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Reply #15 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 11:30am
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Nice rifles, and great stories!
Any chance you could post pictures of the Pope scope rings and mounts?
  
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Reply #16 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 1:17pm
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Sure shot wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 11:30am:
Nice rifles, and great stories!
Any chance you could post pictures of the Pope scope rings and mounts?


I'll have to pull the gun out, and take the scope off later to take pictures of the bases. This is the Zettler, with Stevens scope, and Pope rings.

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Reply #17 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 1:45pm
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fascinating and well researched Marlin story

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Reply #18 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 2:23pm
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Marlinguy, your write would be great for the Journal .

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Reply #19 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:29pm
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ron wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 2:23pm:
Marlinguy, your write would be great for the Journal .

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Thanks. ASSRA is welcome to use any of this, but probably seen enough now that maybe it's not worth taking up Journal space? But I sure don't mind if they used it.
  

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Reply #20 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 4:29pm
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Rebel wrote on Dec 4th, 2020 at 1:45pm:
fascinating and well researched Marlin story

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Reply #21 - Dec 4th, 2020 at 11:24pm
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What really great stories and some fine old iron photos. Thanks for posting them all. Really enjoyed the surplus mania as I went through the same thing. My best friend's dad worked on Governor's Island off the tip of Manhattan when it was an active army base. Since all the men on the block were WW2 vets, a lot of GI gear came our way and my friend's dad somehow provided us with M1 carbines to play army with. Bolts were removed but I remember them being pretty cool. We literally had a playground of over five square miles of fields and forests to play army. Great times, but sadly it all came to an end when the city sold it off to a developer who put in tract housing. I still have my uncles helmet and my dads web gear etc. to remind me of my militaristic youth. Can you imagine five 9-11 year old kids in web gear and helmets toting M1 carbines on a suburban NYC street and surrounding woods running around yelling "Kill the Japs!" What did our parents think, I wonder. Probably why we were forced to go to church every Sunday!
  
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Reply #22 - Dec 5th, 2020 at 9:27am
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What a great thread, I hope it keeps going, just the type of interesting story's I enjoy the most. Hate to see a run like this end, if anyone can add to it, keep it going.

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Reply #23 - Dec 5th, 2020 at 11:28am
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Thanks. I've got one more with provenance I tracked, and it will take up a bit more space, and posts. Putting it together, and will post it soon. It's a Pope Ballard.
  

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Reply #24 - Dec 5th, 2020 at 1:54pm
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I always am amazed to see threads like this. Thank you so much.
  
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Reply #25 - Dec 7th, 2020 at 8:38pm
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Wonderful tale Marlinguy. Thanks for posting.

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Reply #26 - Dec 8th, 2020 at 10:46am
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Thanks to ASSRA for allowing this OT story here.
  

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Re: OT-1881 Marlin schuetzen rifle
Reply #27 - May 11th, 2021 at 1:17pm
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Nothing as fancy as what you guys have found, never the less. If remember correctly it was a Marlin single shot 12 ga that I found minus the stocks having seen hard use. I approached the Forman of the cattle ranch/ coffee plantation and showed him what I found. He kept it and put out a notice for anyone that had left it, two weeks later he handed it to me and told me no one wants that gun good luck. It started my love with old guns and working on them. I stocked it in Mahogany as it was common in South America. Seems every spring was rusted or broke. Finally found a retired military armorer that showed me how to make coil springs in between buying beer.  That gun saw a lot of use in the jungle before I left Colombia in 1989. I assume some of the American DC3 pilots brought it down after the war, but then who knows.
  
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