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Old 02-12-2018, 01:57 PM
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Default WWII weapons distribution after WWII

Interesting article on how surplus weapons got distributed after WWII, by countries and private dealers.
https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/...after-the-war/

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:45 PM
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In the 1960s, I worked for a bank that had a room full of BARs and Thompsons that "we got from the Army." Despite my best efforts, I never got to shoot any of them.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:39 PM
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Thanks FrankD, this aligns with another recent thread showing the bulk of materiel from the war.
This is better detailed, and will take me a while to digest.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:55 PM
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Thanks for the post, very interesting indeed.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:04 PM
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I found it interesting that the last group of carbines that went to Thailand, came from the Air Force and not the Army's inventory. I was also surprised that with all the Garands we supplied to the Philipines, that Interarms still sold some to them.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:47 PM
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Wow what a read, learned a lot from that. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:53 PM
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Great article.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:50 AM
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Have to question who made up the list of FMS countries. Greece is not in the near East or or South Asia. It is in Southern Europe. Just like Italy is in Southern Europe.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:23 AM
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This is the kind of stuff I daydream about.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:30 AM
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When I was in Liberia the Doe forces were armed with Garand's, Uzi and Fal for the most part.

People deeper in the bush that had better observation of Taylor forces saw PPSH41 and an MP-40 or two.

Flotsam and Jetsam of a big conflict.
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