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  1. That is a M52. I'm very surprised that it was even on the market. These haven't been surplused yet.
  2. Thank you for the information. I've had this for awhile and never knew. I found it in the pocket of a jungle jacket that I got with an SF grouping.
  3. Could anyone tell me what time frame this pocket patch is from? Embroidered on woodland camouflage and ink marked on the reverse 504th.
  4. I'll have to ask my Readiness NCO, He has been in since 1981 and was an M60 gunner in that time frame. I know there was an ALICE pouch for the 200rd M249 drum, perhaps it was interchangeable with the 100rd box that came for the M60.
  5. The first pair is Ordnance Officer collar brass.
  6. That is an experimental DCU. Small collar, backflap and if you were to unroll the sleeves you would see a narrow cuff. Contract date should be around 1989/90.
  7. I've got bags full of these. Are the ones pictured what you need?
  8. Wool Blanket lining and detail of interior pocket. You can see the original blanket edging on the pocket.
  9. Exterior pocket detail and closeup of zipper and drawstrings.
  10. Cuffs and detail of parka where you can see the former string attachment point from the wet weather bag.
  11. Found this over the weekend and I have no idea what it could be. It is made out of wet weather clothing bags, a WW2 wool blanket and a piece of parachute material. Parka has two exterior pockets and one interior, it is a long length going to mid thigh, hood is lined with parachute silk and the rest the WW2 blanket. No tags, written name, sizing anything on it other than the zipper is made by RIES. Approximately a size 40, I'm a 42 and could just get the zipper to touch. Hood has a draw string and it looks to be made from the tie from the wet weather bag. Can anyone give me som
  12. I'm not a big video gamer but I'm a huge WW1 fan. This game has me excited enough to try it out.
  13. It is a money belt. Could be WW2 vintage.
  14. The Germans even produced their own manuals for use with captured weapons and most were given German military designations. I was trying to find what they called the Thompson and discovered this list: 7.62 mm Selbstladegewehr 257 ® Former russian AVS-36 7.62 mm Selbstladegewehr 258 ® Former russian SVT-38 7.62 mm Selbstladegewehr 259 ® Former russian SVT-40 7.62 mm Selbstladegewehr 251 (a) Former American Rifle, caliber.30, M1 (Garand) 7.62 mm Selbstladegewehr 310 (f) Former french Fusil Mitrailleur RSC Mle 1918 7.62 mm Selbstladekarabiner 455 (a) Former American Carbine, Caliber.30, M1 G
  15. They do exist. Contract made through Skilcraft. I have one hanging in my man cave that I brought home from Kuwait. I might be able to get a photo up later.
  16. I don't know about the gold one but the silver one looks like a typical WW1 era 1st Lieutenant bar.
  17. I remember seeing these when I returned from Iraq. Either in the PX in Kuwait or in Mississippi.
  18. That is something different. The Rhein became the Susquehanna, that river runs right by my hometown.
  19. I had a guy come into my shop and get visibly upset by the fact that I have a WW2 Cased Silver Star for sale. He came right up to me at the counter and told me that I couldn't sell that. "That is illegal! You can't sell any of these medals!". I tried to explain to him that the only one I couldn't sell was the MOH. This guy huffed and puffed walked out and then came back a few minutes later to show me the same legal quote as above on his phone. Again I told him that it only pertained to the MOH. Well he threatened to call the state police and that my business would be shut down. Well her
  20. Anyway that it would be tried could end up in a big hassle. Does anyone else remember when BG Joe Foss was stopped by airport security for trying to get on a flight carrying an "object with sharp edges"? The rent a cops running the metal detector tried to confiscate his MOH, saying it could be used as a weapon. None of them knew what the medal was.
  21. Worth well more than $25.
  22. Without seeing the knife it is hard to put a value to it. There are far to many variables.
  23. Are you talking about an M3 Trench Knife? If so after WW2 reissued knives would have had M8A1 scabbards.
  24. The 815th Pioneer Infantry was an all black unit that only existed in WW1. The birth date has to be incorrect.
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