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  • Bodyman
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    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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  • CCyooper
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    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, 02:44 PM.

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  • Bubba1
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    Pretty cool. Didn't they use those to blacken the gas cylinder ? Whoops, front sight...
    Last edited by Bubba1; 04-23-2019, 05:53 PM.

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  • Bodyman
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    Hard to find one with a box nowadays.



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  • Bodyman
    started a topic Anybody bother looking for one of these yet?

    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?



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