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Old 10-30-2018, 09:50 PM
lennnorment lennnorment is offline
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Originally Posted by Defender3 View Post
I appreciate the correction and most importantly, the education - thanks!

The museum, when it opened, had period correct weapons displayed. Some asshat, right after the museum opened, came in and took out all the Garand trigger groups, marched them up to the curators and told them they had a problem. Instead of beating him and throwing him in jail, they replaced a lot of the "open" weapons with plastic replicas and locked down others.

The historians took great pains to get things correct. They sent people to the beach at Tarawa who took castings of the wall, which they used to accurately recreate the scene in the diorama. They also littered the "beach" with period correct expended rounds.

Sorry for the thread derail, somewhat back to normal programming with one of many nice finds in the museum:

Pretty sure I know who you are talking about here. I have heard that story before......from him. Yes, he could be a little "brassy" at times. Suffice it to say there is an absolute ZERO chance he will ever do anything like that again.
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