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Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Skipper, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. SKYLINEDRIVE

    SKYLINEDRIVE Member

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    M3 and M16 Holster. Unfortunately the shoulder strap of the M3 is badly damaged.

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    M3 Binoculars, 1942 dated made by Nash-Kelvinator Corp. The carrying is in in a rather bad condition but the binoculares are mint.

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    An unidentified knuckle knife, to me it seems to be of american origin.

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    Schrade M2 knife.

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    I never knew the US used Mils for bearings during WW2, I thought they were a 50's adoption along with many other NATO standards.

    The Prismatic has degrees and mils while the wrist ones just have degrees, was it branch specific, manufacturer specific or a general start of change?
     
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    The nash binos are classics, I love those models. Those were the first U.S. ones I had in my collcetion .
     
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    SKYLINEDRIVE,Looks like U.S. stuff is going the way German stuff did. Nice M-2. That would go good in the pocket of my M-42. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    The Corps of Engineers Lensatic compass was general issue to officers and nco's, except for artillery officers who were issued the M2 compass (the military version of the Brunton Pocket Transit). The mils have been in use by the US Army since WWI, in the very beginning of WWI the french artillery started switching from decigrades (circle/4000) to milliémes (circle/6400). This was copied by the US Army, whose artillery was strongly influenced by the french during WWI.
     
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    I will try to take a picture of WW1 Huet and Lemaire artillery binos for you. If you don't tell people, you'd have a hard time to make a difference with the U.S. inscriptions, as they were similar.
     
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    USN MK I made by PAL.

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    USN MK II made by KABAR.

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    SKYLINEDRIVE,Did they grind Ka-Bar off your knife? I looked at mine and it is marked there. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Mine is only marked on the guard.
     
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    A Field Cot made by Scott Tent & Awning Co., dated May 27-44.

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    Great one, do you know that many fair dealers still use these to display their militaria items? They are very convenient to display a lot and are easy to transport. I found mine on a pile of junk after a flea market.


    Found this good looking framed picture in a carboard box yesterday. It was covered with dust at a local yard sale. After cleaning it appears to be a Tank commander (the broach on the belt strap clearly shows an armored Panhard type vehicle ) and the Regiment shows the man is from the 13th transported Dragoons ( I think) . The photographer was from Nice which tend sto show this Lieutenant was from this area. The frame was never opened and still sealed with 1939 newspaper bits.

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    Another great picture Skipper!
     
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    Thanks , it is very rare to get tank commanders ones. The shoulder tab model indicates this is a 1938-39 picture. I wonder what happened to the man, most of them did not survive the Stuka attacks of 1940. The stories I read about htis regiment shows it was pratically anihilated in June 1940 and that the majority of crews were kIA.

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    Thinking about these men puts everything into perspective, doesn't it!
     
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    Yukon packboard, the straps are most probably modified M1936 suspenders.

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    Swivel bail M1 shell, unfortunately it has been recently repainted, but it's a Schlueter so I got it anyway!

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    Ammo can and a cloth 30.06 belt for the M1917 and M1919 machine gun.

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    BC-1000 / SCR-300 "Walkie-Talkie" radio.

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    SKYLINEDRIVE,What I mean is thet there appears to be grind marks on/over the maker name on the crossguard. Nice cot. You know the foot trick for the other spreader?
    What I got so far-7.65x54 Argie ammo,1918 dated Peters Crtg.Co. 1911 ammo in box,8mm movies Bombs over Europe/Yanks invade Africa/Axis smashed in Africa,sweetheart handkie V,A.A.F. Friend handkie,2 pinback ribbon bars,German 1 Pnfg. coin 1943,Navy Nurse Corp. collar devices,3 star Sons in Service pin,U.S.N. rank pinback.
     
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    Yes, it looks indeed as if someone had tried to get rid of the KABAR Markings on the guard. Nice finds, I like the 1918 Argentinian ammo!!!
     
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    Some small stuff, a plastic US army whistle and a sheath for the M1 cleaning rod.

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    An M1910 entrenching shovel made by Ames. I was happy to get this one, alltough it is in a really bad shape. It is the cover that I was interested in, it is the version to mount on the mountain troops backpack, with the hooks attached to the lower edge of the carrier.
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    SKYLINEDRIVE,What is the date of the shovel? 42 or 43?I can not tell. Good grab on the cover. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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