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Posted: 2/21/2006 9:36:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:40:44 AM EST
That is awesome.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:41:33 AM EST
Wow, thats awesome!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:43:16 AM EST
Cool!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:48:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:57:46 AM EST
That made my day...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:02:35 AM EST
sweet! i wish i could get my dad's m14 for him. they tried to take it away from him and give him a .45 and m16. he told them to shove it!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:02:57 AM EST
Thank you for your service sir!

But watch that trigger finger.



Great story!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:10:15 AM EST
Awesome!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:14:15 AM EST
EXCELLENT!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:03:54 AM EST
That's the COOLEST thing I have read all freaking day. Bet that sort of thing didn't happen very often. I remember my rifle number from Parris Island (6099012), but was issued several other rifles afterwards.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:08:54 AM EST
Impressive
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:09:58 AM EST


Great story. I think all vets should be allowed to keep their weapons when they muster out.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:10:05 AM EST
I have to agree, best story all day. I needed that.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:11:02 AM EST
He was originally issued his rifle on my birthday, that's a good sign.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:22:02 AM EST
Frikkin' Awesome!

Semper Fi, Marine!

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:26:31 AM EST
Fantastic. Doing what Americans do...being heroic without a thought when the need arises.....


God Bless America.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:29:11 AM EST
Way Cool!

Danny
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:31:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:57:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:03:48 PM EST
And I thought it was awesome when my mom located and bought my dad's original car ('65 Ford Falcon) and gave it to him for his 45th birthday.

That's great. My grandfather has been reminicing about his M1 carbine lately.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:29:07 PM EST
Gotta admit... that was great.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:54:56 PM EST
"He applied to the USMC for permission to purchase the rifle and was eventually allowed to for $25 (in 1954). "

Wish they still let ya do that............
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:06:09 PM EST
Just glad he lives in a free state and can keep it. new york or d.c. it would be a "weapon of war", the gun destroyed and he would be sent to jail.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:08:33 PM EST
Wow!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:10:49 PM EST
Good way to start my day! Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:08:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By 3-gun:
Just glad he lives in a free state and can keep it. new york or d.c. it would be a "weapon of war", the gun destroyed and he would be sent to jail.


Wrong. Maybe in DC. Plenty of '03s in NYS.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:16:22 PM EST
Semper Fi Mac!!!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:18:01 PM EST
Outstanding!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:20:00 PM EST
Now that is fucking cool.

Should be done with all retired weapons where the owners saw combat.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:29:14 PM EST

Sometimes things just seem to work out...that is awesome.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:55:40 PM EST
I know a ww2 Marine who was on the 1st wave on the canal and he still has his 1903 Springfield rifle.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:00:01 PM EST
pretty neat
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:33:45 PM EST
Thank you for a great post. That story warms the heart.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:49:52 PM EST
That good to go... Only if I could do that with my SMAW.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:52:25 PM EST
heh, that's awesome!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:53:52 PM EST
Too bad our guys these days will never have that opportunity.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:45:00 PM EST
great story
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:48:01 PM EST


neat story

Who was the guy on here that found some papers in the butstock of his K31 and was able to track down the swiss guy who it was issued to?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:55:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 6:59:29 AM EST by FishKepr]
A year or two ago there was a story in First Shot where a WWII vet order a M1 rifle from the CMP and was actually sent a rifle with the same stock he was issued in WWII. Apparently while in theatre, he carved his initials in the wood under the butt plate and they were still there. Of course parts were interchanged all the time and the chances that it was the same receiver is pretty small, but the stock was definitely the same one.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:17:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 2:24:04 AM EST by TacticalStrat]

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:

neat story

Who was the guy on here that found some papers in the butstock of his K31 and was able to track down the swiss guy who it was issued to?




That was me. Here's the thread: Link
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:26:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Now that is fucking cool.

Should be done with all retired weapons where the owners saw combat.





I would love to be able to buy the M16A4/M203 I carried in Afghanistan...
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