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Started by 517th , Feb 05 2007 01:18 PM

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#161 517th

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:00 AM

If you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay for each of these?
Was $25 a good deal?
The shirt Skip Muck from Band of Brothers (The old picture from 1944) had on looks like the pillow case I have.
Except his shirt only had 1 paratrooper, the pillowcase has multiple.

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$25 was a good deal,cant remember what i paid for mine,but i am sure it was more than yours....517th

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:41 PM

Ike jacket ID`d to a 327th glider rider.....

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

A paratrooper training manual/log with his required five jump record.....

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:01 PM

Infantry paratrooper cap patch.....

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 03:30 AM

Hi 517th, have you posted the sponge rubber soled experimental boots yet, they would be nice to see.

Cheers ( Lewis )

p.s. I think you lost a penny on the bedroom floor when you and Rachel were last here, don't forget to
pick it up from me next time your visiting. I think that was about what you were paying for M-42 jump
jackets all those years back when you started collecting at the end of the war, wish I had been around
back there when you started collecting.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 04:57 AM

One thing to remember Lewis, i will never be as old as you. Talking of old, how is your eyesight,if you look through the pages you may come across the boots you mentioned and they cost more than a penny. :lol:
Still waiting for you to post all these pictures you took recently.....517th

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:25 AM

A rare rigger pouch worn on a pistol belt, holds extra ammo, M1 or Carbine clips.......517th

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:08 AM

Does anybody have a pair of these. Colt .45 plexiglass pistol grips, these came to me as part of a Glider Rider`s estate. Found out later that they were very popular fitted with a picture of a sweetheart or wife or even a pin up underneath the grip.
Brought back a bit of home and sanity in amongst death and insanity....517th

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

Does anybody have a pair of these. Colt .45 plexiglass pistol grips, these came to me as part of a Glider Rider`s estate. Found out later that they were very popular fitted with a picture of a sweetheart or wife or even a pin up underneath the grip.
Brought back a bit of home and sanity in amongst death and insanity....517th


At least one other forummember has a .45 fitted with girls' pictures underneath similar plexi grips. I will leav it up to him to show his pistol or not...
It was not very common, but done from time to time...

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:32 AM

Thanks Johan, look forward to that....517th

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 11:50 AM

Very cool! I've never seen or heard about these grips before! I would love to see pics of the other members gun.
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Posted 14 June 2008 - 12:43 AM

You have a great collection, real quality items.
I really like your airborne jackets.

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 01:19 AM

I refered this topic to the other user and he will post pictures of his .45 in this topic...

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 04:24 AM

Hi All, and thanks Johan

I just appreciate to see those grips in your collection as they look exactly the same as those I found on the 45 near Brest Years ago.

The following 45 was found in late 80's in tal Ar Groaz on the Crozon Peninsula south of Brest. The area of fighting was of 121st Rgt, 8th infantry division, but the 15th cav group (TFA) also spent some time in the area before the 8th division launched its attack with heavy losses on Sept 15th 16th 1944. At the time of the finding, the 45 was blocked in a Polish Radom Holster...

Needless to say the 45 has passed by the Saint Etienne Manufactory of guns for a few cuts http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/pinch.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 06:32 AM

That is a beautiful pistol, looks like the twp girls are different people http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/naughty.gif I personally would stick with the one he took a pic with. lol I think its cool also that the pic of the man in the grip is more than likely the owner of your gun!!!!

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 10:43 AM

These plexiglass grips are just STUNNING http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 01:14 PM

For Yannick: Superb find with pictures intact, thanks for posting.....517th

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:54 PM

Original 506th oval with sterling wing....517th

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 11:57 PM

Original 504th PIR oval and sterling wing....517th

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:04 AM

Original oil cloth armband, worn on Marget Garden drop through to to operation Varsity....517th

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