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Old 02-14-2017, 9:08 PM
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Default Early 20th Century "Americana rifles" -

My early 20th century “Americana rifles” collection with a twist – All Vietnam war bring back –

The 1903 and 1917 are documented –

The Garand is a presentation piece from the Capital ROK Infantry Div to Major David Forsythe –

The Carbine came out of a fellow collector’s collection - She came home with a grenade launcher too!

I've only a few pictures for now - I've some detailed ones will post soon -

It's been super fun tracking these down - I hope you enjoyed the photos -

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Old 02-14-2017, 9:12 PM
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Beauties, any more backstory on the 1903 and 1917??
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Old 02-14-2017, 9:29 PM
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The 03 and M1917 are interesting finds. I wonder if they were originally captured from the French.
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Old 02-14-2017, 9:46 PM
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The 03 and M1917 are interesting finds. I wonder if they were originally captured from the French.
Perhaps but also perhaps via China. I've seen period photos of arms caches that held #1mk3s, 98ks, Arisakas, along with the usual type 53s and SKSs. I'm guessing the WW2 arms came from Mainland China.
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Some more details -


The 1917 is a Canadian lend/lease gun - Per cartouche on right side receiver - Super sized to see it!

The 1903 is anyone's guess -

















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Broke her down - Hope you all can tell me things about the Garand

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Holy Smokes - !

What an incredible collection - that is really an excellent assemblage, Luong.

You are really exploring all of the minutia of collecting involved with firearms from that particular conflict - I like your attention to detail.

Thanks again, your Mat-49 will be seen in select theaters Oct' 17 - a great Calgunner and good guy - wouldn't have been possible without your help!

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your Mat-49 will be seen in select theaters Oct' 17
What's the story there?!
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Okay now, be honest... is anyone else getting that feeling like climbing the rope in gym class?

Quite a set you have, thank you for sharing!
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You always post excellent pieces. My compliments.
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Another terrific contribution, OP.

I've seen pictures of American advisors showing South Vietnamese soldiers how to use 1903s. Maybe it's of of those rifles.
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The 17th revision of the receiver would date it mid to late '42. My guess it it's around the 800000--1.1 million range. It's a rebuilt mix-master. Bbl dated '65, HRA safety, -14 trigger housing is too late for the receiver, etc., etc. But the story behind it would be most interesting.
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Thanks Jesse! Can't wait to see it -

@Cpt Hello - I'll defer that to Jesse - It's his gig -

Thanks Plum - Thanks Bobby - Thanks Archon -

Jon - I failed to include this one of the serial - Also do you know anything about that plain stock?






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I've had this picture but cannot confirm whereabouts it was taken -

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It looks to be a standard USGI replacement birch wood stock.
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Replacement stock indeed. Mostly all small parts are a mix of ww2 vintage parts though. Nice rifles.
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