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Marines with three M23 and one 24 training guns. The gigantic fake weapons were used to help the soldier better understand the parts and the mechanics of a weapon. Camp Pendleton, California. October 1956.

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I wonder where those training models are now???  <_<

(The models I am asking about are the firearms  :rolleyes: )

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We had those when I was in High School and College ROTC: M-1 rifle, M-1 / M-2  carbine, BAR, 1911, and a 1919A1 Browning machine guns, all made out of wood IIRC, and painted to make it easier to see the parts in action.

 

Each one had two versions, one full scale and one a cut away model.

 

I would have sold everything I owned for one of them and when I got home from 'Nam they were gone and no one could tell me what had happened to them.

 

I'd still get one in a Heartbeat if they were even close to being priced right.  I'd give even more for an M-1A1 Tommygun, but I don't know if one was made.

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1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

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Marines with three M23 and one 24 training guns. The gigantic fake weapons were used to help the soldier better understand the parts and the mechanics of a weapon. Camp Pendleton, California. October 1956.

Soldier? Somebody needs to have his mouth washed out with soap.

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2 hours ago, Caladisi kid said:

I wonder where those training models are now???  <_<

(The models I am asking about are the firearms  :rolleyes: )

 

 

  ............ I'm very glad that you qualified that .........    ;)

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Hell of a drill team.

Years ago almost any surplus store worth it’s salt had a training weapon hanging from the ceiling. Just a novelty item back then. Now they go for big bucks to collectors. 

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