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Article about: Colt M1911A1 pistol, Sn. 785826, manufactured in 1942, the gun was shipped by Colt to the Springfield Armoury on June 25 1942. Inspectors stamp W.B. (Waldemar Broberg Col. US Army) in a box

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    Colt M1911A1 pistol, Sn. 785826, manufactured in 1942, the gun was shipped by Colt to the Springfield Armoury on June 25 1942.


    Inspectors stamp W.B. (Waldemar Broberg Col. US Army) in a box on left frame.


















    M1A1 carbine, Sn. 123829, Inland manufactured 12-42.
    “P” proof code in a circle on the rear of the stock above the pistol grip by the recoil plate.
    On the underside of the pistol grip there is a stamped faint Ordnance ”crossed cannons” escutcheon with an “O” as in “IO” for Overton /Inland.

    On the inside of the buttplate there is a number cast (not stamped) “B257654” followed by a circled asterisk number “10”.























    WINCHESTER TRENCH SHOTGUN M97- manufactured in 1943.
    Left side of receiver- large US with large “Flaming Bomb” (Ordnance Mark)
    On top of barrel near breech – Flaming Bomb and Winchester Proof mark.

    Bayonet;

    BAYONET MARKINGS (PATTERN 1917) RT. Side-Flaming Bomb (over) U.S,
    Eagle head (over) 22
    Left.side-1917 (over) REMINGTON in a circle.
    Scabbard markings- Reverse side-H.E. 1918.

























    Thompson submachine gun U.S Model of 1928A1.

    Savage (Utica, New York, was the manufacturer of this gun, Savage was a sub-contractor to Auto-Ordnance at Bridgeport, Connecticut)
    Sn.-S 432702…manufactured approx. Jan-Feb 1942.

    Markings-
    Left side- U.S MODEL OF 1928A1,
    NO.S-432702, THOMPSON SUBMACHINEGUN ,CALIBRE .45 AUTOMATIC CARTRIDGE.
    Ordnance Department’s ‘Flaming Bomb’ acceptance stamp, “RLB” (Col. Roy L. Bowlin was the A.I.O. Ordnance inspector, once the inspectors stamp was stamped on a gun, it became government property),
    “GEG” in a circle ( GEG is for George E. Goll, the AO civilian inspector and former driver for General John T. Thompson) General Thompson occupied a position in the Auto-Ordnance Corporation which today would be termed Chief of Research and Development.

























    Two WWII marked Inland manufactured M1 carbines, manufactured 7-43 and 12-43.
    These two carbines also show post war Bavarian markings i.e., Bavaria Rural Police.
    These two guns did double duty…during the war.....
    and after the war.






    U.S. M1 rifle, Springfield Armoury manufactured, Sn. 1,722,249.
    Barrel date 12/43.
    Inspectors cartouche: SA over “EMcF” with crossed cannons escutcheon, “P” behind the trigger guard on the stock.
    “EMcF”. is for” Col. Earl McFarland” Commanding Officer of Springfield Armoury.






















    Two British guns.

    LANCHESTER SUB-MACHINE GUN- Mark1*
    Manufactured by- Sterling Engineering Company Ltd.
    Sn. 12028A manufactured in 1942.
    This model was originally designed to fire in full auto only. (Since converted to semi auto.)



































    No.5.Mk.1 Lee-Enfield – a.k.a. Jungle Carbine.
    Manufactured by BSA Shirley.
    Sn. BB 9724. Dated 1945.














    Thats all folks!

    David

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    VERY nice collection.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thank you fellow Canadian.

    D.






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    Wow !

    David, those are some beautiful shootin' irons ! !

    Love the mint .45 and the uncut carbines, all the accessories.............

    I love them all ! !

    A fantastic collection, and excellent photography as well !
    Thanks for posting these great guns ! !





    Regards,



    Steve.

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    Thanks Steve....it has been an interesting ride.

    D.

    The crazy part about it....I am principally a U.S. Civil War collector.
    I get very confused sometimes!

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    Quote by drm2m View Post
    Thanks Steve....it has been an interesting ride.

    D.

    The crazy part about it....I am principally a U.S. Civil War collector.
    I get very confused sometimes!


    I know what you mean..................

    They're ALL so darn attractive ! ! !




    Steve.

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    drm2m
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    A couple of years ago I took this photo.

    A Colt and holster from 1863...and a Colt and holster from 1942.
    The calibers .44 and .45....but the guns and holsters got smaller
    and the caliber got bigger.

    These were the principal side arms of the U.S. Army in their day.

    Our ancesters ( from their graves) must be confused?

    D.


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    WOW.... Very nice collection of weapons......BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Thanks for posting the pics,
    Pete.

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    A Nice collection you have there.

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