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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 5th, 2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Yeah be happy to help I donít mind.

Yeah be happy to help I donít mind.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 5th, 2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
I'm a terrible millennial with technology, in...

I'm a terrible millennial with technology, in answering multiple quotes I'll just type them out.

TheOriginalMexicanBob - Not to rub salt in the wound, but yours was an SRS hit. 819 031138 CO A...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 5th, 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
New Holy Grail USMC Garand (one of the first)

This popped up and I couldn't pass it up. The SN alone is amazing but not the reason I jumped on it.

It's from the shipment of the first 400 Garands the USMC got for testing in 1938. It was tested...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 1st, 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Going off of memory, I believe the C-Stock was...

Going off of memory, I believe the C-Stock was adopted in 1928 or 1929 that was only for new production National Match rifles. But Springfield had to exhaust stock blanks of straight S stocks before...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 22nd, 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Appreciate the kind words but I've seen your...

Appreciate the kind words but I've seen your acquisitions. I'm still minor leagues when compared to you.

I'm just a "under the radar" kinda guy.

The "swag" items also just keep me focused on...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 22nd, 2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
1903 Ammo Test Rifle

Had this rifle out yesterday.

It's a 1903 that was used in an Winchester Ammo Test either end of WWI or at the beginning of 1919. Just says by March 1919, the test had been completed. No...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
To answer people's questions. I collect based of...

To answer people's questions. I collect based of the Springfield Research Service serial number databases and my own lists that I've built up by going to the archives. So basically I search auctions,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Thank you, I have not shot it. Ammo prices are...

Thank you, I have not shot it. Ammo prices are just ridiculous right now and with two young kids (6 and 9) its so hard to find range time as it is.

I have no reserves about shooting it though....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Before the archives closed because of the Black...

Before the archives closed because of the Black Plague.

There was a location at the DC archives that had unit ledgers. Says everything thatís issued to individuals of each unit. I donít always...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 26th, 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Documented Krag lots of local MD History

Alright, had this one for a while. Been sitting in the safe finally got around to taking pictures of it.

This is a Krag that was issued to Private Charles T. Cooley of Company K of the 1st US...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 23rd, 2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Iím just disappointed the MACA show was canceled...

Iím just disappointed the MACA show was canceled and we were forced into this.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 23rd, 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Frederick Gun Show Today

If it wasn’t for South Carroll Sporting Goods it would’ve had zero collectible firearms.

If You needed plate carriers, over priced ammo, doomsday food supplies, collectible coins or apple butter...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
That engraving is absolutely spectacular.

That engraving is absolutely spectacular.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 12th, 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Funny you mention it, the same owner just...

Funny you mention it, the same owner just purchased a Krag that was selected by a Sgt in the 1st Maryland for team use in the National Matches and it was star gauged. Soon as I get access to that I'm...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 12th, 2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
First of its kind PreWWI National Match to a team in Federal service.

Something very special.

Not mine but belongs so a very good client and friend. He asked that he not be identified and that I not share the documentation (he did pay for it). But allowed access to...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 7th, 2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 980
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Gorgeous piece

Gorgeous piece
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 28th, 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,487
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
What a really nice piece.

What a really nice piece.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 26th, 2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
that made me laugh out loud.

that made me laugh out loud.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 30th, 2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,417
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
What a gorgeous example. Congrats. They...

What a gorgeous example. Congrats.

They just have one of the smoothest actions.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 24th, 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. This...

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. This probably took better part of 2-3 years of compiling the story. The daughter's letter is really what took it to the next level for me.

Another thing...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 22nd, 2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Oh forgot to add this. There was a hand written...

Oh forgot to add this. There was a hand written letter in his service record. Where he was trying to get back into the USMC for a second enlistment. He got accepted and became an engineer and likely...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 22nd, 2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
USMC 1903

Well finished up a project I was working on for the past few years.

Found a 1903 SRS hit which was able to identify to the individual Marine. Ordered his service record from NARA. Was able to make...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 4th, 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
I would contact Jim Mock over at the M1 Carbine...

I would contact Jim Mock over at the M1 Carbine forum. When it comes to research on M1s. He's top notch. He worked with Larry Ruth on one of his war baby books. Don't remember which one though.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 4th, 2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
I would go over to the CMP forum. Bob Visher...

I would go over to the CMP forum. Bob Visher probably has everything you need. Not always the cheapest prices but he would be a one stop shop for you. I can pm his email if you like.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 1st, 2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,509
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
I'm so glad you and I don't compete against the...

I'm so glad you and I don't compete against the same stuff. I don't think I would keep up. I'd just be constantly jealous.

A genuine congrats man!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 31st, 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
I wonder if CoViD and lack of gun shows has an...

I wonder if CoViD and lack of gun shows has an impact.

Readings military arms auction a couple weeks ago sold some 03s at crazy prices. A preWWI rebuild went for $2700 when last fall before the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 20th, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Wow that's really cool.

Wow that's really cool.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 20th, 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
M1903 National Match purchased by Husband Kimmel

Been waiting to post this one.

So I successfully won a FOIA argument with the US Army thanks for a good friend who's familiar with the law, FOIAs and the Army.

The US Army still has a...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) July 21st, 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Very nice Mawkie, mind posting or PMing the SN....

Very nice Mawkie, mind posting or PMing the SN. Be happy to see if there's a record to it at NARA.

Gorgeous as always!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 25th, 2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Very nice work.

Very nice work.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) June 2nd, 2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
It seems to stress "looting of businesses." It...

It seems to stress "looting of businesses." It doesn't mention looting or burglary of private residences.

With the widespread looting of businesses in most large urban cities. They probably just...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 19th, 2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Outstanding job on digging up the story and great...

Outstanding job on digging up the story and great pick up. Congrats.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 7th, 2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Do I see two 03s? Very nice collection and wall...

Do I see two 03s? Very nice collection and wall rack.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 12th, 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,714
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Well the Governor just canceled events larger...

Well the Governor just canceled events larger than 250 people.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/maryland-to-close-public-schools-gatherings-of-more-than-250-people-banned/2239127/
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 12th, 2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,714
Posted By SmokeEaterPilot
Maryland Arms Show vs Coronavirus

I called one of the guys in charge of the Show Committee for MACA.

He said unless the state forces them to cancel the show they're still having it.

Out of curiosity, is anyone planning on not...
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