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rgamba 12-31-2009 03:28 PM

Great story - your a good man. Thank you for sharing.

SEANinMICH 12-31-2009 03:44 PM

hands down the best story and coolest thing I've ever read on this board.

jeeperbob 12-31-2009 09:47 PM

Great find, story & pics. That is the first time I've ever seen the crossed cannons cartouche on the left side of a carbine. Have seen it there on Garands, '03's & Krags.

Johan 12-31-2009 10:53 PM

Wow that is fantastic.

Now the challenge for him is to find the rest of the gun!

captain-03 01-01-2010 12:52 AM

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The best I have read on any board in recent memory -- you should be proud!! Job well done!!
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BQ97 01-01-2010 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeeperbob (Post 37323)
Great find, story & pics. That is the first time I've ever seen the crossed cannons cartouche on the left side of a carbine. Have seen it there on Garands, '03's & Krags.

That little tid bit shold throw up a few red flags on the stock. ;)

McLovin 01-01-2010 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BQ97 (Post 37493)
That little tid bit shold throw up a few red flags on the stock. ;)

BQ would you care to elaborate?

KnickKnack 01-01-2010 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BQ97 (Post 37493)
That little tid bit shold throw up a few red flags on the stock. ;)

I also wondered about this, along with the condition of the stock. It is a nice story and the sling does appear to be original. Perhaps a little more research on the stock is in order, though?

Chunky Monkey 01-01-2010 09:00 PM

Great story! Any info on how from the individual you got from in northern France?

4th_AD_son 01-02-2010 02:40 AM

So, some Frenchman finds this stock in a farmhouse in Northern France and thinks to himself...Hey, let me find a stamp and put a fake cartouche on this perfectly correct "I" cut, unmodified high wood stock, with correct buttplate, recoil plate, type "A" band, early full-threaded recoil plate screw - not to mention the "IU" oiler and correct WWII sling.
He then goes on to make up a soldier's name and serial number which just happen to match a real person?

I don't think so...some person at the factory simply put the cartouche on the left side by mistake. As my wife likes to say: "It is what it is."

Anyway, I posted additional pictures and actually found another soldier's name written very lightly on the sling. It appears to be W.W.Childs.

This is getting more interesting by the day.


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