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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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SPANISH AMERICAN-PHILIPPINE WARS, Model 1896 CARTRIDGE BOX:  Rock Island Arsenal 1903. Marked "Field Art. 8/1".   .38c insert removed for .45c ammo. These were worn on the 1874 pattern leather waist or sword belt during the Philippine Wars and carried ammo for the Colt SAA Artillery model revolver  Clean inside. 
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WW2 Tent Stove Fuel Regulator:  Condition unknown, but please assume it is good only for display. 
$9.00
1898 Spanish American War Mess Kit Fork: Full metal fork having 3 tines and iron handle.  Some Japanned finish remains.  Not marked.  Spanish American War of 1898 utensil not readily found.
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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
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.  
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  $3.00
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
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
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. 
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USMC SEA BAG/DUFFEL BAG.  MISSOURI ART WORK:     Khaki colored bag with his name, service number and some artwork.  Also has 5B written on it. The artwork indicates the Marine was from Missouri.   Soiled and musty smelling.  May be mildew spots on the inside. Some small holes in the bottom.  Should clean up some if desired.  Only research done is his burial site with dates etc.
Item # fe619015  $49.00
FLC (FIGHTING LOAD CARRIER) TACTICAL VEST:  I bought this directly from the Vet who did two tours in Iraq.  (I also have his helmet listed in the HEADGEAR category).  It has three magazine pouches attached to it.  I see no problems with it.  As it was worn, by the Combat Vet.
Item # fe719003  $9.00
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BLOOD CHIT, ARABIC REGION:  Five languages on silk.  Measures about 17" X 12".   No damage, just wrinkles.
Item # fe22025  $39.00
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Item # 117036  $89.00
MILL'S 100 ROUND, DOUBLE LOOP CARTRIDGE BELT.  TAN:  Made after 1894 and used in the Spanish-American War.  It has two rows of loops to hold 100 rounds of .30-40 Krag cartridges.  It has the heavy, cast brass "H" plate of the 1890's.  Some light soiling and a spot of corrosion on one of the brass end caps.  I have owned this belt for 25 years. Nice belt for display or for 
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100 ROUND, .30 CALIBER BANDOLIER:  Rare bandolier from the Spanish-American, Philippine Wars and early 1900's.  Each of the 100, .30-40 Krag cartridge loops has a spring insert to help hold the cartridge. It is 5 feet in length and designed to be slung over the shoulder. The buckle is a complicated puzzle that I am not sure how it is supposed to work.  Dorsey's book on page 119 has a similar belt with the standard "C" closure but the buckle is not like this one. There is an ink stamp patent date but I can't make it out.  I see no major wear of damage to this belt.  At the time of this listing there were two like it on EBay and they both sold for over $500.00.  
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U.S. ENAMELED MESS CUP:  Rare and hard to research but I believe it is Spanish-American to Philippine Wars era.  It is marked U.S. on the bottom.  It is white and black enamel and there are chips as shown in the photos.  It has not been cleaned.  It is 5" diameter and is 4" tall.
Item # 5514  $75.00
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WW1, M-1917 10 POCKET CARTRIDGE BELT: I believe this to be the model 1917 10 pocket belt and it is in the original issue configuration with all pieces dated the same; LONG 7-18..There is no damage but, it does have light soiling and some initials written on the back side. Nice belt. See the photos for more information.
Item # 5611 $95.00
DRUM, MARCHING SNARE: Neat old drum worthy of restoration or display it as-is, as I have for many years.  Features an eagle and shield decal. The wood shell or body with the rims measures 11" high and 14" wide. It is of all natural materials with the rim head retainers being red painted wood.  The rims have holes for the rope tensioners, now missing. The bottom head is still present and I believe it to be a natural skin head.  The original snares are present and they too are a natural material I believe to be either gut or rawhide. The top head is missing.  I do not know the age of this drum, but it is old.
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3.   $5.00
Item # 57110  $9.00
JEPPESEN COMPUTER:  Used by pilots to aid in navigation.  It is 4 1/4" diameter and has a green/clear plastic sheath.  It is used and in good serviceable condition.  Use this item or display it with your aviation items.
Item # 5812  $9.00
AVIATOR'S DEAD RECKONING COMPUTER:  Used by pilots as a navigation aid.  This one was made by KANE in 1957.  It is metal and has a leather carry pouch.  Nice condition.
WW1 AERO SQUADRON ID'd FORK:  The 149th Aero Squadron was established December 7, 1917 and was a part of the AEF (American Expeditionary Force) from  March 5, 1918 to March 1919. Tin plated steel with wear.
Item # 59113  $18.00
Item # 51111  $12.00
U.S. GI FLASHLIGHT: Angle head. Works. Takes 2 D-cell batteries (not included). Spare lenses and bulb.  Had some battery corrosion, now cleaned off.
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Item # 5413   $450.00 
Item # Fork1  $21.00
Item # 1896f   $39.00
RARE, BLUE m1887 CAVALRY OFFICER'S PISTOL  CARTRIDGE BELT:   Has the saber hook for dismounted use.  .38 caliber loops will date this to c.1892 for the Spanish American-Philippine Wars. Nice original Mills belt plate of 1887 pattern but made narrower for the narrow pistol belt.  This belt has had use and shows fraying and some broken loops, but very hard to find in any condition.
Item # 51216  $250.00
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SPANISH AMERICAN WAR, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD RIFLE CARTRIDGE BELT:  45 loops for .45-70 cartridges. Model 1887 stamped NY plate. Belt is early type with the loose ends not secured. Very minor fraying in a few areas. Ammo is not included in the sale.  This belt is covered in Dorsey's book on military belts.
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Item # 5212  $195.00
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Item # 5613  $295.00
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Item # 218050FE  $119.00
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Item # 5722  $5.00
U.S. MARKED MESS SPOON:  U.S. on the end of the handle and made by O.L., it is STAINLESS.  7 1/2" long. 
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Item $ 5723  $49.00
KOREAN WAR CANTEEN, NOT USED. WW2 FEATURES:  Condition-wise this is the best canteen set I have had.  The cover is dated 1951 for the Korean War period and shows no signs of use.  It has the wide web for the wire hanger which is a WW2,1945 feature.  The bottle is dated 1945 and has no dents and the cork in the cap shows no stains from having water in the bottle.  The cup also is dated 1945 and this is the only thing that shows any wear and that is on the bottom of the handle as seen in the photos,  This set would be hard to improve upon..
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Item # 5727  $16.00
TL-29 TYPE ELECTRICIAN'S POCKET KNIFE:  It has a main cutting blade and the other blade is a screwdriver.  Both blades have some rust spots.  Scales have shrunk leaving a small gap between scale and bolsters.  Made in the U.S.A. by KINGSTON.  Not marked TL-29.
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VIETNAM WAR PERIOD PILOT'S OXYGEN MASK:  Includes the mask with the communication mics and plug, the retainer with helmet bayonets, the hose and end connector. 

The Mask:  P/N MS22001, made in 1965 by Acushnet. Marked "PROPERTY U.S. GOVERNMENT". Size MEDIUM. Complete with integrated microphone.  Rubber is flexible and I see no damage other than dirt which should clean off.
"INST. OXYGEN MASK & HELMET RETENTION" was made by HARDMAN TOOL & ENG. Co. LOS ANGELES.  It is p/n 3740-9 , a size MEDIUM and looks to be dated Nov. 1957. It is complete with all the straps and includes the bayonets for attaching to the helmet. It is fiberglass body and the only thing I see wrong with it is some paint flaking on the inside which does not show when the mask is in it.

Hose end connector is TYPE MC-3A and made by Sierra.

Communications plug is p/n U173/U

I see no major problems with this set but, I am selling it as a display piece only and not for actual use.
Item # 51217  $150.00
This belt is covered in Dorsey's book on Military Belts.
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VIETNAM WAR PERIOD "KIT BAG, FLYERS":   Bag is dated 3-68.  Solid and quite usable with a few small holes and wear spots on the bottom.  Some soiling and fading. Good zippers and snaps.
Item # 5821  $20.00
Item # 5822  $15.00
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m-1945 PACK, FIELD, CARGO:  Looks to have all buckles and straps. "U.S" on front. Contract stamp on inside but only partially readable. Soldier's name in ink on inside.  Surface is scuffed and faded and I found one small wear hole.
Item # 5728  $175.00
Item # 5921  $9.00 
STRAP, CARRYING, GENERAL PURPOSE:  Used on a variety of bags, such as m1936 Field Bag; Ammunition Bag; M1938 Dispatch Case.  Used with some dirt as shown in my photos. Contract stamped but unreadable.
Item # 5922  $18.00
WW2 CANTEEN COVER:  m1942 cover. Pretty nice with no visible ink stamps on it.  Wire hanger is steel.  Small wear spot on bottom edge as shown in the photos.  Some soiling.
Item # 5923  $30.00
U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS RADIO TRANSMITTER BC-458-A:  Part of the aircraft onboard radio equipment on B-17 and B-24 airplanes.  It is as found and has not been cleaned and is untested.  The front panel dial and knobs seem to function OK.
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Item # 51021  $10.00
WW2 WIRE CUTTER'S POUCH:  Dated 1944 and made by LEE.  Carried the M-1938 cutters. Soiled, but no damage noted.
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Item # 51022  $50.00
CARRIER, GRENADE, 3 POCKET: Made in 1944 by Jefferson Quarter Master Depot.  Worn on the pistol belt and tied to the thigh. No problems.
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Item # 51023  $25.00
M-1941 MOUNTED CANTEEN:  Has a M-1910 bottle dated 1918. Cover was made by G&R Co. and dated 1943. The mounted canteens were also favored by airborne troops.  This one is a well used veteran, heavily soiled with wear holes on one side from carrying.
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Item # 51024  $10.00
WW2, U.S. NAVY WHISTLE:  Dated 1944 and has the original lanyard on it.  Green plastic. I see no problems.
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Item # 51025  $10.00
U.S. NAVY MARKED PADLOCK WITH KEY:  Works ok. All brass. Lots of scars, scuffs,dents etc. Overall it measures 3" X 1 1/2".
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Item # 51026  $30.00
M-1910 PISTOL BELT:  Early belt having all brass hardware.  "Pulled" buckle with large male fitting. Khaki or tan color.  Some soiling, some corrosion on the eyelets and minor shrinking. No ink stamps remain. Pretty decent early belt.
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  82" X 57" in size.  I see maybe 6 small holes and a loose edge binding.  There are scattered stains. Side "a" looks decent. Side "b" has heavier stains.  There are paint stencils on both sides (unreadable to me).
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WW1 ARMY BLANKET:
Item # 51027  $20.00