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Posted: 2/21/2006 10:36:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:40:44 AM EDT
That is awesome.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:41:33 AM EDT
Wow, thats awesome!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:43:16 AM EDT
Cool!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:48:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:57:46 AM EDT
That made my day...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:02:35 AM EDT
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 11:02:57 AM EDT
Thank you for your service sir!

But watch that trigger finger.



Great story!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:10:15 AM EDT
Awesome!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:14:15 AM EDT
EXCELLENT!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:03:54 PM EDT
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 12:08:54 PM EDT
Impressive
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:09:58 PM EDT


Great story. I think all vets should be allowed to keep their weapons when they muster out.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:10:05 PM EDT
I have to agree, best story all day. I needed that.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:11:02 PM EDT
He was originally issued his rifle on my birthday, that's a good sign.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:22:02 PM EDT
Frikkin' Awesome!

Semper Fi, Marine!

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:26:31 PM EDT
Fantastic. Doing what Americans do...being heroic without a thought when the need arises.....


God Bless America.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:29:11 PM EDT
Way Cool!

Danny
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:31:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:57:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:03:48 PM EDT
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 1:29:07 PM EDT
Gotta admit... that was great.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:54:56 PM EDT
"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 2:06:09 PM EDT
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 2:08:33 PM EDT
Wow!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 2:10:49 PM EDT
Good way to start my day! Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:08:44 PM EDT

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 5:16:22 PM EDT
Semper Fi Mac!!!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:18:01 PM EDT
Outstanding!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:20:00 PM EDT
Now that is fucking cool.

Should be done with all retired weapons where the owners saw combat.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:29:14 PM EDT

Sometimes things just seem to work out...that is awesome.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:55:40 PM EDT
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 6:00:01 PM EDT
pretty neat
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:33:45 PM EDT
Thank you for a great post. That story warms the heart.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:49:52 PM EDT
That good to go... Only if I could do that with my SMAW.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:52:25 PM EDT
heh, that's awesome!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:53:52 PM EDT
Too bad our guys these days will never have that opportunity.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:45:00 PM EDT
great story
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:48:01 PM EDT


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 8:55:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 7:59:29 AM EDT 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 3:17:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 3:24:04 AM EDT 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 3:26:33 AM EDT

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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