Chrisnp

United States

Militaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1919, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm alsoMilitaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1919, with an ephasis on WWI and a particular interest in the WWI Interallied Victory Medal series. I'm also acquiring a collection of WWI British Army line infantry other ranks cap badges. Another aspect of my collecting is the acquisition of firearms and accessories from this ’61 to ’19 era. I’m a retired Army Warrant Officer with a lifelong interest in the lives of soldiers of the past, and the items they used and wore. I’ve been collecting militaria for about 40 years now, and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as well as continuing to learn from others. (Read more)

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WWII Victory and Vancouver Sun Cookbooklets - Booksin Books
US Mills Model 1894 Mounted Cartridge Belt - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US Model 1892 Krag Bayonet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US Krag Jorgensen Rifle - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Italian Bandoleer for Model 1891 Carcano Ammunition - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Model 1891 Carcano Bayonet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Italian Model 1891 Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Russian 1891/30 Bayonet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Russian/Finnish 1891 Mosin-Nagant Rifle - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
My Uncle’s Handguns 

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  1. I considered filling the loops for the picture, but the over 100 year old webbing is a bit stiff in places. I have partly filled it in the past, and I do have 100 rounds of .30-40 here someplace, so ...
  2. Thanks for the love fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, pw-collector and trunkman.
  3. Thanks so much Blunder and fortapache. I try to put some effort into my posts and I'm glad it's appreciated. Thanks for the love EJW-54, officialfuel, pw-collector, aghcollect and Manikin.
  4. Thanks for the love pw-collector, blunder, Roycroftbooksfromme1, kerry10456, Manikin and fortapache.
  5. Yep fortapache, prices will never be the same. Blunder, my rule had always been never to date a woman so young that people around you say "Awww, isn't that sweet. She's taking her dad out to lunch....
  6. Things can get spotty here, blunder. Recently my favorite post has been Jayblade's trench art mess kit. Thanks for the love tom61375, blunder, pw-collector, Roycroftbooksfromme1, kerry10456, aghcol...
  7. Oh, I found the question on Kevin's Facebook page. I do wish he was still posting here.
  8. Hi Blunder, which show and tell item? I can't find the one you are referring to in the above post. Green cloth around an epaulet sounds like combat leader's tabs to me but w/o seeing the picture I...
  9. Thanks for your interest and the "love" fortapache. It's an en bloc style clip, so the whole clip goes into the rifle and after the last round is chambered the empty clip drops out the bottom
  10. Wonderful piece!
  11. Looks like a swagger stick: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swagger_stick Victorian crown over the cannon?
  12. I love old house finds! Although Type 26 revolver production ended before WWII, yours definitely looks like it was refurbished for use during WWII. Markings indicate Tokyo Arsenal. Unfortunately ...
  13. What I meant is I usually post in the military category in Show and Tell here on CW. This time I posted in the general category since there is no military connection. I thought some people who might...
  14. The rest of my guns will be posted in the military section except for the week of fathers day, when I plan to post a pair of pre-1964 Model 70 Winchesters
  15. If I hadn't gotten into military collectables, I'd have probably wondered into the cowboy collectable arena. Unfortunately there's only so much time to learn and money to spend. Thanks for the lov...
  16. Thanks fortapache, he and I were close. Thanks for the love blunder, Trey, officialfuel, fortapache, geo26e, tom61375, nutsabotas6, pw-collector and aghcollect.
  17. Thanks for the comment and the love pw-collector. Thanks for the love blunder, Trey, officialfuel, fortapache, geo26e, tom61375, 6nutsabotas6 and aghcollect.
  18. Thanks for the love blunder, Trey, officialfuel, fortapache, Manikin, geo26e, tom61375, nutsabotas6, pw-collector and aghcollect.
  19. Thanks for the love blunder, Trey, fortapache, Manikin, geo26e, tom61375, pw-collector, nutsabotas6 and aghcollect.
  20. fortapache, usually I don't buy repro guns, but let's face it - If I laid out the cash for a real '58 New Army, I'd probably be afraid to shoot it anyway. Thank you Trey. Blunder, The chamber...
  21. Some of the "usual suspects" might not have seen my firearms post from Wednesday because they were not in the military category. Fear not, they just had to be posted in the general category this week.
  22. Thanks for the love Militarist and Sean68.
  23. Thanks for the love AntigueToys and pw-collector.
  24. German issue Gewehr 98s from 1916 would be the 8x57JS Mauser, or simply 8mm Mauser. It's modern ammo and most gun shops have it. I reload my own, so I don't know what it's costing these days. Pers...
  25. I've been waiting for someone to tell you what they were, because I only have a very good idea what they aren't. What I'm pretty sure they are not are American Army unit crests. The flower on the on...
  26. Thanks for the love fortapache
  27. Thanks for the love fortapache.
  28. Thanks for the love fortapache, DrFluffy, petey, blunder, tom61375, antiquerose, pw-collector, officialfuel and aghcollect.
  29. Thanks for the love vanskyock24, geo26e, blunder, aghcollect, officialfuel, fortapache and stelios.
  30. Hope I haven't deleted the wrong stuff. fortapache, I assume some bayonets were made for the Hanyang prior to 1907, but the bayonet I know of for this rifle is referred to as Chinese Model 1907. I...
  31. A bit embarrassing for me. I'm a retired military intelligence officer.
  32. I found it! It's a mis-transliteration! In German Gothic script, the capitol "I" closely resembles a capitol "J". The original "I" stood for "Infantrie". While spying on the Germans, U.S. Military ...
  33. I would add that this is a Volkslauf medal. Volkslaufs are public events where people run a few kilometers through usually scenic areas and everyone gets at least a participatory medal. Young, old, e...
  34. Technically, the two rounds were "8x57J" and "8x57JS" - but I can't recall what the J stood for. Possibly the German word for jacketed?
  35. Thanks fortapache. I love that you posted your Turkish 88 a few days ago. It's like we are on an '88 theme. Actually, I didn't know what agreements China had with Germany over the production of the '...
  36. Perfect timing fortapache, since I posted '88s the last couple of weeks and I'll be posting one of the "foreign" 88s this week. Your receiver marking is Asfa Ankara - the Turkish armory outside o...
  37. Nice shot of those Landwehr uniforms
  38. Thanks again Blunder. As for the "non-gun crowd," I do understand that there are important social and political issues around firearms, but what I hope is that people who look at my posts will first ...
  39. er...I meant Lake Lenore. I seem to have Hamlet on my mind.
  40. ANTWERP! The puzzle falls together. C.A.R.E. was an American civilian relief organization founded at the end of WWII, originally to help people starving in Europe after that war. People could pay ...
  41. Manchu Mile's what you do these days before they let you wear the buckle. 25 mile march in rucksack and full battle rattle. I'm not sure they bothered with it during the Vietnam war.
  42. Did you do the Manchu Mile for that buckle? There is another Manchu that's posted here as well. I have the buckle I was issued with my army keepsakes, but I bought another that I wear (actually I hap...
  43. I was thinking the same thing - and just in time for St. Pat's Day!
  44. I just realized the link I sent you had a straight sword and yours is curved. Here's another: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BAVARIAN-WWI-ERA-IMPERIAL-GERMAN-BAVARIAN-OFFICER-ENGRAVED-SABER-SWORD-/25145769...
  45. I found a sword retailer named Hans Romer who was in business from 1870 till 1900. His address was in Wittenberg and not Neu-Ulm, but I think it's too much of a coincidence. Perhaps he worked with a ...
  46. Any writing on the back that we can't see in the pictures? I hate to be a party pooper, but multiple European countries used royal cyphers and crowns, and used the hunting horn for infantry or li...
  47. "In Treue Fest" (roughly translated as Steadfast and True), is a motto associated with Bavarian units. Bavaria had it's own Army within the German Empire, which was dominated by Prussia. I'll look up...
  48. Thanks for the love Tom
  49. Thanks for the love Sean.
  50. What are the inscriptions down the blade? Based on the photo, I would think it's a dress sword from the late German Imperial era. I can't recall off the top of my head which cavalry units had a sing...
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