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Patrick Matthews

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..."new" image?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-U-S-Sailor-Manning-Twin-Browning-Machine-Guns-Aboard-PT-Boat-Press-Photo-/400953716554?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276

Field modified carriage?





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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jul 8, 2015 - 6:04pm
BTW, that same seller has a number of fascinating original press photos:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/dixie_auctions/m.html?item=400941051419&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

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And here's the caption




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It's new to me Pat, great find thank you for sharing! There's something about the .50 cal. "box with a barrel" that I really like. And what an impressive service history it has.



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And note that caption says it's part of a series of photos... where are the others?


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Pat;
MoMM 2/c Charles M. "Tubby" Kiefer was 3rd Engineer and Plankowner on LTjg Henry Stillwell Taylor's PT 46 RON 3(2) and also a student in Packard Engine Class USN-10-11, April-May 1941, and a photo of the class is on Gene's website.
Really nice photo, especially showing the Colt mount.
Take care,
TED


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Hi Pat,

As Ted mentioned its a Colt mount, can't recall the Mark. Believe Chip Marshal knows. This mount was designed to replace the Dewandre mount. A number of the early 20-44 series 77'ers had these mounts as did PT's 45 through 48 of the second series. PT's 59 through 68 had the more familiar Mk-17 Twin 50's mount.


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