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    I could either bead blast that clean or soak in...

    I could either bead blast that clean or soak in citric acid to remove the blue, no evidence of foul play remains using citric acid.
  2. That will be talked about in the Lee Enfield...

    That will be talked about in the Lee Enfield forum, if you search you'll find it.
  3. What a nice rifle...love to examine that one.

    What a nice rifle...love to examine that one.
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    We have several members in Germany...try Patrick...

    We have several members in Germany...try Patrick Chadwick for starters... https://www.milsurps.com/member.php?u=3778
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    That's what kept me away, as far as I could make...

    That's what kept me away, as far as I could make out he MIGHT be talking about the other Krag.
  6. It's common for the props such as this to be sold...

    It's common for the props such as this to be sold at movie wrap to recoup expenses and make even more money on the coat tails of actors using these pieces. Specially if there's provenance that THIS...
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    They're brown like all the others...here's...

    They're brown like all the others...here's "Bomber Harris' belt from WW1...
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  8. At least. Look at the areal view of movies like...

    At least. Look at the areal view of movies like BOB and Saving Private Ryan, those for instance.



    The way the extras handle things one set and they'd be aged.
  9. It's carbine alright guys, the metal shroud is...

    It's carbine alright guys, the metal shroud is short. The one for M1 rifle is long. I opened the pic in another screen and brought it up to 300% to examine and it's about perfect. Good catch Bill,...
  10. Saddle skirt, Latigo in common parlance. Just...

    Saddle skirt, Latigo in common parlance. Just heavy leather.
  11. You can make that of course...

    You can make that of course...
  12. Well, he could have got lots worse.

    Well, he could have got lots worse.
  13. Any way to distinguish between reserve and...

    Any way to distinguish between reserve and regular? Looks to me like a group just fallen in for a half hour of close order... I know the honor guards are as sharp from one branch to another...but...
  14. Yes, USAF. Easy to tell by the rank badges and...

    Yes, USAF. Easy to tell by the rank badges and the low quarters trousers that have never seen blousing. And...the slovenly condition. I wonder if they might be USAF reserve?
  15. Nice piece, looks like a vet bringback. Just the...

    Nice piece, looks like a vet bringback. Just the sort of thing a guy would pick up over there.
  16. Looks like a fun squad to have, a little of...

    Looks like a fun squad to have, a little of everything.
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    Here's a live link... ...

    Here's a live link... https://www.prestigiouswoodstocks.com/
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    As you well know Dick, that's the easiest way for...

    As you well know Dick, that's the easiest way for us to identify and price these out...
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    If the stock is what you pictured, it has the...

    If the stock is what you pictured, it has the Enfield stamping, not Australian.
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    "On June 5, 1917, at the age of 29, Alvin York...

    "On June 5, 1917, at the age of 29, Alvin York registered for the draft as all men between 21 and 30 years of age were required to do as a result of the Selective Service Act."

    29 isn't so old for...
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    Looks good now.

    Looks good now.
  22. Since when did that make a difference to us? ...

    Since when did that make a difference to us?



    We actually have members here from France...might be worth an edit...
  23. Bayonets came from all over to be issued and once...

    Bayonets came from all over to be issued and once they came back with the troops they were Australian. That one as you say is "Wilkinson Sword". You'd want one like this pictured... ...
  24. And we won't miss you...

    And we won't miss you...
  25. If the one you fixed is good and you don't want...

    If the one you fixed is good and you don't want the other, just 'Fess up to him and he'll not care. A buyer can be found every day for those. I wouldn't bother trying to buy and flip it as that can...
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