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Well, yesterday started out bad. A friend sent me a post on Craigslist of a yard sale that listed military surplus, knives and gun parts starting at 6AM. Got up at 4AM arrived at 5:30 to a dark house. 6AM and no movement. Knock on the door went unanswered. In between, Everyone that showed up for the sale was after the military stuff. They all left shortly after 6 but I stayed till 7 and still no answer at the door.

 

I was not pleased when I left and a few blocks down the highway saw a yard sale sign on the corner so I figured what the heck. When I pulled up, they were just setting up and I spotted 5 B-4 bags in the drive way. Scanned the first one and it was packed with misc gear, scanned the next one and saw a M-16 bayonet and I asked how much. The guy said $1.00 so I asked how much for every military item he had and the reply was $50.00. He was still pulling out B-4 bags so I said I'll take it all. We both started piling the bags in one spot when I saw a t shirt that read UDT/SEAL instructor on the chest and asked if he was in the teams. Yes was the reply so I asked him what did I just get in all this stuff. Total bag count was 11 bags and my Explorer was packed to the hilt. I then asked if he had anything else as I still had room in the drivers seat and he laughed and said no.Here is what I got. Better pics will be posted in the grouping section.

 

I managed to condense it down to this many bags.

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This bag is full of used depatched BDUs, Gortex etc

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Amazing find, unreal.


 

Looking to buy US dog tags, any era. Contact me and let me know what you have!

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Anyone recognize this trademark? It is on all the above pictured jackets & pants.

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I went back to the sale as I could not get the desert tan tan NVG mount to attach to the helmet. He couldn't get it on either and we both do not know why. When I left, I went back to the 6AM sale to see if he had opened up. He hadn't so I knocked on the door again. The guy answered and said he just could not get up and get it all out as he didn't organize it yet. Sale to be held next weekend. I talked to him for almost a half hour, found out he was in the USAF and asked what he had military wise. He told me since I had been sitting there at 5:30, he would let me come by on Sunday and see what he had so I could get first crack. Went home and 10 minutes later he called and told me to come on by so he wouldn't have to sort it out twice.

 


 




 

 

 

 

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Last pictures. The MK1 came from the flea market.

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WOW. Incredible


Check out my online collection of dog tags... http://historicdogtags.com LOOKING FOR DOG TAGS.... CIVIL WAR, WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM.PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING! I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IM INTERESTED.THANKS,USDOG

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One of the best hauls I've EVER seen!!!!


Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Anyone recognize this trademark? It is on all the above pictured jackets & pants.

 

 

 

 

Blackbeard flag, featured on ORC INDUSTRIES (a modest DOD contractor) PCU level 5. PCU was the earliest "modern" cold weather clothing ensemble....those are very rare to come by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, could well be one of the nicest hauls in quality and quantity seen in a while


 

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OK third to last picture, there is 2 metal pecies ( one has a lanyard) what are those?!?!?! I've been trying to find out

Thanks for any response


Semper Fi

looking for ALL items related to china, india, burma, and japan

also modern gear

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OK third to last picture, there is 2 metal pecies ( one has a lanyard) what are those?!?!?! I've been trying to find out

Thanks for any response

 

 

Those look like whistles I've seen used by the Navy.


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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Well done Skio!Looks like you had a great Saturday!I hope that you got their names to keep with their stuff!Looks like your USAF guy was a bit of a patch collector too.

 

I have a question.The camo uniform in the top two photos of post #6;would those be issue or private purchase?


High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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OK third to last picture, there is 2 metal pecies ( one has a lanyard) what are those?!?!?! I've been trying to find out

Thanks for any response

 

Those are Bosun Pipes. If you ever see in a movie where they pipe someone aboard that is what they are using. The use goes back to sailing ships to give commands to the crew when the voice could not be heard. The shrill sound could be heard over the sound of the sea and the noises on a ship.

 

Ray


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Thanks everybody. I was ecstatic when I left. Could not see out of the back or the right side but who cares!

 

The metal gizmos, one on a lanyard are indeed Navy (boswains (SP?) whistles. They are used to "pipe aboard" distinguished guests and high brass and probable other occasions. The one on the lanyard is marked with a 1/4 inch high 46 and sterling on the other side near the rim. The other just says Germany.

 

 


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Opps, Ray beat me to it.

 

 

 


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