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#1 turmanator

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:52 AM

Listed as a WWII USMC Lanyard...

Is It?
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/turmanator/mc01.jpg

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:12 AM

turmanator, around 20 years ago I bought 10 of these mint lanyards for $3.00 each. Back then they were known as the "What the hell are these?" lanyards. Sold eight at various OGCA shows, kept two and in the past few years they are now known as "WWII USMC" lanyards and bringing a huge price premium. I think the jury is still out as far as if they really are USMC lissued lanyards. BTW. Member Artu44 refers to these fondly as "The Dog Leash" lanyard.

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#3 Bob Hudson

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:28 AM

Listed as a WWII USMC Lanyard...

Is It?
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j223/turmanator/mc01.jpg


These are discussed here and the consensus seems to be no proof whatsoever that they are USMC or even US military items.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:09 AM

The guy references "Grunt Gear" as a source....
Thanks for the heads up...

#5 rambob

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:39 AM

turmanator, My advice is to buy one of these lanyards if you can get it for a steal, but do not pay top dollar for it.

Bob

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

Hello Guys !
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 !!!!
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:28 AM

I believe them to be USMC manufacture, but not really used. MCEB and Depot was notorious for rushing things and not sending them to be used. Still hoping to find that missing trunk of Depot documents that will prove or in many cases disprove these items. I am happy to have egg on my face to find out my books were wrong when they went to print. New info comes to light everyday.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:29 AM

IMHO, it's a military US item but there is no evidence it would be an USMC issue nor documantation about. Try to see in period pic if USMC people used to led their dogs in the jungle with this lanyard. Leather didn't last enough in PTO.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:40 AM

Wow- Right from the horses mouth! :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:18 AM

Here my beloved Buck wearing that lanyard.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:20 AM

Wow, it's huge. It seems a bit too big for a pistol lanyard, no? :think:

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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:.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:25 AM

The lanyard ended up selling for $283.99 (approx. 181.38) :w00t:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Bought one five years ago at Beltring for 8 :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:04 PM

The lanyard ended up selling for $283.99 (approx. 181.38) :w00t:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...e=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Bought one five years ago at Beltring for 8 :thumbsup:

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yes, but it includes also those Japanese blood stains. :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

#15 turmanator

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:46 PM

Holy crap! :crying:
For something that is not even "proven" or even what it is!

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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.  



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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.



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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.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:52 PM

I'd say this Marine MP looks to be wearing one of these lanyards. Picture from forum member usmc-collector post.

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:59 PM

Another MP group wearing what looks to be wide lanyards. Picture from forum member Jaroslav.

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