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 Author  Topic: Ron 3 Ammunition Load
Will Day

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The Load-out List for Ron 3-2 as it shipped to the Solomons shows 50,000 rounds of .22 cal. ammunition. Anyone have a theory about this?

Will

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Hi Will,
I know that on the LCI713 Ammo Magazine, they were supplied with 1000 rounds of 22 ammo as well on every LCI ship. I believe they had a couple of .22 cal rifles on board for target practice? Not sure what else it could be used for. Here is a photo of the crew of Bill Skade's PT143 shooting target practice with small arms and I think I can spot a 22 cal rifle in the background.
Jerry


Jerry Gilmartin
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Will Day

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Hi Jerry -

Yeah it could be, although it could also be another .30 carbine.

Will

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Will Day

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Hi Jerry -

Yeah it could be, although it could also be another .30 carbine.

Will

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  TED WALTHER

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Will and Jerry;
They would also use the .22 for varmints! Them hills and mangroves are full of varmints!!
I know Ken Prescott used one for his hobby while at Searlesville. He would hunt birds, shoot them, then take them back to the kitchen in the Lever Brothers plantation house(AKA: BOQ). Then taxidermy them and mail them back to the University of Michigan Anthropology Department.
Take care,
TED


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Will Day

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You can bag a lot of birds with 50k of ammo - lol

Will

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As a shooter fan and vintage firearms collector, I'm fascinating about this thread.

M1 Cal 30 carbines weren't made for cal.22 along WWII as far as I know. Long after war they were done (not a successful look, anyway) by Erma.
I read time ago about some cal .22 browning machine guns done for training, but It's difficult these went to front line.

All the carbines showed in the pic are M1 30 Carbines.

Anyway, cal .22 were used after WWII in form of "survival collapsable carbines" emergency equipment, cause that's an small caliber good for small arms destined for hunting rabbits, snakes, fishing, and they are low noise too.

My vote is for an emergency gun included into survival equipment. Would be great to have more info about the matter.

Best regards

Luis


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TED WALTHER

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Luis;
Springfield did. US Springfield Armory 1922 M2 WWII .22 LR Training Bolt Action Rifle, My Dad had this and M1903 Springfield .30-06 rifle.
Take care,
TED


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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I think the Walther PP side arm used .22 bullets


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Drew Cook

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Frank,

Regular Walther PPs were chambered in .32 caliber (7.65 mm), don't know about any pre-war or wartime guns in .22.


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