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RIFLE GRENADE SIGNAL FLARES
Great addition to a display of M1903, M1917, Garand or M14 rifles or M1 Carbines with grenade launchers. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era.  The various types include:

M22A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, Amber Star Cluster Flare
M21A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, Amber Star Parachute Flare
M20A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, Green Star Cluster Flare
M19A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, Green Star Parachute Flare
M18A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, White Star Cluster Flare
M17A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, White Star Parachute Flare
M51A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, Red Star Parachute Flare
M52A1 Rifle Grenade, Ground Signal, Red Star Cluster Flare

These are not "explosive" grenades intended to cause casualties. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc).  Fired from a rifle grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude, where it ejects a pyrotechnic payload, either a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate burning for 20-30 seconds; or a cluster of five free-falling stars (like fireworks) which burn for 4-10 seconds.  
These are LIVE pyrotechnic signaling devices, not an explosive, but still need to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc.  They come in two piece fiber tubes, sealed with tape and printed markings with nomenclature, maker and date.  The front end cap of the signal itself will have raised letters and colored paint to indicate the color (A,G,R,W) and type of the signal (P-parachute, S-star). 

Below is a consolidated list of all the different types we have in stock, listed by color and type.  Please order by item number and name.

AMBER
AP1944- (18489) U.S. Rifle Grenade “Signal, Ground, Amber Star, Parachute M21A1
”- Dated 1944. Price each  $55.00  (View Picture)

GREEN
GP1944- (17985) SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN STAR, PARACHUTE, M19A1
- 1944 dated – Price each. $65.00 (View Picture)
GP1955-(21567) RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1”- MINT! - Dated 1955, Price for one mint unissued signal $45.00 (View Picture)
GP1969-(20068) RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A2”- MINT! - Dated July 1969. Price each. $55.00 (View Picture)
GS1944- (17431) SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN STAR CLUSTER M20A1 – 1944 dated.  Sealed- very lmited supply.  $85.00 (View Picture)

WHITE
WP1944-(21747) SIGNAL, GROUND WHITE PARACHUTE M17A1 - Dated 1944. Price per signal in sealed container. $75.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21980 SCARCE 1976 NATO SYKES-FAIRBAIRN DAGGER- FIGHTING KNIFE - This is an original British Fairbairn Sykes Special Forces Fighting Knife Dagger. The piece is marked "Sheffield England - NATO No. 4658827 1976." About mint unissued. The NATO issued knives were made in much smaller numbers than the WW2 predecessors, and very seldom appear on the market. $295.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22636 PAINTED STEEL (STEEL POTS VOLUME 2) - By Chris Armold, 284 pages 6” x 9.5” with over 1000 photos, including color photos of most examples shown with nit and tactical markings, but black and white for the historical reference images. Covers WWI to present with detailed chapters on painted and unit marked helmets of WWI and WWII, plus a variety of divisional, regimental and subordinate markings. Special full-color plates detail subordinate unit markings such as the tactical markings used by the U.S. 2nd Division in WWI. In addition, insignia and specialty markings such as USN beach battalion, Army engineers, medics, MP and airborne division tactical markings are examined. For those interested in American armored forces, a complete chapter is devoted to the history of the U.S. tank and combat vehicle crewman's helmet from WWI to present. Other chapters provide tips on reproductions and fake representations of U.S. helmets and accessories, and some supplemental info for Armold’s definitive work ”Steel Pots” on U.S. military helmets. As new condition. $55.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** U.S. MILITARY AMMUNITION BANDOLEERS- WW2 TO GULF WAR - Great items for display with a gun or militaria collection or to finish outfitting uniform displays on mannequins. These are EMPTY bandoleers, no ammunition included. For display or living history use you can fill the pockets with corrugated cardboard cut to size and stacked up to simulate the ammunition if you don’t want to have live ammunition on display (where no one can see it anyway). What you see is what you get, only a few of these available.
21837A- EARLY WW2 .30-06 BANDOLEERS- These are the light greenish khaki color with NO stencil markings, and were filled with either six eight round clips for the M1 Garand, or 12 five round clips for use with the M1903, M1917 rifles or the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle. Each of the bandoleers would have had a small printed “lot card” stuck into one of the end pockets to identify the contents by type, maker and lot number. In theory the bandoleers could be collected after use and returned for use again, saving a few pennies. Starting about 1943 the Army decided these were disposable single use items and just stamped the lot information on the front of the bandoleer fabric. This is a lot of THREE bandoleers- two have the cardboard inserts for use with 5 round clips and the third does not have any cardboard inserts. Used excellent condition. The lot of 3 for $20.00 (View Picture)
21837C- LATE WW2 THROUGH VIETNAM .30-06 BALL M2 IN 8 ROUND CLIP BANDOLEERS These are the dark OD color with stenciled markings CAL .30 BALL M2/ 8 RD CLIPS/ [Lot number] with various lot numbers. Some have date of manufacture of the bandoleers stamped on the back in the mid 1950s. This is the type used from around 1944 onward and except for the lot number and occasional dates on the back it is impossible to distinguish between the WW2 era item and those made later. Lot of 3 for $10.00 (View Picture)
21837D- 5.56mm M16 BANDOLEERS- LOT OF SEEN TOTAL- 2 EARLY VIETNAM and 5 GULF WAR- The two early ones are dated August 1969 and are the old .30-06 size which was a very tight fit with 5.56mm and did not last long. Stencil markings- 5.56MM/ BALL M193/ 10 RD CLIPS/ LOT LC 3-64. These are the only two of this early type I have ever found. The other 5 are later type which had a sewn seam which could be easily ripped open for use in carrying filled 30 round magazines after filling them with the clipped ammo. Stencil markings- 5.56mm/ BALL M193/ 10 RD CLIPS/ LOT-97F009-035. The whole lot of 7 bandoleers, used excellent, no cardboard inserts, for only $20.00 (View Picture)

17828 VIETNAM M60 SPARE BARREL BAG/GUN CASE - Officially issued to carry spare barrels for M60 machine guns these are made from a rubberized nylon material with a long zipper and two zippered pocket on the side. Troops quickly figured out that they could carry a short firearm and some ammo in these and they were especially popular with helicopter pilots who would stuff them under their seat to have a M1A1 carbine, or cut down M1/M2 carbine, or M3 Grease gun they could grab if they got shot down. This one had an M4 .22 Hornet survival rifle in it when we got it. Neat Vietnam collectible seldom seen these days. Overall fine- excellent condition with good zippers and material is nice and flexible. $49.00 (View Picture)

18311 U.S. 60mm MORTAR AMMO CAN WITH 8 PACKING TUBES FOR HE M888 ROUNDS - What you see is what you get. Basically an extra tall .50 cal ammo can with 8 of the fiber shipping tubes. Tubes are about 15.5” long, and could be shortened to replicate WW2 style tubes for reenactor use. 4 of the tubes have caps for the open end. Markings as shown. Tobes excellent, can VG but needs good scrubbing. INERT- no explosive components. $32.00 (View Picture)

20413 WW2/KOREAN WAR CARTRIDGE BELTS FOR M1 GARAND - Model 1923 which was originally designed to go with the M1903 Springfield with a small inner strap and domed snap in each pocket to retain one 5 round clip while the outer flap was open and the first clip taken out. At the end of WW2 when the M1 Garand replaced the M1903 the design was modified to eliminate the small inner strap, and production continued during the Korean war. This has semi-legible markings with a date that looks like 1951. OD web, overall VG-fine used condition. Have two in same shape so one will look exactly like one in the photo and the other is basically same but not the exact one in the photo. Price for one belt $49.00 (View Picture)

22887 VIETNAM ERA WOOD CRATE FOR 30 M67 HAND GRENADES - What you see is what you get. About 11.5” x 19” x 12” made of wood with 1971 contract date on bottom (not shown in photos). A fanatic will instantly note that the Federal Stock Number (FSN) 1330-133-8244 has been modified to insert the “00” to make it a National Stock Number (NSN). Overall excellent condition with no added markings, so it will be great cargo for your military vehicle, or stacked in your garage to make the neighbors nervous. Empty, no hand grenades, spider webs or junk from the garage. $15.00 (View Picture)

15936 U.S. MILITARY AMMO CAN FOR .22 LONG RIFLE (FOR TRAINING RIFLES, ETC) - A normal .30 caliber metal ammo can reused specifically for shipping 1,000 .22 Long rifle cartridges from Sierra Army Depot, Herlong, CA to an address in Utah, probably for a school team or junior rifle club. The date on the label is 1962, back when most high schools had rifle teams and kids shot targets for sport instead of each other before liberals cause moral standards to collapse and education became government skool indoctrination centers. A great addition to a collection or display of military target or training rifles. $22.00 (View Picture)

21028 AMMUNITION AVAILABLE TO, OR IN USE BY, THE VIET CONG - Army Pamphlet 381-12 date May 1966, 148 pages about 4” x 7” covering everything from small arms ammo to artillery shells and mines, mainly ChiCom and Russian. Original GI with print date 1968, not some later commercial reprint. $15.00 (View Picture)

19621 FM5-31 BOOBYTRAPS September 1965 - 132 pages 6” x 9” overall about excellent condition. This is the original military printed version, not a commercial reprint. Covers all sorts of boobytrap devices, placement and tactical considerations (e.g- set one to attract a crowd then a second to go off later- sound familiar?) Has details on the various U.S. standard firing devices and demolition materials, and also a very interesting historical section dealing with WW2 devices employed by other countries. Sold as historical information only, not advocating anyone engage in boobytrapping. $15.00 (View Picture)

20873 U.S. LINE THROWING GUN- KILGORE MODEL GR-52 - Serial number 617 with USCG approval 160/040/4/0 as marked on the frame. Theoretically, the approval number should allow dating these to within a five year period corresponding with the date of USCG approval under section section 160.040 covering life saving appliances. However, no complete list has been found of all approvals, so with only a few scattered examples the best I can do is estimate that this was circa 1960s-1980s, but I believe the basic model dates to 1952. This is a “Schermuly” type life saving line throwing gun which uses a small pistol type launcher firing a stubby “impulse-ignition cartridge.” Before firing, a rocket motor with an attached wire frame sticking back for attachment of the “line” is inserted in the muzzle. When fired, the impulse ignition cartridge flash ignites the rocket motor and kicks the rocket out on its way. The basic concept was invented by Richard Schermuly, a British seaman and inventor around the beginning of the 20th century. However, despite its simplicity, low cost, and effectives (so easy a young child could use it) the concept was not adopted until 1929 by the International Conference for Saving of Life at Sea Treaty (SOLAS). Multiple types of line throwing devices have been invented over the years since 1807 when George Manby came up with a mortar for the purpose of line throwing, followed by David Lyle’s cannons in the 1870s and shoulder fired guns by Ingersoll, Coston and others in the 1880s and later. Ships still carry line throwers in various configuration, and they are also widely used by firefighters. Today most ships have switched to Schermuly type rockets, but fired from a single-use plastic canister which is not subject to regulation as a “firearm” by gun-phobic foreign governments. As life saving devices, with the bore obstructed by small projections to prevent firing of projectiles but not interfering with the launching of the line throwing rocket, the Kilgore GR-52 is not considered a firearm and no FFL is needed to purchase. Overall fine to excellent outside with most of the gloss black paint finish remaining. The bore has corrosion from firing and poor cleaning, or maybe just exposure to salt air for extended periods. I discovered that it is missing the extractor, but since no one has the impulse cartridges or rockets any more who cares. These have a handle on the top of the barrel to help hold it when firing, not so much for the very limited recoil, but because the gun with rocket inserted is heavy and you want it under good control when on a heaving deck of a ship in distress. I have done a lot of research on various line throwing guns, and would be happy to share a copy upon request, or will try to post it on our other site, ArmsCollectors.com, and it will eventually be posted at http://ASOAC.org for whom it was written and first published. Price for Kilgore GR-52 line throwing pistol and one fired case is $265.00 (View Picture)

17183 M1 GARAND BANDOLEER WITH CLIPS, INSERTS & FIRED CASES (INERT) - Great for use in public displays or living history where live ammo is prohibited. This is an original GI bandoleer, dark OD color with stencil markings as shown. It has six 8 round clips and six of the cardboard inserts. Each of the clips has been filled with eight fire cases which have had the primers removed so there is no doubt about their being inert. No primer, powder or bullets, so weight is a bit less than if it were loaded, but enough weight to hang properly. Only one available $25.00 (View Picture)

19971 U.S. WW2 STYLE M1 HELMETS “STEEL POTS” - We found a bunch of these. All are probably post WW2 manufacture and most have the sort of lime green paint instead of the WW2 OD shade. But, most have lots of scrapes and chips in the paint and really should be repainted with OD paint and a bit of sawdust thrown in for texture. What you see is what you get. No cracks or serious dents unless noted in the description, but there may be minor imperfections which would not make them unserviceable. All have the flexible bails for the chinstraps, but no chinstraps included unless shown in the photos. Shipping cost will be the same for one or two helmets so order an extra and reduce the unit cost a bit.

19971A- Pretty nice shape with more of OD paint color and very thin texturing. A few very minor dents on the crown and the usual scrapes and ships to the paint. $35.00 (View Picture)

19971B- Usual scrapes and ships in the paint otherwise pretty nice. $35.00 (View Picture)

19971C- This one has an extra coat of paint and very heavy texturing with some large areas of scraping and chipping $30.00 (View Picture)

19971D- This one has an extra coat of paint and very heavy texturing with some large areas of scraping and chipping Has late style “clip on” chinstraps. $35.00 (View Picture)

19971E- SPECIAL “TWOFER BARGAIN CRACKED POT DEAL”- Both of these have stress cracks running vertically at the back of the helmet. One has two large cracks, the other has 5 smaller cracks. Probably not the best protection in combat, but CHEAP so you can use them when you will be using a helmet cover, or lay around as battlefield debris, or put in a military vehicle, etc. Did I mention these were cheap? BOTH for only $15.00 (View Picture)

19971F- Pretty nice shape with more of WW2 OD paint color and very thin texturing on the outside but later lighter lime green inside. A few very minor dents on the crown and the usual scrapes and ships to the paint. $35.00 (View Picture)

7725 U.S. NAVY 20mm AMMO CAN MK 1 MOD 0 FOR .30-06 BALL IN CLIPS BANDOLEERS - A great addition to any Navy or Marine or .30-06 collection. The U.S. Navy did not like the old wooden M1917 crates used by the army for ammo storage due to the wood being a fire hazard aboard ship and subject to damage as the crates were passed up and down several decks for storage in magazines, and the lack of a good way to secure them in place. The metal 20mm cans Mark 1 Mod 0 were ideal for shipboard use, and much of the Navy’s inventory of small arms ammunition was repacked in them at various Naval Ammunition Depots in the early 1950s. This can is unusual in that it retains the original heavy cardboard inner liner and especially the mimeographed lot card from NAD Crane, Indiana showing it was repacked in August 1952 matching the external markings for 33 bandoleers of 48 rounds in M1 Garand clips, total of 1584 rounds. Ammunition lot number DEN-C-15395. About 90% external gay paint remains with good stencil markings on all four sides (these were often only marked on one end and one side). Some surface rust and assorted dirt. Several white sticky labels that will come off with a bit of WD-40 soaking. What you see is what you get. $40.00 (View Picture)

22630 U.S. RIFLE 7.62mm M14 RECEIVER CHUNKS - Your tax dollars at work, tens (or hundreds) of thousands of M14 rifles were fed to “Captain Crunch” to bust them up into small chunks of scrap metal to prevent their possible purchase or use by his imperial majesty’s subjects during the Clinton regime. Most of the resulting scrap then ended up being recycled into steel for sale on the open market. A few of the scrapped receivers ended up as recognizable chunks and we got these to satisfy the collector who desperately needs a real U.S. military M14 rifle for their collection. Fortunately, these are no longer considered firearms and no license or permits are needed for purchase. What you see in the photos is what you get. We have several as listed below. Order by item number 22630 and the serial number except for the set of four where we only need “set of 4”.

22630A- Set of four M14 receivers, one from each of the makers. 1- Harrington & Richardson serial number 273876 2- Springfield Armory serial number 111426 3- TRW (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) serial number 640214 4- Winchester serial number 38742 Price for the lot of four- $95.00 (View Picture)

22630- Harrington & Richardson 60617- $25.00 (View Picture
22630- Harrington & Richardson 425348- $45.00 (View Picture)
22630- TRW (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) 618850- $29.00 (View Picture)
22630- TRW (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) 638175- $20.00 (View Picture)
22630- Winchester 40677- $35.00 (View Picture)
22630- Winchester 1109738- $35.00 (View Picture)

21439 VIETNAM STYLE RIPSTOP NYLON OD PONCHO- EXCELLENT PLUS - “Poncho, wet weather, OG 207, Type I, Class 1, Size 92 X 66. 8405-00-935-3257, 09 Nov 79 DLA 100-80-C-2316” with instructions that they can be used as a rain garment, ground cloth, tent, etc. Condition is apparently unissued with no snags, tears or damage. Except for slightly later contract date, this is identical to the late Vietnam issue ponchos. $40.00 (View Picture)

21107 M1956 SUSPENDERS MINT-UNISSUED VIETNAM ERA - Suspenders, field pack, combat, M1956 with 1969 contract date. Perfect, getting hard to find in nice shape with Vietnam dates. $18.00 (View Picture)

12290 U.S. M26 PRACTICE HAND GRENADE “LEMON” TYPE - These replaced the Mark II “Pineapple” in 1950, and served into the Vietnam era when they were replaced by the round M67 “Baseball” type. These are new old stock, never had a fuze or spotting charge in them. These have maker markings cast into the body and all seem to have the RFX 55, but the other number (such as the N1 in the photo) may be different and probably indicate the mold number. Have a few of these. INERT- no flammable or explosive material. Price each is $22.00 (View Picture)

20788 NICE .30 BMG AMMO CAN- GREAT TWIN CITIES STENCIL LINKED 4 AP 1 TRACER - Nice clean can from Twin Cities with May 25, 1954 date. 250 Cal. .30 Cartridges, Linked 4 AP M2- 1 TR M25, Functional Lot TW-L- 92421, AP M2 Lot TW- 40338, TR M25 Lot TW- 18357, Date May-25-1954. $29.00 (View Picture)

20575 NICE EARLY 7.62mm AMMO CAN FOR M60 MACHINE GUN - Nice clean can with great stencils in early format for the M60 MG. 200 CARTRIDGE, NATO 7.62mm. LINKED, CARTONS, BANDOLEERS, 1 TR M62 – 4 BALL M80, FUNC LOT LC-L 104116, TR M62 LOT LC 12144, BALL M80 LOT LC 12125, with large link symbol on the cover. $29.00 (View Picture)

14168 VIETNAM ERA 7.62mm AMMO CAN FOR M14 RIFLES in 5 round clips bandoleers. - in 5 round clips bandoleers. Extra nice early .50 cal can with stencil markings showing that it was used for M14 ammo. Some of these are early ones, probably circa 1960-65 as they include NATO designation, but do not yet have the NATO + symbol as part of the stencil marks. Hard to find these. Held seven bandoleers of 60 rounds each. We have several from different makers: Prices as shown. Please specify maker when ordering.
14168A- Federal Cartridge Company- SOLD
14168B- Remington- SOLD
14168C- Winchester- $39.00 (View Picture)
14168D- Lake City- $29.00

21567 RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1”- MINT! - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signal and shipping tube. These were also used in Vietnam with the M14 and the M76 grenade launcher as well, but the 7.62mm Grenade Launching Cartridges, M64 were issued separately. This is a mint unissued signal in the original sealed fiber shipping container. We opened one up so you can see the superb condition. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc). These are fired from a rifle grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude. Then it ejects a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate, providing illumination at night, as well as day or night signaling. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers or Vietnam era gear. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. Price for one mint unissued signal $45.00 (View Picture)

200681567 RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A2”- MINT! - Dated July 1969. These were used for signaling from one ground unit to another or to supporting aircraft, etc. These can be fired from any of the standard grenade launchers, and the grenade launching cartridge ignites a propelling charge in the rear tube of the signal which acts as a rocket to gain a height of about 600 feet. At 5.5 seconds after launching, the parachute star will eject and burn for 20-30 seconds. Colored signals were more for signaling, but they did provide some illumination. Great for display with any rifle grenade launcher. This is a live signal and needs to handled accordingly, but there are no explosive components, just pyrotechnic materials. Price per open tube with signal. $55.00 (View Picture)

17989 20 CARTRIDGES, 7.62mm NATO, BALL M80 - Lot FA-79 with headstamp FA + 63. We have several boxes with condition as shown in the photos. Grade I- full sealed, no tape at $25 per box; Grade 2- full with yellowed cellophane tape on label which may or may not be opened at $20 per box; and Grade 3 with masking tape on label which may or may not be opened at $18 per box. (View Picture)

18915 MOST UNUSUAL USE OF .50 CAL AMMO CAN- FOR MATCH BULLETS (Bullets only, not loaded cartridges) - The photo is pretty much self explanatory. A typical .50 cal ammo can, but used by Lake City in 1985 (per the lot number) to hold:.62mm match bullets. Markings are:
1305-00-573-4714
P/N 8595434
1366 MATCH BULLETS FOR CTG
CAL. .30 M72 OR 7.62mm M118
LOT LC-85F 950-010
Note the use of the honeycomb cardboard filler pieces to reduce the useful volume of the can. With the bullets shown (not sure if there are 1366 there or something less) the can weighed about 39 pounds.  We sold the bullets but have the can for the obsessive collector of really unusual military ammunition stuff.   Can and one sample bullet is what you get, not the rest of the bullets shown. $35.00 (View Picture)

19361 GULF WAR LC-2 BELT- & BIANCHI UM-84 HOLSTER FOR M9 PISTOL - 1991 contract date on the belt, size medium. Holster in the very innovative Bianch designed “Universal Model 84” which is easily reconfigured for right or left hand with or without the flap, and various belt attachment options. It will work with the Beretta M9 pistol and most other large frame semi-autos. Both are used fine, and a nice Gulf War rig. $49.00 (View Picture)

18853 COLD WAR NBC WARFARE MARKING SET - NSN 9905-12- 124-5955, made for NATO use. This consists of a metal framework with web straps to go around the neck and waist for carrying. There is a small built in box with a sliding door which holds 48 marking spikes. The main part of the case holds three dispenser rolls of triangular warning flags, 20 per roll, proclaiming ATOM, BIO or NBC to warn of hazards. IN addition there is another dispenser tube with 13 rolls of yellow engineer tape (think crime scene, but a more durable fabric). On the side of the outfit is a holder with two red crayons for use in your coloring books or something NBC related. January 1983 manufacture date stamped in the metal. Complete, and thankfully never used. Some minor storage soiling but unissued. $29.00 (View Picture)

17353 GULF WAR LC-2 BELT- LARGE - 1987 contract date, about mint unissued. $20.00 (View Picture)

19977 USAF AC-130 GUNSHIP AMMO SET- 105mm, 40mm, 20mm - The awesome AC-130H “Spectre” was originally armed with two 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannons, one Bofors 40 mm cannon, and one 105 mm M102 howitzer, all lined up to fire out the left side of the aircraft while the pilot made a banking turn to the left over the target. These used a sophisticated computer aiming system and reportedly put a round through the windshield of a truck from over a mile away, or hose down an area the size of a football field in a matter of seconds. Interestingly, for a number of years the USAF kept the 40mm Bofors L/60 single barrel guns firing using spare parts obtained from one of the U.S. Navy Battleships in museum status which still had Bofors parts in their storerooms. This set of three cases shows the massive firepower available from these amazing aircraft which first were used in Vietnam and continue in service today, but with slightly updated aircraft and the gun mix has been changed on the newer models. Included are one each of the following: A- 105mm howitzer case M14 which was specially loaded for USAF use as indicated by the stenciled markings on the base “USAF ONLY/ CARTRIDGE M1 (MOD)” with lot number and “HOW M137 DUALGRAN.” The normal 105 mm howitzer rounds are semi-fixed so the projectile is a lose fit in the case so the gun crew can remove one or more powder increment bags t adjust the trajectory. For USAF use, they use a standard charge, never adjusted, and the mouth of the case is crimped so the projectile will not fall out when loaded into the downward pointing gun. This case looks like it was polished then given a spray coat of clear lacquer which needs to be stripped and reapplied. B- The 40mm/L60 Bofors case is a recent loading with a newer style primer than most of the WW2 vintage 40mm rounds which were still being used into the 1990s. The case has been partially polished but needs to be finished up. C- The 20mm guns in the AC-130 were the M61 “Vulcan” guns, made on the Civil War era “Gatling gun” concept, but firing 20 x 102mm ammunition. This is a fired case with an unfired INERT target practice projectile added for display. A great addition to any military collection, especially Vietnam, USAF or Gulf War focused. INERT, no flammable or explosive components. All three items- 105mm, 40mm and 20mm for only $195.00 (View Picture)

20131 U.S. CANTEEN COLLECTION- LOT OF FIVE! - What you see is what you get. A- WW1 canteen and cover. Canteen unmarked but definitely WW1 era with aluminum top which is firmly stuck in place. Cover markings illegible and dirty stained. B- WW2 set of canteen dated 1942 with assorted dents; early war cup dated 1942 with sharp edges and tin/zinc plating which was withdrawn from use and hard to find, in above average condition for this scarce piece of kit. Cover unmarked VG condition. C- Vietnam era M1956 plastic canteen dated 1963, and cotton web cover with illegible markings. Nice early Vietnam era set. D- Gulf War set with 1976 dated plastic canteen, nylon cover with 1988 date, very nice 1944 dated cup (yeah, if 40 year old stuff was serviceable they still issued it) and one of the neat little stoves that slips over the cup for storage, but makes and efficient burner with heat tabs, in about new condition. E- Arctic canteen, cup and cover set, used excellent. Introduced in the 1950s and in service for about 50 years for use in cold climates. EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THE PHOTO for only $99.00 (View Picture)

22650 U.S. ARMY MANUALS- VIETNAM ERA- MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS -
22650A- M113 ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS (Lot of 2)- 1- M113/M113A1 Series Vehicles- Preventive Maintenance- reprinted from PS magazine with your favorite comic babes, 58 pages 5” x 7.5” 2- M113A1 APC Users Guide- ST7-178-FY74, useful stuff for operators and maintainers to know. 87pp 5”x7”, 1974. BOTH FOR $10.00 (View Picture)
22650B- Lot of 3 “TARGETING” MANUALS (Lot of 3) 1- Fire for Effect, How to be your own Forward Observer, TC6-40-4, August 1975 40 pages 5” x 7” on how to bring dignity to a vulgar brawl. 2- A Targeting Team, Military Intelligence and Field artillery, TC30-29, August 1977, 56 pages 5” x 7” 3- Field Artillery and army Security Agency Units--- A Targeting Team, TC6-121-2, March 1976, 24 pages 5” x 7”. ALL THREE FOR $15.00 (View Picture)
22650C- Lot of 2 DEFENSIVE MANUALS 1- Fighting Positions for Infantry Soldiers, TC7-150, April 1975, 72 pages 5” x 7” of info on foxholes, cover, concealment, etc. 2- How to Defend with Mechanized Infantry and Light Infantry Platoons, TC7-3-1, June 1975, 120 pages 5” x 7”. BOTH FOR $10.00 (View Picture)
22650D- .50 CALIBER MACHING GUN M2 HEAVY BARREL (Lot of 2) .50 BMG M2, HB, Flexible, Mount, Tripod, M3, Mount, Anti-Aircraft M63. Both are July 1968 edition. The one with 3 holes is the basic 108 page manual with no changes, with 1968 print date, 4” x 7”. The other is the same 1968 manual but with changes 1, 2 and 3 printed in the back and a 1977 printing date, totally of about 135 pages 4” x 7”. BOTH FOR $20.00 (View Picture)
22650E- Who’s Watching You? Camouflage, Cover, Concealment. August 1974, 44 page 5” x 7” $5.00 (View Picture)

20475 LOT OF 200 ROUNDS 7.62mm (.308) BLANK AMMUNITION - 100 rounds in 20 round boxes, and 100 rounds in M13 links for the M16 machine gun. Great for display with Vietnam era gear, or for reenactors. Nice clean U.S. military issue. $65.00 (View Picture)

10883 U.S. MILITARY TRAINING RIFLE .22 LONG RIFLE WOOD AMMO CRATE - This started life as a crate for linked .50 caliber machine gun ammo, but was later reused by the thrifty Ordnance Department to ship .22 ammo. There is an old railway express shipping label and it looks like this went from the Umatilla Ordnance Depot in Hermiston, OR to a recipient which has been scratched off, probably a ROTC or National Guard unit or a school rifle team. Box was repainted white and stenciled with NSN 13005-322-6389-A086/ 2000 CART. CAL.22/ BALL, LONG RIFLE, LOT WCC-6262, probably circa 1960s. What you see is what you get. No cover but easy to make one and this will be a great item for a display of military .22 training arms. $35.00 (View Picture)

20286 M1 GARAND CLIPS (12 EACH) - 12 US GI M1 Garand clips, used excellent to new condition. Lot of 12- enough to fill two bandoleers or one cartridge belt (with two left over) $18.00 (View Picture) (View Picture)

9323 U.S. MILITARY SHOTGUN CLEANING ROD - Post WW2 era, made from a solid dowel about 36" long with slot for patch in one end and drawing number 6301446 stamped/branded on other end. Have several that vary somewhat in diameter and exact markings. Mint unissued. $12.00 (View Picture)

22241 NICE COLD WAR .30 CALIBER MACHINE GUN AMMO CAN- 4 AP M2 1 TRACER M25 - Nice clear stencils, excellent condition. Markings as shown in the photos. This is probably circa 1955-65 typical of the Cold War era and early Vietnam ammo issue. Great for display with other items in a collection of that period. $22.00 (View Picture)

17186 NICE VIETNAM WAR MACHINE GUN 7.62mm M60 MACHINE GUN AMMO CAN 4 BAL M80 1 TRACER M62 - Nice clear stencils, excellent condition. Markings as shown in the photos. This is very early in the service life of the M60 machine guns, as the stencil does not include the NATO symbols used from the mid-1960s on. We have only seen a couple of these early style stencils, and none in this nice condition. Great for a Vietnam era collection. $25.00 (View Picture)

15791 U.S. FIRST AID POUCH- VIETNAM ERA - used VG. $10.00 (View Picture)

22867 TM9-1005-303-14 WINCHESTER MODEL 1200 TRENCH OR RIOT GUN - Operator, Organizational, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual including Repair Parts and Special Tools List Shotgun, 12 Gage, Winchester Model 1200, Riot Type 20-inch barrel, w/e , July 1968 reprinted with changes 1-3 in 1971. ORIGINAL, not a commercial copy, used fine-excellent. $35.00 (View Picture)

14313 "M16A1 RIFLE FIELD STRIPPING" CHART, GRAPHIC TRAINING AID 9-6-43 - June 1973. About 33" x 42" black print/outlines on plain white paper. Unissued, but may have a small water stain and/or storage wear along edge. Not as durable as later plastic or tyvek items, and survival rate on these is low. Shipped rolled in tube. $8.00 (View Picture)

14450 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with no Bar - What you see is what you get. Pin type fastener. Probably Korean War era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $10.00 (View Picture)

14449 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with Rifle and Machine Rifle bars - What you see is what you get. Pin type fastener. Probably Korean War era. Missing the small silver loops to connect the bars to the badge. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $12.00 (View Picture)

14448 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with no Bar - What you see is what you get. Pin type fastener. Probably Korean War era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $10.00 (View Picture)

14447 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with FIELD ARTY. Bar (Sterling) - What you see is what you get. Pin type fastener. Probably Korean War era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $20.00 (View Picture)

14446 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- MARKSMAN with rifle bar (sterling) - What you see is what you get. Pin type fastener. Probably Korean War era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $12.00 (View Picture)

14444 U.S. Parachute Jump Wings insignia - What you see is what you get. U.S. military parachute jump wings. $35.00 (View Picture)

14443 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with SIX DIFFERENT BARS - What you see is what you get. U.S. military with bars for Rifle, Bayonet, Pistol-D, Auto Rifle, Submachine Gun, Carbine. What you see is what you get. Pin type fastener. Probably Korean War era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $22.00 (View Picture)

14442 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with rifle and grenade bars - What you see is what you get. Clutch type fastener. Probably Vietnam era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $15.00 (View Picture)

14441 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with grenade bar. - What you see is what you get. Clutch type fastener. Probably Vietnam era. $10.00 (View Picture)

14440 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with rifle, grenade and auto rifle bars - What you see is what you get. Clutch type fastener. Probably Vietnam era. A Marksmanship Qualification Badge is a military badge of the United States Armed Forces presented to service members upon successful completion of a weapons qualification. They are issued in three grades: Expert (a Maltese cross with target circles surrounded by a wreath), Sharpshooter (Maltese cross with target circles in the center), and Marksman (Maltese cross with no circles). Marine Corps and Army recruits cannot exit initial training until a qualification of at least Marksman has been obtained. The Marine Corps only issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for the pistol and rifle, while the Army issues Marksmanship Qualification Badges for a variety of weapons, as indicated by a suspended bar beneath the badge. Only three bars are authorized at a time, but the following is a list of current qualifications possible: Qualification bars are authorized for the following weapons (listed with exact inscription): Rifle, Pistol, AA Arty, Auto Rifle, Machinegun, Field Artillery, Tank Weapons, Flamethrower, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher, Grenade, Carbine, Recoilless Rifle, Mortar, Bayonet, Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Missile, and Aero-weapons.. Other types were authorized in the past. $18.00 (View Picture)

19881 LOT OF 2 POST VIETNAM CANTEENS & CUPS - What you see is what you get. All GI items. OD plastic canteens dated 1976 and 1996, and two stainless cups, one with traditional handle that folds underneath, the other with twin handles that fold on the sides. Used excellent. All for $20.00 (View Picture)

7984 U.S. GI COMBAT BOOTS SIZE 10R- (MEDIUM WIDTH) - Used but servicable, and great for a display where you need boots. Well used but typical of a combat unit, not a barracks spit shine inspection pair. Have several pairs, and most seem to be dated 1980, but except for increasingly deep tread pattern of the rubber soles, the basic boot style has not changed since about 1960. Also nice gift for your beloved ex-Mother-in-law. $12.00 (View Picture)

19955 LOT OF FIVE DIFFERENT WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT MANUALS - TM9-1005-249-10 M16 and M16A1 rifle, 1985 TM9-1010-221-10 M203 Grenade Launcher, 1984 TM9-1240-381-10 M19 Binocular, 1977 TM3-4240-279-10 M17 Chemical-Biological mask, 1987 TM3- 4230-211-10 M13 Decontamination kit, 1976 The lot of five manuals, original GI, not reprints, excellent condition all for $12.00 (View Picture)

10884 VIETNAM ERA U.S. NYLON WEB SLING M1 WITH ALUMINUM HARDWARE- SCARCE - Scarce variation of the M1 web sling, but made with nylon webbing, and instead of parkerized steel fittings, all the metal parts are made from aluminum. I have only seen a few of these over the years. The nylon is a little stiff from being rolled up but leave it out in the sun or hit it with a hair dryer and it will adapt to being on a rifle again. G-VG. $29.00 (View Picture)

19955 LOT OF FIVE DIFFERENT WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT MANUALS - TM9-1005-249-10 M16 and M16A1 rifle, 1985 TM9-1010-221-10 M203 Grenade Launcher, 1984 TM9-1240-381-10 M19 Binocular, 1977 TM3-4240-279-10 M17 Chemical-Biological mask, 1987 TM3- 4230-211-10 M13 Decontamination kit, 1976 The lot of five manuals, original GI, not reprints, excellent condition all for $12.00 (View Picture)

19718 HELMET, GROUND TROOPS, STEEL, M1- “STEEL POT” -MISCELLANEOUS PARTS - These are for the U.S. helmet used by troops from early in WW2 until the mid 1980s when the Kevlar helmet replaced it. I am blowing out ALL my helmet related stuff and when this is gone, I have no more! Fix your helmets, or sell this on ebay or at gun shows. Buy just one of the lots below,
SUPER SPECIAL- take all the items under 19718, 19717, 19716 for the bargain price of $199.00, a $31 savings over the already reduced big lot prices and $130 less than the individual lot prices..

CHIN STRAPS
19718B- Strap, Chin- late type with the double webbing “cup” for the chin. These are two separate pieces that attach to the wire loops on the steel pot, and connect with a round button type snap. Lot of 68 long sections and 62 short sections. Most are used and condition ranges from excellent to good with a few only fair. The lot for only $125.00 (View Picture)

19718C- Strap, Chin- Vietnam era with the earlier type snap, and just a single width web strap. Used G-VG. What you see is what you get- Nine short straps; eleven long straps, 13 of the fork type catches, and 17 of the flat plate catches plus some assorted parts. The entire lot for only $95.00 (View Picture)
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13541 CAMOUFLAGE STRIP MATERIAL FOR GHILLIE SUITS, NETS, VEHICLES, ETC - Genuine U.S. Military surplus, this comes on a roll and is a bit over 2 inches wide, and my guess is that the roll is probably about 50 yards, but strictly a guess. The roll is 10 inches diameter if that helps. Color is what I would describe as Vietnam era jungle green, sort of a yellowish green, not dark OD. Pretty sure it is Mildew Resistant Treated, as it has that nasty smell and the burlap material feels sort of waxy. This would be great for a Vietnam collector, or even WW2, or reenactors, or hunters or even paint ball types. I have four rolls I got to wrap around some shrubbery that we ended up cutting down. Price is $40 for the lot or four rolls, or buy one for $15.00 (View Picture)

21824 M1 CARBINE- KOREAN WAR WEB SLING AND OILER - OD green sling with “D” tips and MRT (Mildew Resistant Treatment) NOV 51 markings. Steel oiler has IU markings and more of a blue finish than parkerize and shows some wear from a sling rubbing on it. Sling is fine to excellent. Genuine U.S. military issue. Excellent choice to go on a Carbine that had post WW2 updates for use in Korea. $75.00 (View Picture)

20439 .30 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN AMMO CAN WITH NICE STENCILS - Korean through Vietnam War vintage stenciled for 250 rounds .30 Caliber Ball M2, Linked, lot TW L-19930. Overall fine condition. Hard to find with nice and interesting markings like this. $20.00 (View Picture)

14222 10 LINK, BELT, METALLIC, CAL .50 M9 for .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun - Full mint box of 10 links for the Browning .50 caliber machine guns. These were used with the .50 BMGs mounted in aircraft, vehicles and on tripod mounts by the infantry. New old stock, fresh from a sealed crate. SPECIAL- 10 boxes total 100 links for $40.00, or a single box of 10 links for only $5.00 (View Picture)

22647 U.S. M1916 PISTOL BELT CIRCA 1950s-60s - Used, VG- fine except for initials HL marked on the outside of the belt. Maker mark looks like maybe 1952 in good light, with a strong imagination. $25.00 (View Picture)

20441 U.S. Military First Aid Kit- (for vehicles ?) circa late 1980s - Heavy duty nylon(?) type storage box with hinged latches on the front, one of which has broken off. Filled with first aid supplies shown in the photo. Looks like 1984-1988 vintage with a very comprehensive pile of contents, which we did not pull out (afraid we would never get it all back in the right way!). Nice to go with Gulf War I collection. I think these were used in vehicles, but maybe for general purpose use. $25.00 (View Picture)

20440 U.S. Military First Aid Kit- (for vehicles ?) circa 1980s - Heavy duty nylon(?) type storage box with hinged latches on the front, filled with first aid supplies shown in the photo. Looks like early 1980s vintage. Nice to go with Gulf War I collection. I think these were used in vehicles, but maybe for general purpose use. $15.00 (View Picture)

23330 .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN “MA DEUCE” DUMMY CARTRIDGE - Mint unissued with LC 87 headstamp indicating manufacture at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in 1987. These are totally inert with holes in the case and an empty primer pocket with no flash hole for visual identification. The .50 BMG was adopted in 1921 by the U.S. military and since then has been used continuously as the heavy machine gun in aircraft, on naval vessels, in armored vehicles and on tripods for ground use. Also known as the 12.7 x 99mm cartridges in the many other countries where John M. Browning’s invention is also used. Price for one unissued cartridge $5.00 (View Picture)

22471 LIFE MAGAZINE MARCH 30, 1953 - LIFE MAGAZINE- KOREAN WAR ISSUE- Besides their superb photographs, these provide keen insight into the state of American dedication to this conflict, compared to the all out devotion to winning shown during WW2. This copy of Life magazine shows a mix of articles on serious and frivolous topics, and celebrity life. Included are a lengthy color photo section on photos taken by a Marine in Korea, also an article on what an atomic blast does to a house, a piece on Albert Einstein’s 74th birthday and lots of really interesting advertisements. Interesting backgroud for students or collectors of Korean War items. $18.00 (View Picture)

21033 Old three piece pup tent pole- 1952 dated - What you see is what you get. Three used, but about excellent tent pole sections. Ink stamped with maker info and semi legible 1952 date. This is enough for one soldier’s share of a pup tent, but you would need two sets to make the two poles needed to set up a tent. That is why you need a buddy to share a pup tent, so you don’t lug the whole thing around by yourself. $18.00 (View Picture)

20646 WOMEN'S OG 507 UTILITIES- USAF STYLE - 50 poly 50 cotton dura press OG507. Size 12L and 16L31. About new unused, with USAF and name tapes, but look like they were never worn. $45.00 (View Picture)

17163 Camouflage cover for M1 Helmet (steel pot)- Woodland pattern - Camouflage cover for the old M1 “steel pot” helmets in the woodland pattern, printed on one side only. 1980s contract dates. Used, G-VG, but showing wear around the edge where the rim of the helmet would cause wear or punctures when thoughtless GI’s carelessly tossed their taxpayer provided equipment around instead of reverently placing it gently in position as collectors would like. Have several, so may vary slightly from the photo. Price for once cover is $7.00 (View Picture)

7193 U.S. M136 AT-4 ROCKET LAUNCHER (DUMMY TRAINING AID) - This is identical to the service version in appearance and even the weight, but is totally inert. This is one that was made (or officially modified) from a used combat type launcher to be a dummy for use as a training aid, probably for tactical field exercises where everyone carries their gear and maneuvers, but no live firing is required. There is a cylindrical steel plug in the bore at the balance point, secured by three pins (which would be easy to drill out) which simulates the weigh of the 84mm rocket in the combat version. This is a used example that shows some assorted scrapes and scuffs, but would look a lot better with a good scrubbing and a coat of paste wax. The AT4 recoilless antitank weapon was a joint development in the 1980s by the Swedish SAAB Bofors Dynamics AB (Sweden) and ATK Inc (USA). The AT4 has been adopted by US armed forces as M136 LAW (Light Antitank Weapon), generally replacing earlier M72 LAW, and the AT4 name is (coincidentally?) the phonetic equivalent of the 84mm bore diameter. The AT4 is a disposable, single shot, recoilless weapon, available in several versions, which differ mostly in the type of warhead. The original 84mm HEAT warhead for AT4 had been "borrowed' from Carl Gustaf M2 recoilless rifle, but, unlike the Carl Gustaf, there's no separate round of ammunition to load into barrel - instead, the entire weapon resembles a round of ammunition, along with firing and safety mechanism, polymer smoothbore barrel / container, and open sights. Some can be fitted with a quick-detachable night vision sight mount. The AT4 is a typical recoilless weapon, which uses a charge of propellant (gun powder), located inside the open barrel. Both front and rear ends of the barrel are closed with covers, which are destroyed when gun is fired. When weapon is fired, the gas pressure pushes the projectile (fin-stabilized warhead) out of the barrel, while the backblast from the rear part of the open barrel counters any recoil. To allow the soldiers to fire such weapons from confined spaces, the AT4-CS (Confined Spaces) version features a counter-mass (some amount of liquid) in the rear part of the barrel, which is pushed back and partly evaporated upon firing, compensating for the recoil, and effectively reducing the backblast. The standard sights are mounted on folding bases and are factory preset for 200 meters range, with single diopter rear and front post with two additional lead posts for firing at moving targets. For transportation, sights are folded and protected by sliding covers. The firing controls are mounted at the top of the barrel, with manual cocking lever, manual safety switch and a button-type trigger. The projectile itself has a warhead and a tail unit, with front-folding fins and a tracer unit. Standard warhead is HEAT type shaped charge high explosive filling. This is a nice representative example of the AT4 launcher, totally INERT and no longer any type of firearm (except maybe in crazy places like Kalifornia). For someone starting now to collect Iraq war items this is an excellent addition to a collection. Launcher tube only, no warhead or rocket. Totally INERT, no explosive or flammable components. $395.00 (View Picture)

23121 VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - Used fine to excellent, have several, some dated 1965, others not dated. Price for one mess kit is $10.00 (View Picture)

23116 M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER- VIETNAM ERA- 4 BALL 1 TRACER - The M60 machine gun was fed from a belt of 100 rounds carried in a bandoleer, essentially a cloth bag with a shoulder strap. The bag had a cardboard box to help keep the ammo feeding properly. These were issued two bandoleers to a “.30 caliber ammo can.” When the ammo was needed the gunner simply ripped the corner off the box, and grabbed the free end of the belt and fed it into the gun. This set is a mint unissued box, with the top never torn off or anything; and a gently used bandoleer. The bandoleer is Vietnam era dated 1970 and has the markings shown in the photo detail shot. This one was for 80 rounds of Ball M80 linked 4 to 1 with Tracer M62. Bandoleer only, no cardboard insert. $12.00 (View Picture)

23093 VIETNAM ERA 36 GALLON WATER PURIFICATION “LISTER BAG” (used) - John Lyster had a career as a surgeon in the United States Army medical corps. Interested in the field of public health, he began experiments in water purification with the use of sodium hypochlorite. In 1917 he introduced a rubber-lined heavy canvas bag with a tight-fitting cover. A dose of chlorine solution added to the water effected purification within 30 minutes. The Lister bag quickly became a standard piece of army equipment and was used extensively in both world wars. Sometimes spelled “Lister” instead of Lyster Bag, the correct modern nomenclature is "Bag, Water, Sterilizing" with NSN 4610-00-268-9890. The 36 gallon capacity Lyster Bag is approximately 36 inches tall by 22 inches in diameter. The bag includes a rope for hanging, and a lid/cover, and has six push type water faucets around the base. In use, it was hung from an improvised tripod of tent poles or from a tree or vehicle. This July 1965 dated Lister Bag is in used VG-Fine condition, complete with the cover and ropes already installed, It is somewhat light colored on the inside of the bottom from the effects of the bleach used in the purification, but looks great on the outside. $49.00 (View Picture)

23069 U.S. SUSPENDERS BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT LC-2 - Commonly called an invasion case as its primary purpose was for protecting weapons in amphibious landings. Drawing number was 74-C-310-41. A flexible dark green vinyl case about 10” x 56” that will slip over the rifle or carbine and then can be secured by folding the end over and securing it with tape or even a rubber band. This one is 1944 dated. (See Billy Pyle’s excellent “Ordnance Tools, Accessories & Appendages of the M1 Rifle” page 70.) Mint unissued, nice and flexible, not petrified. $12.00 (View Picture)

23053 LC1 SUSPENDERS - Green nylon with padding, adopted about 1974 to replace the earlier LC-1 and M1956 and M1967 web suspenders, but all this stuff was pretty much compatible and various min and match combinations were common . The LC-2 offered a bit more adjustment length than the LC-1. Used fine to excellent. $10.00 (View Picture)

23046 U.S. LC-1 PACK FRAME - Mint unissued, this is the late (post 1977) style with the anodized green finish, US marked. Part of the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system used from about 1970 until just recently when the services began switching to the MOLLE system. The frames were issued separately from the straps, but we found three straps in the same box of junque this was in, and think they may be related, to those get thrown in for free and you can figure out what (if anything) they fit. Two look like they may be waist straps and one has a clamping latch gizmo and some sort of hook plate like for securing cargo. Everything you see for only $22.00 (View Picture)

23044 U.S. ALICE (?) CANTEEN AND NYLON COVER - Mint unissued. Plastic canteen is dated 1996. Markings and date on the cover are so light as to be illegible. I think this is a part of the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system used from about 1970 until just recently when the services began switching to the MOLLE system. $22.00 (View Picture)

23043 LC-2 WAIST BELT- MEDIUM SIZE- USED FASTEX - Later type with the “E” shaped Fastex buckle instead of the early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, gently used but there is some corrosion and wear on some of the hardward. $15.00 (View Picture)

23039 LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE- MINT FASTEX - Later type with the “E” shaped Fastex buckle instead of the early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, mint unissued. $20.00 (View Picture)

23037 LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE- USED - Early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, has been used, but still in excellent condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

23036 -LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE - Early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, appears to be mint unissued, but Bubba or someone got a lit cigarette too close to the belt and melted a small area as shown in the photo. It still works fine, and is plenty strong, just looks a little ugly at the one spot. $20.00 (View Picture)

22889 BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT, NYLON, LC-2 (LARGE SIZE) - What you see is what you get. Used fine, but the label is worn/damaged so it cannot be read. Definitely large size. Quick release buckles will probably darken up with a little Armor All rubbed on them. Hard to find the large size. $37.00 (View Picture)

22877 U.S. PISTOL BELT- KOREAN-VIETNAM ERA - Used excellent, but markings are illegible. $30.00 (View Picture)

22818 Vietnam era M1956 magazine pouch for .45 auto - What you see is what you get, not much we can add other than it is about mint condition but the markings are illegible. $18.00 (View Picture)

22654 RARE EARLY M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER DATED 1961 - This is the predecessor of the common M60 bandoleer. Note that instead of being open on the top with a web reinforcement around it, this is all lightweight cotton clot construction, with a cover flap with a securing snap. Also, the cardboard box has a solid top, not the later style where a small part of the top can be ripped off to protect the contents, and keep ammo from spilling out. A neat find for the collector or historian interested in early M60 machine gun stuff. Only one we have ever seen. $35.00 (View Picture)

20636 WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN UTILTY SHIRT & PANTS- LARGE REGULAR - Size Large Regular for 35-39 inch waist, 29.5-32.5 inch inseam and 41-45 inch chest for person 67-71 inches tall. These are U.S. GI items, gently used, not faded or worn. Shirt and pants both for $25.00 (View Picture)

20632 USAF DURABLE PRESS UTILITY UNIFORM SET OD - OG-507 shade with name and US AIR FORCE tapes in place. Shirt is size 16 ½ x 34 and pants are 36 x 33. Looks like 1984 contract date. Previously owned but in excellent condition, almost unworn. $35.00 (View Picture)

19418 COVER, WATER CANTEEN LC-2 AND CANTEEN - Scarce LC 2 nylon canteen cover with standard green plastic canteen dated 1990. About mint unissued. $29.00

22272 LATE ISSUE KEVLAR HELMET WITH WOODLAND CAMOUGFLAGE COVER - The Personnel Armor System Ground Troops Helmet, most commonly known as the "Kevlar", but also referred to as the "K-pot" (an update of the colloquial term "steel pot" for the M1 steel combat helmet in use from WWII until the 1980s) and less commonly the "Fritz" helmet for its resemblance to the World War II German army helmet, is a standard infantry combat wear in the U.S. Military. The shell is made from 29 layers of Kevlar, a ballistic aramid fabric treated with a phenolic resin system and provides Threat Level IIIA protection against shrapnel and ballistic threats. Used excellent with the woodland camouflage cover. Not sure about size, but I think it is medium. $65.00 (Sorry, photos got messed up, but everyone knows what these are!)

22269 M1 CARBINE SLING- UNISSUED BUT BUCKLE NEEDS CLEANING - Unissued but during 50 years of storage the metal buckle for adjusting the length of the sling has corroded some. This is white colored corrosion and should clean off with a wire brush, and then a quick coat of black spray paint and it is good as new. These were made in 1962, while the M1 and M2 carbines were still standard issue arms, the M14 not yet having replaced them. End tab is stamped MRT 9-62 indicating mildew treatment date, which probably helped start the corrosion process. Will be near mint unissued when the buckle problem is take care of. $40.00 (View Picture)

22174 U.S. ALICE LENSATIC COMPASS POUCH - Used, excellent, probably circa 1967-1980. Made of nylon. $7.00 (View Picture)

22071 1966- DATED VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - What you see is what you get. Standard WW2 design stainless steel mess kit, but made in the 1960s. Used with usual dings and dents, but fully serviceable or suitable for a Vietnam era display. This one was made in 1966 $12.00 (View Picture)

22070 1966 DATED VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - What you see is what you get. Standard WW2 design stainless steel mess kit, but made in the 1960s. Used with usual dings and dents, but fully serviceable or suitable for a Vietnam era display. This one was made in 1966 $12.00 (View Picture)

22069 1965 DATED VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - What you see is what you get. Standard WW2 design stainless steel mess kit, but made in the 1960s. Used with usual dings and dents, but fully serviceable or suitable for a Vietnam era display. This one was made in 1965 $12.00 (View Picture)

21664 ALICE-2 NYLON WEB PISTOL BELT- LARGE SIZE - What you see is what you get. Used G-VG in desirable large size. Nylon vertical weave. Looks like someone used this for paintball or something and it has some red staining, but it may clean up with a good scrubbing. $25.00 (View Picture)

21426 FLARE PISTOL SIGNAL FLARE CARRYING CASE TYPE A-6 DRAWING NUMBER 42 G 119967 - Mint unissued, zippered OD canvas case with internal loops to hold 12 assorted flares. Various color flares would be used for signaling in flight or on return to base. These were used with the 37mm AN/M8 flare pistols, and the male stud for lift the dot fasteners would snap into flaps located in the aircraft, probably next to the firing port. Markings are as shown in the photo $12.00 (View Picture)

20942 U.S. Military Issue M12 Nylon Holster for the M9 Beretta Pistol - After four years of private development by Bianchi, this was adopted in 1984 for use with the 9mm M9 Beretta pistol. It is an innovative design made with various molded parts and ballistic nylon fabric. It is easily converted from right hand to left hand configuration. There is even a built in holder for a cleaning rod (which is included). Mint unissued. This is a GI contract example made by Cathey Enterprises, one of the chronic low bidders on government holster contracts. Bianchi designed it, but after official adoption the design becomes a mil-spec item and anyone can copy it and make it, screwing the inventors, but that’s life in the DOD contract world. One holster as shown in the photo for $45.00 (View Picture)

20658 U.S. First Aid Pouch- Korea-Vietnam era - OD web as shown in the photos. Used G-VG. $10.00 (View Picture)

20637 Vietnam era “Coat, Hot weather, OG 107, Class 1, cotton rip-stop poplin” SIZE LARGE-REGULAR - Looks like a 1970 contract date, DCA 100-70-G-5432, used excellent plus. This is from an estate and some uniforms are original and some are replicas, and we are not completely sure which are which, but all are nice original GI quality. We think this is an original. $95.00 (View Picture)

20631 Belt, Individual Equipment, Nylon, LC-2 - 1978 contract date, size medium (30 inch waist or less). Excellent plus condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

20630 Vietnam era “Coat, Hot weather, OG 107, Class 1, cotton rip-stop poplin” SIZE LARGE-REGULAR - Looks like a 1970 contract date, DCA 100-70-G-5432, used fine to excellent with slight fading from washing and one small puncture in the fabric about midway between the shoulders- not a big deal but we like to point out any known defects. This is from an estate and some uniforms are original and some are replicas, and we are not completely sure which are which, but all are nice original GI quality. We think this is an original. $75.00 (View Picture)

20629 Vietnam era “Coat, Hot weather, OG 107, Class 1, cotton rip-stop poplin” & Matching Pants- SIZE LARGE-REGULAR - Looks like a 1970 contract date, DCA 100-70-G-5432 on the jacket, not sure of the contract date on the pants. These are from an estate which had some ioriginal uniforms and some nice quality replicas, and we are not completely sure which are which, but all are nice original GI quality. We think these are original. Condition is about mint unissued. Bothe jacket and pants are size Large – regular, not the usual stuff that only fits skinny 18-20 year old soldiers. $145.00 (View Picture)

20499 M14 STRIPPER CLIPS AND CLIP GUIDE - Enough to repack one bandoleer. Lost of 12 five round stripper clips plus one stripper clip guide that slips over the rear of the magazine so you can fill it using four stripper clips. Genuine U.S. GI items. Used excellent condition $10.00 (View Picture)

20472 M1 CARBINE BELT POUCH FOR TWO 15 ROUND MAGAZINES- LOT OF TWO - Officially the “Pocket, Ammunition, Magazine (Cal 30 M1 Carbine or Rifle) FSN 849-281-6922. These were made from 1944 to 1956 in various shades of khaki and OD, and could be worn with the pistol belt, or even other types of belts (overcoats, trouser belts, etc) when full combat gear was not worn. These were strictly for use on a belt, and cannot be used as a “stock pouch.” However, it is easy to slip the sling through the belt loops and have one of these conveniently attached to the carbine that way. The use of the earlier Type 1 pouch as a “stock pouch” was probably a coincidence, not a designed usage. These are late WW2 to Korean War vintage, used and in G-VG condition. Markings are mostly illegible, but no holes or anything bad like that. Some have unit numbers marked on them. Not minty new examples, but good serviceable pouches. Have several of these and photo shows typical examples. Price for lot of TWO pouches- $15.00 (View Picture)

20373 U.S. G.I Duffle Bag or Sea Bag - Used, excellent to new condition. This is late issue made of a sturdy nylon type material with heavily padded dual shoulder straps for ease in carrying. Great for stowing camping gear for trips, or college kid to haul laundry home, or all those soccer balls, basket balls or footballs instead of throwing stuff in the car loose. $12.00 (View Picture)

19451 1950S TO VIETNAM ERA U.S. HELMET, M1 WITH LINER AND CAMOUFLAGE COVER - Liner is fine to excellent, except for a crack about 5/8” long at the bottom rear and a bruised spot about 1.5” across the edge of the front brim, as shown in the photos. This has a period coat of OD pains with two decals as shown, but unit ID is unknown. Liners was made by CAPAC, and is the WW2 style with the shoelace at the top for adjustment, not the later crossed strap types. Steel pot is about mint unissued. Cover is the woodland camouflage pattern, printed on one side only (reverse is pale green, not a “brown side”). Cover is excellent except for one spot about ¾” long at the edge where Bubba dropped it, cutting through the fabric at that point. Chinstrap is the plain strap with the hook connector, or the snap type with web chin cup. Helmets are getting much harder to find, and liners nearly impossible, especially in decent condition. Price for this helmet assembly (steel pot, liner with suspension and leather chin strap, and woodland camouflage cover)- $95.00 (View Picture)

19390 M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER AND INSERT- VIETNAM ERA- BALL - The M60 machine gun was fed from a belt of 100 rounds carried in a bandoleer, essentially a cloth bag with a shoulder strap. The bag had a cardboard box to help keep the ammo feeding properly. These were issued two bandoleers to a “.30 caliber ammo can.” When the ammo was needed the gunner simply ripped the corner off the box, and grabbed the free end of the belt and fed it into the gun. This set is a mint unissued box, with the top never torn off or anything; and a gently used bandoleer. The bandoleer is Vietnam era dated 1968-1972 and has the markings shown in the photo detail shot. This one was for 100 round of Ball M80. $15.00 (View Picture)

19359 U.S. MODEL 1950 “GRISWOLD BAG” FOR PARATROOP RIFLES- 1951 DATED - Officially the “Case, Individual Weapon, Parachutist, 1950” this is still an issue item for use by parachutists as a protective container for individual weapons. It is made from olive drab cotton duck and could be attached to a ring on the left side of the parachutist's harness via a quick release snap hook. The case was also supplied with a lowering line. Like most, this has had the lowering line cut off, but unlike most it retains the attaching ring. I have seen dozens of these with relatively recent dates, but this is the only Korean War vintage example I have ever found. Zipper is in good working order. Probably used once, but in excellent plus condition, as nice as any I have seen from any period. Scarce Airborne item. $135.00 (View Picture)

19123 U.S. WEB SLING, M1- VIETNAM ERA MADE OF NYLON FOR M14 AND M16 - Just like the familiar WW2 and Korean war vintage “Sling, Gun, Web, M1” but made with a nylon material. The aluminum(?) fittings have been painted OD, and draftee PVT Bubba was not an artist and it is a sloppy job. These were used with the M1, M14 and M16 rifles in service during Vietnam and after. Used G-VG. $12.00 (View Picture)

17519 U.S. MARINE CORPS M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT FOR M1 GARAND OR M1903 RIFLES - Clear USMC marks on the back and illegible maker marks that seem to be 1950s vintage. Overall fine to excellent condition. This is the type made with the inner strap in each pocket to secure one five round stripper clip for the M1903 in place after the pocket is opened to remove the other clip. Good representative USMC Korean war style belt as used up until the M14 arrived in service. Needs a good cleaning. $150.00 (View Picture)

17757 U.S. MODEL 1907 LEATHER SLING - Circa 1980s, nice and supple, this is one that you can actually use, not just hang on the wall. Typical 1980s quality construction (good, but not quite as nice as the WW2 and earlier period). MRT 12-86 marked. Former owner also used magic marker to add “M1A FIBER STOCK”. Overall used excellent except for ugly marking. $75.00 (View Picture)

17582 USAF "TRAINING AID KITS, MARKSMANSHIP, SMALL ARMS WEAPONS (FOUR BOXES) - From the manual- “General Description: This training kit consists of a pistol rest stand, pistol target, front and rear sights, pistol slingshot device, pistol aiming disc, sighting and aiming bar, heel and jerk plates, and magnetic spotters. The pistol rest stand, pistol slingshot device and the sighting and aiming bar are constructed of wood, the remaining items are metal. The height of the pistol rest stand is adjustable. Use: This device is designed to aid in USAF training programs for marksmanship with small arms weapons. Specifically, it is for use in training personnel in the essentials of operation, nomenclature, correct sighting and safety procedures for small arms weapons.” Also included in the package are 25 GTA9-617 which I think is the “disassembly mat” for the M1911, but may be something else. (All rolled up in the box and not sure we could get them all put back in the box if we opened them up.) All this stuff is in four boxes as shown in the photos, and apparently never used, although the ends of the boxes have been opened to peek inside, and it looks like everything is there with one exception. The “adjustable pistol rest” is missing from this kit, which is sort of like a wimple wooded coat rack with a single post with a sliding piece on one side, atop a “X” type base An interesting accessory related to military marksmanship, especially the USAF, for which relatively little is known about their small arms programs compared to the other services. $125.00 (View Picture)

17551 Vietnam era U.S. Army OD cotton sateen shirt. (size 15 1/2 x 33) - Used fine to excellent with both the US ARMY tape and name (PORTER) still in place. Contract date is 1969. This was the typical combat uniform during Vietnam, and great for a display on a torso mannequin where you can load him up with typical field gear for going on a patrol in the boonies. $20.00 (View Picture)

11471 Vietnam era "helmet liner, troop, ground" - Have several overall fine to unissued condition but may have flaking paint, or some locally applied camouflage paint. Web suspension liner is included, but not installed, but just snaps in. These fit all the M1 "steel post" from WW2 through Vietnam, but this has the type of suspension used from about 1958 on. $40.00 (View Picture)

17244 SLING FOR M67 RECOILLESS RIFLE - Officially “Carrying Strap assembly 1440-00-478-0334” made of heavy duty nylon webbing with a pad that snaps in place and two heavy duty open hooks. Mint unissued. 1976 dated label, but this is type used in Vietnam. $15.00 (View Picture)

17182 M60 BELTED AMMUNITION BANDOLEER - Dated 1973 or newer. Stenciled to indicate 100 rounds of either ball or mix of four ball and 1 tracer. This is a cotton bandoleer consisting of a pouch type bag with a shoulder strap. The bag would hold a cardboard box with the ammo in it. Boxes not available, but you can make up something for display. These could be worn over the shoulder for use with the M60 machine gun on the move if desired. We have seen lots of these for blank ammo, but those for combat ball or ball/tracer loadings are hard to find. Nice for a Vietnam display, even if the date is a bit newer, but tough to see. $10.00 (View Picture)

17157 M16 BANDOLEER REPACK SETS - Consisting of one U.S. GI bandoleer with 7 cardboard inserts, 14 stripper clips, 1 charger guide. Markings and lot numbers may vary from photos. Some can be dated from markings on the back. Most are 1973 and newer. (Post Vietnam dates, but same style as used in Vietnam.) Great for repacking all that loose 5.56mm ammo so that it can be swiftly loaded into magazines when needed. $7.00 (View Picture)

9647 CASE, CARRYING M86 - Mint unissued in the original Frankford Ordnance Depot wrapping, which has been neatly cut open. 9-53 date, part number 7655870. Very similar to the M65 case used to carry M1903A4 sniper rifle scopes, or the later type used with the M1D, but this has web loop on the back instead of M1910 belt hook. Rare sniper accessory? Probably more likely intended for carrying artillery slide rules, but I do not know for sure. $12.00 (View Picture)

16922 EARLY M16 “SILENT SLING” - Issued early in Vietnam to eliminate the jingle and clatter from the web M1 slings with their buckles and clips. This is a very simple strip of black nylon webbing, with a diagonal cut end (heat sealed to prevent fraying) and two simple frame buckles for adjusting length. Cheap, simple and light weight. These were also used on the US Navy Dummy Drill Rifles Mark 5. First one of these I have seen in years. $15.00 (View Picture)

16579 VIETNAM ERA M1916 HIP HOLSTER FOR M1911 .45 AUTO - These are the late ones made by Cathey Enterprises to noticeably lower quality standards than those procured from traditional leather companies. This was caused by Congressional mandates that the military buy stuff from companies that were “small, disadvantaged or women or minority owned” even if at higher cost than from big, experienced contract sources. Of course, any complaints about quality were dismissed as “racist” or greedy defense policies, so we got what Congress wanted. This holster is mint unissued with the original leg strap. US embossed on the flap and the maker and part number are stamped on the back. $35.00 (View Picture)

16285 U.S. MESS KIT- VIETNAM ERA - The standard folding stainless steel mess kit used since WW2. This one was made in 1966 by Regal (same folks who made some of the pots and pans in your kitchen). Used VG condition but needs to be scrubbed to pass inspection. $15.00 (View Picture)

16117 VIETNAM ERA USAF FLIGHT SUIT (LT COL) - “Coverall, flying, Man’s, very light, K-2B, 8415-265-7376, Small-Long, and contract info including 8 January 1968 date. Used excellent, with the silver oak leaf insignia of a Lt. Col permanently attached on the shoulders under plastic covers (to prevent snagging?). Small red laundry tag sewn in the collar. Name Hosmer inked on the label. No rips or tears or holes, and all zippers work. Location of name tape and unit insignia are visible where they were removed. This is the suit worn by most aviators in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war. Survival rate on these is surprisingly small as they made great coveralls for working on cars, painting, etc after their owners returned home. $45.00 (View Picture)

15913 USMC UNIFORM HAT- VIETNAM ERA - Standard frame type "cover" worn with the green dress uniform. Has wool cover and E/G/A device. Well used frame as the stitching for the sweat band is coming lose and the plastic liner in the top is torn. Chinstrap is a bit boogerd but you have to look very closely. Displays nicely. $12.00 (View Picture)

15827 LC-1 PISTOL BELT- SIZE LARGE AND M16 AMMO POUCH - Belt is almost like new condition. Good label "belt, individual equipment, nylon, LC-1, size LARGE (waist 30 inches or over) with 1976 contract info. Looks like it should adjust out to at least a 42 inch waist. We have lots of people looking for large size belts, and this is the first we have found in several years. The nylong ammo pouch is as shown in the photos with illegible markings, but I believe about the same vintage. Both items for $40.00 (View Picture)

15407 U.S. SUSPENDERS BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT LC-2 - Green nylon with padding, adopted about 1974 to replace the earlier LC-1 and M1956 and M1967 web suspenders, but all this stuff was pretty much compatible and various min and match combinations were common . Used, a bit dirty so after a good washing say about fine to excellent condition. $18.00 (View Picture)

13479 WW2- KOREAN WAR ERA PISTOL BELT - Dark green web with no visible date. Used fine. Large X on inside over old name or something, but looks great on outside. $35.00 (View Picture)

10516 BLACK HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTO - Handmade, decent quality, certainly 1950s-60s vintage style, and not my taste. Belt loop was cut down to make it ride higher. Used G-VG. If you are not good at fast draw, this one may be a good choice as the bad guy may be snickering when he looks at your holster, allowing you additional time to plug him before he recovers. $15.00 (View Picture)

12660 - U.S. Helmet, combat vehicle crewman, with ballistic shell DH132A - Size Large, made by Gentex with October 1985 manufacture date.  Comes with the liner, padded earpieces, and the headphones, microphone and wire with plug. Used VG condition.  $149.00 (View Picture)

12284 M16 STRIPPER CLIPS (LOT OF 56) - 56 ten round stripper clips for 5.56mm ammo for the M16. Enough for four bandoleers of 140 rounds each. $8.00 (View Picture)

U.S. ARMY DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA - Small enameled insignia, made in thousands of different designs to identify soldiers as members of a specific unit. These were worn on the lapels and on the left front of the garrison cap. Officers wore them on the shoulder loops of the uniform. After 1942 the officers rank insignia replaced them on the garrison cap. All have "clutch fasteners" on the back, except for one or two with the "pin back" attachment. A few show some abrasions on the face, but most are in excellent condition. Circa WW2 to recent years. Sold in lots of three as shown in the photo of each lot. $12.00 (Buy 4 or more lots at $10.00 per lot)


11887 LOT X $12.00 (View Picture)

11886 LOT V $12.00 (View Picture)

11884 LOT U $12.00 (View Picture)

11883 LOT T $12.00 (View Picture)

11882 LOT S $12.00 (View Picture)

11881 LOT R $12.00 (View Picture)

11880 LOT Q $12.00 (View Picture)

11879 LOT P $12.00 (View Picture)

11878 LOT O $12.00 (View Picture)

11877 LOT N $12.00 (View Picture)

11875 LOT L $12.00 (View Picture)

11873 LOT J . $12.00 (View Picture)

11871 LOT H $12.00 (View Picture)

11870 LOT G . $12.00 (View Picture)

11869 LOT F $12.00 (View Picture)

11868 LOT E $12.00 (View Picture)

11866 LOT C $12.00 (View Picture)

11864 LOT A $12.00 (View Picture)

11438 U.S. ARMY WOODLAND PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS - Circa late 1970s through desert storm era. One pair pants size large regular and shirt size large long. No insignia or name tapes. Used fine (except one small tear/hole in seat of pants (about 1/2" needs to be mended.) $12.00 (View Picture)

11327 U.S. M1942 MEAT CAN (MESS KIT) 1967 dated by Regal - UsedVG- excellent, stainless steel construction. May have some dents and dings (undoubtedly from being beaten with mess gear or on tables to signal adoration of "Cookie's" latest culinary feats.) (photo shows typical example not this specific mess kit) $15.00 (View Picture)

11471 Vietnam era "helmet liner, troop, ground" - Have several overall fine to unissued condition but may have flaking paint, or some locally applied camouflage paint. Web suspension liner is included, but not installed, but just snaps in. These fit all the M1 "steel post" from WW2 through Vietnam, but this has the type of suspension used from about 1958 on. $22.00 (View Picture)

11440 U.S. ARMY RAIN PARKA CIRCA 1960S-1980S - Rubber coated OD material (that smells awful, like the old OD ponchos). Zips all the away up the front with velcro tab at the top, and hood to cover the head. Looks to be about large size, Used about excellent. Given the rainy jungles in Vietnam this was probably handy to keep the rain out, but undoubtedly miserable to wear as it would also allow copious sweating inside so you ended up wet no matter what. $25.00 (View Picture)

11438 U.S. ARMY WOODLAND PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS - Circa late 1970s through desert storm era. One pair pants size large regular and shirt size large long. No insignia or name tapes. Used fine (except one small tear/hole in seat of pants (about 1/2" needs to be mended.) $12.00 (View Picture)

11436 U.S. ARMY WOODLAND PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS - Circa late 1970s through desert storm era. One pair pants size large regular and shirt size large long. Has collar insignia for Infantry Major and US Army tape above pocket, but name tape above other pocket has been removed. Used excellent $18.00 (View Picture)

11431 TROUSERS, MAN'S COTTON, WIND RESISTANT, OG 107 1952 PATTERN - Mint unissed with 1958 contract date. These were worn over the standard wool uniform trousers. Regular-Medium 31-35 inch waist and 31.5-33.5 inseam. Part of the cold weather uniform from Korea until the 1970s. $35.00 (View Picture)

11327 U.S. M1942 MEAT CAN (MESS KIT) 1967 dated by Regal - UsedVG- excellent, stainless steel construction. May have some dents and dings (undoubtedly from being beaten with mess gear or on tables to signal adoration of "Cookie's" latest culinary feats.) (photo shows typical example not this specific mess kit) $15.00 (View Picture)

11134 VEHICLE ID PLATE FROM M56 SP 90MM GUN "SCORPION" - These were cool full tracked lightweight and lightly armored vehicles intended to provide a tank killing capacity to airborne forces as these could be air dropped with a fighting weight of only 8 tons. Some were later stripped of the armament and set up for remote control and used as target vehicles on Navy bombing ranges. Nobody but me and O'bie know where this one came from, but it can be yours. $8.00 (View Picture)

11122 LIGHT, MARKER DISTRESS, SDU-30 - Looks like they use two AA batteries. 1987 dated. New in the box. Not sure if these are for aircrews or for use on lifejackets replacing the old single cell gray jobs. $10.00 (View Picture)

11072 USAF WINGS- NAVIGATOR/OBSERVER CIRCA 1983 - Mint unissued in the original packing. (I have heard that if a Marine is castrated, they start singing "Off we go into the wild blue....") Story is free but wings are $12.00 (View Picture)

10767 Desert Storm era sleeping pad - Light brownish green closed cell foam pad with a pair of ties to use when it is rolled up. Used fine-excellent. $15.00 (View Picture)

10408 COMBAT VEHICLE CREWMAN'S HEADSET, CIRCA VIETNAM-DESERT STORM - Designation may be CX8650B/GR with NSN 5995-00-999-0747. This is a set of headphones with a boom type microphone and a control box to switch back and forth between the intercom with other crew members and radio for outside communications. Two web straps for the control box to go around the neck and the chest. Spiral cord that splits into two cords for connection to comm gear with two five pin connectors. Mint unissued in the original box. Two available. Take them both for $100.00 or buy one at $59.00 (View Picture)

10407 MOD KIT, CAB RIFLE STOWAGE BRACKET - New in the box, FSN 2540-933-4940, dated 9/67 and contract number. Consists of two rubber coated butt brackets with aluminum blocks and two barrel brackets with aluminm mounting blocks. The blocks are different lengths, apparently to suit specific locations in a vehicle cab. I believe these were used to modify earlier racks to take the M16 rifles when they first came out, probably for use in the M715, M37 and 6x6 type vehicles, but that is a guess. $40.00 (View Picture)

10688 LEATHER KEEPERS FOR MILITARY SLINGS - New made, good quality workmanship using tan leather with double row stitching, just like the originals, not cheap stapled or riveted junk. Two were used on the M1907 leather slings. (Will also work on the M1885 slings for Krags or Trapdoors). $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00 or 20 for $25.00 postage included. $0.00 (View Picture)

10340 LOT OF 15 ARMY POCKET SIZE REFERENCES (SET B) - Graphic training aids (GTA) or note cards or other tools or reference items from Infantry school or other commands covering a wide variety of topics- such as mines, bridges, weapons, NBC warfare, leadership, vehicles, medical, map reading, etc. All different in this group, but other lots listed have some that are in this set as well (maybe 30% overlap between any two sets). All 15 pieces $20.00 (View Picture)

9857 RADIAC DOSIMETER DT60/PD - The standard USN (and other services??) radiation detector or "pocket dosimeter" used to detect how much radiation a person had been exposed to. Black bakelite device about the size of a pocket watch. These have no moving parts but contain a special glass insert which changes with the amount of accumulated radiation exposure. The changes are then read by a CP-95 device and the results recorded. Mint unissued in the original packing dated 1953 with instruction sheet. These were still being used by the U.S. Navy in the 1990s. Nice addition to NBC warfare or Cold War or USN or Vietnam era collection. $35.00 (View Picture)

9547 Bag Waterproof, Chemical Biological, Mask M1 - Heavy vinyl bag issued to carry the gas mask (any model) in to protect it from contamination Mint unissued. 1970s contract date. Good for storage of helmets or masks from your collection. Seal with rubber bands or wire twist ties, or nylon ties, depending on length of storage. Box of 10 $10.00 (View Picture)

9543 OD SATEEN UTILITY SHIRTS (LOT OF 3) - One is size 15 1/2 x 31 with US Army name tape. Other two look to be a bit larger but could not find sizes. They have a loop with two small grommets above the left pocket, so these may be foreign rather than US. Used G-fine- the lot of 3 for $10.00 (View Picture)

9357 BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT, LC-1 - 1989 contract, size medium (Waist under 30 inches!). Type with nylon buckle. Used excellent, Gulf War I item. $12.00 (View Picture)

Cold War Training Posters- Weapons, Uniforms, equipment
Genuine U.S. military posters, dated from 1960 through 1980s with major focus on the Soviet Army and its stuff, and to a lesser degree on the other Warsaw Pact nations. These were posted in US and NATO military bases to familiarize troops with the potential enemy. They were considered expendable (throw away) items and undoubtedly most have long since been trashed. Great for a collection of Cold War or Commie Bloc stuff, or to display with a military vehicle of the era. Unless otherwise noted, the are in color, and in fine-excellent condition but may be have a wrinkled or folded corner, or one or two minor rips on an end, nothing serious, but something expected on 20-40 year old papers. Shipped rolled- $4 shipping cost for first one, FREE SHIPPING for additional posters from this section.

9285 CAMOUFLAGE AND CONCEALMENT- VEHICLE CAMOUFLAGE FLIP CHARTS - 34" x 44" AE GTA 5-008 April 1981. This one has 12 sheets, with drawings and text explaining use of nets, foliage, shade, structures, etc to camouflage vehicles. $20.00 (View Picture)
9282 T-62 TANK - 15" x 21" GTA 30-094 April 1980 $5.00 (View Picture)
9280 MTLB (SOVIET ARTILLERY TRACTOR/RECON VEHICLE) - 15" x 21" GTA 30-108 Feb 1984 $5.00 (View Picture)
9274 SOVIET AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS - 21" x 31" GTA 44-2-4 April 1977 $5.00 (View Picture)
9270 SOVIET ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILES - 15" x 21" GTA 30-048 March 1985 $5.00 (View Picture)
9269 SOVIET BRIDGING EQUIPMENT - 16" x 21" GTA 30-043 April 1987 $5.00 (View Picture)
9263 SOVIET ARMY FIELD SHOULDER BOARDS - 32" x 41" AE GTA 30-028 May 1976 (several rips on one end and hand size waterstain/dirty area. $5.00 (View Picture)

8381 U.S. NAVY OFFICER SWORD BELT - Basically unchanged since 1851, these continue in service today differing mainly in materials and quality of construction. This one is probably circa 1950s-60, as the address label on the box does not yet have a zip code. Vanguard brand, size 38. Used excellent. with original box with name F.B. Kelly penciled on the end. $65.00 (View Picture)

8196 VEST, TACTICAL, LOAD BEARING - Believe this is also called the "assault vest" loaded with pockets, loops and snaps in all sorts of strange places and adjustable with laces, velcro and snaps, so that it looks more like Madonna's underwear than military gear, except it IS made of camouflage material. Some of the snaps are broken (mainly heads pulled off) and there may be other minor holes/wear/damage but essentially complete and ready to suit up for hauling the groceries home, or whatever turns you (or Madonna) on. Overall used, dirty, fair condition. 1994 dated, but believe same type used for several years. $25.00 (View Picture)

8159 FIVE GALLON GAS CANS ("JERRY CANS") FOR VEHICLES, ETC. - Korean War 5 gallon Gas can with screw cap and marked on the sides US on one side and QMC on the other. Manufacturer info ICC-51/M.C.C./20-5-51 indicating May 1951 date. Some rusty areas but should clean up okay with just a bit of pitting. Interior condition unknown. $35.00 (View Picture)

8017 SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY FOR LINER, GROUND TROOPS HELMET -
This fits the WW2 style "steel pot" liners made after about 1965 when they changed from permanently riveted suspensions in the liners to a type that snaps onto six small studs on the inside of the liner. Mint unissued. Good for repairing liners that use that type fastening, or with a bit of epoxy and ingenuity, could salvage older style for use by reenactors, etc. $3.00 (View Picture)

7989 U.S. GI ZIPPER COMBAT BOOTS SIZE 10R- (MEDIUM WIDTH) - This pair has the "zipper" inserts in the front that are laced on with the laces, but allow quick operation instead of messing with all the laces, a popular item purchased at the PX or by mai order. More heavily used than the other pairs. Used but servicable, and great for a display where you need boots. Well used but typical of a combat unit, not a barracks spit shine inspection pair. Have several pairs, and most seem to be dated 1980, but except for increasingly deep tread pattern of the rubber soles, the basic boot style has not changed since about 1960. Also nice gift for your beloved ex-Mother-in-law. $12.00 (View Picture)

7984 U.S. GI COMBAT BOOTS SIZE 10R- (MEDIUM WIDTH) - Used but servicable, and great for a display where you need boots. Well used but typical of a combat unit, not a barracks spit shine inspection pair. Have several pairs, and most seem to be dated 1980, but except for increasingly deep tread pattern of the rubber soles, the basic boot style has not changed since about 1960. Also nice gift for your beloved ex-Mother-in-law. $12.00 (View Picture)

722901 M16 BANDOLEER SETS - Consisting of one U.S. GI bandoleer with 7 cardboard inserts, 14 stripper clips, 1 charger guide. Markings and lot numbers may vary from photos. Some can be dated from markings on the back. Dated after 1973. $7.00 (View Picture)

5031 US GI TENT POLES - These are the wooden type with a metal ferrule on the hollow end and a metal tip on the other end. Three are joined together to make a complete pole. Lightweight wood is painted OD and most are stenciled with US, makers name and dates. I have seen dates ranging from 1944 to 1980s, but most of these are s-80s, mostly 70s. Six sections, enough for two poles for a single tent. Poles only, tent not included. $10.00 (View Picture)

2467 US Army HBT shirt circa 1950-60 size 34R . Metal starburst buttons. Can see where once had name tapes over pockets, PVT stripes on sleeves and round unit patch on left shoulder. Used exc. Elvis wore one like this. $15.00


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