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    USMC Pre-1945 and almost everything else!

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  1. Just a shot in the dark, Des anyone know someone who collects vintage Chicago Police Badges? Thanks, Vince
  2. Thanks John, I will have to try to purchase that back copy from OMSA. I figured that was the answer and no one has any idea about numbers produced/issued but it never hurts to ask! Happy Hunting, Vince
  3. Thank you for the info. I seem to remember it is a rear seam. The dark leather sweatband is very rare and only used for a very short time between 1943-44 so I have been told.
  4. Finally resized this photo. Here is the documentation to validate the rim number so this medal can be listed as a documented named rim numbered medal!
  5. Greetings, I lost my contact information for Scott Smith. He is the Gentleman who put out the awesome paperback book on the USMC GCM History & Documented RIM NUMBERED GCM's. Scott if you get this, here is a super documented Rim numbered GCM for your next printing! First Enlistment - August 9, 1918 thru May 10, 1919. Private Ralph R. Walton, RIM NUMBERED GCM - No. 63901 Your friend, Vince Leone I can't post photos here the resizer is not working. Send me your email address and I will send them to you that way! Semper Fi!
  6. That's funny! I was not sure what he was saying. I have used many "old" items during my military career. The oldest was a 1903 Springfield rifle in a sniper set up in South Central America. Worked like a champ!
  7. Sorry, I meant 1991 and I was not 17 in 1981.
  8. Greetings, Does anyone have any idea how many of these Army DSC's were made by the French? Thanks, Vince
  9. Back in 1981. We were issued all sorts of survival gear from every possible source, even had some British SAS E & E kits.
  10. Hello, This parachute reminant is Definately made in the USA! I attached 2 photos of a parachute remnant from the Normandy D-Day Drop. Picked up/cut up by the U.S. Paratrooper who jumped it. You can see thru these 2 photos the manufacture, materials, and sewing are identical. Good Hunting, Vince
  11. Greetings, I recently discovered these items in my old Army stuff. I forgot I even had them. Some of the contents of this 2 section survival kit are very interesting. Anyone venture a guess what the value of this set might be? Thanks, Vince
  12. Thank you to everyone who added to this post! Great information and documented history. Vince
  13. Thank you to all who answered. Can you please take a look at my other posts about this helmet? Thanks, Vince
  14. The brown leather liner strap is a reproduction. If anyone has an extra original one I would really appreciate a chance to purchase it from you! The helmet has swivel buckles to hold the green chin straps. Is there any way to date the actual steel helmet itself. With the wear, stains, and general appearance I get the feeling all the parts and pieces have been together for a long time. With all you have seen in my posts does this make sense? Does the dark blue sweatband, helmet liner, camo cover, and steel pot all belong together. In other words do you think this helmet could al
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