(I posted this on the General board hoping they would "get it" but I don't think they did)
Here is what it says to me:
Our nation is still reeling from the attack on Pearl
Japs occupy Burma
Japs Take Tulagi in the Solomons
Japs prepair to invade Midway and the Alutian Islands in Alaska
Japs reach India
Air Raid Alerts and warnings all up and down the West coast
The Battleships Colorado and Maryland steam under the Golden Gate Bridge to form the first line of defense against the Jap attack on San Francisco that everyone expects to come soon.
The Battle of the Coral Sea begins.
May of 1942 was full of very dark days in America.
163270: The serial number of the Winchester Garand that the CMP is shipping to my door step in the morning. It was made in the dark days of May, 1942.
Get off your ass and get yourself a real piece of American history. Check out the CMP.
you have offically 'waxed poetic'.
enjoy your rifle
Argh. my order is in processing but, they haven't posted the serial # yet. This is driving me nuts. I am compulsively refreshing the screen at the e-store.......
WOOT! shipping today. WRA SG Serial number shows up as 2,442,xxx. June 1944 production!
LOL you are correct about da waxin. Nothing like a Garand to bring out the "romantic" side of a guy.
With these two last two I'm back up to my pre divorce Garand level of 7 rifles.
1 IHC SG
1 WRA SG
1 SA FG
1 SA Collector
1 SA Correct
2 HRA Corrects
I wish I had my Win-13 and my old gap letter IHC back but other than that as a shooter I'm very pleased with my collection now.
I wonder which one will end up being my 7.62 shooter? Me thinks the SA FG........