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Decima Mas
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USA
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  2:19:12 PM  Show Profile Send Decima Mas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Greetings fellow Carbine owners.
Having been a fan WW2 history and weapons since birth, I was just wondering how many of us also collect rifles and items from that period.
I have a couple of sweet condition Japanese type 99 rifles.
One is a shooter and the other is in such primo condition that I've made her a wall hanger.
I am also in the process of slowly building back my flags, helmets, medals and gear.

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popgun
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USA
2 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2012 :  5:19:46 PM  Show Profile Send popgun a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like the have a pistol and rifle from each group. Currently I have British, Greman As well as US
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Decima Mas
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USA
13 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2012 :  7:25:39 PM  Show Profile Send Decima Mas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by popgun

I like the have a pistol and rifle from each group. Currently I have British, Greman As well as US



What kind of British and German pistols or rifle are talking about?

Edited by - Decima Mas on 04/23/2012 9:55:33 PM
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caferacer
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USA
93 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2013 :  10:41:03 PM  Show Profile Send caferacer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a WWI Kar98 made in 1915, but it was also used in WWII
all correct and original (except where some GI cut the stock to fit it in his duffel bag)
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tjt
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Posted - 03/27/2016 :  04:00:23 AM  Show Profile Send tjt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I collect from the American Civil War to WWII.
Jon
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LarryG
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38 Posts

Posted - 04/12/2016 :  09:19:06 AM  Show Profile Send LarryG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like the trench art. I have a few examples of daggers made from shell cases and flattened brass. I have one labeled Argonne Drive and one North Africa. Can't tell what ammunition was used, just not familiar enough with all the different firearms.
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COSteve
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63 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2017 :  2:35:35 PM  Show Profile Send COSteve a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My son and I have a decent collection of WWII rifles and pistols. So far we have examples of all of the Axis' and Allies' primary battle rifles and sidearms. We understand that there were other countries on the Allies side, however, they all used examples of either licensed, local build weapons or were provided weapons from the primary Allied combatants (e.g. Canada & Australia and Turkey) or were unwilling Axis partners (e.g. Hungry, Romania, and Finland)

Axis:
Germany; Mauser Model K98 rifle, Model 42 Luger & Walther P-38 pistol
Japan; Type 38 and 99 rifle, Nambu 2nd Series type 14 and Type 94 pistol
Italy; Carcano M91/41 rifle and Beretta Model 34 pistol

Allies:
US; M1 Garand & M1 Carbine rifles & Colt 1911 pistol
England; Lee Enfield Mark 4 No. 1 rifle and Enfield No. 2 MK 1* pistol
Russia; Mosin Nagant M91/20 rifle and Nagant M1895 and Tokarev TT-33 pistols
France; MAS Modèle 36 rifle Modèle 1936S M1 pistol

My son is considering expanding the collection to include both carbines and more secondary sidearms, however, cost considerations are a limiting factor to finding decent examples.

Steve

“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” - Confucius
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americanboy
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USA
299 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2017 :  4:44:11 PM  Show Profile Send americanboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wish I had started collecting years ago. Could have snagged a few military relics right out of the Sears, or Spiegel catalog. Back then, I was too busy drooling over modern 22's for squirrel hunting and a MoPed.

Edited by - americanboy on 06/22/2017 4:45:39 PM
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jimb16
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USA
3076 Posts

Posted - 06/22/2017 :  8:31:13 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
03-a3, M1, M1 carbine, Mosin-Nagant, Luger, 1911a1, Hi-Power, Victory model Smith, and others....No you are NOT alone.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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daboone
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USA
61 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2017 :  08:39:18 AM  Show Profile Send daboone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jimb16

....No you are NOT alone.


I've been at it for over 40 years. I have at least one rifle from almost every county that was involved in WWII. I actually started with a T38 I found as a kid back in 1958 on Guam. It was a rusty wall hanger by today's standards. But as a kid it served as my "battle" rifle as we neighborhood kid re-fought the war. I was lucky as several of my guns were found in a run down army surplus store for pennies compared to their value today. Not the first in the WWII collection but the first Inland was purchased on lay-away and it took me 3 months to pay for that $70.
Now days my collection has shrunk as my sons have "borrowed" several (with my permission). I'm happy they have caught the bug too. Grandsons are going to get the rest eventually.
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RASelkirk
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45 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2017 :  4:30:55 PM  Show Profile Send RASelkirk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If someone were to give me a "real" BAR, I'd sure be willing to go through the trouble to get it registered!

Russ
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jimb16
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USA
3076 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2017 :  8:02:04 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Speaking of which...it appears that there may soon be another "grace period" in which WWII and Korean full auto "war trophies" will be able to be registered without penalty. Keep your eyes and ears open on this one.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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