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sfsppe 07-10-2012 12:03 PM

WWII Rifle display
 
I'm a WWII reenactor in the Southern California area. I usually set up this display and use the weapons to tell stories about various campaigns during the war. From top to bottom are : M1 carbine, M1 rifle, Berthier M.16 carbine, SMLE No.1 MKIII, Mosin Nagant 91/30, Mosin Nagant M39, Carcano M91/38, Mauser 98k, VZ.24, and (not seen) Arisaka Type 99. The visitors usually like the guns whereas the gun owners like the folding gun rack. Go figure.

BenHa 07-10-2012 12:10 PM

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...67151353_n.jpg

0321jarhead 07-10-2012 12:21 PM

:rockon: That looks real cool. Where and what is this event all about? Military of coarse.

0321jarhead 07-10-2012 12:25 PM

I see someone likes this stuff too. http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/SNC00070.jpg

mj1 07-10-2012 6:51 PM

I used to get these guys o come to our party till the fuel cost stopped them.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...k/de727d4e.jpg

sfsppe 07-11-2012 9:33 AM

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Originally Posted by 0321jarhead (Post 8904400)
I see someone likes this stuff too. http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/SNC00070.jpg

Ha, it looks like someone's been snooping! Yes I like N scale ("normal" scale if you please) trains too. And fire trucks.

sfsppe 07-11-2012 9:36 AM

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Originally Posted by 0321jarhead (Post 8904374)
:rockon: That looks real cool. Where and what is this event all about? Military of coarse.

That event was at Fort MacArthur which is a museum now. The fort used to be a coast artillery installation that protected the entrance to LA Harbor at San Pedro. Each year they hold "Old Fort MacArthur Days" which is a taste test if you will for reenactors from Roman times to the Gulf War. I was there as a member of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, WW2

0321jarhead 07-11-2012 3:44 PM

That sounds like it would be fun for us history buffs. I never heard of anything like that happening here in the S.F. Bay Area. If there is, I never known about it. If there isn't, there should be.

0321jarhead 07-11-2012 3:51 PM

Just a small bit of my WWII display. It's a good addiction to have. http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/...d/100_4103.jpg

mj1 07-13-2012 11:27 AM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...k/be7a447a.jpg

Wildeman_13 07-13-2012 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 0321jarhead (Post 8912036)
That sounds like it would be fun for us history buffs. I never heard of anything like that happening here in the S.F. Bay Area. If there is, I never known about it. If there isn't, there should be.

San Jose did/does a V-E Day celebration In August...
http://www.sanjose.com/keep-the-spir...-alive-e968301

I went last year and it was pretty cool. They had a contingent of WW2 reenactors here with lots of gear and vehicles to gawk at. If you wanted in with any local reenactors, that would be the place to look em up at.

OP:
Any chance you have plans for the folding rack you can share?

sfsppe 07-13-2012 3:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Wildeman_13 (Post 8923688)
San Jose did/does a V-E Day celebration In August...
http://www.sanjose.com/keep-the-spir...-alive-e968301

I went last year and it was pretty cool. They had a contingent of WW2 reenactors here with lots of gear and vehicles to gawk at. If you wanted in with any local reenactors, that would be the place to look em up at.

OP:
Any chance you have plans for the folding rack you can share?

Yes, I plan on making a video about making the rifle rack for youtube. If you can't wait, just PM me and I'll help you.

Wildeman_13 07-18-2012 3:42 PM

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Originally Posted by sfsppe (Post 8924754)
Yes, I plan on making a video about making the rifle rack for youtube. If you can't wait, just PM me and I'll help you.

Thanks!
I'm OK with waiting for now, as I don't have my shop setup right now. Hopefully I can find a nice place to rent with a garage soon and then all will be well.

bruceflinch 07-18-2012 7:50 PM

Very nice!

Eat Dirt 07-18-2012 8:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BenHa (Post 8904316)

One Word ............

OUTSTANDING !!!!!!

CDFingers 07-19-2012 7:37 AM

Great display, and a great idea for a display.

I'm going to have to do something similar for a pic.

CDFingers

flak88mm 07-19-2012 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by sfsppe (Post 8904285)
I'm a WWII reenactor in the Southern California area. I usually set up this display and use the weapons to tell stories about various campaigns during the war. From top to bottom are : M1 carbine, M1 rifle, Berthier M.16 carbine, SMLE No.1 MKIII, Mosin Nagant 91/30, Mosin Nagant M39, Carcano M91/38, Mauser 98k, VZ.24, and (not seen) Arisaka Type 99. The visitors usually like the guns whereas the gun owners like the folding gun rack. Go figure.

Since you are a re-enactor, are you legal to own Full auto ?

sfsppe 07-21-2012 5:36 AM

Thanks for all the kind remarks! Of course, being a reenactor doesn't exempt you from stuff like that. However I believe anyone can own full auto blank firing guns. Also we have several machine guns that rock and roll with propane. Owning a M1919 light machine gun is also legal (if semi auto) as it is not an assault rifle.


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