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  1. but man look at that red cross on the liner..gotta be fake its so bright...
  2. 53 years ago today he gave all he had.....
  3. My experience echoes Daves.. with the pairs of jump boiots I have seen in veterans hands as well as owned thjey have always had 12 eyelets that followed spec when a issue boot or the Corocorans. the M48 had 11.
  4. doyler

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    Thats NEAT......Very nice. Great work. I found this the other day.... had a rough life.
  5. I like them as originals Looks like a little corrosion on the frame. Lenses AO marked it appears? Honest wear to the strap hooks. I know Banaire made a real nice repro cushion in the 80s and 90s. Much like the originals but the chamois is a darker color. I use to rebuild the originals and only kept one cushion I have on a set of goggles. I wish Banaire was still in business as the cusions offered now are junk from ebay. They have a waxy look to them and surprised someone in the molding business cant revreate a better cushion.
  6. Agree..less is best. It survived this long with no special care and now it will be better taken care of.
  7. Here is info I found on a quick search after commenting Black Leather Combat Boots (olive-drab.com) http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_clothing_black_combat_boots.php
  8. Are you thinking of the McNamara boots? those came out around 1962. They were all black leather with full sole and squared heel like the Brown combat M48 the issue boots had 9 eyelets I recall. Keep in mnd there also were compaies that produced various boots that could be purchaced Carolina, Mason, Red Wing etc. and could be worn as well. I had a couple pair as a kid in the 70s from Carolina that were "jump boots" but had the full sole and style of the M48 boot.
  9. Marking on your Helmet is for Italian Infantry... Post war used by Italy. Not really common to find.
  10. I agree..I have posted a KW era medic helmet from a AF vet. Mine I recall had a similar residue on the from from tape.
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