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Forum: Firearms Forum 05-27-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Johnny Peppers
Not a U.S. military. May have been a private...

Not a U.S. military. May have been a private purchase.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-21-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Johnny Peppers
The artillery bursts in the Civil War movies is...

The artillery bursts in the Civil War movies is for visual effect, and nothing like the actual bursts. The shells were loaded with iron or lead balls of about .69 caliber (and sometimes reject .58...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-21-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Johnny Peppers
That one appears to be for the 3" Ordnance Rifle....

That one appears to be for the 3" Ordnance Rifle. The troops hated the Hotchkiss round as it was a two piece shell. The bottom was hollow and held on to the upper part by the lead band. Upon...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-17-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Johnny Peppers
He is also wearing one of the three pocket...

He is also wearing one of the three pocket pouches for the half moon clips of .45 ACP.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-12-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Johnny Peppers
One of the most beautifully finished of the U.S....

One of the most beautifully finished of the U.S. military knives.

https://i.postimg.cc/DfRV8hHc/Western1.jpg
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-12-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By Johnny Peppers
The U.S. Lend-Leased 119,000 Model 1917 rifles to...

The U.S. Lend-Leased 119,000 Model 1917 rifles to England during WWII, so there were some in British hands.
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-08-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Johnny Peppers
This one is very lightly stamped, but appears to...

This one is very lightly stamped, but appears to be a damaged die on an E/655 tool.

https://i.postimg.cc/CLHJyP07/SE855.jpg
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-08-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Johnny Peppers
As Douglas Jr. mentioned, the barrel is WWII...

As Douglas Jr. mentioned, the barrel is WWII vintage made by High Standard for the Remington Rand, Ithaca, and US&S Model 1911A1 pistols as well as field replacements. The Colt .455 barrels are...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-04-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Johnny Peppers
There have been enough examples posted to pretty...

There have been enough examples posted to pretty well indicate what they were, or maybe the photo had been taken out of the grips long ago.

The picture of my uncle and his .45.
...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-02-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Theater made grip panels were fairly common in...

Theater made grip panels were fairly common in WWII. They are mostly seen with a photo of a wife or loved one under the plexiglass, gaining the name "sweetheart" grips. I have a photo of an uncle...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-01-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. Ammo should...

Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. Ammo should be headstamped with TW and date. AP became the standard round in WWII.
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-01-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Agree. A French modification.

Agree. A French modification.
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-30-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Your photo is a little fuzzy, but this is an...

Your photo is a little fuzzy, but this is an original on a 1.30 million Winchester to compare it to

https://i.postimg.cc/cJP1SCYS/WRAcar.jpg
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-28-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Johnny Peppers
I would question the barrel having no markings....

I would question the barrel having no markings. Best do some research on that, as the barrel may be .45 ACP.

Even if the barrel is the correct .455, the price is at the top of the ladder...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-28-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Just because something can be fired in a weapon...

Just because something can be fired in a weapon doesn't mean it should be.
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-28-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Johnny Peppers
You were the one that called it an upper hand...

You were the one that called it an upper hand guard, and just using your nomenclature to better help you understand.

No, the paper sticker is not original to the hand guard. The military part...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-28-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Johnny Peppers
All the British pistols were Colt Government...

All the British pistols were Colt Government Models, and not the U.S. military 1911.

The .45 ACP and .455 Webley Self Loading were not the same cartridge. Chamber dimensions of the .455 were...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-27-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Not really, and that is the rear hand guard. The...

Not really, and that is the rear hand guard. The upper hand guard slides over the front of the barrel.
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-26-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Whether they are being fired or not, the...

Whether they are being fired or not, the condition of the bore as well as the finish influences the price. Otherwise they would all be worth the same.

Whether they are being made any more or not...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-26-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Johnny Peppers
I would want to know how the bore cleans up...

I would want to know how the bore cleans up before putting $1800 into it.
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-26-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Johnny Peppers
The British ordered Colt Government Models went...

The British ordered Colt Government Models went up to the W100700 serial number range. That appears to be one of the late ones issued to the RAF. The british used a black enamel like paint to...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Johnny Peppers
If you are referring to the serial number on the...

If you are referring to the serial number on the barrel, the barrel was not serial numbered until after the pistol was finished, where the other parts were serial numbered before finish. The exact...
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-20-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Get a stainless steel bore brush. I wouldn't use...

Get a stainless steel bore brush. I wouldn't use a SS brush on a nice bore, but it will help the condition of your corroded bore. It will get down in the edge of the lands and grooves, and give you...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-18-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Johnny Peppers
Nice find. I have found sterling sillver PX...

Nice find. I have found sterling sillver PX rings, but nothing in gold.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-17-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Johnny Peppers
There are blade marked and blade marked and dated.

There are blade marked and blade marked and dated.
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