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  1. Thread: Kids

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    Kids

    So my daughter and son in law come over last night to go to the local fair parade with us and he asks me if I watch YouTube. I really don't that much and I tell him that and he hands me his phone...
  2. The blanket had a US in the center that is...

    The blanket had a US in the center that is completely gone. Only by holding it up to a light behind it can you see the distinct letters. It's almost like it's thinner where the letters were. It...
  3. Slim pickings at yard sales lately but I got two...

    Slim pickings at yard sales lately but I got two items today. A US military wool blanket of unknown age but assuming late WWI to WWII age. And a US canteen 1945. Only paid $3 for each of them so I...
  4. I've been a military history nut since the 1st...

    I've been a military history nut since the 1st grade and I started taking every war book in the school library home. That was basically my thing for the first 25 years, books. I've accumulated a...
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    Most of this equipment did belong to the Afghan...

    Most of this equipment did belong to the Afghan government so not exactly sure how much blame is deserved and who it belongs too.

    That being said, none of this is going to have the top of the line...
  6. Here's the comparison. The photo of the bottom...

    Here's the comparison. The photo of the bottom shows the difference the best. You also have to remember the wool cover adds dimension to the normal canteen.
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  7. I just think it was the cosmolene.

    I just think it was the cosmolene.
  8. The canteen arrived today and even knowing it was...

    The canteen arrived today and even knowing it was supposed to be big I was still surprised by the size. For a canteen, it's huge. I will see if I can find my normal British canteen to photo with...
  9. Some of the manufacturers: Harrison Brothers &...

    Some of the manufacturers:

    Harrison Brothers & Howson
    Rosebery Metal works company

    I'm finding some reference that they were also carried by the Long Range Desert Group specifically for water...
  10. I have seen references to either Brandy or Gin....

    I have seen references to either Brandy or Gin. Gin being used in India as a way to get the men to take their malaria medicine. It was mixed in the gin. But still no specific mention of this canteen....
  11. You may not be far off. I have seen references to...

    You may not be far off. I have seen references to alcohol being carried in these but it seems unlikely.
  12. 295 views and no one has any information on this?...

    295 views and no one has any information on this? Might be a record. Post office says it's arriving sometime today. Wasn't due till Monday so we'll see.
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    Sent a request to the National Archives NPRC. ...

    Sent a request to the National Archives NPRC. Probably take months to get a reply but at least it's started. I did find his service dates in his obituary, September 1951 to September 1955. He...
  14. Trying to remember my University days. I'm...

    Trying to remember my University days. I'm thinking our Cadet Corps at Penn State University numbered roughly 1000 cadets in the early 80's. As a Junior, there were 300 that started and about 150...
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    The Gold Star pins were given out to a lot of...

    The Gold Star pins were given out to a lot of family members. Spouse, parents, children and siblings so one soldier could be responsible for several pins. And they were retroactive to WWI. So even...
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    Not really. I have mine but that's about all. I...

    Not really. I have mine but that's about all. I have a small display for my father in law also.

    I don't really collect them, these are basically the first I picked up aside from the jacket I got...
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    Small lot of US Medals, Pins, Ribbons

    Stopped in a new for me antique shop today and found a small lot of US medals, pins, etc. Price was $3 and 40% off so with tax it came to $1.91 so I figured I couldn't go wrong. What caught my...
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    Why? Do they want US made US gear? Or is it...

    Why? Do they want US made US gear? Or is it just that they were made there?
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    Looks like it was buried for a while somewhere. ...

    Looks like it was buried for a while somewhere. What's the bore like?

    Yes it has value but as far as Lugers go, not much, but lugers go for a lot in most any condition. If it's a shooter there...
  20. Seeking information on British "medic" canteen

    Found one of these on eBay last night. Buy it now so I did after some very limited research. They apparently are somewhat rare and having never seen one prior to last night I believe they are at...
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    Pfizer's vaccine has been officially approved by...

    Pfizer's vaccine has been officially approved by the FDA in the United States now.

    I'm kind of amazed as what they will do to push these vaccines on people. This has been in existence for less...
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    It's quite a bit of time between the two but I...

    It's quite a bit of time between the two but I acquired the Navy version of the US WWII training rifles today. This is the more common version. It is also the one that takes the plastic bayonet...
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    Found one of my books, the larger one. "The...

    Found one of my books, the larger one. "The French Foreign Legion, A complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force" by Douglas Porch.

    No weapons section but they are mentioned here and there. ...
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    I have a couple of books on the Legion. Not sure...

    I have a couple of books on the Legion. Not sure where they are or if they cover weapons. Will see if I can find them but will likely take time.
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    I never heard of anyone faking a Russian Capture...

    I never heard of anyone faking a Russian Capture either. Trying to fake a non captured rifle from an RC, that I've heard of.

    I have a RC that the first thing I did was get rid of the crap...
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