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Owen Machine Carbine Chest mk1

Article about: Gday, I picked this chest up this morning at the sunday markets. I didnt know what it was until I opened it and seen the packing diagram. very cool to have the original diagram and packing i

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    Gday, I picked this chest up this morning at the sunday markets. I didnt know what it was until I opened it and seen the packing diagram. very cool to have the original diagram and packing information.
    I wish I had all the contents but I only have one owen gun magazine to put in it.
    it has a post war grey paint scheme but you can see it marked clearly under the paint 'CHEST OWEN MACHINE CARBINE MK1. made by GMH in 1941

    Was wondering if any one has seen one of these or has one? as I cant find a pic anywhere on google.
    feel free to post any owen related pics in this thread as I might get some goodies to fill it

    regards Paul
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    Love it!!
    Invented by a soldier for soldiers, the "diggers darling" even impressed the yanks and MacArthur wanted them for his troops. Up there with Hills rotary hoists and Victa lawnmowers for simple and effective Aussie designs.
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Very cool find Paul you've got to be pleased with a surprise like that!

    Josh

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    Cheers fellas, I watched a utube clip of a owen being fired in the U.S, quite impressive! The guy said it was simple and effective with gravity helping the magazine feed.
    heres a ratty photo I have, the bloke in the middle with a owen
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