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by Niner
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Interwar machinegun pin
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Interwar machinegun pin

I posted a question about it at the above listed site for BOLOMK1 because he was having a hard time getting admitted to the site as a user. I provoked an answer from two sources that both say it is a sweetheart pin that a WWI era soldier would have given his sweetheart. Maybe there will be more answ...
by Niner
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: L1A1 SLR (FAL)
Replies: 27
Views: 482

Re: L1A1 SLR (FAL)

That sling is identical to one I bought for my jungle carbine. Interesting that the British Army issued you a cleaning kit. I don't ever remember one issued to me in the US Army. Instead we had these basecamp cleaning stations with nasty cleaning solvent in a slice of oil drum and some community cle...
by Niner
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: I read it in a newspaper from a hundred years ago

A hundred years ago during the holiday season, with prohibition in full sway for the first time during the season of celebration, there is a sudden upswing in wood alcohol poisoning. Death tolls are being counted in all parts of the country and warnings being issued in every newspaper. In a Washingt...
by Niner
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Automatic Rifles
Topic: Shooting again..........
Replies: 47
Views: 2507

Re: Shooting again..........

KIA has come a long way in the last quarter century. The first KIA I ever saw was in 1995 when the Ford dealership I had started working as a temporary thing, that became permanent, took KIA on as a subline. There was no bottom to the KIA line. Many of the first SUV KIA's, called the Sportage, didn'...
by Niner
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Accoutrements
Topic: Interwar machinegun pin
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Interwar machinegun pin

Ask the question at this site. Lots of collectors of military ephemera. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/
by Niner
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: NC4 from a hundred years ago.
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: NC4 from a hundred years ago.

The NC4 is the largest plane inside the exhibit building.
by Niner
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: To all....
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: To all....

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all the followers of the site from all the years.....even the ones, the great many, who will never see this greeting. Happy New Year 2020.
by Niner
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: NC4 from a hundred years ago.
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: NC4 from a hundred years ago.

The next day was this story.
by Niner
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Airplanes and ships
Topic: NC4 from a hundred years ago.
Replies: 4
Views: 98

NC4 from a hundred years ago.

One of the planes that participated in the Atlantic Crossing was in the newspaper again a hundred years ago. This time it was lost between Galveston and Mobile.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/