GI's did not keep their issued rifles or bring back other usgi equipment. The only way would be to steal the rifle.
The gun shop owner is a bold faced liar.
My father in law, a US Marine who served in the early part of Pacific Theater campaign during WW2, kept his service 1903A3 that he carried. He was a life-long Quaker who took up arms and he was known to never lie, cheat or steal. I would hate to think he stole it.
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Last edited by Skadoosh; June 4, 2012 at 10:44 AM.