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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:14 PM

I found this ammunition belt marked USMC today for 10 dollars.

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:15 PM

I found this helmet shell for 10 dollars as the lining and straps were missing.  I don't know if it is British or US.

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:16 PM

There are some stamping on the inside of the shell.

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:17 PM

I found another helmet on a different table for 20 dollars and it is missing both straps.

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:20 PM

I'm guessing the stenciling of O-5211 is like the laundry mark on the inside of some WW2 era uniforms.  I also found a multicam cap made by Propper which I have a question about.  Are they strictly commercial or could military personnel buy these at the PX?

 

 

 

 

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#6 Tonomachi

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:21 PM

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:23 PM

The last thing I found were two CIBs.  This is the first time I've found a smaller one that was pin back.  They were 6 dollars as the seller didn't bother to look on the back and see the sterling mark on the larger one as he would not have let it go for 3 dollars.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 04:56 PM

There are some stamping on the inside of the shell.

 

 

looks US judging by the rivets



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 05:53 PM

The doughboy helmet is American made....The code stamped inside would indicate such...The fixed bail WW2 US helmet was a good deal for $20...Too bad it's missing the chin straps and liner....Bodes



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 06:06 PM

The Propper hat is a definite commercial item. The little Multicam tag and the blue Commercial Propper tag are a giveaway.

 

I can't read the label but I will bet it say Made in Dominican Republic. While Propper is a military contractor with US plants, virtually all their commercial sale stuff is made by a separate division that sews it all overseas, mostly in DR. That wouldn't be sold by AAFES either, but could be offered by shops off post and bought by Soldiers.



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 06:31 PM

Thanks a lot for everyone's information.



#12 lovmilinsig

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 02:49 AM

Some nice finds! I'm most impressed with your CIBs!!!

 

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:06 AM

Great deals!



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:17 AM

The cartridge belt is Korea.




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