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Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum Yesterday, 04:20 PM
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It has a quartermaster tag and is made by "North...

It has a quartermaster tag and is made by "North Jersey Leather Coat Company"....Hadn't thought about Eskimo hunting jacket, but does indeed resemble one....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-15-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By bodes
Thought maybe it was mouton (faux fur), ,but does...

Thought maybe it was mouton (faux fur), ,but does look like animal skin underneath.....Maybe it's coyote fur?....They supposedly used coyote on the hoods of US anoraks......Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-15-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By bodes
Ron, the 7th of May was actually the last day of...

Ron, the 7th of May was actually the last day of the war in Europe....The 8th just officially being called VE day....Bodes

BTW...I feel for his family....To lose a member so needlessly, and I...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-15-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By bodes
Personally I would like closeups of the maker...

Personally I would like closeups of the maker stamp....If part of the 'N' in SYDNEY is indeed missing, I would be curious if other known examples exist....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-12-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By bodes
Fleet Maintenance Assistance Group perhaps...They...

Fleet Maintenance Assistance Group perhaps...They are USN/USMC style tags after all, Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-10-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
Posted By bodes
I'm thinking pre-ww2, Bodes This link should...

I'm thinking pre-ww2, Bodes

This link should help....http://www.medalmulisha.com/medal-brooch-guide.html
Forum: Firearms Forum 06-07-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By bodes
Somebody may have put cold bluing on some of the...

Somebody may have put cold bluing on some of the parts that were bare.....Agree however it's an original, and in typical condition for one that was in wet conditions....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-05-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By bodes
Officers often have an 'O' prefix in their...

Officers often have an 'O' prefix in their laundry number.....This and generally there will be numerous names under B4063 and B4083 numbers....Will be tough w/o additional information.....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-02-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By bodes
Agree, it's quite unique....Bodes

Agree, it's quite unique....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 06-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By bodes
It's not a dufflebag but a pouch for containing...

It's not a dufflebag but a pouch for containing one's bedding.....Pattern is 1935, so would be Pre-WW2 on into the second world war, Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By bodes
Looks like a hanger for the Sam Browne belt.....I...

Looks like a hanger for the Sam Browne belt.....I guess it's possible NS Meyer allowed for them to be made in France, but perhaps it's marked for overseas use(?).......Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-28-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By bodes
Looks like part of the 'N' is missing in SYDNEY...

Looks like part of the 'N' is missing in SYDNEY and the eagle on the obverse appears soft as well.....These were two of my concerns....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-26-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By bodes
Would like better photos, but have concerns...

Would like better photos, but have concerns regarding what I see, Bodes
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-26-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By bodes
End appears dovetailed to accept a sight blade,...

End appears dovetailed to accept a sight blade, so could be for a rifle and not a machine gun....The heavy barrel used to perhaps increase it's accuracy?.....Does the bore exhibit any...
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-23-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By bodes
My initial impressions were buffed and reblued as...

My initial impressions were buffed and reblued as well.....Certainly has the appearance....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-21-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By bodes
The stamp inside the liner is for General Fibre,...

The stamp inside the liner is for General Fibre, a company that made liners for Hawley, Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-21-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By bodes
Yep, Hawley liner with fixed bale shell....Bodes

Yep, Hawley liner with fixed bale shell....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-18-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By bodes
Yeah the tags would have been separated upon...

Yeah the tags would have been separated upon death of the owner....Should also be noted the tetanus shot was 1943....He likely would have received a booster sometime prior to his death...That pair of...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-17-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By bodes
Referred to as an m-1917a1 helmet....Some were...

Referred to as an m-1917a1 helmet....Some were modified WW1 Brodie or doughboy helmets, while others were new made prior to the start of WW2....The one shown is the latter....This is identified by...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-13-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By bodes
Material looks identical to US WW2 (and postwar)...

Material looks identical to US WW2 (and postwar) army rain coats......I'm thinking yours is US Navy contracted and post WW2 manufactured.....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-11-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By bodes
https://dumielauxepices.net/sites/default/files/li...

https://dumielauxepices.net/sites/default/files/lies-clipart-fingers-crossed-emoji-664639-4940985.jpg
Forum: Firearms Forum 05-08-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By bodes
I wonder if the scope rail is even...

I wonder if the scope rail is even attached?.....The stock is also recessed for the rail on original Zf41 rifles....Bodes
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-07-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By bodes
The order number looks to be 1942...

The order number looks to be 1942 dated.....Material appears to have a correct herringbone pattern.....Seems I remember seeing one of these on the US forum, and was considered original...I'd say you...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 05-01-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By bodes
Agreed, the etching is weak and the rest doesn't...

Agreed, the etching is weak and the rest doesn't look like something 150+ yrs. old....Bodes
Forum: Book Review and Media 05-01-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 124,798
Posted By bodes
Just watched The Caine Mutiny again a few days...

Just watched The Caine Mutiny again a few days ago.....It's one of my favorites.....Bodes
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