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Posted February 19
It's actually a front seam.
Can anyone find information on ancestry or Fold3 about Ellis H Kint? He was a three war veteran and he was in Normandy. I will try to remove the star if you guys feel it's not wartime, most of it is already worn off anyway. I thought the star might have been plausible considering I've seen a few examples before. Thanks!!
I found this picture on the forum. Soldiers sometimes painted stars on their helmets.
I purchased this helmet named to a Ellis H. Kint 33146995. I started researching his name on the internet and I came up with the following. (Click the "Read More" button after you click the link)
Is it possible this could be his D-day helmet? I image the star would protect against allied attacks from the air, not sure what the 69 painted on the back would be. I tried researching the serial number and couldn't find a match nor could I find his name in the database. Any help would be appreciated!!
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Posted February 11
It is definitely different, that is why I posted it. I'm taking it nobody has seen these before? I saw the liner once before on the net, but not the complete set. I wish I knew more about them, I was looking to sell them.
Posted February 7
Has anyone seen trousers like these before? They are a two piece system, cover and liner. Not sure if they are some sort of rare variation. The waist strap is held together by M1 helmet connectors. Would like to know more about them. Thanks for your help!
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Posted January 24
I was looking on ebay tonight and found a listing with a scabbard that looks almost identical to mine. I'm starting to wonder if this isn't some sort of factory or divisional thing.
Posted January 14
Can you ship it to me so I can see it for myself. LOL!!!! I want one!!!
Ok, thanks guys!! I appreciate your feedback!! However it was painted, I still enjoy it, and will display it proudly.
Posted January 13
Love the Case!!! Love the bluing!!!
Thanks guys!!! I'm not sure how it was painted without getting paint all over the throat. Even if it was masked off, it would have been really hard to paint that close to the throat without getting paint on the lip. It appears to be painted with the throat off, but there are no signs of the throat being removed. Even if they cleaned the throat off after painting it, there would have been visible signs of scratches on the fiberglass. The brown is a very smooth paint just like the factory green. If it was done by a GI, he put a lot of effort into it and did a really nice job.
Nice find!!! Love it!!!
Has anyone seen a factory camouflaged M8 before? Did they exist? I purchased this scabbard with an M3 Imperial guard marked knife. It appears the camo was applied by the factory before the throat was attached. It doesn't look like the two taps holding the throat on were messed with.
Thank-you for your help!!
Posted December 25, 2019
Scott, the paint on that cross doesn't look right!!! I'm not getting a good feeling about it!!!! Artificially aged??? Almost looks like one of Santa's elfs painted it. Lol!!!
Posted November 8, 2019
I do have a question that is sort of related to this topic. I thought I read where Hood Rubber liners didn't see combat. Most never left the country. Is that true? Hopefully Scott, Doyler or Mikey will chime in on that question.
I don't know who the seller was, I didn't ask.
Not sure if this helps much, but I looked at the helmet at the Mack. The seller claimed both the Raider and 29er came from the same old time collector. They both had white paint on the liner with the words "Marine Raider" and "29th Division" written on them. He wanted $2,800.00 for the Raider and $1,700.00 for the 29er which is by no means cheap. The liner in the Raider is a Hood Rubber and the 29er had a worn Hawley. I really didn't scrutinize the helmets much because they were out of my price range. They both seemed like they came from the same place/collection. I'm by no means making a claim either way, just letting you know what I saw. Maybe tying them together will help in the decision process.
Posted August 22, 2019
I use a screw driver on web gear also, especially gear that has been used hard like early Marine corp. items. I'm also very careful with Para liner snaps. I think it is best to leave snaps unsnapped or rub a little bit of gun oil on the male and female ends, but be careful not to stain the gear though. It only takes a little bit on a Q-tip.
Posted August 19, 2019
Try using a small screw driver and prying them from the side. Take your time a work around the circle of the snap. You should be able to get them out that way. Don't pull on the webbing whatever you do.
Posted July 1, 2019
That is so cool!!!! Amazing how similar they are.
Want to double your money?? Double free is free!!! I will PM my address, let me know the shipping cost!!!
I love the patina!!!