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Old 11-24-2015, 03:16 PM
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:56 AM
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John, as an aside.....I took a "History of Motion Pictures" class my last semester of college for an "easy" grade (not so easy). The professor stated and proved that the Monkey Soldiers were chanting, "Oh we love the Old One" as they carried their prisoners into the witches castle. If we could have heard that chant more clearly it would have set up the melting witch scene that came later a lot better. Anyway, since that movie was released in 1939, I am betting the initial viewers had no idea of the horrors that were just getting started on the world stage. Fantasy verses reality. More useless information than you ever wanted to know!
Did your professor mention that The Wizard of Oz was actually filmed and originally projected in black-and-white?

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And so was Gone with the Wind.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:04 AM
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Seems to me that the NRA has reported that Springfield made some replacement 03 receivers during WWII. On another note, does anyone know what the general use of the 03A3 was during the war? Of all the information published on the 03 and A3, this seems to be the most neglected subject. Comparatively speaking, it is very difficult finding any information on this subject at all.

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Old 11-25-2015, 02:03 PM
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The last M1903 receiver was made at Springfield Armory in 1939.

I have seen a number of pictures of M1903A3s in service, mostly with support units like MPs, truck drivers, Seabees, etc.
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Old 11-25-2015, 02:26 PM
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I heard WWII was fought in black & white, until Ted Turner colorized it.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:20 PM
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Canfield's book has several pictures of the A3 in use during WWII. One depicts a soldier shooting from a hilltop in Burma in 1945, alongside a soldier shooting an A4. Another depicts glider-born troops from the 101 Airborne Division armed with A3's.

Canfield advises that records support that the A3 was used in combat operations in all theaters of operations during WWII, although there isn't much detail attached to that assertion.

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Old 11-25-2015, 09:42 PM
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I bet someone has one of those brooms in their collection! :-)
There is probably one up for auction on ebay.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:08 PM
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So at least I was right in my thinking that Remington did not make any in WWI. I thought it would have been odd for them to make the 1917 and 03 in WWI.[/QUOTE]

Remington also made 840,310 M1891 Mosin-Nagants for the Russians from 1915-1917. I've got a Westinghouse. A guy in a local pawn shop swore that a sporter Remington Mosin he had was a M1917 because it said "Remington 1917" on it. I grabbed a Russian 91/30 from the rack and showed him it was very similar.
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:29 AM
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Oh well, I had a bone head in a gun shop once tell me that the 30 in the .30-30 designation meant that it was introduced in 1930. You will eventually learn that it's not worth your time and effort to purse these things unless the subject firearm is a potential purchase.

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Old 11-26-2015, 12:10 PM
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Yes, heaven help us from well-meaning people who THINK they have the right information!
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