Chrisnp

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Militaria collector; US, European and Japanese from 1861-1920, 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 1861-1920, 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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Dad’s French Fourragère and a later American Issue - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US 1902 Uniform Breast Cords - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 4 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 3 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 2 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Victory Medals for All Divisions of the AEF, Part 1 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
German Mystery Jacket - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US Army Model 1884 Enlisted Man’s Jacket - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
1900-S Liberty Gold $5 Coin and 1875-S Silver Trade Dollar - US Coinsin US Coins
British Victorian Cavalryman’s Jacket - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

Comments

  1. Also, you'll notice the top of the crown is starting to cave in. Although I didn't ask the seller about the composition, this is pretty normal on the original helmets, as the cork supporting the crown...
  2. Militarist, I'm pretty sure the Belgian fourragère is mostly red. I believe both of these represent the French award. I think the difference in color is partly due to different manufacturers blending...
  3. P.S. If my boss sees this, I took an hour off my time sheet for this. Really!
  4. I was late posting this week due to my home computer problems, in other words too lazy to drive to my office on a weekend to use the computer I'm supposed to be working from. ha! Anyways, there's a...
  5. Please check comments 4 & 6 above. Surplus sold though a "militiary clothier", even 70 year old surplus, was not unusual. Although it could be a reproducton, I don't think an Iowa college would invest...
  6. I was looking at the second and third picture. I dunno about the first picture, but it looks like the URLs you found.
  7. I looked around a bit more, and found out other Warsaw Pact countries used that "rain pattern" cammo - at least you know it's East Euro
  8. The M67 ammo was 7.62x39, A Yugoslav improvement on the old M43 Kalashnikov ammo. This stuff was manufactured in Yugoslavia
  9. well, at least the one in the first picture.
  10. I don't think it's BAR because that first picture looks like the East German Strichmuster type camouflage pattern. Scroll down this URL a bit and you'll see it http://camopedia.org/index.php?title=...
  11. I was thinking MG42 or 43 too, but I really don't know. What I don't think is that it would be Soviet, because I don't think there is a "W" in the Cyrillic alphabet.
  12. Glad to be of help :)
  13. Scott is the CW expert on that - so go with his $25-$50 estimate.
  14. I seem to be trailing Scott of late. What he said is correct, and I would only add that is an 8mm Lebel cartridge, used by both the French and the Belgians. The crown would indicate Belgium, as it i...
  15. Thanks Militarist
  16. Congrats on Jacky! Don't worry about reading all this, it's mainly a tribute page for Veterans Day.
  17. Like Scott says, not a regular issue patch. My opinion only - to me this looks like Army DUI (Distinctive Unit Insignia) which is an enameled pin, but in this case made into an unofficial patch. Unf...
  18. Always a pleasure Scott. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, officialfuel, Manikin, ron1939, Harborguy, ttomtucker and aghcollect.
  19. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, ttomtucker, aghcollect and Jewels.
  20. No problem Blunder. I ran long on these posts. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, officialfuel, Manikin, ttomtucker, aghcollect and Jewels.
  21. Thanks for the love vetraio50, fortapache, blunder, officialfuel, Manikin, ttomtucker, aghcollect and Jewels.
  22. Hi Scott, Sorry for the late reply, but my computer's acting wonky so I'm popping in when I have a chance on a computer at work. To answer your question, three of these medals have been ID'd t...
  23. Thanks so much for posting this. I was listening to a radio broadcast about this here in the US, and I must say this picture overwhelms any sense of it I had in my mind. proud to have had ancestor...
  24. I don't see evidence of post WWII. Again there is that stand-up collar that it seems German uniforms had gotten away from by WWII. I just did a cursory look at post-war Bundeswehr, and it looks like...
  25. yes to Norfolk. RFA=Royal Field Artillery. Go ask your brother anyway, it's a good excuse to chat :)
  26. Lets see - Left to right, top row: US Army Europe (USAEUR), First Army (after WWII a stateside unit), 2nd Armor Division (mostly Ft Hood Texas), upside-down Staff Sergeant's rank Second row: First ...
  27. Familiar with the joke, just trying for a witty comeback. :)
  28. "leave no tern unstoned"? Are you accusing me of throwing rocks at aquatic birds? :)
  29. Nope, this coat ends below the waist. Otherwise the cuffs would be below the bottom of the jacket.
  30. Exactly. The Model 1881 dress helmet was used by the US Army from 1881 till about 1904. For decades afterwards, costume companies and "military clothiers" bought them cheap and then sold them to ...
  31. Ah, you caught me playing fast and loose with terms! Technically speaking, a "shell jacket" ended at the waist. Sack coats were intended to end near the hips. These were replaced by campaign coats li...
  32. TubeAmp caught the zip code on your tricorn hats. Same company here, but I think they had these in stock as military surplus. Lots of these helmets ended their days with school bands and such.
  33. Well, this was a very good find, and I would love to adopt this helmet and take it home with me where it would be well cared for. Unfortunately the rule against "solicitations to by or sell" keep me ...
  34. This is a U.S. Army Cavalry dress helmet, Model of 1881. Side buttons should show crossed swords. Because of the cloth over cork construction, many of these haven't lasted over time, and I see t...
  35. I enjoyed figuring it out. What can I say, I'm a nerd. I'm probably in your "generation" or not far behind you, and I agree this item did make sense for the times. I used to love Numrich Arms and...
  36. Hi Folks! In my original post, I said I wasn't sure whether the "H Carabinier" title was correct for this jacket. After consulting with another forum, I learned a few things. In the interest of ful...
  37. sure, I'll take a crack at it.
  38. This is a German model 1884/98 bayonet, second pattern. 84/98s never had three rivets, and were used in both world wars. That the blade is bright and that it has a brand name instead of a manufactur...
  39. Found it I think it! I’ve found three separate references to 1960s/70s Trapdoor conversions, but sold as kits by Numrich, not made in-house by Bannerman. According to the first thread, your barrel...
  40. No, that barrel length does not match any model I know of, and since TD barrels are tapered and yours fits the stock so nicely, it is hard to believe it's a non-standard replacement – but let’s see: ...
  41. "Hurricane Gonad" - now that name paints a gruesome picture!
  42. Blunder, I agree with you about the hammer being not quite right. I assume it was part of the conversion to percussion.
  43. Hi jwendell, I'm confused at what you are saying after your post correcting your numbers. According to my data, and overall length of the TD should be 51.9", and a barrel length of 32.6". How again do...
  44. Blunder, did you see the British Victorian cavalryman’s jacket I posted? That was my weekly post. This was something extra. Thanks for the input on grading Poop - I was debating between EF and VF ...
  45. More modern conversion would also explain that hooded bead front sight.
  46. Very nice.
  47. the 1888 stamp on the stock is the Armory Master's Cartouche, SWP is Samuel W. Porter, and 1888 is the year he inspected the arm. The problem is that in 1888 he should have been inspecting Trapdoor S...
  48. This looks more like a cudgel or bludgeon, and not a military item like a swagger stick or baton might be. That there seems to be no markings makes me lean more away from formal military issue, and m...
  49. Funny. I have no siblings, but I do have things from my grandparents that my cousins would really like to "borrow".
  50. Nice pictures and write-up.
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