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Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 09-18-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By bodes
I remember these being offered in the Unique...

I remember these being offered in the Unique Imports and Delta catalogs from the 70's...Agree with OFW, the size is a dead give away it's not a period piece....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-17-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By bodes
WW1 Creagh-Osbourne Mk VII marching...

WW1 Creagh-Osbourne Mk VII marching compass....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-17-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By bodes
US Corps of Engineers marching compass....Bodes

US Corps of Engineers marching compass....Bodes
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-16-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By bodes
Lacks the depth and detail of an original Army...

Lacks the depth and detail of an original Army (Heer) decal....In fact, it's not even a good fake....A simple search through the forum should be helpful in making this obvious....Bodes
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-15-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By bodes
The runes look a tad big in comparison to the...

The runes look a tad big in comparison to the rest of the text, but otherwise appears good....I believe the SS-Reich logo is for the Das Reich (2nd SS) division....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-15-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By bodes
I would think it would be marked sterling, but...

I would think it would be marked sterling, but the darkening of the finish could be an indication of such...Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-14-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By bodes
Amphibious Engineers...Nice helmet....Front seam,...

Amphibious Engineers...Nice helmet....Front seam, fixed bale with Hawley liner.....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-13-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By bodes
Agree with Mike....To me, they look like typical...

Agree with Mike....To me, they look like typical NOK (Next of Kin) early dog tags....With a bounty full of originals on the market, don't see the reason for reproducing them...Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By bodes
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_0...

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/uploads//monthly_08_2019/post-165768-0-15702300-1565889806.jpg

These are flat buckle USMC equipment suspenders.....Hook ends are similar, so perhaps yours are...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-11-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By bodes
I'm thinking straps for mounting to a bucket and...

I'm thinking straps for mounting to a bucket and used for picking fruit such as cherries.....Bodes
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 09-10-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By bodes
Sling for an MG34....Bodes

Sling for an MG34....Bodes
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 09-10-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By bodes
Looks almost like a WW2 Japanese aluminum canteen...

Looks almost like a WW2 Japanese aluminum canteen with a different style of stopper.....Does it (stopper) screw in or press in?....Bodes
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 09-10-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By bodes
Appears to have the wood pulp in it like known...

Appears to have the wood pulp in it like known originals, and the lettering looks okay to me....Bodes
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 09-10-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By bodes
Original....Bodes

Original....Bodes
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-10-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By bodes
Talking Yep, and unfortunately likely to be married with...

Yep, and unfortunately likely to be married with an M35 DD Heer helmet somewhere down the road, and viola....A very desirable and rare gebirgsjager helmet is born....Bodes

BTW...Liner string also...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-09-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By bodes
That's an earlier chinstrap than the...

That's an earlier chinstrap than the helmet....The strap has an aluminum buckle often seen on the M35's....Your helmet of course is an M42....So the markings on the strap could be a Luftwaffe unit as...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-09-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By bodes
Another thing to ponder....Would the images on...

Another thing to ponder....Would the images on the helmets remain sharp and easy to make out, while it's surroundings lose such sharpness?....Bodes
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-09-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By bodes
First of all, the Reichswehr is generally thought...

First of all, the Reichswehr is generally thought of as pre-NSDAP and Hitler as leader....These closeups clearly show swastikas, which would not be Reichswehr.....I stand by my previous post, the...
Forum: Firearms Forum 09-09-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By bodes
Mine is an old, simple gun rack that was in a...

Mine is an old, simple gun rack that was in a local barber shop that went out of business, and the building demolished.....Just made of two vertical boards (like 2 x 4's), than simply attached to two...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-08-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By bodes
This and I think the helmets may be Austrian WW1...

This and I think the helmets may be Austrian WW1 ones....I also believe the so called decals were added to the photo and were not actually on the helmets....Bodes
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-08-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By bodes
Probably not decals, since early helmet emblems...

Probably not decals, since early helmet emblems were painted on......Bodes
Forum: Firearms Forum 09-07-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By bodes
Numrich might have them...Otherwise, may contact...

Numrich might have them...Otherwise, may contact Rob Apfeltor or Claus Espeholt.....Bodes
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-07-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By bodes
Agreed, Where am I when these helmets turn...

Agreed, Where am I when these helmets turn up?....Bodes
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-07-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By bodes
Seems I remember reading combs were phased out in...

Seems I remember reading combs were phased out in 1940...Your pictures make them appear more rounded on top than known originals....Perhaps just the angle?....A photo from the front and above should...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-06-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By bodes
The first item looks like a type of...

The first item looks like a type of balaclava....Covers the head, leaving just the eyes uncoverd....Yours being a little longer to be tucked into a shirt/jacket collar....Could be hand knit, and...
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