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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British Royal Artillery Cap Badges - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
British WWI New Branch Cap Badges - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
British Foot Guards Cap Stars/Badges - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Partial WWI Trophy Belt - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Badges for all 1914 British Line Infantry Regiments, Part 7 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Badges for all 1914 British Line Infantry Regiments, Part 6 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Badges for all 1914 British Line Infantry Regiments, Part 5 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Badges for all 1914 British Line Infantry Regiments, Part 4 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Badges for all 1914 British Line Infantry Regiments, Part 3 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Badges for all 1914 British Line Infantry Regiments, Part 2 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. By the way, on the epier URL, the seller does state his is a reproduction, but then claims if his were real it would sell for $3,000. The seller may have pulled that figure out of his posterior extre...
  2. I thought about RAD first too, but that's not a shovel, it's a shield. I did find the exact insignia on a circular buckle and also a discussion forum through that mentions it. For me this is not abs...
  3. Very strange indeed. I would think this was a fantasy item, except that it came through your family! "In Treue Fest" (In True Faith") usually identifies an item associated as WWI or Pre-WWI Bavaria....
  4. I hope you'll show the bayonet in a future post - unique shape and robust construction.
  5. Thanks for the love Manikin and SEAN68.
  6. Very nice shot! I love that great grandma is "photobombing" the picture. Your Great uncle appears to be an enlisted man, as shown by the circular cap badge and no branch insignia on his lower lapels...
  7. I would only add that the insignia on the side indicates the British Royal Marines
  8. Thanks for the love and comments Blunder and Rose, and thanks for the love walksoftly, catteann and racer4four
  9. Awwww...fer me?
  10. and some of the Victorian taxidermy stuff is very odd indeed
  11. Knowing that there is a whole genre of Victorian post-mortem human photographs, and given that the cat stayed still for the duration of the exposure, I wonder if you have a "kitty in memoriam"!
  12. Ok, last theory, I promise. It was one of those quickie marriages before deployment, and he figured if she wasn't around by the time he got back, he could always re-gift the piece.
  13. Maybe he had to pay for engraving by the letter, he was a cheapskate and "My Wife" had less letters than "Elizabeth"
  14. Hmmm... no name on the front. A polygamist afraid of getting his gifts mixed up? :)
  15. Let's see....that would be 1974 or 75. I really don't recall how much I spent, but it was a huge amount for me then, and it was my one big purchase with the money I'd saved all summer. I'm guessing a...
  16. I do not know that it would be worth the time to clean up the markings on the base (known as a "headstamp"). I downloaded the photograph and enhanced the markings using photoshop in order to read the...
  17. your measurements are very close to .50 Browning Machinegun (.50 BMG) which the Mexican Army has been equipped with. I am not certain, but I think the "K65" could indicate 1965 manufacture by Kynoch,...
  18. Thanks for the love blunder and Radegunder.
  19. Thanks for the comment racer4four, and for the loves blunder, Gracay2004 and racer4four.
  20. Sorry not to have seen your response till now. I just checked eBay and didn't notice any patent numbers, although a few like the Royal Irish Constabulary seem to have serial numbers added. I notice ...
  21. I am guessing there is not patent number because the general design was public domain, these types of whistles being around long before this one was made. Whatever the reason, Hudson supplied a gre...
  22. Thanks for the love petey
  23. Love the almost comedic expression, aided by the eyeball enlarging glasses. I do think it's proper courtesy to thank folks for "love"ing posts. I do try to wait awhile after posting so I can thank ...
  24. Thanks petey. And thanks for the love fortapache.
  25. Thanks racer4four. And thanks for the love petey, vetraio50, fortapache and Manikin
  26. Thanks Tora
  27. Ok, who let Toracat out of his bag?
  28. Thanks Amber, In terms of "why WWI", I really think 1914 was the true end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century - Socially, politically, militarily, and technologically. So much of what we ta...
  29. I'd agree with Blunder if these were 19th century, but I’m not so sure button backmarks were the norm in pre-revolutionary times. Also, this does look like the Tudor Rose found on some Royal Navy but...
  30. Sorry to chime in late. Your button bears the coat of arms of Belgium. No idea why it would turn up in SD.
  31. If you are using a light preservative oil, it shouldn't be a problem if it accidently gets on the wood and you wipe it off. I used linseed oil on my wood when I lived in a more arid climate (Arizona)...
  32. I put a very light coat of oil on all metal parts of my bayonet. I've used different types of oil over the years, but these days I just use the same oil I use on my guns.
  33. Thanks for the comments everyone, and thanks for the love fortapache, vetraio50, blunder, tinlid, Manikin, tom61375, AmberRose, racer4four and SEAN68.
  34. Thanks for the love officialfuel
  35. I feel for you Amber, not to mention being a bit jealous. Thanks for the love Manikin, tom61375, AmberRose, racer4four and SEAN68
  36. Thanks for the love tom61375 and kerry10456
  37. Thanks for the love petey, blunder, geo26e and fortapache
  38. Thanks for the love petey, blunder, geo26e and fortapache
  39. Thanks for the love tom61375
  40. Blunder, I'd go with the Royal Enfield. If Jacky hangs out with you, she must have a sense of humor for your proclivities.
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. Thanks for the love fhrjr2, EJW-54, Manikin, Uxbridgeite, Windwalker, MrsWarren, blunder, petey and fortapache.
  49. 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...
  50. Thanks for the love SEAN68, michellerduBois and fortapache,
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