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Old 03-05-2016, 12:14 AM
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Dad at the Bulge

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ID:	182401My Dad carried a BAR at the Battle of the Bulge WW II.
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:47 AM
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My Dad at The Battle of the Bulge

Attachment 182593[/ATTACH]Attachment 182593He carried a BAR, two Purple Hearts. Attachment 182593

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Old 03-05-2016, 12:18 PM
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My Dad at The Battle of the Bulge WW II

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Old 03-05-2016, 12:28 PM
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According to Jack Poyer's The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols the Thumb Safety we are used to was created for the November 10, 1910 Field Tests. Therefore the first 1911s didn't actually have a Thumb Safety in the position we are used to seeing it. In fact it says (page 18) that the safety system was modified "to include a thumb-actuated safety on the left side of the receiver and a half-cock notch on the hammer." Prior to that time neither existed.

Wonderful photographs and great information.
Thanks, everybody.

Kick ass thread, should have read it sooner. Hard to believe I lived just down the road so to speak and never even knew. Learn something new all the time. Thanks OP et al.
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:38 PM
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The closest thing that we have had to Browning in modern times, is either Bill Ruger or Gaston Glock, but not even they changed things as much as he did.
But, they sure tried.

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Old 03-06-2016, 01:43 PM
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Has anybody declared the 19th of november being a JMB Day ?
Here in Finland me and my gun buddies are getting our fav 1911's out of vaults and enjoying a shot of good whiskey with them ... 19.11 pm ?

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Old 05-17-2016, 07:52 PM
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I just stumbled upon this thread...... Very cool.

I like the idea of JMB Day

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:20 AM
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Colt's Commemorative

I was privaleged to take that tour many years ago. It was great! I also am privileged to own one of Colt's own commemorative pistols called a "Victory" The John M. Browning Government Model. Made by Colt to commemorate John M. Browning's work.
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:04 PM
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Thanks a lot enjoy very much.

Hopefully I can get out that way.

Enjoyed the other pictures also.

I have 2 of the Browning a5s, one is made in 1970- other 1954.
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:35 PM
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This is an incredible post, thanks for all your efforts!
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:55 PM
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What an awesome gunsmith he was. Besides the 1911, my favorite Browning gun was the BAR!!
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:06 AM
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Clicked the sticky because my tablet was jumping the page around while loading. I should have clicked it long ago. Or maybe I did age don't recall. Either way, worth drawing some attention to. Great pics and post.
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I hope I'm not impeding. My belgium.
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