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US M1 Garand field strip blanket ?

Article about: I bought this today because I like it . I was told it was used for helping new GI's learn the Garand. The guy said it was from WWII but I think it could be either WWII or Korean War. The med

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    I bought this today because I like it . I was told it was used for helping new GI's learn the Garand. The guy said it was from WWII but I think it could be either WWII or Korean War. The medal was nice also.Gary
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    Nice! I like it. Never seen one of these rugs before !


    Regards, Steve.

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    Steve thanks . This is the first one I have seen also. now I just have to get a M1 and I will be all set. Gary

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    Hi Gary, that is a neat little training cloth. I remember 20 years ago, an old gunsmith for the PD had one of those hanging on the wall of the range. I know the CMP was selling repros of it several years ago. Yours definitely isn't a repro. What the heck is that medal? Is it for an military track meet?

    Take care,
    Jay

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    Never seen one before either and I really like that. Sadly I sold my M1 Garand in 1989.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Jay the medal is a 2nd prize award for something I believe track. the training cloth has that nice musty canvas smell. Here are some better shots of the medal. I like it because it has some local history.
    Hi Ade I'm glad you like it. Did you sell the M1 when you sold all your other US items. Gary
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    Hi Gary, yes the M1 went with all my other US items. It was numbered around 1,185000. Made by Springfield.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    It must have been a tough thing to do.

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    Neat medal Gary, and like you said, it has local history to it. I tried to google 1909, 2nd Regiment, Troy, NY, and didn't come up with much. Appears it was a New York National Guard Battalion. Wow Ade, that was a July / 1943 Garand! That's alot nicer than the 1945 Jungle Carbine I'm still holding onto.

    Take care,
    Jay

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    RH1941, An M1 would certainly fit perfectly over that rug, it WOULD make a perfect set. I think you should get one.

    Mike

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