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  1. We have estate and garage sales that I keep an...

    We have estate and garage sales that I keep an eye on. Military items are getting scarcer and scarcer but once in a while I see something that I'll take a chance on. My last acquisitions were a...
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    Mystery Stamps on an Antique Revolver

    The revolver itself is no mystery. It's a 5" barrel S&W DA in .44 Russian that was part of a run of 2,500 blued revolvers in 1890 (mine on 10 Oct.). The head-scratcher is the stamps on the barrel. ...
  3. Thread: New finds

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    Agreed! I've seen real trench art (with...

    Agreed! I've seen real trench art (with provenance), but some pieces of so-called trench art look just too good to be the real deal. I'm fully aware that some soldiers were extremely gifted,...
  4. Thread: New finds

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    New finds

    I saw a pic at an online auction and threw in a bid. The picture didn't have scale but it looked like 2 small artillery shell casing (37mm or 40mm?), a piece of trench art, a shoulder title, and a...
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    Value? Agreed, the grips are no screaming hell, but...

    Agreed, the grips are no screaming hell, but they're not really damaged. I don't think walnut stood up well to the Thai climate, but the bayonet had been very heavily greased so the blade and metal...
  6. I always loved history and felt that Canada had...

    I always loved history and felt that Canada had been too self-effacing in teaching the facts surrounding Canada's contribution during both world wars and the Korean conflict. My dad, my uncles, and...
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    VERY nice find. Over the years, I've had several...

    VERY nice find. Over the years, I've had several .22 training rifles pass through my hands. Kick my butt for letting them go, but who knew prices would go up to those amounts for Lee Enfields.
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    Value? Hey Jim, check this out! From my research, a...

    Hey Jim, check this out! From my research, a one-of-a-kind privately commissioned German states (Bavaria?) dragoon sabre, 1780's-1820's, Rumford style guard.
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    Thank you! Not that I think this was uniquely...

    Thank you! Not that I think this was uniquely British practice, but your information may rule out one avenue of speculation and research regarding the sword. It puts me back to the speculation that...
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    Purchasing commissions!

    OK, maybe a somewhat strange questions, but does anyone know if the purchasing of commissions was practiced by the German or German states military as it was in England? We all know (I assume) that...
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    Value? Once again Jim, thank you. I looked at several...

    Once again Jim, thank you. I looked at several sites to try to get a ballpark idea. Those guys are always at the high end, and in my opinion, a little too high end in their pricing. From what I've...
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    Value? Siamese mauser bayonet

    A buddy has asked me if I know the value of this bayonet. I'm pretty knowledgeable about commonwealth stuff, but as to this, I have no idea. If any of you good folks could give an idea of fair...
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    VERY RARE German Sabre!

    I won't go so far as to declare this sabre "unique" or one-of-a-kind, but 2 months of fairly intensive research and many emails have given me some idea of what it is. Informed speculation and...
  14. 118589 Maybe because it was English made or...

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    Maybe because it was English made or military issue, the date is clearly marked.
  15. I have one for sale in the classifieds with it's...

    I have one for sale in the classifieds with it's original case, both dated 1916. The one I have was English made. They are truly beautiful pieces of engineering.
  16. Another K98 "what do I have here" thread

    My buddy asked if I could find out more information about this Mauser. I'm pretty good when it comes to commonwealth arms, but I'm out of my wheelhouse with Mausers. The pictures pretty much tell...
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    Well, I picked up the swords today. Two are...

    Well, I picked up the swords today. Two are French, a Mle.1845 that's "been there and done that", a Mle.1822/99 marked with Chatellerault and dated 1909 and a 1788 Pat. German or Bavarian "Rumford"...
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    HELP! Swords for sale locally!

    I have a shot at some estate sale swords and I am in need of some knowledgeable input. I'm pretty good with Commonwealth stuff having been buying, selling, and collecting for a lot of years, but I'm...
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    Value? Family back story is that great grand dad was an...

    Family back story is that great grand dad was an officer. My brother and I were discussing that very issue regarding condition. Maybe an artillery officer? Given that it's dated 1916, would it not...
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    Value? WWI British Military Compass

    Well, I came into possession of a Cruchon & Emons (London) officer's compass from the great war. On the face of the case it says "Verners Pattern" and there's the Roman number VII. On the back is...
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    Value? HELP!!!! Values?

    Good day all! I have a line on a couple of interesting bits of WWI British militaria. One is an RFC (Royal Flying Corps) cockpit watch. This is not inset into the instrument panel, but a pocket...
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    New York National Guard Helmet badge?

    I have my eye on what I'm told is a New York National Guard helmet badge. It's an attractive piece of militaria, but I have no idea of the era, desirability, or value, or even if the information I...
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    For Sale: Silver QSA Medal

    I have a silver medal that is now surplus to my needs. A Queens South Africa Medal with 3 campaign bars (Transvaal, Cape Colony, Orange Free State) named to a Tpr. R. Walker, 3rd. Class, South...
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    Though Nazi stuff is kind of outside my...

    Though Nazi stuff is kind of outside my wheelhouse, I'd bet a months pension that this is SS.
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    Value Needed: Nazi SS Cap Badge

    A buddy inherited his grand dad's wartime odds and ends. Most of it is commonwealth so I'm ok as to value, but amongst the items is a Nazi SS cap badge, the skull and crossbones. Given the source,...
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