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    Murfreesboro, Tn
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    I collect primarily Marine Corps items from Vietnam and before. I was in the Marine Corps Reserve so the history of the Marine Corps interests me and preserving these items for future generations is very important. I prefer items relating to the Banana Wars, WWI, and the Spanish-American War. I also collect WWI and WWII Navy items as my grandfather and great grandfather served in the Navy during each war respectively.

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  1. Gents, I just picked up a WWI overseas cap for an Army JAG Major. I usually collect Marine Corps items so this is out of my wheelhouse but am interested in the JAG Corps stuff. It has the initials 'JCL' written inside the sweatband and what seems to be 'Co D' next to it? I'll post a picture to get opinions. Any recommendations on attempting to track down who this may have belonged to? Thanks. -Will
  2. Great gear. Im interested to hear more about the 1st MarDiv UNIS markings.
  3. Interesting that the '9' in each serial number is written in the same distinct way.
  4. Steve, Forgot to respond. Thank you for the helpful information. -Will
  5. It looks like he has a Springfield 1903. According to ETC, the Krag was standard issue from 1900-1911 so it would be post 1911. I think that would be the 1905 leather scabbard he's wearing? The cartridge belt looks to be either a 1907 Mills belt, or an m1910 cartridge belt. Both had the USMC eagle snaps. Lastly, and I could be wrong on this, but I think the 'Montana peak' campaign cover wasn't introduced until the 1912 uniform regulations? Assuming my memory is correct, I would guess the picture is 1913 or later, to allow for circulation of the new covers. On a side note, is the Marine on
  6. For anyone interested, I eventually found this: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/44597-ww1ww2-canteen-manufacturers/&do=findComment&comment=344133 If anyone has further info, please fill me in. Thanks. -Will
  7. Is there a thread that describes the difference in the WWI-WWII era canteens and covers? Specifically the differences between the branches issued canteens/covers, the distinctions between models issued within each branch, makers/makers markings/depot markings, etc. I tried searching the but wasn't very successful. Are there reference books out there on topic? Thanks. -Will
  8. Steve, I looked closely to see if it is faded but there are no markings. Both names are stamped on the inside of the sweat band. I thought the interior looked somewhat consistent with issued covers but I don't have one from that time period to compare it too. Thanks. -Will
  9. Looks like I accidentally shared one twice instead of the interior shot. https://pix.sfly.com/A1_qwq
  10. I'm just going to link out to the photos since I cant seem to get it to work right: https://pix.sfly.com/9Od4iu https://pix.sfly.com/fwQXJ2 https://pix.sfly.com/fwQXJ2 Hope that works. Thanks in advance for any opinions/info you guys have. -Will
  11. Struggling to add photos. Will post once I figure out what I'm doing wrong.
  12. I just picked up a stripped dress blue cover that I thought was a WWII cover. I cant find any markings in it but it is named to 2 different Marines. One enlisted in 1932 and the other in 1933. Im thinking the cover must be a 1929 pattern cover since it seems both Marines were out by 1937. I wanted to get some opinions. The buttons are pronged and not screw on. Obviously missing the EGA and chin strap which would have given us a good idea. I dont see any marking other than the names anywhere in the cover. Private purchase? Was the depot putting out any covers without marking them? Anyone have a
  13. Wow. Dont see many of those. Great looking uniform. Thanks for sharing.
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