my U.S. military collection...

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by merc, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. merc

    merc New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Pelham, NH
    consist of .....
    a Smith Corona 1903A3 (Oct. 1943)
    a Springfield M1 Garand (Jan. 1944)
    Mossberg M44 .22 training rifle (1940's)
    Colt 1911 (MkIV-gov't model)
    AR15 (representative of the M16 since I can't have a real M16--rats)
    IBM M1 carbine

    Not too large a collection but it IS mine and I am proud of it.

    How about you guys?????????
  2. dvl

    dvl New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nantucket Island
    Bigger than my collection!

    • Navy Arms repro Remington Zouave that my Dad bought me when I turned 15
    • Model 1863 Sharps Rifle "Veterans' Issue"
    • 1942 S.A. M1 Garand
    • Brown Bros. Field Drum (Civil War)
    • Asst. CW Leather Goods
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2005

  3. dvl

    dvl New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nantucket Island
    Through the wonders of computer databases I have established that my Sharps was issued to Company E, 6th New Jersey Veteran Volunteer Infantry, mustered in at Camp Olden, Trenton, New Jersey. Not far from where Dad bought it!


    I suppose it's hardly right to keep in in Mass.
  4. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Now dats purdy! :D :D :D

    You are absolutely correct. Please hurry up and send it to me in Texas. Looks like a good Southern gun anyway. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  5. dvl

    dvl New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nantucket Island
    It's on it's way. Hope you enjoy it!

    No, wait, it's going to some guy named Marlin. Maybe he'll forward it.
  6. dvl

    dvl New Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nantucket Island
    Maybe you all can help me identify some unusual markings on the breech of this model.

  7. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
  8. John Krzos

    John Krzos New Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    I got an-

    1903 Springfield Mark I
    1953 Springfield M-1 Garand
    M-14 Norinco
    AR-15 DPMS
    2-1911 Springfield's
    IMI M-1 carbine

    all great guns, well taken care of and shot when I can get to the range. Told the wife all I want now is a Barrett m-89 before I retire(in six years), so I have to save my pennies and find a state that won't hinder my owning one, to settle in. Along with all my cowboy guns, I need a bigger safe!

    John Krzos
  9. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    John.....are those Springfield 1911's, REAL Springfield Armory (United States Armory at Springfield, Massachusetts) M1911's?
  10. John Krzos

    John Krzos New Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Yes, one is a Springfield Armory-Champion .45, 4.025 bbl, blue and the other is a Mil-Spec. Full size, .45, 5" bbl., parkerized. They're not much and not collectible, but they are mine and theyre paid for.
  11. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Sorry John, I think you misunderstood me.

    During WWI (1917-18) The Springfield Armory manufactured approx. 25,800 M1911 pistols.

    The REAL Springfield Armory (the United States Armory at Springfield, MA) was established by the U.S. Government in 1777 and operated thru the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, and Korean War....and finally was closed in 1968....

    The Springfield Armory was noted for producing the Springfield Rifles of Civil War fame, the "Trapdoor" Springfield of the Indian Wars and Spanish-American War, the U.S. Army Krag Rifle & Carbine, the Springfield M1903 of WWI, the M1 Garand of WWII & Korea, and the M14 of early Vietnam fame.

    About 1970, a commercial company bought the much of the surpus parts, machinery, and name rights to the name "Springfield Armory".

    The current Springfield Armory pistols may be copies or clones, but they're not military M1911s.

    FYI.....military M1911s and M1911A1s were made by:

    M1911 (WWI - 1917-1918) were made by:

    Colt, Springfield Armory, and Remington-UMC.

    M1911A1 (WWII - 1941-1945) were made by:

    Colt, Singer, Union Switch & Signal, Ithaca, and Remington-Rand.
  12. flopshot

    flopshot New Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    North Carolina
    man, this thread's got my juices flowing again. won't bore you with my list, looks alot like the above. years ago sarco in nj had a semi auto reciever kit for the BAR and sold a BAR parts kit also. for about 500.00, late 80's money, you could have a civilian BAR. awsome history. does anyone know if this is still an option? checked out sarco and no recievers listed anymore.
  13. 1903-a-3 remington 1942 national ord 1903-a-3
    M-1 garand springfield 1944
    M-1 carbine (aftermarket)
    4) M-1a springfields 1984 1991, 2000, & 2003
    2) AR-15's one 16in one 20in

    colt govt model 1911a1 1944

    1891 russian nagant 1916
    2-1896 swedish mausers 1899(orbendorphs) k-31 swiss
    1 yugo 48 8mm mauser
    that's all
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2006
  14. i dont have very many but heres my list-
    1969 chinese sks
    1945 mosin m-44
    1942 mosin 91/30
    1943 british mark 1 no.4
  15. Thats a good selection. Most of the guns I have owned have been military or police weapons at one time or another.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2006
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