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    Anybody bother looking for one of these yet?

    Lets try it on its own. We all end up finding cool stuff associated with Garands, but here is a cool accessory that is often overlooked. I just think these are a gorgeous looking bit of American history, and even though only loosely associated with Garands, look really cool when you put them together.

    For the somewhat newer guys, why would a Garand guy want one of these?




    #2
    Hard to find one with a box nowadays.



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      #3
      Pretty cool. Didn't they use those to blacken the gas cylinder ? Whoops, front sight...
      Last edited by Bubba1; 04-23-2019, 06:53 PM.

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        #4
        Unfortunately when I took this picture it got cropped from the photo. Maybe I’ll have to update the photo. These shooters were familiar with the lamps.
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        Last edited by CCyooper; 04-23-2019, 03:44 PM.

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          #5
          Yes, they leave a nice coating of very dark soot. Somewhere in a manual somewhere it shows a picture of a soldier using one to blacken his front sight. I know I have seen it but I cannot recall where it is.

          Here it is putting a nice dark soot on so you can see how black it is - it almost absorbs the light that hits it.



          Of course nowadays there is a nice little tool that more accurately and precisely blackens (from Ray-Vin) and fits in a shooting bag more easily, but it is nowhere near as cool as an old brass miners lamp. (JMHO)

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