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That's a great looking horn.


Dave's one of the best!

In memory of Lance Corporal Jeremy S. Lasher, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. Killed in Action July 23, 2009, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Semper Fi

Lance Corporal's 2/8 challenge coin was STOLEN from his grave. Please see the following forum link for details: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/210650-challenge-coin-stolen-from-marine-kia-grave/&do=findComment&comment=1654270


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yep once a re-enactor wears it for ten years and puts it away for 30. It starts to look good. These centennial guys are getting old and passing away there stuff is coming out. I know several that wore original gear 1961-1965. Just like all the original gear I wore in the early WW2 re-enactment days 1977-? Keep an eye out.

Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919

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Modern reproduction.




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Served in the US Army from 1960-80

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Vietnam 1968 with 1-30th FA ~ [155mm] 1st Cavalry Division [AIRMOBILE]

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I see nothing wrong with it. Die strike is one of several known. Wire loops look good. Not the straight wires like the old fakes or the tightly curved loops like the new fakes. Solder looks fine. Gilding looks good. Literally hundreds of these showed up on the market about twenty years ago from a Lancaster PA area collector who had bought in quantity from HK Whites and other military dealers going back to the 1940s. This is the same source for the hoard of m1872 cavalry insignia that came out at the same time. His good belt plates got gobbled up by the first guys in there. They wholesaled the insignia and the market is only now getting over it.

Collecting CW brass insignia is a minefield. Like bogus corps badges, there are tons of fakes out there. So many that the sheer number of some of the bad ones gives them an apparently legitimacy. But I think this one is fine. The condition looks so good it can put one off, but they were almost all in great condition. I bought something like 600 of the m1872 cav insignia when the group broke loose and most were mint. I put the worst ones aside and they only numbered a dozen or two at most.

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