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Mac the Knife

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  1. Tonomachi, You are right, my pictures are poor. I will pull the badge and take better ones. Thanks for your feedback!
  2. I got this from an antique dealer several years ago. He had bought a collection of Medals and Badges from the sons of an old collector. He had many rare German WW2 Badges such as 50 &100 assault Panzer Assault Badges, WW1 German Pilot's Badges, etc. Rare stuff, all nicely marked, and looked original. I was making a trade, and I asked him to throw this badge into the trade, and he excepted. It tests as Sterling silver. I understand that these were given to the Kachin Tribesmen who help the Detactment 101 in northern Burma against the Japanese. I understand these have been heavily faked, and
  3. This helmet has a Korean Marine Corp camo cover, but is a fixed bail, front seam helmet. Why is the shell numbered/
  4. M-1 Helmet with USMC cloth Camo Cover. Early fixed bail, front-seam helmet. The lot number under the brim is “56A”, a very early lot number. There is a slight dent on front of the helmet. The number “8” is stenciled on the front and rear of the helmet approx. ¾” tall, in red, and there is a red dot approx. ¼” round at the very top of the helmet. I would like to know the purpose of these numbers and dot. The liner was made by Westinghouse. It has the unpainted “A” washers holding the web support straps within it. The leather brow strap is a replacement, and the nape strap is absent. The liner c
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