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10-22-2004 05:10 PM

Rare Winchester Carbine Photos
 
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Thought the members would like to see just how Winchester U.S. M-1 Carbine Rifles were packed and shipped to England during the 1941-42 Lend-Lease Act involked by then President Roosevelt. This is a very rare photo from my files. I have many other wartime photos that I will be putting up on the wartime efforts of the american people. This story should be told for the new kids, to see just what our Grand-parents went through to protect their rights and freedoms they enjoy today! This may not be the place for it, but it's our history, and I thank them everyday for such sacrifices, for the freedom I enjoyed from 1944 to date..

Cannoncocker 10-22-2004 05:30 PM

Super cool photo Marine1. :) Thanks for sharing.

Cannoncocker

10-22-2004 06:14 PM

Makes one wonder how many of these are at the bottom of the Atlantic and Pacific courtesy of German and Japanese U Bolts??? :(

ChairborneRanger 10-23-2004 06:26 AM

There have been several times that I have heard commentary to the effect that there was "several months worth" of production by SG that got torpedoed in a boat crossing the Atlantic. As the resident "SG Guru" have you ever encountered/heard of that, Chuck?

10-23-2004 11:22 AM

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There have been several times that I have heard commentary to the effect that there was "several months worth" of production by SG that got torpedoed in a boat crossing the Atlantic. As the resident "SG Guru" have you ever encountered/heard of that, Chuck?

No, Paul...this is the first I have heard about this??? Check out the below photo of the 1941 Lend-Lease Thompsons!!

Bill Ricca 10-23-2004 11:46 AM

Chuck: I'll take one of each case, and oh yes, the front girl in the photo.

10-23-2004 12:46 PM

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Bill, would you settle for a real 1942 Navy Frogman??? :lol: :lol:

10-23-2004 12:51 PM

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Anyone want a job making real good money???

Bolo-7 10-23-2004 01:52 PM

I read in one of the books that SG carbines are not found in the precent of their numbers manufactured. It was a guess that a large number of them could have been lost in transit.

10-23-2004 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bolo-7
I read in one of the books that SG carbines are not found in the precent of their numbers manufactured. It was a guess that a large number of them could have been lost in transit.

Quite possible, Bolo-7? That would be some great info to uncover, eh?? :wink:

Inland44 10-25-2004 09:25 AM

God; to just have that girl slip me one boxed Winchester Carbine... The box alone would be worth a fortune.

fubar 11-02-2004 08:30 PM

what would 1 unopened crate of carbines be worth today?

heck has anybody even seen one of the original boxes for sale?

11-02-2004 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Marine1
Anyone want a job making real good money???

No smoking within 100 yards of facility :D

I think the arsenal that made that material was close to Chattanooga and is now a haven for off road vehicles and even the location of some off road racing.

ledman 11-03-2004 09:34 AM

OMG! My head is spinng of the thought, of all those 100% correct Winchesters in the original box!! Wow....it is tough to even imagine.

Thanks for the neat pics!

O, and to the guy who wants the girl in the front...unless your about 90 years old, I don't think she would be up for to much from a younger guy :P lol... :lol: , now if this WAS 1944...then I'd say go for it!

11-03-2004 07:04 PM

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MOTHER OF THE ASSEMBLY LINE - Clip spring and body assembly for .30 caliber cartridges at the Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia.

11-03-2004 07:12 PM

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With the grade and dexterity of a master dressmaker, this attractive young woman fabricates "pup" tents for the expanding war army at the Langdon Tent & Awning Company.

11-03-2004 07:23 PM

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Soldiers loads a 16 inch howitzer.

11-03-2004 07:24 PM

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A 16 inch howitzer....

11-03-2004 07:38 PM

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A soldier of the home front saves all waste fats and greases so that they can be processed into ammunition for America's soldiers of the battlefronts.

11-03-2004 07:44 PM

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U.S. Navy men sleep as they journey to one of the fighting fronts


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