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#1 General Colt

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:49 PM

Hi guys,

 

I recently purchased this EGA from a local antique auto collector. I have bought a number of things from this man through the years. He said that he acquired this piece from a friend that dug it up at a nearby beach. There is some history of a USMC unit in the area during the WWI era. The dealer offered it to me for $5, which is a price i couldn't pass up. Even though the stud is missing, its still is a cool piece.

I was hoping that a USMC or EGA collector could help me out on this. Heres some pics

-Coltie  ;)

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#2 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 07:07 PM

Looks like a 1917 or 1918 version?  Can't tell if it is officer or enlisted.  Definitely seen better days but it is awesome just the way it is!



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:20 AM

Early 1900s EM service cover emblem extra salty



#4 General Colt

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for the info guys!



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:48 PM

P1892 cover emblem, used into the 20s. I also have one found on a beach, only mine was found at Gitmo and judging by the massive amount of deterioration, I'd say mine was lost during the Cuban Pacification



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 03:50 PM

P1892 cover emblem, used into the 20s. I also have one found on a beach, only mine was found at Gitmo and judging by the massive amount of deterioration, I'd say mine was lost during the Cuban Pacification

That sounds awesome brig, would love to see some photos! 

Your is great also general colt, i always loved seeing ones that were recovered after being lost for decades! 



#7 General Colt

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 04:49 PM

Thank you guys! This is definitely display worthy!




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