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#1 roadrunner

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:01 PM

Here are some USMC chevrons, red on olive.

I know
yellow on red
green on red
olive on khaki

Who can tell more about this items?
Note: Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (pair)

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#2 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 05:00 AM

The top pair are for the "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps"
Bottom left is chevron for a Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Bottom right is chevron for a Sergeant Major.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 06:59 AM

The top pair are for the "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps"
Bottom left is chevron for a Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Bottom right is chevron for a Sergeant Major.


I think the question is what uniform would these be worn on?

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 03:32 AM

Thats right, I want to know:

was this type of chevrons ever worn?

if yes, which period?

Thanks
Michael

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:21 AM

Found this thread looking for something else and am curious about the colors as well. Does anyone have any new info on them?

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 11:27 AM

For anyone who is reading this topic, I contacted the Marine Corps Museum Senior Curator and they looked into it and couldn't find ANY information about these chevrons.  I currently have all four of them and picked up a MSgt one from ebay.  They are very well made but still think that they are custom.  If anyone else finds other ranks, please let me know as I would be very interested in purchasing them!



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 10:25 AM

I have one that I picked up many years ago at the old "Great Western" gun show in Pamona, CA.  I can't remember exactly when I picked it up, but I would guess 20 to 25 years ago.

 

When I get a chance, I will dig it out.

 

My Guess is that it was an experimental item, but that is like I said, a Guess.

For anyone who is reading this topic, I contacted the Marine Corps Museum Senior Curator and they looked into it and couldn't find ANY information about these chevrons.  I currently have all four of them and picked up a MSgt one from ebay.  They are very well made but still think that they are custom.  If anyone else finds other ranks, please let me know as I would be very interested in purchasing them!

 



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:11 PM

To RoadRunner  and SgtMaddox:

 

I think the reversed color chevrons look very sharp, but obviously do not have offical USMC approval.  Even realizing that these are not "real" USMC chevrons, I would like to know (if you will tell)  where you were able to purchase them and  approximately how much each chevron cost.  I would be interested in purchasing a pair of each from the SgtMajMarCor  down to GySgt  E-7 just because they look very unique if I could find the source.  Thanks for your posts.



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:13 PM

I have one that I picked up many years ago at the old "Great Western" gun show in Pamona, CA.  I can't remember exactly when I picked it up, but I would guess 20 to 25 years ago.

 

When I get a chance, I will dig it out.

 

My Guess is that it was an experimental item, but that is like I said, a Guess.

 

 

Do you remember which rank it is?  I would be very interested in seeing it! :)



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:15 PM

ChevronGuy,

I found my MSgt on ebay and the rest I got from Michael (roadrunner), I am unsure where he originally obtained them.


Edited by SgtMaddoxUSMC, 06 March 2015 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 02:58 PM

Here are three regular ranks I have (the SMMC ones are my display hanging at the local recruiting station)


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Posted 07 March 2015 - 05:53 AM

Here is a shot of the MSgt alongside an older standard MSgt chevron.  As you can see, the embroidery is spot on, dimensions are the same.  I would suspect that maybe these were made in the factory that produces the real chevrons maybe an employee messing around off the clock? :)


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 12:02 PM

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Ended up with a set of SSGT stripes in my collection and had forgotten to post them on here.  Still no solid answers as to WHY these exist though.  



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:03 AM

finally dug out the Gunny (Gunnery Sergeant) chevron I have.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:31 AM

Awesome!  I love how they are popping up!  Hopefully I can reunite them all!  Now we have to find out who has PFC, LCpl, Cpl, Sgt, and 1stSgt.  5 down, 5 to go!



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Posted 29 March 2015 - 12:29 PM

Here is the Gunny reunited with the rest!  Hopefully the SSgt can join too? (eh Dan eh?? maybe??  :D )

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:02 PM

I picked up 4 more.  The color is a little off in the Photo, but these are the same as the others.

 

Are there any know examples that aren't SNCO?

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:48 PM

Awesome find!  I was actually just thinking about these again today!  I have not seen anything other than the ones we have discussed here.  Where'd you score these ones from?



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:50 PM

I also have added the SSgt chevron that Dan had to my set.  Now all I need is a 1stSgt to have all the SNCO ranks.



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

Here is everything which has surfaced so far (minus the SMMC chevrons which are on my SMMC display at the recruiting office).
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Posted 16 September 2015 - 03:18 PM

I wonder if anyone has ever come across any non-SNCO versions?



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Posted 20 September 2015 - 04:16 AM

I have not seen sergeant or below. I was told that these were experimental chevrons for staff NCOs that were made on the gaberdine material. Beyond that, however, I have nothing in writing to back that up. I also have a set of Sgt Major of the Marine Corps that I will post if I get the time. - jeff

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:42 AM

Can't wait to see them!  (Also Jeff, I messaged you in regards to the 1stSgt chevrons)



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:07 PM

Here is the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps chevrons I found.  Sorry, it took a while to post them.

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