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Greetings from Tom Willard

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    Posted: Jul 01 2019 at 6:10pm
I have in mint condition a M1 carbine (totally IBM) that was given to me by uncle (Navy UDT) who told me that it came off the Normandy beach.
Is there in way I can verify his story.  He was a career Navy diver.

I'm a vietnam navy vet BTW

Tom
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Thank you for your service...and your uncle’s.

If you have no documentation, all you have is a story. Not being rude, just honest. We have all heard totally believable stories about bring-backs. Unless you have a paper trail, that’s all you have. Be very happy and proud to own an original!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote W5USMC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 01 2019 at 7:16pm
Tom, welcome to the forum, would love to see some pictures of that IBM.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote m1a1fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 01 2019 at 8:35pm
Welcome to the club. 

IBM carbines are one of my favorites. Pictures would help and/or a general description of what you see. 

There's a show in Hampton in a few weeks. I'll be there and can always tow a few IBM's down that way for comparison purposes.

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Welcome Aboard Tom and thanks for your service!

Pictures are always welcome.

Semper Fi, Bruce
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Thanks I will post some pics and provide the serial number as well.
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Welcome Tom and thank you for your family's service. Can't wait to see pictures of your IBM!

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Welcome to the forum and more importantly thank you for your service.  Like others have stated, waiting for your pics.  It will be interesting.  Happy Independence Day!
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