Jump to content

USMC Gunner Insignias


Recommended Posts

The good thing about moving is sometimes you find things you forgot you had. That may be the only good thing about moving... :blink:

 

While packing up stuff I came across the following small group. I thought you guys might enjoy:

 

post-594-1266776708.jpg

 

What's the deal with referring to him as Gunner "F" and Mr. "F"......doesn't he have a real name, or is it a top secret thing? I would think that after all thee years after the war it would be declassified...LOL :think:

LEATHERNECK72


Advanced Collector and USMC Officer --- Paying top dollar for quality Marine Corps antiques. Kepis, shakos, helmets, hats, good conduct medals, old photos, fighting knives, hat and collar emblems, swords, guns, documents. Keep your USMC item in a Marine Corps family! Send me a PM and let me know what you have....

 

donation2014.gif

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
What's the deal with referring to him as Gunner "F" and Mr. "F"......doesn't he have a real name, or is it a top secret thing? I would think that after all thee years after the war it would be declassified...LOL :think:

 

 

Top secret? No. Do I wish to share his full name on the internet where it could be found by any casual Google searcher? Also no. We have had several instances of "relatives" suddenly arriving out of the woodwork to "claim" their lost ancestor's things after they were posted here on the forum. In at least one instance, the "relative" turned out to be a shill for a mercenary collector. So it is my policy to not post names--I am not interested in playing such games. :dry:

 

He was indeed a real WW1 Marine Gunner; one of only 109. Since there were so few, I also chose to obscure his enlistment date on the dog tag.

 

Anyway, should I ever decide to sell this group, the new owner will be provided the name and all other pertinent information before the sale.

767409605_sigcustom3.png.e95257302e2a500ba241cd8cdc44ff0c.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
Top secret? No. Do I wish to share his full name on the internet where it could be found by any casual Google searcher? Also no. We have had several instances of "relatives" suddenly arriving out of the woodwork to "claim" their lost ancestor's things after they were posted here on the forum. In at least one instance, the "relative" turned out to be a shill for a mercenary collector. So it is my policy to not post names--I am not interested in playing such games. :dry:

 

He was indeed a real WW1 Marine Gunner; one of only 109. Since there were so few, I also chose to obscure his enlistment date on the dog tag.

 

Anyway, should I ever decide to sell this group, the new owner will be provided the name and all other pertinent information before the sale.

 

Wow! "relatives" come out of the woodwork? Mercenary collectors? Even if they were "actual" relatives they would have no right of ownership over any militaria that you owned. I have been selling USMC items and early US (most named) well over 25 years. No one has ever come out of the woodwok except for buyers. Maybe I have just been lucky.....

LEATHERNECK72


Advanced Collector and USMC Officer --- Paying top dollar for quality Marine Corps antiques. Kepis, shakos, helmets, hats, good conduct medals, old photos, fighting knives, hat and collar emblems, swords, guns, documents. Keep your USMC item in a Marine Corps family! Send me a PM and let me know what you have....

 

donation2014.gif

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Wow! "relatives" come out of the woodwork? Mercenary collectors? Even if they were "actual" relatives they would have no right of ownership over any militaria that you owned. I have been selling USMC items and early US (most named) well over 25 years. No one has ever come out of the woodwok except for buyers. Maybe I have just been lucky.....

 

Well you know what they say; Its better to be lucky than (well, you know...)

 

Anyway, to get this thread back on topic, anybody else have any Marine Gunner insignia to share?

767409605_sigcustom3.png.e95257302e2a500ba241cd8cdc44ff0c.png

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

just in. great pair of small silver H&H Imperial

100_4609.JPG

100_4612.JPG

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

All,

 

I have seen this group in person and this Gunner had an amazing career. Lucky too! Everywhere the action was hot, this guy was not! LOL This guy was lucky, and had a pretty varied career! And, this little group is neat as heck and lets face it really rare. I'd be willing to guess that a little group that is Id'ed like this is missing from most advanced USMC collections. And, I am the same way with rare/unique items/groups. In addition to "out of the woodwork family" there are professional theives who troll sites such as this. This is a big reason that the bulk of my collection will never be pictured on the net, at this point in my life, I don't need/want to deal with the potential headaches that this can cause. And, I'm with Big John, as a retired Army WO, I find this neat, regardless! Now, if I could just find a WW1 Army Field Clerk group! LOL

 

John

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

1/20 10K GF H&H

100_6543.JPG

100_6546.JPG

-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.