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  1. Hi, As far as I know all military contract and arsenal produced .30-06 that came packed in the 1909 banodleers came with the inserts. And to answer your first question, the design of the tapered inserts necessitated that both stripper clips be inserted in the same direction (from the top, point down).
  2. All of your finds are excellent pieces of history, congratulations on being their caretaker.
  3. TR I am not sure how I missed your latest posts, but excellent additions! RC
  4. There is, very nice find. It can be frustrating and rewarding at the same time to track down the components to add back to these chests.
  5. Sorry R, I could not find any thing on this. I am not even able to find ANYTHING on the Davis Canvas Company, which surprises me.
  6. Nice mask, yes some of the obsolete patterns were retained for training purposes only. That was the ultimate fate of the earliest US masks, and many of the earliest US carriers were marked with 'For Training Purposes Only' in red ink, a bunch of those were declared surplus after WWI (since their use for even a training mask was obsolete by then) and can be seen IIRC in 'The Big Parade' (the silent film of 1925).
  7. Sorry to learn of his passing, my condolences to his family. RIP BobGee
  8. RIP and condolences to his family and friends.
  9. Nice uniform and restoration. This is not a common uniform, that's for sure!
  10. Yeah studios had huge costume departments back then. Some things were tailored, but many were just surplus items they used. A friend has a coat from a WWI film that had a name in it, and it turned out to be the actor that wore it (French actor playing a French Poiliu).
  11. Pretty much going to fall into a time frame from about 1955 to 1973. Cool one though.
  12. What I see is a badge with "Sterling" cast into it, overstamped partially with the Blackington name and whatever is directly above Blackington. STER[V-H] (or M-H) BLACKINGTON
  13. There are so-called 'dependent's tags' which I believe were only used at some overseas base areas in the 1950s-1960s, and I would geuss that us what you have. It isn't something I have really looked into much, but I have seen them around over the years.
  14. Amazing find, I knew they had their own schools but not that they published yearbooks too. That is a great piece of genealogical importance, as well as the obvious historical importance too.
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