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  1. No one have any detailed info on this subject?... Ken,We don't need boats were i'm at,We have grown webbed feet ... Cheers, Dave.
  2. Unsigned are worth more i hear :w00t: ...One of your last malvern show Ken i think?. Dave.
  3. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=1062 I have only ever seen a couple of AFH.co 1943,More Wood 43 and lots Ames 43.But all seem a bit thin on the ground at the moment,More so in NOS condition as them in quoted thread..They are the only three makers of the tool i know of.. Dave.
  4. Hi Ken,Nice to hear from you.I fancy building a couple for a display i have in mind relating to the Rapido river crossing,You got any specs for any of the type in your foot locker?..I have some basic stuff but nothing firm to use.When we went Italy last year a guy in casino "aquired" a paddle from a farm, the farmer was using to get his pizzas out of the oven near the Rapido.So there was a big chance it was used by 36th.So that got me a finking :thumbsup: Something unusual and kinda usefull as well :w00t: .. If any one can help i'd be greatfull. Cheers, Dave.
  5. Guy's,, I'm looking for specifications and information regarding the Assault Boat M1,M2,M3.Folding and Ridged General purpose Boat.Also Paddle specs etc... Many Thanks, Dave.
  6. I have QM3-2 MAY 1946 issue.Only a few differences. Cheers, Dave.
  7. bilko *Deceased*

    Shirt ID

    Original shirt spec lable..
  8. bilko *Deceased*

    SV Boots

    nowt like em...... They are like type II service shoes.
  9. bilko *Deceased*

    SV Boots

    Sole Vibram,Issued to 1 RNGR in england.Direct copy of the "British" commando boot but cap toe ruff out..Sole was made by Itshide with 9 diamond and was screwed to the boot. There are pictures of 3RNGR members using these in italy as well.. Dave.
  10. Steve, If you know of one forsale please PM me with details.I've been looking for this quite a bit now. Cheers, Dave.
  11. I need to fill a gap of issue... The FSSF was the first issue that i know of around sept 43 pria[after acceptace at ft lee june 43] to deplyment to the mto,Then i have 30/2 of 3ID doing there trial march/april 44 at anzio. Has any one info of the autherisation for combat trial in Italy and if the FSSF took the "trial" examples with them... I'm looking for stats,Yeh sad i know.. Thanks, Dave.
  12. Ken,Do you think you have scratched the surface where you are?.And do you think you will head "south"?.. can't believe how time has flown since you signed my/your book...Your doing sterling work as normandy "warco" .. Regards, Dave..
  13. Pat, You hit the nail on the head.."jacket is just not that important" if it was like its shorter brother then everyone would be after making the best etc.....But as i say they are out there.mine cost less than 100 bucks... Dave.
  14. Jon,You could kit your self out with originals for buttons in your size...
  15. They do come up from time to time on Ebad,I managed to get a nice one in 07 that would have been a 46L[52inch chest] if the lable was present.There was a guy over here that had a big one [50 inch chest,Lable 44R]forsale at my last show i did.I also asked jerry Lee,he said no one had enquired about them..There is a way you could get them done,ask one on the chinese sellers on ebay??.you'd have to have a minimum order and send a original.. Dave.
  16. I want to sort the rust out on the inside,So it don't transfer on to the liner..
  17. Can any of you guys tell me how you treat rusting so as the paint isn't damaged?..Also how common was black camo? And what theaters were mainly doing it. Thanks, Dave.
  18. This type is the Philips Pack Saddle,I think RobinB has one or two..Not sure on yours Tom..Its not in my FM25-7 pack Transport Manual. Dave.
  19. I had a couple of real bad corroded ones off Ken[remember how bad they were Ken :crying: ] some time ago,All i did is gave all terminal connections a good sanding and a spray/clean with wd40. Does the switch move ok?,May be worth giving it a spray with WD40. Dave.
  20. Do you think the stamped are early mfg,Compaired to the ink stamp?.If so do you think there may have been breaking issues bit like the blade marked m3?..[Just thinking out loud :think: ].. How close are the OEC 1979 made to the WW2 made ones?..do you see many pitons up your way Robin?,I've got some type I III and IV coming over.No stampings,But unpainted. Cheers, Dave.
  21. Robin are your pitons INK marked?...Did you get any snap links Tom?. Cheers, Dave.
  22. Glen mallon was selling one a bit ago,may be worth asking?. Dave.
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