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    Quote Originally Posted by oddball_ted View Post
    The Conservatives never outfitted my brother in law all that well on this tour to Afghanistan. His POS Browning high power rattled and clunked. A joke. I offered to send him a Glock 17 or 22.
    your tupperware Glock wouldn't last a week in the sand,LOL.those Inglis High Powers have been giving good service since 1943.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asco View Post
    5 bullets per soldier. Hmm. I donít think that shows a lot of faith in the survival rate.
    If I were going into combat, I hope my government would give me at least 10 rounds.
    Cartridge belt is listed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jona710 View Post
    Cartridge belt is listed
    Yeah but it only lists one clip of ammo. Waste of a belt really as you’d think the ammo would be in the rifle.

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    Ok, these guys went to war with more then 5 rounds.

    It only lists 1 pair of socks as well. Do you think guys lived in trenches for 1 year with only one pair of socks?
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    It says 5 round clip but the Garand uses 8 round clips. It's either made up or just calculated as cost per round. The 03 Springfield would be a better match for those clips

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    At least everyone got a rifle, and ammo, the Russians would give a rifle to every other soldier, a few minutes into a battle if you were not given one there would be one to pick up.

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    A lot of money back then. I have my granddad's pay book. He was paid $1.30 a day in 1943 and it was bumped up to $1.75 a day in 1945.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asco View Post
    5 bullets per soldier. Hmm. I donít think that shows a lot of faith in the survival rate.
    If I were going into combat, I hope my government would give me at least 10 rounds.
    I think they are referring to 5 clips 8rounds each
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    The text specifies a Springfield (ie. an M1903) rifle, yet the photo shows a (Rifle, .30 Cal, M1) Garand ??....

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