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    WWII Marine equipment, WWII Army equipment, and uniforms/equipment of the Korean War.
  1. Thanks a bunch! Thats what I was looking for! I happened to see some other of the smaller style still in use in a 1961 episode of The Big Picture as well.
  2. This may have been covered previously, but does anyone know what the official transition date was for the smaller specialist rank to be replaced with the wider one? Any photos of the narrower small rank being in use in the early 1960s? I'm putting together a Cold War impression with my uncles original og107 shirt and early narrow specialist ranks sewn on and wondered what the plausible date range for wear on these was, and if the old style was still worn even after the new superseded it. Thanks for any help!
  3. That would be fantastic if you are able to find one or more. Thanks again!
  4. Does anyone happen to have a copy of an old catalog from the 1950's, 60's, etc. showing medals for sale to include the Medal of Honor? Don't worry, I know this is verboten now, but I was specifically looking for an old catalog showing this for the historical interest of it. I remember someone upload an image somewhere on a previous thread that showed these, but can't seem to find it now. Not looking for any discussion on legality questions, only interested in old pictures of catalogs for historical reference. Thanks for any help!
  5. I have been on the lookout for a good WWII-type sun helmet for Marine WWII reenacting, but most originals seem a little overpriced or a little fragile/beat up for my personal tastes (I want a newish usable one). From what I can tell, the ones from the 1960's appear nearly identical to the WWII variant (with the addition of proper-style EGA). Would the more recent production sun helmets (60s and beyond) work for WWII? I don't care if it's newer production as long as the pattern/materials/look is correct. This is the one I had in mind: http://www.omahas.com/clothing/headwear-footwear/hea
  6. I use OD 100 mph tape from the surplus store on my 'Nam gear, and it works great.
  7. Awesome grenade, Hawk, thanks for posting these pictures!
  8. I have bought from IMA for years and I have always had good transactions on everything I have ordered, and shipping is always super fast. Their descriptions are straight up and the prices are fair. I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again. -Charles
  9. Nice rifles, these are two of the most widely used and produced weapons of the era.
  10. Looks mostly like the standard surplus store grenades with dummy fuses, good for painting up for display though.
  11. Some people like old period correct ammo to complete their webgear sets or displays. I've got some 1917 dated .30 blanks waiting to go in my WWI display (I had originally intended on shooting it years back) and I also have some Korean War dated .30-06 blanks I put in Garand clips to fill my KW cartridge belts. Your WWI .30 would probably shoot ok, but if it were me, I would hang on to it since it's not being made anymore and commercial .30 is not hard to find.
  12. Looks good to me too, and good color on 'em.
  13. Thanks for the info! It looks like this will make a nice shotgun belt for going to the range if nothing else.
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