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General Discussion / Re: Outstanding DD214
« Last post by jcorl on Today at 10:59:40 AM »
OK guys.  A guy wins 6 bronze stars and an air medal with 4 oak leaf clusters and no one wants to comment.  Strange.


Jim
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C96 / C12 Broomhandle / Re: Cleaned Pistol and now won't cock
« Last post by Brantman on May 16, 2018, 12:35:34 PM »
My gunsmith identified the problem as being a "worn hammer".  It appeared to him that some previous owner filed down some internal parts, probably hoping to make the gun's trigger lighter.  Apparently, he took too much off the hammer.  Since it is a matching number piece, I had him repair the hammer by welding a bit of material, and reshaping that area.  It functions properly now, as does the safety (which always gave me problems).  The pistol will now go to auction, as a "new" trigger would decrease the value. It still needs to be re-bored to be a good shooter.  Interestingly, The original grips are 50 numbers off from the gun; 171 rather than 121.  Maybe someone back then had poor eyesight?
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General Discussion / Outstanding DD214
« Last post by jcorl on May 16, 2018, 09:14:30 AM »
Boone said there was a DFC left off.  He left service at Jefferson Barracks.  I entered service at Jefferson Barracks. 

Jim
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Mauser Revolvers / Re: Mauser revolvers 1980 - 1998
« Last post by vlim on May 15, 2018, 12:40:42 PM »
I received an example of the 6" Hunter model today.

Serial numbering appears to suggest that the 'Mauser' revolvers were not numbered in their own range, but were intermixed with the standard Kora production.

This particular example was proofed in 1998.
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General Discussion / Re: Discharge Paper
« Last post by jcorl on May 15, 2018, 10:02:54 AM »
I am pleased you enjoyed it.  I have another military form that will be exciting to read.  I have a little back ground on it.  It is most interesting.  The story is a good as the form.  Hoping all enjoy the history of our nation.

Jim
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General Discussion / Re: Discharge Paper
« Last post by Warbird on May 14, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
Excellent, Jim!  Hard to believe it's 150 years old.  It has been well cared-for.  Thanks for sharing.
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General Discussion / Discharge Paper
« Last post by jcorl on May 14, 2018, 09:38:34 AM »
From my relative.  Enjoy.

Jim
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General Discussion / Re: Communication in a war zone
« Last post by jcorl on May 10, 2018, 02:53:09 PM »
Great, great article.  Thank you for that super information.  What is really interesting that I find, my dad's V-Mail was written 9 November 1943 at Epswitch, England, then delivered to Grand Dad in SW Missouri just 48 hours latter on 11 November.  Someone had this system down pat!  It is interesting to read that dad knew the war was over in November 1943 and that he would probably be home in the Spring.  He just picked the wrong spring.  Thank you again for that great info.  I now have his service number, which I never had before plus his squadron number along with his bomb group.  I knew his group number, but not the squad number.  Best regards,

Jim
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General Discussion / Re: Communication in a war zone
« Last post by geert45 on May 09, 2018, 11:31:39 PM »
Jim,
Looks here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-mail
Regards,
Geert
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General Discussion / Communication in a war zone
« Last post by jcorl on May 09, 2018, 10:36:45 AM »
Who has ever heard of V-Mail?   My 97 year old aunt died and we sold off her personal property yesterday.  I got to buy my dad's V-Mail.  How the heck did it work?  I will post a photo, but it will be of little use.  This is not tele-type.  Does any one understand how it functioned?

Thank you.


Jim Corl
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