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 British Enfield Revolver - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
My three Luger Holsters - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII Era German Luger Pistol - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Colt Model 1911 Pistol - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Mauser 1896 Broomhandle Pistol - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Soviet Nagant Revolver Holster - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Russian Model 1895 Nagant Revolver - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dad’s Pre-1964 Model 70 Winchesters - Outdoor Sportsin Outdoor Sports
US M4 Bayonet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII US M1 Carbine - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. Thanks for the love tom61375 and kerry10456
  2. Thanks for the love petey, blunder, geo26e and fortapache
  3. Thanks for the love petey, blunder, geo26e and fortapache
  4. Thanks for the love tom61375
  5. Blunder, I'd go with the Royal Enfield. If Jacky hangs out with you, she must have a sense of humor for your proclivities.
  6. Fortapache, I wasn't defending the revolver as much as trying to paint the historical perspective of how I think the decision process went - and getting into long-dead people’s minds is a tricky busin...
  7. Manikin, I'm glad they caught the culprits. Sorry though to learn they were so young. It's sad when people that young are already so far down the wrong road. Thanks for the love kerry10456, blund...
  8. Blunder, I'm only done with my firearms posts - expect me to be posting some interesting military stuff at the end of each week. Fortapache, you are right that the Enfield No2 was not among the mos...
  9. This will be my last firearms post, at least until I acquire another firearm. I'm pretty happy that I've kept my new years resolution to do at least one posting a week, and now my weekly posts wi...
  10. I've seen two or three of these now, although yours has that hook that I don't recall on the others. I strongly believe these are fantasy pieces because (1) they are impractical as knuckles, (2) they...
  11. Sound advice from Blunder. If you are not sure you could kill, go for a non-lethal alternative. There are some major pepper spray guns for home use that are more disabling than the little things som...
  12. I'm a proponent of a shotgun for home defense, a handgun if concealed carry is reasonable under the circumstances, and pepper spray for anyone who is not going to take enough time with a firearm to le...
  13. Thanks for the love fhrjr2, EJW-54, Manikin, Uxbridgeite, Windwalker, MrsWarren, blunder, petey and fortapache.
  14. Scott, I's surprised .45s in the 101st. I had been issued my 9mm by then. Blunder, no I didn't do any accurizing on this piece. Fortapache, I have yet to be bit by a 1911, but yes the pre-A-1...
  15. Thanks for the love SEAN68, michellerduBois and fortapache,
  16. Strangely archaic and futuristic too - it was Hans Solo's gun in Star Wars! I actually do enjoy the restoration, but I wonder how many parts from the original will remain once I get done.
  17. Thanks for the love Uxbridgeite, petey, geo26e, racer4four, and blunder.
  18. Thanks for the love petey
  19. Thanks for the love petey and fillup1
  20. The lip of the case is flush with the outer front face of the cylinder, with the bullet completely inside the case. The cylinder rotates like a regular revolver, but when the hammer is cocked, the cy...
  21. Thanks for the love tom61375, racer4four, blunder, southcop, Manikin, fortapache and geo26e
  22. Sorry for the late reply, but my modem stopped working. My service provider said it was "nearing the end of it's service life" I sometimes wish that described my service provider. Blunder, those ...
  23. Surprised no comment on the revolver, blunder - did you miss the earlier post?
  24. I have also updated the information and pictures for my "Japanese T-26 Revolver" and "Italian Model 1889 Ordinance Revolver" postings I did a long time ago.
  25. I've updated this post with reloading data and new pictures.
  26. I've updated this post with reloading data and more pictures.
  27. Thanks or the love crazycharacter, aghcollect, miKKoChristmas11, pickingupbones, DJSundrop, jimborasco, mrmajestic1 and NicksCrustyStuff.
  28. Thanks for the love and likes pw-collector, fortapache, aghcollect, ttomtucker, beachbomb, miKKoChristmas11, battlegear, Knivesnsuch, scott and stepback_antiques.
  29. Thanks for the love and likes Ilikeart, fortapache, blunderbuss2, Manikin and tom61375.
  30. Thanks for the love Hems303 and ttomtucker.
  31. Thanks for the love Blackshiep1.
  32. Thanks for the love Southcop and Blackshiep1. Frog-gig, Blunder? You must have been southern before you went further south.
  33. I agree with your doubts. I have not seen US Navy insignia with a life ring like this. Also, the unfinished edge of the patch and that the anchor isn't "fouled" by a rope or an eagle or shield prese...
  34. Nice find!
  35. If you can date it to the 1940s, I think there is a good likelihood that the newspaper is original. I think most repros date to more recent times. It's worth showing to someone who's knowledgeable a...
  36. Thanks fortapache, I like the leather too. The bayonet for the M-16 was the M7 bayonet, and you are right, it's very similar except it had a plastic grip. It even used the same M8A1 scabbard. Than...
  37. Sorry to be slow with my response, but was out in the mountains this Sunday and just got back yesterday. Southcop: Welcome to CW! I've been looking at your stuff. I also got my Garand through the ...
  38. Thanks for the love officialfuel, fortapache, BHock45, and blunder.
  39. Thanks for the comments jimborasco and blunder. Also, thanks for the love jimborasco, EJW-54, Guardian, officialfuel, fortapache, blunder and geo26e.
  40. Thanks for the love clockerman and petey.
  41. The insignia between the wings is definitely the Coat of Arms of the nation of Uruguay - So possibly the Uruguayan Air Force?
  42. Yes, I had a couple of these too when I was a kid. I wish I had them now. WWI versions demand a premium.
  43. Thanks for the love officialfuel.
  44. Thanks for the love petey and kerry10456.
  45. Love the "how I found them" shot.
  46. Packaging, warning about keeping from children and return-guarantee information makes me think civilian - also there is no National Stock Number, military nomenclature, etc. to make me think military...
  47. Thanks for the love officialfuel, racer4four, blunder, Manikin and fortapache.
  48. Thanks for the love officialfuel, blunder, Manikin and fortapache.
  49. fortapache, the 1905 bayonet continued in use with the M-1 Garand in WWII. The difference was that new bayonets were contracted in 1942, which were different in that they were Parkerized with black (...
  50. Hi folks, sorry for taking awhile in response, but Memorial Day weekend is always a busy one. Blunder, those "Low numbered" 1903s have been the topic of urban legends. Occasionally I hear of som...
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