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JerryTheGerman
2 hours ago, USMC_COLLECTOR said:

Wow! Cool belt. Is that helmet named to them as well?

It’s not definitive but it says he was shipped out in Early-January 1945. And I do presume he saw combat but doesn’t show where. Sadly the helmet isn’t named to him

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Darn! My Great Uncle was a veteran of Iwo Jima. Had multiple close calls that day! Don't know where his stuff went though... 

17 hours ago, JerryTheGerman said:

It’s not definitive but it says he was shipped out in Early-January 1945. And I do presume he saw combat but doesn’t show where. Sadly the helmet isn’t named to him

 

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Kabar from Vietnam. Combat version that was given to me by a vet who was over there.

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JerryTheGerman
5 hours ago, USMC_COLLECTOR said:

Darn! My Great Uncle was a veteran of Iwo Jima. Had multiple close calls that day! Don't know where his stuff went though... 

 

stinks :( Some boy-scout probably painted it red after the war but hey maybe someday you might find that web gear

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Some great gear here, my favourite piece would be this salty USMC M1912 pistol belt. It is named, but illegible.

 

Cheers

 

Sean

 

 

 


     
 


     
 


    
 
 

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This Knapsack or pouch was made from from about 4 1903 Springfield rifle breech covers. While maybe not practical I found it with a bunch of old WWI items several years ago so I believe it was made in the WWI timeframe. 

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bobcat87

Here is my favorite piece.  This is a Seiko MAC-V SOG 6119-8100 from 1968.  This is the best documented example of all the variations of the watch that I am aware of. It is the same watch shown and storied in Running Recon on page 94.

 

I was told by my watchmaker when the watch was serviced that it looked new inside. He also told me the movement still had the original dried up whale oil from the 60's inside showing that the watch was receiving its first service since the war.  I have heard there were only @300 pieces issued back then of this model.  Mine is displayed on an original Vietnam band with an era wrist compass.  

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USMC_COLLECTOR

I love abba too! Haha!

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On 3/30/2022 at 7:10 PM, ABA Schizo said:

I love ABA (American Body Armor) 

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