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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2009, 12:03:51 PM »
Now that beats Civil War reenactments any day (Hope I didnt step on any toes)

Yup, less blackpowder smoke but that is made up for by the mortar/howitzer simulators and the MG42s shooting blanks.

Interesting to watch how the Garands really lock up when the reenactors jam them into the sand.  Pretty common to watch these guys sit there and kick the op rod with their boot to get them open.  Then they still continue to jam and not work.

I love the Garand but I'm sure it is suseptible to sand just like any other firearm.
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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2009, 12:10:00 PM »
Its beautiful!
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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2009, 04:02:25 PM »
I meant to ask if you got a spare barrel and headspace gauge.

guage, yes, barrel, no

Hopefully I won't be buring that much ammo that I need to swap them...

...or someone else better be paying.
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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2009, 04:10:28 PM »
That would be fun.

Speaking of which, one of the neat things we do here in St. Joe, Michigan is the "Lest We Forget" demonstrations.  There is a D-Day beach landing and a Pacific island landing recreation.  Also a battle out at the airport.  Pretty neat stuff with some great hardware showns.  






KPR,  I've had to work the last few years when the have had this.  Do you know if they are doing it again in 2010?  I'd like to go if I can get off work.
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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2009, 04:21:59 PM »
Don't know for sure but by all accounts, attendance by reenactors and spectators was up by about 50% this year...so I would imagine it is on.

I thought the whole thing was pretty cool.  Talked for a long time to a guy fighting in a Brit division who showed me the run through on the Bren he was carrying.  He had just returned from Iraq and was hiring on to go back to be a contractor.
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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
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Re: New (potentially expensive) toy...
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2009, 11:47:11 AM »
Ok, you need to bring your new toy to the auto shoot off in Oklahoma, every year, right around fathers day.  See you there

 

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