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    Value? Canteen Cover (Mounted) M1910 component of the...

    Canteen Cover (Mounted) M1910 component of the Infantry Equipment M1910, intended for use by soldiers that were horse mounted such as orderlies, messengers, or any other soldiers that would be...
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    The leggings are U.S. Army M-1938. The U.S. Army...

    The leggings are U.S. Army M-1938. The U.S. Army garrison cap has the black and gold piping for a company (2LT, 1LT, CPT) or field grade (MAJ, LTC, COL) officer. The letter and four numbers was...
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    No. 1 Police rank insignia - no military...

    No. 1 Police rank insignia - no military application.
    No. 5 Formerly US Navy enlisted E-1 - E6 cap device.
  4. Raid books

    I first read "Ghost Soldiers" but almost passed it up because the title sounded so hokey. The tile alludes to the POWs that were rescued that were real people, not ghosts. So the title is...
  5. There are a number of possibilities for the...

    There are a number of possibilities for the origin and vintage of the canteen. One key detail of your canteen is the sheet steel tin-plated spout. Authors and collectors have created much...
  6. If the first letter of the contractor...

    If the first letter of the contractor identification is a "B" there are two possible contractors: Belber Trunk & Bag Co., Philadelphia, or Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo. The military...
  7. Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co. (Brauer Brothers Shoe Co.)...

    Brauer Bros. Mfg. Co. (Brauer Brothers Shoe Co.) St. Louis, Mo. Manufactured on Ordnance Department contracts during the Great War, Bolo Scabbards, Canteen Covers (M1910 and M1917), Feed Bags, Saber...
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    More likely an LSM, definitely not an LST.

    More likely an LSM, definitely not an LST.
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    The "tank" in this image was one of the M36 tank...

    The "tank" in this image was one of the M36 tank destroyer series, probably a 90mm Gun Motor Carriage M36B1. The exact model is obscured by the personal equipment attached to the open top gun...
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    The "basket" on the front of the hull is a roll...

    The "basket" on the front of the hull is a roll of barbed wire. The "plant" is the camouflage and headlight protective frame visible inside the roll of barbed wire. As to the "hollow tree trunk" is...
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    First allow me to apologize for taking this...

    First allow me to apologize for taking this thread off topic.

    I have found in researching documents and manuals that the Ordnance Department officers that wrote the manuals often used popular or...
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    Just to be picky technical about this the rod...

    Just to be picky technical about this the rod that is part of the rifle model 1873 is a cleaning rod that could also be used to punch out stuck cartridge cases. Ram rods were used with muzzle...
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    There's at least one C-46 operational that is on...

    There's at least one C-46 operational that is on the airshow circuit. I met a fellow that flew in C-46s in the CBI flying over the "Hump" to China.

    There's a cargo operation that flies out of...
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    The face design reminds me of a hood ornament...

    The face design reminds me of a hood ornament from the 1940s, I'm no car buff but the connection to a General Motors car is logical.

    I wonder what the seller thinks this letter opener has to do...
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    I have one of these rifle racks in much better...

    I have one of these rifle racks in much better condition, and includes the rotating locking bar, available for local pick-up only (cost more than it's worth to ship it).
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    From the images provided this appears to be a...

    From the images provided this appears to be a Revolver Cartridge Belt Model of 1903, (U.S. Martial Web Belts and Bandoliers: 1903-1981, R. Stephen Dorsey, pages 43-46) for caliber-.38 revolver...
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    Not a "hasty sling" the Marine has reconfigured...

    Not a "hasty sling" the Marine has reconfigured the web sling with a loop around his arm. The real advantage of this set up is it is possible to make very fine and quick length adjustments. I also...
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    The NARA stores, catalogs and makes available to...

    The NARA stores, catalogs and makes available to researchers an incredible amount of documents related to the business of the government. Any information regarding serial numbers of firearms is...
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    To be aggravatingly technical when these photographs were taken these troops, with the exception of helmet M1917A1 and rifle M1, were using equipment manufactured before or during the Great War. ...
  20. The 10th movement of present fusil. I thought...

    The 10th movement of present fusil. I thought Austria was in the Soviet Bloc in 1950, what are they doing with M1s?
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    Serial number falls in the range for a SA rifle,...

    Serial number falls in the range for a SA rifle, now why didn't I think of that....?
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    SRS entry SA or RIA?

    When SRS was available online in 2004 I got a hit on M1903 serial No. 197478 (I have the RIA rifle with this number). Here is the information provided in the SRS entry: "197478 - - 072306 - RIA...
  23. Unless the serial number is 1000-1950 it was most...

    Unless the serial number is 1000-1950 it was most likely a rifle when it left the armory. The rear sight, stock (with cleaning rod channel filled, which can easily be matched with a piece of the...
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    What I get for looking at the image after I reduced it.

    Here's a detail of the first three pontoons, and the engineers are just standing, apparently at rest as the middle soldier appears to have his hands in his pockets. But no tillers. I mistook the...
  25. From what you are showing in the images it could...

    From what you are showing in the images it could be a carbine or a cut down rifle. The breechblock is correct for the four-digit serial number you are reporting. The hammer has the lip that was...
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