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Costa

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  1. a very important and beautiful helmet. history in hand.
  2. here is your chance to get one. it is a grouping. the back of the instructor gold wings looks rough and I question it. #184359749917
  3. I understand Pat on your answer but, I couldn't get the back side up. tried and got the flag on a sharing violation so I send it to you directly.
  4. im looking at this wing and feel kind of good about it. need an opinion before I jump. appears to be brass silver coated.
  5. call it a 1/2 & 1/2 lid. half real and half crap.
  6. I like it--- it just doesn't have that made up hump look.
  7. I asked the same question but, realize that as the war went on fix bail pots were used in jumps due to shortages and as I stated glider troops wore fixed bales with para liners. several times when you see something that doesn't seem to be right-------------- it is.
  8. when it comes to painted helmets, you have to step slowly. helmets are highly humped by bargain basement termites that have no feelings for any one. ask questions before you buy. liner looks good period ww2 (Westinghouse?). i'll take a guess on the pot--- and say its good. I am no expert but, it doesn't have that fake Rembrandt look that some joker made up. there is something else------------- that is a fixed bail pot not an M-2. there have been para glider troops that wore regular pots with jump liners. lets see other opinions.
  9. it doesn't de-value nothing. it is still a vet bring back. if you need a permit to own, then fine. if I may say-------- every one is hung up on a name on the items they want to buy. to me its bull. a lot of vet owned items were not named or ASN'ED so does it mean its worth less??????????
  10. here is a real camo Westinghouse. well used------------------
  11. no----------------- not an orber.
  12. caught this yesterday. the second that I have acquired named and dated. M.E. Bryson named
  13. the barrel with the proper P-H is tough and costly if a nice 1 is found. main spring housing, trigger and other small parts are out there and pop up on ebay from time to time and gun broker. if you can do it --- the thing that hurts it is the NRA stamp but, still worth over 1000.00.
  14. weird------------- reminds me of the colors used in Nam.
  15. if I am right-- from late 1918 -- serial number 450,000 to 1919- serial number 710,000
  16. barrel marking is wrong. it is to a later production.
  17. that is why I mentioned the back and top. that 45 can be restored back to its original state with the barrel (if not correct) being kind of tough.
  18. from what I see it looks to be ww1 for most part, black army. looks like the stamp on the frame is that of Gilbert H. Stewart which makes it 1918. if the top of the barrel has a P H on top then youre lucky for it is a ww1 barrel. from the pictures it seems to be a decent ww1 colt. without seeing the rear or top its a tough call to say all original. still nice---------I LIKE IT.
  19. ya know Pat, i'll bet that lid is a D-DAY lid. man, some one got a real honey!!
  20. any body get this off ebay?? a nice original marked lid -- 1,800.00. not bad at all.
  21. tankers I have seen and have are stamped RAWLINGS -- WILSON-- SEARS. THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN YOUR TO WW2 LIDS. YOURS MAYBE A FOREIGN PRODUCED EXAMPLE.
  22. ALOT OF GOOD HISTORY DOWN THE TOILET DUE TO HYSTERIA.
  23. need an opinion on this guys. ww2?? if im not mistaken, these are also being reproduced. thank you
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