Service Weapons

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Re: draft

Postby GhostlyOne » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:53 pm

carload9 wrote:There was a lottery draft in 71', got a high #. Went to phoenix after H school for a job. l think nam was over 72' or so.

I think I was #4 in Oakland County, Michigan in 1961. College deferment did not defer S##*! Wound up in Uncle Sam's Flying Club and finished college there.

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Postby carload9 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:06 pm

Sometimes, l wish l had been drafted. Just caught up in a big machine. Dumb as a box of rocks l was, it might have been a good thing.

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Re: Service Weapons

Postby darwin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:13 am

rrgramps wrote:What did y'all use when you were in the service or as a civilion cop?

Occasionaly, a 50 cal machine gun.

What caliber were the .50 calibers? A local factory made barrels for them for a long time. They also made the Liberator pistols during the war and the .45 caliber "grease guns". The factory made lights, bumpers etc for GM.

I saw the millionth .50 caliber barrel recently, but to didn't show the caliber or a dummy round.

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Postby Jim_Duncan » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:09 pm

Smith Model 66. Gainesville Police Department. In another century and in a very different America.

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Postby daboone » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:50 am

In 1968 aboard the USS New Jersey BB62 9 16in rifles and some 5in 38s were our "service weapons". :P :wink:

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Postby GhostlyOne » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:48 pm

Jim_Duncan wrote: In another century and in a very different America.

I understand that!!!

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