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  1. HelloI have to apologize as I think I posted this under the wrong section before(pinned threads)I have a couple of ww2 era 1923 cartridge belts that are nicely painted from back in the day....My question is, Did one branch of service use this practice more than another....I have recently viewed a lot of original ww2 color film and happened to catch Marines wearing what appeared to be field modified gear such as this and it got me to wondering...One of mine is a Boyt which in my personal collecting,have found to be the more common maker of USMC gear(which may mean nothing)....anyway I took some pics below...Thanks to all...Scott....someone did point out that the one belt is in fact a British made piece which makes it all the better as I did not previously own one....
  2. nope,you were clear,needed a British made belt for my collection and this more or less kills two birds with one stone
  3. you are so right,totally overlooked that,all the better in my opinion...i'm afraid i may have posted this in the wrong section though...Thanks very much,Scott
  4. Hello,I have a couple of ww2 era 1923 cartridge belts that are nicely painted from back in the day....My question is,Did one branch of service use this practice more than another....I have recently viewed a lot of original ww2 color film and happened to catch Marines wearing what appeared to be field modified gear such as this and it got me to wondering...One of mine is a Boyt which in my personal collecting,have found to be the more common maker of USMC gear(which may mean nothing)....anyway I took some pics below...Thanks to all...Scott
  5. thanks very much,that looks like a great resource,also another member offered to help me out and i hope to hear from him soon...thanks all...Scott
  6. Hello,first,let me apologize as i am sure this is not the correct forum...I have two needs,one to help me identify original ww2 slouch hat for my collection,the second is I have a large lot of 60's-80's Brit uniforms(to include many camo items) and equipment I am trying to ID for sale....can anyone point me to the best forum or sub forum for answers to the many questions I have please?...I enjoy buying books also but only have one on ww2 Brit webgear that does not help me here....Many thanks...Scott
  7. thanks very much,i was even thinking SAW perhaps....i thought about trying to clean the plates(is that the rosette?,i'm not a cavalry guy to say the least)....but the backside of metal hasn't seen daylight in many ,many years...Scott
  8. https://postimg.cc/gallery/33udnznyi/ Hi folks,can anyone identify what these leather goods are or a time frame by US buckle type???...the leather strap looks as though it was field modified into two straps as it is cut thru the maker mark that I cannot quite make out....perhaps the two seperate pcs of leather goods were not made together but they came in the same box lot at a Gettysburg firearms auction...any clues are much appreciated....perhaps they are newer or older than Civil war period,I just don't know....hopefully my pics will tell the tale...looks horse tack to me??Scott
  9. Hey folks,I realize this is a pretty old thread,but I picked up two of the flat sided R.I.A sticks blades at auction and had no idea as too what they were,only saw the markings(one is 1913 and the other is 1914) and decided I had grab em...the auctioneer was using them as his pointer sticks....does anyone have any ideas where I might find a loose guard?....there are not a ton of these floating around I don't imagine.....would love to make a complete sword....neat items either way....Scott
  10. no reason to be sorry,i'm just happy to get a time frame on these....is it a dress uniform type rig or more like a "shoe patrol" set?...thanks very much-Scott
  11. https://postimg.cc/gallery/2t35e3ije/ Hello,i posted this down under the EGA forum and thought i would try up here also(i hope this is ok)...It all looks like dyed ww2 gear but i am not sure if it is dress type equipment or possibly military police issue....the beautiful buckle has especially caught my eye-thanks in advance,Scott
  12. https://postimg.cc/gallery/2fjidxi8q/ here are some pics of jacket I was reffering to....am I correct in assuming this is a 1910 so called summer tunic???
  13. thanks folks ,I may have to go back and have a better look...it appeared to be very well stored-Scott
  14. Hello,I realize this is a very vague question and I did not have a camera with me at the time....I saw what I believe to be a(summer) cotton tunic at a flea market....the buttons,both pocket and body were retained by a wire ring and not sewn in place....was this ever correct or is it a modern rehab job....I am certainly not sure of the model jacket so am curious if any non heavy wool models used this form of securing the buttons...Many thanks-Scott
  15. mine are pretty heavily covered...i'll try some pics
  16. no diamonds....inside painted where you would normally see the blackened area on Army badges and on the back............any suggestions on a paint remover that wont harm sterling silver?-scott
  17. hi folks,my wifes grandfather served a short stint in China and i was fortunate enough to be given his badges and some other items....my question is did they paint the badges white(mine are) or was this probably done by his kids over the years...i want to clean them up but not if that is how they were meant to be...thanks-scott
  18. i'd hate to play the "victim"-Scott
  19. i just pick up this 6th division ww2 "yearbook" and was pleasantly surprised to find it dedicated by the div commander himself....it seems the original owner...Alan du Bois was a silver star recipient on Okinawa as well as another in Korea(not who with yet) and several other medals...not sure how rare it was for a General to sign these before sending them out.....Scott
  20. any of the Atkinson trilogy books.....also anything by Steven Ambrose....i particularly like 'Citizen Solidiers"...and of course "Band of Brothers"
  21. some of them look a bit lost..."it was right here when i went in"...........
  22. so if i understand correctly,this is an Army unit and not Marine corps correct???....i'm no expert(if that isn't obvious already) on the 2nd division organization...have only read one book on it the "woods" so far....my collecting leans more towards ww2 weapons and accessories as well as ww1 but i am finding myself becoming more and more interested on the ww1 and earlier timeframe also
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