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Offline Tom-ADC

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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2013, 08:38:49 AM »
Small world I was in Danang in 1970 also, we were flying C1A's out to the carriers our ramp and parking area were east of the air terminal I think 1st MAW was west of the terminal. Was E6 then and yes retired now.
I bought the PVC Smith cartridge cases from Dixie and found they work well also.
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2013, 09:06:38 AM »
Got to Danang July. Moved to Marble Mountain  March 71.
Officially trained Electronics and crew chief.
Hueys and OV10 Broncos
Cross Trained Danang  A4, A6, F4
Marble Mountain added  Cobra's, Chinook (c 46/46) and Sea Stallion CH 53
Looking back I should of stayed, But peacetime stateside too much spit and polish.
Yes we were at west end of field.
I was 1st MAW and 1st Marines as I did spend time in field also.

I went with Brass cases as better / longer lasting.  Price wasn't bad $2.75  each.
If these are as heavy as the ones for my Sharps, NEVER wear them out.
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2013, 09:19:09 AM »
I'd like to check out the Frontier Days but we have a new great granddaughter showing up in July and it will be our 50th on the 13th and oldest is hinting for us to do something as a family then.
We normally flew C2A's out of Cubi PT to the ships but they were all grounded so we borrowed a bunch of C1's to fill in until the powers to be figured out why the C2's were falling out of the sky.
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2013, 11:35:15 AM »
uhhhhh  somebody opened the window???
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2013, 09:45:20 AM »
After some tuning, I shot my "new" original Smith .50 today. Tested both brass- and plastic cartridges. It shoots well. A great gun with lots of oomph!

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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2013, 09:47:12 AM »
Great to hear this Len!  {?|
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2013, 10:31:38 AM »
I got a replica by Pietta.
Still waiting on my mould to get here so I can make up some bullets.
Hope to shoot it next month.
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2013, 10:41:00 AM »
"MOLD" Boy! It's called a "MOLD" Boy!!!

Just picking on ya Bud!!!  (?^
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2013, 11:40:02 AM »
Maybe DD has got a stiff upper lip British education???

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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2013, 11:59:51 AM »
"MOLD" Boy! It's called a "MOLD" Boy!!!

Just picking on ya Bud!!!  (?^
Actually both are correct.
I use mould when talking about shaping or forming an object. Like moulding a bullet, buying a bullet mould, moulding as in a piece of wood trim around the wall in a house.
As compared to the mold, growing on cheese or old meat, or in your case on your brain or the remmie you neglected this past month!! (?^ ->i )L$
and that MD is how you pick on someone!!
Seriously though, Hope all is well with you and the family and are having a good Memorial day!
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Re: My Smith Carbine
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2013, 12:04:54 PM »
I was in Cu Chi and the surrounding area in 1970.
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« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2013, 12:29:52 PM »
I was in Cu Chi and the surrounding area in 1970.

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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2013, 01:27:24 PM »
I don't need no medals, but I will take the something.  :)
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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2013, 04:22:38 PM »
I don't need no medals, but I will take the something.  :)

Not from me you won't. {_K {_K {:( )L$
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« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2013, 04:25:26 PM »
 (?^ (T^
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