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Thanks Newfld, Any idea where I can get more information on these? The lack of any printing has me baffled. I don't think they are terribly old or even valuable but I need to find out...just beca...
Thank you Scott. The first part of my dad's hitch put in Japan. There he installed & maintained photo recon equipment. That is how he explained it. I know he was stationed in FL, USA at the end. He ...
From what I understand they were still using USAAF for the USAF in the 50's. Now that I know the piece goes in the "do not sell" pile. Thank you very much Scottl
FYI: SAAD stands for San Antonio Army Depot
I think the help that davyd286 has provided all the help I am likely to find without more providence. Thank you!
WWII USAAF Honorable Service Pin. Even though my dad was USAF it looks like this pin was a "leftover" and awarded upon honorable discharge. I remember him saying that when he enlisted the USAF was s...
Thank you davy286! The cabochon shapes are in a color that matches pretty much ...nothing in the natural gem world (at least not ruby or garnet). More like a piece of a rose window in a cathedral. The...
Thank you blunderbuss2
Something came to mind right away. This looks like an ideal camera for a safari. The compact format. The large viewfinder, like express sights on a fine rifle, will allow the photographer to find the...
Thank you for putting an approximate age to the pieces. I dug out my Hastings Triplet and after a battle with my bifocals determined there are no markings. The cabochon shapes are not nearly what I e...
i dug out my Hastings Triplet and took a better look. On the stem is "14k". That answers one question. On the underside of the leaf is scratched (probably in the wax-not the gold) is a series of cha...
I gave up on the original wood and opted for oak I salvaged from an old pallet. I would really like to confirm the shape of blade is close to original. I understand that in many cases the maker groun...
I have researched the firm to the best of my ability and I have no idea what kind of wood was used for the handle of this cleaver. The pieces that have fallen from the tang resemble terra cotta . My ...
This happens all the time. I have a plan and then it changes. In cleaning up the blade I found "FOSTER BROS" and "9". The blade length is about 9", overall the cleaver is about 16 1/4. The "FOSTER BRO...
I even thought about it being the fuse for a rocket. That would explain the wire but it is coming out of the wrong end. I need suggest this go back to military as I found it in a cartridge collection ...
If I find someone that answers to "Blindmuster" I will have found my volunteer to plug it in.
Izenglish, You are right. I understand one of major reasons for going case less is the energy/time the mechanism uses in expending the spent cartridge. My dad did a lot of work with H&K so the souve...
It is a .38 practice round
1911 for me but I am gaining a great appreciation for Gloxk
The top object has faint lettering that reads "H&K GMBH". Caseless ammunition part it is! Blunderbuss, the second down is not a 45-70 round but the first clue should be the scale (see quarter to ...
SpiritBear, "Here", as in the physical realm, I am an empty nester. I don't really have anyone around that shares my interest in both history and firearms. "Here", as in the cyber realm, it is a dif...
I know I have single cartridges in all sorts of configurations. Some are going to be tough to identify. I believe there is a pin fire or two somewhere in addition to some of the other rimfires you hav...
Thank you once again ! This piece (and the Rochester) need some TLC. They are remarkable and deserve saving.
Thank you. I am posting another one.
Thank you! Was it common to leave off the brand names? I expected to at least find something on the lens.
I was actually thinking about the Philippines.
I am just looking for some verification (and maybe a little conversation.) When I first saw the Spanish I was thinking of something different than our southern neighbors.
Blunderbuss, I appreciate the style of box was used for a long time including the 1950s. The Colt Police Positive was all the rage with LE on both sides of the border. That model Colt was made from 1...
Thank you once again for the help. It looks like this was built in 1942 by D.L. Auld Co, of Columbus, OH. That is based on what numbers on the handle I can read. In my scrubbings I have uncovered what...
Thank you Frisco. Your link has a better picture than I was able to find. I am still trying to get remove paint. When my dad left the service he was involved in fire/rescue. This piece has some battle...
Are there any markings?
Minimal collector's value and decent steel? I may as well use it. I will sharpen it taking out the few nicks as I go. The rivets are steel but need a little tightening. The handles are cracked but I c...
I believe my grandparents brought it back from PR for my dad about the time I was born. That makes it early 1960's. I will just clean it, sell it, and buy new cane knife.
Some things don't improve. I had a name brand modern machete and as far as I am concerned it was worthless. The weight distribution on this is much makes it much more useful for clearing brush. Is thi...
What do you suppose the handle looked like? I might like to make one (and not alter the original piece.) I am going to start looking for an old piece of hardwood. Thank you and I am calling this "sol...
Thank you. I have a more I can't identify and a few that I can but are just plain cool. I will keep posting if thats ok with you folks.
I have subsequently found the same symbol on several Italian military items. The symbol, or coat of arms, is found on items like a dress uniform buckle. It is miltitary but as my bright young points o...
The edge finder makes sense. This piece is really well made. (I have yet to find anything w/ Starrett Co on it that is not real made.) Again, not something I can use but good to know. I really apprec...
Thank you! I now know there are other pieces and I believe I have them. This falls into the category of things I can not use and no one in the family wants. That category is getting too big. I am goi...
How does one reshape an incorrectly sharpened blade? I would like to put some of the hook back into the pruning knife and I picked up a Victornox budding knife that someone tried to hook and that is ...
"CATALARAUGUS (?) CUTLERY CO, LITTLE VALLEY, NY" on one side. It was either ground improperly at the factory or someone abused the blade making it difficult to read the lettering. I believe the manufa...
I have seen something similar at farm auctions. It looks like the device used to put nose rings in cattle.
I just included the "after" picture of the knife in question. I put a lot of elbo grease in this minimalist approach to cleaning up this knife. Without a more concrete answer I am going to leave this...
My son spent the better part of a year in Palermo and he thinks it could be Carabinieri. He believes they police force with military leanings. I have decided not to take out the pins and continue to...
Thank you Just a Random Guy, That makes more sense then a police agency. I think I am in the market for new pins. I don't think it is collectable enough to worry about it losing value by thoroughly ...
Stanley. I have a larger one stamped "E. CHAPIU." "U.S. STANDARD...something"