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Cavalry Horse Brush:  3 Cavalry horse brushes.  All marked US with makers name.  One is dated 1918.  All have bristles.  .
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1. $15.00
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Early WW1 Cavalry Leggin's:  These have leather on the inside of the leg. The edges are lined with leather. They have leather, "under the shoe," straps.  The leather straps are all there but have some cracks.   One leggin has the lace string broken and the other leggin string is frayed in several places.  There are 10 hooks.  Overall they are 12" long. 
Size is  4 1/2.   Some staining and soiling.
$25.00
 

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$22.00
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Model 1896 Cartridge Box:
Rock Island Arsenal 1905.  Originally made for .38lc with a wooden insert. Insert has been removed for .45c ammo.  Some corrosion inside. 
$39.00
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Model 1896 Cartridge Box:
Rock Island Arsenal 1903. Marked "Field Art. 8/1".   38c insert removed for .45c ammo. Clean inside. 
$45.00
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WW2 Tent Stove Fuel Regulator:  Condition unknown, but please assume it is good only for display. 
$11.00
Spanish American War Mess Kit Fork: Full metal fork having 3 tines and iron handle.  Some Japanned finish remains.  Not marked.  Spanish American War utensil not readily found.
$21.00
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US Navy Milk or Cream Container:  Nice condition with no major problems except for one moderately shallow dent on the bottom edge..  Made of heavy spun aluminum.  All original and marked USN NICRO on the bottom.  Diameter is 8" and the height of the container, not including the bale or lid, is 9".
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$19.00
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  $8.00
US "SPOTS" as found on Army Horse Tack: These will date as early as WW1 and still in use in WW2.  These have lots of uses as you can cover anything about the same size with these.  See the other pair I have listed to see an example of how I used a pair of them. They measure about 1 1/8" in the inside and 1 1/4" on the outside. Two available.
US "SPOTS" as found on ARMY HORSE TACK: These will date as early as WW1 and still in use in WW2.  These have lots of uses as you can cover anything about the same size with these.  See the example of how I used a pair of them. They measure about 1 1/8" in the inside and 1 1/4" on the outside. Two available.
$7.50 each
$7.50 each
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INDIVIDUAL EQUIP. BELT: 
Nice belt. Tag and markings are unreadable but it has a decent U.S. inking on it. 
$8.00
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DUBBING:  Mold prevention type for waterproofing boots, shoes and other leather goods.  Can size is 2 1/2" diameter X 1" high.  Feels like a full can. I have not opened it so the contents condition is unknown.
$2.00
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Item # 41524  $10.00
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WW2 Composite Handle   Mess Kit knife:  I believe these with the non-aluminum handles date from early WW2. This is marked "U.S."  on the handle.
Knife #1   $6.00
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WW2 Composite Handle Mess Kit knife:  I believe these with the non-aluminum handles will date to early WW2.  This has "U.S."  and the soldier's laundry mark "P8176" on the handle.
Knife #2   $6.00
WW2 Mess Kit Spoon:  Marked U.S. and has 4 lines applied by owner for identification.  Made  of magnetic steel and marked SILCO Stainless on the back..
Spoon #2   $4.00
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WW2 Mess Kit Fork:  U.S. on the front and SILCO on the back. It is magnetic steel.
Fork #1   $4.00
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8 1/4" U.S. SERVING SPOON:  Marked U.S. on the front handle and SILCO on the back.
Spoon #4   $5.00
7 1/2" U.S.N. OFFICER'S FORK:  Probably from the Officer's or Chief's mess.  Marked U.S.N. and on the back is Wm. Rogers, International Silver, Reinforced Plate.
Fork #2   $5.00
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7 1/2" Medical Department, U.S.A. fork.  Marked on the front, nothing on the back. It is non-magnetic.
$5.00
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8 1/2" NAVY OFFICER'S MESS KNIFE:  This is a nice looking knife with U.S.N. and ANCHOR on the handle. INSICO STAINLESS on the blade, however the blade is magnetic and it has a couple of small pits near the handle.
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USN Knife #1   $5.00
8 1/2" U.S.N. OFFICER'S MESS KNIFE:  U.S.N. and ANCHOR on handle. INSICO STAINLESS on blade but has pitted. Tarnish spot on handle.
Model 1911 Cavalry Spurs:  These are a matched pair in patina and wear and have been together a long time.  However, they were made by two different makers.         
USN Knife #2   $5.00
One is marked U.S. A.B. for August Buermann and the other is marked U.S. W.L. for Whitehorse Lecompte. The leathers do not look original or issue and are of a light weight leather. 
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$22.00
COMPASS CASE: No stampings or ID on the case but it is a WW2,  Model -1938 carrying case. Solid but has flexing at the hinge and snap.
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WW1, U.S. NAVY BINOCULARS:
These WW1, US Navy binoculars were made by the GUNDLACH-MANHATTAN OPTICAL COMPANY, ROCHESTER, NY. They were in business under that name only  between 1902-1926.  In addition to the manufactures name on them there is a USN serial number of "12.768" and "U.S.NAVY, 30mm APER, 6 power".  They do have several problems, the biggest of which is the broken eye piece as shown in my photos.  They also have a screw missing and the pivot point is locked up and wont move. The good is of course their age and the markings on them.  The leather covers are intact.  The rotating tinted lenses are present.  The optics are not cracked but they are dirty (I have not cleaned anything). Cool old bino's from the days of the "GREAT WHITE FLEET" and WWI.
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  $19.00
1976 BOTTLE, 1984 COVER:  Bottle has some scuffs on the lower corner.
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BROWN INDIVIDUAL EQUIP. BELT: Tag looks to read in the 1970's.  Color is a brown shade instead of green?  Vertical weave.  I see no problems with it.
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U.S. SIGNAL CORPS TOOL:  As pictured in the book GI Collectibles, Vol 1 on page 215.  These are not marked US that I can see but are the same as those pictured in the book.  There is a maker name on them.  They measure 8 1/2" long and one handle has a screwdriver blade on the end.  Functional with wear from use.
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CAVALRY CURB CHAIN, BRASS: Best of my research found that this curb chain was used with the curb bit on Cavalry Horses.  It could date as early as the 1840 Dragoons and up through the Civil War.  It came with a note that said it was "dug at a campsite near Annapolis, Maryland". It is non-magnetic brass and is 8 1/2" long.  That is all I can tell you about it.
$5.00
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$15.00
SURGICAL INSTRUMENT KIT, MINOR SURGERY:  Date unknown but I would guess from the 1980's-1990's.  There appears to be one tool missing from the left side, otherwise it looks to be complete. Plastic flashlight on the right. Made by YALE BELT CORP.  Snaps are good.
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M1944 GOGGLE LENSES AND BOX:  This is a box with no goggles but, it does have five lenses in it.  There are a variety of color shades and dates.  Three of the lense packages have not been opened.  The two lenses that have been used show soiling and evidense of use like light scuffing etc.  I put a lot of text on the photos to help describe what this is so please view the small photos to read about them.
Item # 21515  $9.00
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WW2 ENTRENCHING TOOL (shovel) COVER, M1943 (early):  This model 1943, first pattern cover has a maker mark that I can't completely read. It may be LUB. PROD. ?   It has no damage, but is a little dirty.
Item # 31516    $35.00
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LARGE DIPPER OR LADLE:  Marked U.S. and dated 1942.  Made by A.L. CAHN & SONS.  Measures with the handle 12".  The bowl is about 5-1/2" diameter at the opening and 4-1/4" diameter at the base.  Height of bowl is 3-3/4".  Purpose and use is unknown; chow line; kitchen; stables or any other use possible.  There may be evidense of heat on the bottom indicating use over a fire.  Made of iron or steel
Item # 31517   $20.00
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M-1944 GOGGLES: Made by "Pioneer Scientific Corporation".  Marked "Goggles, M-1944".
Elasticity remains in the head band.  Top snap does not stay closed.  Green lense. Dated 1951
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SQUARE SEARCH COMPUTER:  Age is unknown but it was used by a WW2 - Vietnam U.S. Navy Pilot.  It is 9-1/2" X 7" in size and made of a plastic like material.  The charts on the back are to be used with a grease pencil so the material is erasable.  The material has slight warping from age and a light brown streak on the dial, left side, as seen in the photos.
Item # 41526    $7.00
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WW2 COMPUTER, DEAD RECKONING:  Marked "U.S. NAVY" and "AN5835-1".  Made by Cruver Mfg. CO., Chicago, Ill.  This computer was used by a U.S. NAVY pilot who served 1943-Vietnam.  I believe he retired as a Lt. Commander.  I believe this computer dates to WW2.  Not being familiar with these I don't know if it is complete or not but what you see in the photos is what I have and I do not see anything broken on it.  It includes the leather case, ID'd with his name on it.  Neat NAVIGATION item. 
Item # 41528    $7.00
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M-1910 Meat Pan, Trench Art ID'd on the bottom:
This m-1910 meat pan has a slightly deeper bottom unlike most m-1910's, but is not as deep as the WW2 bottoms. Top and bottom are made of aluminum and not steel. The top is of the WW2 design.  It is unit marked "CC6 4148 on the handle center (the handle is bowed).  The maker and date are unreadable on the handle tip.  On the bottom is trench art ID of "Charles Soffiette".  A Charles Soffiette enlisted in 1942 at Marquette, Michigan.
$15.00
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WW2, US NAVY SAFETY FLASHLIGHT:  It is ID'd as Composite Squadron 31 (VC-31) which was formed April 1948 and then changed the following year to VS-31.  So VC-31 was only in existance about a year. It is embossed on the side U.S.N.  Red lense for night vision use.  It takes two D-cells which I temporarily put in to see if it works; and it did work.  Nice light. 
Item # 41532  $10.00
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VIETNAM WAR U.S. NAVY PILOT'S "TYPE SEEK-2" (SURVIVAL, ESCAPE & EVASION KIT), CONTAINER NO. 2: Vietnam War era.  These were carried in the pilot's survival best to help him survive if he had to ditch or bail out.  There is a list of contents on the lid but this kit is incomplete.  What is left in this kit is:  Fishing Kit; Needles and Thread and the Razor Blade (knife).  That is all that is in this container and what I pictured is what I have.  This item would be ideal for putting in your survival vest display.
Item # 61527  $10.00
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SURVIVAL SIGNAL MIRROR:  I believe this mirror is from the TYPE SEEK-1Survival, Escape & Evasion Kit, Individual, Airman's. Container No. 1.  It is still wrapped up.  I did not unwrap it to inspect it.
Item # 61529  $4.00
VIETNAM WAR MESS KNIFE:  I believe this pattern knife came on the scene around 1962.  Has a little rust.
Item # 61530  $2.00
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VIETNAM WAR, U.S. NAVY SURVIVAL VEST TYPE SV-1:  This survival vest has a contract date of 1963.  The contract ink stamp is worn but I believe this is the SV-1 vest.  The pilot who wore this vest flew EA-3 (A3D) Skywarrior aircraft with VQ-2 and VAP-123. He is a big man and the string ties in the back of this vest have been rigger replaced with expanable straps.  There are no holes or damage, just a few small stains as this vest was worn and used by "Marsh" Werner.  Commar zippers all work.  I have some other WERNER items in other categories. 
Item # 61531  $25.00
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VIETNAM WAR, U.S. NAVY PILOT'S "TORSO PARACHUTE INTEGRATED HARNESS, MA-2":  Another item from E.W. "MARSH" WERNER'S estate. (See the other categories for more of his items).  Werner served in VQ-2 and VAP-123 flying the Douglas Skywarrior, EA-3 (A3D).  This harness is ID'd with his name.  (There is a 2nd name on it too from a previous pilot).  There are a couple of stains as this harness saw service usage.  It has no major damage that I see.  The contract tag is present but is unreadable.  Commar zippers.
Item # 61543  $49.00
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U.S. ARMY PILOT'S HEADSET:  Made by RADALAB, INC.  I believe in 1988.  Part number is H-227/U.  I see no problems with it
Item # 61576  $15.00
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WW1, GERMAN 08 FIELD GLASSES:  Good optics and focus.  Paint is good on topside but worn on bottom and ends from use (rubbing against the body or when laid down).  On end of center pivot is the word "GERMANY".  On the other end of the pivot, on the tension knob, is the maker's name; it looks like "SPINDLER & HOYER"  with "FIELDGLAS 08".   No strap or case; just what I show in the photos.
Item # 1015011  $25.00
MARK-2A CLIPBOARD, PILOT'S:  The type with the spring pencil holder in the top clip.  I see no mechanical problems with it; just cosmetic paint wear from use.  On the top clip is an area with a screw hole and bare metal that looks like the pilot (STOEVER) had personalized it by adding something that since has been removed.  Could be repaired by plugging hole and touching up the flat black paint if desired.  There are a couple of charts from Lamber Field, St. Louis and Magnetic Compass notes on the board.
Item # 1015020  $9.00
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CIVIL WAR IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS:  I bought these many years ago and as I recall I was told they were Civil War saddle blanket numbers.  Looking at them now I believe the  "0" could be one since it has two wire prongs that could penetrate a blanket and then be bent over.  The other two numbers have rigid pointed studs on the back that could be used on leather straps etc. and then bent or peened over.  They maybe could be driven into a crate board or even the saddle tree since it is covered wood.  They are solid and not a thin, stamped out item. The three are different sizes.  The "0" is 1.5" X 1.125".  The "2" is 1.250" X 1.125" and the "8" is 1.250" X 1".  Cool Civil War items not normally encountered.  
Item # 1215010  $11.00
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SLEEPING BAG or SLEEPING BAG COVER/CASE:  I have not been able to ID this item.  There are no stencils or tags that I could see.  It is not padded or insulated; just the OD green color cotton duck material.  I do not know if the bedding went directly in the bag or if a sleeping bag went inside of this.  It has a CROWN USA zipper down one side and across the bottom.  It has pulls to use inside or outside of the bag. There is a large flap at the head area.  Zipper is unsewn several inches at the bottom end.
Item # 216002  $5.00
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KOREAN WAR, DATED 1952, MESS KIT MEAT PAN:  Nice date of 1952 to go with the Korean War period.  No utensils, just the meat pan.  Has some scorching from use and some shallow dents from use.
Item # 316003  $7.00
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M1885, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, BLANKET:  I believe this blanket will date to the Spanish American War period or could be later if used in a Spanish-American War Old Soldier's Home.  (It has a cleaning or laundry tag stapled to one corner).  The colors are of the 1885 pattern being a dark grey field with 3" wide dark blue stripes 6" from each end.  The edges are bound or whip lashed with thread.  There are areas of wear and fraying on the edges.  There is one frayed hole (pictured) that may be from an insect.  The material appears to be wool and it is a light or loose weave and not heavy.  Size is  84" X  55".  Hard to find blanket.  
Item # 516013  $150.00
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WW2, USMC FOREST GREEN BLANKET:  Dark green color 
79" X 62"  with a 2-1/2" black stripe 6" from the edge.  Name painted on it but only first name of MARVIN is readable.  USMC is embroidered in the center.  On the opposite side, at the top left corner is a round stain with a hole in the center where something sat on the blanket and ate through it.  There are some scattered holes in the top right quarter, the largest of which is about 1-1/2" X 1/2".  About 3" above the "C" is a 1" cut.  I haven't noticed anything else. 
Item # 516015  $25.00
WW2, TYPE B-8 FLYING GOGGLE.  U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES :  This item has seen better days but.  The box is solid but dirty.  The spare lenses pouch is torn and the spare lenses are all warped and dirty.  The goggles are very dirty.  The good = the elastic still flexes and the Instruction Pamphlet is with it.  
Item # 516018  $9.00
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VIETNAM WAR, PERSONALIZED "ART WORK" RIFLE SLING:  M1 Garand type web sling also used on the m16 and m14 rifles.  This one has the soldier's art work inked on it.  At the top is "LBJ HIRED GUN" (Lyndon B. Johnson, President), followed by "VIETNAM 66-67", followed by nine images that represents something of importance to the soldier; perhaps girl friends, months in Country or engagements?  Who knows, but it is what it is.  The sling is soiled and was used. Good pictures showing the buckles etc. for your viewing. 
Item # 716029  $40.00
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WW2, ARMY AIR FORCE NAVIGATIONAL BRIEF CASE, MB-1:  Pretty nice overall.  I see no damage except for scuffing and finish wear the worst of which is shown in the last photo.  No broken pieces.
Item # 916020  $35.00
WW2 (1944) MISC. SPARE PARTS ROLL M-13:  No damage except for the stain which does not affect its function nor is it visible when rolled up for display.  I did not try to clean it.
Item # 916030  $16.00
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U.S.M.C., WW2, 5 SNAP BELT FOR T-7 LIGHT ANTI-TANK MINE CARRY BAGS:   Information comes from the book "GRUNT GEAR", page 186.  This belt was issued with the T-7 Light Anti-Tank Mine Carry Bags.  Five bags could be snapped to the belt.  This belt is in good condition with the only problem noted is the dulling of, and/or light corrosion on the snap heads.  I did not try to clean them.
Item # 1116009  $25.00
TL29 TYPE ELECTRICIAN'S KNIFE:  This knife was owner marked.  Appears to have a military connection with the U.S. etched on the bolster.  Used, but not abused. 
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Item # 1116022  $15.00
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1954 DATED CANTEEN BOTTLE:  Made by MIRRO and dated 1954.  Cap is also dated 1954. Cap has steel chain.  Cap has substitute seal inside.  Bottle is aluminum m1910 pattern welded around the edges.  Cold War era made and most likely used in Vietnam War.  It has had hard use and is full of heavy dents and scratches.  Names have been removed by light grinding at the top front and on the bottom.
Item # 117011  $6.00
UNUSUAL EARLY WW2, 1942 DATED MESS KIT MEAT PAN:  Made by Knapp Monarch and dated 1942.  It is different in that it is made of magnetic steel and not stainless and that it has a TIN COATING over the steel.  Another unusual feature is that the handle and the lid ring are not riveted on but spot-welded, which is like a m1932 I found online.
Item # 117012  $11.00
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1872 FRAZIER'S PATENT CARTRIDGE BOX, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD:  Will hold 18 rounds of .45-70 cartridges.  It is an oldie and has crazing to the leather surface with flaking.  One of the belt loops is broken which doen't affect the display.  The "NY" plate on the front is now secured with 'toothpicks'; I am unsure what the original retainers were.  I have had this a long time and having sold the Trapdoor rifle I no longer need this for display.
Item # 117032  $89.00
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m1910 GARRISON BELT, PARADE OR GUARD USAGE: This m1910 buckle has been chromed and then attached to a light colored cloth belt.  I will assume it was done for a parade or guard group.  The cloth belt is soiled and stained.  The buckle is pretty nice and has most of the plating intact.  
Item # 117036  $89.00
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MOUNTAIN SLEEPING BAG, M-1949:  Dated 1970, mid Vietnam War period.  Good zipper fully functional.  Feather filled.  It is marked:  "U.S. REGULAR". Would be nice and warm and usable as is.  It does have a few small holes easily repaired if desired.  It came in a green bag with a draw string closure which also has a few, small repairable holes.  The bag may not be the correct carrying bag for the sleeping bag, may be a barracks bag or laundry bag.  I have added text to the photos to further describe this offering.
Item # 417001  $12.00
VIETNAM WAR MESS KIT: Meat pan is dated 1966 and the knife is dated 1945.  Nice set.
Item # 417002  $15.00
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BATTLESHIP GREY MESS KIT, WW2:  Meat pan is dated 1944.  Fork is marked UTICA CUT CO.  I have no explanation for the grey paint.
Item # 417003  $6.00
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BATTLESHIP GREY MESS KIT, VIETNAM WAR.  Meat pan only.  Dated 1966.  I have no explanation for the grey paint.
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WW2 Mess Kit Knife:  Has some wavyness in the cutting edge. Marked "U.S." on handle.
Knife #4   $4.00
Item # 417004  $5.00
M-1950 SUSPENDERS, TROUSERS: Dated 1951, Korean War era and probably used in Vietnam War.  Elasticity remains.  All hooks and buckles present.  I see no problems with them.
Item # 417006  $5.00
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m1912 SQUAD CLEANING KIT BOX, FIRST AID KIT:  This hard to find box is for a m1912 Squad Cleaning Kit.  It is of the WW2 design with the metal dividers on the inside.  Originally it contained rods, oil etc. to use in cleaning the m1911 Service Pistol.  It has been repurposed for use as a First Aid Kit by the military.  The internal dividers are all intact and there are a few first aid items inside.  Leave it as is or put together a period cleaning kit.  Condition is as shown in the photos....no major damage but it is rusty.
Item # 617014  $33.00
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EARLY, 1965 VIETNAM WAR PISTOL BELT: Early belt with the horizontal weave pattern. Size M, DSA-1 dated to 1965.  Ink stamps present.    Fairly nice and clean belt.  I see no big problems with it.
Item # 617015  $20.00
EARLY WW2, 1942 DATED MESS KIT MEAT PAN:  Made by Vollrath in 1942.  Top and bottom both are magnetic steel with the bottom having the tin coating.  The bottom tin has worn off and the steel is rusty.
Item # 617016  $9.00
N.S. MEYER HALLMARKED BRASS WHISTLE, HEAVY LINK CHAIN: This nice brass whistle is Hallmarked on one side with the N.S. Meyer logo.  It has an 18" brass, heavy link, chain and hook.  It has a cork ball.
Item # 717002  $19.00
USMC P-1941 UPPER PACK: This pack is a Marine Corps Korean War issue 
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Item # 717011  $20.00
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WW2-KOREA P-38 RATION CAN OPENER:  This example is unmarked but it came from an estate with other P-38's that were dated from 1948-1950.  A couple were manufacture stamped with no dates which research found they were WW2 period.  This one has nothing stamped on it, but I believe it to be from the same era.  Blade is stiff and hard to open.  Rusty and stained.
Item # 717050  $4.00
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WW2-KOREA P-38 RATION CAN OPENER:  This example is unmarked but it came from an estate with other P-38's that were dated from 1948-1950.  A couple were manufacture stamped with no dates which research found they were WW2 period.  This one has nothing stamped on it, but I believe it to be from the same era.  Blade is stiff and hard to open.  Rusty and stained.
Item # 717051  $4.00
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MODEL 1909 HORSE BRIDLE ROSETTE: Solid cast copper, brass or bronze.  
1-3/4" diameter.  Featuring the "GREAT SEAL" of the United States.  This is the model 1909 as determined by the 10 tail feathers.  Nice piece.
Item # 717055  $25.00
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EARLY VIETNAM WAR (1964) CANTEEN:  Model 1956 cover with rusty ALICE clips and a 1964 dated plastic bottle.  No cup.
Item # 717057  $13.00
BAG, WATERPROOFING GAS MASK, M1:  This was hard to photo as it is a bag inside of a bag.  I did not open it so I do not know the condition.  I will assume it is good enough for a display and not for use.  I can not see a date on it.
Item # 717067  $1.50
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1951-1962 RATION CAN OPENER, P-38:  This is marked "U.S. SPEAKER" which according to my research was the logo used in the years 1951-1962.  Opens fine.
Item # 817005  $3.00
VIETNAM WAR PERIOD RATION CAN OPENER, P-38:  This is marked "U.S. SHELBY CORP." which according to my research was the logo used during the Vietnam War era.
WW1 (1918) CANTEEN BOTTLE, VINTAGE BOY SCOUT, LOGO SNAPS, COVER:  Not researched but, I suspect the cover is period to the bottle..  Nice Boy Scout logo snaps.  No tears, just soiling.  LF&C bottle has lots of dents. Brass chain, cork seal is in the cap.
Item # 817015  $22.00
Item # 817006  $3.00
VIETNAM WAR PERIOD RATION CAN OPENER, P-38:
Marked "US MALLIN SHELBY, O.".  Research finds this is Vietnam War period opener.
Item # 817032  $3.00
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U.S. NAVY LIFE VEST SURVIVAL LIGHT:  Decent light, no big problems.  Works but will have no battery in it.  
Item # 917006  $16.00
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DOUBLE STAMPED, FEMALE ISSUE 1945 CANTEEN COVER: Made by LEWISTON TENT AND AWNING CO. 1945.  It is LEWISTON double stamped, once on the back and again on the bottom.  It has a female's name (possibly a male) on a lable sewn on the inside. 7 rows stitching with a faded U.S. on the front.  A negative for this cover is the smoking home it came from....I am working on lessening the odor.                                                                                            
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UNUSUAL FEATURES, EARLY WW2 CANTEEN COVER AND BOTTLE:Several features worth noting: Cover has 8 rows stitching instead of 7.  Right side seam, 1942 pattern but, Ink stamp is inside instead of outside. Bottle is model 1942, dated 1943 "Stainless Steel" but, it is magnetic.  First style plastic cap, flat top, dated "44".  See the photos for more info please.                                                                                 Item # 1017001  $25.00
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VIETNAM WAR COMBAT RIG, ID'd TO SOLDIER:  Consists of the M1961 Combat Field Pack dated 1963 and ID'd to DAN HIGGINS.  The Suspenders, also ID'd to HIGGINS, with a First Aid pouch, ID'd to HIGGINS.  And the Individual Equipment Belt.  I didn't see an ID on the belt.  Complete rig in good condition and as Dan Higgins would have worn it.  Not researched and I see no major damage with anything.  Nice.
Item # 1017004  $39.00
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WW2, U.S. NAVY MESS UTENSILES:  These are from a WW2 Vet's Estate so I will say they are WW2 vintage.  Other than Boot Camp I believe all of his duty stations were on ships.  So these would be Ship-board Mess/Galley utensils.  Nice condition.  All marked "U.S.N." and "Modernaire".
Item # 1017041  $10.00
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WW2 RUCKSACK FRAME AND BACK BAND: The frame is made from tubular steel and is painted green.  Some surface rust where the paint has worn off.  Great that it still has the back band and the rifle snap with it.  I found no markings on it or the back band.  It came with a trashed rucksack on it that was dated 1942. It could not be salvaged.  Please look at the photos as there is a lot of text on them further describing this item. 
Item # 1017042  $25.00
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RUCKSACK FRAME, WAIST BAND, SUSPENDERS AND BELT:  I believe this to be a post-Vietnam War item.  It is made of tubular aluminum with riveted construction.  I see no damage to it.  It is uncleaned. It comes with all the web gear shown. There is a soldier's name and service number on the back of one of the suspenders....it is hard to read.  Both suspenders have contract ink stamps that are unreadable.  The waist strap ink stamp is mostly readable.  Please see photos for more information.
Item # 1017044  $20.00
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U.S. NAVY LIFE VEST SURVIVAL LIGHT:  Has some paint wear and bare metal.  Appears to be an older model.  Good pin.  Switch feels good.  Lense is solid but does have scratches and scuffs.  I put a battery in it and it did not work.  May need a bulb??  Mailed without battery.
Item # 1117001  $10.00
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1942 DATED,  ID'd BLANKET:  Brown color, WW2.  Very nice condition with no holes or damage noted.  "US" in the center; 1942 dated contract tag and ID'd to "Edward Seelig".  74" X 64".
Item # 1217006  $49.00
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UNKNOWN POUCH:  It has 3 loops that will hold 12 ga. brass shotshells (shell shown is not included in this sale).  The pouch may be for a flare gun? Or, for carrying ammo? It has no ID ink stamps.  See photos for more information.
Item # 218021  $19.00
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UNUSUAL OR RARE 1903 INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BELT:  The odd thing about this 9 pocket belt is a flap was not used on the right end pouch.  It does has the male snap half but doesn't have suspender grommets like the other pouches.  The raw edge where the flap would have been attached has sewn over mending.  So it is a 9 pocket belt with 8 pockets with flaps.  This belt is unmarked and I believe it to be made by RUSSELL and it is their 1st pattern design having the plain bottom (not puckered or reinforced) pouches for .30-03 round nose bullets and not the pointed .30-06 bullets. Nice rimless eagle snaps.  Excellent condition belt with the exception of a horizontal tear on one pocket and this is what may have contributed to the lack of use and the nice condition of the belt. With the flaps closed this tear does not show. 
Item # 218050FE  $130.00
MECHANIC'S TOOL BAG:  Neat little bag, handy for in the car and around the house.  Pretty sure it is military but could find no reference for it.  The zipper is stuck in the open position.  With some wax and time you may get it working....or may not.  I see nothing wrong with the zipper;  maybe the teeth are not aligned or fabric stuck in it?  Anyway, buy it "as is".  The fabric color is faded or worn in spots and there are several dabs of what may be paint.  Some fraying on the handles.  Snaps work. See the photos for more info on this little bag.
Item 218053FE  $9.00
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KOREAN WAR, M-1945 PACK, FIELD, CARGO:  Made in 1950 by Adrena Stitching Co.  Very nice lower pack with one 1/4" hole which is covered by the top flap and does not show when displayed.  See photos.
Item # 218057FE  $15.00
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M-1944/M-1945 PACK, FIELD, CARGO: Lower pack.  This bag has been well used.  No contract data readable but it looks to have been a M-1944 lower pack that has had some of the M-1944 straps and hardware removed to make it more like a M-1945 pack.  I do not know if the Army did this; a National Guard unit or a Civilian hunter.  It has lots of what may be blood staining.  It has a couple of ID type stencils on it.  The interior lining shows lots of use.  I don't see any holes anywhere. Interesting bag. 
Item # 218058FE  $15.00
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VIETNAM WAR (1962) DATED P-38 CAN OPENER:  Made by KAY and dated 1962.  U.S.  Attractive peice, probably carried for a spell.
Item # 318001 $5.00
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FIRST AID POUCH FILLER, CARLISLE PACKET:  This is early WW2, 1941-1943 green color First Aid packet.  It could be a low cost item to fill your canvas First Aid pouch.  It has been opened and it is emply.  Just the tin container to carry in the pouch without investing a lot of money.
Item # 318007  $6.00
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POUCH/CARRIER FOR FIRST AID PACKET OR COMPASS:  Nylon type material in like new condition.  It has one ALICE clip with it.  Ink stamped US on the outside which if weak but visible.  The contract/Id stamp on the inside is weak and unreadable.  I suspect this is Vietnam War era or newer.
Item # 318009  $4.00
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STAINLESS STEEL CUPS, PART NUMBER 46D3065:  Unable to research these cups, but the part number looks like it may be military.  They are stainless steel but one is magnetic and two are not.  All are stained and may clean up, I did not try to clean them.
Item # FE5183  $10.00 all
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INSPECTORS POCKET KIT, SIGNAL CORPS. U.S. ARMY:  Empty leather pouch originally contained tools for inspection purposes.  Solid condition with scuffing and wear from use and some verdigris on the snap.
Item # FE5184  $10.00
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BROWN STRIPED WW1 BLANKET:  This blanket has the brown stripes at each end.  It measures about 62" X 81" in size.  It has a partially readable tag that looks like APRIL 7, 1917.  There is a neat repair of a tear at one corner.  There are several small holes, all smaller than 1/4".
Item # FE5185 $40.00
USMC WW2 BLANKET, ID'd:  ID'd to D.H. Thomas who is unresearched.  Blanket size is about 64" X 81".  Embroidered USMC in the center with the two darker stripes at the ends.  There is a large 1" piece missing at one end edge.  There are several scattered smaller holes and stains.
Item # FE5186  $25.00
Item # fe61816  $8.00
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WW2, WATERPROOF CLOTHING BAG. DATED 1945:  Pretty nice bag with just a couple light stains and a neat, period repair of a tear on the bottom.  Measures about 32" X 24" with a drawstring at the top.  Soldier's laundry stamp on it.  Contract tag that has the 1945 date.  Please view the photos as there is more text information on them
EARLY WW2 CANTEEN, MODEL 1942 COVER MADE FIRST YEAR 1942.  1942 PATTERN BOTTLE MADE IN 1943.  FIRST STYLE BAKELITE FLAT TOP CAP ALSO DATED 1943:  Nice early cover and bottle (no cup).  The 1942 model cover was same as 1910 cover except the body seam was moved to the right side.  This cover made by J.A. SHOE and carries the 1942 date.  The Model 1942 STEEL bottle was made by S.M.CO. and is dated 1943.  The First style plastic cap is the flat top.  It still has the rubber seal in it and under the seal is the 1943 date.  Chain is steel. A couple of stains evident on the cover.
Item # fe7188  $30.00
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WW2, BRITISH BAG FOR LIGHTWEIGHT GAS MASK:  Pretty nice bag with no damage.  Ink stamps are weak in places and I can't positively read the dates. 
Item # fe7189  $15.00
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U.S. SIGNAL CORPS "TOOL EQUIPMENT" (TE-33) SET:  Consists of the "CS-34" pouch (marked); the pliers "TL-13" (marked) and the TL-29 type Electrician's Knife (not marked). The knife is USA made by Imperial and the pliers are by Utica.  All pieces show use and wear.  Note that the KLIKIT snaps only have one or two prongs holding them on.  They probably will come off with much use. But, snapped closed for display they will be fine. I think some leather cleaner will help the appearance of the pouch.
Item # fe71811  $35.00
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VIETNAM ERA US ARMY M-1956 COMBAT FIELD BUTT PACK:  See photos for text.
Item # fe71820  $15.00
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FUSE SETTING TOOL CARRYING CASE, M-55:  I can't find much about these on the Internet but it is marked: "CASE, CARRYING  M-55".  I did find that it was for carrying the tool for setting fuses on some type of ordnance, maybe cannon or howitzer projectiles??  Only found one on EBay and it was a French seller and I couldn't read his description.  Anyway, perhaps a 'rare' item!
Item # fe818012  $15.00
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WW1, SIGNAL CORPS LC-10 GLOVES:  Another pair of gloves packed away since 2007.  These are identifiable in my reference book as LC-10 gloves used by the Signal Corps.  This pair is well marked with the 1917 date, the LC-10 style/model, the size "10" and the nice US stampings on the outside of both cuffs. No damage, just soiling from use.
Item # fe81818  $59.00
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U.S. NAVY WHISTLE:  Black plastic whistle.  Lots of teeth marks from use.  Small chip on one side, piece broken off with a crack on the other side. Scuffs and scars.  Bent ring.  Cork ball and it works.
Item # fe918001  $2.00
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STOPWATCH, ID NUMBERED:  Vintage Stopwatch made by "MEYLAN".  It has a number engraved on the back.  I have not been able to ID the number, but it does not look military???  It works fine.  Push the stem crown to ZERO pointer and then move the little slide bar on the edge and it starts and stops the timer.
Item # fe918002  $15.00
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WW2, BRITISH MADE CANTEEN COVER:  This is the cover only.  It is the 1942 pattern with the side seam.  Inside one flap I can read "BRITISH MADE" and also what looks like "MW&S Ltd. 1944" but that is real faint.  There also is a faint stamp on the back.  Wire hanger has rusted.  Fray at the edge of a snap. One small wear hole about 1/8" in size on the side opposite of the seam.  Decent cover.
Item # fe918003  $15.00.
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WW1 MESS KIT MEAT PAN:  First pattern of Model 1910.  Looks to be made by W.S. Co. (?) and dated 1918.  Markings are hard to read.  "D-ring" bracket is bent and loose.  Well used.
Item # fe918005  $15.00
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G.I. LENSATIC COMPASS, US ARMY 21-26460-02E WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND ALICE CLIP POUCH:  I see nothing wrong with this set.  May have a March 12, 1995 date inside the top cover?
Item # fe918007  $18.00
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KOREAN WAR, M-1923 DISMOUNTED CARTRIDGE BELT:  Pretty nice belt.  "U.S." ink stamp.  10 pockets with "KLIKIT" snaps. Contract ink stamp reads: "BELT CART CAL 30".  "M-1923 DISMOUNTED". Manufacture date of "30 NOV 1951". Some of the eyelets have light green corrosion.  Maybe a small fray or two. Looks good.
Item # fe918008  $45.00
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RATION'S P-38 CAN OPENER:  This one is marked "US P-38" with no maker name.  My reference believes these were either WW2 "Lend-Lease" to Britain or perhaps Korean War period.  Just another example of these interesting little tools.
Item # fe918010  $4.00
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WW1 CUP ID'd TO NOTED CHEST SURGEON, Dr. MUDD: This WW1 cup is of the 1st pattern having the round ears on the handle bracket.  It is dated 1918.  The name J.L. MUDD is stamped on the cup.  I found James L. Mudd in the Missouri WW1 Veteran's files and it shows his last duty station in 1919 with the MEDICAL DETACHMENT, FORT FUNSTON, KS which probably was the beginning of his medical career.  I have a copy of his Obituary that says he graduated Medical School in 1923. He had a distinguished career with several important positions which are mentioned in the obituary. In addition to the pictured cup there are copies of his Obituary; a copy of his Grave marker photo and a copy of the Missouri WW1 Veteran's file.  Always nice to be able to place a person with the found item.
Item # fe918004  $30.00
HARNESS ASSY, VIETNAM SUSPENDERS, LATER BELT:  Suspenders and belt set.  The suspenders are dated 1968 from the Vietnam War period and the Individual Equipment Belt is date 2003.  Some minor damage to the belt. Looks like all the hooks, snaps etc. are good.  Priced right.
Item # fe1018009  $9.99
U.S. NAVY  WHISTLE:   Green plastic with cork ball.  Marked on one side "U.S.N."  No major damage, just some scuffs.  Lanyard has been retied.
U.S.N.
Item # fe1018010  $9.00
WW2, 1941-1943, FIRST AID PACKET. UNCOMMON MAKER:  Very nice, unopened First Aid Packet made by HANDY PAD.  Early War green color. Just a very nice item.
Item # fe1018011 $9.99
ORDNANCE CORPS BRASS PADLOCK:  Made by MASTER and is size No. 6.  About 2" X 1-3/4" body.  Laminated brass with a hardened steel shackle/hasp ?  Stamped on the front is "ORD. CORPS, DA".  I do not know what the DA means: Dept of the Army or some arsenal or armory?  Brass to prevent sparks so probably used around a powder locker.  Neat.
Item # fe1018012  $19.00
WW2 SHARK CHASER:  Carried in the life vests and used by those who found themselves in the ocean.  Note it is "Shark Chaser" and not "Shark Repellent"; I think you can use those wordings to date this item.  It has not been opened and the contents are hard.  Not good for anything other to put with your WW2 life vest display.
Item # fe1018013  $15.00
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KOREAN WAR DATED 1951 P-38 RATION CAN OPENER:  Not easy to find a Korean period dated opener.  This one made by G.G.Greene and dated 1951.  Has rust and staining as shown in the photos.
Item # fe1118001  $6.00
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MODEL 1892 U.S. CAVALRY HORSE BIT:  Not an easy bit to find as it was replaced in 1908/1909. This one was made at the Rock Island Arsenal (Marked: "R.I.A.") and is dated either "1903" or "1908" as shown in my photos.  Also marked "U.S" and size "2".  On the mouthpiece of this bit there is metal removed from both sides where the bit would sit in the horses mouth.  Normal position would be behind the teeth so do not believe teeth caused the wear.  I think that the metal was purposely removed to make it more comfortable in the horse's mouth.  Nicely marked US Cavalry bit from the Spanish-American war period. 
Item # fe12181  $29.00
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AIRCRAFT ENGINE "COLD CYLINDER CHECKER":  Used in the aircraft industry (this one by the US Air Force) in troubleshooting air cooled engines, particularly radial engines, to find a faulty mis-firing cylinder.  Has a wand to touch each cylinder with and the meter to read the temperature.  A malfunctioning cylinder will register colder than the balance of the other cylinders.  It looks complete with a couple of extra wand tips and two Allan wrenches.  I do not know if it works of not.  Sold as is.
Item # fe12182  $29.00
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