They say that bad things happen in sets of 3. I’m a believer. First the Forum went down, then my PC crashed, and now my $500 digital camera quit. The camera Geek said to simply trash it and get a new one. Even $500 cameras have become disposable in this 21st Century world. So, I went to WallyWorld and bought a package deal for less than $100. So far, the Geek has been right. It appears that the new one will do all the same things as the old one. All the buttons and knobs look the same. Even the old software to process the photos on my PC works. So I took a photo to test it and see if I could still download from Photobucket.
Guy’s thread on the funny looking '06 headstamp and the response that the Arsenals did some strange cost-saving things during WW II reminded me of three boxes of SL 43 M1 Tracers that I have. The only thing is, they are M2 Tracers. Chris P says that he has never seen a box of SL M2 Tracers even though they made millions of them. It seems that SL simply boxed them in M1 boxes that they had on hand, and that was good enough.
Makes you wonder what the guys shooting them must have thought. And you would think that someone at SL could have walked over to the local Five-and-Dime and bought a rubber stamp with a “2” on it.
Anyway, here’s the box. Looks as though the camera will work.