped into your fighting position.

Question- what do many engineers carry taped to the inside of the E-tool blade when it is in the stowed position?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #244
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How many "truck(s)" are there on a military base.

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K. Thats what I thought after a second. New question. What U.S. company was contracted by Russia to manufacture the Mosin Nagant model 1891 due to supply shortages in WW1
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Winchester
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It was Remington
What about Westinghouse? They made Mosins as well....
Winchester made 1895's to take the place of the M91 Mosins...
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Heres my question... It has "parts"

What British rifle became the main battle rifle of the US during WWI? What was the US nomenclature of the rifle? Why was it used over "our" rifle?
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Entrenching tool. One side of the blade is sharpened, for cutting roots, small brush for camo, and felling the schmuck that jumped into your fighting position.

Question- what do many engineers carry taped to the inside of the E-tool blade when it is in the stowed position?
No. You must not be a real grunt. After you dig your "cat hole", you fold the e-tool blade to the 90 degree position, and position the tool with the handle down.

You then apply your right butt cheek to the left side of the e-tool blade( or can reverse that if you are left-butt cheeked) This made your "hang time" steadier while you pinch off your daily"duce".(Then there was a certain amount of "paper work" involved)


Following the usual proscribed procedure, You then could use the tool to cover up your personal deposit. There is one "Don't" however. Don't do this in the fighting hole. The flies attracted can be a problem while eating your "C's".

The "felling a schmuck that has jumped into your fighting hole" idea has merit, but you forget I had said, "daily".

I guess I forgot to tell you I was using the older style e tool, and they were not sharpened,(if it had been sharp, you could risk slipping, and the whole procedure immediately becoming a "half-assed Idea"), but,our tools were used in that fashion, on occasion, so I will give bonus points, for that answer.

What was taped to the inside of the e tool blade? My assignment was to the weapons platoon, so this is not known to me. Probably something on the order of, "Dig with this end", knowing some grunt engineers. But that is just a wild guess. We had some Marines, and not besmerching the whole breed, some who needed notes on the front ends of their weapons,"bullets will come out of this end". You have to understand that during that time we were not a fully volunteer force, like today, and had some less than"engaged" draftees.

This is a photo is of my actual tool that somehow came home with me. Hope there is a statute of limitations on "gear adrift" Can't show you how it was used however, as my wife refused to have anything to do with re-enacting the proper use, for pictures.
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Heres my question... It has "parts"

What British rifle became the main battle rifle of the US during WWI? What was the US nomenclature of the rifle? Why was it used over "our" rifle?
1917 Enfield "Eddystone?"
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Taped to the inside of the blade of the E-tool (when it was stowed) was your supply of blasting caps. Safest place you could put them.
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I can't remember where it was said in here, but there was another Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross awarded to tank ace Michael Whittman.


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