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#1 JasonT

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:34 AM

I recently picked both these up in a small group of misc ww2 items.

I know that one is a screw back officers collar insignia. However, I couldn't seem to find an example of one without the periods after the U and S. Is this just a normal variation? Different time period than ww2?

The other item is a quartermaster corps collar disk, type 3A. However, this one has the eagle facing right instead of left like all the other examples I've seen. Is this also just a different variation?

Thanks for looking, any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

That US brass could be two piece enlisted disc collar insignia brass. Missing the disk and the screw back nut. Boots were issued one piece brass but as soon as possible two piece brass was bought at our own expense.



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

The "US" is from a two-piece enlisted man's collar disk. 



#4 JasonT

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:51 AM

That US brass could be two piece enlisted disc collar insignia brass. Missing the disk and the screw back nut. Boots were issued one piece brass but as soon as possible two piece brass was bought at our own expense.

  

The "US" is from a two-piece enlisted man's collar disk.


Yes, I don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks!

#5 Major Z

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:55 PM

Your QM disc is a variation like you guessed. The eagle with its head down lasted until 1935 when the Army changed it to its current version of a head-up eagle. I'm not exactly sure when your disc was made but some of these were worn in to WW2. I like your disc and I hope you do too!



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:08 AM

Thank you Major Z for the info on the QM disc


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