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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    Hillary left over fire sale. More stuff I don't need.

    Anderson AR and a KE Arms complete lower. Both .556.
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    Default Re: What did you buy yourself today (Photo thread)...

    It came with war trophy documents - you can read more info on them here LINK


    Quote Originally Posted by 39flathead View Post
    So it's stolen US property?

    I've never understood the "vet bring back" when it's a US issued weapon.

    I'm seriously asking here.
    Was it really stolen or was it actually purchased at some point by said vet?
    Last edited by edritchey; February 15th, 2017 at 05:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edritchey View Post
    It came with war trophy documents - you can read more info on them here LINK
    War trophy docs typically are trophies taken from the enemy or from the battlefield.

    A soldiers issued rifle typically does not qualify as a "war trophy" since its US Gov property. What we have on the market was bought, stolen, or released from surplus storage by the military to sell on the civilian market.
    Last edited by Hodgie; February 15th, 2017 at 07:20 PM.

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    That makes sense - good info


    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    War trophy docs typically are trophies taken from the enemy or from the battlefield.

    A soldiers issued rifle typically does not qualify as a "war trophy" since its US Gov property. What we have on the market was bought, stolen, or released from surplus storage by the military to sell on the civilian market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    War trophy docs typically are trophies taken from the enemy or from the battlefield.

    A soldiers issued rifle typically does not qualify as a "war trophy" since its US Gov property. What we have on the market was bought, stolen, or released from surplus storage by the military to sell on the civilian market.
    That's what I have always thought as well.
    I'm amazed at the people selling "Paps 1911 he brought back from the war"...
    I know I have read where some men were "awarded" a pistol or rifle after an act of valantry, but I've never seen proof.

    But I do know that War trophy papers are widely counterfeited.
    A US Carbine with trophy papers is a huge red flag...


    I'm not posting this as a "gotcha", more of a huge giant buyer beware when dealing with "bring backs" and "war trophies" especially when there is a premium attached for the "provenance ".
    No participation trophies 'round here...

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    My dad tried to "acquire" a 1911 after WWII. It was pretty common. He had it in his duffel wrapped in a towel. When he got home, the Cosmoline outline of a 1911 on a towel was all he had.
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    I guess Vet bring back was a poor choice of words the seller I bought the last Inland from posted it as being owned by a WWII Vet I guess I just assumed it was something he brought back and since he has since passes away there is no one to ask at this point. The collector I bought it from I've bought rifles from in the past his stuff is usually top notch and in really good condition. Here's a quote from his listing "All as found in a WWII Vet's closet before he passed Never changed any parts" I really don't care how the old guy got it it's mine now and it's nice LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclejumbo View Post
    My dad tried to "acquire" a 1911 after WWII. It was pretty common. He had it in his duffel wrapped in a towel. When he got home, the Cosmoline outline of a 1911 on a towel was all he had.
    Did someone go in his bag and steal the gun or was it searched and the gun confiscated by superiors?
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    About 5 or 6 years ago my brother purchased a large amount of military collectibles from a Korean/Vietnam war veteran who was terminally ill and had no children to leave the goods too. The lot included a prestin Korean War era M1 carbine, matching bayonet, mag pouches, and a crap ton of GI mags in original wrapping. When asked if this was his issued weapon he said no not that exact one however when the army is switched from one weapon to a newly issued rifle (M16) there is typically a lot of commotion, paperwork, and sometimes things go missing and are never found. I think there was a wink in there at the end from the older gentleman.

    In any event my brother has a beauty of a rifle and a ton of other cool stuff spanning a few conflicts. He promised the an he wouldn't resell it or split it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krichardson View Post
    Did someone go in his bag and steal the gun or was it searched and the gun confiscated by superiors?
    A good question. He never got in trouble. He just knows it disappeared.
    "A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself"

    "He created the game, played the game, and lost the game.... All under his own terms, by his own doing." JW34

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