dalbert Posted July 4, 2011 Report Share Posted July 4, 2011 All, I recently acquired 5 WWII era USMC filmstrips, one of which is "TFS-6," covering "Nomenclature of the U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1." This filmstrip has existed for about 68 years, but I cannot find it documented anywhere, including in Larry Ruth's excellent books on the M1 Carbine. I don't believe the filmstrip has been seen by anyone recently. It has 33 frames, and I've made a watermarked pdf file of the filmstrip available for download here. The pdf has a white line through the middle of it, which seems to be a product of the software I used to convert it, and all frames are watermarked with my name, and the website name. I'm doing this because I don't want someone to just pick it up and start selling it as their own. I scanned each frame in at 1200 dpi. The information in the filmstrip is fairly basic, but very cool, nonetheless. I found it interesting that the example sling used in the filmstrip was the early type with the "C" shaped end clips, and even the one pictured in the filmstrip is unraveling, which, I believe, was the reason for switching to the "D" shaped end clips. Somewhere, someone may have a phonographic record with the sound for this filmstrip. I'm thinking maybe the National Archives, or maybe someone in the surplus business, or they may be in an attic or basement. Hopefully they didn't all end up in a landfill. It will be something to keep an eye out for, because it would be great to be able to mate the images with their sound again. In the meantime, I'm sure you can use your imagination. I also completed digitizing a USMC Reising Submachine Gun filmstrip, which is posted on the Reising SMG Board here at Machinegunboards.com, We all paid for the production of these filmstrips years ago, and I'm happy to make them available again. The other filmstrips I have, which are not yet digitized, cover the "Care and Cleaning of the M1" Garand, "Replacing the Firing Pin - U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1," and "U.S" Anti-Personnel Mines." Your thoughts on the content of the M1 Carbine filmstrip are appreciated. I will probably pin this post at the top of the board after a while. Here is the filmstrip download link: http://www.sturmgewehr.com/dalbert/MGBoard...20Filmstrip.pdf David Albert email@example.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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