USMC Pistol Lanyard
Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:52 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:12 AM
Edited by rambob, 31 December 2010 - 08:22 AM.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:28 AM
Listed as a WWII USMC Lanyard...
These are discussed here and the consensus seems to be no proof whatsoever that they are USMC or even US military items.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:09 AM
Thanks for the heads up...
Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:39 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:19 AM
I would just add to what has been said that I got my two mint "USMC" lanyards earlier than Bob. I got them in the early 70s for few bucks and the advertisement on "The Shotguns News" was already about "USMC lanyards"... By the way they were a little more expensive than the Hickok ones that were found and sold by tons at that time...
All the best for the New Year !!!!
Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:28 AM
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:20 AM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:15 PM
Wow, it's huge. It seems a bit too big for a pistol lanyard, no? :think:
Maybe it doubled as a lasso to 'hog-tie' captured Japanese soldiers :think:.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:04 PM
yes, but it includes also those Japanese blood stains. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
The lanyard ended up selling for $283.99 (approx. £181.38) :w00t:
Bought one five years ago at Beltring for £8 :thumbsup:
Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:46 PM
For something that is not even "proven" or even what it is!
Posted 29 December 2014 - 05:32 AM
I hate to bring this up again but has there been any more discussions on this USMC lanyard?
I recently came across 3 of them in some military surplus that had not been disturbed since the 60's. It was basically mixed in with USMC suspenders and almost missed it. I've had several "experts" all say that it IS a USMC lanyard and pretty expensive. I've had the $100 mark quoted several times even considering that there is some damage to the "hook". Not saying these are correct but it is obvious that they do have value to someone. Anyone have more info?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:14 AM
I recently sold my "accidental" find to a big time .38 Victory model collector for $150 and he didn't flinch a bit. Authentic or not, there are enough that believe that they are to be willing to pay the price.
Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:52 AM
Sounds good to me! This was ALL in with a tremendous amount of WWII USMC items so I find it hard to believe these are not USMC issue. But, when there's no evidence...well, there's no evidence, I guess. I'll probably be selling two and hanging on to one.
Also, one collector said that the brass clasp on the lanyard is the same as the one on the USMC M41 pack which there were plenty in my surplus lot. My clasp was there but it was missing the little piece of flex metal. Easy fix now.
Thanks for the input.
Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:52 PM
Edited by Alec, 19 January 2015 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:59 PM
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