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#1 robinb

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:18 PM

USMC paratrooper smock and jump jacket.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:19 PM

USMC jump trousers.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:20 PM

Various USMC paratroop gear. Reising bags, ammo pouch, Johnson bayonets, Western parachutist knife..
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:22 PM

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 02:37 AM

An outstanding array of paramarine items Robin, I NEVER get tired of looking! A couple of super-rare brids there my friend ;)

Keep posting!

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:10 AM

:w00t: :w00t: Can you believe that, Will?? He's actually got the Parapants, O.D. Reising Scabbard and 'flage clip pouches!! :w00t: :w00t:

I'm speechless, Robin...keep on puttin' up the pics!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:45 PM

Awesome stuff Robin. Do you have any items pertaining to the Gavutu-Tanambogo Campaign?

Again Awesome collection.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:19 AM

:w00t: :w00t: Can you believe that, Will?? He's actually got the Parapants, O.D. Reising Scabbard and 'flage clip pouches!! :w00t: :w00t:

I'm speechless, Robin...keep on puttin' up the pics!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


I know Jim, tell me about it! :w00t:

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:49 PM

R obin B
My mother just called and told me to tell you that I MUST get my camouflage para pants back before bath time on saturday otherwise she was gonna be real mad !!!!
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:32 PM

They can't be yours. I found them at a yard sale about 25 years ago for $2. They have the distinction of being my first piece of cammoflage HBT clothing. It took a long time to figure out what I actually had. There were no books out on the subject at the time.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 03:55 AM

R obin B
My mother just called and told me to tell you that I MUST get my camouflage para pants back before bath time on saturday otherwise she was gonna be real mad !!!!
owen



LOL!

I'm sure they're mine Owen! :P

What a find robin, a whole $2! I'll bet there's a lot of sentimental value attatched to those babys.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 05:24 AM

And once again, Robin has pulled out more AMAZING items. Is it just me, or does it seem to anyone that Robin has far more "uncommon/rare/incredible" items than any one person should? Just amazing Robin and thanks for taking the time to post these items...only ever seen these in pictures in a book before....shoulda figured you would have examples! ha :w00t:

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:48 AM

No one has mentioned the jump boots!! Very nice itmes! Is any of the items named?

For those guys that are looking for the pants, there was just a pair on ebay last week...

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:18 PM

No one has mentioned the jump boots!! Very nice itmes! Is any of the items named?

For those guys that are looking for the pants, there was just a pair on ebay last week...


Yep, they went for over $3000.00 grand..

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:06 AM

Yep, they went for over $3000.00 grand..


And they were in about half of the condition that Robin's are in...wonder what an excellent-to-mint large-size pair would bring :blink: :pinch:

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:14 PM

And they were in about half of the condition that Robin's are in...wonder what an excellent-to-mint large-size pair would bring :blink: :pinch:


I'd hate to think Jim... :blink:

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 06:40 PM

The sad thing is that those pants used to be mine! I traded them years ago...the good thing is that I have a couple more. I would love to see what a clean pair goes for on the open market. The set that sold was original, but they had many repairs, some done by me, so the quality of the repair was very low!

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:03 AM

The sad thing is that those pants used to be mine! I traded them years ago...the good thing is that I have a couple more. I would love to see what a clean pair goes for on the open market. The set that sold was original, but they had many repairs, some done by me, so the quality of the repair was very low!


You have a few more camopara?!!! :w00t:

Tell you what, save me a pair ;)

The pair listed some time back on eBay were the first I'd seen for sale and although I was aware that they are 'like hens teeth' I did not think they would sell for 3K...

Does anyone have any idea of how many were manufactured? I'm at work and away from my reference books at the moment. I'd be interested to find out.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 06:50 AM

Western parachutist knife...

Hello Robin,

Excellent set of paramarine militaria -- congratulations.

And also your parachutist knife is very nice. Could you comment the pics below? Do these paramarines have Western knives, as your one, but they have them in various sheaths? Or are they equipped with a little other knives? The photo is from 1943.

Thanks a lot for possible comment.

Best regards

Greg

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 12:56 PM

Hey Greg,

I think they could well be Western knives. If I recall correctly, there's a few different photos of paramarines with identical knives in the above type of sheath...It seems the rivets are more noticable but the knife to me looks the same as Robin's example above.

Thanks for posting the pictures.

Let us see what the experts say!

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:04 PM

The Western Model W31 parachutist knife is the holy grail of Western knives and it easily commands a couple of grands...when you can find one. As far as the sheath goes, I have seen them with tooled leather. Here is another action photo (not my water mark).

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:07 PM

Wow! What about this other style of boots? (not my water mark)

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 03:11 PM

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