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#1 85th Engineer

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:43 PM

Not the best at photography. But here's some of what I have. Had to host them on my WWII web site, and being a bit off topic I can't leave them ther long.

These are just a few of the displays. And there are other Thompsons and accessories scattered throughout the museum.

Sorry, had to take the pics off the website.

Edited by 85th Engineer, 20 October 2004 - 05:00 PM.

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#2 TSMGguy

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:54 PM

Nice! Did you mean, "pontoon"?
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 06:50 PM

Thanks for taking the time to send the photos - for one that was not able to attend the photos are great.
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#4 85th Engineer

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 07:07 PM

TSMG Guy, No not pontoon. Pontons were distinguished from their rubber cousins in that they were what looked like oversized johnboats. They were made of metal and capable of carrying heavier loads than the rubber "pontoon" boats. While most Engineer battalions were able to build pontoon boats, it took specialized units such as the 85th to build the Heavy Ponton Bridge.
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 07:24 PM

Very Cool, Thanks
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 09:35 PM

Thanks very much for posting the pictures. Now, if only someone would post information about exactly what we are seeing? I can figure out some of it but by no means all.
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 07:32 AM

85th,

Great pics! wink.gif

I see that they even recogonize the 27A1 as a relative to the TSMG.

In photo #4 (of the first set photos) there is a Colt 21 (?) with a strange looking stock. Can you offer any info on it?

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 05:52 PM

I think it is described in the catalog, but I left my copy on my desk at work. Will check it tomorrow and let you know.
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Posted 16 October 2004 - 11:39 PM

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In photo #4 (of the first set photos) there is a Colt 21 (?) with a strange looking stock. Can you offer any info on it?


And it has a strange looking sight on it...



That also looks like an A5 on the Mills case..
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#10 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 08:33 AM

Norm, Hawkeye Joe,

If I read the Catalog correctly, pic #4 shows a 1919 Mod. E with stock, etc. that were added after manufacture.

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 09:06 AM

That one would be a good one to own!

Does the catalog say what it shoots? .45 or ?


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#12 gijive

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 09:13 AM

Norm,

The 1919 prototype guns were all in .45 caliber. It is, in fact, .45 caliber.
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:37 AM

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The 1919 prototype guns were all in .45 caliber. It is, in fact, .45 caliber.


Good; I'll take it. Ship it to me UPS next day! wink.gif
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 11:29 AM

I think you might have a little problem getting, prying, it out of Tracie Hill's hands. After all, he owns 4 of the 5 that are transferable and in the public hands. A guy in Florida I'm told owns the one and will not sell it to Tracie. Or probably anyone else for that matter. If you oin the TCA and go to Tracies for the shoot, you can look at it up close. He might even let you hold it if he's feeling nice that day. laugh.gif
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 11:36 AM

I think the 5th 1919 is owned by Reed Knight.
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Posted 17 October 2004 - 11:38 AM

Oh well, it was worth a shot.

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