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ron norman

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    San Antonio, Texas
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    U.S. Militaria Rev.War to WW 2. Early American Weapons, Fine European Weapons, Civil War and Historical Items.Philippine Constabulary 1901 to 1925 , Span - Am War in the Philippines Related items. Have collected for over 70. Years. Will be happy to try to answer any questions on items in The Early American Field.

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  1. After downloading your picture and examining it , I would say that you have one of the UN ALTERED original contract belt and buckle made for the shotgun cartridges. No one knows for sure but a very large percentage of them, using the same leather were re stiched for other caliber cartridges at the Arsenal in Manila. Most when examined show where the original stiching was by the holes left in the leather. Ron Norman
  2. Actually, the PC belt like the one shown was part of the 1901 - 1902 Hartley / Graham Contracts and supersede the US 1910 Garrison belt by 8 to 9 years Ron Norman
  3. send me your E mail to: rwnvault@aol.com and I will send you an article I wrote about all the types of PC Belts. Ron Norman
  4. Thanks John and Sarge. I appreciate your kind words and help in offering the article for others who don't get the "Military Trader" to read. Ron Norman
  5. Also I forgot that as I had lived and grown up in Sarasota, Florida which was the Winter Quarters of the Ringling Circus, in my neighbor hood there were several of the Munchkins (the little people) that also were in the "Wizard of Oz movie and I knew them. Also My neighbor just a couple houses down was Emmitt Kelly the most famous of the Ringling Clowns and we would chat most every day and as the Mayor I had to be at most Charity events and Emmet Kelly would normally appear and help me at those events. Sarasota was and is a very wealthy and cultural city and we had a lot of famous people who lived there or who would visit there, so I was fortunate to meet and be with many famous people from all walks of life. Ron Norman
  6. Many years ago I was the MAYOR of Sarasota , Florida (1974 - 1984) and one afternoon I received a call from my secretary at City Hall that a Gentleman had come to the office and would like to meet me and discuss the details of a project that I had been involved in for Senior Citizens. I told her I would be able to be back to City hall in about 15 to 20 minuets. I asked her who the Gentleman was ? She asked him " who shall I tell him you are. His answer to her was: "Just tell him the SCARECROW wants to meet and talk to him." I did not quite understand, but rather than question them any furthur , I just replied OK I will be there in a few minuets. Well much to my surprise it was "RAY BOLGER" and we spent a wonderful afternoon together , one I will never forget as he was a pleasure to be with. Ron Norman (and yes I had seen and loved the movie "The Wizard of Oz")
  7. In all the years that I collected Civil War and especially Confederate items, I have NEVER SEEN such a rare completely documented Confederate Canteen Identified to a famous CSA Louisiana Artillery unit and owned and inscribed to a very prominent New Orleans soldier who was also was highly respected and connected. You can see this amazing Confederate Item at : ( click below ) http://www.mcpheeter...01_item_006.htm
  8. In all the years that I collected Civil War and especially Confederate items, I have NEVER SEEN such a rare completely documented Confederate Canteen Identified to a famous CSA Louisiana Artillery unit and owned and inscribed to a very prominent New Orleans soldier who was also was highly respected and connected. You can see this amazing Confederate Item at : ( click below ) http://www.mcpheetersantiquemilitaria.com/01_identified_items/01_item_006.htm
  9. Here is a true story about an extra pyramid 1917 that actually happened at one of the OLD Fla. Gun Collectors Assoc. shows, probably 20 to 25 years ago. We had a regular member who was known to be very difficult to deal with , he would not buy from you unless you virtually gave it away and he would NEVER give you a break on things he had for sale. He was a nice enough guy, but members who knew him just would not deal with him. He was also about 6 foot 6 inches tall and about 450 pounds, so you also did not want to make him mad at you. At our winter show he was about 3 tables away from me and in walking by I noticed he had one of the 1917 L F & C extra pyramid knife with scabbard priced at 200.00. At that time a regular 1917 was around 150.00 and at the time and extra pyramid was around 300.00, so I knew he did not know. So rather than tip him off I offered 175.00 several times and he would not budge, So finally I went to his table laid down the 200.00 and picked up the knife and thanked him. In about 10 or 15 minuets later he came over to my table and asked " OK what do you know that I don,t ?????? Since the knife was now mine I pulled out a regular one out and showed him the difference, When he asked me the true value and when I told him, I could see tears running down his face. He went back to his table, packed it up and left the show. Ron Norman
  10. If you collect them your off to a good start. How is the condition of the extra pyramid and did it come to you with a scabbard and also do you know any history of the knife ?? Thanks Ron Norman
  11. Well, I am glad I stirred up the pot here. Thank all of you for your comments about my original post and later posts. AND I really don't know the correct answer. but what is great is that in this country ( at least for the moment ) we all can have our own opinion and express them. Thanks. Ron Norman
  12. Thank you for helping me make my point. Ron Norman
  13. To be honest, I have researched records and can NOT find any official record of any rejection or even discussion of the extra pyramid . I think that common sense would tell you that there would be complaints and rejection for something that served no real purpose and caused discomfort with use. For those of you that suggest they are much more common than most would believe, I suggest that those that have one or more to photograph them and show them on the forum. I am suggesting that any one can claim one, but I think to get an honest survey they need to verify their knife with a photo of it We have one person already claiming one and that was in 25 years of collecting. You folks that think it is more common, how many do you have ??? I can honestly say that I became aware of the variety about 35 to 40 years ago and I have been active in gun shows and collecting for over 65 years I am 80 years old , still very active and continue to attend Gun and Military shows and have published 6 to 8 recent articles in the field and have 5 or 6 pending, so I am not a johnnie come lately. Ron Norman
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