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#1 Bill in VA

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 03:54 PM

I know this is a little OT, but I seem to recall from a while back (maybe even from the old TSMG board) that a board member from VA was asking questions about blank adapting their TSMG so they could use it with their WWII reenacting impressions. (IIRC, it may have a "John" from somewhere around northern VA???) If you're in VA and are involved in WWII reenacting, would you mind contacting me, either here, or (preferrably) off-list. I have a buddy who's recently gotten involved in it and is trying to get me involved too (D Co/506 PIR out of Georgia) and would like to speak with someone who has been doing it for a little while. (I'm even more in the dark AFTER talking with my buddy.)

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#2 Jay Baker

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 05:37 PM

Bill,

Where in GA is this outfit? I've always wanted to do something like that but never met anyone into it. Thanks.
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Posted 08 April 2004 - 06:13 PM

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#4 Bill in VA

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 07:59 PM

Jay, here's the web site for Dog Company (the outfit my buddy joined and is trying to get me to join too): http://www.506thpir.com/
I'm not exactly sure where in Georgia they are, though.

There's also another outfit based in VA and MD (502 PIR, at:
http://www.easy502nd.com/ )

Greg, Thanks. I'll be in contact as soon as I check out the link you sent (and get back from Easter.)
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#5 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:10 PM

Wish I wasn't so fat and old ......can't play a Para at my age....
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 06:52 AM

ive just started bill. im representing C co. 116th reg of the 29th infantry division over here in uk. there is a ww2 reenacting site which hasjust started up with a a helpful forum. they should be able to help you out a lot. heres the link
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#7 LSU Tiger

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 07:50 AM

I started reenacting in the late 70's-early 80's. Funny thing was that I started gathering equipment and uniforms to fulfill that need, now, well... My wife says I could start a war and sell to both sides! laugh.gif Send an email Bill, I've got a few pics I can send to you. wink.gif
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 08:36 AM

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Wish I wasn't so fat and old ......can't play a Para at my age....


Trust me, that's not a disqualification.....we had to send someone back to make sure this one guy hadn't shuffled off this mortal coil. Truth is after slogging through the fog and snow, even the younger guys still trained up by the service were panting.

Admittedly I've seen some reenacted paras that would have required shortening the sticks to keep the plane from being over load, but what the hell, unless you are doing a public display, where some veracity of appearance should be maintained, who cares...wink.gif
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 01:52 PM

I do Rev War Re-enacting...militia was any able bodied (or not) man between the ages of 16 and 60...easy to fall into that without looking really out of place....Maybe I could be an old Sgt. like Tom Sizemore.... smile.gif

Here's me when I was a Continental Sgt. in "The Patriot" That's me up front

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#10 TAB

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 05:07 PM

But you can't carry a Thompson! ohmy.gif

Then again, if Mel Gibson could have 'outlawed pipes' in the time of Wallace, a Thompson in the revolution is not nearly as phantasmagoric. biggrin.gif


Did you know people in London were killed protesting George IIIs war against the colonies? The war was not as entirely popular as our history sometimes paints it. People are just not quite as stupid as the ruling classes sometimes wish they were.
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Posted 09 April 2004 - 08:31 PM

I've been doing it for quite a few years. In fact, that's what got me interested in getting a Thompson. I currently do Inf., airborne, and ranger impressions. One of the best places to ask questions about stuff is http://ww2reenactors.proboards20.com/
You've got questions and they have answers.
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#12 rjb1

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Posted 09 April 2004 - 11:59 PM

WWII reenacting is a lot of fun and a good way to add another variation to Thompson "shooting". Even if you don't have a Thompson or don't want to blank adapt the one you have, it's still great.

I'm in the 101st Living History Association - sponsored by the 101st Airborne Museum at Ft. Campbell. We do 502nd PIR and 327th GIR.

I'm in contact with other units in Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, and Kentucky, if anyone is interested in those areas. They do everything from paratroops, to infantry, to Signal Corps.

And don't wory about being too old/large... We just pretend not to notice those things.

While we're on the subject - sort of - don't forget that "Band of Brothers" is on the History Channel this Sunday.


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Posted 10 April 2004 - 07:18 AM

I do WW2 reenacting with a group out of Jackson,Miss. F Co 506 101st Airborne. I carry an W.H. M1a1 ,another guy with us carries an W.H. 1928 both of these guns are full auto. The germans do not like them at all.

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 09:26 PM

I do WW2 -- 3rd ID, 7th Inf. We have a couple of M1 Thompsons. They sure are fun when they open up full auto. I am in the machinegun squad -- gunner on the 1919a4. Put them both together and your ears are ringing!!
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