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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
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. 
SOLD!
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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  $30.00
FLC (FIGHTING LOAD CARRIER) TACTICAL VEST:  I bought this directly from the Vet who did two tours in Iraq.  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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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 re-enacting.
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  $50.00
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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 $75.00
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.
1. $15.00
2. $10.00
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   $400.00 
Item # Fork1  $21.00
Item # 1896f   $39.00
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Item # 5212  $195.00
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Item # 5613  $250.00
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Item # 218050FE  $105.00
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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 # 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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Item # 5822  $10.00
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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 # 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  $20.00
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 # 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 # 51026  $30.00
M-1912 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  $15.00
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Item # 51222  $15.00
WHISTLE AND LANYARD, "NARC", 1973:  Green plastic. Well used with teeth marks.  Markings are unknown to me.
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Item # 51223  $10.00
WHISTLE, REGULATION, U.S. ARMY:  White brass, well marked U.S. Missing the lanyard ring.
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Item # 51224  $100.00
McKEEVER CARTRIDGE BOX, 1904 ROCK ISLAND:  Marked Rock Island Arsenal and dated 1904. Some other writing on the back.  Made for 30 caliber cartridges. Very nice original condition as shown. No damage noted. 
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Item # 51225  $45.00
m1878 HAVERSACK STRAP: Made at Rock Island Arsenal. Condition is strong and flexable with heavy cracking or crazing.  These were also used sometimes as canteen straps.  I show a photo of Spanish American soldiers wearing this wide strap on the haversack and the narrow strap on their canteens. The photo is NOT part of this sale.
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Item # 51226  $9.00
U.S. NAVY MESS SPOON:  Smaller "teaspoon" size about 6" long. Made by "SILCO" and marked "STAINLESS".  It is used.
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ID'd .30 CALIBER CARTRIDGE BELT: This belt was made by Spalding & Brothers during the Spanish American War when Mills could not supply the Army's needs.  It has 60 loops of .30 caliber size.  It has the m1890 Cast plate (not stamped like the m1887 plate). These plates sell for $75 by themselves. The belt is stenciled with the owner's name and with NRA in two places. I believe this belt was used by E.G. Hilton at the NRA sanctioned matches at Camp Perry. It is in excellent condition and shows little use. The ends of the belt are bound in leather to prevent fraying. Nice belt with no problems.
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Item # 5231  $125.00
MODEL 1885 SWORD HANGER, STUART PATTERN:  Made at Rock Island Arsenal. Brass patina. Leather is solid but the surface is crazed, cracked and missing in places.  It would have had snaps at the ends of the straps to attach the sword scabbard.  
Item # 5232  $75.00
U.S. ARMY 1904, 1907 CARRIER, BLANKET ROLL:   Original Rock Island Arsenal made and dated 1904 and 1907. Six pieces all marked.  Three pieces are a blanket roll carrier.  Two pieces I think are Cavalry straps of some kind. One piece may be an extra blanket strap. The blanket roll straps have never been used.  The Cavalry straps are used but in good solid condition with the original snaps.
Item # 51227  $225.00
Item # 5234  $27.00
DISMOUNTED CANTEEN:  A model 1910 cover with the 1945 mod to make the hanger web wider. The wire hanger is brass. Cover is dated 1956. It is faded with a weak U.S. stencil.  There are some numbers stenciled on the bottom. The bottle is a model 1942 made by S.M.CO. and dated 1945. No dents or damage to the bottle.  Cap still has the cork seal and the chain is steel. There is no cup with it.
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Item # 5235  $27.00
DISMOUNTED CANTEEN:  A model 1910 cover with the 1945 mod to make the hanger web wider. The wire hanger is brass. No ink stamps remain except a weak U.S..  The bottle is a model 1942 made by S.M.CO. and dated 1945. There are a couple of small dents..The cap still has the cork seal and the chain is steel. There is no cup with it.
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Item # 5237  $20.00
m1943 REPLACEMENT HANDLE FOR FOLDING HEAD ENTRENCHING TOOL:  Neat item to find. It has not been used but, it does have some scuffs and stains.  Overall length from tip to tip is 18". The exposed length when in the shovel head, not measuring the taper section is 14".
Item # 5238  $25.00
FULL BOX OF GAUZE BANDAGES: I think these date from the Vietnam War period.  Individual boxes appear to be in good condition. The brown outer box has some wear as seen in the photos.
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Item # 5331  $25.00
VIETNAM WAR (1966) U.S. BLANKET: Contract tag present and shows a code date of 1966 along with the size etc of the blanket. There is one small tear and I see three small holes. A large "U.S." in the center.
Item # 5332  $12.00
MESS KIT UTENSILS:  U.S. marked Knife and Fork.  Nice condition.
Item # 5333  $15.00
VEST, TACTICAL LOAD BEARING:   Woodland pattern. Used. I found one 2" tear under the right arm. Stitch or glue to improve look. Contract tag date unreadable to me. 
SOLD!
Item # 5334  $10.00
FLYER'S KIT OR PARACHUTE BAG:  Has two names on it. Two unnamed zippers. No problems that I can see.  Believed to be of newer issue.
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Item # 5335  $10.00
BAG, CARRYING, PROTECTIVE ENSEMBLE;  Originally intended to carry Nuclear, Biologicals or Chemical equipment. It has ALICE clips for carrying on a belt.  No problems noted..
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Item # 5336  $5.00
DUFFLE BAG: Newer type with a handle for hand carry or carry on the back with the shoulder harness. It has the GI's name on it in two places. I could find no contract stamp. It has a few stains close to the same color as the bag and are not easily seen.
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Item # 5337  $15.00
EARLY WW2 (1942) FIRST AID POUCH: Made by R.M.T. CO. It has some numbers stenciled on it, probably a laundry number. It is dated 1942. Some stains or soiling. Mounting wire is steel.
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