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Old 02-12-2020, 02:19 PM
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Default Old gun - older historic ammo...



This old Ruger Blackhawk remains unfired, as new in the box. The low serial number indicates that it was made midway in the first full year of production. The .30 Carbine ammo is much older; the headstamp on these few rounds is "LC 43" (Lake City arsenal - 1943) and they have an interesting history.

This ammo was brought back from the European theater of operations in WWII. These rounds were retained by my former next door neighbor, who was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and the Hurtgen Forest. Moe Feld served in the 893rd Tank Destroyer battalion and on several occasions narrowly escaped death. Knowing of my interest in guns and WWII history, his widow gave them to me several years ago.

I will be writing an article soon on this interesting combination.

Moe took this impromptu snapshot of some visiting generals - you might recognize a few of them.

John

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