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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Ruggles, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Ruggles

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    I have a German WW1 canteen I bought at an antiques store and some items from my great grandfather including his stopwatch and WW1 postcards and souvenir pictures. I also have a P17 Enfield bayonet given to me by a Korean war veteran, it was his grandfather's, his son said he was getting enough things from his father and grandfather and didn't want it. I have some things from WW2 as well.
     

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    Cool. :)

    I do remember when I was little we had a German bible at the house. Was a small pocket size one. I was told my moms dad's dad took it off a dead German in WWI. I do remember there was some writing in German inside the front cover. No ideal what it said but I always found it kinda sad to be honest. :dunno:
     
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    Ive got a WW1 era and a WW2 era 1911s but other than that, nothing!
     
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    Ibuy and sell and have amassed quite a personal collection.
     
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    Cool avatar so I bet you do have some cool stuff :)

    Any pics?
     
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    Let me see what I have on my HD.

    90mm AAA round;

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    Fuse
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    Base

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    :popcorn:
     
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    I cleared out a lot of my stuff. Here's some of what I have.

    Vietnam Era USMC;

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    WW2 USMC;

    1st Marine Division
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    2nd Marine Division
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    WW2 m104 bomb fuse.
     
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    Cool stuff, I love the MarDiv patches. I did some time with 3rd MarDiv in the 4th Marines, and served alongside 1st MarDiv when I was with MSSG 15 at Camp Pendleton.

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Not too many of these. It has a tear, but it's a place holder until I find a better one.
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    B-58A Hustler, 59-2458 (Cowtown Hustler), is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. This aircraft flew from Los Angeles to New York and back on 5 March 1962, setting three separate speed records, and earning the crew the Bendix Trophy and the Mackay Trophy for 1962. The aircraft was flown to the Museum on 1 March 1969. The aircraft is on display in the Museum's Cold War gallery.

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    Nice, 427.




    1911club#410
     
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    Thanks! :wavey:

    I deleted a bunch of stuff. I have to look...

    If not I'll post some of my newer acquisitions tomorrow if I don't run out of daylight.
     
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    I've been heavily addicted to military history, books and memorabilia since the age of 7, but I'm real into military helmets in particular. I didnt get to keep my Army ACH, but I do have an M1 Steel pot with a vietnam era "mitchell" helmet cover which I am very happy to have. The man I got it from was a member of the 101st Airborne Division (not sure which Brigade), the division that I was sent to for my first and last duty station.

    I also have a British Mk 6 as well as a Desert Storm era PASGT (with 6 color 'chocolate chip' pattern cover).

    The PASGT (With my old ACU division patch and a 7.62x54r round in the helmet band):[​IMG]

    The M1 Steel Pot (With an autographed photo of Adam Baldwin as "Animal Mother" in Full Metal Jacket). Note: The 75th Ranger Rgt patch on this helmet is just a random patch for collecting purposes. I am not, nor have I ever claimed to be a member of this unit:
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    And finally the British Mk 6 helmet with DPM cover:[​IMG]
     
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    Vietnam grouping.

    Of interest are the "PRU" flashes, Provisional Reconasiance Units - Part of the "Phoenix Program."
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    Back in 1976 I used to see those in gun shops for $50-$100, depending on condition. :crying: