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Old 10-22-2010, 05:21 PM
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G26ster, I think that's a Stevens 520-30 trench gun. Nice pic.

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General. Thank you for your years of service.

This is the riot shotgun we carried in Korea back in the early '60s on guard duty. Is this the Ithaca? I never paid attention to the maker back then. if it's not the Ithaca, can anyone ID it?

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:19 PM
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Yep. Tis was an M37 Ithaca, Korean War vintage. as I was told a dozen or more times from Korean War "experts".

I never actually researched it, but now that thequestion has arisen, I probably will.

Many thanks to all that have figured out a way for me to spend more of my meager retirement money on a new line of collecting---Ithaca War Shotguns.

Vince
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:53 PM
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For what it is worth;
I am a retired Army Major General and I know the ground rules that have applied for Generals arming themselves since at least 1976.
- They will be personally armed with an Army issued semiautomatic pistol in all potential combat situations.
- They are permitted (by regulation that omitted any prohibitions to carry) to arm themselves with whatever additional arms they consider appropriate for the threat.

Translated into English, I carried my issued .45 cal Colt 1911 on my hip but really relied on my Ithaca riot shotgun.

It is amazing how quiet a noisy jungle gets afer a blast or two from a 12 ga Ithaca!

Vince
Roger that General,
Working in the armory I had access to every shoulder arm to use running M-60 & heavy weapons convoys down remote civilian highways. We were armed with sidearms and the Remington 12ga with 00 buckshot was my choice while the "kids" would always grab an M-16 or GAU 16.

Thanks for your service and leadership.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:31 PM
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This is the first time I've had the opportunity to really read through the forum.
If you read William Manchester's book "American Ceasar" about MacArthur he's credited with killing several Phillipino guerilla's and several Mexian revolutionaries with his sidearm. And Manchester was no fan of MacArthur as well as being a well-known writer so his research is probably correct.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:33 AM
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Default Dugout Doug was a very brave man

He came from a family of heroes, and he also had an ego as big as a blimp. Unquestionably he could use a weapon if needed.

Matt Ridgeway was the real deal in a lot of ways. Being a lifelong Infantryman, he knew what was wrong with the army that was chased from the Yalu to past Seoul. He trained them hard, got them out of their trucks and up on the ridges where the Chinese were. The Marines realized this from the beginning and had no disasters. As far as his grenades, many generals had their thing that separated them from their peers. Patton had pistols, Ridgeway had grenades, Mac Arthur had a pipe. In Vietnam the officers had a flashlight or 50 feet of rope as an accessory off that web gear. Not a chance in hell that they'd ever use either.

A lot of people don't realize what a popular figure Mac Arthur was at this time. Many people wanted him as president and hated Truman for firing him. As a war general, his results were mixed at best. His excursion into Buna lost as many men as Guadalcanal yet was never as famous. Inchon was his most brilliant battle.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:44 AM
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This is a great post with great pictures and input. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.

My question: I thought Ithacas were bottom ejection??

Jess

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General. Thank you for your years of service.

This is the riot shotgun we carried in Korea back in the early '60s on guard duty. Is this the Ithaca? I never paid attention to the maker back then. if it's not the Ithaca, can anyone ID it?

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Old 02-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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As far as his grenades, many generals had their thing that separated them from their peers. Patton had pistols, Ridgeway had grenades, Mac Arthur had a pipe
Ridgeway was so often seen with a pair of grenades on his suspenders that his troopers called him "Iron Tits".
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:27 PM
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As I understand it, the grenade was kind of like Patton's .45. A trademark. Don't know if he ever used it though..........
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