Author Topic: My Smith Carbine  (Read 19353 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tom-ADC

  • Old Salt
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5122
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2011, 06:45:43 PM »
Ask him if he remembers the COD squadron VRC-50.
US Navy Retired, NRA life member, VFW life member, American Legion, FRA, KofC
Time Magazine person of the year.....2006

southernboy

  • Guest
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 06:50:50 PM »
Ask him if he remembers the COD squadron VRC-50.

The days of askin' him stuff are gone.  He died in '99 after the North Korean's poisoned him.  Yep, I've got some feelings about the "dear leader", Kim (donkey dung) Jong-il.

Offline Tom-ADC

  • Old Salt
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5122
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 06:56:31 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that. I suspected as much when I hit the enter button.
US Navy Retired, NRA life member, VFW life member, American Legion, FRA, KofC
Time Magazine person of the year.....2006

southernboy

  • Guest
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2011, 06:58:48 PM »
Thanks brother.  He was a great man.

Offline Tom-ADC

  • Old Salt
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5122
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2011, 07:02:57 PM »
Your dad was later a Rear Admiral?
US Navy Retired, NRA life member, VFW life member, American Legion, FRA, KofC
Time Magazine person of the year.....2006

southernboy

  • Guest
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2011, 07:16:35 PM »
He was.

Offline Lizardo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 491
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2011, 11:35:32 PM »
Hey, Chief! Retired AD1 here, a bit later, 75 to 98, nice Smith, often thought about getting one, but, raising three grand kids put a bit of strain on the finances.
Weebles wobble but they won't fall down...

Offline Smokin_Gun

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1716
  • "American by Birth, CSA by Choice"
    • SG's Old Coots Den & Privy
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2011, 12:06:11 AM »
Thanks, I served from 11/58 until 11/79 mostly involved with turbo-prop aircraft, the E2 Hawkeye, C2 Greyhound and C-130 also crew on C1A Trader, spent a year in Da Nang RVN. Did time as a instructor (hardest duty I ever had) used to stutter bad up until the Navy sent me to instructor school. I hve over 100 landing and take offs from aircraft carriers & from 69-71 made at least one of each from every US carrier we owned except the USS Lexington, made three cruises one on the Kitty Hawk and two  the USS Independence. Finished at NAS Miramar where I was in charge of the jet shop.nd Simalia

Good to meet you Tom ... Would you happen to have known my brother LT.CMDR Tim Brooks ... he served and retired some years ago on many a carrier and what you flew... Was in Patrol Unit Two(any time any where)around Simalia ... they got ventilated pretty badly attempting a landing before we pulled out.
SG
Served with the 43rd Virginia Cav Mosby's Rangers...
I favor an 1858 Remington .44 Revolver ... and I Smoke Black Powder

http://blackpowdersmoke.com/oldcoots/index.php

Offline Len

  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *******
  • Posts: 2994
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2013, 01:56:33 PM »
Just got a Smith carbine to go with my 58 Remy. Original and in good shape. Made my day.

Offline Electric Miner

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1849
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2013, 03:53:23 PM »
Very nice!
Navy Veteran
American Legion Member
NRA member

Offline BGRooster1

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1172
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2013, 06:42:15 PM »
 First time I laid my eyes on a Smith Carbine , I think I drooled. I am surprised they weren't more popular.
Maj.Bull S. Hitter on the CAS forum

Better to ask forgiveness.Than to beg permission

Cap & Ball revolvers are like Lay's potato chips , you can't have just one!!

Offline ofitg

  • Forum Legend
  • ******
  • Posts: 1102
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2013, 06:45:43 PM »
Nice score, Len!

Offline DD4lifeusmc

  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *******
  • Posts: 9139
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 06:48:27 PM »
I haven't shot this very much maybe 25 rounds, previous owner probably not much more. Fun gun though, this is a Pietta copy.
I've even thought of selling it because I don't shoot it, safe queen.


Two things Tom
Are you still considering selling the smith. Any idea how old it is? And what would be the asking price?
I'm interested in buying one.
I already ordered 20 of the brass cartridges.

Item 2:
Got a current Navy Chief coming to be my room mate next week.
I own my house outright being semi retired a few extra bucks would help.
He is going to be the NCOIC of the local recruiting station.
This should be an interesting turn of events.  Marine and Navy in the same house.
The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.
General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC
to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946
------------
Marines Birthday  11/10/1775
USA birthday  7/4/1776

Offline Tom-ADC

  • Old Salt
  • Administrator
  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5122
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 06:57:38 PM »
Sorry it sold a while back.
Navy & Marine Corp. all part of the same team, I used to enjoy the 1st Marine Air Wings staff NCO club when I was in Danang.
I'm still trying to work my way up your way, never been there, it's on my bucket list, want to try a little fishing along with visiting the history of the area.
BTW how about a breech loading IAB Sharps paper cutter? (T^
US Navy Retired, NRA life member, VFW life member, American Legion, FRA, KofC
Time Magazine person of the year.....2006

Offline DD4lifeusmc

  • Ultimate Forum Legend
  • *******
  • Posts: 9139
Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2013, 07:28:36 AM »
I was in DaNang in 1970. But not a Staff. Just NCO.
Had some dang good looking Vietnamese girls that were
part French!

If you make it to Cheyenne, Come stay with me a day or three.
We got some fair fishing all the way around us.
If retired you can visit our nuclear missile base with your ID card.
We got a lot of history.
The Fetterman Massacre, Ft Laramie, Ft Sheridan, The Big Medicine
wheel. Territorial prison.  Cabelas. Bass Pro Shop
We have Cheyenne Frontier days the last ten days of July. Tourist trap and rodeo's.

I'll keep looking for a smith.
Buy new if I have too.
I now got a wholesale account at Dixie Gun works. So might add one for myself
to my inventory list next week.
The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.
General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC
to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946
------------
Marines Birthday  11/10/1775
USA birthday  7/4/1776