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Topic: Carbine Photo of the Day
Posted By: New2brass
Subject: Carbine Photo of the Day
Date Posted: Aug 28 2019 at 2:28pm
I figured it might be fun to have a thread where everyone can share photos of carbines

The (loose) rules:
Only one photo post a day! This means if someone else posted you should try the next day.

Followup posts and comments are encouraged and unlimited. Followup photos relating to the photo of the day are acceptable. 
Lets try and keep it to the picture of that day. I understand some do not visit every day. So lets try to keep it to recent posts. Not a hard rule but may be less confusing.

Lets keep it to vintage photos. This can be your pictures from service, pictures found on the web or news articles or advertisements.  old photos of family and carbines are acceptable. 

This is not limited to USGI carbines if vintage.

If you like a posters picture please use the thanks button on the upper right of the post. Some mobile devices may not display the button.

It will be interesting to see which is the most popular picture

Lets see how many days this can be kept going!

Day 1
Here is a photo of a my uncle from his time in the service.
this had to be from the late 50s to early 60s.
No bayonet lug?





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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Aug 28 2019 at 4:44pm
I like. Should get to see some awesome photos.


Posted By: jackp1028
Date Posted: Aug 28 2019 at 5:33pm
Great idea. I'm ready for tomorrow!

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Posted By: Rcycles45
Date Posted: Aug 28 2019 at 6:31pm
Great photo , Your uncle looks like he's having a good time right there . Look at the shine on those boots ..Could that be a type 2 barrel band and a pot belly stock ?


Posted By: jackp1028
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 12:34pm
Day 2

Here's a candidate for Day 2. Found on the internet titled "A soldier sleeps in the sun". Any ideas about the location or the branch of service? Notice the ragged sling?




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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by jackp1028 jackp1028 wrote:

Any ideas about the location or the branch of service?


I say Army, if a Marine I would expect to see USMC and an Eagle, Globe and Anchor on his left breast pocket.

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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 1:53pm
Nice pic. Tried blowing it up to see the carbine make but too grainy.


Posted By: jackp1028
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 2:10pm
Here's a link to a larger image online. Unfortunately the receiver is out of focus.

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c27XObQ83dE/VLaZz94xeyI/AAAAAAABOJ4/ktRgGh6lOGQ/s1600/Rare%2BColor%2BPhotographs%2Bfrom%2BWorld%2BWar%2BII%2B" rel="nofollow - https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c27XObQ83dE/VLaZz94xeyI/AAAAAAABOJ4/ktRgGh6lOGQ/s1600/Rare%2BColor%2BPhotographs%2Bfrom%2BWorld%2BWar%2BII%2B (12).jpg


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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 2:38pm
Does have a deep grove handguard.


Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 4:08pm
I believe that picture was in one of the newsletters. IIRC it was taken in Italy.

Handguard does appear deep groove.


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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 7:45pm
First Thx JP Thumbs Up for attaching the enlarged link.

Being able to look at it magnified I can see the barrel band is a 3 weld.
I believe I can even see a P stamp on the barrel.
See how the sling is attached differently than recommended.
Not positive but the sling keeper (buckle) appears to be the round style.
Fraying noted.... Can't see enough of the slings tip to be sure it's a C tip. Maybe a D tip? But after seeing the Khaki color I'd think it would have to be a C tip.

Is it just me...? 
Or does this GI look a bit like Clint Eastwood from Kelly's Heroes?

Very Fun New Topic,

Thanks All,
Charlie-Painter777




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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Aug 29 2019 at 7:54pm
P.S.
And the Flip Sight is installed correctly !!


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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Aug 30 2019 at 9:40am
Day 3
From the internet, an article titled, "Battle for Seoul, How MacArthur Fought Back In a Bloody Battle During The Korean War"



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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Aug 30 2019 at 11:02am
whistling or finishing his lucky strike?

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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Aug 30 2019 at 11:18am
I bet lucky strike.

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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Aug 30 2019 at 3:02pm
Great pic. also like his sidearm. Wonder what the bandolier was for.


Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Aug 30 2019 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by 1st M1 88 1st M1 88 wrote:

Wonder what the bandolier was for.

Probably 1919a4 or a6. Also possible 1917a1
I know the 1919 could use cloth belts or links. Unsure if 1917a1 used links 


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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Aug 30 2019 at 11:14pm
Nice Picture Wayne A+,

Wonder if that is a Cloth Belt, If so was it one made by Schlegal?
I didn't know they made Cloth Belts until I read about the efforts put together by Rochester Defense programs. Near the top of page 6 reads:

The looms that made automobile upholstery in peacetime at
the Schlegel Manufacturing Co. on North Goodman Street had to
be completely torn down and redesigned to make machine gun belts.
For months, the company hit “snag after snag in adjusting the machines”
to weave the webbing to the required double thickness.
The company finally succeeded – only to discover that the Army
had changed its specifications and now required a new type of belt!
“That took more tearing down and rebuilding.” Finally, by the summer
of 1943, Schlegel was ready to begin full production. It eventually
produced six million machinegun belts for .30 and .50 caliber
bullets, then switched to production of gun slings.

https://www.libraryweb.org/~rochhist/v66_2004/v66i1.pdf" rel="nofollow - https://www.libraryweb.org/~rochhist/v66_2004/v66i1.pdf

I haven't verified but was told they were contracted for more during the Korean 'Conflict'

Have a Safe Weekend All,

Charlie-P777


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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 11:05am
Thanks New2bras. Makes sense. At first I thought they might have been 12ga. shells for trench gun or riot gun. Makes more sense to be carrying extra ammo for automatic weapon support.


Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 4:43pm
Day 4

From the internet...The caption says:

Soldiers of two wars-both tired.  Tired and dirty after a long march through Italy, Sergeant Norwood Dorman, of Benson, North Carolina, rests at the base of a memorial to Italian soldiers of World War I. Note the imitative pose . . . and the Carbine! (U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo from Press Association)






Posted By: ncin1911
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 6:00pm
Nice find @m1a1fan
Here is some more information on Sergeant Norwood Dorman that I found interesting and inspiring.

http://www.tributes.com/condolences/view_memories/85005850#110643129" rel="nofollow - http://www.tributes.com/condolences/view_memories/85005850#110643129



Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 6:18pm
@ncin1911 - Excellent find! Also a great read. Mr. Dorman was everywhere in WW2. Thanks!


Posted By: bonnie
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 7:27pm
Have the front sight ears been cut off his carbine?


Posted By: ncin1911
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 7:45pm
Originally posted by bonnie bonnie wrote:

Have the front sight ears been cut off his carbine?

The ears appear to be intact. 



Posted By: bonnie
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 9:47pm
Originally posted by ncin1911 ncin1911 wrote:

Originally posted by bonnie bonnie wrote:

Have the front sight ears been cut off his carbine?


The ears appear to be intact. 




I can see it now. Thank You.


Posted By: blackfish
Date Posted: Aug 31 2019 at 11:01pm
Day 5



Posted By: Charles
Date Posted: Sep 01 2019 at 8:22am
Being a Lieutenant, I wouldn't expect to see any arm patches.

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29th. Divi.
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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 01 2019 at 10:59am
Another picture  of that carbine from the BPP at Berkley




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Posted By: Charles
Date Posted: Sep 01 2019 at 11:08am
Originally posted by jackp1028 jackp1028 wrote:

Day 2

Here's a candidate for Day 2. Found on the internet titled "A soldier sleeps in the sun". Any ideas about the location or the branch of service? Notice the ragged sling?




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Co B 1st Batl.115 Inf. Reg.
29th. Divi.
4.2 Heavy Mortar Co Retired
Life member NRA



Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 01 2019 at 12:21pm
RE:Day 2 pic
This is a Carl Mydans picture from the Life (Magazine) picture collection
I have seen this quoted as An American service man sleeps, his rifle on his lap, on a pile of rocks, Italy, May 1944.

I have also seen it quoted to the effect "on the march to Rome.

Is that a D-tip I see?






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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 01 2019 at 1:16pm
RE: Day 5 Pic.
His stock sure looks shiny, the cop looks like James Earl Jones and the creepy women in the background look like they are straight out of the "twilight zone"!

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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 02 2019 at 9:13am
At first the smirk on his face and everyone seemingly calm made me think maybe this was a movie set.
Then I realized these were different times.
Protesters with guns! Shocked


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Posted By: blackfish
Date Posted: Sep 02 2019 at 10:00am
History lesson continued

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/history/article148624689.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/history/article148624689.html


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 02 2019 at 10:30am
Day 6
"Navajo Code Talker" from an army.mil article on the internet.
http://www.army.mil/article/70903/classified_code_mission_delayed_recognition_for_navajo_marines" rel="nofollow - https://www.army.mil/article/70903/classified_code_mission_delayed_recognition_for_navajo_marines



Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 02 2019 at 11:25am
Originally posted by New2brass New2brass wrote:

RE:Day 2 pic

Is that a D-tip I see?



Dan
On the 29th I posted questioning the same tip...

"Can't see enough of the slings tip to be sure it's a C tip. Maybe a D tip? But after seeing the Khaki color I'd think it would have to be a C tip".

Your magnified picture makes it that much more interesting.
But I believe we're seeing the full Edge of the C tip.

I wish there was a way we could comment on these with out jumping past a newly posted Carbine of the Day picture.
Gives one the feeling of being Off Topic.
Great Idea seeing these everyday.......

Thx All



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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 02 2019 at 12:02pm
Thx Wayne,   Thumbs Up
Great picture and link of incredible people. So few, treated so badly but stepped up to serve.

I did not know about Oct 14..

Oct. 14, 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared the day National Code Talker Day.


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Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 02 2019 at 1:03pm
Great pic Wayne!  A great movie too (Windtalkers).


Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 03 2019 at 9:15am
Day 7

Previously posted in CCNL 159



Image Text

Note the Carbine...
it's one of the items we're making now instead of Office Machines
"After 35 years, the Army goes from the pistol to the carbine. This will be the weapon for all officers up to the rank of captain, and for the supporting troops that carried pistols and relied on rifleman for defense. The new Winchester, short-actioned carbine had range enough to be a weapon of offense, whereas the .45 caliber pistol is purely a defensive weapon. The Winchester carbine is rated high, and is judges to increase the fire power of the infantry regiment be 33 percent". As reported by a prominent new magazine.
Underwood Elliott Fisher Company, One Park Ave., New York

* Enlist Your Dollars
Buy More War Bonds
To Shorten The Duration

Carbine are now in mass production by
Underwood Elliott Fisher Company
Former and Future Makers of Typewriters, Adding and Accounting Machines

Caption

NOTE THE CARBINE! It is with pride that we broadcast the information to the general public in the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Fortune, Collier's, Nation's Business, Newsweek and other
important magazines. 


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 03 2019 at 4:26pm
That is a much clearer picture than the one in my CCNL 159, so much so, that I breezed past it many times without ever even really paying attention to it.

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Posted By: jim77cg
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 10:13am
Day 8



Werdau, Germany, April 1945. A Medic is having a friendly chat with some fellow-soldiers of the 83d Infantry Division.

Jim
USCG Retired


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 10:29am
Great picture, Jim.

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Posted By: JimFhr
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 10:52am
Originally posted by jim77cg jim77cg wrote:

Day 8



Werdau, Germany, April 1945. A Medic is having a friendly chat with some fellow-soldiers of the 83d Infantry Division.

Jim
USCG Retired


Posted By: JimFhr
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 10:57am
Notice the GI in the center of the picture, with the Garand on his shoulder . . . .

The clip of cartridges on his chest has the “top” cartridge loaded on the LEFT.

I thought by this time (1945) factory loaded clips had the top cartridge on the RIGHT!


Posted By: floydthecat
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 11:16am
Adjustable rear sight.


Posted By: ncin1911
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 8:32pm
Originally posted by floydthecat floydthecat wrote:

Adjustable rear sight.

T-4 Trigger Housing
T-2 Band
Front sight darker than barrel finish?

Late IBM? 



Posted By: tenOCEE
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 8:36pm
^^^^Stock looks Win to me.


Posted By: tenOCEE
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 8:42pm
And below that appears to be an RSG stock.

Originally posted by bonnie bonnie wrote:

Originally posted by ncin1911 ncin1911 wrote:

Originally posted by bonnie bonnie wrote:

Have the front sight ears been cut off his carbine?

The ears appear to be intact. 




I can see it now. Thank You.


Posted By: ncin1911
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 8:54pm
@tenOCEE

'Knows rear sights & stocks!' Clap


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 9:55pm
Ten,
I'm thinking a M-U Underwood stock vs. WRA. The M-U's can fool you.. they have me a number of times. Might explain the T 4 housing (?)
And agree 'Sitting Guy' has a RSG stock. Can't deny that Coke bottle profile.
Can you see that mark across the barrel band spring on Sitting guys stock?
I had one come in that had a big staple in the same spot. IIRC it was a NPM and stock. Purchased directly from the Veterans Widow.
Thing was it wasn't cracked..... Could only guess, my best WAG was to stop a rattling hand guard ?

Later,
Charlie-P777


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Posted By: tenOCEE
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 10:05pm
Yeah, I saw it but didn't try to ID what it was. Haven't seen it before.

The M-U stocks you're right about but the ones I have are thick, though. They will fool you for certain for Winchester, but that one appears thin-thin-thin all the way to the band. Was thinking it's a swapped stock and not an original config Carbine anymore.

You know more about stocks than I do. But that's my guess.


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 04 2019 at 11:11pm
Thats all either of us can do is guess and looking at a old picture to do that.
I do believe spot on about the Irwin stock.

CH-P777


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Posted By: tenOCEE
Date Posted: Sep 05 2019 at 8:15am
You taught me the tell on Win stocks in the finger grip bulge area, but we can't see that clearly.

One thing is for certain is the wear on his boots. Look at the wear on the sole. It's thick but smooth.


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 05 2019 at 10:02am
Day 9

From BREACHING THE MARIANAS: The Battle for Saipan
https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/USMC-C-Saipan/index.html

During a break in the fighting, Marines of a flamethrower and demolitions team pose with the Japanese flag captured during action after the American landing.
Department of Defense Photo (USMC) 82608



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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Sep 05 2019 at 11:54am
Great photo. Marine on right has flag draped over his shoulder. Can't imagine running around being shot at with an explosive fuel tank on hour back.


Posted By: ncin1911
Date Posted: Sep 05 2019 at 6:33pm
Is that a 5th carbine laying behind them on the right? Looks like handguard.


Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 05 2019 at 6:40pm
Great photo Wayne!

Soldier on the left...Looks like an I cut stock. Nice!


Posted By: jim77cg
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 6:09am
Day 10




This photo should generate a good discussion.  Don’t know any additional information about its origin.  Only kept it because of unusual bayonet attachment.  Comments?




Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 6:53am
Another great picture. Double digits days in a row!

A type 1 band and flip sight? How the heck is the bayonet attached to the carbine?


Posted By: floydthecat
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 7:05am
I’ve seen the bolt-on bayo lugs on carbines before in pictures. Maybe on a Bavarian. That type of lug is quite common on Mini14 LEA models with flash-hiders, but we all know that predates any Mini14, but I have seen it on carbines.


Posted By: tenOCEE
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 7:23am
I once had an Inland with type I band someone brazed (sp) a bayo lug onto. It was well done but different than the one pictured above. Somewhere on Milsurps from 6 yrs ago or so is a picture of that setup. Mine went to Vermont.


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 9:01am
There are experimental clamp on bayonets pictured in WBII, although they look very different than this one. It does look like there is a wingnut sticking out on the right rear.



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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 12:47pm
Pictured is:
Col. Edson Raff, Commander of the 509th PIR and his home made bayonet.
Stationed in England prior to Operation Torch.
Picture is from Oct 1942 during the visit from  First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.



More here about Col. Raff:

https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=34945" rel="nofollow - https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=34945

Charlie-P777


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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 3:13pm
CCNL 362-12 has a picture from a DVD "crusade in the Pacific" Is is not quite clear but shows a M1 or M1905E1 bayo on a carbine

CCNL 367-7 has a nice picture of Technical Sgt Richard S. Westhoven with a carbine  that has a prototype lug and a T8 knife which evolved to the M4


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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 4:55pm
The carbine certainly did not replace the 45 for this soldier.


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 5:49pm
Col. Raff must be the security detail for the first lady.
Here is a picture of his book:




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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 5:51pm
Col. Raff Book Link:
https://www.midwaybook.com/pictures/medium/39775.jpg?v=1450283354" rel="nofollow - https://www.midwaybook.com/pictures/medium/39775.jpg?v=1450283354


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Posted By: tenOCEE
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 6:31pm
He appears to have a .45 as well as the Carbine.


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 6:44pm
Since our Carbine of the Day has the draw about the bayonet.
I've cleared it to also post this picture of a 'Improvised Bayonet' on a training rifle.
Dated Feb 1942.
It will need to be trimmed down so I'll try the picture and include a link to it.

Link:
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Posted By: floydthecat
Date Posted: Sep 06 2019 at 7:28pm
If duct-tape had been invented pre WWII, it may have shortened the war. Imaginative soldiers could have conjured up about any wonder-weapon.


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 07 2019 at 12:15am
Day 11 
9-7-2019




Airborne Cmd in North Carolina Cpl Schuler, Eugene Harmon placing dynamite to demolish a bridge (NARA)

A HUGE Thank You to Dan for cropping this down for me to be able to share with all.
All your help is greatly appreciated Dan !

Good Weekend All,
Charlie-Painter777


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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 07 2019 at 9:31am
Nice picture Charlie, that is what we call "Good Training"

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Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 07 2019 at 10:57am
@Charlie,  always a pleasure to help. 
The thanks go to those who participate and contribute. 
There is a little button at the top right where members can  thank the poster.

Maybe we should make that a vote and see whose posted picture is most thanked?


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Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 07 2019 at 12:46pm
@charlie. Great picture! Can’t say I get a warm and fuzzy seeing the wood partially submerged underwater, but I understand why.

@new2brass - i would be happy seeing this thread go for a month straight or more.


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 10:34am
Day 12

Marine ordnance man checking rifle. Okinawa - June 1945
from historylink101.com



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Posted By: floydthecat
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 10:43am
That improvised sling prolly weighs as much as the carbine.


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 12:25pm
Yep...
Plenty of weight added and most likely would rub your shoulder raw,
But the Bling Factor.......... Would surely add some pep to his step.

Atta Boy Wayne keep the streak alive Thumbs Up
Nice find.

Cheers,
CH-P777


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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 12:28pm
I think that those might be grenade cartridges on that sling, just my guess.

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Posted By: 1989LX
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 12:43pm
Great photos! Call me crazy, but I swear in day 10 I can read Underwood on that receiver...

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Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 12:59pm
Originally posted by 1989LX 1989LX wrote:

Great photos! Call me crazy, but I swear in day 10 I can read Underwood on that receiver...

Carbine Day 10
Was late Oct-early Nov 42.
Underwood's first shipment to Ordnance (along with Rock Ola) were I believe November 1942.
It feels like a UEF doesn't it ??
But odds are it's a Inland.. IMO

Cheers,
Charlie-P777


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Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 2:47pm
Day 10 picture
Can almost make out a name on receiver, but not quite. Can kind of see a few digits on SN. They appear to be of the larger variety. We need a picture editing expert for forensics.

Day 12 picture
@W5USMC - Great picture! An early? carbine still in use in 45. Type 1 flip, band, early cam slide (I think) and a 2 rivet hand guard. Would love to see how it is attached in the sling well.
Also, thanks for providing the link. Lots of great pics in there!




Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 08 2019 at 9:03pm
hmm, some of the toy carbines had 1919 cloth belts used as slings!

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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Sep 09 2019 at 6:48am


DAY 13

Iwo Jima. Raymond Beran. 5th Marines 28th division. Carbine is to his right lying on top of sandbags.



Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 09 2019 at 11:16am
1st M1 88, Nice day 13 picture, is this a relative of yours?
Records held at the National Archives for the (MUSTER ROLL OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS
SECOND BATTALION, TWENTY-EIGHTH MARINES, FIFTH MARINE DIVISION)
Show that Raymond Beran was a PFC at that time and he arrived on Iwo Jima on 19 Feb 1945 aboard LST 634.

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NRA Life Member


Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Sep 09 2019 at 3:05pm
W5USMC. Yes he is my father-in-law. Thanks for the added information on date and LST. He was a great friend also. We spent many hours fishing and hunting together. Thanks for the correction with 28th Marines 5th Division.


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 09 2019 at 7:47pm
Is that a Carbine standing up?
Behind the guy feeding the Mortar tube.
Great picture to have...
You were fortunate to have a FIL you could consider a friend.
A huge plus also having him as a hunting and fishing buddy.
His service is greatly appreciated....

God Bless

CH-P777


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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Sep 09 2019 at 8:14pm
I also thought that might be a carbine but when I blow up the photo I does not appear to be one.


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 10 2019 at 11:19am
Day 14

Marines on Okinawa, May 1945. Note the grenade launcher.
from historylink101.com




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Posted By: jim77cg
Date Posted: Sep 11 2019 at 11:44am
Day 15





My Dad was a 740 Radio Operator during WWII.  The “crank to transmit” SCR 284 shown here was one of the radios he operated.  He always wanted to carry a carbine but was only authorized to carry an M1 Garand.  In Feb 1945 after recuperating in a hospital for a leg wound, he was discharged and assigned back to his old unit.  When asked about rifle reissue he told them, knowingly and incorrectly, that he carried a carbine.  They gave him a new model carbine with all the latest improvements.  As soon as his Lieutenant who was entitled to carry a carbine, saw his newer model he took it as his own and had a regular M1 Garand, as was proper issued to my Dad.

This photo is attributed to vicinity Utah Beach D-Day, 4th Signal Co, 4th ID.


 





Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 11 2019 at 12:05pm
Great picture and story, Damn Lieutenant!

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USMC Retired
NRA Life Member


Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 11 2019 at 12:25pm
Re: Day 14, looks like the revision C which was the latest version as I cannot see the top ring above the retainer spring/band. anyone?


Here is some early video
https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675067313_American-soldiers_M-1-Carbine-grenade-launcher_soldiers-fire-grenades_shells-explode" rel="nofollow - https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675067313_American-soldiers_M-1-Carbine-grenade-launcher_soldiers-fire-grenades_shells-explode


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Posted By: jackp1028
Date Posted: Sep 11 2019 at 3:10pm
Must be pretty good recoil. Notice it knocked the helmet off the grenadier in the last clip? I wouldn't want to be the tank driver in that training scenario.

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Posted By: carbinecanuck
Date Posted: Sep 11 2019 at 11:15pm
I'm not sure I would feel comfortable having a round chambered prior to fitting the grenade to the muzzle.

But I guess you would also not want to have have a slam fire occur with a grenade already fitted either.


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Posted By: m1a1fan
Date Posted: Sep 12 2019 at 8:26am
Haven’t had a chance to review in detail the last few days, but GREAT pictures everyone! Thanks to all who served and their families.


Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 12 2019 at 12:56pm
Day 16
9/12/2019

Marines on Okinawa, May 1945 and another improvised sling.



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USMC Retired
NRA Life Member


Posted By: David Milisock
Date Posted: Sep 12 2019 at 2:33pm
This one is interesting

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Posted By: 1st M1 88
Date Posted: Sep 12 2019 at 3:37pm
LMAO


Posted By: New2brass
Date Posted: Sep 12 2019 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by 1st M1 88 1st M1 88 wrote:

LMAO

 
SGT said to Jonesey "Bear with me for a minute"


Sgt realizing Jonesey was not quite literate shouted "Bear with me, not Bare with me you numb skull!"


I do believe this picture was in the newsletters.


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Posted By: David Milisock
Date Posted: Sep 12 2019 at 5:37pm
My son and I first looked at this image and we both said, he's got an M1A1. My wife and daughter said judging by the the leaf it must be warm there.

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Posted By: W5USMC
Date Posted: Sep 13 2019 at 4:22pm
Day 17

Even though we had 2 photos yesterday, I think we are still on Day 17 today. Sure wish some other Members would start posting some pictures, although I can take it all the way to Day 30, there are lots of great pictures out there.
Marines on Iwo Jima 1945.



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Wayne
USMC Retired
NRA Life Member


Posted By: painter777
Date Posted: Sep 13 2019 at 7:05pm
I got busy with a bunch of odds and ends today to clear some time for the weekend.
Nothing went smooth, every chore refusing to die!
When I finally seen our streak had a chance of ending I scrambled and posted the pic I did.
Must have been while I was looking at the preview that you guys posted your pics.
WTH was my first thought after seeing them. Then seen the time stamps..... Might be a good idea to use that number in the lotto tonight.
You can tell I panicked cause I lost the carbine of the day count.....

All the while still laughing at the picture of Palm leaf M1A1 guy. A WWII version of Klinger ??

Bottom Line Streak continues..... All can play.
Thx Again Wayne... Thumbs Up

Good Weekend to all,
Charlie-P777


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