Author Topic: Historic Photos/GAF weapons  (Read 157249 times)

Offline captmack

  • NCOWS Member
  • Top Active Citizen
  • ***
  • Posts: 271
  • "TX is neither southern nor western. TX is TX"
    • Capt Mack's You Tube page
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #180 on: August 11, 2010, 09:51:30 PM »
A Gentleman from my hometown of Malakoff, TX.  He had to be one of the first black Commissioned Officers:

James W. Smothers, 1896-1975. During World War I, he served in the 366th Infantry and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1918.

He went on to get his Doctorate in Education and opened a home and school for outcast black children from the Dallas area.  Operated the school on his own until Malakoff integrated in the late 60's.
Capt Prather Scott "Mack" McLain
Senator
NCOWS Life Member #175

Offline Drydock

  • MA1 USN ret. GAF #19, Colonel, Chief of Staff. BC, CC, SoM. SASS 1248 Life
  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4062
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 4
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #181 on: July 04, 2011, 08:14:36 PM »
Great stuff here, back to the top!
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

Offline RattlesnakeJack

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1701
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #182 on: July 06, 2011, 12:42:26 PM »
Just came across this rather interesting colorized postcard image of Boer War era Victorian Mounted Rifles (i.e from Victoria, Australia) listed on eBay.    They appear to be armed with Martini-Henry rifles and the yataghan-style sword bayonet .....

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
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

Offline pony express

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 3485
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #183 on: July 06, 2011, 10:40:41 PM »
Nice pic, RSJ- I think it wouldn't be hard to make up that outfit! Similar trousers to US Span-Am period, Kahiki jacket wouldn't be hard to "modify", Hat would not be too difficult, either.

Similar to a German tropical outfit I considered, but with easier headgear!

Offline Charles Isaac

  • Grand Army of the Frontier
  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 695
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #184 on: July 10, 2011, 10:58:44 AM »
  Marines!

 Entering Santo Domingo-1916.


Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #185 on: Today at 09:15:30 PM »

Offline Captain Barrett

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 110
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #185 on: July 19, 2011, 12:00:48 PM »


I own this one. I am looking for a belt and bayonet for it...
Your humble, obedient servant,

David P. Barrett
Captain, 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment
Regimental Adjutant

"...For I am as constant as the Northern Star..."

GAF #2

Offline Niederlander

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2342
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #186 on: July 19, 2011, 12:41:43 PM »
All right, now I'm jealous!  Good luck on the belt.  If you can find drawings of it, S & S has some of the hardware, and maybe someone like J. Hunley can build one for you.  Hope you can get everything you need, and then come shoot with us!
"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"

Offline Captain Barrett

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 110
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #187 on: July 19, 2011, 01:14:03 PM »
Neiderlander,

I have MANY pics of the Lee Navy ammo belt. It is a cross between a Mills belt, but had pebbled leather covers for each pouch. I knew S&S has the suspender parts...
Your humble, obedient servant,

David P. Barrett
Captain, 1st U.S. Infantry Regiment
Regimental Adjutant

"...For I am as constant as the Northern Star..."

GAF #2

Offline RattlesnakeJack

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1701
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #188 on: July 19, 2011, 04:25:45 PM »
Mighty nice rifle, Captain!

On another note, I just noticed something in the colorized image of Victorian Mounted rifles, above .....  a unique but most appropriate  unit mascot, on the extreme left, center!
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
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

Offline Niederlander

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2342
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #189 on: July 19, 2011, 05:27:07 PM »
According to the S & S catalog, they have the suspender hardware, the C-closure, and the bayonet hanger.  That should be a start.  If you need brass finials or anything like that, any decent machinist should be able to turn them out.
"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"

Advertisers

  • Guest
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #190 on: Today at 09:15:30 PM »

Offline Drydock

  • MA1 USN ret. GAF #19, Colonel, Chief of Staff. BC, CC, SoM. SASS 1248 Life
  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4062
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 4
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #190 on: July 26, 2011, 01:29:11 PM »
What you might have to do is get one of the Blue 100 round Krag mills belts, then popp the seams on the loops and sew the bottoms to make the pouchs, then rivet the flaps.  Might get you in the ballpark.
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

Offline Delmonico

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 22212
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #191 on: September 09, 2011, 07:29:05 PM »
Found this one of some Boers.  Good referance for one of our campfire disscussions at the DOMM:



Mongrel Historian


Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala

The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.

Offline Niederlander

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 2342
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #192 on: September 09, 2011, 08:44:56 PM »
That one looks like you could get into this game pretty reasonably!  Mausers are plentiful and cheap.  Long Lees, on the other hand.....
"There go those Nebraskans, and all hell couldn't stop them!"

Offline RattlesnakeJack

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1701
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #193 on: September 09, 2011, 10:23:39 PM »
..... Mausers are plentiful and cheap.  Long Lees, on the other hand .....
Yes, they are reserved for the "Elite"......    ;)
That is why those two chaps got to stand in front, while their Mauser-toting comrades were relegated to the rear! ;D
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
Bvt. Col, Commanding International Dept. and Div.  of Canada, Grand Army of the Frontier

Offline wildman1

  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1960
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 41
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #194 on: September 10, 2011, 03:51:31 AM »
Is that a Wallaby, mate? WM
WARTHOG, Dirty Rat #600, BOLD #1056, CGCS,GCSAA, NMLRA, NRA, AF&AM, CBBRC.  If all that cowboy has ever seen is a stockdam, he ain't gonna believe ya when ya tell him about whales.

Offline Charles Isaac

  • Grand Army of the Frontier
  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 695
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #195 on: September 12, 2011, 06:43:54 PM »


Boers liked to do mods to their weapons, but that's the first time I've seen a turned down bolt handle on a full length Boer 7mm Mauser.

Offline JimBob

  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 703
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #196 on: September 12, 2011, 08:15:16 PM »
Boers liked to do mods to their weapons, but that's the first time I've seen a turned down bolt handle on a full length Boer 7mm Mauser.

That's not a modification done by the Boers.Those rifles fall into a particular serial number range of the M1896 Boer ordered Mausers and came from the factory with bent bolt handles.

Offline Delmonico

  • Deputy Marshal
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 22212
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #197 on: September 12, 2011, 10:54:23 PM »
Here is some more I've found:









Also German "Volunteers"



And Jan Smuts with a Danish Krag:

Mongrel Historian


Always get the water for the coffee upstream from the herd.

Ab Ovo Usque ad Mala

The time has passed so quick, the years all run together now.

Offline Drydock

  • MA1 USN ret. GAF #19, Colonel, Chief of Staff. BC, CC, SoM. SASS 1248 Life
  • American Plainsmen Society
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 4062
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 4
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #198 on: October 24, 2011, 08:50:28 PM »
Great Material, so BTT!
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

Offline US Scout

  • GAF Commander
  • CAS-L Ghost Rider
  • Top Active Citizen
  • *
  • Posts: 1149
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 8
Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #199 on: October 24, 2011, 09:08:18 PM »
Love the Boer photos!  Favorite time period for me.

US Scout
Brig Gen, GAF

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk

© 1995 - 2020 CAScity.com