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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:01 PM

I bought this USMC uniform for 7 dollars at the flea market yesterday.  When I first saw the material and then the thin brown buttons I thought WW2 but then I noticed the EGA looked post WW2.  I checked for any labels and found none but I found the date of 1951-1952 stenciled on the inside left shoulder.  It was also named to a R. J. Witt on the inside right shoulder.  The buttons are hallmarked "B&S MFG. CO."    This uniform hasn't been messed with and I'm guessing this was the first EGA change after WW2?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 03:50 PM

If the uniform is dated 1951-1952, then the stripes are wrong for that period unless the uniform was issued much later.. The stripes are for a lance corporal which I believe did not start until around 1959.



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 05:17 PM

If the uniform is dated 1951-1952, then the stripes are wrong for that period unless the uniform was issued much later.. The stripes are for a lance corporal which I believe did not start until around 1959.

 

The stencil says 1951-1952 so you are probably right in that this type of uniform continued to be issued after 1959. 
 




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