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  1. Actually if you are 6'4 you may want to try a 44. I am 6'1 and the sleeves on my 42 are a little too short on me and unless you have a flat stomach the waist on the 42 may be tight for you.
  2. I think that you are better off not getting that one at that price. I have a Mil Tec that I bought around 2002 or 2003. It has held up well. Mine is a size 42. I was thinking of selling it as it does not fit me too well anymore. It is faded, has stains, etc but it looks like a combat jacket! PM me if your interested.
  3. One of my favorite books! This is an awesome grouping. I love it. Thanks for sharing!
  4. It is currently being restored. I was there this past weekend for the dedication of a 16' gun from the USS Missouri donated by the Navy. Check out www.fortmiles.org for more information.
  5. How did you grind your cork? Thanks, Guy D.
  6. ww2_1943

    ETO war room

    Very nice presentation! Well done :thumbsup:
  7. I hear the banker never wears a mac in the pouring rain. Is this true?
  8. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard!
  9. Thanks for responding EasyRed and Grant G. I like hearing all opinions. I did think about leaving it as is, but there really wasn’t much left. This liner is certainly not a rare type and possessed no known provenance. I decided against stripping the original paint since what was left looked rather nice and represented what this helmet originally looked like. I do some living history once or twice a year and this would be used for that. I also like the idea of having a project to work on. I have come to realize over the years that all of my collecting interest, militaria and otherwise, come dow
  10. I didn't know if anybody was interested in this project, but here is the update anyway. I drilled all of the old rivets out. I let two of the rivets get too hot. They burned the fiberglass and distorted the holes. I learned really quick after that to take my time. I lightly sanded the rust on the post and eyelet and coated them with black POR-15 using a very fine tipped brush. They look great. I have all of the parts to complete this. Hopefully I will have time next weekend. Here is one of the holes I messed up Two successful ones
  11. Thanks Grant. I re-read the page. 11 million was the possible number of fixed bail helmets made by both companies. McCord produced around 17 million helmets by August 1, 1945 according to the book (p21).
  12. Hi Rob, I'm in Morris County. I was born in Ridgewood and my dad owned a barbershop in Fairlawn. Guy D.
  13. Great info Jim. Thanks. I will be posting more from this group as time allows. Everything is really early dated.
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