WW2 Military Win 30-30

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  1. zombienetwork

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    I have not read the article, but I assume its about the spruce guns.
    I grew up in that area, and know of one that was found in a widows closet.
     
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    No idea what a spruce gun was.
     
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    Cool.
     
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    "With the conclusion of WWII the PCMR was disbanded in 1945 and the volunteers were given the option to purchase their rifles from the government for $5. Those not purchased by the men were re-issued to other government departments and used until 1962 when they were destroyed, supposedly due to high maintenance costs. As a result, there are few surviving examples of these Canadian Winchester 94s today."

    That is just not right.

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    In a nutshell:
    The Spruce forests of Maine were considered high priority for the war effort since they were used to make aircraft.
    German POW's were used to harvest the trees. The active duty guards were issued Winchester 30-30 rifles.
    It is the only instance of Winchester 30-30 rifles being used by active duty US troops during the war.
    These rifles were US Property Marked and are very rare. Often faked. Dubbed "Spruce rifles" since they were used to guard the tree harvest.
     
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    Nope wrong coast and country
     
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    But great info I must admit. Thanks!
     
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    Wonderful little read, thanks for sharing. My Model 94 is one of my favorite guns ... I really need to get it out more.
     
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    Way cool. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    something cubrock didn't know ;). I have to say, never heard of these either. Great tidbit there
     
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    Read some of the comments. Some posters have some of these rare rifles.
     

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