Play guns during WW II...


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John Holbrook
May 7, 2006, 04:30 PM
Here a couple of photos taken in my back yard in Sinton, Texas during 1944. Note the "home made" weapons!! (Plus a couple of BB guns). The twin barreled "machine gun" was made from an old muffler with one end and the outer casing removed.

We also dug a large fox hole in the yard and spent many a happy hour repelling assaults by the Krauts & Japs. We won every battle!!!!

BTW, That's my sister on the far left side of the lower photo. She was unimpressed!

We would dig through the trash at the local and Chevy Ford dealers and scrounge for material for our projects. We made firecracker pistols out of water pipe that could shoot a ball bearing through both sides of a 55 gallon steel drum!!

Ah, the good old days!!!!! What fun......


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Chawbaccer
May 7, 2006, 04:36 PM
Nice picture. That one in the middle looks like a twin 50.

John Holbrook
May 7, 2006, 04:40 PM
The twin barreled "machine gun" was made from an old muffler with one end and the outer casing removed. The two tubes had perforations just like a twin .50.

Every kid in the neighborhood loved my back yard!!!!!!

Pork Fat
May 7, 2006, 05:45 PM
Boys will make quite satisfactory play guns in the absence of "store boughten" ones. Always have, hopefully always will.
It is a matter of historical record that Axis powers never successfully attacked that part of Texas. I am sure that the resolve and resourcefulness of your unit played a large part in denying that territory to the enemy.

Thank you for sharing, Mr Holbrook. Very enjoyable.

Sistema1927
May 7, 2006, 05:55 PM
You juvenile delinquents. Didn't you know that playing with guns leads to school shootings. We should have loaded all of you up with large quantities of ritalin.

(Boy, I sure miss the good old days.)

John Holbrook
May 7, 2006, 05:59 PM
Here is another photo of me with a helmet that one of my uncles sent me during the war.

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Hockeydude
May 7, 2006, 07:13 PM
I'm jealous! In today's world some crazy parent would call child support and you would be put on ritalin.

Kaylee
May 7, 2006, 09:45 PM
Now there's a good lookin' crew! Sounds like you did a lot for the war effort! :D

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