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by OverHill
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Ken Burns Vietnam War epic
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Ken Burns Vietnam War epic

I was a member of the 2nd/503rd in the early 1960's spending most of my time working with the Nationalist Chinese paratroopers on Taiwan. Some minor injuries prevented me from another enlistment so I was fortunate to make it home in 1963 missing the events my old unit (now part of the 173rd Airborne...
by OverHill
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Lee Enfield No 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3336

Re: Lee Enfield No 4

Thanks....

When I edit I don't see the tab with the three lines, in its place I see a tab labeled "Attachments"; clicking this sends me to the "Add Files" option so I think it is OK.
by OverHill
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Lee Enfield No 4
Replies: 13
Views: 3336

Re: Lee Enfield No 4

Niner, When I try this I don't see the three lines you mention. Is there a problem with just using the add file option to post a picture from my computer? I've tried this and when I preview the edited post the image looks good; for example here is a picture of the .327 Magnum revolver I posted earli...
by OverHill
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: US Military Rifles
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 23
Views: 8038

Re: M1 Garand

Just trying to get some traffic going....
by OverHill
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: US Military Rifles
Topic: M1 Garand
Replies: 23
Views: 8038

Re: M1 Garand

We used the M1 rifle in basic training at Ft. Hood in the early 1960's, we continued to use it at Ft. Bragg the whole time I was in the 82nd, when I went to the far east as part of a joint military group we still used the M1 rifle for awhile, and I shot the M1 rifle on rifle teams. When our M14's fi...
by OverHill
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: .327 Magnum Opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: .327 Magnum Opinions

M14man, I like .30 carbine revolvers as well especially with the commercial primers, powder options, and bullets available these days. Do you shoot surplus ammo? The reason I ask is because I remember a friend of mine who owned one just like yours 30-years ago experiencing frequent misfires the expe...
by OverHill
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: C124 anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: C124 anyone?

I had no personal experience with the C-7A Caribou. We did use the C123 "Thunder Pig" a lot and I was told by one of the pilots who knew the Caribou as well how impressed he was with the Caribou because it could operate out of landing fields way too short for the C123.
by OverHill
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: C124 anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: C124 anyone?

Hey Niner,

I did a quick search assuming most of the younger people knew little if anything about the old bird, but missed your video; it had a lot of details, thanks for adding....

Jim
by OverHill
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: C124 anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

C124 anyone?

Were any of the old timers exposed to the Douglas C124 during their military days? If so you know firsthand why she was called “Old Shaky”. In her day, she was huge with four prop engines as I remember rated at 3,600 to 3,800 hp. each depending on the reference source, however, whatever power they h...
by OverHill
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Questions about the M38
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Questions about the M38

Duncan, That was years ago so I do not have any target pictures, however, I remember it very well, and the net was I came away a believer. I had the assistance of two other club shooters interested in learning about the accuracy of the Swedish Mauser. We shot new Norma ammo on our 300-yard rifle ran...
by OverHill
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Questions about the M38
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Questions about the M38

Here are a few pictures of an M96/38 rifle I bought just to see if Swedish rifles were as accurate as I had heard. In discussing accuracy with a long time Mauser collector friend of mine he recommended this rifle if I wanted to find out for myself: • It was originally one of the 50,000+ M96 rifles m...
by OverHill
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Eye sight after cataract surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Eye sight after cataract surgery

When I was young I had exceptional eye sight. I had the ability to see a bullet’s flight path; either a copper colored arch for high powered rifles like the M1 or a gray arch for a .22. As I aged this went away with the normal inability to read or use a computer without glasses, or focus on the open...
by OverHill
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Your opinion is sought................
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Re: Your opinion is sought................

Thanks for the response; impressive revolver with a lot of history. Some even believe Gen. Custer carried a .442 Webley Royal Irish "Bulldog" or perhaps a pair when the 7th was wiped out; he was known to own at least one Webley Royal Irish Constabulary revolver, but no shell cases were fou...
by OverHill
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Questions about the M38
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Questions about the M38

M96 rifles converted to M38 rifles can be found with original M96 barrels cut down as well as others with new M38 production barrels; it depended on the condition of the M96 barrel; if within spec. the barrel was cut, if out of spec. a new M38 barrel was installed. The M96 sight had to be replaced b...
by OverHill
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: .327 Magnum Opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

.327 Magnum Opinions

I bought a slightly used Taurus .327 Magnum a few years ago because I liked the design point of the cartridge and the price was right on the pistol. The .327 Magnum impressed me as an effective cartridge suited for smaller and concealable pistols, and it also looked like a great choice for a carbine...
by OverHill
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: CZ-97
Replies: 0
Views: 937

CZ-97

Any owners of the CZ-97 here? If so, what is your overall opinion of this pistol?
by OverHill
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Firearms that We Have an Interest In
Topic: Your opinion is sought................
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Re: Your opinion is sought................

A case can be made for all of your options, however, my recommendation is the CZ-75 in 9x19. Czech firearm quality, function, and price are hard to beat....

Oops, just noticed the date on your original post; anyway which way did you go?
by OverHill
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: New from North Carolina, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

New from North Carolina, USA

I live near Raleigh, NC. I’m pushing 80 years old so not too active collecting or shooting at this point, however, I started firearm collecting as a teenager with a WWII P35 pistol an uncle cut from an unfortunate German officer (I still have the pistol) and was a licensed collector for many years. ...

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