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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 18, 2009 at 5:25pm
I goofed the net is "Together we served". I have been reading your entries on the net.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 18, 2009 at 5:21pm
Dave. that photo is from the early brown shoe. How many years did your father shoot on the Rifle team? Did he go to Benning and to Camp Perry? On the net "TOGETHER YOU NEED TO READ THE ENTRY OF KEN BUSTER" He is a national shooter. You know now that Colt no longer produces fire arms for the general public. I managed to obtain one of their Mustang Pocketlights from and officer friend of mine, still have the original box it came in. after awhile it might be worth something.
Comment by James F. Burgos on September 16, 2009 at 12:36am
Sorry, make that the EARLY 60's !
Comment by James F. Burgos on September 16, 2009 at 12:30am
Back in the late 60's, my brother Art ( Vietnam vet, Camp Eagle, Phu Bai, RVN...on the DMZ between the North and South ) bought an M-1 for less than $100. TOTALLY RECONDITIONED to Arsenal Standards ! Back in those days you could buy 100 rounds of 30-06 for TEN DOLLARS. Boy did we do some shootin' with that. I loved my Brittish Enfield #4 Mk 1 and we tore the hell out of the desert! ( California) My Dad, USAAF Radio Laison to the Infantry ) brought back a nice M 2 Carbine from Europe after WW II. You know, the FULL AUTO KIND. Do I still have it ? That's classified ! I can neither Confirm or Deny !
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 15, 2009 at 3:26pm
I here ya Wayne. ALL guns were big to dad, but it didn't stop him.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 15, 2009 at 3:09pm
You know it is strange the littlest man in the the squad always ended up having to carry that heavy BAR and all the basic ammo load, I know I had to carry one once. They get awful heavy on a 20 mile road march.
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 15, 2009 at 2:58pm
Dad used a Springfield '03 in competition from 1928-1940 and 1947-48, at ranges up to 1000 yds. Among the hundreds of awards he won with it was a national championship in 1935.

Comment by Bruce Lantz on September 15, 2009 at 1:26pm
Yep, the M-1, M-2 Carbine, the trusty old "Grease Gun". How much better could it get???? And lets not forget the BAR-----it could knock a flea off a knats butt at 600 yards
Comment by Wayne Dixon on September 15, 2009 at 12:40pm
Newer used the 14 or 16, I am more a home with the old M-1, the big tooth pick. It would get out there an bring it down.
Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on September 15, 2009 at 11:53am
Yeah,the wooden stock would give you slivers!
 

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