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    All us military 1890 to 1970 but , especially early equipment and uniform 1890 to 1916, and French and American Vietnam war.

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  1. Hi , and welcome on forum .
  2. Hello from France . I wish an very good healt to all member of this forum, I very glad to show my last acquisition , from united state via Ebay , an R.I.A made circa 1915 very hard to fine , seen only one in 10 year , "pack tail " olive green color , end tip round , its appear unused condition and the leather strap is souple and pliable . Best regards . Richard
  3. Hello from France . I which welcome on this great forum . Best regards
  4. Hi , from France . this is my last purchase , its pity , no Vietnam era but i think , 80' stock demiled , off course ! I hoppe soon as soon find many other items and quickly purchase in U.S.A if coronavirus during not too long time for all country in the world . By and take care off you .
  5. Hi from France . Have buy this M1 , front seem ,almost new old stock but , some krack in visor and rear shell , otherwise ,good condition , however ,have some questions about heat stamp and dating manufacture , the number stamp is 281A, if i refer on abac , is about septembre 42 ,???? but , at this time Mc cord have no began swivel manufacture , and the color of chinstrap is olive green ,cooper hardware, like late war ! how you think about this shell . I wish in early , happy new year for 2020 at all forum members Richard
  6. Hi all. Sorry for post just now some photos of my "XM16" , have post last week , but, i don't no why , after some try for post the photos , i can't never achieve the post. Sorry , the pin hole is not good drilling , the steel is very hard , and the right side of upper have a hole drill on partial reinforcement , have see on some pictures of original have not this hole , but , have again some "job " for obtain an very correct XM 16 early war . Have nice day . Richard
  7. Hi , from France . I show my M16 A1 , almost look XM16 A1. I have purshasse in 2013 an Colt M16A1 export demiled, is an manufacture Colt about 1974/84 ,no us property. After have change but stock ,flash hider , remove partial reinforcing on upper , remove rivet front axe of sling replacing by pine axe , pine hole in all axes assembly and selector firing . But, the transformation is not totally ending , i do remove the code forge , and squared the upper , the only think i can not able is the reanodizing , have use a painting modeler ,( i am builder figurine and model). The 20 rounds
  8. Hello from France . I show my lates acquisition of two week ago. One complete AR 15/M16 cleaning kit , fiscal year 66, am not sure if the content is a correct era , but , for 25 euros . One pre ww1 shovel cover , R.I.A manufacture , about 1915/16, resaid central bar, square tip end , verry hard to fine in France . One MSA manufacture liner (civil defense ) complete and very good condition , with mid -war leather chinstrap. by and have nice day. Richard
  9. Hello from France I have juste discover this amazing post ! wooohh , its first time have seen pre 56 try equipments , never seen for sale ( ebay or other ) . Mutch tanks for sharing your very scare item Richard
  10. Hello ! from France. Your neck band is manufactured in fiscal year 1965, ( to july first 1964 at jun 31 1965) no date code until fiscal year 67 ( DSA 100 67) Best regards Richard
  11. Hello all ! from France . Am really gladly to share my latest purchase on Belgium gun show . An "matching" haversack R.I.A made , about 1913/14 , pack "tail" white correct sewing leather strap. An early scabbard R.I.A , i can't really read date but , i think ,1910 and another scabbard 1917/18 manufacture and nice 1905 bayonet R.I.A 1911 . Good end of week-end all. Richard
  12. Hi all !! from France There is my last bought , in "small" French gun show. A "bolo" 1912 dated , unfortunately the last owner had generously and hardly use an brush clean , without dismounting, and have almost disappeared the ordinance bomb , so , i completely dismount , smooth cleaning and remote the last spot of rust , and treated all parts with an cold tanning liquid , gives a very good finish . He will be able to join the scabbard of the same date , bough on e bay US in many year ago. Have nice day. Richard
  13. Hello ! from France I hope help you with comparison between an early 1910/ 12 R.I.A cup and ,1913/17 R.I.A made , each is no marking. Somes differences can be seen : the "head's" of rivets is more wide on early cup : the stamping is more "square " , more angular on early cup. : the two small's "ear" for looked handle is stamp at 90°. : the rear side is no too "concave"
  14. I like really this amazing and complete "palmer " . thank's for share this essential , but short lived use equipment before massive weeb Mills equipment . Richard
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