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#1 Double_Canister

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:20 PM

I picked up several P56 shirts and trousers, one og107 shirt, a utility cap, and a pair of M1951 boots, all named to a T. D. Augerson. He was a shore party marine and his caps and trousers have the red patches. Does anyone know how I can restore the exterior of the boots?70595696_940642272948807_15318378088161669543704_943293432683691_285205116723029

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#2 Bob Hudson

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:56 PM

What's wrong with the boots?



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:18 PM

Yeah like Bob said, What's Wrong with the Boots, just looks like they need polishing, you know like the Marines would do :D



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:19 PM

Nice little grouping if we say so.



#5 Double_Canister

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:21 PM

What's wrong with the boots?

 

I think the outside surfaces are pretty scuffed and dried out? I am not too sure how to describe it as I have not really worked with leather before. I am interested in doing some reenacting at a local museum so I would like to try and revitalize these a little bit. (I don't intend to do walk any serious distance in these given how uncommon they see to be).



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:36 PM

The soles on those boots could very likely self destruct if they were worn around with any kind of frequency.

Id keep them for display.

Thats a great uniform set. Very cool! Do you have any other history on the vet? It would be interesting to know where he might have worn this set.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:04 PM

Yeah like Bob said, What's Wrong with the Boots, just looks like they need polishing, you know like the Marines would do :D

 

Marines polished their boots? :o  What in tarnation?



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:09 PM

What's wrong with the boots?

 

 

Yeah like Bob said, What's Wrong with the Boots, just looks like they need polishing, you know like the Marines would do :D

 

I have no idea how to judge age related damage vs. regular old wear and tear. Thank you though.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:01 PM

Don't even polish them: I live near a Marine base and everytime I've bought a vintage trunk lot with Marine boondockers in the them they looked like yours. 

 

For renacting I'd look for a pair of the Vietnam era leather boots issued to all services: you can find those in very usable condtion for not a lot of money.

 

There was a retired police officer in Seattle whose name fits (that is a very uncommon last name and his middle initial is D) -

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:18 PM

Don't even polish them: I live near a Marine base and everytime I've bought a vintage trunk lot with Marine boondockers in the them they looked like yours. 

 

For renacting I'd look for a pair of the Vietnam era leather boots issued to all services: you can find those in very usable condtion for not a lot of money.

 

There was a retired police officer in Seattle whose name fits (that is a very uncommon last name and his middle initial is D) -

 

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I have a pair of Mcnamara boots that I have been using as stand ins. Could be the guy. I picked the lot up from a store in Kirkland, just north of Seattle.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:17 PM

THe early tall issue boots were more like an oiled rough out I recall and not a smooth leather like the later issue boots.




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