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Forum: Optics Forum 06-11-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Ordnance
Thank you gentlemen . I will pass the info along...

Thank you gentlemen . I will pass the info along to the owner.
Forum: Optics Forum 06-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Ordnance
Can Anyone Identify this Russian Optic

A friend sent this photo to see if I could identify it. I can't. Anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance.

https://photos.imageevent.com/ricklarson/ebayphotos/huge/Russian%20Optic.jpg
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 10-24-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By Ordnance
Noticed this thread and thought I'd add a couple...

Noticed this thread and thought I'd add a couple photos of a Lucky Strike package I saw at the SOS show in February. I don't even collect this type of stuff but had never seen a tin can package of...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 05-04-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Ordnance
Jens is correct. Original but mismatched parts. ...

Jens is correct. Original but mismatched parts. Both the Danes and Swedes (and perhaps others) used the yellow band marking on the stick grenades they issued.

I believe the Danish ones were...
Forum: Achtung Panzer! Forum 04-13-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Ordnance
Great find indeed. Those are for the Sd Kfz 303...

Great find indeed. Those are for the Sd Kfz 303 gasoline engine version of the Goliath. Yes, there should be 96 links for a full set.

Unfortunately, they will not work on a 302 version. I have...
Forum: Achtung Panzer! Forum 11-25-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,158
Posted By Ordnance
Johann, Beautiful truck and restoration. I...

Johann,

Beautiful truck and restoration. I have always been fond of the CMP vehicles but are quite scarce here in the U.S.

This one was found a couple months ago in eastern Washington State...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 11-06-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Ordnance
I'm pretty sure your piece is a second pattern...

I'm pretty sure your piece is a second pattern Humphries grenade, a WWI period British experimental. I think the first pattern had a clamshell cover with spring loaded pins that pushed the cover...
Forum: Firearms Forum 07-23-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ordnance
Nothing to add on the possibly Mauser made 1911A1...

Nothing to add on the possibly Mauser made 1911A1 but it did remind me of some photos a friend took several years ago during a visit to the Czech Republic. If memory serves, these were taken at the...
Forum: Achtung Panzer! Forum 12-11-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,797
Posted By Ordnance
Nope, that's a different M18. In fact, the M18...

Nope, that's a different M18. In fact, the M18 that suffered the explosion is still in the police impound yard pending the conclusion of the investigation, which is still ongoing.

And regarding...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 09-21-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By Ordnance
Unfortunately, I can't find the photos of the set...

Unfortunately, I can't find the photos of the set I sold on eBay 10 or 12 years ago. They are not packed with the elaborate wooden crate of the Japanese set, just a simple cardboard box that holds...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-20-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Ordnance
Generally, random letters and numbers on castings...

Generally, random letters and numbers on castings denote the location in a multi-cavity mold or die where it was cast. When that area begins to wear out, the parts will start to fail inspection and...
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-06-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Ordnance
Not German, but French! It's a WWI grenade...

Not German, but French! It's a WWI grenade called the DR. It was fired from a mandrel launcher mounted on the muzzle of a rifle sort of like the VB except the grenade went over the launcher rather...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 04-26-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Ordnance
Your ashtray is a cut down M38A2 100-lb practice...

Your ashtray is a cut down M38A2 100-lb practice bomb from WWII. The entire center section has been removed with the top and bottom ends soldered together. Google images for M38A2 bomb and it...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 01-15-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Ordnance
If you are hoping for a WWII vintage bazooka for...

If you are hoping for a WWII vintage bazooka for your collection, I'm afraid this one isn't it. The example pictured it a post-war M20 3.5" launcher. It was actually developed in WWII but did not go...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 08-07-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,284
Posted By Ordnance
Nice to see this thread I had not previously...

Nice to see this thread I had not previously noted. I don't specifically collect things from the Grenada campaign but do have one thing I'd appreciate comments on.

I acquired this Kevlar helmet...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-22-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Ordnance
It's a Navy specific item. Officially, it's a...

It's a Navy specific item. Officially, it's a "Sight, open rear ring, Mark 10" . It should be 5.5" in diameter and 7.9" high.

These were used with the .30 cal AN-M2 flexible aircraft MG with...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-25-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Ordnance
I'll make it clearer. Rifle grenade attachments...

I'll make it clearer. Rifle grenade attachments such as those for the K98 or spigot types for the M1 Garand are illegal by California State law. Sorry.

I have certainly seen some there over the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-12-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Ordnance
Nope, not aircraft related. The M3 chest was a...

Nope, not aircraft related. The M3 chest was a cavalry item. The original drawing is dated 1934. They were intended to be carried on horse or mule pack hangers and later used with the M5 handcart...
Forum: Firearms Forum 10-12-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Ordnance
It's the magazine for the spotting rifle on the...

It's the magazine for the spotting rifle on the Mk153 SMAW anti-tank weapon used by the USMC. Do a Google search for SMAW spotting rifle images and you will find it.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-22-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Ordnance
It is the feedway spacer used for blank firing in...

It is the feedway spacer used for blank firing in the M2 .50 BMG. It fills the space where the bullet would normally be to keep the blank case pushed rearward so the extractor can pull them from the...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 07-11-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By Ordnance
I'm afraid you guys just aren't old enough to...

I'm afraid you guys just aren't old enough to recognize this one. It's a fake, made for the collectors market about 40 years ago. They used to have the nickname "Arizona Special" because they were...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 03-20-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,415
Posted By Ordnance
Here is a photo of my grenades, one from 1-43 and...

Here is a photo of my grenades, one from 1-43 and one from 10-43.

http://photos.imageevent.com/ricklarson/ammunitionphotos/websize/PICT1034.JPG

Interesting that even with the limited production...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 03-19-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,415
Posted By Ordnance
I have 2 in my collection, also in similar nice...

I have 2 in my collection, also in similar nice condition. All the examples I know of in the U.S. came from one collector in California about 20 years ago. He traveled in Europe buying ordnance and...
Forum: Firearms Forum 03-19-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Ordnance
Well, that's an interesting coincidence. I just...

Well, that's an interesting coincidence. I just went to our annual cartridge collectors show in Southwest Washingon state yesterday and brought home this little crate. It's about 2/3 full, though...
Forum: Large Ordnance Forum 10-25-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,938
Posted By Ordnance
Very nice boxes. Interesting that the Germans...

Very nice boxes. Interesting that the Germans made two distinctively different wooden stick grenade boxes late in the war. Like everything else in late 1944 an early 1945, the packaging got cheaper...
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