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  1. I've always found it interesting how there's a large amount of later war schlueters that always show up it mint or practically unused condition. Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  2. I took the coat out a while ago, it was in for 4 days, but I had to evacuate it since it was blocking the blowers in the freezer... And everything was melting. No damage that I can see thankfully, and I'm still checking my boxes of things at least once a week. Also, thoughts on this, no clue if it will work. I put dryer sheets inside of the boxes (holy crap is that stuff strong after its stuck in a box for a while..) I doubt that it would effectively repel moths, but it certainly isn't pleasant to my nose, smells like chemicals with a hint of "clean cotton" like it's supposed to smell like.
  3. The inside looks pitted to hell, does not match the wear on the outside imo. Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  4. Do we know if they were simply unpopular with the troops, or were they just no longer issued out? Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah, paint shades vary a whole lot more than I think some of us collectors would like it to. Made me sit on the fence on a lot of pots in my earlier collecting years, all because a helmet didn't just look like what I thought it was supposed to, but I suppose the person who mixed the batch of paint up in a factory 75 years ago didn't much care for what some kid decades down the road thought the paint should've looked like lol. Definitely gonna be a neat display in your office, I'd suggest getting some nets or covers to put on them, and the leather liner chinstraps, make 'em pop out a little m
  6. For sure repainted, and it seems recorked, as the inside being repainted and corked suggests the outside was redone first and then the inside. Couldn't tell you if this is even in field or post war as I've never heard of the military or soldiers in the field recorking as well as repainting. Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  7. I appreciate you guys' opinions a whole lot. I decided to pop the wool overcoat into the freezer, I'm hoping no moisture condensates inside of the brass buttons or between the pressed edge on the back of it. But damage to those buttons is less expensive that allowing an infestation to spread to the rest of my closet and collection. I've tried to do as much possible research into deterrents, and methods of elimination as possible (some will even tell you to pop the garment into the oven at 120 F for a bit, as long as it has no plastic buttons). As far as storage goes, I used to hang up, until
  8. I recently purchased and brought home a 32 ounce melton wool over coat from WW2, it's an early version it the gilt brass buttons. After my dad witnessed a moth fly after me into my room I went into a full panic mode of checking through all my wool uniforms, inside and out, and boxing them up, then leaving them in my closet with the lights on. Same day, I killed the moth that had earlier entered my room. But it was too big to be a clothes moth and the color of it was wrong. The same night however I killed two smaller moths, one in a darker spot outside of my room, but it didn't seem to be ei
  9. You're kidding me. This came out of a machinists workshop, or rather the printing press workshop that the machinist also had, from Amana in Iowa, hung up on a wall... Along with ferriers tools (real nice rasps!), and quite a bit of horse bridals... And now that I think of it there was an iron stand for, or model, of a horse saddle that was apparently dated 1917... that I didnt get... Man! I missed out on something! Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  10. Looked like a hat badge at first. Not sure what you make of it now. Lots of interesting bits and bobs like this are all over the place, can never quite figure out what they are. But they're neat! Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  11. I was mostly just ball parking from memory of helmets I've seen here on the forum. So all in all I'd have to say that what you've shown are the earliest known. Unless some digging proves otherwise I guess. Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  12. To my knowledge the earliest known of on the internet is in the 20 something range if I'm not mistaken. 23 or so I think? Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  13. Ah shoot I think I misread the post in the first place! Didn't realize you were talking about the one I posted being for sale! My bad. And thanks for the extra pics. Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  14. Man, she looks to be in good shape too, hopefully someone that knows how to take care of it ended up getting it since you didn't get her. Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
  15. Seen one outside of a surplus store here, I believe it's got an M60 Rambo ammo chain over the chest etc, and an M16? Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
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