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#1 Brig

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:09 PM

Just picked up this gold Gunners rank, USMC. Rear marked with the Meyers shield and USMC359...not the typical M over 9 post-war Meyers shield though. Both pins broken. I'm thinking maybe 1950s? any seconds?

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#2 Brig

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:10 PM

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:14 PM

Hi Tim - The number dates it to at least the late 60s. Nice piece - Great rank!
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:22 PM

thanks Bob!

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 06:48 PM

thought I'd change this thread to showcase all Gunner emblems

here's a beautiful shirt sized WWII era one marked H&H Imperial, so circa 1942-43

show us yours!

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:41 AM

Hallo
here are some interesting variations from the Marnie Gunner insignia.

A bronze K.G. LUKE
B bronze H-H (Hilborn-Hamburger) IMPERIAL
C black OEC 603
D black GE...O ? (GEMSCO)
E gold H-H SER 329 1/20 10KGF
F gold OEC 603
G gold GEMSCO NY SER. NO. 328
H silver GE...O ? (GEMSCO)
I gold H-H 1/20 10 KGF
J gold H-H IMPERIAL
K silver H-H IMPERIAL
L bronze GEMSCO, N.Y. SER.NO. 328

For details from the reverses see next pictures.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:43 AM

A bronze K.G. LUKE

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:45 AM

B bronze H-H (Hilborn-Hamburger) IMPERIAL
C black OEC 603

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:47 AM

D black GE...O ? (GEMSCO)
E gold H-H SER 329 1/20 10KGF

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:49 AM

F gold OEC 603
G gold GEMSCO NY SER. NO. 328

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:51 AM

H silver GE...O ? (GEMSCO)
I gold H-H 1/20 10 KGF

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:53 AM

J gold H-H IMPERIAL
K silver H-H IMPERIAL
L bronze GEMSCO, N.Y. SER.NO. 328

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:58 AM

Have 3 more variation of the Marine Gunner insignia, after charging the battery from the digital camera I will post them.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:19 AM

Here are 3 more types of the Marine Gunner insignia.

For details see next pictures.

M bronze OFFICERS
N bronze USMC 359 MEYER marking
O silver no marking

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:20 AM

Here are the reverse of the Marine Gunner

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#16 Brig

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:26 AM

some fantastic insignia...why the silver varient? what uniform was that worn with?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

some fantastic insignia...why the silver varient? what uniform was that worn with?

:think: I cannot recall any of the other services using "gunner" insignia. Can it be an unfinished or was the finish stripped from the insignia for some reason ?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:07 PM

The silver Marine Gunner is a old type.

See below, taken from the "Uniform Regulations United States Marine Corps 1922".

You can find the complete regulation at

http://www.scribd.co...rms-Regulations

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Edited by roadrunner, 10 November 2009 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:03 AM

The silver Marine Gunner is a old type.
http://www.scribd.co...rms-Regulations


:thumbsup: ...learn something every day - Thx!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:01 AM

Here is one from a recently ended eBay listing. 1960s vintage Gunner insignia in bullion for the evening dress uniform.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:25 AM

The good thing about moving is sometimes you find things you forgot you had. That may be the only good thing about moving... :blink:

While packing up stuff I came across the following small group. I thought you guys might enjoy:

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:28 AM

More:
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:30 AM

Close up:

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:32 AM

Marine Gunner F was a wartime warrant and reverted to his enlisted status in Fall 1919. I imagine the photograph was taken in 1919 just as Mr F was about to revert to First Sergeant.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

that must have been nice to stumble upon!


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