My war building
Posted 15 April 2011 - 12:49 AM
I like this kind of displays.... a lot of collector need this kind of building
Edited by DUTY FIRST, 15 April 2011 - 12:50 AM.
Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:12 PM
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:19 PM
Rare optical sight.
2 rounds packed in a WW2 dated crate.
Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:15 PM
Do you have the cart too?
Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:01 AM
Your collection can very seriously compete with many medium sized museum collections!!
Even if you would only open during the weekends, I am sure you would attract many visitors! And maybe even some donations
Posted 02 May 2011 - 08:21 PM
Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:48 AM
Some great updates I seem to have missed. Love the medic mannequin.
I just spent some time reading some of the older posts and I have a question if I may. In post #125 (picture of your USMC cot with field gear), there is what looks like an early depot made knapsack (almost white in colour) with sewn, not riveted buckles, which has had a trouser belt added as a carrying strap? Can you tell me if it's a field modification or if it looks like an issue piece? I have a Boyt (44) knapsack which is very similar and it's my thinking that modifications like that informed the thinking on the late war Unit 3 corpsman aid bag.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:57 PM
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:08 AM
Many thanks for adding so many pictures to the topic, I've really enjoyed looking at them!
I suspected the modified knapsack would be a field mod, it is very similar to the Boyt pack that I have. I think even the rivets may be the same (I'd photograph it but unfortunately it's in storage). The late war bags are quite hard to come by, I have one in the collection but it took some hunting down. Thanks to another forum member who provided me with some great information, it seems the late war bags began production in October 1944 or just earlier.
I'm very glad that you posted your Unit 6 bag, it's something that hasn't been discussed on the forum as far as I know. I have a Unit 6 which was manufactured in OD7 (body) and OD3 (trim). I bought it many years ago and have found little information on their use since. I've been searching for a battalion aid station chest for years, but as you can imagine it's difficult to find one this side of the pond. If I remember rightly, there's a content list for the chest in Jeff Warner's 'Sailors in Forest Green', I must take a look and refresh the memory.
Posted 18 May 2011 - 05:28 AM
Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:52 AM
by chance is there an Irwin-Pedersen in the wall of rifles? I thought I had one last week and it was a mistake, for some reason I have a feeling you would have one.
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