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  1. I'd love to get my hands on a few of these. I'm sure shipping would be atrocious though.
  2. Great post sgtpeter. I may pick it up after all.
  3. Here's my question about the water can. I found one at a local antiques dealer to day for a great price. The problem though, is that someone has had it filled with gasoline at one time or another. When you open it you can smell it pretty bad. So I guess now is the actual question, is it possible to make this safe to hold potable water again? Or since there has been fuel in it am I just SOL and need to keep looking?
  4. Do you guys think this is Pre WWII, WWII or post WWII?
  5. Lots of re-enactors at the following site. http://ww2reenactors.proboards.com/index.cgi?
  6. Hey everyone! I just picked this up at a garage sale yesterday.I think it may be a bed roll or sleeping bag of some sort but I have never seen one like this before. The tag is very hard to read but I can make out a date of 1925 (I think). Does anyone know what this is for sure? It has a HBT outer shell with a blanket like bag inside it with two little gray flaps near the top, also a bit of fabric that looks kind of like a built in pillow case or something similar. Any help is greatly appreciated, now on to the pictures...
  7. You can get cork from J. Murray Inc. small bag for $5 and a large bag for $25 click HERE for cork
  8. I know this is an old thread but here is one of mine. A quick question for all of you, both of my lockers have 3 bays in the trays instead of two like all the others I have seen. Is this just a variant or do I have a civilian set of trays/lockers?
  9. Ok did some quick searching ribbons: National Defense Ribbon, WWII Army of Occupation Ribbon, United Nations Ribbon with 3 battle stars, United Nations (UN) Korean ,Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Right arm patch seems to be 31st Chemical Brigade Patch
  10. Right sleeve looks like 7th I.D. and the close up of the button looks like signal corps. Someone who knows more will have better help. Great jacket by the way!!
  11. Just picked this up last week. Looks to be in great shape. The stamp is pretty hard to see though. I think it would be great to eventually get one from every manufacturer for a display. Also I can't tell if the grommet was never put in or if it just came out at some point.
  12. Thanks for all the positive comments guys!! Iwas excited and nervous about this one since I didn't due a ton of research on knives before I got it. Overall seems like I got a great piece, I love the ID stamp!
  13. Just had this show up at the house and I am very excited about it! The photos make it look a little worse than it really is. Overall it is in pretty good shape and the handle is in a lot better shape than what shows. What do you all think?
  14. Give it a week and someone from Italy may "find" one! :thumbsup:
  15. One of my favorite movies. One of the things that I really like about it is how every time they stop they start to dig in, then get told they have to move again shortly after they begin. I like that aspect, it's something you don't see in many if any other movies.
  16. I just wanted to pass this info along in case any of you didn't know about it. All info and registration can be seen at http://delay2011.eventbrite.com/ A new item is a very nice sit down Roast Beef buffet w/ dessert as a Saturday night option for unit dinners. If you prefer to register by mail, email the event at WikingPionier@Comcast.net Read more: http://ww2reenactors.proboards.com/index.c...9#ixzz1FLr2X3At
  17. R.I.P. CPL. Buckles. Thank you for your service and for being a hero to us all!!
  18. I had posted this in the latest finds section when it first arrived, though I should have posted here. I got this for a decent price and although it's rather rough, I like the honest look to it. I believe the suspension (whats left of it) is rayon. Is there a good way to clean it up that can't do any damage? I think that lid that came with it is either late war or post war just by looking at the chinstraps. Anyhow, on to the pictures!!
  19. Nice grab! Gotta love it when the liner and pot are a matching pair!!
  20. I remember hearing that his singing was so bad that it was all over dubbed. Didn't he sing in one or more of the Three Mesquiters movies?
  21. It's a white over paint, but to me it looks like there may be a decal or something below the paint. I'm really curious to what it is but I am afraid of removing the paint since I'm sure I would damage whatever is beneath it.
  22. Well I have been wanting a Firestone liner for a while now and I just happened to get lucky enough to get one. I got this off of ebay for $10 it was listed as a "safari" hat. So looking at the webbing I decided to take a shot in the dark, I figured if nothing else I have one more Westy to add. Boy was I pleasently surprised after giving it a quick wipe down!! It looks like there may be some insignia buried under this white paint, I'd really like to unearth it if I could. Any ideas on how to go about it? Also, looks like someone misplaced the chinstrap so they used a bit of rope. All in all not
  23. He also died in "wake of the red witch" "The Shootist" (which I believe craig was referring to), "The Alamo", "The sea chase" and a few others I believe.
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