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  1. Don’t be so certain it didn’t make it overseas. I once owned an M1917 S&W that I bought from the family of the doughboy that was in excellent condition. I had owned for quite a while before I removed the grips and discovered he had written his name, rank, and unit inside one of them. Steve
  2. The bolt is improperly assembled. Easy to remove and correct, I’m sure there are some videos on youtube showing this. Steve
  3. Looks like an 1860 Navy cutlass that has had the grip replaced and the bowl handguard removed.
  4. Maybe it’s just the pics, but I’m not seeing the bright polished blue a 1917 Winchester should have.
  5. I guess if you collect boxes that would be desirable. If you collect bayonets, not so much. Steve
  6. It’s British, not US. No idea what kind of plane or time period.
  7. Without commenting on the authenticity of this uniform, in general, it was the tailor who wrote the owner’s name on the tag.
  8. I’m no expert but this helmet looks contrived. The “shadow” of the net is bizarre. Not something I would want. Steve
  9. Westfront 1918. The Bavarian’s last moments.
  10. Another question. The soldier closest to the camera on the left is armed with a 1917 revolver. What is the pouch where the ammunition pouch should be worn? It’s not for the 1911, it only seems to have one central snap. Maybe the revolver pouch with the bottom segment cut off? The soldier behind him on the right file is also armed with the revolver, and is wearing the correct pouch. Steve
  11. I am very suspicious of any graffitied helmet cover. These in particular look pretty fresh. Any piece of gear worn in the field gets trashed in a hurry. Rained on, dried, over and over, faded in the sun, sat on, scraped, scratched, tossed on the ground, etc etc. Add to that the fact that I’ve never met a vet that had the slightest interest in bringing stuff like that home, I’m always skeptical. I’m sure somewhere somebody did bring their helmet cover home, but I bet there are damn few of them. Steve
  12. I would have doubts. Especially in the pic of the whole stock, the stamp looks awfully crisp in relation to the overall condition of the stock. Steve
  13. The soldier on the left is wearing a private purchase uniform, plenty of enlisted men did this. Steve
  14. Cool grouping. One or my dearest friends was in Charlie company of the 329th. He was a replacement during the Bulge, and over the many years I knew him he provided me with an intimate look into the life of a combat infantryman in the ETO. His platoon leader, Lt Springer, (who ultimately commanded the company) had earned a battlefield commission.
  15. Now if we can only get Mexico to return the Alamo flag to us..... Steve
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