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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #140 on: May 14, 2010, 10:14:00 PM »
......  And take a close look at the 4th standing sailor from the left!

Definitely missed that!  

(But then I'm an old, half-blind Canuck, eh?   :-\  )
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #141 on: May 14, 2010, 10:43:31 PM »
Definitely missed that!  

(But then I'm an old, half-blind Canuck, eh?   :-\  )
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #142 on: May 15, 2010, 03:43:46 AM »
Rum?  ???
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #143 on: May 15, 2010, 09:38:26 AM »
Aye, rum! This is one of those things that transcend national pride and make all those who plough the waves into brothers. That's why I submit Pusser's Rum as the best.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #144 on: May 15, 2010, 09:53:00 AM »
Rum?  ???
Is rum only a Royal Navy tradition?   ???

It was issued daily (a pint, diluted 3:1) to British sailors for over 300 years, from the mid 1600's until 1970!  (The Royal Canadian Navy did not discontinue the daily rum issue until 1972 ...)
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #145 on: May 15, 2010, 09:55:56 AM »
Ah, Nelsons blood!
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #146 on: May 15, 2010, 10:02:05 AM »
Rattlesnake Jack Robson, Scout, Rocky Mountain Rangers, North West Canada, 1885
Major John M. Robson, Royal Scots of Canada, 1883-1901
Sgt. John Robson, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1885
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2010, 12:00:28 PM »
The USN tradition of drinking aboard ship came to an end after the passage of the Volstead Act when then SECNAV Josephus Daniels ended the practice by Instruction.

I understand that from time to time there is a modern "beer call."  I've seen photos of the event aboard a Bird Farm visiting Diego Garcia.  I've heard of it happening during long deployments when the Captain orders a "rope yarn" and everybody over 18 gets one.

While I enjoy Pussers, I prefer Myers.   8)

I've also got a set of signal flags I bought from the Pusser's web site so I can signal "Splice the Mainbrace" when the spirit moves me!   8)

SQQ

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #148 on: May 15, 2010, 05:51:25 PM »
We had a beer call after we left Somalia, since we hadn't had any liberty calls for about two and half months.  Every man aboard was allowed two beers.  (Budweiser, as I recall.)
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #149 on: May 15, 2010, 09:35:46 PM »
Just to ease things back on track here:
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #150 on: May 15, 2010, 09:37:50 PM »
Not historical, but a favorite none the less:
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #151 on: May 15, 2010, 09:45:29 PM »
Just to ease things back on track here:
Krags?!  Those are '03 Springfields.  Another fine weapon!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #152 on: May 15, 2010, 09:46:28 PM »
Not historical, but a favorite none the less:
I have to see that scene on Youtube every so often.  Motivation!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #153 on: May 15, 2010, 10:57:34 PM »
Oops!  Wrong picture, fixed it, thanks Ned.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #154 on: May 16, 2010, 08:44:56 AM »
I have to see that scene on Youtube every so often.  Motivation!
Pardon my ignorance, but what should I search to find it on you tube or do you have a link?
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #155 on: May 16, 2010, 11:49:26 AM »
Youtube The Wind and the Lion, Part 8.  Great scene!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #156 on: May 19, 2010, 09:16:52 PM »
Here's another. 
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #157 on: May 20, 2010, 05:55:08 AM »
I'm kind of surprised that a competitive rifle team woldn't be armed with the "latest & greatest"
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #158 on: May 20, 2010, 07:36:12 AM »
Not that surprising in that the Navy probably didn't have many '03's at that point.  Besides, the Krag was always known to be a VERY accurate rifle.  By the way, did you notice that Cornhusker in the front row???!!!!!!  Who'd have thought?!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #159 on: May 20, 2010, 09:47:42 AM »
Krags in the Hands of Navy, Marine and National Guard competitors regularly beat the Army 03 equipped team for some years,  Around 1910 it was outlawed at the interservice compitions, you had to field the 03.  Whatever its faults, it was a superbly accurate rifle.  The round itself was more ballisticaly consistant, and retained better crosswind performance at extended ranges than the early 150 grain 03 loading.  One of the reasons the 1927 match load went to a heavier bullet.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

 

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