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« on: September 07, 2017, 03:46:39 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 09:12:55 AM »

When I was stationed on Adak, an island out in the Aleutins, one of the past time of a lot of people was looking in the old Quanset huts for WW2 artifacts.  The most prized find was a bolo or one of the cut down cavalry saber. 

It seems that some of the troops were en route to the South Pacific and were equipped for jungle fighting and got diverted when the Japanese landed on Kiska and Attu.

When the troops left, they left pretty near everything except their personal weapons.

The cold there preserves metal remarkably well, about a year before I got there, a 1919 Browning machine gun was discovered in an old bunker.  It was still in operating condition...after disassembly and lubing, that is.  It was down on the wall in the quarterdeck, it had been de milled.  Sign under it told its history.
 
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 09:19:51 PM »

  It was down on the wall in the quarterdeck, it had been de milled.  Sign under it told its history.
 
There is a special place in hell for anyone that demills a weapon outside of war.
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