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The M1 Jungle Carbine is back!

Inland’s .30 caliber Jungle Carbine is a faithful replica of the original 1944 and 1945 WWII combat carbine – fitted with a military-style conical flash hider, correct military model sights, original type low wood American Walnut wood stock with fittings.

Inland Manufacturing’s new American made Jungle Carbine has the added appeal that the barrel thread is 1/2-half-inch x 28 so the flash hider may be removed to fit a (legally registered) aftermarket sound suppressor or silencer if so desired.

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D-Day 72

Today we mark the 72nd Anniversary of the “D-Day” landings in Normandy, France.  We especially commemorate and honor the courageous legacy of the American, British and Canadian paratroopers who led the way – jumping at night behind enemy lines and supported only by what equipment and ammunition they could carry.

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Sunday Snapshots

Commemorative jump by the Round Canopy Parachute Team at St. Mere Eglise for the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day.


All photos copyright John Bessems, Round Canopy Parachute Team.

The aim of the RCPT is to perform World War Two style parachuting activities, and conduct memorial ground services to honour all Allied Paratroopers who fought, and many died, to defeat despotism in Europe. This we humbly do to reinforce world-wide memory of the priceless deeds of valour, and the selfless sacrifices so many made in those brutal battles to restore peace on Earth. We conduct commemorative parachute displays in Normandy in June each year and in Holland in September each year to keep the memory alive of our liberators who participated in two of the largest Allied Airborne Operations during WWII, Operation Overlord and Operation Market Garden.

Friday Foto

In honor of the 72nd anniversary of D-Day…


Members of the Round Canopy Parachute Team jumped from the C-47 nicknamed “Drag ’em Oot” into Fresville, Normandy, France today.

Photo courtesy of the Round Canopy Parachute Team – copyright owned by the RCPT.

Sub-Arctic Winter Bivouacking

We’re back! After being unable to post any new content since August becuase of bandwidth and other technical issues, we are at long last back up and running! And since ‘winter is coming…’ we thought there would be no better to celebrate our return than by sharing this 1955 US Army training film. Enjoy!

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Incidentally, we used a lot of this exact same “first rate US Army equipment” when I went through the Northern Warfare Training Center in 1985!

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