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McDermut99

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  1. I've had these ranger scrolls in the collection for a while now, and wanted to make sure I have WWII scrolls and not post-war or patch king examples. 6th ranger has cheesecloth backing. Comments are always greatly appreciated!
  2. Thanks for the info! I've read through those threads and have gotten some ideas on what to get, I'm just curious if there's been anything new and tried since then. About Epson, I'm definitely leaning towards them from reading what other members have used.
  3. I don't think so, just a small amount of light green paint on the forward part of the helmet and it being especially worn on the dome area. Are the straps OD3? I thought they're OD7. I took another pic with a black background if that helps.
  4. I have a few sets of slides from vets I've accumulated over the years, as well as a large family collection of mostly slides and some photographs I'd like to digitize. I'm looking for suggestions on slide scanners that preferably could scan photos as well, but a dedicated slide scanner would work. I'm hoping to find one that is reasonably affordable and produces good quality digitization, however I'd be open to paying more if need be. What scanners have y'all used and how have your experiences been using them? If you happen to have an example of a digitized slide that'd be great as well!
  5. I picked up a Schlueter pot. 539A, rear-seam, swivel bales, manganese rim, OD 7 chinstraps with a steel hook and flat brass hardware.
  6. Schlueter 539A rear-seam, swivel bales, manganese rim, OD 7 chinstraps with a steel hook and flat brass hardware.
  7. My most recent M1 pickup, a late-war Schlueter pot that according to the configuration chart provided by Grant G. dates from mid to late 1945. It's in pretty good shape, and shows some wear towards the top. There are corporal stripes cut into the paint on the front of the helmet, but judging by the crudeness I'd guess it was done by a kid. Its rear seam, swivel bail, heat stamp 539A, manganese rim, OD 7 chinstraps with a steel hook and flat brass hardware. Nothing terribly special but a welcome addition.
  8. I was pleasantly surprised to these 4th FIW items at a local thrift store a few days ago, and of all places outside on their "Free Stuff" table! I haven't found much of anything on the "Rocker Club" other than it was a social club for personnel and there was one in Korea, where I assume these came from. I did find a page where other people have found other items apparently from other Rocker Clubs where the 4th FIW was stationed: https://www.koreanwar.org/html/units/usaf/4fiw.htm?PageNum_Looking=2 (You'll want to use the word finder) The ashtrays are not a set, each is slightly different in shape, depth, lettering, etc. The cup has a crown stamp on the bottom, and all three pieces I believe are ceramic. Considering their age all three pieces are in great condition and display quite nicely. Comments are always welcome!
  9. Worse actually. I spent some time in an abandoned house being cleared out and the previous owner was a SF training officer during the Vietnam era. I was able to salvage almost all of the papers, documents, and some uniform pieces but as I was walking outside they had a bonfire burning trash and this was smoldering on the edge of the pile. I was frustrated to say the least as it was probably in petty good condition before being tossed in, but there wasn't any point in saying anything. The guy in charge of the burn pile was not the sharpest tool put simply and who knows what else he burned thinking it was "trash".
  10. Picked up this up a while back. I assume it dates to the Vietnam era, possible earlier. It has no military markings but is the same style as the MX 991U flashlights. It was made by Allbright, which I have found difficult to find other examples of this era flashlight being made by them. It has a brass light switch and the inside of the spare lens cap is marked AMP 4. Anyone have one of these flashlights or know anymore about them?
  11. It sounds like the jacket and trousers were worn by a reenactor who did the jump and was fortunate enough to have the jacket autographed by the vets afterwards. Guth dated his June 6th so that's most definitely the case for his at least. Very nice jacket!
  12. Nice group. Always cool to see items from Amarillo AAF.
  13. Found a couple links doing a google image search, not many more details I'm afraid. It supposedly was found while cleaning and draining the Navotas secured dry dock. Believed to be a M5A1, not a flame-thrower variant. Exact date found and fate of the tank are unknown currently. https://www.facebook.com/408402446427763/posts/just-sharingit-seems-this-rare-ww2-us-prototype-flame-turret-stuart-light-tank-n/418568142077860/
  14. Some better photos after I brought it home. I tried a little scrubbing to get some gunk off one side of the blade.
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