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Hello guys,

 

here is a Marine Raider ready for a short patrol in the jungle of New Georgia, during the summer of 1943.

 

He wears a full set of P42 utilities, probably for the last time before he ditches them in favor of the lightest P41 dungarees ...

 

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His gear is as light as possible : ammo belt, water and a little musette bag theater made from a meatcan pouch and haversack's straps. His canteen is in a WW1 cover, felt lined but USMC depot made.

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Very very cool etienne !

OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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Etienne,

 

How have I missed these updates! Amazing! The Navy equipment looks fantastic, what are the shells from? The BAR gunner and Marine Raider are fantastic as well, the mannequin itself looks great.

 

I'm still working on that postage quote by the way, I'll get it to you asap.

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Etienne,

Well, now that I have cleaned up all the drool from looking at these great displays I wanted to chime in and say that these are fantastic! Love the torso displays with the Uni marked gear, and the BAR gunner and Raider full displays are just beautiful. Very nice and excellent work. Great collection of USMC gear!

Always looking for 325th G.I.R. and WWII USMC items!
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awesome displays!

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

Coast Defense Study Group member & site representative for the Columbia River forts

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Thanks guys for your comments B)

 

The Navy equipment looks fantastic, what are the shells from? The BAR gunner and Marine Raider are fantastic as well, the mannequin itself looks great.

 

Will, the shells are made of resin ... I bought them raw and just had to do a little painting.

 

About the mannequin, I acquired it recently and the quality is pretty good for the price ... one of the most interesting feature is it hasn't wiking's measurements so you can use it with regular sized clothes.

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Great collection and displays. The highest quality in all! Semper Fi.......Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Hello guys,

 

I've been busy these days but found a few hours to fiddle my displays ... here is the result B)

 

To begin, a MAB radioman trying to call for artillery ... hope he succeded ;)

 

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More later in the evening :)

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Great displays, quality items and the USMC/USN subject matter is especially nice :love:

 

Philip

Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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NCO on Iwo Jima 1945 ... need to add some accessories, M1 carbine, map case, will come later.

 

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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... and to end this week-end's serie, here is my office, now completed with shelves to display helmets.

 

As you can see, I followed your advice and installed some homemade (by me :) ) curtains to protect my collection from light.

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Looking fantastic etienne! The MAB is a very nice piece...And not easy to track down!

 

Definitely givi me some inspiration for my own war room!

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Looking fantastic etienne! The MAB is a very nice piece...And not easy to track down!

 

Thanks Will, I had one back in the 90s but sold it, needed some cash ... I was lucky to find this, near mint, last year for a fair price B)

 

Definitely givi me some inspiration for my own war room!

 

Yours is far larger than mine ... you should be able to build a museum dedicated to Corpsmen ;)

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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I had a hard time finding a nice pair of USN low-quarter shoes but now I have, and I can display this sailor, ready for an amphibious operation or waiting for some japanese airstrike ...

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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The sailor looks great!

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Outstanding E, love it !

OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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