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Military and Wartime1934 of 3869British WW11 Royal Air Force cammo painted helmetOverhauled Allyn P-51 Chrome Ashtray
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Posted 2 years ago

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This is'nt my "normal" type of post, but was going threw dads war memo.s and ran across these. I was missing talking to, & B.S.ing with him so i pulled out his stuff. Not only was it cool, but brought back a VERY nice memory of going deer hunting with him & my cousin in the early 70s. We had 30-06s & just before dark he pulls out some tracer rounds. I'de never seen them before & wanted to shoot them then, he said no, let's what till dark, so we did. MAN was that COOL! We spent several days hunting,but that was the high-light. Went deer hunting with him for probably 8 years straight, never got a deer, did'nt care either, was fun just being with him. (he taught me never to take a bad shot, so i never did). Im not sure if these are 30-06 rounds, there marked F..A..51, they appear to be the right size (approx.) but dont know for sure. He brought back many things from WW2, including 2-30-06 Springfield rifles, but these tracer rounds are worth more than you could imagine.(to me).Dads still hanging on at 90, but alzhimers is taking it's toll on his memory, but not mine, thank you dad.

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  1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you very much Sean, (to me) he was a great man. I love to laugh-n-joke, but when it comes to dad, im very sober. Thank you for your love buddy,hope all's well up there. The fire was finally put out today, waters on, powers on, so were doin fine!
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you petey
  3. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    I believe that the headstamp is for Frankford Arsenal and the date of mgf. on these is 1951. Great military keepsake and even greater keepsake of the times spent with your Dad. I'm glad he's still with you and all of us are indebted to men like your Father.
  4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much mrmajestic1, so these are post-war rounds? Is it legal to sell/buy tracer rounds then/today?
  5. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    As with a lot of gun laws they can change state to state. Buying tracer rounds must not be illegal because you can buy them almost anywhere that sells ammo, on the 'net. However one should check with local and state laws to be safe.
    I have some tracer rounds myself but to me they are only for collecting.
  6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you again mrmajestic1, they brought back a priceless memory for me!
  7. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    im pretty good tonight Sean, & you? I've got alot of "Zingers" in already (on Eye & Mani)
  8. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Wow! :)
  9. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    sorry to here that eye, i know its my turn soon.
  10. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you for the comment purpledog, glad you looked!
  11. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    Once again I've let my mouth overload my knowledge. These are actually rounds to fire grenades with but I'm sure they would still give a nice light show in the dark.
  12. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    as a 12=13 yr. old i really just remember the flame shoot-out, & the campfire, little things, you know. You ever walked past something/someplace, & you catch a hint of a smell & it takes you back somewhere? Unlocking a hidden memory, thats one of the perks of living.(getting older)
  13. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    I have walked down that memory lane every day of the last few years and this is such a good place to trigger those thoughts.
  14. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    you are right mrmajestic1, visual triggers every day it seems, Especially the war posts, & some i cant even begin to know why one will pull me to some forgotten byte thats been filed away from childhood.Just commenting with you has made me feel good, thanks mrmrajestic1.
  15. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you for the comment purpledog
  16. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you walksoftly
  17. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you Phil
  18. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you gargoyle
  19. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you Marc112

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