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Posted: 12/23/2003 12:41:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:42:45 AM EDT
This guy thinks he's Patton?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:46:34 AM EDT
5 bucks says he has a riding crop to go with it, and he keeps it in the bedroom

[shock]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:53:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 1:11:48 AM EDT by osprey21]
"Magnificent! Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance. God help me, I do love it so!"

-- [s]George S. Patton[/s]  Geek Y. Reenactor
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:58:11 AM EDT

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Sometimes - as a tribute to Patton - I smack my coworkers around when they complain about being tired of having to work all the time.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:58:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
This guy thinks he's Patton?
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A better question would be: "Who is he?"
He has four stars and a chest full of ribbons! [:D]




[devil]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 1:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 1:23:05 AM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
I have always wondered how in the re-anactor world (and trust me, with some of the clubs I have seen they are really in "their own world") how they rank each other.

Seems like to me, there would be too many chiefs and not enough Indians.


Link Posted: 12/23/2003 1:44:08 AM EDT
[homer] stupid reenactors [/homer]

I'm waiting for one of those buttons on his jacket to go flying, hes got to suck in his beer belly a little more.

soooo.... 4 stars on his shirt and 3 on the helmet? I guess he borrowed it from an other "reenactor general"
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 1:53:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 1:55:04 AM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Originally Posted By The_Cheat:

soooo.... 4 stars on his shirt and 3 on the helmet? I guess he borrowed it from an other "reenactor general"
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He has 4 on the pot.

You right about the belly though. Seems he has been getting more of his share of rations while "in the field" [rolleyes]....

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:05:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
Originally Posted By The_Cheat:

soooo.... 4 stars on his shirt and 3 on the helmet? I guess he borrowed it from an other "reenactor general"
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He has 4 on the pot.

You right about the belly though. Seems he has been getting more of his share of rations while "in the field" [rolleyes]....

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Ahhhh ok, did'nt see the one star above the Lt. Gen rank. I've been up for 34 hours, nothing looks right to me right now.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:25:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
I have always wondered how in the re-anactor world (and trust me, with some of the clubs I have seen they are really in "their own world") how they rank each other.

Seems like to me, there would be too many chiefs and not enough Indians.


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Yeah, some of them are out there.  This was at a public event and I had never seen this guy before.  He defintately doesn't fight in the tacticals.  My unit keeps a decent rank distribution and we determine it by a point system.  You get points by parcipation, gear, physical fitness, knowledge and leadership.
As of right now we have 1 LT. 2 Sgts, 1 Corp,
and 20 or so PFC's and Privates.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 2:30:17 AM EDT
Speaking of geeks  UPD415 does 1st SS german.  He told me he gets dressed up in his uniform and he and his wife play SS Trooper and French peasant girl.  
[:D]


[sex]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:39:50 AM EDT
Surly he is not carrying matching .45s!!

If you are going to be a geeek, at least be a historically correct geek.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 3:53:10 AM EDT
Fuck'n Trekkies....


-HS
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:20:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 455SD:
Surly he is not carrying matching .45s!!

If you are going to be a geeek, at least be a historically correct geek.
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IIRC, Patton carried a ivory-handled .357 Magnum and some other revolver.  I don't believe they were matching.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:07:31 AM EDT
He is hydro'ing his jacket a little, isn't he?

Surly he is not carrying matching .45s!!
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No, and don't call him Shirley!!!


IIRC, Patton carried a ivory-handled .357 Magnum and some other revolver. I don't believe they were matching.
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They were both .357 Magnums; one a Colt SAA and the other a S&W .357 Magnum (now known as the Model 27). Later, due to ammunition concerns (the .357 was still pretty new then and not exactly widely available, especially due to wartime production of other items), he switched to a Remington Model 51 in .380 ACP.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:44:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 5:45:06 AM EDT by cmjohnson]
That guy totally lacks Patton's PRESENCE.  He looks like the commander of a major warehouse.


And he appears to be involved in a stress test of a pile of coat buttons.

CJ
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:47:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 5:59:14 AM EDT by dpmmn]
That guy is a Fucktard!!!
let me add this, This is the real Man!
[img]http://drs.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=George+Patton/v=2/l=IVS/*-http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/archive/photos/images/64-386.jpg[/img]


THat guy had better loose some of that lard above his belt and get a war face.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 5:52:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
That guy totally lacks Patton's PRESENCE.  He looks like the commander of a major warehouse.


And he appears to be involved in a stress test of a pile of coat buttons.

CJ
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[lolabove]  [rofl2]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:15:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
That guy totally lacks Patton's PRESENCE.  He looks like the commander of a major warehouse.


And he appears to be involved in a stress test of a pile of coat buttons.

CJ
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You are exactly right.  I saw him in person.  The guy had no presence.  I don't have a problem if someone wanted to dress up as Patton if there was a reason.  But this was a public and then a private tactical at a company to battalion size level.  And this idiot shows up like this.  


However the postives of dressing up and playing 40's soldier far outway the negatives.  I have learned more about WWII history by going out and doing it than I ever did from books.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:26:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
That guy is a Fucktard!!!
let me add this, This is the real Man!
[url]http://drs.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=George+Patton/v=2/l=IVS/*-http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/archive/photos/images/64-386.jpg[/url]
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Just think, 2/3rds of this photo was POTUS. And the best man out of the three was not one of them. [:<]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:37:51 AM EDT
Pattons pistols are a S&W .357 mag, ivory gripped he aquired in the late 30's. His other one is a COLT SAA .45 Colt (I believe, but definetly not .357) he bought in 1916. Also ivory gripped. The .357 mag caliber was not out until the 30's. I've seen these pistols at the West Point museum. His Colt saa is in the Colt Heritage book by R.L. Wilson
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:42:07 AM EDT
His other one is a COLT SAA .45 Colt (I believe, but definetly not .357) he bought in 1916.
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Are you sure about that? I read about these revolvers, along with excellent photographs and documentation, in a now-long-out-of-print book titled "Shots Fired in Anger."
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:11:39 AM EDT
It would seem that"re-enacting"Patton is a "Verry large pair of shoes"for anyone to try and fill.And rightly so!The man is still larger than life.  
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 9:06:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dinkydow:
It would seem that"re-enacting"Patton is a "Verry large pair of shoes"for anyone to try and fill.And rightly so!The man is still larger than life.  
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Well, at least ass-hat got the LARGER part right!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:10:38 AM EDT
On another note, I love the picture being in B & W ... lends a period feel to it.

Where are these groups and/or how does one find them and get involved?
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:22:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dpmmn:
That guy is a Fucktard!!!
let me add this, This is the real Man!
[url]http://drs.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=George+Patton/v=2/l=IVS/*-http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/archive/photos/images/64-386.jpg[/url]


THat guy had better loose some of that lard above his belt and get a war face.
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Hartman-"Let me see your war face"
Joker-"Sir?"
Hartman-"You got a war face?".......AAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!THAT'S a war face"!!
Hartman-"Now let me see your war face"!!!
Joker-"......AAAAHHHHHH"!!!


[lol]That made me think of FMJ
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:41:54 AM EDT
patton carried many pistols, as I remember he was famous for his .45 colt, smith .357 combo. But in other pictures he had a 1911 and sometimes he would carry smaller pocket pistols.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:03:13 AM EDT
Well I guess this is the perfect forum for this thread.
Perhaps he would like to come here and talk about himself...
It is the "General Discussion"....


[:d]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:18:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 11:25:09 AM EDT by HardShell]
Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:
His other one is a COLT SAA .45 Colt (I believe, but definetly not .357) he bought in 1916.
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Are you sure about that? I read about these revolvers, along with excellent photographs and documentation, in a now-long-out-of-print book titled "Shots Fired in Anger."
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Looks like [b]Stronghorn[/b] is correct. (SEE NEXT POST)

[s]According to this Aussie {http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mickay/patton.htm} who seems to have a more-than-passing-obsession with Patton (he has pictures of the revolvers in question at the above link).[/s]  Never mind - see below...
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:21:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 11:22:40 AM EDT by HardShell]
Okay - MUCH better resource...

[url]http://www.pattonhq.com/pistols.html[/url]

Serial numbers, shipping dates, etc.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:37:56 AM EDT
The pistols of Patton:

[img]http://www.pattonhq.com/pistols/coltright.gif[/img]
[img]http://www.pattonhq.com/pistols/swright.gif[/img]
[img]http://www.pattonhq.com/pistols/colt380r.gif[/img]
[img]http://www.pattonhq.com/pistols/rem51r.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 12:57:13 PM EDT
Good info hardshell, thanks.

Stronghorn
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:01:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:
His other one is a COLT SAA .45 Colt (I believe, but definetly not .357) he bought in 1916.
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Are you sure about that? I read about these revolvers, along with excellent photographs and documentation, in a now-long-out-of-print book titled "Shots Fired in Anger."
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Positive. Patton's Colt SAA was in .45 Colt and aquired long before the .357 was developed.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:23:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HillBillySasquatch:
Fuck'n Trekkies....


-HS
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That is Trekers to you rednecks.....

And it was a 357 and a colt 45 long.  
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:36:58 PM EDT
He's got a pretty funny idea about ATEN-HUT!  Maybe it's a funky Parade Rest.  Clasping your hands in front is a sure sign of idiocy!
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 9:44:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Speaking of geeks  UPD415 does 1st SS german.  He told me he gets dressed up in his uniform and he and his wife play SS Trooper and French peasant girl.  
[:D]


[sex]
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No, I haven't dressed up in the SS gear for sex (yet) but I have threatened to. (I haf my vays off making her talk!)
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