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  1. Another one of the turret. I was lucky to have the grenade launchers, spotlight, MG cradle and periscope intact.
  2. I will add I did not use the correct paint color, I used my favorite 1944 OD, instead of that nasty British Forrest green semi gloss ( yes, semi gloss was MoD correct) and I left off the flat black disruptive stripes. Here is a better picture after I painted the wheel rims and touched up the turret hatch.
  3. I have had this one for twenty years or so.....just repainted it and put the Brownig in the turret for a nice hour at the range.
  4. I found a nice Berthier carbine M16 to accompany the 1915 long gun. I know little about French firearms, but have assembled a WW1 group over a few years, Russian Tula 1897 M91, US M1917 Enfield, US '03 Springfield, and on the lookout for a British Enfield.
  5. I found this picture of a Lithuanian soldier on the net. What interested me was he is carrying a US M1917 rifle, or maybe a British Enfield ( same rifle, but chambered in .303). The web states England shipped Lithuania many 303 Enfields for their army.
  6. Wow, thank you for the information. Your information is most helpful. I was told these types of photos were not taken at one sitting. They took seperate portraits that relatives had and somehow combined them all into one group picture. Hence the touching up. Makes sense now that I think about it. The one on the right is one of the 1919-20 uniforms, and the one on left with tassels appears to be the later Lithuanian uniform when they had brief independence in the later mid 1920's. I do know grandpaw left Lithuania so as not to be drafted into the czars army in WW1. I do know all my father'
  7. Any thoughts? After cruising the internet I now believe the one on Rt is Lithuanian, the left still a puzzle? Lithuanian Calvary With all the tassels? All comments appreciated.
  8. My father passed this old family portrait to me before he died. It is a picture of his mother's brother, and his father's brother when in Lithuania, right after WW1, possibly early 1920's. Can anyone ID the uniforms? I suspect the one on the left is Lithuanian army, on the right Russian army.
  9. My father was in the US Army, 86th Infantry Div. His mother's sister's son ( one mother left Lithuania for the US in the 1920's, the sister stayed on) was in the German army captured at Stalingrad- word got back in 1959 he died somewhere in Siberia in 1956. Russian Army captivity was brutal.
  10. Some of his 1941 FA .30 blanks for interest.
  11. Just picked up a few sealed boxes from a recently opened crate dated 1967, from my surplus dealer. He is bringing much out, most of which he bought 15-20 years ago, and stored up in the second floor. Unfortunately I wanted to buy the US 1941 M2 crate, the Bren 303 crate, and this French one but he will not sell them off. Anyway, any info or comments to enlighten me about this French 7.5 is appreciated. I bought a few boxes of all his opened crates as they are all sealed and pristine, putting away in ammo cans for my vintage ammunition collection. See pics.
  12. Additional info, I found an ink mark on the inside leather strap, very hard to make out, my guess "E or S T6, 1971".
  13. Maybe you can help me with identifying this bayonet. I can not remember where/ when I bought it, but at least 10 years ago, most probably from a gun show. From memory, I thought it was Russian or Polish. The only markings are as seen, " DH0842" electro scribed on the cross guard and scabbard. Identical to yours except for coloring.
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