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    Mostly US militaria from WWI through Vietnam.

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  1. Hello, can anyone help identify this bag? It is completely unmarked and roughly the size of a packboard. Our best guesses were for some sort of radio gear. The edgeing is twill, and minus the little plastic tag holder, it looks like it would be from late WWII. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Some things about this item and the story seemed off to me, so I googled the seller and found this thread. Its not a dogtag, but worth a bump anyway. Thoughts? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273006252484
  3. I'm not sure if it is military or not, but I can tell you what it does. Basically, it is a variable resistor that changes value based on how much light it receives. Think of it like a volume knob, just controlled by the intensity of ambient light (or lack thereof). They're frequently used to automatically dim electric lights when the sun is out, and bring them to full intensity at night.
  4. The stuff our group got a few years back was unpainted. I'm not sure how old it was, though.
  5. Nice! I have an office desk at home. Big heavy metal thing... I believe it is dated 1975.
  6. Nice knife! I wouldn't do anything aggressive to it. A good oiling or possibly a wipe-down with bore cleaner on a cloth should do the trick.
  7. It is definitely wear, not dirt. They are pretty beat-up, and both soles are cracked through in the middle. They do have a beautiful contract stamp inside, though.
  8. I thought about it, but the leather is worn through the original dyed surface in many areas, so dubbing may make them resistant to any sort of dye or colored polish.
  9. I have a pair of boots that are pretty rough. What should I use to polish these? Is Kiwi brown the right color? I know that people recommend leaving leather untreated, but these have seen better days, and I'd like them to display a little better than they currently do.
  10. Jim16a1

    Seabee box?

    I have a few of these SeaBee handmade boxes and footlockers. These carpenters loved to show off! Your piece reminds me of really well-made footlocker I have that was made by a local WWII vet. I really feel like CB stuff is one of the several unappreciated gems in our hobby.
  11. These look too lightly used to have the stamp worn off. It may have faded or blurred with age, though.
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