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#1 bfryar44

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 07:18 AM

This is a photo I found on another website that I want to share. The photo was taken sometime during the war in Italy and shows a tall, Ranger SSGT. It appears he has a 1928 Thompson, the buttstock has been removed, it's upside down and hanging from his right shoulder. Note that he's using 30 round mags in a 5-cell 20rd mag pouch. Pretty neat picture!

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 08:55 AM

Yet another picture of a 28. Remember there were fewer M1 and M1A1s out there. The movies don't get this right.
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:25 AM

First time I've ever noticed 30 rounders snapped up in a 5 cell (20 rounder) pouch. Usually you see the mags hanging forward with the top straps tucked in behind.....I always thought they'd fall out easier this way. They actually look very secure with the top straps pulled around and snapped.

Cool pic.....thanks!

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 12:32 PM

As far as the 30 rd'ers in a 20 rd pouch go, I first noticed this in the movie Windtalkers. Tom Hank's character had this configuration in several scenes later in the movie. In that movie they actually got it right !

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 01:25 PM

FYI: Tom Hanks wasn't in "Windtalkers"..... laugh.gif
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:12 PM

I don't know, but to me it looks like these two guys are trying to proposition that lady. dry.gif
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:55 PM

Hakeye_Joe,

You are corect, I stand corrected, it was Nicholas Cage. The movie got it right but I got it wrong.

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 04:06 PM

That's a great Thompson picture! I still don't see the buttstock and it looks like his canteen is unsnapped.

Edited by TSMGDEAN, 10 October 2004 - 04:08 PM.

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