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#1 robinb

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:57 PM

The flea market gods smiled at me today. Found this unopened original parachutist first aid kit just sitting there on a table waiting for me to walk up and buy it for $10!
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#2 Gregory

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:33 AM

...unopened...

Hi,

Congrats of course but also one small question: Unopened? With morphine syrette? Is it legal in the USA to trade morphine on the flea markets?

I know I know, curiosity killed the cat, but it is interesting. In EU it would be impossible.

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#3 BOB K. RKSS

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:27 AM

Looks like an early 1st issue type; in soft tan cotton > nice score > it pays to know what Your're looking at! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

#4 Michiel M.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:38 AM

Man, you guys in the USA are so lucky with those flea markets!
Great find!!

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:49 AM

Hi,

Congrats of course but also one small question: Unopened? With morphine syrette? Is it legal in the USA to trade morphine on the flea markets?

I know I know, curiosity killed the cat, but it is interesting. In EU it would be impossible.

Best regards

Greg


Gregory... possible - impossible - in Poland I had two sets: Hot and Wet environment Surivival kits and Individual survival kits from Vietnam Era. All sets included "Stay awake AMPHETAMINA pills" I think the police dont care about it...

cheers ,
JK

#6 Bob Hudson

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:20 AM

The CONTENTS of one of those kits just sold on ebay for $356 - again that's without the case!

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:15 PM

Fantastic find there Robin!

Concerning the illegal substance that might be included in these packs, I've seen these syrettes being sold in their untouched condition (full), same thing for atropine/bella donna, even opium. I see this each year at the biggest militaria show in Belgium, where police is always present. I guess they just don't really care...

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:28 PM

Gregory... possible - impossible - in Poland I had two sets: Hot and Wet environment Surivival kits and Individual survival kits from Vietnam Era. All sets included "Stay awake AMPHETAMINA pills" I think the police dont care about it...

cheers ,
JK

Hi Jerry :)

Buahahahahahahaaa,... yes, it is our country. :lol:

Be careful - you may be next trophy of the Paco Labrador Retriever. What I do not wish you and your excellent collection.

Best regards :)

Greg

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

Looks like an early 1st issue type; in soft tan cotton > nice score > it pays to know what Your're looking at! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


Yup, I would have walked past it 49,000 times and not given it a second look http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/ermm.gif

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 07:08 PM

Kickass find robinb, congratulations, Ray


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