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U.S. WW2 Militaria
We offer here an exceptionally complete collection put together over many years by a serious collector. It includes an unusually large group of nice USMC camouflage items. This is an opportunity to get some very scarce items, along with many in superior condition. It includes most of the significant items shown in Jim Moran's superb book on WW2 USMC Uniforms, and Shelby Stanton's equally good work covering U.S. Army Uniforms. Also included is some of the common stuff that you may have overlooked in the past. Good WW2 items have become much harder to find in recent years, so get these while you can.
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9482 "GRUNT GEAR" BY ALEC TULKOFF -

Superbly researched and thoroughly illustrated book covering WW2 USMC combat uniforms, web gear, edged weapons, guns (with serial number info on many), and lots of other cool stuff collectors love. Moran's book on WW2 USMC uniforms and gear covers dress as well as combat items, but for combat items Tulkoff is far more complete and better researched and documented. A number of excellent tips and details allow the collector to distinguish authentic USMC issue items from those of other services and fakes or reproductions. 335 pages 8.5" x 11" hardbound with superb artwork on the covers, extensive use of color, heavy glossy paper. Most highly recommended reference. Brand new. (Out of print and getting hard to find). $149.00 (View Picture)

 

Barracks, Camp, and Field Items
(Stuff not always carried into combat by the individual, but necessary for sustained operations)

**NEW ADDITION** 22371 WW2 PT BOAT CREWMAN’S MEMORABILIA FROM MTBRON 7 (PT-127 through PT-138) - WITH SIGNED DOCUMENT FROM MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER RADM J.D. BULKELEY!- These came from Torpedoman’s Mate 3rd class (eventually 1st Class) Leander John Stuchlik who served with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Seven. This squadron included PT Boats PT-127 through PT-138, and fought in New Guinea and the Philippines. The neatest is a “UNLIMITED JAP HUNTING LICENSE” (about 11” x 14”) signed by the greatest PT Boat hero, Medal of Honor winner John D. Bulkeley. This was presented upon commissioning of the Squadron to each of the crew members. The License is somewhat dinged but now in a plastic sleeve and would look great framed with a photo of a PT Boat. We have added a copy of the book, “Sea Wolf,” the fascinating biography of RADM Bulkeley which is great background for understanding the PT Boat mindset, as well as Bulkeley’s personal drive and leadership. The lot also includes TM3 Stuchlik’s white canvas seabag (about 13” diameter x 34” long) with his stenciled name and a field painted marking “RON 7” for Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 7. Also WW2 vintage U.S. NAVY white blanket and white canvas hammock. (yes, the Navy still used hammocks on most ships during WW2). The hammock (canvas body about 39” x 72”) is marked with Stuchlik’s name, but the blanket has another person’s name on it. Seabag and hammock are in VG- fine used condition with minimal staining. The clew lines for hanging the hammock have been removed from one end, but will still be nice for a display, or you can replace then and take a nap. Blanket has some moth damage, but still displays nicely. Also, a batch of personal documents including Stuchlik’s rolled up Boot Camp graduation panoramic photograph (not shown in the photos of this lot) with names of all the members written on the back; his Torpedoeman’s Mate school graduation certificate; a September 1942 certificate of graduation from the PT Boat Training Unit, Melville, RI., and an August 1946 discharge booklet explaining (to prospective employers) what he did as a Torpedoman’s Mate 1st Class. There are also a number of later personal documents relating to VA disability claims and medical matters. Besides these there is a large pile of about 25 PT Boat veterans “PT Boater” newspapers, filled with history and personal tidbits and distributed at reunions circa 1980s-1990s. MORE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND- Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Seven (MTBRON 7) was commissioned: 4 September 1943 and decommissioned: 15 February 1945. It was assigned the following PT Boats: Elco 80-foot PT's 127-133 and Elco 77-foot PT's 134-138 MTBRON 7 was assigned to the Southwest Pacific, saw action in New Guinea waters at Tufi, Morobe, Kiriwina, Dreger Harbor, and Aitape, and in Philippine waters at San Pedro Bay and at Ormoc. MTB Squadron 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for action in the New Guinea area from April 1, 1944 to February 1, 1945. SEA WOLF: A Biography of RADM John D. Bulkeley, USN, by William B. Breuer, is a great biography of a real warrior, wartime leader and fearless commander who made tough choices and demanded the best of himself and his men. John D. Bulkeley earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic exploits as a PT boat commander, starting with actions against the Japanese in the Philippines, and the evacuation of MacArthur. Beside combat leadership, Bulkeley took no crap from Fidel Castro who accused Americans of “stealing” water at Guantanamo Bay after the Cubans turned it off. Bulkeley, base commander in 1960 promptly cut a section out of the pipeline and told Castro to basically eff off. Later Bulkeley headed up the Board of Inspection and Survey, charged with inspecting Navy ships to report their material condition. He did so enthusiastically. Pulling no punches, and embarrassing lots of very senior people. He served in this last job just about forever, and was admired and respected, as much as feared for his ability to turn up in the most remote sections of a ship, from the bilges to the masthead to inspect every detail. A great read, and a good insight into the type of leader that made our Navy the excellent one it was, but sadly is no more. Used fine with good dust jacket. HAMMOCKS- Basic hammock design changed little from the earliest days of the U.S. Navy (and indeed from what the Royal Navy had been using since about 1597.) While the U.S. Navy was phasing out hammocks in the 1920s, they remained in use aboard some ships until WW2 and perhaps even later aboard a few ships. Construction is pretty similar on all the examples I could find (for both US and foreign navies). Traditionally sailors slung their hammocks from hooks on the deck beams on the gun deck at night, and in the morning would roll them up and stow them in the hammock nettings atop the bulwarks on the weather deck, where they would provide some added protection during battle, and at least be out of the way during normal ship’s routine. Note that the clew lines are made so that the outer ones are shorter than the inner ones, giving the hammock a nice cup type shape. Some hammock trivia: In the Napoleonic era and earlier, the Royal Navy allowed wives aboard ship, and the command “shake a leg” was used to confirm that hammock occupants were not sailors supposed to be up and about. When a sailor died at sea, they were wrapped in their hammock, a cannon ball placed between their feet and the hammock sewn up with the final stitch taken through the nose tissue (the lack of any response confirming that the sailor was indeed dead!), and then the body was buried at sea. Further reference material on PT boats in WW2: At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy by Robert Bulkley (no relation to MOH winner John D. Bulkeley). AN ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY OF PT’S IN WORLD WAR II- Navy History Division 296 page .pdf file mainly about the boats, little about operations on line at: http://www.gdinc.com/AN_Admin_History_of_PTs-001.pdf “They Were Expendable”- John Wayne movie dramatizing PT boat exploits at the start of WW2. The lot of items from TM1/c Leander John Stuchlik- seabag, hammock, blanket, “Jap Hunting Certificate” signed by Bulkeley, military documents, personal documents and the PT Boat Veterans newspaper lot all for $295.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 14221 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)

**NEW ADDITION** 20413 WW2 .50 CALIBER AMMO CAN WITH ORIGINAL MARKINGS- NICE! - This is a very nice WW2 style .50 caliber ammo can with about 95% olive drab paint remaining and good yellow stencil markings “105 CAL 50, LINNKED API M8, REPACK’D LOT DM-L-20715 for Armor Piercing Incendiary ammunition. Nice can, and the first API can we have seen. $49.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 22274 WW2 .50 CALIBER AMMO CAN W/ORIGINAL MARKINGS (GRADE II) - This is a very nice WW2 style .50 caliber ammo can with about 80% olive drab paint remaining and good yellow stencil markings “105 CAL 50, LINNKED AP M2, REPACKED LOT SL.L 91767” and also has a “lot card” printed on cardboard that was inside with similar information and 10/25/44 date. There is some rust and discoloration on the top where water pooled during poor storage, otherwise a nice can. Have several and condition is about the same on all of them. $35.00 (View Picture)

23266 WW2 CAN OF OIL FOR RIFLES- FITS IN CARTRIDGE BELTS - This is a 2 ounce can of “Oil, Lubricating, Preservative, Light” with 1944 contract number. Back of can is marked “Container may be carried in cartridge belts or pockets” and will fit in one of the pockets of the M1923 cartridge belt very nicely. We found a box with a number of these, and are selling in two condition levels. The “Grade I” cans may have a small spot of rust on the removable cap, but rest of the bare metal on the can will be rust free. “Grade 2” cans have some rust on the top of the can, and around the base, mostly light, but some heavier, so they will clean up somewhat but not be as nice as the Grad I examples. Photos show the Grade I at the top. Grade 2 below, shows the worst of the bunch. Painted and stenciled markings are complete and clear on all of them. Each can is full of oil, and Grade 2 cans are priced at $3.00 and the Grade I cans are $5.00 (View Picture)

22634 SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN STAR, PARACHUTE, M19A1- 1944 dated "Rifle Grenade" - 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) or to create a “smokescreen” to obscure vision. These are fired from 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. Mint, unissued, in the original fiber storage/shipping tube. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. Shipping tube is sealed, and the label is a bit ratty, but you can make out the 1944 date. The signal shown in the photo is from another one of the tubes that we opened, and it should be in about the same condition as the one shown, but since our X-Ray vision is not working, we cannot guarantee condition of the contents. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. $55.00 (View Picture)

21106 .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN BARREL- AN-M2 AIRCRAFT- DEMIL - The AN-M2 Aircraft model .50 BMG used a lighter weight 36 inch barrel which provided as slightly higher rate of fire than the 45 inch barrel M2 Heavy Barrel ground and vehicle mounted gun. This barrel is from an aircraft gun and came from retired USAF officer who flew P-51 Mustangs and other fighters up the F-105 in Vietnam. This is demilitarized with a torch cut completely through the barrel, plus another cut into the chamber thread area as shown in the photos. Ratty bore. I think this is from a single barrel as the cuts seem to match up fairly well. Great for building a dummy gun for a restoration project, or if you need a tent peg, of flotation device for your neighbor’s cat swimming lessons or something. What you see is what you get. $49.00 (View Picture)

21748 SIGNAL, GROUND WHITE PARACHUTE M17A1 - Dated July, 1944. 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. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several and opened one of the sealed shipping tubes to inspect the contents for the photos. Signals are in great condition, but the paper labels have been partially chewed by little beasties who thought the glue was delicious. 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 signal in sealed container. $75.00 (View Picture)

19649 WW2 .50 CALIBER AMMO CAN WITH ORIGINAL MARKINGS- NICE! - What you see is what you get. Getting very hard to find these in this shape with markings intact. $45.00 (View Picture)

7255 LOT OF M1 GARAND ACCESSORIES (Bayonet, scabbard, cartridge belt, cleaning gear) - These are well made reproductions (we think) but good for reenactors or others looking for display items to avoid damaging authentic collector items. Lot consists of one M1923 cartridge belt (type with the small straps inside as originally used with M1903 Springfields with the strap securing one 5 round clip and the flap keeping the second clip of ammo from coming out. After adoption of the Garand, they used the same belts, and eventually did away with the inner straps. M1 Bayonet- repro made in China. Also a M10 combination tool/cleaning rod and a plastic oiler to fit in the buttstock. The whole pile of stuff for only $85.00 (View Picture)

22141 10 LINK, BELT, METALLIC, CAL .50 M2- ORIGNAL WW2- NEW OLD STOCK - Full original box of 10 links for the Browning .50 caliber machine guns. New old stock, fresh from an old crate which had the 1943 dated packing slip shown. SPECIAL- 10 boxes total 100 links for $40.00, or a single box of 10 links for only $5.00 (View Picture)

22948 WW2 AIRCRAFT OF TANK 8 GAUGE STARTER CARTRIDGE FOR RADIAL ENGINES - Breeze (American) or Coffman (British equivalent) engine starters were a starting system used on many radial piston engines in many WW2 era aircraft and armored vehicles. Most American military aircraft and tanks which used radial engines were equipped with the Breeze system. These used a blank cartridge that, when fired, created pressure in one of the cylinders to drive the piston down and start the engine in motion, and hopefully start the engine. Some engines used electric starter motors (like those in automobiles) inertia starters (cranked either by hand or an electric motor) or compressed-air starters, which operate much like cartridge starters but using compressed air tanks. These Breeze brand engine starting cartridges are very large, 8 Gauge, about 3.5” long and 1 1/8” diameter. They are loaded with large grains of powder about the size of pencil erasers, visible through the top wad which is a clear cellophane type material. Brass bases are marked with the Breeze trademark and dated August 1942. These do not use a conventional shotgun type primer, but some proprietary arrangement that I do not quite understand. One original WW2 engine starting cartridge as shown in the photo $12.00 (View Picture)

216 M1 Carbine Cleaning Rod & Case - "T" handle rod plus one extension section and detachable tip in web case with M1910 belt hook. Rods look mint unissued, case used Fine WW2 dates. $35.00 (View Picture)

23307 ORIGINAL WW2 BANDOLEER 48 ROUNDS .30-06 ARMOR PIERCING M2 IN 8 ROUND CLIPS FOR M1 GARAND RIFLES! - Nice clean full bandoleer with original contents. Ammo was made by Frankford Arsenal in 1943 (FA 43 headstamp) and is packed in 8 round clips. This is one of the earliest lots with the info stenciled on the bandoleer instead of a lot card, a change made sometime circa 1943. Exceptionally nice clear markings and ammo in nice clean bandoleers, taken from a recently acquired full crate of WW2 ammo. The standard ammo issued for combat was Armor Piercing, while Ball was mainly used for training, and we find probably 10 bandoleers with Ball for every one we find that has AP. (Some silly state laws prohibit shipment to some states. If you live in one of them, we cannot sell to you until you move away top a free state!) $110.00 (View Picture)

21984 WW2 ERA M3 BARRACKS CLEANING ROD FOR M1 GARAND RIFLES - What you see is what you get. The M3 celaing rod is a "barracks type" meaning that the rod is a single piece, not several jointed sections. These are threaded on the tip for use with a bore brush or with a patch holder (not inlcuded). New old stock, but poorly stored so the rods are rusty, but should clean up. $10.00 (View Picture)

21796 WW2 US. NAVY SIGNAL FLAG- LETTER "X" OR "X-RAY" - Dated August 1944, this is new old stock, about 48” x 51” made of cotton bunting with canvas wrapped on the hoist end where the stenciled markings are. Basicaly a white square with a blue cross dividing it into four sections as seen in the photo. The halyard is a braided cotton line, with a ring at one end. There was a snap hook at the other end of the lanyard, but someone cut that off, probably to use for holding keys or something. Nice background for a naval display or something with a nautical theme. Found a total of three, so check if you need more than one. $35.00 (View Picture)

21126 U.S. ARMY PLYWOOD PACKBOARD 1944 (?) DATED - The plywood packboard adopted in 1943 was a great assist for hauling heavy loads by manpower (when trucks, mules or roads were not available). The canvas side went against the back and shoulder straps secured it to the body. The plywood frame has several attaching points for lashing or use of metal brackets to help attach 5 gallon Jerry cans, ammo cans, artillery ammo, K-rations, or whatever needed to be hauled from here to there. This one is in used near excellent condition, except for damage to one corner of the molded plywood board and one missing metal anchor as shown in the photos. Markings of US, maker name, contract number and date that looks like1944 are barely visible. $49.00 (View Picture)

21614 WW2 “SIGNAL, GROUND, AMBER STAR CLUSTER M22A1” (RIFLE GRENADE FLARE) - Identified on the yellow painted end cap by “AS” for Amber Stars, this ejects a cluster of five smaller individual free falling pyrotechnic stars. Dated March 1945, overall excellent, live signal. This is just one of many different color and burst types made. These were fired from the grenade launcher on the rifles or even the M1 carbines and would reach a height of about 600 feet. Great for display with your grenade launcher. The signal comes in the original sealed fiber shipping container. The container has some rust on one of the metal end caps, and label is a bit ratty looking, but as you can see the signal is in excellent condition. (Obviously we opened one up to take the photos, but you will get a sealed one.) 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 sealed, unissued Amber Star signal $75.00 (View Picture)

21603 LOT OF TWO DIFFERENT TYPE WW2 GREEN RIFLE GRENADE SIGNALS - One is the “Signal, Ground, green star, parachute, M19A1” and the other is the “Signal, ground, green star cluster, M20A1.” The former, identified on the end cap by “GP” for Green Parachute, has a single green pyrotechnic star that descends slowly under a parachute. The latter, identified on the end cap by “GS” for Green Stars, ejects a cluster of five smaller individual free falling pyrotechnic stars. Both are dated 1944, and are in excellent plus condition. These are live pyrotechnic signals, and come without the fiber shipping containers. These were fired from the rifle grenade launcher on the rifles or M1 Carbines. Special package price for one of each, total two signals $125.00 (View Picture)

21568 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)

21566 RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1”- MINT! (LOT OF NINE) - 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 a lot of NINE signals $325.00 (View Picture)

21562 RARE- FULL SEALED CRATE OF 30 RIFLE GRENADE FLARES “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1” - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signals, shipping tubes and the crate. 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 crate is in like new condition and comes with two cans of M3 Grenade Launching cartridges for the M1 Garand. This is a chance of a lifetime for the Collector to have an original full sealed crate full, never issued. Or be a barbarian and open it up and fire them off on New Years or 4th of July, or for reenactments. Or sell them off individually and make a few bucks. Photo shows a crate we opened for inspection, but yours will still have the steel strapping and intact ordnance department security seal. Price for on original crate with 30 signals and two mini-spam cans of launching cartridges. Shipping weight about $750.00 (View Picture)

21510 10- SCARCE WW2 U.S. NAVY 37MM SIGNAL CARTRIDGES, TWO-STAR, (WITH TRACER), MARK IV (SEALED BOX OF 10) - Used for identification by aircraft or signaling, and usually fired from the AN-M8 Pyrotechnic (flare) pistol. This signal is similar in appearance and functioning to the Signals, Aircraft, AN-M53 to AN-M58 series. The color of the stars is indicated on the cartridge case by two wide bands near the paper end of the case ; a narrow band indicates the color of the tracer. The names of the colors of the stars and the tracer are printed on the paper closing wad. Information for identifying the signal cartridge is printed on the cartridge case. After the primer is hit by the firing pin, igniting the propelling charge, the inner container is propelled from the barrel of the projector, and the tracer is ignited by the propelling charge. The tracer becomes visible after traveling about 20 feet, and burns for about four seconds, then ignites the bursting charge and the two stars within the inner container. In effect, upon leaving the barrel of the projector, the tracer appears as a single star and rises to a height of about 250 feet when fired from the ground ; at this point, the star separates into two stars, which fall separately. The tracer and stars can be seen about five miles at night, and about two or three miles in daylight. These were made in six different variations: (1) Red-red with red tracer; (2) Green-green with red tracer; (3) Red-red with green tracer; (4) Red-yellow with yellow tracer; (5) Red-green with red tracer; and (6) Red-green with green tracer. All of these are pretty scarce, and I was totally unfamiliar with them until we recently found an old stash of them. This is the green tracer with red and green stars, made in April 1944 by International Flare and Signal Division of Kilgore. (Sorry, no other color variations available.) Perfect condition, fresh from a sealed box, live, ready to signal your distress. We have a sealed box of ten rounds for $250.00 (View Picture)

21425 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)

21158 CHARGER, GUN, .50 CALIBER, PNEUMATIC TYPE H-50A - Part number 870246 made by Walter Kidde company. Used to cycle the .50 caliber Browning machine guns in aircraft in flight. Perfect for restoring that old WW2 fighter you have in the back barn…. $65.00 (View Picture)

20845 SCARCE WW2 BARRACKS BAG 74-B-50-10 (NICE!) - Prior to WW2, the blue denim M1929 Barracks Bag with a cotton rope drawstring was used to store or haul a soldiers excess clothing and gear, often two bags per man, marked A and B and stenciled with their name and service number. In 1942 the blue denim bag was replaced with the Bag, Barracks 74-B-50-10 made in the greenish khaki OD3 shade. This example retains the QM depot tag with what looks like 1943 date. No other markings so we believe it is unissued, although it has picked up some dirt and soiling over the years, so say near excellent condition. In 1943 the Barracks Bags were declared obsolete and replaced by the “Duffle Bag” which remains in use today. We have had dozens of duffle bags, but this is the ONLY barracks bag we have ever encountered. Neat item for an early WW2 era collection. $30.00 (View Picture)

20316 250 ROUND BELT FOR M1917 OR 1919 .30 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN - WHITE- 1943 DATED - .30 caliber, Cloth Belt, 250 rounds. Browning designed the web belt back in the early days of his machine gun inventing, and they remained in used until replaced by the disintegrating metal links, at first only for aircraft use, but by the end of WW2 the links were preferred for all uses. The early belts were made with metal “starter tabs” on both ends, but as economy move the tab was eliminated from the 250 count end since it serve no real purpose there, other than making it possible to load the belts from either end when filling them, but once loaded into the wooden box or metal ammo can, only the “0” or starting end of the belt was accessible. This example is the later type white cotton belt with metal tabs on only the start end. Appears to be mint unissued with good maker marks and 1943 date. No sales to CA; HI; South Bend, IN; Wichita, KS; MD; NJ; NY; D.C.; MA, or other places run by idiots with “high capacity” bans. $55.00 (View Picture)

20312 250 ROUND BELT FOR M1917 OR 1919 .30 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN - OD COLOR - .30 caliber, Cloth Belt, 250 rounds. Browning designed the web belt back in the early days of his machine gun inventing, and they remained in used until replaced by the disintegrating metal links, at first only for aircraft use, but by the end of WW2 the links were preferred for all uses. The early belts were made with metal “starter tabs” on both ends, but as economy move the tab was eliminated from the 250 count end since it serve no real purpose there, other than making it possible to load the belts from either end when filling them, but once loaded into the wooden box or metal ammo can, only the “0” or starting end of the belt was accessible. This example is the late war type OD cotton belt with metal tabs on only the start end. Excellent condition. Have several and one we pulled for photos is marked as shown, but not sure if all have the same marks. No sales to CA; HI; South Bend, IN; Wichita, KS; MD; NJ; NY; D.C.; MA, or other places run by idiots with “high capacity” bans. $55.00 (View Picture)

20232 U.S. military 1 gallon canvas bucket - OD canvas sewn to form a container with handle. Not marked anywhere, so possibly not GI, but certainly very close to the type used from the 1930s to

20038 U.S. MODEL 1944 WOOL SLEEPING BAG - (Lewis, Doughboy to GI, page 227) Starting in 1942 the Army began to get away from issuing everyone two blankets for field use, and instead started using these wool sleeping bags. The early ones like this had a zipper that went about a third of the way down, but by the end of WW2 they were using a full length zipper. These could be used as is, or with a cotton sheet type insert, and/or a poplin outer cover to provide some wind and rain protection. This is the woolen bag only, in used near excellent condition. One hole about 3/8” diameter near the zipper that is probably a cigarette burn, but no moth damage at all that we noted. Hard to find WW2 combat equipment item. $50.00 (View Picture)

19836 Lot of 3 WW2 San Francisco Call-Bulletin newspapers - This is a lot of three original WW2 newspaper filled with war news and local news. Just looking at the headlines it is shockingly clear the difference between 1941-45 when the news media was proud to be apart of the allied team working for victory, and today when much of the news media seems to be seeking to defeat America while we are at war. (1) April 10, 1942 when the war was not going well. Corregidor was about to fall but LT John D. Bulkley’s heroic PT boat attack on a Jap cruiser in Manila was a ray of hope (he earned the Medal of Honor for that!) A British carrier was lost. (2) November 22, 1943- The allies are on offense, with the battle of Tarawa on the front page, along with slogging away in Italy, and the Russians on the Eastern front. (3) April 15, 1944- Allied victories are piling up and the war is moving deeper into enemy territory. The bombing raids on oil fields at Polesti in Romania are reported. Besides the war headlines mentioned above, they also have local news, and each issue is about 10-12 pages. Each issue is neatly mounted in a separate plastic bag with all three suspended from a pair of wooden strips across the top with a hook for hanging for display. Paper is yellowed, but seems to be in pretty good shape, not crumbling to dust. The lot of three papers for only $35.00 (View Picture)

19835 March 5. 1943 San Francisco Call- Bulletin Newspaper - Original WW2 newspaper filled with war news and local news. Just looking at the headlines it is shockingly clear the difference between 1941-45 when the news media was proud to be apart of the allied team working for victory, and today when much of the news media seems to be seeking to defeat America while we are at war. Headlines touch on North Africa campaign, and war in the Pacific, plus local news. About 10 pages total in this issue. Neatly mounted in a plastic bag suspended from a pair of wooden strips across the top with a hook for hanging for display. Paper is yellowed, but seems to be in pretty good shape, not crumbling to dust. $15.00 (View Picture)

19263 WW2 5 ROUND STEEL STRIPPER CLIPS FOR M1903, M1917 AND BAR (LOT OF 12) - .30-06 ammunition for the M1903, 1903A3, and M1917 rifles and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was issued in five round stripper clips, packed 12 to a bandoleer (total of 60 rounds). During WW1 the clips ere made from brass, but during WW2 they used steel for the clips (with either steel or brass spring). These were intended as one time use items to be thrown away after stripping their five rounds into the rifle. These are used VG-fine condition, but most will have one of the tiny metal tabs at the end of the spring broken off (and a dw may have them broken at both ends). It is easy to make the clips function well again by slightly pinching the ends of the clip with a pair of pliers to provide enough tension to kep the rounds from slipping out accidentally. This is a lot of 12 WW2 steel five round stripper clips, enough to refill one bandoleer. $18.00 (View Picture)

19102 WW2 .50 CALIBER AMMO CAN- AP - Side opening style. About 95% paint remains, with just normal wear on edges. Markings as shown in the photo, restenciled to show used with 105 rounds of .50 Armor Piercing cartridges in metal links. Stenciled side has a lot of think yellow paint smeared around which may clean off with some thinner and elbow grease, or maybe not. Remnants of a paper label glued on one end. A nice example after it gets cleaned up a bit. $22.00 (View Picture)

19121 U.S. GUNNER'S QUADRANT, M1 WITH UNUSUAL M56 CARRYING CASE (MINT!) - Precision instrument to set the desired degree of elevation for artillery (or even heavy machine guns for indirect fire). This is the M1 version as used in WW2 and Korea, and is dated 1943 on the label plate. The wooden carrying case is a type I had never seen before, made of two pieces of plywood with a wooden core spacer. One piece is hinged at one end with two latches at the other end. Stencil marked on front in blue gray paint- Case, Carrying M56. Probably a wartime substitute design expedient adopted to conserve strategic materials or manufacturers making more essential leather goods. Mint unissued condition- both the case and the quadrant, probably the nicest we have ever had. $195.00 (View Picture)

18495 U.S. Rifle Grenade “Signal, Ground, Amber Star, Parachute M21A1” (open) - Dated November or December 1944, or January 1945. 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 signally, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several, but these are being sold individually. These are from opened containers that still have the original labels on them, and contents are in condition shown in the photo. 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 amber star signal. $49.00 (View Picture)

18490 U.S. Rifle Grenade “Signal, Ground, Amber Star, Parachute M21A1” (sealed) - Dated October or December 1944. 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 signally, but they did provide some illumination. The white signals were mainly to illuminate the battlefield, a difficult problem in the days before night vision devices. We have several, but these are being sold individually. Still in sealed shipping container so exact condition unknown, but we show a sample that came from a similar container that was already open. 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 sealed tube with amber star signal. $55.00 (View Picture)

18483 U.S. ARMY WW2 SKI WAX FOR MOUNTAIN TROOPS - Original full tube of ski wax with Army Quartermaster contract info. This was used by elite Army Mountain troops, such as the 10th Mountain Division. Nice addition to a display. $10.00 (View Picture)

18392 SUPERB EARLY WW2 PUP TENT (COMPLETE!) - (Doughboy to GI page 224)  This is the complete “pup tent” or sometimes called a “dog tent” but officially it is a pair of “Shelter Halves” with the necessary ten wooden tent pegs and two tent poles (composed of three sections each).   Each soldier carried a single shelter half and 5 pegs, a pole and a guy rope.  They would pair up and be able to assemble the complete tent.  This is the early type, with each shelter half made of a khaki duck type material, consisting of a rectangle with a triangle attached to one end. In late 1942or early 1943 the design was changed to an OD material and the triangular flap was added to both ends for better protection in harsh climates. 
This is virtually the same design tent as used in WW1, except that prior to WW2 they used a “starburst” type button, and the WW2 version used a flat metal button with a black finish.  Later in WW2 they switched to male/female snaps and that double ended design with snaps remained in use until around 2004.
The later double end tents are common and cheap, but this early type is very scarce, especially with any condition at all.  This one is very lightly used, with no damage or repairs.  One section is marked US/74-T-100 [a supply stock number?], and has only one small stain about 1.5” diameter that looks like bore cleaner, but no maker marking that we could find.  The other section is marked US, and also HETTRICK MFG CO/1943.  This section has a small stain (maybe 2-3 inch diameter) and three small black spots, and several small rust stains.  The black finished buttons and white cotton loops are in excellent condition.  The poles are the regulation three piece type used during WW2 and are in unissued condition with clear maker name and 1945 date.  The ten wooden tent pegs are also mint unissued.  This does NOT have the two cotton guy ropes which go between the tops of the poles and a peg about 5 feet to the front or rear of the tent to hold the poles straight.  Very hard to find a nice pair of the early shelter halves with the poles and pegs in great condition. $195.00 (View Picture)

18177 U.S. NAVY WW2 INFLATABLE "MAE WEST" LIFE PRESERVER- GRAY- NICE! 1945 DATED - This is the inflatable rubber vest worn by sailors and officers during WW2. This one is gray (some were yellow) and has 1945 date as well as the maker in the stenciled markings. This is the best condition of the handful of these we have encountered over the years. The rubber is nice a flexible, not stiff or dry rotted. The two “pull to inflate” mechanisms which used CO2 “Sparklet” cylinders, are in great shape, although the cylinders are long gone. The manual inflation tubes and valves are great as well. Sold as collector item only, and certainly not suitable for actual use. Great for a WW2 aviation collection, as this style was worn by aviators, and I believe also by submariners and other personnel in tight spaces who could not wear the usual bulky kapok life jackets. $125.00 (View Picture)

18149 M1 GARAND CLIP OF 8 CARTRIDGES, INCENDIARY, CALIBER .30 M1 (BLUE TIPS) - Made at Denver Ordnance Plant in 1942 with headstamp DEN 42. Authorized for use in rifles, but really not very widely used and left mainly for machine gun use. However, rifle collectors like to show the different types of ammo used in them should have a clip for display. Full clip of nice clean ammo. $30.00 (View Picture)

18130 M1903/1903A3 CLIP OF 5 CARTRIDGES, INCENDIARY, CALIBER .30 M1 (BLUE TIPS) - Made at Denver Ordnance Plant in 1942 with headstamp DEN 42. Authorized for use in rifles, but really not very widely used and left mainly for machine gun use. However, rifle collectors like to show the different types of ammo used in them should have a clip for display. Full clip of nice clean ammo. Clip may be brass or steel depending on what is on hand. $20.00 (View Picture)

15977 WW2 ERA U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE “AIR WEATHER SERVICE” OBSERVER ARMBAND - Back before satellite weather and automated weather stations, weather prediction was even less reliable than now, and was almost “weather reports” instead of prediction. To gather sufficient information to be useful to pilots at the hundreds of airfields across the U.S. where crews were being trained, it was necessary to augment the small number of professional meteorologists with thousands of observers all over the country. They would regularly report in the current conditions- temperature, wind direction and velocity, precipitation, etc by radio to their assigned commands. The civilians doing this apparently we mainly volunteers, and received little to compensate them for their service to the war effort. However, they were given official armbands to show they were official, and these were treasured souvenirs. This one is in about perfect condition with crisp machine embroidered details on a blue felt band about 17” x 4”. A nice addition to any WW2 aviation themed display. $15.00 (View Picture)

15896 U.S. ARMY M1934 WOOL BLANKET WW2-KOREA - The familiar typical WW2 OD wool blanket. Only thing unusual is the condition which appears about mint unissued, and the fact that it still has the original Quartermaster Department label. Although some early labels were sewn in place, and then faded during repeated washings, later ones had the labels glued on and they became detached very quickly so that few survive. This one has a beautiful label with January 1951 contract date. There are a few minor moth holes in scattered places picked up over the years, but overall about as close to a mint unissued blanket as you will find anymore. $85.00 (View Picture)

3321 U.S. Military Sewing Kit - OD cotton case about 5" x 10" which folds up to 3" x 5". Contains scissors, thimble, assorted thread, needles, safety pins. New old stock, but some light surface rust on scissors and needles. Believe these are WW2, but may be Korean vintage. $18.00 (View Picture)

15736 BROWNING MACHINE GUN BELT LOADING MACHINE (EARLY) - This is a VERY early example, not the scarce WW2 production which used all cast iron/steel parts, or the even scarcer Model 1918 Belt Loading machine which was very similar to this one with the attractive brass parts. The M1918 used three needles stacked together to hold the belt in position, while this is earlier than that using a single needle instead of the deep cut for three needles. This one is totally unmarked except for the letter “A” cast into the bottom of the main body of the machine. I believe it is actually the Model 1898 machine made for use with the M1895 “Potato Digger” machine guns. Overall excellent condition except for some pitting on the flat guide plate for the belt leading to the star wheels. Most of the black paint remains on the main part of the machine. It needs a good cleaning to get rid of decades worth of accumulated dirt and greasy crud. Missing the guide strip which fits into the top to feed cartridges into the brass hopper, but that should be the same as used on the later machines. This came off U.S. Navy ships being scrapped in the 1960s, and is not some foreign contract. No box or anything else, what you see is what you get. Besides being very collectable, these are incredibly handy machines for actually loading the cloth belts for the M1895, 1917 or 1919 .30 caliber belt fed Browning machine guns. $950.00 (View Picture)

13646 WW2 PRIVATE PURCHASE "MONEY BELT" - Perhaps for WACs, or maybe for all troops. Khaki clot construction with covered buttons and an adjustable belt. Good for carrying cash when out on liberty in a seedy section of town, or anywhere in France. $7.00 (View Picture)

12816 Army medical Blanket- 1944 dated - White wool blanket with red stripes near the ends. Marked in the center M.D. over U.S. Army and date 1944 at one end. Type used in hospitals and perhaps in ambulances. Overall VG condition with a couple of small (palm size) stains that may come out with dry cleaning, or maybe not) and several moth or insect nips but not holes. Nice addition to a WW2 medical collection, or perhaps to go in a restored military ambulance. $49.00 (View Picture)

12545 WW2 MILITARY MOSQUITO NET - Not sure of the exact nomenclature on this, but clearly a WW2 era GI item. Only marks I could find were contract info stamped on one corner which included 3/27/42 date and SPEC 6-38C TYPE I, STOCK NO 27-B-348. Khaki cotton construction and large enough to cover a bed, or cot or sleeping bag when opened up. Other than a hot meal, hot shower or hot blonde, one of the most coveted items in the Pacific was a good mosquito net. You can lay awake all night wishing you had one in your collection, or get this one now- the only one we have found in years (mosquito net, that is). $49.00 (View Picture)

10002 ORIGINAL WW2 MILITARY TRUCK MANUAL (CCKW) TM 10-1501 - Maintenance Manual, 2 1/2 ton 6x6 US Army Model CCKW 352 and 353, General Motors, dated 1941. Shows a fair amount of sue with some dirt and stains on the covers and edges but contents good and legible. Corners a bit dog eared but a good sound copy for use or display. A great item to display with a WW2 collection as virtually every type unit had some connection with the ubiquitous "deuce and a half". If you are restoring one of these, this will be a life saver as it has details on how to do just about anything needed to "keep 'em rolling". These were the good old days when even a klutz could work on vehicles and get them working, just like the old Volkswagens (I kept mine going until 140,000 miles!) About 150 pages, I would think. This is the correct manual for USA registration number W-429270 to W457269in case you are looking for an exact match for that super sized SUV sitting in your driveway. $75.00 (View Picture)

- WW2 WIRE SERVICE NEWS- War news, sports, politics, humor, etc. Remember, the teletypes were how the vast majority of news was transmitted then. Teletypes sat in the corner banging away printing out stuff on massive rolls of yellow paper. No satellite phones, no TV, very few live radio feeds. Local radio stations and newspapers depended on the wire services and their reporters for the latest news (other than their local coverage). Very interesting time capsules of what was happening in all aspects of American life, while historians often focus on one or two really gigantic stories that unfolded over weeks or months. Here is "the rest of the story." Each package consists of one or more (usually several) lengths five to 10 feet long, neatly folded, with the stories just as they came across the wires, ready for the broadcasters of the day to "rip and read". (SPECIAL- buy two or more for $11.00 each- your choice)

7994 WW2 WIRE SERVICE NE WS- JUNE 18-21, 1944 - $15.00
7995 WW2 WIRE SERVICE NEWS- JUNE 22-25, 1944 - $15.00
7997 WW2 WIRE SERVICE NEWS- JULY 12-14, 1944 - $15.00
7998 WW2 WIRE SERVICE NEWS- JULY 16, 1944 - $15.00
7999 WW2 WIRE SERVICE NEWS- JULY 17, 1944 - $15.00
7990 DETROIT TIMES, OCTOBER 17, 1941 "EXTRA" - Banner headlines- "US Destroyer Torpedoed" USS Kearny hit while on patrol off Iceland. This was one of several destroyers attacked by Germans prior to our entry in WW2 (USS Greer September 4, 1941, and later the USS Reuben James). Front section of 12 pages. Folded and brittle old paper, with some recipes or ads cut out of back page, but a great addition to a WW2 display or home front collection. $10.00 (View Picture)

7639 WW2 US/UK 9MM AMMO CRATE - Wooden box with tin liner, about 8.5" wide, 10" tall and 17" long. Faded stencil on outside "3840 Cartridges, 9mm Ball M1, 1305 308 5810 A360, Lot RR-137530" These were packed with ammo in 64 round boxes, just right for filling two STEN gun magazines. I believe these were late WW2 or Korean War era procurement from Canada, but under US contract for Lend Lease, hence the U.S. style markings. The 9mm Ball M1 was standardized in 1942, and procurement from US sources was mainly for use by the OSS and probably Lend Lease as well. Great for display with OSS or UK or Lend Lease collection, or with Sten guns, or for living history use.. Wooden top is secured by two metal strips, one of which is hinged, and a cotter pin which hold the lid in place. Wooden box with tin liner, but missing wooden lid or top to the liner. Make a top out of plywood and will display okay. . $25.00 (View Picture)

LIFE MAGAZINE- WW2 ISSUES- Besides their superb photographs, these provide keen insight into the total involvement and commitment of the entire American population to the war effort. The conversion of civilian production capacity to wartime needs was a level that is unthinkable today, as well as the emphasis on conserving resources and making military goods. Virtually every family was touched in multiple ways, unlike the very detached and almost complacent attitudes which prevailed during Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. These are interesting background for any student or collector of WW2 items.

22509 LIFE MAGAZINE APRIL 9, 1945 - Iwo Jima cave demolitons on the cover. Yalta conference, Airborne assaults east of the Rhine, more Rhine crossings, long photo story on Iwo Jima after being secured. Big color section on Broadway shows. Rear pages water damaged, but still a very interesting issue. $18.00 (View Picture)

22508 LIFE MAGAZINE JANUARY 15, 1945 - Lt. Gen George S. Patton smiling on the cover. Extensive coverage of Battle of the Bulge, several articles on theater and movies, long piece on Boston. Some water damage and overall about fair condition, but a good issue anyway. $18.00 (View Picture)

22507 LIFE MAGAZINE JANUARY 1, 1945 - Open breech of 8 inch gun on the cover. Stories include shortage of critical supplies in European theater with German offenseive; battle of Hurtgen forest, move National Velvet (starring Mickey Rooney and 12 year olf Liz Taylor), Stalin's 65th birthday; a GI weds Scottish lass.. This copy shows a lot of wrinkling on the pages from being folded or dampness or something, but still is interesting reading, $18.00 (View Picture)

22506 LIFE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 4, 1944 - Nose shot from B-29 over Formosa. Stories on Gen Stilwell, Sammy's Bowery Bar, F6f Hellcat on fire-landing on carrier, actress babe, River Rhine, Lessons learned in Europe fighting. Cover loose, some damage $18.00 (View Picture)

22505 LIFE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 13, 1944 - Charles DeGaulle on cover looking smugly French, and in story too. Stories on Philippines landings, naval battle of Philippine Sea, loss of Princeton, Yamamoto, movie review- 30 seconds over Tokyo, bathing suit babes, Pablo Picasso art, various rockets (target, JATO, attack), Broadway in NY, POW camp in KY for Germans. Some damage. $18.00 (View Picture)

22504 LIFE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 30, 1944 - Superb photo of USS Iowa on cover (most beautiful warships ever built). Stories on invasion of Philippines, war art paintings of Omaha Beach, Washington Irving, Nazi atrocities, $18.00 (View Picture)

22502 LIFE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 11, 1944 - German prisoners being marched from the front on the cover. Stories on liberfation of Paris, Flying the Hump, Bailey Bridge, Labor unions' (pro-Democrat- surprise!) political action efforts, visit with authorette Daphne du Maurier $18.00 (View Picture)

22497 LIFE MAGAZINE JULY 3, 1944 - Two walking wounded on cover. Stories on Landings in Cherbourg, more on Normandy, Utah polygimists, babe model short sleepware, big section on color related to photography and printing, Gestapo in Rome, party aboard aircraft carrier at sea. $18.00 (View Picture)

22496 LIFE MAGAZINE JUNE 19, 1944 - Eisenhower on cover (torn spot about 1" x3" on the edge). 12 pages on Normandy landings and beachhead- the first photo coverage to reach the general public, Chemical warfare- smoke, flame, incendiary, gas; Mark Clark entering Rome, fighting in Northern Italy, visit with 100 year old Civil War vet. Very interesting, as well as historic, issue. $18.00 (View Picture)

22495 LIFE MAGAZINE JUNE 12, 1944 - Bombs falling on targets in Europe- Stories include "Al Capp- Lil Abner", airborne raiders in Burma, tracing care of a casualty in the Pacific. Humphrey Bogart biography, high speed photography of bullets in flight, English canals, war debris litters battlefield in Italy, babes in cowboy outfits, story showing 7 different parachute rigs, NYC flower shop. $18.00 (View Picture)

22494 LIFE MAGAZINE JUNE 5, 1944 - Mass of marching U.S. Infantry on cover of this issues that hit just prior to D-Day. Stories on Ruins of Cassino, Airborne troops in England, Forrestal sworn in as SECNAV, Lili Marlene; many pages of artwork on Women war workers; skimpy bathing suit babes, air cargo express to India; Omar Bradley biography, $18.00 (View Picture)

22493 LIFE MAGAZINE MAY 29, 1944 - AAF Gen Tooey Spaatz on cover, photo essay on Air Intelligence. 5,000th Fortress, Submarine rescue at Truk, story on "three Airmen" written by John Hersey and illustrated by Tom Lea, French and American troops in Italian campaign. $18.00 (View Picture)

22488 LIFE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 7, 1942 - Cover and feature story on USMC fighter ace (19 Jap planes in 54 days) Maj. John Smith and VMF 223; Brits at el Alamein; American landing at Oran; Eddie Rickenbacker rescued after 22 days adrift; Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire; prisons make war materials; Torpedo bombers (TBM. PBY); Santa Fe Railroad at war; New Yorker cartoon book; mining critical metals for war $18.00 (View Picture)

22487 LIFE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 9, 1942 - Cover- Mountain trooper with ice axe and shoe spikes working way down the mountain. Stories include Solomons/Guadalcanal campaign with many good images, French conscripted for slave labor, Big spread on Mountain troops, captured Zero fighter, Gen. Eisenhower $18.00 (View Picture)

22485 LIFE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 12, 1942 - Cover- geeky looking war worker in shorts working on P-38s in California desert plant. Stories include feature on southern California war plants; plus military flying safety posters; FDR visit to war plants; Gandhi in India; Liberty ship built in 10 days by Kaiser; RAF raid on Dusseldorf; Lives of Army spouses following their husbands;. $18.00 (View Picture)

22483 LIFE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 7, 1942 - Besides their superb photographs, these provide keen insight into the total involvement and commitment of the entire American population to the war effort. The conversion of civilian production capacity to wartime needs was a level that is unthinkable today, as well as the emphasis on conserving resources and making military goods. Virtually every family was touched in multiple ways, unlike the very detached and almost complacent attitudes which prevailed during Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. These are interesting background for any student or collector of WW2 items. Glider on cover. With major stories inside on gliders and also extensive story on WAACs. $18.00 (View Picture)

22475 LIFE MAGAZINE MARCH 16, 1942 - Cover has great shot of Pvt Teed in overcoat and helmet with M1 rifle at "port arms" with fixed bayonet. Stories include Miserable life in occupied France, race riots in Detroit, USN Lt. Edward O'Hare shoots down six Jap planes, and extensive piece on Pvt Teed (from the cover) a small town draftee makes the change to being a soldier. Cover is a great item to include in a M1 Garand rifle display. $18.00 (View Picture)

14203 Life Magazine- October, November, December 1944 - Ex Library bound copy of all Life Magazines for the months of October, November and December 1944. Several good military theme covers and some of celebrities or assorted babes. Lots of interesting ads, mostly touting their contributions to the war effort. Interesting coverage of current events, including near civil war in Italy and revenge on the defeated fascists as we struggled to impose a democratic government there. Reading through these is a very instructive and enjoyable time to get a feel for how united the country was in the war effort, and how totally committed everyone was to supporting the troops and making do with less at home in order to provide the resources to battle the enemy. Vastly different from today with near treasonous politicians, and virtually no sacrifices or involvement except by the military members and their families. The contrast between a supportive news media of WW2 and the “blame America first” weasels in the mainstream media is a disgusting revelation. The last 3 December issues have some water damage but they remain readable. I have seen places that cut these up for the ads and stories selling them at $2-5 each, so if you wanted to do that you could make some money on the deal after reading them. Great opened up for display with some other WW2 memorabilia. Overall about good condition. $65.00 (View Picture)

17047 LIFE MAGAZINE JANUARY 29, 1945 - Cover photo of wounded GI in wheel chair in hospital, and major photo story (13 pages) traces his experience from initial casualty through treatment at various echelons thorough medevac back to CONUS/ Excellent summary of WW2 medical process. Other stories on Russian history, early anti-blackout "G" suit, and great story on discover and non-usefulness of what everyone knows today as "silly putty". $22.00 (View Picture)

16751 LIFE MAGAZINE APRIL 20, 1942 - Babe on cover modeling latest fashions; Articles include care of Bataan wounded; 8 pages on building a Battle ship at the Philadelphia Navy Yard; and another very long article on lifestyle changes by a Mansfield, Ohio family adapting to wartime conditions; piece on Bob Hope movie “My favorite Blonde;” color section on the Whitney Museum of American Art; and a short section of cartoons depicting Nazi broken promises and subterfuge taking over countries (they really sound Obamesque!); $20.00 (View Picture)

16750 LIFE MAGAZINE APRIL 27, 1942 - Nelson Rockefeller on the cover with big story on him. Large or medium size articles on the Civil Air Patrol; 10 pages on new directions in radio broadcasting; and several pages on Santa Monica beach party with soldiers and starlets. Also articles on co-ed pool party at Department of Justice (sleazy lawyers …); moving assembly line making B-24 bombers in San Diego; women in uniform parade in NYC; three color portraits by Tom Lea; harvesting maple syrup in Vermont; etc. $20.00 (View Picture)

16749 LIFE MAGAZINE JUNE 1, 1942 - Actress Hedy Lamarr on the cover and big story on her movie “Tortilla Flat.”. Another big story on scrap drives- rubber metals, rags, etc. Biggest story is 12 pages on “Yale at War.” Another big article on Gen. Brereton organizing Army Air Forces in India. Short pieces contract Hitler’s depraved bombing of historic English city of Bath with British bombing of German cities making planes and submarines attacking Britain. Other stories include awards of MOH to Jimmy Doolittle and lesser awards to 80 of his men; color section on birds. $20.00 (View Picture)

10254 LIFE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 12, 1942 - Cover- geeky looking war worker in shorts working on P-38s in California desert plant. Stories include feature on southern California war plants; plus military flying safety posters; FDR visit to war plants; Gandhi in India; Liberty ship built in 10 days by Kaiser; RAF raid on Dusseldorf; Lives of Army spouses following their husbands;. $20.00 (View Picture)

10245 LIFE MAGAZINE JANUARY 29, 1945 - Cover photo of wounded GI in wheel chair in hospital, and major photo story (13 pages) traces his experience from initial casualty through treatment at various echelons thorough medevac back to CONUS/ Excellent summary of WW2 medical process. Other stories on Russian history, early anti-blackout "G" suit, and great story on discover and non-usefulness of what everyone knows today as "silly putty". $20.00 (View Picture)

5719 LIFE MAGAZINE- WW2 ISSUE FEBRUARY 12, 1945 -  Soviet Soldier with Mosin Nagant on cover. Major items inside on Russian Army, US Soldiers with Trenchfoot, Flight Nurses, Visit to the Raja at Jaipur $15.00 (View Picture)

8230 LIFE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 22, 1943 - Cover shows a serious looking GI with steel pot, and collar turned up. Editorial by Eisenhower on the foot soldier, some political stuff, several great military equipment ads (Jeep, etc) German General staff history, Australian animals, $18.00 (View Picture)

8229 LIFE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 8, 1943 - Cover shows South African Field Marshal Jan Smuts. Great articles on tank recovery tactics, Negro entertainers, and the Von Trapp family's new life in Vermont after the Austrian singers (the "Sound of Music" folks) fled from the Nazis. Some water damage and mildew on parts of the pages towards the back. $18.00 (View Picture)

8226 LIFE MAGAZINE JUNE 28, 1943 - Cover shows a cute Hula babe. Great articles on life aboard troop trains, British raids in Burma (nifty mounting of a Lewis gun as waist guns on a C-47). Some water damage and mildew on parts of the pages towards the back. $12.00 (View Picture)

8267 LIFE MAGAZINE MAY 28, 1945 - Starlet babe on cover, Churcull biography part 2, Captured Goering press conference, War criminals, carrier USS Franklin devastated, but saved, House design ideas, biography on Eva Braun (Hitler's babe). Corner torn off cover, some damp damage. $18.00 (View Picture)

* 8260 LIFE MAGAZINE APRIL 2, 1945 - High school babe on cover. Stories on Crossing the Rhine, military cemetery and burial procedures, more MacArthur in the Philippines. short piece on Munro "shaped charge" explosives, goo piece on Army replacement system following draftee from Port of Embarkation to the front. and long story/interview with Ernie Pyle. $18.00 (View Picture)

8257 LIFE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 19, 1945 - Cover and story on Ski fashions. Big story on MacArthur in Philippines (including the famous "I have returned" photo along with others showing it is not all that dramatic.. Dalai Lama, assorted entertainment and fashion stories. Critter damage along back pages and one corner, but displays okay. $18.00 (View Picture)

8256 LIFE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 12, 1945 - Besides their superb photographs, these provide keen insight into the total involvement and commitment of the entire American population to the war effort. The conversion of civilian production capacity to wartime needs was a level that is unthinkable today, as well as the emphasis on conserving resources and making military goods. Virtually every family was touched in multiple ways, unlike the very detached and almost complacent attitudes which prevailed during Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. These are interesting background for any student or collector of WW2 items. Soviet Soldier with Mosin Nagant on cover. Major items inside on Russian Army, US Soldiers with Trenchfoot, Flight Nurses, Visit to the Raja at Jaipur $18.00 (View Picture)

8255 LIFE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 5, 1945 - Florida beach babe on the cover. Stories on Ardennes, atrocity where Germans murdered 115 American prisoners, forgotton fronts (New Guinea, etc), several pages on Bill Mauldin (& Willy & Joe, of course), several pages on American Legends, Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, etc, some more babe shots of sleepwear, Lengthy section of sketch scenes of Russian Army in Yugoslavia. (Bosnia we call it now) $18.00 (View Picture)

8254 LIFE MAGAZINE JANUARY 29, 1945 - Cover photo of wounded GI in wheel chair in hospital, and major photo story (13 pages) traces his experience from initial casualty through treatment at various echelons thorough medevac back to CONUS/ Excellent summary of WW2 medical process. Other stories on Russian history, early anti-blackout "G" suit, and great story on discover and non-usefulness of what everyone knows today as "silly putty". $20.00 (View Picture)

8251 LIFE MAGAZINE JANUARY 8, 1945 - Babe with crochet fashion on cover. Many pages of color combat artist work about St. Lo, feature stories on movie making, Deb ball, France after the war, lots of neat military theme ads. Condition a little less than others. $15.00 (View Picture)

8250 LIFE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 25, 1944 - Christmas cover in color. Stories on Hospital in Leyte, Greek Civil War, 12 pages of color Christmas art, analysis of V-2 rocket, bio on von Rundsted, Ozark Preacher $18.00 (View Picture)

8249 LIFE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 18, 1944 - Actor on cover. Stories on battlefield Germany, story on surplus excesses, icecap rescue, inside red China, Samuel F.B. Morse (telegraph and art), Brit attack in Holland. $18.00 (View Picture)

8248 LIFE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 4, 1944 - Nose shot from B-29 over Formosa. Stories on Gen Stilwell, Sammy's Bowery Bar, F6f Hellcat on fire-landing on carrier, actress babe, River Rhine, Lessons learned in Europe fighting. Cover loose, some damage $18.00 (View Picture)

8246 LIFE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 20, 1944 - Church on cover- Thanksgiving. Stories on Chinese refugees, naval actions, Paris fashions, NY harbor, Hedda Hopper, post war use of GI surplus for hunting, NY Times extolls virtues of country life, History of V-1 Buzz Bomb attacks on London, $18.00 (View Picture)

8244 LIFE MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 6, 1944 - Broadway actress on cover. Stories on elections, Philippine naval battle, Jap civilians on Saipan, Pacific survival tips, Bob Hope movie, Tito's partisans (forerunners of today's Bosnian terrorists??), long bio on Vice Pres harry Truman. $18.00 (View Picture)

8242 LIFE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 16, 1944 - Lauren Bacall movie babe on cover and in feature story. Other stories on taking of Brest, William Penn, Newport RI mansions, Air battles. $15.00 (View Picture)

8241 LIFE MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 18, 1944 - Republican Presidential candidate Thomas Dewey on cover. Stories on battle of Mons, Gen, Marshall at home, Allies march thru Paris, End of Rialto Burlesque (Chicago strip joint), unrelated story on Kate Smith, color coverage on Japan. Some damage to back pages and center section loose, but all there. $18.00 (View Picture)

8238 LIFE MAGAZINE JULY 24, 1944 - Movie babe Jennifer Jones on cover. Stories on V-1 buzz bomb attacks on London, mopping up on Saipan, French try traitors, FDR "agrees" to run for 4th term, His Frenchness DeGaulle condescends to visit U.S., saving damaged Italian Cathedrals, Politician Dewey, babes in scanty "scarf clothing", proposal to divide Germany into three for post-war government. Synchronized swim babes, and last pages shows 8 ingenious SPAM (the pink meat kind) recipes devised by the English- sure to be yummy! $20.00 (View Picture)

885 Canvas Bucket - OD bottom, reddish brown sides and handle. 9" dia by 9" deep. Pretty sure it is GI, but might be a "fire bucket" or something. I know for sure the price is $5.00

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Shoes and Boots
Probably the most difficult to find parts of combat uniforms
as these were usually thrown away when worn out, and often got worn out after returning to civilian life.

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Headgear- Helmets, Hats and Caps

23260 Cap, field, cotton, OD with visor, 1944 - What you see is what you get. Has 1944 dated tag and is in perfect condition, but I think it is probably just a high quality reproduction. Size 7 ¼. $25.00 (View Picture)

23381 SWEATBAND FOR WW2-VIETNAM ERA "STEEL POT" HELMET - Mint- unissued with 1972 contract date, but physically the same as style used from WW2 on except for minro differences in shades of the webbing and leather. $10.00 (View Picture)

22865 WW2 ARMY AIR CORPS HELMET, FLYING, SUMMER, AN-H-15 - This was a khaki clot covering, and although called a helmet, basically served to keep the earphones tightly against the ears. Rubber earphone holders were inserted during manufacture, and the insides lined with a comfy chamois leather. This is an early war example, as in mid 1944 they added four snaps on the sides for use with an oxygen mask. Gently used, overall excellent plus with maker label as shown. Size large, suitably matched to the egos of most pilots. $110.00 (View Picture)

23026 U.S. WW2 ERA STEEL HELMET WITH WW2 STYLE LINER - Liner in excellent condition, and steel shell in G-VG condition. Chinstrap is later Vietnam era clip on style instead of sewn type. Chinstrap has 1976 contract date but steel shell and liner are WW2-Korean vintage. $95.00 (View Picture)

23025 U.S. VIETNAM ERA STEEL HELMET WITH WW2 STYLE LINER - Vietnam era steel helmet, M1, probably unissued, but with assorted scuffs and scrapes from storage. Line is WW2 style in overall G-VG condition. Suspension webbing is partially torn at the front (see photo) but still functional. One clip for attaching the sweatband is missing. Liner really needs a new paint job on the outside. $65.00 (View Picture)

20042 -U.S. Navy WW2 era “Pith Helmet” - (No, we re not lisping, these are called “pith helmets” even though the official designation is Helmet, fibre, tropical.) These are very light weight and suspended off the head sufficiently that they provide shade and some air flow for cooling and are pretty practical for use in tropical climates anywhere in the world. The are made of molded fibre material with a cloth covering. A simple sweatband inside is adjustable, so one size fits all by simply adjusting the shoestring on the sweatband. These are pretty fragile, but even with some damage, still work well. This one is marked with a Navy contract number, so it is type that would have been used by SEABEEs, or people assigned to shore duty, but probably not for shipboard use. This one has some slight crushing damage on the top of the crown and the lump at the top has a reddish (rust?) stain. No chin strap, otherwise an average, but still very presentable example. $45.00 (View Picture)

20041 U.S. Navy WW2 era “Pith Helmet” - (No, we re not lisping, these are called “pith helmets” even though the official designation is Helmet, fibre, tropical.) These are very light weight and suspended off the head sufficiently that they provide shade and some air flow for cooling and are pretty practical for use in tropical climates anywhere in the world. The are made of molded fibre material with a cloth covering. A simple sweatband inside is adjustable, so one size fits all by simply adjusting the shoestring on the sweatband. These are pretty fragile, but even with some damage, still work well. This one is marked with a Navy contract number, so it is type that would have been used by SEABEEs, or people assigned to shore duty, but probably not for shipboard use. This one is used fine plus condition with former owner name marked in the crown, and lots of other marks on the underside of the brim, presumably paces he served or visited, but they are almost impossible to decipher. No chin strap, or adjusting shoelace, otherwise a well above average example. $65.00 (View Picture)

16678 LOT OF 3 HAT/COVERS - What you see is what you get. Two covers for a frame type hat. Khaki one has a grommet in the front for an insignia, and I think it is USMC. White one does not and may be Navy or ??. Khaki “overseas cap” has grommet on the side, so I believe it is USMC. Not sure if I have the identified correctly and no idea what size they are. Used fine to excellent. The lot for only $15.00 (View Picture)

16677 MOSQUITO HEADNET - Mosquito head net made of fine OD mesh fabric with a drawstring at the top and bottom and a stiff cloth beading in the shape of a ring to keep it opened up a bit. Used VG-fine condition. Not sure if this is military or civilian, but price is $10.00 regardless. $10.00 (View Picture

2688VW97 USMC sniper Helmet Cover Basically a coloth helmet cover but printed "green side" only with mosquito net also printed in green camo pattern attached to cover neck as well.  Tie straps at bottom of netting have been removed,otherwise mint.  (See Moran USMC Uniforms & Equipment of WW2, p. 86) $35.00

2692VW108 Helmet Cover, OD cotton, with slits no markings. Mint! $35.00

2696VW116 M1943 Field Jacket Hood (Hood only) size M, Mint! $20.00

**SOLD** 1189 Early WW2 U.S. M1 Helmet with Hawley Fiber liner Liner is thick type unique to Hawley FiberCo with cotton twill over cardboard type construction. (See Chris Armold's excellent "Steel Pots" book pp. 95-100) This early example has the silver colored suspension webbing, and the leather chinstrap (somewhat dry and flaky) riveted in place and a frame type buckle, not the later clamping buckle. Has snap-in headband with leather only on front portion. Four dings on the inside of the liner above the right eyebrow, one of which has torn thru the fragile rim. Fabric frayed thru in two spots in front and one at the rear, none over 3/8-1/2" long. Just a couple of dirty spots on the outer fabric. Overall excellent example of the early style that is seldom seen. Fixed loop (bail) helmet is early example in exceptional condition. Original chinstrap in excellent condition with just slightest traces of wear. Shell has early stainless steel rim, welded at the front. Original dark OD paint and cork texturing material over about 98% of the helmet exterior, missing from just the sharp edge of the rim, and two scraped spots on the left rear each less than 1" square. Good relief on the texturing, little wear, and never repainted. 100% of interior OD paint, so never got used for cooking or anything. Pot does have four tiny vertical cracks just barely visible on the left rear, each no more than 1 inch long. Despite the minor flaws mentioned, this is an exceptionally nice early piece for the serious collector.

**SOLD** VW93 U.S. Airborne M1 steel helmet. M1-C Liner a very desirable early one by Inland (maker of the M1A1 carbine for airborne troops also produced only 39,000 airborne configured helmet liners!) with early hole in front, khaki "Y" straps mounted under regular suspension elements. Has old leather chin cup. String adjustable suspension with old sweatband. Snap studs on inside of liner. Liner has about 99% dark green paint with fine sand. Pot a late one with rear seam, and has been repainted. Chin strap loops are square movable types Dark green chin strap clips onto loops, has short strap to snap onto liner snaps. While correct airborne design, this is a very recent vintage chin strap. Has British net cover and repro first aid dressing attached. This particular helmet liner is very scarce and desirable, and even with the mediocre pot and late chin strap is good representative WW2 airborne item. Make sure you get a copy of Steel Pots by Chris Armold (who runs a great site, The Militaria Collectors Exchange, http://www.tmcx.com) This new book is a must for anyone interested in US helmets, solidy researched, well written and fullof useful illustrations, many in color.. This has full details on this scarce Inland Airborne item.

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Miscellaneous Treasures

**NEW ADDITION** 22371 WW2 PT BOAT CREWMAN’S MEMORABILIA FROM MTBRON 7 (PT-127 through PT-138) - These came from Torpedoman’s Mate 3rd class (eventually 1st Class) Leander John Stuchlik who served with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Seven. This squadron included PT Boats PT-127 through PT-138, and fought in New Guinea and the Philippines. The neatest is a “UNLIMITED JAP HUNTING LICENSE” (about 11” x 14”) signed by the greatest PT Boat hero, Medal of Honor winner John D. Bulkeley. This was presented upon commissioning of the Squadron to each of the crew members. The License is somewhat dinged but now in a plastic sleeve and would look great framed with a photo of a PT Boat. We have added a copy of the book, “Sea Wolf,” the fascinating biography of RADM Bulkeley which is great background for understanding the PT Boat mindset, as well as Bulkeley’s personal drive and leadership. The lot also includes TM3 Stuchlik’s white canvas seabag (about 13” diameter x 34” long) with his stenciled name and a field painted marking “RON 7” for Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 7. Also WW2 vintage U.S. NAVY white blanket and white canvas hammock. (yes, the Navy still used hammocks on most ships during WW2). The hammock (canvas body about 39” x 72”) is marked with Stuchlik’s name, but the blanket has another person’s name on it. Seabag and hammock are in VG- fine used condition with minimal staining. The clew lines for hanging the hammock have been removed from one end, but will still be nice for a display, or you can replace then and take a nap. Blanket has some moth damage, but still displays nicely. Also, a batch of personal documents including Stuchlik’s rolled up Boot Camp graduation panoramic photograph (not shown in the photos of this lot) with names of all the members written on the back; his Torpedoeman’s Mate school graduation certificate; a September 1942 certificate of graduation from the PT Boat Training Unit, Melville, RI., and an August 1946 discharge booklet explaining (to prospective employers) what he did as a Torpedoman’s Mate 1st Class. There are also a number of later personal documents relating to VA disability claims and medical matters. Besides these there is a large pile of about 25 PT Boat veterans “PT Boater” newspapers, filled with history and personal tidbits and distributed at reunions circa 1980s-1990s. MORE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND- Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Seven (MTBRON 7) was commissioned: 4 September 1943 and decommissioned: 15 February 1945. It was assigned the following PT Boats: Elco 80-foot PT's 127-133 and Elco 77-foot PT's 134-138 MTBRON 7 was assigned to the Southwest Pacific, saw action in New Guinea waters at Tufi, Morobe, Kiriwina, Dreger Harbor, and Aitape, and in Philippine waters at San Pedro Bay and at Ormoc. MTB Squadron 7 was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for action in the New Guinea area from April 1, 1944 to February 1, 1945. SEA WOLF: A Biography of RADM John D. Bulkeley, USN, by William B. Breuer, is a great biography of a real warrior, wartime leader and fearless commander who made tough choices and demanded the best of himself and his men. John D. Bulkeley earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic exploits as a PT boat commander, starting with actions against the Japanese in the Philippines, and the evacuation of MacArthur. Beside combat leadership, Bulkeley took no crap from Fidel Castro who accused Americans of “stealing” water at Guantanamo Bay after the Cubans turned it off. Bulkeley, base commander in 1960 promptly cut a section out of the pipeline and told Castro to basically eff off. Later Bulkeley headed up the Board of Inspection and Survey, charged with inspecting Navy ships to report their material condition. He did so enthusiastically. Pulling no punches, and embarrassing lots of very senior people. He served in this last job just about forever, and was admired and respected, as much as feared for his ability to turn up in the most remote sections of a ship, from the bilges to the masthead to inspect every detail. A great read, and a good insight into the type of leader that made our Navy the excellent one it was, but sadly is no more. Used fine with good dust jacket. HAMMOCKS- Basic hammock design changed little from the earliest days of the U.S. Navy (and indeed from what the Royal Navy had been using since about 1597.) While the U.S. Navy was phasing out hammocks in the 1920s, they remained in use aboard some ships until WW2 and perhaps even later aboard a few ships. Construction is pretty similar on all the examples I could find (for both US and foreign navies). Traditionally sailors slung their hammocks from hooks on the deck beams on the gun deck at night, and in the morning would roll them up and stow them in the hammock nettings atop the bulwarks on the weather deck, where they would provide some added protection during battle, and at least be out of the way during normal ship’s routine. Note that the clew lines are made so that the outer ones are shorter than the inner ones, giving the hammock a nice cup type shape. Some hammock trivia: In the Napoleonic era and earlier, the Royal Navy allowed wives aboard ship, and the command “shake a leg” was used to confirm that hammock occupants were not sailors supposed to be up and about. When a sailor died at sea, they were wrapped in their hammock, a cannon ball placed between their feet and the hammock sewn up with the final stitch taken through the nose tissue (the lack of any response confirming that the sailor was indeed dead!), and then the body was buried at sea. Further reference material on PT boats in WW2: At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy by Robert Bulkley (no relation to MOH winner John D. Bulkeley). AN ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY OF PT’S IN WORLD WAR II- Navy History Division 296 page .pdf file mainly about the boats, little about operations on line at: http://www.gdinc.com/AN_Admin_History_of_PTs-001.pdf “They Were Expendable”- John Wayne movie dramatizing PT boat exploits at the start of WW2. The lot of items from TM1/c Leander John Stuchlik- seabag, hammock, blanket, “Jap Hunting Certificate” signed by Bulkeley, military documents, personal documents and the PT Boat Veterans newspaper lot all for $295.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21559 U.S. Rifle scabbard for M1 Garand or M1903- Leather strap - (At least I think that is what it is.) About 49 inches long and 7/8" wide, with roller buckle on one end. Condition as shown in the photos- somewhat stiff and some darkening of the leather in areas, but great to finish up that scabbard that needs the long strap so you can rig it on your horse and go chase Pancho Villa. $29.00 (View Picture)

SMM2490 EXCELLENT U.S. M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Made by Boyt, US in oval on flap, BOYT 42 clearly stamped on back. Handsome medium colored leather, not died or oil soaked like many of these holsters are. Leather is excellent, supple and in good condition with no cracking and no scuffs or scrapes. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $175.00 (View Picture)

SMA2484 WW2 M3 SLING FOR THOMPSON SMG. - Similar to the WW1 Kerr ``Nobuckl`` design, but a lighter mustard color web, blued hardware and shorter straps. Overall excellent condition. $150.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2487 Leather Sling U.S. M1907 - - This is a WWII vintage sling, marked `MILSCO 1943`. The sling has steel hardware which was used after late 1942 when brass conserved for higher priority items. The sling is in very good condition with no cracking or stretching. This is the correct sling for the 1903, 1903A3, P17 or M1 Garand rifles. $100.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2488 Leather Sling U.S. M1907 WWI - Field Modifications - - This is a WWI vintage sling, marked `WT&B CO /1918` and also R-S /B.F.T. The sling has brass hardware which was used from the model`s introduction until late 1942 when it was conserved for higher priority items. The sling is in very good condition with supple leather, very little stretching and no cracking. Sling has been shortened but it is long enough for display purposes so we are selling it at a bargain price. This is the correct sling for the 1903, 1903A3, P17 or M1 Garand rifles. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMA2328 Sling U.S. Web ``M-1 Garand``. - These were used from late WW2 thru 1960s. Although most collectors think of them as being associated with the M1 Garand, they were issued with all U.S. service rifles. This sling is in very good condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

22246 M1 CARBINE SLING OILERS (LOT OF 2- REPRO) - Two excellent conditon reproduction oilers for use with M1 Carbine slings. One parkerized, one blued, both unmarked, but fully functional. Fine for reenactor use or shooters. (For the real cheapskates, get a piece of 3/8" dowel, but it off to the right length and paint it gray or black and that will work to hold the butt end of the sling...) Both for only $15.00 (View Picture)

22107 1944 DATED U.S. CANVAS MUZZLE COVER - Used with just about all the rifles and carbines. Mint unissued as shown. NOTE- We strongly advise AGAINST actually storing guns with these in place as the canvas tends to absorb moisture and you risk getting some undetected rust. But, you stsill must have one for display! $6.00 (View Picture)

22063 COMBINATION TOOL, M10 FOR M1 GARAND - Although not truly a WW2 issue accessory, these were later issued with all the WW2 vintage M1 Garand rifles to replace the tedious and marginally effective thong and pull through for cleaning. In addition to a great cleaning rod, the handle is also a very useful tool with large and small screwdriver blades for the buttplate screws and the gas cylinder lock screw, and the other end of the handle serves as a very effective an easy to use bolt disassembly tool. These were carried in the buttstock trap in a canvas case. $25.00 (View Picture)

23100 WW2 U.S. NAVY SHIP'S "BATTLE LANTERN" - This is the real WW2 type made of gray painted steel construction, not the later yellow plastic design. Good example needing a good cleaning. No batteries. No idea what the inside looks like but possibly corroded, but maybe not. The battle lanterns were mounted in key locations throughout navy ships, in magazine, at ladders, over critical control panels, etc to provide lighting in case of loss of ship’s power. They were often taken into small boats and landing craft as well, or used to provide light when working on gear in dark spaces. Nice to include in a USN or USMC WW2 display. We had been donating all we could find to the USS Slater (DE-766) a museum ship in Albany, NY, but they have enough now. Visit this historic ship if you get the chance, or at least their excellent website http://www.ussslater.org $35.00 (View Picture)

23050 BARREL COVER FOR .50 BMG M2 WITH HANDLE INSTALLED - This is not the skinny cover that just slips over the exposed forward portion of the barrel, but the full length cover for the spare barrel for the ground gun with the carrying handle installed on the barrel. It is a lousy photo, but the case is about 48 inches long with full length zipper, made of heavy MRT treated OD canvas. Stencil markings: “1005-569-1031, Cover, Cal..50 Barrel, 6591031” Probably WW2 through early Vietnam era. First of these we have seen. Looks unused, just dirty from long storage. $40.00 (View Picture)

22970 U.S. MILITARY WW2- VIETNAM ERA FLASHLIGHT- G.T. PRICE - Standard military design, virtually unchanged since early WW2, differing only in maker names and address. These are used, and we have several, but lookslike most have the spare bulb under the spring at the rear chap, and an assortment of color/diffuser discs under the screw off cap at the back. Some have some rust from battery leakage on the internal parts, but should work okay. If you want a flashlight- buy a Maglite, but if you want a collector item for your display, this is what you need. $10.00 (View Picture)

22968 U.S. MILITARY WW2- VIETNAM ERA FLASHLIGHT- FULTON - Standard military design, virtually unchanged since early WW2, differing only in maker names and address. These are used, and we have several, but lookslike most have the spare bulb under the spring at the rear chap, and an assortment of color/diffuser discs under the screw off cap at the back. Some have some rust from battery leakage on the internal parts, but should work okay. If you want a flashlight- buy a Maglite, but if you want a collector item for your display, this is what you need. $10.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMM2447 Early M1911Two-Tone Magazine. - The right magazine for early Colt 1911 pistols. Very good condition with good 2 tone colors. This is just the thing to complete an early Colt 1911. $125.00 (View Picture)

22897 U.S. GI DUFFEL BAG OR BARRACKS BAG- CHEAP! - WW2 to Vietnam style made without the later shoulder straps for easier carrying. Prior owner name Billy Harris and service numbers stenciled on the side. A few minor punctures, but suitable for hauling just about anything that is not really tiny. Great for a reenactor or stuff it full of lightweight filling for “cargo” in a military vehicle. Or, haul the team’s sporting gear around in it. CHEAP! $5.00 (View Picture)

22895 U.S. MODEL 1944 WOOL SLEEPING BAG AND COVER- MINT - (Lewis, Doughboy to GI, page 227) Starting in 1942 the Army began to get away from issuing everyone two blankets for field use, and instead started using these wool sleeping bags. The early ones like this had a zipper that went about a third of the way down, but by the end of WW2 they were using a full length zipper. These could be used as is, or with a cotton sheet type insert, and/or a poplin outer cover to provide some wind and rain protection. The woolen bag is in about mint unissued condition with just a bit of storage soiling. The labels and instructions glued to the wool material are intact. This comes with the poplin outer cover, in similar mint condition. Both have legible 1945 contract dates. Lots of the sleeping bags on the market are nasty from years of abuse by scout camps and the like, but this is a superb example for the collector who likes minty stuff. Bag and cover for only (View Picture)

22562 GRENADE, HAND, PRACTICE, M21 (WW2 PINEAPPLE STYLE) - The blue practice version of the WW2 through 1960s “Pineapple” Mark 2 (or Mark II) hand grenades. Has the original paint although somewhat worn. Comes with fuze, which has been fired, and the handle (spoon) and safety pin, so it is visually complete. No flammable or explosive contents, totally INERT $35.00 (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)

14443 U.S. Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge- EXPERT with SIX DIFFERENT BARS - Includes Rifle, Bayonet, Pistol-D, Auto Rifle, Submachine Gun, and Carbine bars. 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)

22403 U.S. WW2 M3 SLING FOR THOMPSON SMG - Similar to the WW1 Kerr "Nobuckl" design, but a lighter mustard color web, blued hardware and shorter straps. Overall excellent plus, near mint, condition with a couple spots of red rubber band residue that should be fairly easy to pick off. The best we have seen in a long time, and we don't see many at all. $95.00 (View Picture)

22168 SCARCE WW2 USAAF "GLOVES, FLYING, ANTI-EXPOSURE TYPE F-1 - Specification No. 3253, Order No. W38-038 AC-83579, The B.F. Goodrich Co.. These are a thin rubberized fabric, similar tot hat used on the Mae West life preservers. These were part of the U.S.A.A.F. Suit, Flying, Anti-Exposure, Quick Donning Type R-1. Manufactured by The B F Goodrich Co. One size only. That was a waterproofed/airproofed orange/yellow neoprene coated nylon coverall with integral boots and hood. Fitted with drawstring closures at the wrists and neck. Issued with the suit were the F-1 anti-exposure gloves, in a zipped orange yellow carrying bag. The suit was intended for quick donning (30 to 40 seconds) by heavy bomber crews before emergency ditching at sea. It provided protection from exposure while floating in cold waters. One pair of gloves as shown in the photos- $35.00 (View Picture)

22280 M1 CARBINE CARRYING CASE (SHANE 1944) - Used excellent condition with a hint of couple of rubbed spots. Good clear U.S. on the outside and maker markings SHANE MFG CO./1944 on the inside. This is a genuine WW2 issue case, not one of the recently made copies that some pass off as originals. $135.00 (View Picture)

22163 RARE WW2 2.36” BAZOOKA ACCESSORY- AMMO CARRYING BAG- MINT! - OD Canvas bag made by Boyt in 1945 and so marked. This is similar to a miniature duffle bag, but made specifically to carry three 2.36” bazooka rockets in their fiber shipping containers. The top of the bag has two web strips to keep the tubes aligned in the bag, and a cover flap with two lift the dot fasteners to protect the contents. There are provisions for a carrying handle on the side and also a shoulder strap. About mint unissued. This is only the second one of these we have ever encountered. A great accessory for someone with a M1 or M9 Bazooka, or a collection of anti-tank weaponry. (We also have a wooden crate for the 2.36” rockets listed elsewhere. Free shipping if you order both items at the same time.) $195.00 (View Picture)

21795 U.S. M1907 LEATHER SLING- BRASS CLAWS- WW1 or WW2 - Used VG-Fine nice and supple, some markings visible, but not enough to be sure of maker or date, but definitely U.S. military issue from WW1 or WW2. $135.00 (View Picture)

21505 U.S. M1938 WIRE CUTTERS AND CASE- EXCELLENT PLUS! - Cutters are excellent with clear markings U.S. HKP, 1944 and retains about 98% of the blue-black finish, and apparently never used to cut anything with traces of cosmoline around the rivets. Pouch is about mint unissued with maker name and 1942 date. An $125.00 (View Picture)

21082 BAR COMBINATION TOOL 7264450 - Mint unissued- have several, some individually packed in cosmoline, some bulkpacked in VCI wrap. Will honor requests for greasy wrapped one or clean one as supplies permit. These have two screwdriver blades, a wrench for the flash hider, and a spanner for the buffer tube cap. Neat item for any collector of modern U.S. martial arms. $10.00 (View Picture)

20817 WW2 U.S. D-DAY STYLE “COVER, WATERPROOF, RIFLE OR CARBINE” - 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. $20.00 (View Picture)

20712 U.S. M1 CARBINE SLING "C" TIP Olive drab - OD color webbing with the early “C” clips on the tips. Excellent plus condition, part of a small lot that came out of a military surplus sale years ago. The metal tips are all painted OD which is a bit odd, but knowing the source of these, they are guaranteed to be genuine U.S.. military issue in exactly the condition they came out of the military supply system. $95.00 (View Picture)

20284 U.S. Army artilleryman’s “Belt, Primer, M8 (D7225490)” - WW2 issue item used by gunners firing the 155mm and 8 inch guns and howitzers that used bagged propellant charges. Unlike guns with metallic cartridges having a fixed primer, the gunner needed to manually insert a primer in the breech for each time the bag type guns were fired. These were similar to a center fire rifle blank cartridge, and would fit nicely into the loops around the top of this belt. Not sure what the pockets were for, maybe a lanyard or loose primer, or something, but this is a good example of a scarce WW2 artillery item. $25.00 (View Picture)

19630 WW2 MODEL 1910 "T-HANDLE" ENTRENCHING TOOL (SHOVEL) - The “T-Handle Entrenching tool” was adopted in 1910 and remained in service until replaced by the folding type adopted in 1943. These were made during both WW1 and WW2, and we think this one is probably WW2 production, but it would suffice as a represetnative tool for WW1 as well. This one has been used and shows some dings onteh metal and a large chip on one end of the cross handle, but has been repainted all over. This may have been a GI paint job, or a later collector, but is has some worn spots her and there so it looks like a nice period paint job- not minty, but not used much either, with nearly all the paint remaining on the blade. Nicer looking than most of these we find. $95.00 (View Picture)

1273 U.S. Model 1907 LEATHER SLING- 1942 DATED - This one is a bit stiff and dirty and nasty looking, but really needs a good cleaning and it will look a lot better. It has the typical WW2 steel claws, and has a very faint 1942 date but maker is illegible. These were standard issue until mid WW2 (and quite often later than that) with the M1903, M1903A3, M1917 and M1 Garand rifles, and the trench guns. $85.00 (View Picture)

18434 U.S. MODEL 1907 LEATHER SLING - WW1 vintage with most of the darkened finish on the brass claws. Leather is darkened from age and stiff with cracking. Fine for display, but none of this 80+ year old leather should be actually used for carrying or shooting. No markings visible, but a hint of their presence remains in the usual location behind the hook. WW1 slings were on hand and issued in large numbers during WW2. $75.00 (View Picture)

18322 WW1 GRENADE VEST/ WW2 Trench gun ammo vest - Mint unissued, with ten pockets with snap flaps on the front. Wide neck strap and two sets of ties to secure it around the body. (Straps and ties were rolled up and stuffed in the pockets, just as it left the factory, but removed for the photo.) These were used in WW1 for carrying hand or rifle grenades (the VB type) and there are photos showing these being worn in WW2 by troops with trench guns. This one has maker marking THE L.N. GROSS CO. $49.00 (View Picture)

17645 WW2 U.S. ISSUE “COVER, WATERPROOF, RIFLE OR CARBINE” - 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. $20.00 (View Picture)

17557 RARE U.S. WW2 2.36" BAZOOKA ROCKET BAG - (Doughboy to GI page 207.) Officially the Bag, Carrying, Rocket, M6 this holds three rockets in their cardboard shipping tubes, or removed from them.. The flap is secured by two snaps and there is a shoulder strap and two carrying handles attached to the back. First one of these we have EVER found, and great to go with that 2.36” bazooka you have. Mixed khaki and OD web construction. Maker name and 1945 date stamped on the inside of the flap. Overall fine condition except for a couple of rust spots. $250.00 (View Picture)

17541 U.S. M1910 "T HANDLE SHOVEL- AMES 1943 MARKED - One of the last of the M1910 "T-Handle" shovels, as these were phased out by the introduction of the M1943 Entrenching tool with the folding blade which was much less cumbersome to carry. This one retains about 10-20% of the original OD paint, and would look great if you wanted to repaint it, although we prefer to keep original finish on our collector items. No rust or pitting. Wood is in great shape. Except for the loss of paint, this is one of the nicest T-handle shovels we have seen, and one of the few with WW2 date. Coincidentally, Ames has a history of making edged weapons, and even some firearms for the U.S. military back to the 1830s, and just Ames manufactured items would be a neat collecting niche. $95.00 (View Picture)

17385 EXTRA NICE WW2 SADDLE SCABBARD FOR M1 GARAND - Sharply marked U.S. J.Q.M.D. [Jefferson Quartermaster Depot]. 1943. This has the op rod cover made of blackened brass (others were made with parkerized steel, or brown painted steel, or leather covers). Probably never issued but has picked up some scattered minor scuffs and scrapes but is not oil soaked or dry rotted, or crushed flat. Both attaching straps are missing, but excellent for display as is. One of the best of the dozens of saddle scabbards we have had over the years. $150.00 (View Picture)

17088 M1 GARAND CLIPS (12 EACH) - 12 US GI M1 Garand clips, used excellent to new condition. Enough to fill two bandoleers or one cartridge belt (with two left over) $15.00 (View Picture)

16882 WW2 CASUALTY IDENTIFICATION TAGS - One booklet of tags printed on cardstock, about 3" x 8" with reinforced hole at top. Places for info such as name, address, age, religion, race, sex, next of kin, where tagged, date 194_, time, diagnosis, treatment given, morphine, tourniquet etc. Booklet originally had 20 tags, but two or three missing now, probably used in training, or removed due to storage soiling. Unused, but showing age and soiling/wrinkling from storage in damp area. Grim reminder of the fact the freedom is not free. Great for display with WW2 medic/aid station items. $12.00 (View Picture)

16481 M1 GARAND CLIPS (12 EACH) - 12 US GI M1 Garand clips, used excellent to new condition. Enough to fill two bandoleers or one cartridge belt (with two left over) $15.00 (View Picture)

16222 U.S. M3 SHOULDER HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - WW2 issue made by Enger Kress, the largest maker of these, and as usual, not dated. Previous owner initials We inked on back behind maker marks. Someone glued an extra strip of leather over the lower portion for some unknown purpose, but it does not detract from appearance much. Nice supple leather. Snaps intact, unlike many where the male stud for the belt strap has popped loose. Overall G-VG, would be fine except for he strip of added leather. $110.00 (View Picture)

15859 WW2 KHAKI WEB .30-06 BANDOLEERS FOR M1903 OR M1 GARAND- LOT OF TWO - Early WW2 style which used printed lot cards inserted into the end pocket to identity the type of ammunition, maker and lot. After about 1943 they decided that the cheap cotton bandoleers were expendable, and just stamped the info directly on to the cloth. Each pocket had a cardboard insert to keep the bullet points from poking through the think cotton fabric. Each bandoleer has six pockets which could hold two five round clips for a total of 60 rounds when issued to troops armed with the M1903, 1917 or BAR rifles. When issued for troops with the M1 Garand, each pocket held one eight round clip for a total of 48 rounds. The normal combat issue was for troops to fill their cartridge belts (10 pockets) with ammo, and then carry two bandoleers. These bandoleers are missing the cardboard inserts. For display purposes you could clip up some ammo and fill the pockets, or you could use blocks of wood or some pieces of cardboard cut to the right size, or possibly just wad up some paper to fill the pockets. This is a lot of TWO bandoleers, used, excellent, unmarked, and in the early WW2 slightly greenish khaki color, complete with no cardboard inserts, clips or ammo. These can be sent in a padded mailer for $5.00 shipping $15.00 (View Picture)

15849 M1 GARAND, “SLING, WEB, M1” post-WW2, used fine-excellent cu - The cotton web is the green OD color, and is unmarked, as are most after 1944-45. This one shows some use with the black paint finish worn off the “D” tip and it looks like it was polished, but otherwise fine-excellent. This has the post 1945 hardware with the thick sheet metal keeper with the stiffening ridge across the back. These were used from Korea through Vietnam. $20.00 (View Picture)

15848 U.S. CARBINE CARRYING CASE ALTERED FOR M1903 OR M1 RIFLE - Although some people try to pass these off as some sort of rare official model, in reality they are the unofficial theater made product of some rifle-toting GIs who were envious of the carbine armed troops who had a nifty canvas case to keep their weapons from getting all dirty. The merely got themselves a carbine case, and cut the barrel end off at the tip and sewed on an extension made of whatever canvas they could find. The workmanship is usually rather crude. This is just such an example. It displays very nicely and it is not immediately obvious that the stitching holding the extension on is undone on one side. Otherwise fine to excellent, with sharp US on the outside and SHANE MFG CO/1944 on the inside. $85.00 (View Picture)

15763 EXTRA NICE WW2 SADDLE SCABBARD FOR M1 GARAND - Sharply marked “U.S./ BOYT/ 42” This has the op rod cover made of blackened brass (others were made with parkerized steel, or brown painted steel, or leather covers). Overall excellent and mostly a dark russet brown, but some lighter colored areas due to variations in leather. Has picked up scattered minor scuffs and scrapes but is not oil soaked or dry rotted, or crushed flat. Missing both the long straps for attaching to the scabbard, but excellent for display as is. A good representative example of this accessory for the M1 Garand that remained in use until the end of the Horse Cavalry in 1943, and then saw some use with vehicles. Among the best of the dozens of saddle scabbards we have had over the years, with or without the straps. $149.00 (View Picture)

15716 EXTRA NICE WW2 SADDLE SCABBARD FOR M1 GARAND - Sharply marked U.S. J.Q.M.D (Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot) , 1943. This has the op rod cover made of parkerized steel (others were made with blackened brass, or brown painted steel, or leather covers). Overall excellent and mostly a dark russett brown, but some ligher colored areas due to variations in leather. Has picked up scattered minor scuffs and scrapes but is not oil soaked or dry rotted, or crushed flat. Both attaching straps are present, although the large snap hooks to attache to the saddle are missing, but excellent for display as is. A good representative example of this accessory for the M1 Garand that remained in use until the end of the Horse Cavalry in 1943, and then saw some use with vehicles. Among the best of the dozens of saddle scabbards we have had over the years, and hard to find with the straps. $195.00 (View Picture)

15424 U.S. ARMY 7 X 50 BINOCULARS M15A1 MADE IN WORLD WAR 2 - Serial number 23830. Made by Westinghouse as part of an order for 12,000 in 1944. (Note- while the nomenclature is molded in, these were not marked as to maker, but Westinghouse is the only firm that made the M15 or M15A1 binoculars.) Top quality and ruggedly made to withstand decades of hard use by troops in the field, or aboard ships by lookouts, gun crews, the Officers of the Deck, skippers, etc. These were made in many Models/Marks and Mods, with the differences mainly in different types of grid reticules for special purposes, or minor manufacturing differences by different makers. This pair has excellent, bright, clear optics and will give years of use, as well as being a good collector item. About 90-95% of the black finish remains on the metal parts and the leather covering is in excellent condition. Complete with original woven nylon neck strap. $135.00 (View Picture)

15042 U.S. Army early Mine Detector AN/PRS-1 (1944) - The most familiar WW2 mine detector was the SCR-625 that looked like a dinner plate on the end of a long pole, and these are seen fairly often. However we have the “other” mine detector that was used in WW2, the AN/PRS-1 which like the SCR-625 had a long pole handle and a shoulder pack power supply and battery, but the sensor at the end of the pole looked like and oversize beer can with two pairs of thin rods sticking out on the left and right sides of the can. Despite some technical advantages over the SCR-625 in terms of types of mines which could be detected, the AN/PRS-1 was notoriously difficult to keep operating, and it was soon made obsolete and most were scrapped. This one comes in the original footlocker size shipping chest and appears to be nearly complete. I know it is missing the manuals (TM11-1151, Detector Set AN/PRS-1, 52 pages) and a radio type headset for the operator to hear the beep as the detector passes over a mine. I am positive that this unit no longer works. The cylindrical head assembly shows some very bad corrosion and exfoliation which is unsightly and could be cleaned up or made to look pretty with a little Bondo work and OD spray paint. There is one chip out of the Bakelite ring around the head, but the piece is included and can be epoxied back in place. One of the battery connector plugs has pulled loose, but it is present and ready of an easy repair. One electrical cord (I think the one that had a jack for the headset) has been cut off. The canvas backpack for carrying the power supply and batteries is included but has some acid holes in the top which could be covered over with a piece of canvas for better appearance. (I will include the four old batteries that were in it when we found it, totally worthless for use, but maybe you can use the connectors to adapt to something else?) The carrying chest (10” x 15” x 28”) is in excellent condition with sharp stencil markings. This is a nice collectible item for any WW2 collection, or showing the evolution of technology. Left in the crate, it would be wonderful cargo for a military vehicle. Shipping weight about 55 pounds and can go UPS. $195.00 (View Picture)

15017 LARGE BATTLE DRESSING- CAMOUFLAGED, CARLISLE MODEL - The is a large unit, folded up in a flimsy pasteboard box. December 1, 1944 contract date. Wrapped in plastic for protection, Mint, unissued but a bit beat up from long storage, and small area or waterstain on one end of the container- have not opened to check contents. $18.00 (View Picture)

14954 U.S. GUNNER'S QUADRANT, M1 WITH CARRYING CASE - Precision instrument to set the desired degree of elevation for artillery (or even heavy machine guns for indirect fire). This is the M1 version as used in WW2 and Korea. The aluminum carrying case is a later (Korean or Vietnam era?) type as in WW2 they used a leather case. Used excellent. Much of the yuck on the back of the case is masking tape residue that soaking with WD-40 will remove without harming the paint. $135.00 (View Picture)

13154 Carrying case for M1903A4 scope - This is the case, carrying, M67 which is actually for some sort of artillery slide rule, but it is nearly identical to the M65 carrying case for the M73B1/Weaver 330C scopes. The only differences are the markings, the use of a loop for attachment to the belt instead of the M1910 belt hooks, and the addition of a divider strip inside the case which does not interfere with use with a scope. Fine for a renactor or for someone who does not need to have the more expensive correct case. $18.00 (View Picture)

11458 M1936 SADDLE SCABBARD FOR M1 GARAND RIFLE- -
Made by unidentified maker as marking is illegible. A well used example that is still somewhat flexible. Only one of the securing straps is present and it has been rigged up as a carrying handle. Similar to the M1918 scabbard for the M1903 rifle, but with the addition of a metal trough on the right to clear the operating rod handle, and use of a plug at the muzzle end. Medium brown color. Overall about good condition, and okay as a representative example, but not a prize for the condition collector. These saw little actual use in WW2, but were the final saddle scabbard issued to the cavalry before they were "unhorsed" during WW2. Why get a repro when you can get an original. $110.00 (View Picture)

10284 USMC WW2 CAMOUFLAGE PONCHO - This is earlier type without the grommets on the side to assist in setting up shelters. No maker markings that I could find, but this is well used and they could have worn or been scrubbed off. 2C 0272 stenciled in several places, using black, red or yellow (the latter being two favorite USMC colors) but meaning us unknown and the numbers may be a little different on some of the markings. One torn spot along one of the edges, about 12 inches long, but could be sewn up if desired. Nice and flexible (some are stiff as a board). A little faded from use, but still displays nicely. Besides USMC these also were used by some Navy troops (SEABEE, etc). First one of these we have had for a long time. $149.00 (View Picture)

10212 WW2 CANTEEN- ALUMINUM - Aluminum, marked U.S. /S.M.Co /1945 Used good but with some dents. $18.00 (View Picture)

7868 WW1/WW2 U.S. ARMY WOODEN TENT PEGS - Set of five, enough for one shelter half as carried by the doughboy and GI. Old originals which range from used VG to unissued old stock. Once fairly common, these are now pretty hard to find. $25.00 (View Picture)

WW2 USN MAE WEST LIFE JACKET- Rubberized gray fabric with holder and toggle for C)2 cartridge inflation and emergency manual inflation tube.  Metal fittings somewhat corroded at joints probably from slat water setting up electrolysis on the dissimilar metals used.  Have two, and markings only legible on one- "DATE OF MFR  [illegible] 1944, CONT. NO. NXSS 36191, FIRESTONE R. & L. PROD. CO., PROPERTY US NAVY"  I am not sure of the actual use of these.  Aviator mae wests seemed to have been mainly yellow for easy visibility of downed aircrews.  My speculation is that these were possibly used by shipboard personnel, especially submariners or flight deck personnel who could not get around with bulky kapok lifejackets on; or perhaps by UDT personnel for emergency use (yellow not being a good idea when trying to senak around), or perhaps these are part of the short-lived fascination with gray coloring that included adoption of gray uniforms for officers and chiefs circa 1944-46 and intended for issue to aircrews then.  I have seen dozens of the yellow type, but only these two in gray.  Long waist/crotch strap with adjustment buckle and snap hook secured to "D rings on the ouitside lower corners of the vest.  Flexible and no apparent damage but need a good scrubbing to remove storage dirt.
**SOLD**Item 4432- with liegible markings $99.00 (View Picture)
Item 4433-same as above but markings not legible $89.00

3320xU.S. Military Sewing Kit- OD cotton case about 5" x 10"  which folds up to 3" x 5".  Contains scissors, thimble, assorted thread, needles, safety pins.  New old stock, but some light surface rust on  scissors and needles.  Believe these are WW2, but may be Korean vintage.  $12.00  (View Picture)

2995 WW2 50 Cal Ammo can Side opening type as used with vehicle mounted .50 Browning Machine Gun,M2, or when used by ground forces on the tripod. Used G-VG about 85-90% OD paint with a little rust here ant there. Most stenciled to show contents (e.g- 4 Ball 1 Tracer, lot number, etc) Two for $25.00 or $15.00 each

2548x WW2 M1 Carbine Cleaning Rod & Case Set- Rod consisting of one handle section with large "T" handle, one extension section and a tip section.  Canvas carying case with 3 or 4 pockets for rod sections.  (Same case was used for other applications, only 2 pockets needed for the carbine.  Used good-excellent.  Canvas may be dirty or have storage rust on belt hook. $20.00

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Uniforms
(Coats, shirts, pants, etc dress or combat types)

23403 WW2 U.S. NAVY “DECK PANTS” OR “TROUSERS WINTER, N-1” - Appear to be new old stock with just some minor storage soiling. Made of very heavy material with wool type lining. Zipper and button up front flat, with overall bib type suspender straps. Leg openings have adjustment straps. Two patch type front pockets. Intended for wear in cold wet, rainy or spray soaked conditions, such as by lookouts, gun crews, armed guard on merchant ships, SEABEES, etc. This pair is SIZE LARGE. Contract label as shown in the photos. I believe that these were also used by the Army for cold weather operations, such as in the Aleutians, etc. $25.00 (View Picture)

19462 WW2 KHAKI WEB BELT AND BUCKLE- SIZE 36 MINT! - We found some of these in old surplus junque, and rescued them for you! These are taken fresh from the original box they were shipped in 50+ years ago. You get a khaki color cotton web belt with brass clip on one end, plus the brass buckle. Belt measures 1.25” wide. Absolutely mint, unissued, new old stock. $10.00 (View Picture)

1474 WW2 U.S. Army HBT Jacket size 38R - Mint unissued. Neatly marked inside "Jacket, Herringbone Twill OD-7 Special, Pattern Date July 15,1944, P.O. 22628 Date May 4, 1945, Altoona Factories, Spec No. P.Q.D. No 45E, Philadelphia QM Depot" OD finish metal starburst buttons. $125.00 (View Picture)

14083 WW2 underwear set- boxers and T-shirt - Used VG-fine lightweight OD cotton fabric boxers with three button waistband. No markings legible, a few assorted stains that may wash out. No markings visible but letter S sewn at the top front as laundry mark. About size 32. T shirt is strap type, looks to be small or medium size and has laundry mark/service number marks. Underwear is surprising difficult item to find as most was just used up with post-war wear. $39.00 (View Picture)

12532 OFFICER PULL OVER SWEATER, SLEEVELESS - (Doughboy to GI p. 103) Noted as popular in WW1 and thereafter, but as private purchase items, not an issue piece of gear. OD wool with private label as shown in the photo. Overall used VG-fine condition, but it does have some scattered moth nips. $20.00 (View Picture)

10788 U.S. MODEL 1941 USN DECK JACKET - Overall excellent, about size 36. Wool blanket type lining in excellent condition, and except for one small dirt spot (1/4") on the right chest the exterior is excellent. Left breast marking USN is faintly visible. Cuffs are great, but collar is dirty and showing some wear, but not worn thru as so often is the case with M1941 style jackets. The USN deck jacket has slightly different pockets and lacks the belt across the back and the shoulder straps of the Army model. Zipper made by CONMAR is in good working condition. Label has been removed from collar area. Three plastic buttons missing from the front flap but standard GI buttons are easy to find. $85.00 (View Picture)

2714 US Army Officers regulation khaki shirt - Size 15x33, some mothing, but wearable $10.00 (View Picture)

7620 KHAKI WAIST BELT USMC(?) - Cotton greenish-khaki web with polished brass tip. 33" length by 1 7/16" wide. Believe this is USMC model as worn with the frame type buckle. Width varies over the years, but I believe this is WW2 width. (If someone knows otherwise, please correct met). These were worn with the khaki uniform, and with the OD HBT and camouflage combat uniforms. Mint unissued. $7.00 (View Picture)

6934 USMC M1941 UTILITY SHIRT ("DUNGAREE") HBT - The classic Marine Corps combat uniform from late 1941 until gradually phased out by the M1944 pattern with more pockets and gas flap construction. Looks to be about size 36, the most common size for uniforms of the WW2 period. Stenciled USMC above eagle/globe/anchor on left breast pocket. L J BRANDT double stamped above the pokcet and also printed on the inside. Used somewhat but not real "salty" looking. No damage, but two of the riveted U.S. MARINE CORPS buttons on the front have been replaced by similar looking riveted "BULL DOG REG'd" metal buttons that will fool the casual observed (or hurried buyer- I didn't spot them!). One button missing from right sleeve cuff. No label or size info I could find. (Moran pp. 21-23) $95.00 (View Picture)

6719 HOOD FOR US M1943 FIELD JACKET- USED VG - OD cotton with buttons, buttonholes and drawstring. These attached to the jacket and were worn under the steel pot. Used in WW2 and Korea. Size small, but unless you button everything up tight, probably not a big deal otherwise. Instruction label in collar. Not sure about actual date of manufacture, but guaranteed original. Used VG $12.00 (View Picture) SPECIAL 3 for $20.00

 6714 HOOD FOR US M1943 FIELD JACKET- MINT UNISSUED - OD cotton with buttons, buttonholes and drawstring. These attached to the jacket and were worn under the steel pot. Used in WW2 and Korea. Size small, but unless you button everything up tight, probably not a big deal otherwise. Instruction label in collar. Not sure about actual date of manufacture, but guaranteed original. Mint unissued $20.00 (View Picture)

 6544 TROUSERS, INTERMEDIATE, FLYING, TYPE A-11A - Size 32. Heavy OD cotton with pile lining. Excellent woven label with specification and contract numbers, indicating 1945 date of manufacture. Some wear on the seat, and dirt/grease marks on right thigh, otherwise fine-excellent. All zippers and snaps intact. Several small holes/moth nips in the woven ribbed part at the ankles. Although intended for flight crew use (and passengers in those days of virtually no cabin comforts on transport aircraft), some undoubtedly got pilfered and used by ground crews and non-aviation troops in winter. $45.00 (View Picture)

1474 WW2 U.S. Army HBT Jacket size 38R - Mint unissued. Neatly marked inside "Jacket, Herringbone Twill OD-7 Special, Pattern Date July 15,1944, P.O. 22628 Date May 4, 1945, Altoona Factories, Spec No. P.Q.D. No 45E, Philadelphia QM Depot" OD finish metal starburst buttons. $125.00

1450 Trousers, Intermediate Flying Type A-11-A - Specification No. 3219A, Waist size 30, Stock No. 8300-878650, Order No. (33-038)-45-5105 AN, Ben Greenholtz & Co. Property, U.S. Army Air Forces" on label. Green cotton with pile lining. Compete with suspenders. Mint unissued example. $75.00

1477 WW2 USN HBT Jacket Size about size 38 Regular - Used, slightly faded, "salty" looking but overall fine-excellent. Black paint finish metal "economy" buttons with design of five stars and a wreath. This pattern has six button front and gas flapBellows type pocket with flap on both sides of chest, but no others. Button on each cuff with two holes for closure adjustment. Type uniform worn by SEABEES and others who wore utilities vice dungarees worn by "real" sailors. Hard to find. No maker markings or names. $89.00

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Leather & Web Gear
("782 Gear" to Marines)

**NEW ADDITION** 21825 SCARCE LEATHER SLING FOR THE BROWNING AUTOMATIC RIFLE- SIMILAR TO M1907 BUT WITH 3 CLAWS - At first glance this looks like a typical M1907 leather sling, but if you look carefully, you will see there is a THIRD brass claw on the other end of the long strap. This allowed adjustment for use with the M1918/1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). This is shown in several of the manuals for the BAR, but I am not sure what the specific designation might be (if any). This has legible WTB & Co. 1918 markings. Leather is pliable but some cracking in the usual areas. Keepers are in better condition and lighter color. A very scarce piece of U.S. militaria, widely used during the WW2-Korean war period. $165.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 18916 U.S. M1907 LEATHER SLING- WW2 STEEL HOOK TYPE - Used, fine except the leather is a little dirty and has flex marks but not really any cracking. The leather is nice and flexible. No markings located, but definitely WW2 GI quality and age. Standard sling used on the M1, M1903, M1917 and trench guns during WW2. $95.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 20778 U.S. MODEL 1936 PISTOL BELT- UNUSUAL VARIATION - Late war variation with flat weave to the webbing instead of the usual horizontal ribbed pattern. Used excellent. Legible R.M. Co. 1945 maker marked. Neat oddity for the obsessed advanced collector. $45.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 19574 WW2 PISTOL BELT- OD COLOR - Used, VG condition, marlings illegible, but good solid example. $22.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 18413 First Aid Pouch and Carlisle Bandage - Late war OD color, used VG with no markings visible on the pouch. Bandage is still sealed with good markings. Both for $24.00 (View Picture)

**HOLD** SMA2553 EXCELLENT US WWII SHOULDER HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Made by Boyt. US in oval stamped on front, ``U.S. / BOYT / 1943 `` clearly stamped on back. Name (probably a US GI name) written on back. Handsome medium colored leather, not died or oil soaked like many of these holsters are. Leather is excellent, supple and in good condition with no cracking and some minor scuffs and scrapes. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. Holster is in v.g. - excellent condition. This is the type of holster that is usually associated with pilots and air crew. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMM2491 U.S. M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Made by Brauer, US in oval on flap, `BRAUER -44-` clearly stamped on back. Handsome medium colored leather. Leather is excellent, supple and in good condition with no cracking and no scuffs or scrapes. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMM2492 U.S. M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Made by Boyt, US in oval on flap, BOYT 42 clearly stamped on back. Handsome medium colored leather. Leather is excellent, supple and in good condition with no cracking and no scuffs or scrapes. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMA2328 Sling U.S. Web ``M-1 Garand``. - These were used from late WW2 thru 1960s. Although most collectors think of them as being associated with the M1 Garand, they were issued with all U.S. service rifles. This sling is in very good condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

SMA2484 WW2 M3 SLING FOR THOMPSON SMG. - Similar to the WW1 Kerr ``Nobuckl`` design, but a lighter mustard color web, blued hardware and shorter straps. Overall excellent condition. $150.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2487 Leather Sling U.S. M1907 - - This is a WWII vintage sling, marked `MILSCO 1943`. The sling has steel hardware which was used after late 1942 when brass conserved for higher priority items. The sling is in very good condition with no cracking or stretching. This is the correct sling for the 1903, 1903A3, P17 or M1 Garand rifles. $100.00 (View Picture)

**SOLD** SMA2488 Leather Sling U.S. M1907 WWI - Field Modifications - - This is a WWI vintage sling, marked `WT&B CO /1918` and also R-S /B.F.T. The sling has brass hardware which was used from the model`s introduction until late 1942 when it was conserved for higher priority items. The sling is in very good condition with supple leather, very little stretching and no cracking. Sling has been shortened but it is long enough for display purposes so we are selling it at a bargain price. This is the correct sling for the 1903, 1903A3, P17 or M1 Garand rifles. $35.00 (View Picture)

SMM2490 EXCELLENT U.S. M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Made by Boyt, US in oval on flap, BOYT 42 clearly stamped on back. Handsome medium colored leather, not died or oil soaked like many of these holsters are. Leather is excellent, supple and in good condition with no cracking and no scuffs or scrapes. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $175.00 (View Picture)

22981 exc WW2 Pistol Belt- OD - Used, fine to excellent. This is the OD shade used in later part of WW2 after they dropped the greenish khaki color for web gear. Maker mark looks like maybe 1943 in strong light if you have a good imagination. A very nice belt, used, but not abused, although it does have a service number stamped twice on the back side. $49.00 (View Picture)

21890 U.S. WW2 FIRST AID POUCH - Greenish khaki colo with illegible date (1942-43?) on the back. Used VG-fine. $20.00 (View Picture)

21842 kh WW2 Pistol Belt- Khaki - Used, G-VG. Early WW2 style with greenish khaki color, and using pot metal buckles and steel end tabs and keeper which have some rust on the back side, so it still displays nicely. Faint maker marks and what looks like a 1942 date. Overall pretty nice except for the rust area mentioned and there is an area around one of the center eyelets with an irregular pattern of stitching, and I don’t know if that is an anomaly when it was being made, or if it reflects later field repairs. Works just fine, but looks a bit odd and we like to point such things out so there are no surprises. $39.00 (View Picture)

21717 WW2 M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT FOR M1903 SPRINGFIELD OR M1 GARAND RIFLE- 1942 - Greenish khaki color with legible 1942 date, but maker hard to read. This has two minor defects- (1) the eyelet on the lower edge is missing on the second one on the left part of the belt. (2) the pot metal male half of the belt buckle has some corrosion on the lower part inside the fold of the webbing, so it will not turn freely. The webbing is a tight ift there and the corrosion on the metal binds against the fibers. Still displays okay, but not quite “right” so we point it out so you can decide if this one will meet your needs. A bargain due to the condition issues noted. $65.00 (View Picture)

21459 gr WW2 Pistol Belt- OD - Used, good but dirty and somewhat greasy, needing a good scrubbing. This is the OD shade used in later part of WW2 after they dropped the greenish khaki color for web gear. $25.00 (View Picture)

20028 WW2 CANTEEN, CUP & COVER SET - Khaki cover with 1945 date and one small worn/torn spot visible in the photo. Stainless steel cup is dated 1943 and the stainless steel canteen is dated 1945. $45.00 (View Picture)

22863 M1 CARBINE CARRYING CASE- NEAR MINT- ORIGINAL! - Excellent condition with just light signs of storage and age, but no real use. Good clear U.S. on the outside and maker markings SHANE MFG CO./1944 on the inside. This is a genuine WW2 issue case, not one of the recently made copies that some pass off as originals. $149.00 (View Picture)

14316 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- R.M.Co. 1942- Excellent! - Not quite mint unissued, but pretty close. 1942 dated examples are especially desirable. $85.00 (View Picture)

14315 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED- R.M.Co. 1942 - Mint unissued, as nice as you will find. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. $95.00 (View Picture)

14314 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED- FROELICH 1942 - Mint unissued, as nice as you will find. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. $95.00 (View Picture)

22862 U.S. WW2 CANVAS COVER/CARRYING CASE FOR HATCHET OR HAND AXE - Mint unissued with sharp maker marks “CANVAS PROD OF K.C.” with 1944 date. Hard to find at all, but especially mint like this. Only one we have had in years. $25.00 (View Picture)

22860 U.S. WW2 THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MAGAZINE POUCH- FIVE CELL FOR 20 ROUND MAGAZINES - About mint unissued. Old Army-Navy store price of 69 [cents!] marked in grease pencil on the back. Price is a little higher now. Genuine WW2 production, not one of the repros currently being offered by many people. $85.00 (View Picture)

22810 WW2 PISTOL BELT - Used VG-fine condition with legible Froelich maker name and date that is probably 1942 or 1943. Has several unit or personnel marks (443rd Field Artillery) as visible in the photos. Good representative example of the early WW2 greenish khaki pistol belt. $55.00 (View Picture)

23056 M1944 SUSPENDERS (SECOND TYPE) BOYT 45 - Used VG-fine Model 1944 type 2 suspenders, as shown in Dorsey's "U.S, Martial Web Belts & Bandoleers 1903-1981" page 128.) These have the rectangular buckle instead of the "D" ring previously used. OD color. Markings as shown, looks like BOYT -45- to me. Name LT SEELEY and service number marked on the inside, so these display nicely. Good serviceable example of the standard item issued late in WW2 and well after Korean War. One pair for $25.00 (View Picture)

23055 M1944 SUSPENDERS (FIRST TYPE) - Probably unissued but slightly soiled from long storage, Model 1944 suspenders, as shown in Dorsey's "U.S, Martial Web Belts & Bandoleers 1903-1981" page 127.) The have the small "D" ring on the front of each strap. Mostly OD but some lighter shades of canvas especially on the padding underneath the shoulder straps. Excellent markings, U.S. P.S. 1945. Really nice example of the scarce early version of a standard item issued late in WW2 and well after Korean War. $49.00 (View Picture)

SMA2432 SLING US M1907 WWI - This is a WWI vintage sling. The sling has brass hardware which was used until late 1942 when it was conserved for higher priority items. The sling is in very good condition with very little stretching but some cracking. The sling is marked but the markings are hard to read. This is the correct sling for the 1903, 1903A3, P17 or M1 Garand rifles. $125.00 (View Picture)

SMM2489 U.S. M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Made by Boyt, US in oval on flap, BOYT 42 clearly stamped on back. Handsome medium colored leather. Leather is excellent, supple and in good condition with no cracking and no scuffs or scrapes. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $150.00 (View Picture)

23011 U.S. MODEL 1907 LEATHER SLING- WW2 ERA- STEEL HOOKS - Used G-VG condition with some minor scuffing, scrapes and cracking, but fine for display. Needs a good cleaning. No maker markings noted, but definitely WW2 era military item. Except for the use of steel instead of brass for the adjusting claw hooks, these are the same as the WW1 slings, and are correct for any WW2 era rifle or trench guns. $125.00 (View Picture)

22864 US GI WW2 CARBINE CLEANING ROD AND CASE- MINT! - Nicest example I have ever had. OD “Case, Cleaning Rod, M1” dated 1944 made with three slots specifically for use with the M1 Carbine rod which consists of one handle section with aluminum "T" handle and one extension section, and a slotted tip piece. Both the rod and case are mint, unissued. $75.00 (View Picture)

22838 U.S. NAVY HIP HOLSTER FOR S&W VICTORY MODEL REVOLVERS - Scott Meadows’ superb “U.S. Military Holsters & Pistol Cartridge Boxes” lists these on page 355 and dates them to 1942-45. This example is used excellent condition. Most people think these were used by the Shore Patrol, but I suspect they were used just as much by guards or paymasters or anyone else carrying the .38 revolver. Probably also by pilots of transport or patrol type aircraft with larger cockpits than fighters where shoulder holsters were the norm. $65.00 (View Picture)

22541 U.S. WW FIRST AID POUCH- OD COLOR- MINT - What you see is what you get. Marked Independent Awnings 1945. Nice! $18.00 (View Picture)

21835 M1 CARBINE "STOCK POUCH" FOR TWO MAGAZINES- AVERY 1943- MINT! - Stock pouch is marked on back with maker “AVERY 1943” in mint unissued condition. Note that “stock pouch” is a collector term and these are really designed to be pouches to fit on the pistol belt with a snap to attach to the female snap on the belt. However, GIs quickly discovered that if you disassembled the carbine you could slip one of these pouches down on the stock so that you would have two spare magazines with the gun at all times. $45.00 (View Picture)

20802 U.S. 1944 DATED FIRST AID POUCH- OD - Used VG-Fine. Markings faint but look like BREDE INC/1944 $15.00 (View Picture)

20471 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)

20347 M1910 MATTOCK COVER HARIAN - Used fine with good Harian 1944 maker marks. Used to carry the pick-mattock and handle circa 1910-1944 when the mattock was rendered redundant by adoption of the entrenching tool with the folding combination pick and shovel blades. $15.00 (View Picture)

19422 WW2/KOREAN WAR CANTEEN SET - The stainless canteen is recycled WW2 issue marked Vollrath 1944. The stainless cup is 1953 dated and the cover is 1951 dated. Used VG condition. $35.00 (View Picture)

19414 U.S. M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT- WW2 TYPE FOR M1903 AND M1 GARAND RIFLES - Illegible maker markings on the back, Genuine U.S. military WW2 vintage. This has the inner straps for use with the 5 round M1903 stripper clips, but the same belt was issued with the M1 Garand. typical 1943 and later OD color webbing. Note that this one has one brass and one pot metal piece for the buckle, and the webbing is slightly different shades on the left and right sides. If belts were damaged in the field (usually broken buckles or ripped pockets) the authorized repair method was to take a good left section and a good right section and marry them up to make one good belt, instead of throwing away two unserviceable belts. While a picky collector might fine this to be less desirable, it is great for someone who needs a belt for competition shooting, or for a reenactor. Overall VG condition. $65.00 (View Picture)

SMA2394 US M1916 HOLSTER FOR the 1911 /A1 .45 AUTOMATIC - - Manufactured by Granton & Wright Co in 1943, it has US in oval on flap and GRANTON & WRIGHT CO 1943 stamped on back. Handsome supple dark brown colored leather with very little or no cracking. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $150.00 (View Picture)

SMA2291 Sling U.S. Web ``M-1 Garand``. - These were used from late WW2 thru 1960s. Although most collectors think of them as being associated with the M1 Garand, they were issued with all U.S. service rifles. This sling is in very good condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

19930 U.S. M1910 PICK-MATTOCK AND COVER WW2 DATED - An above average example of the widely used tool needed for any digging more ambitious than could be achieved with the entrenching tool shovel alone. The cast steel head has no markings that we could find, but we are sure it is U.S. GI item, and it retains a lot of the original OD paint. The original wooden handle is unmarked, but retains most of its OD paint. The canvas carrier has maker name and 1944 date and is solid, but faded and has some rust stains. A nice set $55.00 (View Picture)

SMA2393 Rare Authentic U.S.M.C. Leather M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - This holster was manufactured by the Warren Leather goods C.O. It has US in oval on flap, and U.S. / WARREN LEATHERGOODS C. O. stamped on back. The inside of the flap is marked
EVANS. W.S
U.S.M.C.
1127401
(and)
MRT
The leather is medium colored leather, not died but a little oil soaked. The leather it is supple and in good condition with no cracking. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. U.S.M.C. marked holsters are seldom seen, this holster would make an excellent addition to a U.S.M.C. collection. $250.00 (View Picture

19238 WW2 "T-HANDLE" ENTRENCHING TOOL - The “T-Handle Entrenching tool” was adopted in 1910 and remained in service until replaced by the folding type adopted in 1943. These were made during both WW1 and WW2, and this one is probably WW2 production but would fill a spot as a representative WW1 model as well. The handle was broken and an excellent replacement made for it. They installed it using bolts instead of rivets, but you could replace those if you wanted to. Or, just go ahead and give it a coat of OD paint and you have a good enough restoration for living history use. $55.00 (View Picture)

19292 LATE WW2 CARTRIDGE BELT - Overall fine condition, with illegible marking that sometimes looks like 43 and other times like 45 date. This is late war style where they were shifting from the greenish khaki web gear to the darker OD style, but manufacturers were authorized to use up material on hand so there are all sorts of combinations of the two colors as the new shade was phased in. This is the standard M1923 belt with the inner straps to secure one five round clip for use with M1903 rifles, and a second clip inserted and retained just by the outer cover. These were also used with the M1 Garand and the inner strap just not used. Nice belt, not minty, but not too heavily used. $95.00 (View Picture)

18844 WW2 U.S. Aluminum Canteen- 1942 dated- Clearly marked U.S. J.Q.M.D. [Jefferson Quartermaster Depot]. 1942. This has the op rod cover made of blackened brass (others were made with parkerized steel, or brown painted steel, or even leather covers). Probably never issued but has picked up some scattered minor scuffs and scrapes but is not oil soaked or dry rotted, or crushed flat. Both attaching straps are present, but missing the large snaps, but not a problem unless you go to connect it to your horse/saddle. Excellent for display as is. Needs a good cleaning, but like most of these, the leather has an ugly splotchy brown look to it from the preservation materials used in their manufacture, almost a waxy type substance. Not the best we have had, but above average, and most importantly it has both the straps which are usually missing. $175.00 (View Picture)

18650 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELTS- UNISSUED- (GRADE 2) - At first glance these appear to be mint unissued, like the rest of the lot they came in with. However, close inspection shows that these picked up some rust on some of the fittings (keepers or the ends tabs) and those areas were cleaned and/or touched up with black or OD paint. Except for that, and possibly a rust spot or two or some storage soiling, these are still really nice belts. H- NASCO 1943- keepers and tab painted $45.00 (View Picture)

18647 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELTS- UNISSUED- (GRADE 2) - At first glance these appear to be mint unissued, like the rest of the lot they came in with. However, close inspection shows that these picked up some rust on some of the fittings (keepers or the ends tabs) and those areas were cleaned and/or touched up with black or OD paint. Except for that, and possibly a rust spot or two or some storage soiling, these are still really nice belts. E- NASCO- date obliterated by snap- keepers and tab painted $55.00 (View Picture)

18646 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELTS- UNISSUED- (GRADE 2) - At first glance these appear to be mint unissued, like the rest of the lot they came in with. However, close inspection shows that these picked up some rust on some of the fittings (keepers or the ends tabs) and those areas were cleaned and/or touched up with black or OD paint. Except for that, and possibly a rust spot or two or some storage soiling, these are still really nice belts. D- NASCO 1943- tab painted $55.00 (View Picture)

18644 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELTS- UNISSUED- (GRADE 2) - At first glance these appear to be mint unissued, like the rest of the lot they came in with. However, close inspection shows that these picked up some rust on some of the fittings (keepers or the ends tabs) and those areas were cleaned and/or touched up with black or OD paint. Except for that, and possibly a rust spot or two or some storage soiling, these are still really nice belts. B- YALE 194(?)- keepers and tab painted- paint smear on inside near tab. $55.00 (View Picture)

18643 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELTS- UNISSUED- (GRADE 2) - At first glance these appear to be mint unissued, like the rest of the lot they came in with. However, close inspection shows that these picked up some rust on some of the fittings (keepers or the ends tabs) and those areas were cleaned and/or touched up with black or OD paint. Except for that, and possibly a rust spot or two or some storage soiling, these are still really nice belts. A- NASCO date obliterated by snap - keepers and tab painted- paint smear near keepers, dirty $55.00 (View Picture)

18642 U.S. WW2 CANTEEN & COVER - Stainless steel canteen is marked U.S./ VOLLRATH/ 1945 and in VG-fine condition. Cover is VG-fine except for dirt/stain as shown in the photo. Old service number on the bottom. No maker marks or date visible, but definitely U.S. WW2 military. No cup available, just the canteen and cover $35.00 (View Picture)

18299 U.S. M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT - Somewhat illegible markings on the back with maker name (Hensen?) and date which is either 1943 or 1945 and good US on the front of the right section. This has the inner straps for use with the 5 round M1903 stripper clips, but the same belt was issued with the M1 Garand. typical 1943 and later OD color webbing. Excellent condition. Getting hard to find these WW2 dated examples any more. $95.00 (View Picture)

18175 U.S. MODEL 1910 CANTEEN CUP AND COVER - Overall fine to excellent. Cover is made of khaki colored canvas and 1942 dated. Canteen is LF&C 1918 WW1 item reissued for WW2. Front of canteen has something illegible stamped deeply, and also neatly scratched 4-1-1942, B.Wm.W. Cup is not maker marked that we could see, but does have barely legible letter/4 digit number scratched on the bottom. Inside of the cup is nasty looking. A nice old early WW2 canteen, cup and cover set. $49.00 (View Picture)

18122 U.S. CANVAS "CASE, AMMUNITION, 7052438" - Probably WW2-Korean War era. What you see is what you get. Overall excellent with good markings “CASE, AMMUNITION 7052438”. I believe these were a multi-purpose design, intended for carrying small arms ammunition in boxes (such as .30 carbine before it was issued in clips and bandoleers) or in filled magazines for the carbine, BAR, Thompson or Grease gun. And also for other ammo like rifle grenades, flares, 60mm mortar ammo, etc. No maker marks or dates, but overall excellent. $35.00 (View Picture)

18120 TRIPLE POCKET GRENADE POUCH- VIETNAM ERA - Intended for carrying hand grenades, but handy for hauling all sorts of stuff. Good clear 1967 contract date. Mint unissued but the mildew resistant treatment stuff has caused some corrosion on the metal fittings. $35.00 (View Picture)

17506 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED RMCO 1942 - Mint unissued, about as nice as you will find. May have slight soiling or minor corrosion spots on some of the eyelets from 65 years storage. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. Minor variations in hardware and marking style according to makers, so an obsessive collector will need one of each! (This is one of several makers and dates available RM CO 1942; RM CO 1943, NASCO 1942; NASCO 1943; Froelich 1942; Yale 1942 and Yale 1943). $75.00 (View Picture)

17500 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED NASCO 1942 - Mint unissued, about as nice as you will find. May have slight soiling or minor corrosion spots on some of the eyelets from 65 years storage. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. Minor variations in hardware and marking style according to makers, so an obsessive collector will need one of each! (This is one of several makers and dates available RM CO 1942; RM CO 1943, NASCO 1942; NASCO 1943; Froelich 1942; Yale 1942 and Yale 1943). $75.00 (View Picture)

17499 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED YALE 1943 - Mint unissued, about as nice as you will find. May have slight soiling or minor corrosion spots on some of the eyelets from 65 years storage. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. Minor variations in hardware and marking style according to makers, so an obsessive collector will need one of each! (This is one of several makers and dates available RM CO 1942; RM CO 1943, NASCO 1942; NASCO 1943; Froelich 1942; Yale 1942 and Yale 1943). $75.00 (View Picture)

17498 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED YALE 1943 - Mint unissued, about as nice as you will find. May have slight soiling or minor corrosion spots on some of the eyelets from 65 years storage. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. Minor variations in hardware and marking style according to makers, so an obsessive collector will need one of each! (This is one of several makers and dates available RM CO 1942; RM CO 1943, NASCO 1942; NASCO 1943; Froelich 1942; Yale 1942 and Yale 1943). $75.00 (View Picture)

17494 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- UNISSUED FINE-EXC FROELICH 1942 - Mint unissued, about as nice as you will find. Ha slight soiling and corrosion spots on some of the eyelets from 65 years storage. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. Minor variations in hardware and marking style according to makers, so an obsessive collector will need one of each! (This is one of several makers and dates available RM CO 1942; RM CO 1943, NASCO 1942; NASCO 1943; Froelich 1942; Yale 1942 and Yale 1943). $65.00 (View Picture)

16636 U.S. WW2 M1941 MOUNTED Canteen cover with M1910 canteen and cup - Canteen is 1918 dated, but all on hand were issued again and used in WW1. Cup is 1945 dated. Cover is the scarce M1941 mounted design with the “H” pattern webbing on the back. Pretty hard to find these, and we have only had 2 or 3 in the last 15 years. It is the greenish khaki shown in the top left photo, the flash distorted the color in the other photos. Large dirt/stain spot as shown in the photo, and canvas feels weak from age so don’t go tugging on it too much. The set for $65.00 (View Picture)

SMA2297 EXCELLENT US M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - US in oval on flap, ``ENGER-KRESS / 1942`` stamped on back, the holster is marked "Lt R ARON" on the inside of the flap. Nice dark brown colored leather with good patina. Leather has some scuffs that will clean up with a little TLC. Leather it is supple and in good condition with no cracking. The stitching and rivets are all excellent and intact. $150.00 (View Picture

14817 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELT- MINT UNISSUED FROELICH 1942 - Mint unissued as nice as you will find, except diminished by the fact that this one has moderate to heavy rust on one of the belt keepers, so price is reduced to only $49.00

15821 U.S. canvas leggings dismounted, M1938- 1942 dated- MINT! - Mint unissued. No laces, but you can probably find those somewhere else. Light OD color with good stenciled marking inside including 8-4-42 date, maker NASCO Qwnings, Inc, and Jeff. Q.M. Depot . Size 2R. One for right leg and one for left leg leg (helpfully marked “L”). As nice as you will find. $35.00 (View Picture)

15803 WW2 Canteen, cup and cover set (JQMD) - Jefferson QMD marked cover in about fine condition with good markings and dated either 1942 or 43 (hard to tell which). Cup and canteen are 1945 dated. Cup handle is discolored and a bit rusty and cup has one dent along the lower edge- not real bad but needs to be mentioned. Overall an above average set. $55.00 (View Picture)

15627 U.S. WW2 CANTEEN, CUP AND COVER - Canteen is excellent, made by Vollrath in 1944, Cup has some rust on the handle but is otherwise fine to excellent. made by Foley in 1944. Cover made by Lawrence in 1945 is VG but dirty and has one small (1/2”) torn spot. The complete set for $49.00 (View Picture)

SMM1988 EXCELLENT US M1916 HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTOMATIC - - Sears [Leather Company, not Roebuck], US in oval on flap. Pleasing light tan colored leather, not died or oil soaked like many of these holsters are. Leather is supple and in good condition with no cracking, scuffs or scrapes. Stitching and rivets are excellent. Back of holster is marked ``SEARS`` / ``1942``. $175.00 (View Picture)

11012 U.S. WW2 PISTOL BELT - Mid war dark green shade but worn and washed enough so that it looks "salty". Outer layer of green threads have worn off in place for about 10 inches on the top of the right side, and near one of the belt buckles. Used about good. Fine for a reeanctor or a set of well used combat gear. $22.00 (View Picture)

7906 M1916 HOLSTER FOR M1911 .45 AUTO- BOYT 44 - Very good holster with sharp BOYT 44 markings. Back is still brown, but front has been dyed black to conform with the 1956 change to black leather. Nice example of a holster that probably saw service in WW2 and Korean wars, and remained in service through Vietnam. $79.00 (View Picture)

14191 WW2 U.S. PISTOL BELTS- MINT UNISSUED - Mint unissued, as nice as you will find. We found a small batch of these, and when they are gone, we will only have the used to well used examples. Minor variations in hardware and marking style according to makers, so a obsessive collector will need one of each! (View Picture)
Several makers and dates available. Some with black paint finish over the parkerized metal of the keepers and/or end tabs:

RM CO 1942- $75.00
NASCO 1942- $75.00
Froelich 1942- $75.00
Yale 1943- $75.00

11976 US M1928 HAVERSACK & MEAT CAN POUCH - Classic WW1 doughboy style infantry pack as used well into WW2. Has straps and snaps to connect it to the cartridge belt. The haversack is what most people call the "pack", and the meat can ("mess kit") pouch attached to the outside of the flap, over the entrenching tool. One other piece made up the complete rig, that being the "pack carrier" sometimes called a "diaper" which attaches to the bottom of the haversack but was often thrown away. About mint unissued, but with some storage soiling and a little corrosion or rust on some of the hardware. Remember, this includes the meat can pouch which is usually missing. Clear markings BOYT 42. Rear set of straps is stitched with white thread instead of khaki color, probably a later repair to replace damaged straps. $65.00 (View Picture)

13647 LOT OF TWO WW2 PISTOL BELTS - One pretty good belt with illegible maker marks (NASCO 1944 maybe?) and former owner name JAMES S HAHN stamped on the inside. Missing the two flat metal “keepers” over the adjustable end, but will work okay anyway. Other belt is nasty, dirty, filthy and stained, good for battle field debris, or maybe it will clean up with a good washing. Both for $29.00 (View Picture)

13482 WW2 KHAKI PISTOL BELT - Used about G-VG condition with legible NASCO 1943 markings. Name J.H. IRVING stenciled on the outside, and four of the center eyelets are missing. Not a great collector prize, but still displays okay and good for a beginner, or just as a representative example. $30.00 (View Picture)

13480 WW2 KHAKI PISTOL BELT - Used about good condition with legible 1944 date. Has some period repairs around a few of the grommets, some corrosion on some of the hardware and some rust stains. Not a great belt, but not too bad. $25.00 (View Picture

12521 WW2 CANTEEN SET- 1942 Foley cover - Overall used VG-fine condition except for some damage to loser edge of the cover as shown in the photos. It may be rodent bites, or maybe some sort of abrasion. Too bad because the cover is otherwise excellent with sharp markings and 1942 date. Canteen is 1944 dated and cup is 1945. Still a nice display set. $40.00 (View Picture)

10826 U.S. WW2 CANTEEN, CUP AND COVER SET- Overall fine-excellent condition example of an issued set. Cover has no maker name or date visible but is genuine WW2 GI item. Canteen is by S.P. & F.C. Co, 1944 and cup is B.E. Co., 1945. Some issue marks and probably an old price marked on the bottom of the cover, and the U.S. looks like it was touched up with a felt tip marker. $55.00 (View Picture)

10825 U.S. WW2 CANTEEN AND COVER SET (LUB) - Cover is marked Lub. Prod Co. 1940 (scarce early date). Stainless canteen with horizontal seam is marked Vollrath 1944. Cover is used fine but dirty and has some dirt/grease/paint spots, but still a pretty good set. (No cup included) $40.00 (View Picture)

10824 U.S. WW2 CANTEEN AND COVER SET - Overall excellent with unmarked cover, but definitely WW2 GI, and A.G.M. CO. 1945 aluminum canteen with vertical seam. Nice set showing a bit of use, but still excellent. (No cup included.) $40.00 (View Picture)

9558 FIRST AID POUCH- BAR CO. - Used VG with traces of U.S. on the front and maker B.A.R. CO on back but date is obscured by soldier ID markings. $12.00 (View Picture)

9209 M1910 First Aid pouch - Khaki canvas, faint traces of maker marking and 1942(?) date visible, and only a very faint U.S. on front. Well used, but not frayed or anything. $12.00 (View Picture)

9208 M1910 First Aid pouch - Khaki canvas, marked on back- Western Tent & Awning Co. over 1941. Legible U.S. on front. Well used, but not frayed or anything, still a good example. Something has been marked out on the back, probably an old surplus store price. $12.00 (View Picture)

9206 M1910 First Aid pouch - Greenish-Khaki canvas, marked on back B.A.B. CO. over 1942. Looks unissued, but poorly stored so the belt hooks got rusty, leaving some stains, but still pretty good from the front. $12.00 (View Picture)

3478 Sling, Web, M1 Late WW2 thru 1960s issue with all U.S. service rifles. Very slightly used but excellent plus. Made with the OD cotton web, not the later nylon type. $22.00

**SOLD** 5622 USMC PARAMARINE JUMP CASE FOR REISING 55-(Moran p. 106, Canfield Inf Wpns WW2 p. 154))  Zipper case with carrying strap and two attachment points for wear under the reserve chute or on the leg.  Used with the folding stock Model 55 Reising SMG.  Marked with name Choate and small design of three triangles.  Came from estate of WW2 ParaMarine GYSGT (name was not Choate).  Overall excellent, good bright colors, very minimal wear, no damage. Very scarce item.

**SOLD** 4198 USMC BELT (CARBINE/PISTOL W/ENAMEL CANTEEN) - WW2 USMC Belt Set (M1 carbine) Comes with the scarce enameled canteen and the exceptionally rare enameled cup as well, both in excellent condition (best canteen of the dozen or so I have seen, and have only seen one other cup.) Canteen Marked in white stencil US/VOLLRATH/1942 on the bottom, and has only one small chip (1/4” x 3/8”). Cup marked US/LF&C/1942 on the handle. Cup has six or eight chipped areas on the lip/rim and three very small chips on the side, so it is not perfect, but darn nice anyway. Canteen cover is unlined USMC type with short flaps (not the longer dog ear type) with maker name (illegible) and 1943 date inside. Khaki M1912 pistol belt is excellent with bronze fittings, no markings found but WW1-WW2 era. Pre-War USMC first aid pouch is mustard color with FB Smith (maker?) marked on back. Has Carlisle bandage in sealed copper container. Three USMC combination pouches for .45 auto or M1 carbine magazines, marked on back S.F. Co Inc./1943/No.m39061. One also has USMC stencil above these markings, but I am a little suspicious as I have never seen one with USMC marking, but it may be correct. Also has USMC suspenders with wire hooks, and two pocket grenade pouch. Grenade pouch is VG-Fine everything else excellent-excellent plus.  (View Picture)


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