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  1. I bought a couple of M1C (well one was) helmets last week at the flea market and jokingly to the guy I bought them from to find me some helmet covers. I saw him today and he handed me this '69 dated ERDL cover for $3.00. It's been on a helmet but it still has good color.
  2. The above appears to be a Austrian M75 helmet liner.
  3. M339D is the stamp in the "new" looking one.
  4. I found these two M1Cs at a local flea market this morning....I really don't know squat about M1Cs. Any insight would be appreciated. The first one has a '67 dated suspension, '69 liner, unmarked or faded away nape strap, Y, and chin strap. Chin strap is not the snap-in type and though it's worn almost as much as the rest of the webbing I suspect it is a replacement. No anchor on the clasp. It's named to James G. Coughlin. The second one looks un-issued (pot, webbing, and liner shell) with a '67 suspension and a '71 dated liner. No nape strap. Un-marked Y-straps, chin strap (snap-in type) with anchor, with green painted bail fasteners.
  5. I found this plastic Euro M1-type helmet (liner?). Leather liner/chin strap. Size 56-58 is the only marking....W. German maybe?
  6. Two Augusta Arsenal refurbs. M1911 1914 Colt frame. 1918 - 1926 Colt slide. High Standard barrel. (Parked) M1911A1 '43 Colt frame. Remington-Rand slide. Blued Flannery barrel.
  7. Given what they could be had for over current collector's lifetimes I can sorta understand as they are pretty much just a collection of parts. Kind of like what has happened to the prices of all mil-surps we used to get dirt cheap. It's still hard for me to believe what folks paid for the current Annision Depot refurbs sold through the CMP but they are part of the M1911 series military history and no more will be refurbed/re-issued by the military. The latest date a Augusta Arsenal marked refurb could have been done is 1955 when they closed. Since they were re-issued (the M1911A1s) so in my mind that makes the AA marked A1 examples a bit more "desirable" than the current 1980s Annison refurbed M1911A1s. My understanding was that most of the the older M1911s were surplused off and sold through the NRA/DCM after refurb.
  8. I'm thinking that they were applied at some point by a end-user. Makes some sense really.
  9. Thanks, I was trading with a friend of many years that really wanted a US Army M1909 revolver I found a couple of weeks ago so I figure it was a wash money-wise and I sorta wanted the knife because it once belong to a mutual friend that passed a couple of years back. He was sort of a mentor to us both as far as collectible guns/blades go. I was also OK with the M1911A1 rebuild because I have a AA refurbed M1911 to go with it.
  10. I picked-up this Augusta Arsenal refurbed M1911A1 in a gun/knife trade today. I normally would have not messed with it but I have a AA refurbed M1911 and i knew it shot well so I figured why not. '43 Colt frame. Remington-Rand slide. Blued Flannery barrel. Colt-Risdon (C-R) mag.
  11. I picked this one up in a gun/knife trade this morning. I saw one go-off this morning on eBay with a questionable sheath go for $686.00 As part of the trade I also got a Augusta Arsenal refurbed M1911A1.
  12. I have a USMC example that had been polished to hell and gone and bobbed to 2.5" so in researching that one I was fortunate to know basically what to look for due to most everything markings-wise being lacking on that one. LOL....Sort of reverse knowledge.
  13. I've read where 350 of these revolvers were shipped to Springfield Armory. Is there a serial range for those? And if true any idea why they were shipped there?
  14. I found this M1909 (.45 LC) at a LGS and took it home. It's 100% correct and even has the OEM stocks with the serial penciled on the insides. Serial #44334....According to Colt's site it was made in 1911. It has a excellent bore. It sat me back $800.00. I'd rate it as at around 50-60%.
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