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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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John Lee
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So if I'm reading that right, the GI web "sling" has to be detached from the rear swivel like so to be used as a loop sling?:




I prefer the loop sling:




The loop sling may not be period-correct for your exact rifle, but I think the overall look is still damn good and the loop sling is much more functional than that GI web sling.

May favorite sling is the Brownell's Latigo Sling. It adjusts for length easily, without having to remove and refit the frogs on the military loop sling. But for your Garand I think the military loop sling is the nicest combination of function and looks.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:44 PM
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That is correct: the GI sling must unclip from the rear to be used as such. I think there are merits to both slings. In terms of aesthetics and stability, I really like the GI sling. Prone or seating with the sling around the opposite bicep is very sturdy. However, using the sling in this manner does take a while to get situated properly. I think for field use, the loop sling is much quicker to use and still relatively stable.

If anyone ever wants to shoot a CMP novice match, I'm down.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 10:00 AM
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It's true that the sling has to be detached from the rear sling swivel, but this is a very simple operation.

The essential difference between the UGSI 1903 pattern web sling and the cordura air rifle accessory you posted is that the USGI web sling features a metal hook which slips over the rear sling swivel. This hook fits tightly enough over the swivel that it does not come off by accident but can be pulled off without the use of any tools and without having to loose one of the sling ends and pull it through the swivel.

The hook is largely obscured in the pictures I posted but you can see it here:


That's why this picture cracks me up:


The web sling on the M1D on the bottom is on backwards with the clip/hook at the front sling swivel. This arrangment would make using the web sling as a "loop" sling very awkward indeed.

While unclipping this hook for use as as a loop sling is not as convenient as simply sliding your arm through the M1907 sling, the sliding clamp featured on the 1903 pattern USGI web sling is much easier to adjust then the frogs of the M1907. You can see the sliding clamp in this picture:


Certainly the 1903 pattern USGI web sling doesn't allow you to do any posture that the M1907 sling doesn't and many people prefer the look of the leather sling and brass frogs, but I must have caught the collector disease, because it just doesn't look right to me on the M1D.

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Old January 19th, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Check this out:

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Old January 21st, 2008, 04:24 PM
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I must have caught the collector disease


You got that right.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Just found this pic:


The photo was mislabeled as being from 1944 which considering the rifle and the attire is not possible, but I can't quite date it.

The telescope looks like an M84 with a SA type clamp mount making the rifle likely to be an M1D. The t-shirt and flak vest make me think Vietnam.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 11:12 AM
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JSQ
I just inherited a number of pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Among them is an M1 Carbine without magazines. I'm wondering if you have a source in San Diego. Thanks.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:16 PM
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JSQ
I just inherited a number of pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Among them is an M1 Carbine without magazines. I'm wondering if you have a source in San Diego. Thanks.

Unfortunately, all of the original USGI magazines were either 15rd or 30rd and as such are currently banned for sale in CA.

You can buy cut down 10rd magazines from places like www.cheaperthandirt.com
I can't vouch for their quality.

Post up some pics of your Carbine!
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Check out these M1 carbine pics:






I'd like to think these soldaten are carrying the weapon out of admiration rather than desperation, but who knows?

It's always puzzled me that the Germans were so quick to utilize captured ppshs and Tokarev SVT40s but I've never seen a pic of any waffen troops carring a thompson or a Garand. Maybe supplies were so thin on the Eastern Front they were wise to arm themselves with a weapon chambered in 7.62x25 or 7.62x54R but where they found .45 and .30-06 in combat they had plenty of 9mm and 8mm. The Garand is such a great rifle and the Germans improvised the use of so many other weapons I'm shocked there is no evidence of Germans carrying Garands. Maybe somebody knows of a pic I haven't seen?
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 05:56 PM
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Here are a couple of pictures of my M1 Carbine and one of the 1886 Winchester I received.

M1 Carbine.JPG

M1.JPG

1886 Winchester.JPG

Thanks for the info on the magazines.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 06:26 PM
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What's the make of that carbine? The stock is a little dark but overall looks to be pretty good.

What did you get in the way of pistols?
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:22 PM
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The Carbine was made by Inland Mfg. The wood is a bit dark and has some dents. But other than that it appears to be in decent condition. It does need a good cleaning.

The pistols consisted of;
S & W Mod 29 .44 mag
Browning Hi Power 9 mm
Colt Officers Model Match .22LR
Baby Browning .25 Auto Pistol
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Do tell about the Hi-Power. Doesn't chance to be a war production Inglis with tanget sights does it?
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:34 PM
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Sorry but no. The Hi-Power was purchased by my step-father in the mid sixties and carried over in VN during two tours as an AF pilot.

Sounds like your in the market for something special.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:02 PM
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Tom wants your Hi-Power.

He blew it on a nice 1961 Belgian FN example with the ring hammer and internal extractor that was on gunsamerica. He was a day late and a dollar short.


Post up some pics or your pistol to tease him.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 11:02 PM
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The Hi-Power is well used. It's a shooter, not a show piece. I don't think it would tease.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 11:13 PM
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Sorry but no. The Hi-Power was purchased by my step-father in the mid sixties and carried over in VN during two tours as an AF pilot.

That's awesome. Sounds likea great family heirloom.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Compare these two pics:







Clearly, the G33 is a lineal descendant of the StG44. The G33 operates on the roller-delayed blowback principle and the StG44 is gas operated, but the two weapons clearly share the same layout and exterior design. In fact, the G33 is really nothing more than a StG44 with the StG45(M)'s method of operation, or a StG45(M) with the StG44's layout. It all depends on your point of view.


Check out this pic:




On the left is an MP43. On the right is an HK93 with an MP44 parts kit fitted to make it look more like an StG44. I saw that pic on this thread:

http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13

Now, that's not my thing. But this K8lyn does nice work. And it shows just how much the G33 is a descendant of the StG44.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 07:48 PM
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The 226 also suffers from a very high bore axis. Put a 226 in your left hand a Glock or P7 in your right hand. The difference is remarkable. The higher bore axis exerts greater leverage against your hand and increases muzzle flip. Follow-up on the second shot with a 226 takes way longer than it would with a Glock or P7.

...

The P7 also has a very low bore axis. The bore axis is considerably lower than the bore axis on the 226, and I believe the P7 has the lowest bore axis of any service pistol. The recoil of the shot is driven almost straight back against the shooter's hand instead of levering the pistol upward.

Check out these pics:










The first is a P226. Second is a Glock. Third is a P7.

You can see the bore axis going lower and lower.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Death ray pistol of the group:


It's a laser.



Easiest controls and operation:


Speed, speed, speed.



Requires the most skilled operator:


DA decockers are not for the rookie.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 09:54 PM
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Peep this stupid shit:


Closed bolt in semi-auto and open bolt in full auto is a weapon of the future? The FG42 had that decades ago. But I guess the guys at Future Weapons never got the word.
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 11:04 AM
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Old April 24th, 2008, 01:58 PM
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Gabrielle wants to take a Gunsite class this fall or next spring so I think I will get a fullsize handgun next. Then she can shoot the G19 at class and I can get a 1911.

I looked at one of these last night:
Attachment 1583
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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Aaron,

Is that the new Ed Brown model? I have heard really good things about the quality of this 1911. I have shot and owned multiple Glocks (including the G19) but today my two primary pistols are Kimber 1911s (the "Swat" TLE II full-size and the Ultra CDP for concealment.) I would love to read a review on the Special Forces....

Yes it is an Ed Brown model. I really liked it. There are a few things I would like to change, but I have to purchase a CA approved gun before I can do anything.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 09:28 PM
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I was scoping out the Julia Auctions site and found some really cool stuff.

This FG42 went for $149,500:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...34632&sale=233

This Borchardt went for $51,750:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...33902&sale=233

U.S. Navy 1911 went for $10,925:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...34140&sale=233

Army & Navy Webley-Fosbery for a mere $6,612:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...34132&sale=233

Complete Pedersen Device and cartridges for $63,250:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...34193&sale=233

SS K98k sniper for $23,000:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...33132&sale=233

Krieghoff Luger for $8,050:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...32221&sale=233

Two snail drums and loading/unloading tools for $6,325:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...33220&sale=233

Japanese Pedersen rifle went for $24,150:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...33702&sale=233

British Pedersen rifle went for $13,800:

http://www.jamesdjulia.net/auctions/...34101&sale=233

If you're not into guns, you may be stunned by the prices. But just trust me when I say that stuff is worth every penny.
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