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  1. No bow hunting? That seems odd, I would expect in Europe (not the friendliest place for gun ownership) that hunting with firearms would be what is vorboten. Have the powers that be in your country explained why?


    By the way, if you make it over here and find yourself in Albany, Ga in the next year and a half, I'll take you out hunting! There's even a group around here that takes people on pig hunts at night with night vision optics on the guns. Pigs are a nuisance animal (they eat crops) so there are no limits, no restrictions as to what you hunt them with, and no restrictions as to when you hunt! The name of the group is Hog SWAT (SWAT being the abbreviation for Special Weapons and Tactics - normally your special group of police officers with that sort of training.) They contact farmers who allow them on their land. This reduces damage to their crops. I haven't done it myself but it sounds like a blast.

    Hunting with firearms is not "verboten", laws about hunting are different from country to country, here in Luxembourg it'll you take around a year to get your shooting license because you have to go to courses to learn everything about the fauna, then they test your knowledge and make a shooting test & when you pass you get your license to hunt.

    With this license you're allowed to buy rifle, to get a rifle you go to an arms dealer there if you found a rifle you fill out governemental form,

    pay a stamp who cost 17€uros (around 20 $), the dealer will send your inquiry form to the Ministry of Justice.

    Then you will be checked by the governement and if your criminal record is blank you will get your firearm license wich allows you to carry that rifle from home to the hunting place.

    Night hunting is verboten, handgun hunting is verboten too

    I own a license for sports shooting (the procedure to get it is the same) wich allows me to carry my long or short gun's unloaded to the shooting range, and every time you want buy a new gun it's the same procedure you send in your old license pay a stamp(17€) and if you're lucky you'll have your new license after 2 weeks.

    Here in Europe we have strict gun laws but here in Luxembourg we're still lucky I can buy as much guns I want even fullauto guns, in france for exemple you can't buy a military rifle in the original caliber, for exemple an AR 15 in france you'll get it in 222 not 223.

    The germans have the strictest gunlaws for exemple as an german you already own a 357 mag revolver and you want another one then you've to explicate them why you are in need of a second 357 mag, the same for another rifle in the same caliber.

    Like I wrote in my previous post be happy to be an American :14_1_107v:

    Thanks for the invitation that would be great, I plan to visit my friend Tom next year he lives in new hampshire, I might make it over to albany, we'll see.

  2. Hey Vero that's the unit where my friend Tom father was in!

    Watch the video till 01:30 minute you see a house with a jeep in front then compare with my photos it's the same house!

    A bit later you see a sherman and that is opposite to the railway station in Rodange Luxembourg!


    Thx Vero for this post, Tom send me the dvd some years ago and it took me quite some time to find the House.




  3. Great Photos Frank :armata_PDT_37: , if I only think about sleeping in those conditions in a hole in the wood, damn what have they endured :pdt: .


    I was in Bastogne the 12 December, do to the commemoration I was stuck for half an hour near the McAuliffe place finally I got a parking place near the railroad station, my boy and myself had a great day and I was happy to see that the Belgian are still celebrating their liberators.

    We saw running tanks, trucks and we could visit the basement where General McAuliffe had his command post.

    I've shot a lot of photos to, for those who want can watch them here


    Running Sherman


    On this photos the reenactors gave candy's to the kids and that reminded me on my dad who told me when I was around 6 or 7 that the Gi's always gave them chocolate and chewing gum :14_2_108:




  4. Private Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.



    Private Eddie Slovik was buried in Plot "E" of Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in Fère-en-Tardenois, alongside 95 American soldiers executed for rape and/or murder. Their grave markers are hidden from view by shrubbery and bear sequential numbers instead of names, making it impossible to identify them individually without knowing the key.


    I visited this cemetery , the plot "E" is forbidden to the visitors .












    Great Album with great Photos Vee :armata_PDT_37:

  5. Thx M1, Vee and Erwin,


    the link is interesting Vee but the carbine's from Universal Firearms are post War, the nickel-plated carbine on my photo has been found in Eschette (lux) as the battle of the bulge was over, that's what Roger Feller from the museum told me.

    By the way Roger is Honorary Commander of the 81st Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Airbase!

    I'll give him a phone call in the next days to get more info's.

    Maybe an officer could get away with changing the finish on his weapon but not a dogface.

    It were great to find out more about it!




  6. A big hello from Luxembourg,


    I've been in an small privat museum yesterday, the museum is located in Perlé (lux) www.385bg.com , the museum is dedicated to the men who died in a crash of 2 B17 over Perlé in july 1944 and it live's only from donations etc. .

    At the end of the visit Roger our guide went to a small room with a display cabinet and in there was a nickel-plated m1 carbine Roger told us that it has been found after the bulge in Eschette (lux), Roger told me that he could not explain why it is nickel-plated and by whom, he said maybe it was Patton's, because Patton was in Eschette Roger said. (Roger is 72 years old and lived in the area that time)

    So now to my question, do anyone on this board know anything about that the army or airforce issued nickel-plated M1's?

    If you need more information about the carbine let me know it and I try to get them, I would be very glad if you could help me out with this.





    Ps. Link to new album http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/Perle38...feat=directlink


  7. Looking through the photos for Tom's dad. Do you know what unit he was with?


    Oh, saw the photo of their mascot who was killed by a truck. How sad!



    Posted a few minutes later....


    Never mind, saw the second set of photos and the first photo shows a sign which states "552nd Ordnance Co"


    Yes M1 the 552 it even exist a Dvd about them, http://vintagefilmarsenal.com/552nd.html


    Tom wrote down the story on the Criba site here's the link http://www.criba.be/index.php?option=com_c...83&Itemid=4


    Hey you right about the Photo from the Motorpool & your Dad's they looks alike :wave: