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thetrenchman1918

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    WWI, WWII, and captured enemy items from the afore mentioned
  1. the same gentleman I acquired this patch from also found two additional, was hoping to identify these as well.
  2. yes it is painted on leather, i just assumed because it was a very even circle it had been painted on something that was already cut. What sort of value would this have, I assume less if was cut off of a jacket than if originally made as a patch.
  3. I'm not really sure what I stumbled onto yesterday. The patch does not appear to have ever been sewn on to anything. Ill be the first to admit this is way out of my area but the price seemed fair and the piece has some real age. Im looking for any information, as a quick google search did not turn up anything close.
  4. Honestly like others have said I would leave that one alone, if you really can't live with it I'm sure plenty of people, myself included, would rather give you the money to put towards picking up an more ww2 correct one. Just my 0.02 cents
  5. it has a B - 2 on the rear of the shell and a B - 2 over 70 on the liner in the same spot, was wondering if it was anything overly interesting. The other numbers are on the side of the shell, which I assume are just the owner's service numbers, just came from an estate sale thanks for any help!
  6. so i picked up two of these yesterday, perhaps for way to much as i really don't know anything about them, about all I know is I think they are Life saving service, one of the predecessors to the US coast guard, i was wondering if anyone could say what they were used for or when they were made, or provide any incite thanks!
  7. ok i take it back, any way to find out the age by the markings to see if this might be ww2 or ww1 (18 in diamond?)
  8. there would be an awful lot of waste if it were machined into a frame
  9. so i was set up at a flea market Sunday and a friend walked up with this and said, "it kind of looks and feels like a 1911" its actually too heavy and the grip angle is off some but it does balance about the same as a fully loaded 1911, long story short i bought it cheaply as an interesting curiosity piece, did i just but the handle off of a machine or is there some connection to the 1911 here? markings are 18 (in a diamond), H23 and below that: SIX
  10. I'm would like to see you back that up, I've never been under that impression for ww2 at all, I can't think of any major images showing airborne using standard stocks, besides early stateside training photos, before the m1a1 production numbers got up there and issued out. I honestly think it would be quite a rarity to see airborne fielding a full stocked standard M1 carbine, I think it would only be in the case of a battlefield pickup, but I could always be wrong
  11. yea the surplus dealers cut up lots of things to make them more salable, so they could fit a full length rifle as in carbine length they are to short for most rifles. I find a lot of m1945 packs that have the straps sewn onto it to make them more useable without suspenders to the public, i think my local shop was the one doing it because i see the same thing done to a lot that come from estate sales locally. I don't want to rain on your parade too hard but I can not find a good explanation for them being rigger made for war time use
  12. they are really common, and i don't see why there would have been a need for a rigger to make one of these
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