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  1. I believe these bombs could also be rear fused and there appears to be an opening in the rear of the bomb where a fuse could have been located. Bob
  2. The first image below shows what goes into the blanket once you have folded it into a long rectangular shape. The drawers, under shirt, handkerchief and socks are placed on the lower half of the blanket rectangle. Note the guy rope should NOT be in this section of the blanket. Then the upper half of the rectangle is folded over on top of the clothing and the guy rope, tent pegs and poles are placed on top as shown in the second image. Then the shelter half is folded around the blanket and the entire assembly is rolled up and placed into the pack extender as shown in the third image.
  3. It looks like Sargeant O Rourke and Corporal Agarn of F Troop with their hats made an Arrow escape in battle. LOL. Bob
  4. I guess it is better to be lucky than good. Another ziplock bag of goodies came my way recently from a nice little old lady named Emily in answer to my newspaper ad. The highlight of the bag was an SS Skull Cap Insignia made be Zimmermann in almost mint condition. A very desired piece of WWII German insignia indeed. Bob
  5. MissFUBAR, don’t go nuts here. The QM tag looks good to me and tag details match tags on some of my trousers in the article. So I would assume they are original for the time being. BTW. What are you doubting about the tag? Bob
  6. I just revisited this topic and just saw the images in post #18 of the original stud and replacement. I like the idea of using the screw back, but have a way to reuse the original stud. Hacksaw off the cylindrical part of original stud flush with base, drill a hole into stud where the screw base would screw into, lastly tap the hole with the same thread as the screw base. Since the screw base isnt seen, you can use any color and buy them from Tandy leather. The repair will be indistinguishable from an original since you use the original stud. Maybe also put a dab of locktite on the threads to
  7. Milsurp, you are most welcome. I have always believed that one picture is worth a thousand words. Bob
  8. I am not trying to hijack your topic, but I thought I would add a few images to augment it. I bought two Rod, Jointed, Cleaning, M8 sets, mint in their original Sep. 1944 dated packaging. I carefully opened the lesser quality package to get the contents out, while leaving the best example still sealed. The images attached show the packages and contents along with the cotton carrying case. As can be seen the rod is a three part affair with the jag as the fourth piece, all included in the paper package. I have also added two different can examples of the Bore Cleaner and a complete box of the M2
  9. The garage sale was actually only 2 miles from my house and when I arrived I spied a complete WW2 Canteen, cup, cover and belt in nice condition for $25.00. I hesitated a few minutes since I believed I had enough of this type of gear in my collection already, but reconsidered since the sum of its parts were worth more than the asking price and I bought it anyways. The canteen is a mint aluminum canteen made by S.M.CO and dated 1945 which are stamped on the side of the canteen. The mint canteen cup is aluminum with a rolled rim and made by E.A.CO and dated 1945 which are stamped to the cup bott
  10. My wife and I are huge Estate and Garage sale groupies, but up until now I have had horrible luck finding any militaria for sale anywhere to add to my collection. Well that has ended recently when I went to an estate sale and garage sale near to my house in Cleveland, Ohio. I went to the estate sale first and headed straight to the basement first to see all of the “man” stuff such as tools, etc. My wife texted me quickly from the first floor about a canteen set and I went to take a look at it. It had a huge price on it of $1.50, so I bought it immediately. Included was a mint stainless steel V
  11. Ken, I am very happy that you have no long term effects from your sunning experience. I feel your pain in more ways than one. I inherited my mothers red haired skin and I sunburn at the drop of a hat. My worst was sun bathing laying on a chair under a canopy in Mexico. Unknown to me the sneaky sun was reflecting off of the sand and hitting me right in my unprotected lily white upper body. After about an hour, I could have changed my name form Robert Law to Robert Lawbster. BTW. My wife and I took a religious pilgrimage to France, Spain and Portugal in May and even then the weather was already
  12. Well, here is an item I have had for years from WWII that I believe is rare in any condition, but especially complete in unissued condition. It is a 1943 dated Latent Fingerprint kit with all contents unused and the ruler even still has the protective paper on it. The Ink stamps on the inside flap are U.S. FAUROT INC. Kit, FINGER PRINT LATENT 1943. I have never seen another one of these kits anywhere and haven't even seen a photo of one except on Page 88 of the QM 6 Quartermaster Supply Catalog of Chests, Kits, Outfits and Sets dated January 31st, 1944. I have included in this post a copy of t
  13. Kenneth, my friend! I hope all is well with you as I always enjoy communicating with you about my favorite subject, US WW2 militaria. One of my great regrets in my collecting life is that I never connected with that enormous hoard of mint, WW2 militaria you had stockpiled in Europe. I am envious every time I see the photos such as this showing what you had for sale at one time. I was lucky to have had access to Tom and Sharon Gordon at Military Marketplace in Georgia, but your motherlode is what theirs wanted to be when it grew up. I hope France is working out for you and I was there in Lourde
  14. I have found that US WWII underwear is sort of the “red haired step child” of militaria. Boxers, undershirts, long johns, etc. I have a large collection of mint, ink stamped examples and my kids think I am strange to have these items. Bob
  15. As a coincidence Ebay Auction 264271367871 contains a photo of a Jeep partially assembled and in a crate like shipping container. The auction description addresses the question of the discussed Jeeps in Crates subject and they dismiss them as a rumor or scam. I know what my Grampa told me, but you be your own judge with the available information. Bob
  16. My Grampa Pearl Calvin Law was a civilian Captain during WW2 and ran the AAF Storage Depot at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus Ohio. This facility was tasked with shipping, receiving, repairing, vehicles, aircraft etc. throughout WW2. I have attached a photograph of my Grampa and his AAFSD patch which stands for Army Air Force Storage Depot. He always had some really interesting stories about his experiences at the depot and I always enjoyed hearing them. As a coincidence, as I was growing up and became interested in WW2 militaria, I heard about the 50$ Jeep in a Crate story and asked hi
  17. Bolo, an amazing coincidence here in that I went to a gun show in Cleveland a few weeks ago and a vendor had a stack of assorted mag pouches. I never would have given them a second thought, but I was striking out that day. I started my search and the pouch on the bottom was a mint WWI pouch. I already have a few, but specifically opened it to search for the care instructions and BINGO, they were there and I bought the pouch for a grand total of $15.00. The pouch and instructions are identical twins of those you showed. Bob
  18. AirMechanic, the long, thin fuze is a US WWII time pencil fuse that has been crimped and striker has been released due to the acid eating through the retaining wire. This is generally considered an OSS demolition item. The other fuse looks to be a booby trap type device, the construction is strange to me though. It has a threaded end opposite the ignitor and I am not sure what country and era it is from. BTW. In my opinion, this type of device in the US Army would have been used more by the demolition specialists than OSS personnel. Both fuzes required a detonating cap to be crimped over the i
  19. Not sure what that disk part is for, but my opinion is that the unit would be carried assembled due to the possible loss of the small internal parts. Also, difficulty of assembly in bad light or cold with gloves on would be a problem. Bob
  20. P-59A, thanks for adding your M1 booby trap to the topic. Another pristine condition example to be admired. I wonder if the internal mechanism is the same as the M1A1 version? Bob
  21. Very pretty pack you found there. Can't hardly improve on that ever. Bob
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