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  1. I did a search of forum and found one post associated with the tank Im presenting here containing a picture of it. I have taken some additional views and so will go ahead and post. The tank is located outside the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs NY. It has 7th AD insignia painted on it but I don't believe they are original to the tank.
  2. story i got from seller is he got it from someone who said it was a pilots revolver and the burn mark on the grip (I find hard to believe) is from grabbing it from a fire; crash of some kind.
  3. more - is the "S" imprint mean it was refurbished ?
  4. addition to my military arms collection
  5. (I see one of these just sold for possibly $475 on the sales page so i guess I see around what to offer him should he decide to part with it).
  6. A friend whose father was in WWII has this 1918 that his dad carried. There is no scabbard. The hilt of the handle is either deformed, bent or purposely changed. Blade is a little rough but only surface. Not sure if he would part with it; he is considering so any advice on what I can offer him is appreciated. From the vets bronze star award document - 63rd Infantry division HQ Co. - intelligence sergeant during all combat operations; "(he) obtained information by patrolling and reconnaissance into enemy territory. his aggressive and resourceful performance of duty contribute much in
  7. were Queen City fighting knives private purchase? did one service favor these over another service?
  8. in an excerpt from Hutchinson book found at www.americanairmuseum.com/person/110211 Hutchinson referneces the living quarters as "our 848ths huts". So maybe 848TH?
  9. from James Hutchinson book and close up of go
  10. I purchased an air medal set (less the medal) at Brimfield MA flea market yesterday. It includes the box, lapel pin, ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, piece of ribbon, wings and a tie clasp. there are two sets of general orders issuing the oak leaf clusters with the name William D,. Templeton checked off. Internet search quickly yielded lots of great information. Templeton was a lead pilot in the 490th Bomb Group European theater. A fellow crewman James Hutchinson wrote books of their experiences. His name also listed in the general order.
  11. not yet; I was soaking the bottom of projectile in kroil but pulled out; maybe will put back in.....the casing I soaked the inside with some wd40.
  12. Ok will not do anything else but display. Was hoping to sell or trade but can't do that.
  13. I will soak inside bottom of casing in some wd40 to insert the primer. And will soak bottom of projectile in penetrating oil to see if the plug can be unscrewed.
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