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U.S. Model 1903 Mark 1

U.S. Model 1903 Mark 1 and Bentley

U.S. Model 1903 Mark 1

M1 Garands (1945), top to bottom: Winchester, Springfield Armory, and Harrington & Richardson:

M1 Garand: Winchester (w/ bayonet), SA and H&R

M1 Garand: Winchester, SA and H&R

M1 Carbine: Inland mfgr.

Springfield Armory M1A1 SuperMatch .308 w/ Glass bedded stock and Bentley

Springfield Armory M1A1 SuperMatch (without Bentley)

Smith & Wesson M&P15

Ruger Mini 14 (.223) and Mini 30 (7.62 x 39 mm)

Left: My grandfather made from a saw blade, Right: Anton Wingen Jr. Sclingen Germany (the story goes it saw combat action in WWII)
One day when my dad was young he was camping by a river when he met another man and his son. The man wanted my dads stool so dad traded his stool to the man for this knife. The man told dad that a German had killed his friend in the War with this knife and he had taken if from the German and then killed him with it. The only part of the story that I know for sure is true is that my dad traded a stool for the knife.

Curiosity is the cure for boredom, there is no cure for curiosity.

“One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive, self-critical, compulsive, workaholic, and above all survivors. We are not that way from perversity, and we cannot just relax and let it go. We’ve learned to cope in ways you never had to.”
-- Piers Anthony