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Is this the real deal or an Army modified fake. The stamps look too clean but maybe it was just kept well. I think from looking at Alec's book that the "U.S.M.C." may be placed too low on the flap. However, I think he only has pictures of 1911 ones in his book so maybe the 1912 ones were placed higher up. Also I think the Army ones have a leather string to close the meatcan pouch unlike the Marine one. What do you guys think? I know Alec must have an idea.

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Based on a closer inspection of how the stamp blends with the stains, I am more convinced it's the real deal. Also I noticed in Alec's book that the blanket bags have the "USMC" stamp at different positions in different years of production.

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Looks good to me as well. A good early depot made item.

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Am I correct that the "USMC" stamps were placed in different positions?

 

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This is the first time I've seen one of these. Great score and thanks for sharing.

Thank you to all that have served our country and to your families that have sacrificed without your presence at home. Thank you to all that have given their lives for my freedom and to their families that suffer. May God bless you!

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Since everybody thinks it's good and everybody pretty much is better than I am at it, what do you think of the white

dot wear spots on the magnification of the stampings. Is that normal, natural wear patterings or possible sandpapering?

like I said, I am trying to learn so pleased don't poke fun at me!! :D

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Semper Fi !

"Not as Lean, not as Mean, but still a Marine!"

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Since everybody thinks it's good and everybody pretty much is better than I am at it, what do you think of the white

dot wear spots on the magnification of the stampings. Is that normal, natural wear patterings or possible sandpapering?

like I said, I am trying to learn so pleased don't poke fun at me!! :D

Looks like normal wear. I never made a fake myself so I couldn't tell you for sure. I think they liquid stains are more telling as to its authenticity. I will be able to tell more when it arrives in the mail.

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