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  1. UPDATE! Copies are here and available. You can get a copy through my post in the "For Sale" section. If you don't mind, please make an entry under the "For Sale" thread stating that you want a copy. This will help me keep better track of who has ordered one. Also send a Personal Message! Thanks, Dave
  2. My thanks to everyone who has posted their observations. Dave
  3. Ron, That would be great if you don't mind looking through your collection. I really appreciate your willingness to help. Thanks. Dave
  4. John, I've looked over that page quite a bit. I agree that there is a similar example, but not close enough for me to make a definitive decision. Thanks, Dave
  5. Thanks for the links, Danny. They are interesting but neither one are my knife. My knife doesn't have the grooves on the back. I agree with you Cromwell, the experts' opinions are needed. I think that it's good, but there are those who don't. I don't want to sell this to someone as a good original knife, only to have it turn out to be a good repro. Thanks for the input. Dave
  6. I need some guidance for a trench knife that I'm planning on selling. I had it listed on here: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/157519-fs-ww1-us-m1918-trench-knife-au-lion-marked/ . Due to the lack of replies and contradictory opinions that I have received, I figured that it would be worthwhile posting it for discussion. I'm not really a knife guy, so please excuse my ignorance on the subject matter. This knife was bought along with a WW1 painted helmet and gas mask bag (all from the same lady). I've seen two different sized engravings on the handles for the Au Lion kniv
  7. Thanks for all of the info. This is my 1st double marked helmet so I'm trying to catch up on the trends snd threads. All help is greatly appreciated.
  8. @ Dennis, I guess anything is possible. There are no other markings present on the shell as to denote a unit or soldiers name. @aef1917, I found it odd that the 35th ID markings look to have been painted over with an old layer of OD paint. After viewing your comment, I pulled some stuff that was field repainted and the color is a close match. Maybe it was a reissue in theater. I would think that if a 91st soldier had it, he would've put a 91 in the tree. At this point, who knows. I appreciate the feedback and possible explanations. Dave
  9. I agree with you Dennis. When I held it beside my 91st lid, it looked very similar. I'm hoping that someone here has seen something like it in their travels or in their collection. Thanks for the input.
  10. I recently aquired this lid and would like to find out what the front marking is. It's a nice 138th Infantry Regiment marked shell but it has a rather peculiar looking tree or arrow head painted on the front of it. The tree or arrow head looks to be as old as the regimental markings and is black in color. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Dave
  11. Don't get discouraged. Treat every helmet as if it were suspect. In doing this, you'll start to develop a "sense" of what looks, feels and smells right. This forum is a great place to network and learn. Feel free to post helmets that you are interested in so that you can get experienced opinions and observations. I would recommend looking in the "for sale" section here when you decide to buy a helmet. The prices are usually reasonable but the authenticity and transaction are almost always guaranteed and protected. Welcome to the forum and prepare to be awestruck by some of the lids and collect
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