my U.S. military collection...

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

  1. merc

    merc New Member

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    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

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    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
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  3. dvl

    dvl New Member

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    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!

    [​IMG]

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

    inplanotx New Member

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    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

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    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

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    Maybe you all can help me identify some unusual markings on the breech of this model.

    [​IMG]
  7. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    Nice job. Cute ! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  8. John Krzos

    John Krzos New Member

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    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*

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

    John Krzos New Member

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    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*

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    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.... http://www.nps.gov/spar/history.html

    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

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    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. blackhawkkid308

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    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

    non-us
    1891 russian nagant 1916
    2-1896 swedish mausers 1899(orbendorphs) k-31 swiss
    1 yugo 48 8mm mauser
    that's all
    blackhawkkid308
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  14. new sks 2005

    new sks 2005 New Member

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    out on the plaines of colorado!!
    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. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    Thats a good selection. Most of the guns I have owned have been military or police weapons at one time or another.
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  16. MRMIKE08075

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    `03 SPRINGFIELD (RIA)
    M1917 ENFIELD (EDDYSTONE)
    M-1D SNIPER GARAND (WIN)
    M-1 GARAND (WIN / LMR BBL)
    M-1 GARAND (SPRING)
    MOSSBERG 44US
    ROSS M1905 (US MARKED & PROOFED)
    M-1 CARBINE (out of state with relatives)
    1911A1 (REMINGTON RAND)
    M1836 A WATERS PERCUSSION PISTOL


    this just covers US MARTIAL ARMS...

    now if we were talking:
    SWEDEN
    FRANCE
    SWITZERLAND
    ENGLAND

    it would be different...

    best regards, mike.
  17. hoser1

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    Enfield no 4 Mk 1 1944
    Parker Snow musket 1863
    Trapdoor Springfield 45-70
    2 SKS Yugos (do they count?)
    Colt 1911A1 1943
    Colt 1911A1 1941 blue
    another Colt 1911A1 1943
    A model 1883 reichsrevolver 10.6 mm (don't know if its military)
    Mauser (Walther) K43 8mm auto
    2 1909 Argentine Mausers rechambered to 30-06 One is getting rebarreled back to 8mm
    Post ban AK47 Hungarian (not military but looks it)
    Ar15 (not military but looks it)
    That's it I think.
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  18. cpt.bales

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    i have

    1911A1

    mosin M44 ( 1946 )

    yugo sks
  19. polishshooter

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    When I was a kid, I set my goal that I was going to have a collection of at least ONE sample of every issued shoulder fired weapon of the US Army from the Charleville Musket, to the M16A1. I figured my biggest chore would be getting lost in the Civil War... :cool:

    But then again, I also was going to become a LAWYER too.... :p ;)







    So after 25 years in Retail, my specialty is POS Russian Rifles! :D

    But I HAVE had BUNCHES of them, but currently only 13 or so...and a lone Steyr M95 Calvary Carbine....besides the shotguns and handguns that don't count! :cool:


    I USED to own a nice Garand, but then I started racing.... :mad: ...but that's ANOTHER story....




    But while I DO regret selling the Garand, I do NOT regret NOT going to law school! :p ;)
  20. :D Well, I see you finally admit it, Polish. Now, had you begun collecting fine German Mauser rifles all those many years ago . . . :p ;) :D Just kidding, just kidding!!!! :rolleyes:

    Seriously, what's your opinion of the Steyr 95, Polish? I've seen a number of them advertised for sale from time to time, but know almost nothing about them as military weapons. I understand they are a straight pull bolt design, something like the Schmidt-Rubin K31. I kinda gather they didn't serve all that long for some reason.

    Back in the misspent days of my youth, I too cherished dreams of becoming a lawyer for a time. Those dreams lasted until I stumbled into the title insurance business, and over the subsequent 25 years or so, worked with attorneys almost daily, mostly because much of my work was in claims. My illusions of attorneys as paragons of democratic virtues and upholders of the law were shattered forever. :(
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