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#176 sauer308

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

My new toy...one of the last military items i will buy in the next 2 years, besides part i will need for this project.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Jeep%20Slat%20Grill/SlatGrill41.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Jeep%20Slat%20Grill/SlatGrill37.jpg

Yeah i know...lots of work....but i'm not scared of it.

Robin



I am about to begin on a project in similar shape.Old farm vehicle also.
hasn't run in at least twenty years.
Good luck!

#177 sauer308

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:57 PM

just took a look at your other pictures.
Impressive to say the least!

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:22 AM

This is why they invented the word coooooooooooooooowwwwl!

Great collection! Take care of the stencils on those jump helmets!

Very nice looking display.

#179 EasyRed1944

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:44 AM

Thank you people! I appreciate every comment!

Robin

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:26 PM

I must correct something ...

My Serial number is : 111237 , i was wrongly informed about the first ' 1 ' digit in the serial number .

My apologies.

Robin

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:42 PM

[quote name='EasyRed1944' date='Nov 15 2008, 12:55 PM' post='227941']
Hey all,

Here a view of my collection so far. I will try to update when i can.
I don't have a well organised room yet like most of the people have...but enjoy anyway!
All is 1944 ETO related, i try to collect D-day+... material but its not always easy!
I have more than this but for now i will post the stuff wich im really proud of to own.

Rangers or other Infantry division in Italy/Anzio. M1 fixed bail with no liner.

Terrific stuff! Thanks for sharing the photos.

#182 EasyRed1944

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:46 AM

Thanks sir!


Recently i was able to add this cricket to the collection.
It was found by me and a good american buddy who was over for the Normandy celebrations.
He was in Bastogne and i went to visit him and we did some digging around.

This is the result :

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/DSC_0009.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Cricket2.jpg


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#183 knd643

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

Really nice Uniform display. Love the helmets.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:59 AM

RANGER BADGED HELMET LINER....

HI

I just came across this thread and wanted to add something related to the first postings regarding the Ranger badged liner.

The helmet liner looks 100% genuine - however, it is not D-day related unfortunately.

The 2nd and 5th Rangers only painted their helmet liners with the "stencil" style 5 and 2 at the end of the war when they became Army of Occupation troops in Germany.

There was no need for them to wear their outer helmet shells at this time as combat had ended - which is why you see them wearing liners marked SG (security guard) on the front and others with the diamond on the rear.

For D-day and beyond, the 2nd and 5th wore a sans serif typeface "2" and "5" in a similar typeface to the modern Gill Sans. As can be seen on wartime photos and film.

This style 2 or 5 was on the exterior of the helmet shell only.... and was not needed on the liner.

So the liner shown is genuine but - post hostilities and worn when the Rangers were on occupation duties.

Incidentally.... I have interviewed most (if not all) surviving Rangers from both battalions for a forthcoming book about the Rangers and their exploits 6th - 9th of June 1944 (published by Pen and Sword in a couple of months - called D-day Deception)... and I have never (ever) seen a genuine Ranger diamond badged outer shell... I only ever see copies with great stories...

If anyone knows of a real one I would love to see it.

I hope this helps.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

Your collection and presentation is well done. Congratulations.
How do you put so many large photos on a page ? I thought 150kb is the limit ?

#186 Hershey Bar

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

My wife was in the Battle of the Bulge as a 5-year old. The Panther tank gave its last (diesel) breath in front of her grandparents' farm in Sterpigny. They use the barrel as a sling for years.

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#187 EasyRed1944

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

Thanks for the story Hershey , looks like the ultimate tool to use as a swing :)

I use photobucket to upload my pictures, an external program.

Robin

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:41 AM

Very nice photo.
How long did that Panther remain there?
And do you know what happened with it after?
What unit was it from?

Erwin

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Thank you Easy Red 1944 for the info about Photobucket.
For Erwin, the tank and hundreds of others in the Ardennes were left there for at least one year; two years for the Panther as my wife remembers. Then the Belgian Government took care of cleaning the region. I assume they were "recycled" at the time because there were not many collectors or museums then.
The only tank part my wife got when she was 5 or 6 was 1/2 a Sherman periscope that we still have today.

#190 ColdWarRules

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

Great colelction so far!!!! Im really liking that ranger liner ...REALLLY NICE

 

 

I have a WWII 77th Division Victory letter. It's somewhat beaten up but would you like to see?



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

Sorry for the verry late reply!

 

Yes sure, i'd certainly like to see that!

 

Robin



#192 Lancer127

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

Great picture of the Panther. The collection is beautiful!



#193 vaportrail

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

Awsome collection !



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

Very nice collection! I really like your displays! 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Recently i was in Normandy and on a little market i bought this Hand Grenade, Frag , MKII crate for a cheap price.

It is complete ( withouth the grenades ofcourse ) , and i just gave it an anti-woodworm treatment...slowly this crate will come alive again.

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zps1c828557.jpg.html

 

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zps8c4c0368.jpg.html

 

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zps070c0191.jpg.html

 

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zpsb72e4b47.jpg.html

 

 

After treatment :

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zps61bebbae.jpg.html

 

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zpsa57cf9db.jpg.html

 

 

http://s245.photobucket.com/user/RobinV101/media/image_zps267e9845.jpg.html

 

 

 

BTW, thanks for your kind comments.

 

Robin



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:41 AM

Nice Robin... but now you'll need 25 of the M41 tubes... :P



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

No sweat, got 24 allready...1 to go. ( joking ofcourse )

 

Myeah we'll see, don't know if i want to complete it because it might be hopeless to collect 25 tubes.

 

Robin



#198 501_medic

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:32 AM

nice collection



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

Amazing collection the display case is really nice with the built in lights.  Great lids too. and by the way how is the Jeep going?

 

-Dave



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

Hi Dave ,

 

Thank you for your kind comments!

 

The jeep is doing fairly well, rolling frame and in a few weeks the engine goes in...then its the tub and electrics and complete it.

 

I'll do a picture update tomorrow for this topic.

 

Thanks




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