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  1. The Chassuer uniform in the Union army did indeed use red kepis, as did some zouave regiments, and even some Confederate artillery units. However, this piece does not date from the Civil War period. It looks like an older reenactor's piece, and is not an accurate representation of what a kepi should look like (Chaussuer, or otherwise). Also, the "US" device is a World War II era officer's lapel device.
  2. I have to say that this is the ugliest 101st patch that I've ever seen.
  3. That's a beautiful looking jacket for sure...
  4. This has a very distinct G.A.R. style lettering, doesn't it?
  5. Civil War musical instruments that are unit marked are incredibly rare, and this one would be one of the nicest I've seen. It would be a centerpiece in my collection for sure! I love the fact that he is clearly sporting a P1853 Enfield rifled musket, and a side knife to boot! Definitely one of the nicest Federal images that I've seen! He is also one of the many Civil War soldiers that died of their wounds after hostilities ended - supporting the fact that well over 620,000 died from the war - with some estimates as high as 800,000+. Many of these were from disease, but many such diseases w
  6. I would use proper PFC chevrons. Such an item could easily have been purchased on base.
  7. That's a great looking horn. Dave's one of the best!
  8. That is incredible! What are the odds of digging up an ID disc, and then finding the soldier in the flesh wearing it? That's wild!
  9. My first reaction is that this is a commercially made belt. The brass "wash" is coming off. GI belts use solid brass parts. I'd be interested to see what others have to say.
  10. I know a man (very well known dealer) who had dinner with Wolff shortly before he died. Amazing stuff for sure! At one point, one of his uniforms passed through one of his catalogs, and I had the pleasure of seeing it in person.
  11. The seller is actually a forum member. He's from my hometown, and know him quite well!
  12. Union soldiers standing around the commissary, named "Hotel d'Grub"! There are also quite a few other signs in there!
  13. This guy is facing felony firearms charges, so at least he will go to prison (we hope). He also boasted 2 CMH's.... who does that? The last double recipient of this award was during World War I. He is just an idiotic loser.
  14. I would NOT put this inside a helmet. That white paint will come off inside the helmet, and really make a mess of the inside of your lid. I bought a minty fixed bail M1 with a YELLOW liner, and it was a chore removing all the yellow smudges from the inside of the helmet. As for taking off the white paint? As long as it can be done properly, I would do it.
  15. It actually says "F.C. & L", which is the abbreviation for the Grand Army of the Republic's motto - Fraternity, Charity, & Loyalty. Nice item!
  16. Wonderful! I can't say I've ever ever seen anything like it!
  17. For what it is worth, the M41 was worn right up through the end of the war.
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