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Old 01-07-2010, 10:42 PM
4th_AD_son 4th_AD_son is offline
 
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When I pointed out about the crossed cannon cartouche being on the left side of the stock, I was merely saying I never saw one on a carbine on that side. Doesn't mean someone didn't strike it on the wrong side in error. I believe the etching to be authentic as how would the buyer have come up with someone's name and service number from so far away. No matter what, the man's son will have something his Dad carried in WWII be it sling, stock, etc and the work done to find the family was noble indeed and a great Christmas gift. You did not have to do it but you did and I take my hat off to you. I would love to have been in the family's shoes. Don't let the Grinches get you down.
jeeperbob confused this posting with my posting on the D-Day stock...
Regardless, I appreciate your comments.


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Old 01-10-2010, 01:33 PM
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I have a 1944 P38 given to me by my Uncle, who was a tanker in Europe. The Germans were bombarded by artillery for days. He said the Germans came out off the surrounding hills and gave up. He said they could have been easily killed by the Germans. He got the pistol off a officer. Inside the holster in blue ink is the name Pock. Looks like ball point pen ink. Always wondered about what happened to the guy named pock. Does my story make me a liar because people might be jealous or skeptic of my good fortune. I can tell you that I'm secretly dating Morgan Fairchild, yea, yea, but then I would be telling a lie. The carbine is for you to believe or not, the only ones that know for sure are the carver and the lucky finder. I sure wish I would have gotten it.
Not many ball point pens around during WW2
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/in...ns/ballpen.htm
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