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The new War room - Part 1 “The combat marine”


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Patience and perseverance will always pay dividends. Your display is no exception!

Thankyou Craig

 

I appreciate your friendship and comments

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Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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I know how much time, research effort and dollars have been put into your collection...

Awesome mate!

Thankyou my friend,

 

I have a great group of friends from this forum

That have helped grow my knowledge and helped with the collection immensely

Thankyou

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Great display! And one awesome sword! I am working on a combat Marine display myself. I will have to post some pictures when it is more complete.

Thanks and Looking forward to seeing it M -

 

Yours

Dean

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Dean, great representation of a combat Marine! Love the sword and hanger, first like that I have ever seen. Now you just need a pair of used boondockers for his feet and it is spot on!

Thanks Brian

 

I have a used pair of boondockers but the boots wont sit on the spike at the back holding the mannequin up.

 

Its a shame, I think I will sit them next to his feet :-)

 

The sword is killer, also a first for many to see as Ive spoken to Japanese sword collectors and they have only ever heard of them. Period photos show Japanese with the swords on there back also, but I think this is a marine set up as it has military webbing for a strap, Also it was brought home by a marine

 

Thanks again

 

Yours

Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

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Pfc Thomas Underwood of B co 2nd Bn 24th Marines on Saipan. He's got a sword under his left arm, maybe supported by the strap across his chest or maybe supported some other was

 

 

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A lower resolution but uncropped version of the same image

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seeing as the sword is what a lot of members are liking Ill also show my other vet bring back swords that have also been adapted for USMC fighting

 

Ill post pics later today

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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Lace the boots together and throw them over his shoulder.

Put some reop socks on him cutting them at the bottom.

looks like the start of a cool room.

Wheres the hand cammo goodies.

owen

Cracking idea on the boots O

Lots more to show brother, just finished work so will put some More photos up tonight of the Room.

 

Thanks for the kind comments

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

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Fantastic pic Cap !!

 

I wont open Pandoras box on the non slitted cover ? being worn

 

Poncho material possibly ?

 

nothing so crazy as a cut up poncho, just a good example of how old photos can make it look like it doesn't have slits even when it does

 

Two photos taken by a different photographer at the same time

 

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notice it has a slit in the flap

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Wonderful set-up and well displayed. One small comment, the frag grenades do not appear to be WW2 period as the fused are post war and the RFX bodies are also not period and actually may be reproductions.

Hi

The grenade is a MK2 grenade and correct from pics I have seen, the left one is a dummy grenade

 

Yours

Dean

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I think the one on the left (mannequins right) is definatly a real mk2 from what I can see, however the one with the yellow ring does look like a reproduction to me. No mk2 or mk2 training grenades have the jungle clip that is found on a M228 fuse, and it appears this one has a jungle clip. I must say however that it still looks good there and its an amazing display with a killer sword.

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I think the one on the left (mannequins right) is definatly a real mk2 from what I can see, however the one with the yellow ring does look like a reproduction to me. No mk2 or mk2 training grenades have the jungle clip that is found on a M228 fuse, and it appears this one has a jungle clip. I must say however that it still looks good there and its an amazing display with a killer sword.

You are correct Ray

The one on the mannequins left is an original full metal body inert MK2 Grenade. The other is a rubber grenade for display.

 

Thanks for the kind words on the sword, still one of my

Favorite pieces. Lots more to show soon.

 

- Dean

"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

New website

 

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