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Here is what may at first appear to be a WW2 era PFC dress chevron but is actually a 1912 Lance Corporal chevron. The 1912 LCpl has several differences from the later issue PFC. The Lance Corporal chevron's lace stripe is 7/16ths of a inch wide, the same as the 1912 seam-to-seam ranks. It also forms a 90 degree angle with straight sides unlike later chevrons. Lastly, the Lance chevron is on a smaller piece of felt than later chevrons - 1/16" border on the Lance Corporal and just under 3/16" border on later dress chevrons. It wasn't until 1926 that PFC was a single chevron, prior that it's insignia was composed of a pair of crossed rifles.Here is the 1912 Lance Corporal rank by itself:

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Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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Here is the 1912 Lance Corporal (top) and a 1926-WW2 Private First Class (bottom):

 

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Semper Fidelis, to all Marines past, present and future..

*Remembering CWO3 James Warren Maddox, USMC 1957-2018*

LOOKING FOR EARLY USMC CHEVRONS & RANK INSIGNIA, COMPETITIVE MARKSMANSHIP AWARDS, RECRUITING MATERIALS AND POSTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PENNANTS, SIGNATURES, EARLY NUMBERED CAMPAIGN MEDALS, PRE-1900 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, USMC ENGRAVED NAVY MARKSMANSHIP MEDAL, ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO 1ST BATTALION 9TH MARINES OR ANY OF THE THREE SHIPS BEARING THE NAME "USS MADDOX".


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