One of the interesting aspects to ring hand figures is a small number of poses can be used to make many different figures. This basic figure in a basic pose is usable for many things. I often use him to man artillery, or to crew a boat.
Given a rifle and a life vest, he is suddenly a landing party member. Note the gold color figure. Ring hand figures often came in a variety of colors.
Give him a carbine and a helmet and now he's a regular G.I..
This rather worn soldier gets a belt.
Add a helmet, bipod, BAR, and belt to this figure makes a nice BAR gunner.