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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-23-2007, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Matt Wilson
this one looks better than most...

But I don't know -

What sayest YOU?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280095045859&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=018

Best,
Matt
Forum: Firearms Forum 03-23-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By Matt Wilson
Excellent question! Since the brown...

Excellent question!

Since the brown grips found on some Nazi-manufactured P38s are routinely referred to as "bakelite," my first inclination would be to tell you, "Yes, they probably ARE...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-19-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By Matt Wilson
Willi, You've hit on an important...

Willi,

You've hit on an important truism, & fortunately, all those replying seem to recognize it. In a "hobby" it is all too easy to get hung up on rarity (collectibility), & "value." Guys...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-01-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,197
Posted By Matt Wilson
101, I'm not trying to stir the pot, but...

101,

I'm not trying to stir the pot, but I will make an observation. You have shifted from arguing what the law says, to what a plaintiff can prove in court. Big difference. Not everyone...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-21-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By Matt Wilson
Well let's not get politically correct, either - ...

Well let's not get politically correct, either -

It WAS a bit of a rough barb, by milcollector. On the other hand, C.O. Sarge seems quite capable of defending himself. & as Mike39's anecdote...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-18-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By Matt Wilson
For good reason, apparently... Does...

For good reason, apparently...

Does Gerd's photo not bear out the concerns voiced? The para's left leg IS bandaged (splinted?), no? It is only speculation on my part, but since most armies...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-17-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By Matt Wilson
Holy moley! How high is the doorway on a...

Holy moley!

How high is the doorway on a Ju-52?

Best,
Matt
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-05-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,164
Posted By Matt Wilson
Willi, Thanks for keeping me honest! I...

Willi,

Thanks for keeping me honest! I don't know what I was thinking, but you are obviously correct. I guess it has been too long since I recharged AR mags.

& thank you for the insight on...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-05-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,164
Posted By Matt Wilson
No John, I was thinking more...

No John,



I was thinking more along the lines of, "What lessons/technology might the US Army have learned from WW2 Germany that they carried to Vietnam?" We got all our rocket technology...
Forum: Firearms Forum 12-05-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,474
Posted By Matt Wilson
That will NEVER be a legitimate excuse! ...

That will NEVER be a legitimate excuse!

There will always be PLENTY of room in MY closet to store your excess!! :)

Best,
Matt
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-05-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,164
Posted By Matt Wilson
As David points out, Five-round strippers...

As David points out,

Five-round strippers for larger box mags seems to be closer to the norm. How many rounds on the stripper for the 712 Broomhandle? Look at the US .223 charging system for the...
Forum: Firearms Forum 12-04-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By Matt Wilson
My twenty year-old once made a sage observation, ...

My twenty year-old once made a sage observation,

She said, "You know what the word 'but' means?"

Knowing something was in the wind, I bit, & she shocked me w/her insight. She said, "It means...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-04-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,164
Posted By Matt Wilson
Hey Gene, You may be opening the door to...

Hey Gene,

You may be opening the door to the next big stampede in collecting - factory seconds! Think about the way numismatists fawn over mis-strikes. Look at how the WW2 militaria we...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-29-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Matt Wilson
Good spot Jay, I'd wager you were right...

Good spot Jay,

I'd wager you were right on the money.

Best,
Matt
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-29-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By Matt Wilson
Craig, Yes, the rear legs of the straps...

Craig,

Yes, the rear legs of the straps cross up inside the shell.

Best,
Matt
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-23-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 943
Posted By Matt Wilson
K98 Mystery Marking

Greetings,

I have tossed this query to a couple of our resident authorities, but so far, no one can attach any significance to this marking. This is the second time I have observed these...
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-23-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By Matt Wilson
Oh Bill, STOP! You're givin' me flashbacks!...

Oh Bill,

STOP! You're givin' me flashbacks! I remember when we MELTED DOWN on of those - in about 95% condition!! Ohhhh, the pain...

Nifty ammo you've got for, though.

Best,
Matt
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-23-2006, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Matt Wilson
Yup, Micrometer. Used for precision...

Yup,

Micrometer. Used for precision measurement. Mauser tools are not uncommon. Check Ebay to get an idea of market value. I sold a Mauser dial indicators over there a couple weeks back.
...
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-23-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Matt Wilson
Yeah... But I'll bet it works WONDERS...

Yeah...

But I'll bet it works WONDERS for your outlook!! :)

Best,
Matt
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-22-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,316
Posted By Matt Wilson
What is the light-colored marking on the side of...

What is the light-colored marking on the side of the helmet?

Can anyone discern whether it is just reflection, or perhaps one of the individual unit markings we see so often faked nowadays?
...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-22-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,212
Posted By Matt Wilson
Gerd, Don't be offended. I don't think...

Gerd,

Don't be offended. I don't think Anthony was being dismissive. I read it as he was saying you are bringing up points that SHOULD be considered. It's that doggone international...
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-15-2006, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,814
Posted By Matt Wilson
Thanks for the clarification, Jim. ...

Thanks for the clarification, Jim.

Reckon I oughta scare up a copy of that reference for my little library...

Best,
Matt
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-15-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Matt Wilson
I can only assume that was made for some...

I can only assume that was made for some third-world dictator...

Best,
Matt
Forum: Firearms Forum 11-15-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Matt Wilson
Mike, I think you are likely to find...

Mike,

I think you are likely to find that the number is an indication of the height of the sight (hey - I made a rhyme!). "Windage" will be adjusted by drifting the sight left or right in its...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-14-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Matt Wilson
Aha! So, Willi - THAT is how you acquire...

Aha!

So, Willi - THAT is how you acquire all those keepers... :)

Best,
Matt
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