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Old 12-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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Default The rare Calvary Lower Band




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Old 12-19-2010, 09:57 PM
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Hmmmm. First one I've ever seen.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:58 PM
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Cavalry.....Calvary is the hill where Christ was crucified...
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:59 PM
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I have never seen one either. Kind of weird too since the sling loop was on the stock ferrule and not the lower band.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:04 PM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:14 PM
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kinda looks like a high school shop project...................
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:40 PM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
FYI- the last cavalry charge by the U S Army and Phillipine Scouts was January 16, 1942 at the Villiage of Morong, Phillipines. The Weapon used was the 1911.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:55 PM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
The U.S.Army still had horse mounted units at the start of WW2.The last Cavalry Field Manual was issued circa 1936.Those leather scabbards you see for the M1 were for mounting on horses not jeeps and motorcycles as everyone seems to think.There were those still argueing about the validity and value of cavalry over motorized troops on the eve of WW2.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:01 AM
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Wasn't the last U.S. Cavalry unit disbanded in the mid-1930s, before the M1 Garand came along?

Besides, wouldn't there be a corresponding side-mounted sling loop or slot in the butt stock?
No Sir, the horse calvary was not disbanded then. The 26th Calvary made the last mounted charge in the bataan campaign in 1942
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:23 AM
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Default Ramsey's charge

Too bad the horses wound up as chow later...
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