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Old 01-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #21
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And a few of my 1873 Trapdoor Springfield rifle. The stamp on the breachblock looks like 1878 but from what I understand there is no such thing so its really stamped 1873. Maybe was stamped too hard or whatever but its pretty common. The extra barrel was offered for several years by Numrich Arms and came with another hammer allow you to convert the rifle to 45 caliber muzzleloader.

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How about some 1896 Krag. I can remember in my youth you could buy these things for next to nothing but at the time that's what I had. Nothing. There would be more of them around today if so many had not been bastardized by Francis Bannerman VI in his castle of horror. It's action is indeed "Smooth as a Krag".

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Love the krag. I used to live right around the corner from bannermans island. I think they just made it safe for tours to go there like last year

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A 1903 Springfield. I have no idea of the history of this rifle. I picked it up at a gun show several years ago. Somebody took the trouble to set it up for target work it appears. I guess I should find a Springfield forum and see if any of the experts has any ideas on what it might be.

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Underwood M1 Carbine. The last picture is of me and a Thai Guard with his carbine at Korat AFB Thailand in 1968

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I know this isn't a real M1A1 but its still pretty cool to shoot and makes a heck of a pick up truck gun.

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No collection is complete without a Garand. The bayonet in these pictures is a reproduction.

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Love the krag. I used to live right around the corner from bannermans island. I think they just made it safe for tours to go there like last year
Yes I believe your correct about the tours.
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Jpattersonn, Yes when you just say Enfield? The P-14 was chambered in a poor cartridge. The P-17 was plagued by metallurgy problems during WWI. The P-17 was notorious for cracking receiver rings. Old WWI veterans right or wrong claimed more "Dough Boys" were blinded by P-17 rifles than by the Germans.
Over the years many P-17 rifles were converted to magnums. It is a known fact these receivers should be checked for hair line fractures. The Remington Mdl. 30 was a result of the old War Horse.
JPat, have you ever considered how the American sporting cartridges would have evolved? The 7X51 Pedersen would have replaced the "06". The .257 Roberts would have been 6MMs too short?
I think about the mandate from MacArthur to keep the .30-06 and what it did all the time. There are also cartridges like the 6mm Lee Navy from 1895. Since powders back then were not suitable for high velocity, it died. By using a standard rim and loading the cartridge w/ a .224 bullet, the .220 Swift was born.
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Brit MK1 , No4, M1914, or M1917?? The M1917 is an Enfield design. It is far superior to the 1903. My Dad carried the '03 in the Pacific and hated it. Started out as a BAR man, when he was promoted the handed him an '03. WWI rifles did not fare well in the jungle.
He is center back. Bougainville 1943.
Just wondering, by chance, do you know the name of the marine in the lower left of the picture. Good lord he looks like my father.
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