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  1. Yeah, 1996 was the date as far as I know (not just of them being changed, but actually beginning production).
  2. I've seen this one (or one like it), I thought here on the forum. Either there is more than one of them, or it gets around. Anyway, yes it is a 37th Infantry Division SSI on a US Navy enlisted jumper. So it makes no sense, I would guess the jumper was worn for another purpose and the patch had nothing to do with the US Navy. Could be something like a seascout type of organization, or it could be some cool kid wore this to school 50 years ago.
  3. Yes, a post-1981 US Navy utility jacket. The original version of this was adopted in the early 1970s, but in a much darker navy blue. The color after the enlisted dungarees were brought back.
  4. Well, have you considered selling a few items here on the forum first? We have no listing fees, no sales fees, and we don't tack on fees for every little thing like some sites do! Keep in mind the market for militaria can be volatile, prices can surge on items, and then level off. Don't get discouraged if it seems like there are no takers right away, it's about finding the right middle ground between yourself and a potential buyer, and sometimes that takes a while to figure out.
  5. That's a nice looking holster, and I agree that nice leather gains nothing -but can lose everything- by coating it in products. If the holster has survived for this long without any of those, then as long as the storage and handling (not a whole lot) is considerate it should last another lifetime. In the end old leather is old leather and can never be made new again, it can only be appreciated before time claims it fully. PS - I'm going to move this post to the Firearms section, where more can see it and comment.
  6. Nice variations, in the first photo the one third from top really stands out with that lime green thread.
  7. Nice finds, nothing like 'picking' to spend a morning or afternoon.
  8. I don't believe you will find many (if any) WWI or WWII era razors that bear specific markings on the razor itself denoting military use. If you do find a military reference on the razor itself, it was probably a reference to civilian marketing strategies targeted to soldiers or their families. During WWI for example, the issue safety razors I can think of only had markings on the packaging they came in; once removed they were the same as their civilian counterparts. For years I shaved with a WWII Gillette simply because it was a good razor, the new blades have gotten harder to find in the
  9. I just saw this tonight (not sure how I missed it!) and that is one fantastic find! It doesn't get any better than that.
  10. Well worth the time spent chasing it! Great group
  11. Nice grouping, the history is what makes it extra special.
  12. 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).
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