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  1. IMHO, no....it’s a repro. Looks a little too recent for my liking, and I agree with the detail points you mention.
  2. Is the helmet in the auction currently located In France...?
  3. Yeah that’s a great pack of smokes for sure. Love the ETO ‘tax’ label.......
  4. That ‘SA’ cartouche with only the upper half of the square is a complete cartouche, not sanded down....Springfield Armory used these on refurbished rifles, post-WW2. The “M” is the initial of the inspector for the rifle.......
  5. Dang. Sorry for everyone that was looking forward to the new place (me too)...........
  6. Oh no..! So sad to hear this news. He was a huge asset here on the Forum, active and enthusiastic....I will definitely miss his contributions. Prayers to his family thru all of their trials. Big loss for the USMF.
  7. Yes, most pics show them either on a garrison belt or a pistol belt, at least with men performing sentry duty......
  8. Cool, and I like that you have it hooked up so it will light up.
  9. Welcome fellow Virginian.....I minored in history too, LOL 😂
  10. I had some discussions with a couple of people about this helmet and we had wonder if perhaps this soldier was a transfer from the Glider Infantry into a unit of the 29th— IIRC, the 327ths area of operation was in a different sector (Utah Beach, St. Come du Mont) than the 29th Division during Normandy and immediately beyond, they had no reason to cross paths.... so it’s hard to say what really happened here.
  11. Hers is some more detail......
  12. We had a meeting today so I was able to take a pic of the example we have in the museum....this dates from the 1930s if memory serves but I can verify the other details in time. As far as what any labels may look like, hard to say because it is all cased up at the moment.
  13. Hink- Back in the day, there were some of the units in the Virginia National Guard that used similar uniforms; The Monticello Guard (which was K Company 116th in more modern times) had parade/ceremonial uniforms that were worn for various events and commemorative dates.....I will look at one of them in a couple days and report back to this thread....
  14. Love this.....my Dad was stationed at Ft. Knox during the war......
  15. Those are cool..! That’s a great footlocker piece.
  16. Prior to WW1 there were smaller contracts of Pistols specifically marked ‘MODEL OF 1911 U.S. NAVY’.....they have always been quite desirable. After that, you would need to know what serial number ranges went to the Navy to verify. Most if not all of the Colt M1911A1 pistols in 1939 went to the Navy. In WW2 many of the contract pistols also went to the Navy but it was more from a procurement standpoint than the Navy actually contracting for them. I had an Ithaca M1911A1 that was in a range pistols routed thru the Naval Supply Depot in Oakland, then to Guam from there and issued to a Marine.
  17. Yes indeed, the Pointe is an ABMC monument and has its own .gov webpage, should anyone care to peek in.
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