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My WWII US small arms collection.

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by SKYLINEDRIVE, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    Were there WW2 flair guns that were able to? Seems like they'd be a great weapon with proper ammo.
     
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    The Germans had something called the kampfpistole. I don't know much about it, but from what I've heard it sounds like it was more trouble than it was worth.
     
  3. SKYLINEDRIVE

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    Underwood M1, it has a nice "high wood" stock, production date should be early February 1944.

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    Two more flare guns.

    First one is an Pistol, Pyrotechnic-M2

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    Second one is a Harrington and Richardson Mark 5.

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    Another Springfield M1 Garand.

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    Poppy grasshopper Patron  

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    Hello, gorgeous, come here often...
    Do you need special ammo for that puppy, or will off the shelf stuff still work?
     
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    Your collection is breathtaking :eek:
     
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    It was a good day, I got another 1911, made in 1918 by Colt. The old geezer who gave it to me was proud as hell that he had been looking after the gun real good for all these years! He polished it with steel wool at least twice a year!!!:nod:

    Anyhow, I guess I am being ungrateful....one should not look gift horses into the mouth and all...p-)

    Here we go, what's nice about it is the Springfield Armory "Eagle's Head" inspection stamp.

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    can you refurbish it? scratches appear too deep to fix
     
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    I got this M-1917 S&W Revolver yesterday, it is a very good condition, was made in 1918 all the numbers and pieces are matching and it still has the original blueing.

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    Wow, what a pristine example. Nice to see that original bluing, just not done that way any more. and with a period holster. Great photos too, you can see the gap between the back cylinder shield and the cylinder to allow for the 45 circ clips. Is rimless 45 still even made.? Logistically the 45 ACP and circ clips makes more sense..

    You have found a fine example, not easy in 2016. Thank you for posting it..

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    Thanks a lot Gaines! I was happy finding this one. They are very hard to come by in such a nice condition, on our side of the pond! I wish I would have had more funding at hand when I found it last autumn. The guy selling it had a huge collection of WWII small arms, an incredible stash! There was an M1919A6 in mint, but really mint condition left, but unfortunately I didn't have enough money to buy both guns! But that's life I guess, so it's better to be happy with what you have then dwell on missed opportunities ;-)
     
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    Beautiful piece. Is the serial number 55 555?

    The M1917 (both S&W and Colt) is a revolver that continues to elude me -- I've been searching for one for several years now. They're nearly impossible to find in Canada.
     
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    Yes, gorgeous piece.
    Looks like 55655...
    How does the 1917SW compare with the Webley?...
    Could they fire the same rounds,
    and did the 1917 need those half moon clips or was that a speed reload thing?

    The Webley looks heavier, and more club like when empty.
     
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    Poppy, the Webley shot a .455 cartridge that was slightly different from the 45 ACP. It could be modified to shoot the ACP and some were. The 455 was rimmed and the US made rimmed 45's for the S&W and Colts but logistics may have led to more 45 ACP and clips.

    The top break Webley was quite different that the two US guns being a more conventional revolvers. The US made many small top breaks but eventually they lost popularity. S&W made a "Scofield Model in 45 that was quiet popular in the wild West not that US movies ever show one,..The top break would be faster to reload than the 1973 Colt Army. In a beauty contest few firearms equal the 1873 !

    To my eye the Webley is more "Homely" but I truly love them, very comfortable to my hand and beautifully crafted and finished....but the same can be said of the US guns of the same era,.
     
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    Thanks G, well said...
    Also, noticed that half of the 6 rounds pictured were brass cartridge and the other 3 possibly steel?
    What's the story MrSky?
     
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    That's just how I got them from the guy who sold me the gun. No story behind it! I will have to fill the clips with WWI vintage ammo eventually!
     
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    No, the Serial number is on the butt, back of cylinder, underside of barrel, inside right grip, underside of extractor, inside of crane.
     

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