Off Topic...but Looks Cool With A Thompson
Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:48 PM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 07:13 PM
Posted 18 March 2004 - 11:36 PM
That's neat. Gotta pick up some para material one day to do that to my helmet.
Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:25 AM
Give me a break!
Also this is WAY OFF TOPIC. Needs to be moved and quick. Lets not let the board turn into an ebay advertisment for reproduction WW2 helmets.
Posted 19 March 2004 - 11:23 AM
Gueeze Louize in a Summer Breeze...
Posted 27 March 2004 - 12:31 AM
(Along with the rest of the set.)
Edited by Overkill211, 27 March 2004 - 12:33 AM.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 01:24 AM
Posted 27 March 2004 - 08:55 AM
Not a bad WWII impression. Not to be too critical or anything, but you have your leggings on backwards. The laces and hooks go on the outside of the legs, not the inside. Your impression will look more authentic if the equipment is on correctly. Nice job though and nice picture.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:28 AM
Posted 27 March 2004 - 07:21 PM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:53 AM
The stripes do indeed point to a lend-lease. The barrel has the correct cold-stamping above the gas cylinder. It is NOT a WW2 lend-lease, though. My serial number places its birth at the Springfield armory in January of 1945. The "official" paint stripe scheme used in WW2 would have been at the rear of the front handguard - a single red stripe with a black 30-06 painted on top. I think this one was sent to the UK during Korea.
(BTW, the "yellow" stripe is actually white... but age, linseed oil, and the shade I was in make it look yellow.)
I wouldn't be opposed to joining a reenacting group, but all of the 5th Rangers groups I've found were in the Eastern US. Quite a trip from AZ. Besides, I'd like to wait until I manage to acquire an M1928A1 (a long-running dream of mine, and the reason I found this board). I'd really love to find an M1918, but it would take 5 years to save enough for one of those at my current cash surplus rate.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 02:01 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:33 AM
Have I strayed off topic... Opps
I mowed the bitch down with my M1 Thompson. Back on topic now.........
Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:49 AM
* dickweed stolen from MST3K