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Old 12-31-2009, 03:28 PM
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Great story - your a good man. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:44 PM
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hands down the best story and coolest thing I've ever read on this board.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:47 PM
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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.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:53 PM
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Wow that is fantastic.

Now the challenge for him is to find the rest of the gun!
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Old 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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Old 01-01-2010, 11:18 AM
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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.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:05 PM
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That little tid bit shold throw up a few red flags on the stock.
BQ would you care to elaborate?
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:11 PM
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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?
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:00 PM
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Great story! Any info on how from the individual you got from in northern France?
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:40 AM
4th_AD_son 4th_AD_son is offline
 
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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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