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Phfly1010

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    WW2 USAAF ETO/PTO pilot gear/uniform, WW2 USN fighter gear, WW2 C-1 Vest items, Civil War CSA BG John Imboden items

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  1. Have a chance to buy a Springfield M-1. Can anyone tell me what they can learn about this rifle from the info below? I''d like a WW2 model, but not sure about this one from CMP? Does the SN tell date of manufacturing? Do weapons from CMP fire rounds? SN: 2767588 USA (39881) See photos. Any info appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Hi What's the shipping amount for FRANCE ? Regards
     
    Best I can tell around $30.00 to ship from US to France using US Postal Office.
  3. I own two pairs of what I was told were US Army Ski Patrol goggles. I see several references to similar products online for sale that say they are aviator goggles. If there's anyone who can clarify whether these type pictureds here where were used as Aviator goggles, please let me know because my understanding was these re only ski patrol use, not up to aviator pilot use. Thanks for any you can offer.
  4. Did all versions of the ww2 AAF dark brown leather a-11a pilot gloves have the elastic cuff band around the wrist area? I have a chance to buy a pair that does not have the cuffs, but it does have the three long raised thin lines/bars on the back of the palm leather. The only printed info inside the glove, at least that is visible is a "43" and maybe a few more letters/numbers but no contract info or manufacturer name/date. The gloves come with brown wool inserts, but the pics I see only show a trace of what may have been a label inside the liner cuff, a thin piece of stitched in paper type ma
  5. I will try to get a photo up later, but does anyone know if during World War II - when it was actually known as the Army Air corps - did the front of the Air Force class rings say at United States Army Air Force or just United States Air Force to save space? The art on the side is of an older eagle with propeller underneath, not modern eagle artwork? Stone is a medium blue tone. Ring says 10 karat filled. Really has the feel of an older ring, perhaps right around when the Air Corps turned into the air force in 1947.
  6. I will try to get a photo up later, but does anyone know if during World War II - when it was actually known as the Army Air corps - did the front of the Air Force class rings say at United States Army Air Force or just United States Air Force to save space? The art on the side is of an older eagle with propeller underneath, not modern eagle artwork? Stone is a medium blue tone. Ring says 10 karat filled. Really has the feel of an older ring, perhaps right around when the Air Corps turned into the air force in 1947.
  7. I will try to get a photo up later, but does anyone know if during World War II - when it was actually known as the Army Air corps - did the front of the Air Force class rings say at United States Army Air Force or just United States Air Force to save space? The art on the side is of an older eagle with propeller underneath, not modern eagle artwork? Stone is a medium blue tone. Ring says 10 karat filled. Really has the feel of an older ring, perhaps right around when the Air Corps turned into the air force in 1947.
  8. Judging by how the aviator is dressed, can anyone tell me whether this is a WWII or Korean War bombadier (see set of wings) with the 5th AF? I know his name is Albert Hoffman and I believe was from PA. I don't subscribe to any ancestry research websites.
  9. I have a chance to buy a locally owned Sloat and Klein leather brown pilot helmet with ANB h1a Avionics. Helmet looks something like usaaf an-11.Contract tag list shows n288s-21428. Does not have the chin cup strap, but rather a straight chin strap. Is This World War II? If so, is it early war or late War? No ox mask snap hook ups, but something like a buckle above the chin strap. I want to make sure I don't buy a post helmet. Also, does the contract number indicate whether a fighter pilot wore this, bomber pilot recon pilot, Etc? Leather is in great shape so it may be New Old Stock. I think
  10. Thanks guys. WWII Parachutist - pm me on what you have available that fits with the an 6510 system approach for fighter jockeys and what you are asking. I found a very nice empty condition pack for $200 including the bungies and marking includong model number and date. By the "tray" do you mean empty pack? And, thanks for the tips on the cheap product on ebay, which I was about to pick up just to have a harness tying all pieces together. Cannot find any legit strapping/harness available anywhere.
  11. Looking for ww2 an 6510 parachute pack and webbing/strapping. I have the backpad and seat cushion. Any leads on pack and harness? I may buy the harness separately and get the pack by itself. Looking for the width dimensions for the white harness straps and the color of the harness material (both base color of the strapping and color of the flecks/dash stripes). Any info appreciated. Hope this is the correct subsection of the forum. Thanks.
  12. Did World War II fighter pilots (not usaaf after ww2) wear the winterized A6A boots with the leather straps, wool lined and zippered boots or were these boots primarily worn by bomber crew members?
  13. What would one expect to pay for one in good shape?
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