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The box contained a German shotgun (now missing) and 7 bayonets. The box is 29 inches long by 7 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The box is complete with the original lid that has an envelope thumb tacked to it as well as the inspection/ approval label. His name and his mothers name plus addresses is on 3 sides of the box. The bayonets are in good condition being original with no sharpening and no dings to the blades on any of them. Here is what is in there:

1. 2 French model 1886 bayonets with white metal handles and curved quilion. The blades are four sided and they are complete with scabbards. One bayonet is 17 1/2 inches long with a 13 inch blade while the other one is 25 inches long with a 20 1/2 inch blade. Both are in excellent condition!

2. The next two bayonets are Austrian. The one at the top is a standard 1895 Bayonet being 14 inches long with a 9 1/2 inch blade. The scabbard is steel and comes with a frog. The frog is marked CQR 40 I believe and is in excellent original condition. The bayonet is marked on the blade F. G. G. Y. on one ricasso and has what looks like an Imperial Eagle stamp on the other. The Pommel Cap is marked 7 HN 1366. There are no dents to the scabbard and most of the original color remains. This is a nice one!

The second bayonet is a short cavalry carbine bayonet S1895 (Stutzen 1895) and is equipped with a compensatory sight on the muzzle ring. This corrected for the marked effect that a fitted bayonet had on the path of the bullet, the fitted bayonet causing the bullet's trajectory arc to be considerably higher than normal. This is a real nice bayonet and comes with an undented scabbard. The blade is marked with what looks like a W on one side and an Imperial Eagle on the other.

3. The next two bayonets are German. They are both S-98 bayonets. The one on top is complete with scabbard and frog. The frog is maker stamped E O Golze & Sohn Gersdorf 1940. The frog otherwise is in excellent condition being pliable with all stitching remaining. The steel scabbard is dent free and is good condition. The blade is in very nice condition but is missing about 1/8 inch of the tip. One ricasso is marked S/172 and the other side is marked 9659. The WW2 bakelite grips are outstanding with no damage or loss and the pommel cap has 2 tiny eagles with something stamped underneath them but I can't quite make it out. I do believe both stamps are the same. The bayonet and scabbard are serial numbered alike, thus are a match.

The one on the bottom is also a WW2 German Bayonet as evidenced by the very nice bakelite grips. This one is also complete with frog. The frog is in very nice conditon and is marked but I cannot quite make it out. The bayonet is serial numbered 9864 while the scabbard is serian numbered 6628. This is a real nice outfit!

4. The last bayonet in the box is S98/05 with the original saw back removed. The bayonet and scabbard are both marked 41 making them a matching pair. The steel scabbard has most of the original bluing remaining with no dents and just a little rusting that should clean up mostly ok. The leather frog is in excellent condition and is maker marked A FISCHER BERLIN C.2 1932 P.A.W. The bayonet itself is in excellent plus conditon with nice walnut grooved grips. the blade is marked on one ricasso ?41 and on the other DEUTSCHE WASCHINENFABRIK A-G DUISBURG 41. Most of the original bluing is left on the blade. The blade is real nice. 1920 is stamped on the crossguard. This piece is 19 5/8 inche long with a 14 1/2 inch long blade. Very nice! The saw back bayonets were outlawed after WW1 so this one is correct in every sense.

These bayonets were left undisturbed until recently in the box they came back in. We are going to try to sell them in a group with the box because it would be a shame to break them up after all these years. For the complete collection $1,250.00

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Here we have a US Infantry Dress belt buckle from the U.S.Specialty Co. in Baltimore, MD. I believe this is a vintage piece as there is no zip code after the address. The Buckle is shown on a remnant of a belt and not the entire belt. The great thing is that this mint ceremonial buckle is still in the original box. I did a search of the company and did not find anything on them so they may be out of business now. For this piece $15.00

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Here we have a Chinese Ammo belt for the SKS 7.X39R ammo. There are 7 pouches on this belt and the belt is in excellent condition complete with chinese characters on the back. This is the chest rig. For this piece $14.00

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Haversack/Backpack, Us Army Ww1 M1910 Khaki - 1918 - Original Genuine issue scarce US WW1 khaki M1910 haversack (backpack) complete with meatcan pouch. Original used condition with all straps and closures intact. Marked with makers name "Perkins Campbell" and dated 8-18. Just needs a little cleaning. Take a look at the pics! $75.00

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Here we have a Case Operating Small field used operating set. The case is in good condition except for a little soiling. Most of the tools are missing but the amputation saw is still in the case. Each tool was outlined so you would know what is suppose to go in there. This is a great restoration project! The case measures about 15 inches long by 12 inches wide and is made to fold up and carry in a knapsack probably. Opened up the case is 39 inches long with two long flaps over the instruments that are moved out of the way when using. There is a pouch at the top of the case with the mfg name on it "LONG" and the date 11-19. The last remaining instrument, the amputation saw, is nickel plated, with some plating loss, and the only marks I can find on it is the number "53". It looks like, including the saw, there is room for 22 individual instuments in this soft woven case. Take a look! It's a dandy Fill 'er up and have a very nice set that would be worth $750 and up! $175.00

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aa mills belt with cartridges

Here we have a nice double row Mills type cartridge belt (not marked) with 50 rows (100 cartridges total) for cartridges and 6 double rows for 12 handgun cartridges. The woven belt appears to be either dark blue or black and is in nice overall condition. It is the 'C' type closure so no buckle was used. There are 18 30-06 cartridges still in the belt and I'm going to leave them there. The first time that the 30-06 was used was with the 1903 Springfield so I am confident that this belt was used then. The belt also has one hook still attached. Nice piece! $85.00

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Here is a nice US Model 1910 Mills Garrison belt with 2 piece U.S. buckle. The brass adjustment pieces are both marked Mills. Enlisted members wore the “U.S.” buckle. This one is really nice with the buckle being patinated very nicely! The belt has one small tear in the fabric and there are no pouches but does have the bayonet attachment piece. The Take a look at the pics. $95.00

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Here we have an original era manufacture M-1910 green/brown canvas MILLS mfg Garrison belt with an interlocking buckle with the letter H at center, certainly more difficult to find than the normally encountered US. The belt comes with two MILLS marked clip pouches and a rather suspension loop for the bayonet. Normal age and wear with a little rust toning is a couple of spots. The 2 piece H buckle has a wonderful dark bronze type patina on it. For this set $125.00

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Here we have the U.S. Army map case belonging to Colonel Karl W. (William) Hisgen who was an aid to General MacArthur during WW2! The map case is in overall good condition with U.S. stenciled on the front flap. The initials K.W.H. are hand printed above the U.S. markings. There is nothing remaining in the case. There are 3 compartments for maps and papers as well as provisions made for the pens and pencils. The id is prominately stamped on the inside flap as well as the numbers 3387. I cannot find any makers markings on the piece. The back flap has a stiffener in it. The Colonel started in WW1. He was born in 1899 and passed away on August 25, 1974. For this historic piece $145.00

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Original German WWI M1898/05 modified Butcher Sawback Bayonet by ANKER-WERK over BIELEFELD with Steel Scabbard & Leather Frog that had the sawback removed because supposively it was inhumane to use it as it caused horrendous wounds. This is a scarce S98/05 bayonet by Anker-Werke Bielefeld. Anthony Carter in his 'German Bayonets' book states that the models 98/02 and 98/05 bayonets by this firm are scarce and are thought to have only been made in 1917. They only carry the 2 line trademark of Anker-Werke Bielefeld with no dates, cyphers or other firm markings. The bayonet is in an all steel scabbard with a very nice leather frog. There are no marks on the frog as well. See German Bayonets book by Carter Page 27-30 and Page 64-65. It's a nice piece! $195.00

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AA Medical Kit

Here is an antique WWII U.S. Army Medical Department 24 unit first aid kit. I believe that these larger 24 unit kits were used on Tanks, Jeeps, and other US Army vehicles . The kit is in solid shape exhibiting age, field, and storage wear. The metal case has some scrapes and minor paint loss in areas. The remaining 7 boxes of contents are in solid shape and all boxes are full. The boxes themselves may exhibit stains, wear, or light age toning/foxing. Various makers are noted and I found the date of 1943 on one of the boxes. The contents of what is supposed to be in the box are listed on a lable pasted to the lid. Neat old kit and displays very well. Meant to be carried as there is a carry handle and no way to attached the box to a wall. Check out the pics! $45.00

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AA 1908 Haversack

Here we have an original U.S. Model 1908 haversack that is marked for Medical use! 1908 haversacks closed with a canvas tongue attached to the bottom of the front flap which passed through a buckle on the bottom of the rear of the bag. The tongues had a row of metal grommets evenly spaced out for adjusting. Later versions of the M-1908 haversack show a switch to a grommet-less tongue made of canvas with a rounded metal tip. This is the later version and is in excellent condition! Check out the pics!!! $45.00

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AA canteens and covers

Here we have 6 canteens with covers. Most are WW1 with one being WW2. They are all marked to some degree and some have cups. They are all in good condition and would enhance any collection! For numbers 1 through 5 are $55.00 each and for number 6 it is with the web belt and two pouches $85.00. Take a look at the pics!

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Here we have a pair of Model of 1910 with thier original 5000 volt rubber handles still intact. 5000-V is stamped into the rubber handles on each side and the original owners initials of KM are cut into the handles on one side. These are in pretty good condition being uncleaned and untouched. Yours for $45.00

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NOTE!!!- WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT 1942 DATED GERMAN LUGER ALONG WITH THE TYPEWRITTEN AND SIGNED LETTER FROM THE VET THAT CAPTURED IT IN NORTH AFRICA AND HERE IT IS!!!

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Here we have a very special item! This is a WW2 German Lugar captured by an Airman in North Africa!! This Airman is Staff Sgt. Howard Hoehn who captured this luger in 1943 in Tunisia. We have the original letter signed by Howard recalling the capture of the piece. He took it off a dead Motorcycle Soldier at a recent battle! A collector friend of mine purchased this Luger directly from Howard in 2002. Howard recently died in 2019 at the age of 98 so it's time for my friend to move this on as he is in his 70's as well. We have Howards' obit with this grouping as well. The Luger had one magazine and Howard purchased another but we have been unable to find that other magazine but if we do we will include it. Howard was stationed in Trinidad but was sent on detached service to a temporary Air Field in Tunisia, North Africa to assist in changing engines on B-24 planes which had been grounded. Howard and two other GI's went on a little sightseeing trip and ran across this battlefield in which he spotted a wrecked German motorcycle with it's rider deceased. They found his Luger still in the holster and fished it out then putting it in his pocket as they were not supposed to take souveniers at that time. Howard snuck it back into the country and it was never discovered. I have all of that info in his letter along with the serial number of the Luger. Now on to the Luger:

This is an example of a pre-WWII German Nazi Luger pistol that was manufactured by Mauser in 1935. 1935 was the second year of renewed Luger production, as the Nazis already had designs on Lebensraum in Eastern Europe and payback against the French. Fixed sights, with the "G" date mark on the chamber and "S/42" on the front toggle link. Straw colored small parts, checkered grips and a blued magazine with aluminum base. Minus the magazine, the numbers are matching. This 1935 pattern has by the following features: * Flat, checkered toggle knobs. * No grip safety (except for special models like the Mauser Banner grip safety and the Krieghoff grip safety models). * Stock lug. * Salt blue finish. * Aluminum-base magazine. * Six-groove rifling, 1 turn in 25 cm.The "G" Code denotes the last date of production as 1935. This was the last year that the germans concealed their production date on weaons of war. This pistol is all matching numbers not including the magazine. The Luger is in very fine conditionand would rate up there in condition overall. The straw parts are very strong with somewhat light wear on the inside of the trigger. The original blue rust is very nice and the grips pretty nice as well with a depression in the obverse grip at the top. The bore and chamber show almost no wear at all. Very nice! The aluminum toggle plug on the magazine shows the serial number of 2634 as well as what looks like an eagle over 63. Take a look at the pics! They pretty much say it all! Fantastic!!! Finding original WW2 weapons with signed documentation as to where and when this vet acquired it is getting quite rare today. C&R Eligible ! Take a look at the pics! They pretty much say it all! Fantastic!!! For this firearm and the history $7,500.00

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Here we have a WW2 Military Avaitor leather helmet the No. 1-A Helmet by Western Electric! The helmet flight cap is medium sized and has seen use. A soft brown leather flight helmet with cotton lining and hard leather ear covers. The helmet has a long adjustment lace up the back of the helmet as well as an adjustment strap on top of the helmet. The helmet shows use but the leather is supple with a couple of cracks otherwise the helmet is intact and complete. Under the Western Electric label it says PATENT APPLIED FOR. $295.00

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Here we have a WW2 headset with bakelite ear pieces. The wires are broken here and there so it can't be utilized but still makes a nice aircraft pilot display item. These comes with a small carry bag with the veteran's name C.C.Battershell and his service number which is 35354781. Unfortunately we have no other information on him other than these items came from Frankfort, Indiana. There are no makers identification on the headset anywhere that we can find. $125.00 for the set.

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Here we have a wall hanging tapestry that was made for a member of theChina Burma India Theater was the United States military designation during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India–Burma theaters. Operational command of Allied forces in the CBI was officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia or China. forces during WW2. China Burma India Theater was the United States military designation during World War II for the China and Southeast Asian or India–Burma theaters. Operational command of Allied forces in the CBI was officially the responsibility of the Supreme Commanders for South East Asia or China. This tapestry measures 33 X 30 inches being all hand sewn and just beautiful! Take a look at the pics! This may be one of a kind! $350.00

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Here we have an old acoustical guitar that was carried in WW2. This gentleman, Bill Hasema, from Lafayette, Indiana carried this guitar while in the USN. There are names of his buddies on here which were probably shipmates and places he went like Texas City, Rock of Gilbradar, Caraco, Freetown, Aruba and Casablanca but then later he must have joined the crew of the US Navy's SS Monmouth as it's documented on this guitar. The only ship name Monmouth was the USS Monmouth County. USS Monmouth County (LST-1032) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named after Monmouth County, New Jersey, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. Length: 328', Construction started: June 9, 1944, Launched: July 9, 1944. Here's her history:

LST-1032 was laid down 9 June 1944, by the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Mass.; launched 9 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Jennie M. Kneeland, and commissioned 1 August 1944, Lt. J. M. Medina in command.

Following shakedown, LST-1032 departed New York, 8 September 1944, for the west coast, arriving at San Diego, 4 October. Continuing on to Hawaii, she embarked troops there and sailed 23 January 1945 to take part in the assault on Iwo Jima. While debarking marines there, on 20 February, an enemy shell struck her bow, killing one marine and wounding nine. Despite this, rough seas, and stiff Japanese opposition, she completed debarking her troops and supplies on the 22d, and proceeded to Saipan.

She next sailed from Saipan to take part in the Okinawa invasion, arriving off that island 1 April. Discharging her cargo and men, she departed for Saipan, returning to Okinawa 30 May with more supplies. LST-1032 then steamed to the Philippines, arriving San Pedro Bay 15 June. Until Japan's surrender, she ferried troops and munitions among the Philippines, with two additional runs to Okinawa. Then she carried occupation troops to the Japanese home islands until 19 November, when she sailed for the United States, arriving San Francisco 30 December.

Sailing to the east coast, LST-1032 anchored off Little Creek, Va., 15 April 1946, and joined the Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, with which she operated for the next 9 years. She joined expeditions to Greenland in 1951 and 1952, and took part in training exercises in the Caribbean. LST-1032 was named Monmouth County 1 July 1955, decommissioned 14 October 1955, and berthed in the Florida Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

This guitar witnessed a lot ! The guitar is solid with just finish flaking. All the names are scratched into the surface so there's no chance on losing the history! Take a look at the pics as there are signatures everywhere! This is quite a historic piece! This old girl is solid as a rock! Still plays! As you can see in the pics there is a lot of wear to the fret board! Perhaps you can tell who made it by the pics. For this one of a kind piece of WW2 History $1100.00

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Here we have a fabric Japanese Nambu type 14 pistol holster that is just good for display. I believe it was stored in the attic and it's really hard now! It's complete but cannot be used to put a pistol in so it's just a wall hanging display now. The numbers are 17 over 18 but I do not know what that means. The leather closure strap is broken as you can see in the pics. Nice display item just can't be used. For this relic $50.00

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Here is a Type 26 Japanese WW2 type holster. The Type 26 or Model 26 "hammerless" revolver was the first modern revolver adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army. It was developed at the Koishikawa Arsenal and is named for its year of adoption in the Japanese dating system (the 26th year of the Meiji era, i.e., 1893). The revolver saw action in conflicts including the Russo-Japanese War, World War I and World War II. This one saw lots of action and and was lovingly repaired to keep it in service or was it out of neccessity? Who knows. But it is unique! For this one $245.00

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Here we have 2 Japanese WW2 holsters. The one on the top is a Type 14 Nambu Pistol Holster in pretty good condition! This pistol holster has Japanese characters stamped on the inside of the clamshell flap. The holster is as supple as the day it was made. This holster is leather complete but missing cleaning rod. for this nice WW2 holster $325.00

The 2nd holster to the right is a Type 26 Japanese WW2 type holster. The Type 26 or Model 26 "hammerless" revolver was the first modern revolver adopted by the Imperial Japanese Army. It was developed at the Koishikawa Arsenal and is named for its year of adoption in the Japanese dating system (the 26th year of the Meiji era, i.e., 1893). The revolver saw action in conflicts including the Russo-Japanese War, World War I and World War II. This one is in pretty nice original untouched condition and still holds 20 cartridges inside. The cleaning rod is missing but that is trivial. There are Japanese characters ink stamped on the inside of the clamshell flap. $295.00

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Here we have a cover for a spare barrel M8 mfg by Crawford Mfg. Co. Inc. 1943. This cover basically is somewhat soiled but otherwise looks unused. The M8 Machinegun barrel became hot and had to be changed from time to time. The cover is 38 inches long. Generally very good condition! $20.00

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Here we have a WW2 handmade 35 X 15 1/2 Red, White & Blue Netherlands (Dutch) freedom flag that was most likely made during the Nazi occupation. Early on the Nazi's let the Dutch display their flags but later changed their minds about the Dutch displaying their own flags. The invaders placed the Netherlands under German occupation, which lasted in some areas until the German surrender in May 1945. Active resistance, at first carried out by a minority, grew in the course of the occupation. The occupiers deported the majority of the country's Jews to Nazi concentration camps. The German occupation of the Netherlands began after five days of fighting in May 1940. Bombers of the Luftwaffe had dropped their deadly payloads on Rotterdam during the Rotterdam Blitz, killing almost 1,000 of the city's civilians and destroying tens of thousands of homes. This flag has a black measuring 36 inches long and is carved at both ends to presumably fit into a wall socket or something like that. The carved top probably held some sort of finial. The flag is wools and exhibits a moderate amount of damage but it's lucky to have survived at all! This is a rare flag to find in any condition from the WW2 Period. For this flag $250.00 Check out the pics!

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Here we have a WW2 Naval Flare Gun! This is an Original U.S. WWII 37mm M8 Pyrotechnic Signal Flare Pistol by SWC. Good condition 37mm big-bore signal pistol of WW2. The barrel has studs for attachment to a flare port in the fuselage of large aircraft such as bombers. The right side of the frame is marked:

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On the reverse side of the barrel it is marked "NAF" (Navy Air Force) "166". The serial number of No. 287893 is stamped on the backstrap.

This example is offered in very good condition.

This is a flare pistol, mainly used during and after WW2 in aircraft. Although intended to be mounted in the M1 aircraft mount, this flare pistol can be used as a conventional flare pistol. The barrel hinges down to allow removing a spent cartridge or loading a cartridge from the breech end of the barrel. But a grooved type cartridge can be loaded from the muzzle end of the barrel.

Designed during WW2 to be manufactured by the Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Co. and so uses metal stamping instead of machined parts. The frame is cast aluminum.

The two levers on the top of the barrel give it a very unique look. The top hook shaped lever when pulled back allows the pistol to be installed or removed from the M1 mount in an aircraft. The M-1 mount is really a “little door”, fastened rigidly to the aircraft, which permits the pistol barrel to extend through the aircraft’s outer skin. The mount absorbs the recoil of the pistol.

This flare gun is in good condition and operates as it should. The top hook is to release it from the aircraft mount and the back hook is to open the breech. Nice piece of WW2 History! $355.00

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Here is what looks to be a period WW2 Japanese Tanto with secret compartment in sheath to hide gold or maybe just a small knife. Maybe this knife was made post war to sell to the occupying American Forces after the war but I do not know for sure but it sure looks older than that to me. I have seen several items that were made to sell to the GI's by the Japanese citizens. This piece is done very well especially the wrapped rayskin grip! It looks really good! The grip to the tsuba is 3 1/2 inches long and the blade past the tsuba is a little over 9 inches long. The enamel painted sheath is still in good condition but missing a couple of items on it and, of course, there are chips in the finish. The blade has been sharpened and is quite sharp. Take a look at the pics! For this piece $275.00

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Here we have a WW2 Nco sword and scabbard. This decent example is a genuine WWII Japanese Type 95 NCO Samurai Sword or katana with aluminum handle construction and machine made blade. The grip wrapping and menuki are cast-formed. Typical WWII Imperial Japanese Army style fittings, with a single suspension ring from the scabbard, known as the New Military Sword (shin guntou) style.

All NCO swords were numbered and this example has 3 matching serial number 05333 on both the blade and the drag and throat of the scabbard. Most swords do not have matching numbers because somewhere along the life of the sword the scabbard was changed. This scabbard should have been painted brown but now it is black and the paint was removed on the drag to view the serial number. This sabbard is complete with metal locking spring tab that secures the blade to the scabbard. This prevents the sword from falling when the soldier is running. Traditionally this function is assigned to the Habaki. But machine made swords like this one do not have the accuracy of manufacturing that enable the Habaki to perform such a function. NCO Katanas were issued to soldiers who did not want to take their family sword to battle or who came from poor families that did not have swords to pass down through the generations. This one is not of the best quality as witnessed by the construction. The aluminum "Cord" on the grip should have been painted brown but I believe this piece has been cleaned some. I believe that this sword is marked with the Kokura Arsenal markings. Kokura Arsenal was in service from 1936-45. The blade appears shorter than the scabbard but I have had several and all but one were shorter than the scabbard. Poor quality control in the later years I suspect. This is still a good example, not excellent by any means but good and original. For this piece $495.00

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Here we have a well used CHEST, AMMUNITION CAL. 50 M17 D39091 Early Browning Maching Gun ammo chest with folding lid and fabric handle. This piece has some non active rust on it and a few paint spots from being in the old garage when the garage was painted. These old ammo chests are pretty difficult to find now. No holes and no dents! For this old chest $75.00

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Here we have a good WW2 Japanese Nambu 8mm pistol with the Nagoya Arsenal mark. This particular pistol was made in 1943. When the company’s “original series” production reached serial number 99999, it began its “First Series” production and added the First Series symbol, the first letter of the Japanese katakana “alphabet”. This is the same symbol used for the First Series Toriimatsu guns described in an earlier section. The mark looks like an upside down letter y in a circle. These were the only Type 14s with three symbols in front of the serial number: the Nagoya Arsenal logo, the Nambu company logo and the First Series marker. Yes, it seems odd to us to call it the “First Series” when they had a run of serial numbers before that, but think of first as meaning “the first series that needed a series designation because we had used all the permissible serial numbers without one”. The symbols were poorly struck on a very crudely machined, uneven surface (attention to finishing was already breaking down by the time this gun was made). This nambu also has the larger trigger guard. The action seems to work well and there is nice rifling down the barrel. There is some rust on this piece and some pitting noted on back and fore strap of the grip which you can see in the pics. This is definitely a vet bring back but the history has been lost I am afraid. Take a look at the pics! For this old symbol of the Rising Sun $895.00

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Here we have a bronze German Nazi Desk Eagle or paperweight known as a Bronze Nurnberg (Nuremberg) Eagle by Kurt Schmid Ehmen. It measures 4 3/8ths inches tall, 3 3/8ths across the wings and the base is about 3 1/4 inches across as well as 2 inches deep. The eagle is held on by a single screw through the base. We think the base was added as the lower part of the swastika and the base looks to have been under some heat. The eagle is finely done to the point where heat was applied. No makers marks noted. Take a look at the pics! $165.00

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Here we have an early Model WW2 German Canteen. Original German early model canteen, was widely used by all branches of the Wehrmacht as a reinforcing canteen. Canteen in very good condition, stopper without markings,and I have not removed the cover over the aluminum to see if it has markings or the cover. I do not want to break the fasteners. The stopper chain, belt hook and leather strap are all present and in good conditon. I can feel a small dent in the front middle of the canteen under the cover. $95.00

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Here we have a WW1 German Canteen complete with cloth cover. It’s kind of rough but it was rough on the Rhine and these things got used and abused Complete with leather strap around the spout and pewter button which has came loose but in the canteen. This is a enameled blue canteen with corduroy type cloth cover which is well worn and stained as well and has something stamped on the back but I can’t quite make it out. I can feel a dent under the cloth but not bad. For this good example $75.00

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Here we have a recovered bayonet which is a type 30 Variation G & H bayonet. It looks like it may have laid in the surf for awhile as one side of the slab grips looks like driftwood! The bayonet is somewhat rusty but full length and still shows the markings on the blade. The markings on the blade are Matsushita Kinzoku KK Arsenal or commonly known as "National Denki". The bayonet catch still works as well. The blade as been sharpened as well at some point and the very tip of the blade looks to be lacking. Interesting! $65.00

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Here we have two shadow box frames with English and Canadian hat badges in them. There are 7 each in the two frames and all are different. I see a Tank Corps with a WW1 tank on it, the word Egypt and Nederland, ASSAYE, LABOR OMNIA VINCIT, ROYAL ENGINEERS, ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS-CANADA, ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS, ect. Each frame measures almost 12 X 14 inches. Nice! Ready to hang! $225.00

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Jmf 340

Here we have a theatre made US fighting knife made from an existing knife. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as ‘Customized’! The knife is over 11 ½ inches long out of the sheath with a 6 ½ inch long blade with a blood groove on either side. This knife has some funny kind of rust staining on either side of the blade like blood was left on it. The grip has been replaced with plastic washers and the aluminum pommel cap has been pinned to keep it on the tang of the blade. The sheath fits the blade but the shape of the sheath and the shape of the blade are different but, hey!, it works!!! The maker may have taken out a few stitches at the bottom so this blade wouldn’t cut them. Take a look at the pics! $95.00

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Jmf 339

Here we have a more modern Post WW2 issue U.S.M.C issued parkerized knife with USMC marked sheath. The excellent unsharpened knife is marked U.S.M.C. on one side of the ricasso and CAMILLUS, N.Y. on the other side. This knife appears to have never been used although it does show some age. For this excellent example $110.00

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Jmf 338

Here we have a U.S.M.C. marked KABAR in a customized sheath. We believe the knife to be WW2. The knife is typical lacking most finish, being marked well with only the top of the cross guard bent for some reason. The knife has been sharpened some. The sheath has the added feature of having a leather thong wrapped entirely around the length to complete cover it. It’s pretty neat!!! Take a look at the pics!!! For this one $120.00

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Jmf 337

Here we have 1942 marked USMC Marine Medical Corpsman Knife and sheath by Village Blacksmith. The knife is in good used condition with several marks cut into the grip on both top sides. Perhaps it helped with grip. I don’t know. Any any rate the knife is in good condition but needs cleaned. The wooden grips are in good shape as well. The leather scabbard is conplete with some cracking to the front surface but not the rear surface. The sheath is marked on the back ‘US’‘BOYT’’42’ (1942). I wish it could talk!!! For this piece $150.00

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Jmf 336

Here we have an 18th century “Child’s Sword”! This one seems to be German in nature although it came with the Tintype of the Civil War soldier below. The sword is about 25 inches long with a over 20 ½ inch long steel blade. The blade is curved like a Cavalry Saber with a blood fuller in both sides. The blade has no edge and no tip as it was made for children to play with. The hilt is all brass with a crown over an anchor on the handguard and a lion head pommel. The back strap is there but the front end is floating. The wooden grip is in nice original condition with wire but is missing the leather wrap and has a crack in it. Hey! This thing was played with! There is no sheath. For this old unique kids sword $225.00

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Jmf 335

Here we have a pretty nice used clamshell holster for the M1905 Steyr Mannlicher and if you have one of these odd pistols then you know how hard it is to find an original holster for it! Well, here’s your chance !!! Generally good shape with minor wear and tear and pliable !! $95.00

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Jmf 332

Here we have a very nice highly sought after Swiss M1914 Bayonet and scabbard! The M1914 bayonet is for the 1894/14 Carbine and the odd design is due the fact that the original 1894 Carbine had no provision for a bayonet. The unusual extended pommel mortise is the result of introducing a bayonet retrospectively to the carbine! The long bladed 1914 carbine bayonet was securely retained in the scabbard by a press catch located just above the crossguard on the left side of the hilt. The mortise slot is raised above the pommel in a somewhat unusual placement as this one is. This bayonet has the Swiss markings on the ricasso and the blade has been slightly sharpened indicating use instead of being surplus. The blade is full length as it should be. The wood grips are in great shape and the locking mortise works just fine. The bayonet lock to the scabbard works just fine as well. The scabbard is the correct one and is painted gray with red tape on the end for some reason that I do not know. The frog stud is still present also. All in all a very nice fairly rare example of this type 1914 bayonet! For this piece $250.00

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Jmf 331

Here we have an unissued PRISONER OF WAR Medal given by the USA to the POW’s. The Prisoner of War Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces which was authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on 8 November 1985. The United States Code citation for the POW Medal statute is 10 U.S.C. § 1128. The Prisoner of War Medal may be awarded to any person who was a prisoner of war after April 5, 1917 (the date of the United States' entry into World War I was April 6). It is awarded to any person who was taken prisoner or held captive while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing Armed Force; or while serving with friendly forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing Armed Force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. As of an amendment to Title 10 of the United States Code in 2013, the medal is also awarded for captivity under circumstances "which the Secretary concerned finds were comparable to those circumstances under which persons have generally been held captive by enemy armed forces during periods of armed conflict.” The person's conduct, while in captivity, must have been honorable. This medal may be awarded posthumously to the surviving next of kin of the recipient. No more than one Prisoner of War Medal may be awarded. For any subsequent award of the medal, service stars will be awarded and worn on the suspension and service ribbon of the medal. The medal was designed by Jay C. Morris of the United States Army Institute of Heraldry. As perviously stated this medal is new and unissued in the box. For this nice piece $20.00

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Jmf 330

Here we have a Soviet Medal. The Medal "Veteran of Labour" was a civilian labour award of the Soviet Union established on January 18, 1974 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR[1] to honor workers for many years of hard work in the national economy, sciences, culture, education, healthcare, government agencies and public organizations. Although it only had a relatively short eighteen years of existence, it was awarded nearly forty million times. Its regulations were detailed and approved by decree number 5999-VIII of May 20, 1974. Its statute was amended by multiple successive decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, first on June 8, 1977 then on August 12, 1983 and lastly on December 28, 1987. The medal ceased to be awarded following the December 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Medal "Veteran of Labour" was designed by artist SA Pomansky. It was a 34 mm in diameter circular medal struck from tombac and then silver-plated and oxidised. The obverse of the medal bears the relief image of the hammer and sickle over the inscription "USSR" . with diverging rays, a laurel branch spans the width of the obverse from right to left passing under the sickle's handle in an upward curve, along the lower and right circumference, a ribbon bearing the relief inscription "VETERAN OF LABOUR" . The otherwise plain reverse bears the inscription on four lines "FOR LONG DILIGENT WORK" . The Medal "Veteran of Labour" was secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by a 24mm wide overlapping silk moiré ribbon with 1 mm wide white edge stripes and coloured from left to right by a 7 mm wide dark grey stripe, an 8 mm wide light grey stripe, and three 2 mm wide red stripes separated by two 0.5 mm wide white stripes. Apparently, there is a variation of the medal, being stuck in silver as opposed to tombac, but this has not yet been verified.

Take a look at the pics. For this medal $10.00

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Jmf 329

Here we have some WW2 Japanese Civilian patches or Roundels that was worn on the workers uniform. Listed as WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Civilian sleeve wood roundels. A 5.5cm or 2 inch diameter olive drab wool patch with an alloy backing, upon which is sewn a red or orange felt five-pointed star. We have red stars and orange stars. They also came with white stars. If you know why the different colors let us know. Each $20.00 Check out the pics!

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Jmf 328…

Here we have a 50 caliber machine gun belt with 61 blank round in it. These rounds are marked L C 8 5 on the heads meaning that they were made at the Lake City Ammunition Plant, Lake City, MO for the government. The rounds are all connected through a belt for a belt fed machine gun. These are greasy! Clean them up and they’ll make a great display! For the entire lot $125.00

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Jmf 327

big red one

Here we have a hand made throw measuring about 16 ½ X 15 inches showing the Big Red One in the center surrounded by Montabaun (France . Big battle there in 1916) 1918-1919 and 1st Div under the big red one! Formed in 1917, when the United States entered World War I, the 1st Infantry Division is the oldest continuously serving division in the US Army. In World War II, the "Big Red One" took part in the Allied invasion of North Africa in November 1942, driving Axis forces from the continent in 1943. Organized on June 8, 1917, for duty on the Western Front in World War I, this first permanent division in the regular US Army has seen action in all American wars since 1917, except the Korean, and has performed magnificently in all of its service. Often the first unit of the U.S. Army to deploy and engage the enemy, the division has been characterized by an ability to learn systematically from experience and to distill this learning into techniques and methods to improve battlefield performance. Central to this learning has been the training of soldiers and the development of competent leaders at all levels. In the process the “Big Red One” (so called for the red numeral that has adorned its shoulder patch since 1918) has also been characterized by a remarkable esprit that has remained with the veterans long after their active service has ended. That human experience is an important part of the American national experience. The 1st Infantry Division’s contributions to this nation’s defense offer insights into the history of the Army and the United States.

This throw or pillow cover is in excellent condition and commerates an outstaing US Division!!! For this historic piece $175.00

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Here we have a nice pair of 1942 Westinghouse H. M. R. M3 6×30 binoculars. This pair of black binoculars is marked “Binoculars, M3, 6×30, Westinhouse, 1942 H. M. R.” and includes an attached leather strap. The binoculars include a hard leather case marked with embossed lettering at its top “Case, Carrying, M17”. The top strap has a broken guide and the strap for the case is missing otherwise very nice. The binoculars are in very good condition with great optics. Inside the left optic is a range graph that looks very nice as well. The M3, M13 and M13A1 binoculars were issued to all branches of the U.S. military during WW2. The M3 was the first model, which was acceptable, but was superseded by the M13 and M13A1, which resolved issues with the M3, particularly with regard to water proofing. The later models also introduced coated optics to reduce glare.A total of 43,378 were made at an original price of $72/ea., however the majority were the later versions, and many M3s were removed from service once damaged by water. For this reason the M3s are harder to find on the market. Other sites have them as high as $395 if you can find them but ours is $250.00 Take a look at the pics!

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Jmf 324

Here is an example of a GI altered Nazi Holster for, what I think, would be a P-38 9mm caliber pistol. The leather is nice and supple and you can see the markings plainly on the back which is bla 1944 , The waffen Mark of the cross winged eagle over the swastika, and WaA159. This particular holster may have been altered to fit another type pistol as well. For this altered example $95.00

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Jmf 320

Consignment

Here we have a beautiful Late Postwar Bolo Model Model 1896 “Broomhandle Mauser Pistol”. These type of pistols were manufactured from 1896 to 1939. This model has the walnut grips with 22 grooves and looks like the early model 1930 model except that model has 12 grooves in the grips. This one has the usual Mauser markings that you can see in the pics and two Chinese characters which is not uncommon. This firearm comes with an original wooden holster/stock and the pistol fits nicely inside. The slot on the pistol is a little shorter than the piece that fits in it on the holster so this holster may be for another gun. The holster has a turn wheel to tighten it up on the grip and that does work but not the greatest in the world. There are no markings on the wooden holster stock. This is one beautiful outfit !!! For this set $1950.00

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Jmf 319

Here we have a black dyed leather US 1911 Holster marked US and made by Boyt. Boyt holsters are usually dated but I cannot find a date on this one. This holster was found hanging in the attic so consequently is kind of hard and needs some leather preservative put on it. Even a little neetsfoot oil should soften it up a bit. The shoulder holster rig seems complete and was a favority amongst Tanker crews I was told. You can have this original rig for $150.00

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tc m3 knife 317

Here we have a WW2 field repaired M3 Trench Knife! The M3 knife was developed in 1943 for our fighting men in the War Theatre! This knife was manufactured by at least 9 makers but this one is an Imperial and you can still see remnants of the stamped name on the blade. The Govt. purchased these fighting knives during 1943 and 1944. This well loved knife was most likely broken in the field and the blade was field welded back together. This soldier must have really loved this knive or really needed it or both! Don’t have a story to accompany it as this is how it was found without scabbard/sheath. You can see a couple of cracks in the blade but it’s as solid as a rock! For this old fighin’ Lady $65.00

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Jmf 314

Here we have a large WW2 theatre made fighting knife! This knife is a whooping 16 1/4 inches long with a 10 1/4 inch long elipitical blade that seems to be made from a heavier blade like maybe a sword. The round grip is nearly 6 inches long being typically made from plastic washer inserts as well as aluminum inserts and topped off with a copper or brass pommel cap. The blade is pretty sharp and you would have no problem if you were an allied soldier inserting this blade between the enemy's ribs! Check out the pics!!! For this large beauty $275.00

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Here is a well worn U.S. Mills Cartridge Belt for the 45-70 Cartridge. There is room for 50 cartridges on the web belt. General Anson Mills developed this belt to be used with brass cartridges because of the chemical reaction between brass and leather and he made a fortune at it selling not only to the US Military but to other Nations Military all over the world! Anson was born about 10 miles from where I live in Thorntown, Indiana. This belt is the brown web belt and has been used much. Take a look at the pics and you can see the markings on the brass end pieces. There are no markings on the web belt itself. This is the late Indian Wars/Spanish American War belt with the last patent date of 1894. For this piece $165.00

Here we have a WW1 Magazine pouch marked APR 1917 MILLS complete with 2 Model 1911 - .45 caliber magazines (less cartridges). GI Magazines (from 1911Tuner) are marked and these magazines are marked thusly.

S=Scovill is on the toeplate of one magazine and L=MS Little is on the toeplate of the other magazine. The pouch is also marked 4519 inside the flap and C4519 on the reverse. You can see in the pics that it has a 'nip' where the flap folds over. The belt itself is a later issue and is marked with the large US on it. For the set- $95.00

Consignment 311

Here we have a pretty nice WW2 Japanese NCO sword. This one has the solid aluminum grip that has been cleaned at some point in its life as non of the original brown paint is remaining. There are arsenal markings on the brass proximal part of the grip that is visible in the photos. The lock is still present on the top of the grip which passes through the scabbard to keep them together. The tsuba is the typical stippled plain type piece. The blade is in pretty good condition with some old rust staining, now stable. The serial number on the blade and the serial number on the scabbard are matching. The original brown paint on the scabbard has been overpainted with a black paint but not recently. It’s old paint for sure. The edge blade has not been sharpened and is not sharp like the officers model. The sword is original in length being 36 inches long with a 27 ½ inch long blade and has not been shortened or messed with in any way except to keep it clean and oiled. All in all this is a pretty nice piece. $695.00

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Consignment 310

Here are several Radio Link Straps for the WW2 Radioman.

We have several of these. These are WW2 US Army Backpack Radio Strap ST-118/G NOS. There is some rust on the rivets and some verdigris. These are new Old Stock. $15.00 each

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Here we have an attic find from Central Indiana! This is a WW2 Nazi Luftwaffe (Air Force) sword in sheath. You can tell it was in the attic as there is damage to the leather covering on the sheath and leather damage on the grip. The blade is in decent shape and The makers markings of DM which is:

David Malsch Steinbach/Thür surrounding “DM” within single-oval trade mark as well as Waffen style eagle with the number 5 under it. Remnants of the original blue tang washer are present. The original hanger is also present on this piece but in bad shape. In my opinion this is a great candidate for restoration. Except for the heat damage from being in a hot attic this piece is complete and could look real nice again. Usually this maker in good condition sells for over $1650.00 as this is an early maker. The underside of the cross guard is stamped on one side ‘1 Fea 37/4. .For this piece of Captured war Memorbillia $750.00

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Here we have an Inert WWII US 75mm M18 tank shell projectile that was found at a local flea market. I found on it was a photo on wikipedia that shows a pile of projectiles and one like this one is laying off to the left. The caption under the photo is in cryllic Russian so I can make it out. This inert projectile is in excellent condition and safe for display! This type of round was predominately used on the US Sherman and Hellcat tanks during WWII. Capture a piece of US WW2 Memorbillia for your desk! For this piece $125.00

Consignment 304

Here we have a Japanese T-14 Nambu 8mm pistol in rubberized fabric holster with shoulder sling that was produced in November of 1943, notice the late style trigger guard to accommodate gloved fingers. Look like the name BEHREND is written in english letters on the holster. Probably the soldier that captured it but I have no info on that. This is a Toriimatsu Second Series pistol. It has the Nagoya arsenal symbol, followed by the series marker (a small square inside a circle), followed by the serial number which is 103. The little square in the series marker is the Japanese katakana (phonetic) symbol ro (pronounced as in “row your boat”); it is the second “letter” in the traditional order of the Japanese “alphabet”. Serial numbers in the Second Series run from 1 to around 73000, with a handful of very late guns bearing out-of-sequence numbers in the 75000 and 76000 range so you can see this is a VERY early 2nd series gun. This pistol is in very good condition with aged finish on the weapon but still really nice. I believe this weapon saw lots of use but still in excellent operating condition with a nice bore-the bore isn’t perfect but still pretty nice and shootable by all means. Also this pistol comes with the original late rubberized fabric holster that is in good condition! The little tie down tab on the front has fractured but is still there as well as one of the three little springs that hold it down with tension is broker but the other two are still intact. The paper label is missing in the inside of the lid however some Japanese characters are still present on the inside shell. The laminated fabric belt is still all there but the layers have become delaminated. Still it’s there! For this set $1650.00 Check out the pics!

Consignment 303

Here we have another Late war Japanese T-14 Nambu pistol in 8mm. This one has a better finish than the one above being about 90% or better. Most of the wear is on the high edges. This particular pistol was made in February of 1944. This is also a Toriimatsu Second Series pistol. It has the Nagoya arsenal symbol, followed by the series marker (a small square inside a circle), followed by the serial number which is 17952. The little square in the series marker is the Japanese katakana (phonetic) symbol ro (pronounced as in “row your boat”); it is the second “letter” in the traditional order of the Japanese “alphabet”. Serial numbers in the Second Series run from 1 to around 73000, with a handful of very late guns bearing out-of-sequence numbers in the 75000 and 76000 range so you can see this is a 2nd year 2nd series gun. The pistol itself is in very nice condition and functions quite well! The bore has a bright mirror finish! About the only wear on this piece is where the safety was used. The holster is also the late style rubberized fabric holster but has no belt. Also the stitching has failed holding the lid on the main body so it needs resewn. That is the only thing wrong with this holster. Take a look at the pics! Quite nice! $1350.00

Consignment 302

Here we have a Model 14 Early Type (1925) Nambu Holster. The pouch holds 2 boxes of cartridges. There is a small pocket along front of the cartridge puch that contains a spare firing pin. The clean rod and an estra magazine was stored internally. This holster is well made of top-grade cowhide. Has the orignal should sling attached as well. This holster came without a pistol in it so we are offering it separately. $225.00

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Consignment 295

Here we have another outstanding Commercial P08 German Luger dated 1920. The only thing I see wrong with this Luger is that there is a little chip out of one of the grips. The numbers on this DWM Luger Looks to perhaps been a rework because the front serial number on the frame is over stamped with the number 5774 j and that number matches on the rest of the Luger except for the later mfg. magazine. The action works fantastic and the bore is pretty good as well. Receiver Proof marks indicatinb 1920-1926 production are stamped on one side of the receiver and an S in a circle next to GERMANY and the serial number 5774 are stamped on the other side of the receiver. The S in the circle indicates that this is a Simpson Rework. Simson & Co S code - produced 1934-1936 under a Military contract (Reichwehr) being Caliber 9mm Parabellum - 4" barrel with 10,000-12,000 produced, 1 to 5 digit serial with letter as this one is. There is a little finish wear here and there as one would expect but still rates excellent. If the magazine is any indication then this Luger was used by the Nazi's as the magazine is marked 37 and has the Nazi Eagle on it. Check out the pics! For this nice Luger $2100.00

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Consignment…293

Here we have a very nice double dated 1916-1920 Dated P-08 German Luger. This one was made by DWM. Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken Aktiengesellschaft (German Weapons and Munitions public limited company), known as DWM, was an arms company in Imperial Germany created in 1896 when Ludwig Loewe & Company united its weapons and ammunition production facilities within one company. In 1896 Loewe founded Deutsche Waffen- und Munitionsfabriken with a munitions plant in Karlsruhe (Baden), formerly Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik Lorenz, and the weapons plant in Berlin.

These Lugers are arsenal reworked WW1 Military pistols and were then issued to the German military of Police units in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles. Many thousands of these Lugers were produce and hence many thousands were still being used by the Nazi’s during WW2. This one shows signs of rework especially on the bottom of the grip frame next to the magazine slot. It’s not pretty there but it still works as it should. The rest of the Luger is in great condition exept for a little chip out of the grip near the safety. This one is s/n 80 and is the same throughout except for the magazine which is numbered 6725 and has the Nazi Eagle on it with the number 63 stamped under it. This piece functions just fine and the bore is fair to good with a little pitting present along it’s length. Very nice in spite of that frame repair. Check out the pics! $1250.00

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Consignment 278

Here we have a Sam Browne Belt, designed for WW1.. The Sam Browne remained a part of the Army officer uniform until 1941, when it was discarded because the new World War II officer uniform coat had a cloth belt. However, photographs of officers taken after 1941 show that some officers continued to wear it. We believe this may be a WW2 used version as it was found with the flags below. This one is marked FULL GRAIN BRIDLE LEATHER Service New York ‘S’. Buckle and attachments are brass. Missing the shoulder strap. Nice!!! $75.00

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Consignment 275

Here is a partial WW2 Japanese flag that was originally 36 inches long but now about 27 inches long and about 26 inches wide. This flag has seen much damage and it looks like battle damage on the fly end. The hoist end still has the triangle tie ends. The Meatball is about 15 inches across. This piece really needs to be framed to protect it. It is made of silk. There is a story here but I don’t know what it is. Vet bring back but no history. $75.00

Consignment 272

We just came into some Japanese WW2 Flags all being from the same place. Here they are

1. Sold!!

2. WW2 Japanese Personal meatball flag made of fine silk. The personal soldier would have carried this on his person. There are no ties made onto or into this piece for hanging. The flag measures about 36 long by 26 inches wide and shows many stains on it. There is also what appears to be blood stains on it as well. The silk itself is in great shape. The meatball measures about 16 inches across. There is a story here for sure but I just don’t know what it is! For this one $45.00

3. Here we have a WW2 Rising Sun Japanese Flag that measures about 36 X 26 complete with ties. This one is made of a nice light printed silk. The flag is in excellent condition! The meatball type Japanese flags are much more common. For this one $175.00

4. Here is another great conditioned Japanese WW2 Silk Meatball flag measuring over 36 inches X 28 inches with a meatball that measures nearly 17 inches across. The silk is clean and very light. Probably carried in a pack or other protected area. Very nice! $35.00

Consignment 253

Here we have an original m1923 cartridge belt but there is no US stamped on it. It’s not one of the Greek close copies. This has 10 pockets for the M-1 Garand ammo in clips. There are some frayed edges here and there but they will all hold ammo as they should. Take a look at the pics and you will see that it is an original WW2 US Cartridge belt. For this piece $45.00

Consignment 251

Here we have an Original WWII Japanese Type 95 NCO Kantana Samurai Sword with mis-matched numbers between sword and scabbard. This sword is like the officers Kantana/Samurai sword but with an aluminum grip and not cord wrapped wood. The sword exhibits some of the original brown paint on the grip and a great deal of the original paint on the scabbard. The Arsenal markings are present and the serial numbers are quite readable. The tsuba hand guard is the original black one. The blade needs polished and there is some roughness on the edge of the blade. The center of the blade edge has hit something fairly hard in the past but could mostly be polished out. This sword has not been altered or messed with in any fashion. For this piece $850.00

Consignment 250

Here we have a Russian Cossack Shaqua/Shashka. The shashka is a special kind of saber being a very sharp, single edged, single handed, and guardless sword. This one was used during the Soviet Union time as witnessed by the C.C.C.P. on the pommel cap and seen in my pics. This sword is dated 1930 on the blade and also on the brass grip piece just distal the blade so after WW1 and before WW2. This sword also exhibits the Hammer and Sickle on the pommel cap. The entire piece is 37 ½ inches long with a 32 inch blade. The blade is very tall being about 1 ½ iches at the ricasso and has a few minor nicks on the edge. There are various markings on the sword that you can see in the pics. The grip is massive being twisted grooved wood but brass front and back. I believe that the blade has been sharpened sometime in it’s life. The scabbard is massive being wood covered by very thick leather. Some leather has cracked off and is not missing. I believe that this piece was stored in a very hot area at one time, perhaps in the attic due to the leather shrinkage and cracking. It’s mostly there but somewhat brittle. There is one suspension ring on it as well as the throat piece and drag. There are lots of reproductions on the marked but I assure you 100% that this is an original piece!!! For this piece $1200.00

Consignment 249

Here we have fairly current issue USN Naval Sword and scabbard. This one is in real nice but aged condition with some oxidation and thinning of the Gold wash. It has the simulated sharkskin/ray skin grip with full wire and the USN in the handguard. The scabbard is leather with brass mountings. The blade is fantastically beautiful with an unused id panel. It’s hard to take good pics of such a shiny blade! The makers marks say GLADIATOR STAINLESS SPAIN on the ricasso. The etching is just beautiful and the leaving etching even goes down the top edge of the blade. Nice condition overall !! The scabbard needs some cleaning. This sword and scabbard new from Legendary Arms, Inc. costs $479.00 but our price is $349.00

Consignment 248

Here we have another United States Navy Sword complete with belt and hangers! I believe this to be an earlier version of the one posted above. This example is excellent showing a nicely etched blade which is real hard to take pics of it due to the glare that comes off the blade. I tried to dull it up a little with polish so I could take pics but it wasn’t too successful! LOL!! The blade is spectacular! The etching is quite nice! Also on the blade is the PROVED in a circle and the ‘MADE IN THE USA’ that we like to see on lots of things! I believe there is some age here but I also believe probably post WW2. The handguard and grip is excellent as well as the grip and wire wrap. USN is on the handguard as it should be. There is a slight dip to the front of the blade near the tip but I can see no sharpening marks so I believe it was made that way. The black leather scabbard is brass mounted and also in excellent condition. The sword belt has the one piece USN belt plate and keeper. This belt was made for a young Ensign with a small waist! No Makers marks anywhere on the belt that I can see. For this set up $425.00

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Here is a set of three medals and they are, from left to right:

1. Army Reserve Achievement Medal with bar

2. Army Achievement Medal with bar and lapel bar

3. National Defense Service Medal with bar

These 3 medals came out of Wisconsin but no history accompanies them. They are in great condition and were presented from 1939 to the Present. For the Lot $35.00

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Here we have a grouping of 3 aviation items that I believe to be pre WW2 and WW2 use. Here we have a pair of flying googles that have the lenses intact but frosted except in one middle part. These googles have aluminum frames with sunshades to the side. They hinge in the middle and are backed by wool against the face. The original stretchy strap is still attached. The leather attachments for the straps are dry and somewhat fragile. I cannot find any makers marks on these. The 2nd item is a cloth flying cap that is complete and in good shape although having several stains. There is an old small piece of paper taped inside that says ‘My helmet when I was flying’ but unfortunately he did not include his name. The last piece is a soft leather flying helmet/cap that was made by AIR ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED which is listed below as being in Garden City, N.Y. and in Chicago, Illinois. Here is some history on them:

Air Associates was a private firm with its main plant in Bendix, New Jersey. It manufactured airplane equipment and parts. The company had five branch plants and two warehouses in Lodi and Belleville, New Jersey; Chicago and Rockford, Illinois; Marshall, Missouri; Dallas; and Los Angeles. During 1941 it employed 600 to 800 people in Bendix and 250 to 300 at its other sites. In mid-1941 it was working on $5 million in War Department contracts. The president of Air Associates was F. Leroy Hill, and its chief legal counsel was Walter Chalaire. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, ordered the seizure of all Air Associates’ plants on October 30, 1941 and was placed under federal control because of a strike. I did not find when this company came into existence but I did find an early report from 1928 which mentioned them. I also did not find when they were working in Garden City N.Y. but it’s plainly on the cloth tag. Also on the helmet below the tag is the initials writ of CG but I have no idea who that is. This helmet is in generally good condition with what looks like an old repair to it close to the tag. I would not try to stretch this helmet over a display mannequin head unless it is a loose fint. The helmets are small in nature. These pieces came from Central Indiana. Unique! $295 for the trio.

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Here we have a group 0f patches that must have4 belonged to the same person although we do not have an ID. They consists of ROTC patches with chevrons. The wool backing on the stripes have many moth holes in them but the stripes are ok. There are also Indiana National Guard patches I believe and other patches. $30 for them all

Consignment 240

Here is a pack of ephemera and a couple of WW2 money belts that came into the shop. Some of it is not interesting like a receipt from Standard Oil Company to Walter Battershell for Gear Lub dated 1941, and another for Standard Oil Company for a Leo Battershell for 100 gallon of tractor fuel also dated 1941, then there is the letter from the Church hitting Leo up for a donation and including two donation cards, 1 1940 and 1 is 1941 along with the envelope that they were mailed in. The most interesting things are a Squadron Clearance for T/Sgt Carl C. Battershell of the 444th Bombardment Squadron but no date. Another document is dated 28-8=45 for Carl C. Batershell to take home 1 dagger and Sheath (German Nazi). This document was signed by 1st Lt. AC Charles E. Smith of the 128 Reine Bn and is stamped with the army stamp. The last document is interesting and is marked Target #10 and looks like military notes to me. Also included are two ID’d money belts for Sgt Carl C Battershell in excellent condition! For the entire lot $175.00

Consignment 238

Here we have a set of leather fleece lined WW2 AAF fight trousers. This pair of original displayable WWII aviation winter flight trousers are in clean condition with several tears especially on the back seat area. These are the AN-T-35 style, all leather in dark brown color and with fleece liner- pants have their original suspenders and straps. Leather flight pants have pockets on legs, zipper front and side panels and are marked US on bottom of both legs. Original quartermaster label inside indicates these are size 36R and were made by Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Co. Condition is fair with rips to the leather seat. Remains soft and supple with normal scattered surface wear consistent with age and use (these were worn and used in combat and remain in displayable condition). Zippers are all working with some oxidation but probably need soaped. The fleece is intact and tight, not falling out. WWII USAAF flight pants look and display very well and are guaranteed old and authentic from Central Indiana. Sorry but no history accompanies them. For this displayable set $195.00

Consignment 237

Here we have a very nice WW2 Over/Great coat in excellent condition! It’s heavy green wool and shows no moth damage that I can see. All the original brass buttons are present as well. This one is a 34R and looks to have been issued more than once by the cancellations through things that were written in the coat up by where the size was written. There is one set of initials that I can make out of M.W.H. This coat came out of Central Indiana. There is a Phila. Quartermaster Depot tag inside but there is nothing written on it. Beautiful condition! $65.00

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207

Here is a very unusual studded leather belt ! This piece is about 49 inches long with two ornate brass buckles? on each end. I cannot tell how they are suppose to fasten together as I think some straps are lacking. The belt was white I believe at one time but now darkened a bit. The leather is 1 3/4 inches wide and has tons of hand applied brass 'nails' through the leather with the reverse beat down. Probably foreign but who knows! $125.00

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206

Here we have a WW1 Luger holster that is missing the top flap. Good for restoration or for parts. The reverse is marked N BURGHARD 1918 . The leather is still supple. For this piece $45.00

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070

Here we have an original WW2 Navy M-422A leather flight jacket.

Navy M-422A

The Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAero) first issued the M-422 to aviators in 1938. Admiral “Bull” Halsey wore an M-422 when Hornet launched Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25s toward Tokyo in 1942. Lt. Butch O’Hare, the Navy’s first ace and a Medal of Honor winner, wore his M-422 flying F-4Fs with Fighting 3. The Flying Tigers ordered M-422s for their pilots flying P-40s in China. BuAero widened the M-422’s left pocket 1/2-inch in 1941, added a pencil slot, and designated the jacket M-422A. In 1942, the wide left pocket was eliminated and an inset welt pencil pocket was added. The Navy’s M-422A specification required light seal brown goatskin with a reddish brown mouton (lamb’s wool) collar. The lining was crimson twill. The zipper was a size 5 nickel zipper with bell pull. The knit cuffs were standard rib knit, but the waistband was a single layer of rib-rack.

Original M-422As had the letters “USN” stenciled under the collar in black, white, or silver paint, but the jacket did not have the letters punched into the storm flap like the G-1. They did have an inside, snap-shut chart pocket and a graceful throat latch to keep out the cold.

This actual jacket is in good condition with wear to the cuffs and the lining. There are some dust and spots on the outer part but not bad. You can see the shadow of US but no N on the back of the collar Check out the pics. This is a large jacket. The inside pocket is id'd to Lt. R.D. Hunt. I do not have any info on the Lt. The tag has been torn out of this jacket so I do not know who manufactured it. The zipper needs repair. Take a look at the pics! $275.00

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205

Here we have a WW1 photo and uniform that belonged to Pvt. Robert Kirkpatrick who served in the 132 Ambulance 108 Sanitary Train, 33rd Illinois Prairie Division. The photo was taken in uniform on June 4th, 1963 when he was 66 years old. The photo says Martinsville, Indiana and this grouping did come from Indiana. Here's the bio of the 33rd Illinois Prairie Division:

History of the 33rd Infantry Division Activated: July 1917 (National Guard Division from Illinois). Overseas: May 1918. Major operations: Meuse-Argonne, Somme offensive. Casualties: Total-6,864 (KIA-691, WIA-6,173). Commanders: Maj. Gen. George Bell, Jr. (25 August 1917), Brig. Gen. H. D. Todd, Jr. (19 September 1917), Maj. Gen. George Ball, Jr. (7 December 1917). Returned to U. S. and inactivated: May 1919.

As you can see this unit saw lots of action and Pvt Kirkpatrick would have been extremely busy with 6,864 American casualities!

The uniform consists of the tunic, cap and trousers. As you can see they are in generally good condition with some mothing here and there but not too bad at all. The worst is hole in the trousers. The cap has no mothing on it and is marked inside Max Greenberg & Bro. and is dated 1918. This is a small uniform as was common for the day. The US and Medical disc insignia is still on the collar as evidenced in the photos. The insignia on the cap is missing. The trousers are the mounted kind of trousers and are missing the tie strings for the lower legs. Take a look at the pics! $295.00

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Here we have a WW2 wool tunic for a Tech Corporal that has the Ruptured Duck patch on the front over the right breast pocket and has two different Armor patches on the shoulders. One is for the 12th Armored division and the other is for the 2nd Armored division. The 12th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. It fought in the European Theater of Operations in France, Germany and Austria, between November 1944 and May 1945. The German Army called the 12th Armored Division the "Suicide Division" for its fierce defensive actions during Operation Nordwind in France, and they were nicknamed the "The Mystery Division" when they were temporarily transferred to the command of the Third Army under General George S. Patton, Jr., to cross the Rhine River. The 12th Armored Division was one of only ten U.S. Divisions (and only one of two U.S. armored Divisions) during World War II that had African-American combat companies integrated into the Division. One of the African American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Edward A. Carter, Jr. was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for Gallantry in Combat during World War II, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.

The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels"). The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany.

This soldier must have been assigned to each of them at some point during the war. This offering only has the tunic in it and it's generally in good condition with the exception of some wear on the collar. There are a few moth nips elsewhere but not all that bad. Size 36 R. For this tunis $85.00

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203

Here we have a set that consists of a dress white tunic / jumper and trousers for a Navy Gunners Mate. There is an id in the jumper and the trousers of I.F. Bange. We believe this uniform belonged to Isaac Franklin Bange who was on the Andres DE-45 and was mustered in on March 15, 1943. It's beleived that he is from Morgan County. USS Andres (DE-45) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort constructed for the United States Navy during World War II. Sent off to the dangerous waters of the North Atlantic Ocean during the Battle of the Atlantic to protect convoys and other ships from Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine U-boats and fighter aircraft, Andres performed escort and anti-submarine operations. Andres was originally built as HMS Capel (BDE-45) for the United Kingdom, allocated to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease. Laid down on 12 February 1942 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard; launched on 24 July 1942; sponsored by Miss Mary Elizabeth Schumacher, the daughter of Captain Theodore L. Schumacher, USN, who was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard; reclassified to DE-45 on 25 January 1943 when the ship was reallocated to the United States Navy; renamed Andres on 4 March 1943; and commissioned at her builders' yard on 15 March 1943, Lieutenant Commander Clayton R. Simmers in command.

The whites have turned a little yellow but are still in good displayable condition. His name I. F. BANGE is stenciled in both the tunic/jumper and the trousers. For the pair $95.00

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202

We picked up some uniforms from WW1 on down so we'll list them as time allows. Here is the first one.

This is a U.S. Military SETAF marked uniform from the 1950's. SETAF stands for Southern European Task Force / U.S. Army Africa. SETAF was formally activated during a ceremony October 25, 1955. The headquarters, commanded by Maj. Gen. John Michaelis, was temporarily established at Camp Darby with units stationed in Vicenza and Verona. Shortly after activation, SETAF moved its headquarters to Verona. Troop strength reached 10,000 and SETAF was formally established with a U.S.-Italian agreement.

In 1959 a third agreement brought significant changes to SETAF, to include assigning Italian Army personnel to the SETAF general staff to assist with unique bi-national responsibilities.

In 1963, SETAF lent a helping hand to our Italian neighbors when a huge landslide forced a deluge of water over the Vajont Dam in the Piave Valley killing more than 2,000 people. SETAF helicopters were the first on the scene to provide assistance.

I believe this particular uniform to be an early one with the red banner SETAF patch on the right shoulder. The lot consists of three pieces: The overseas cap , the Ike jacket and the trousers. The cap is a size 7 and the jacket is marked size 38L and the date 20 May 1953. The trousers are the M-1952 with the last date of 18 Dec. 1952 on them. I don't see a size on them but I believe they are a size 30 to 32 waist. The wool material is in good condition with a minor moth hole here and there but not bad at all. The only patches on the Ike jacket besides the red banner SETAF patch is PFC subdued patches on either shoulder. The lining is green and in pretty good condition. For the three pieces $95.00

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200

Here is a small collection of Nazi / German items sent back by Dick Carroll (Indiana?) to Nancy (Carroll?). The grouping consists of a small wooden plaque measuring about 6 1/2 inches by 3 inches having been painted red with a Swastika in white circle near the top. There are two small incisions below the Swastika that indicate that something was mounted here at one time, perhaps a medal. All of these items were in a scrap book and some of them of these items have black paper stuck on the back. Besides the plaque there is a 1934 tinnie entitled ''DEUTSCH IST DIE SAAR', A 100,000 GERMAN BANK NOTE FROM 1923, A SMALL LADIES OR PINKY RING WITH A IRON CROSS ON IT and 3 COINS. The coins are 2 Francs coin from 1945, German 10 Pfennig coin from 1912 and a coin from Belguim I think that is dated 1945. There is also a small black slip of paper from the album that has on it DICK CARROLL SEND THESE FROM PARIS & GERMANY. and a small note to Nancy that says 'HELLO NANCY, I HAVEN'T MUCH TIME SO PLEASE EXCUSE THE SHORT NOTE. THE KNIFE IS FOR BROTHER AND THE REST IS YOURS. BIVE MY BEST TO MON & POP AND I'LL WRITE AGAIN SOON. T HERE'S NOT MUCH TO BUY OVER HERE SO HOPE YOU LIKE YOUR RING AND STUFF. LOVE & KISSES , DICK'. These pieces came out of Central Indiana (Lafayette) so something interesting could come up on ancestry.com if you care to look. For all the pieces $175.00

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199

Here we have two different TIME magazines. The smaller one is a May 7, 1945 Edition costing TEN CENTS and is the MEDITERRANEAN PONY EDITION which was printed in Italy for distributiion to the Armed Forces in the Meditterranean Theatre. This edition is seldom seen and most of the time when you see it then you will see a large red X over Hitlers face. All 32 pages are present although the middle page has come loose from the staples. The magazine is in fair to good condion and as previously noted, complete. Id'd on the front cover to a Hud Hudelson. Hard to find! $125.00

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The larger magazine is a TIME magazine dated April 13, 1936 and shows a younger Adolf HItler on the cover. This magazine is also complete and consist of 92 pages in fair to good condition with many color photographs. Lots of car ads in here as well as a Canadian Pacific ad showing an Airship and several Airplane ads. The front cover is torn at the spline at the bottom and a couple of small tears on the edge, otherwise good. The Foreign News section talks about Hitlers rise at that time. Interesting reading! $125.00

195 WW1 & WW2

Here we have a lot of Broom tail Mauser ammo in clips and in box! 7.63 MAUSER Ammo 7.63 Mauser ammunition goes by a few names, 7.63 x 25mm, 7.63 Mauser, and the .30 Mauser automatic. The round is quite proficient and famous, even if you’ve never heard of it before. 7.623 Mauser ammo was the round used in the famed C96 Mauser also known as the “Broomhandle Mauser”. That’s the famed weapon Han Solo wielded in the movie Star Wars. The Mauser factory has produced some of the greatest and most influential weapons and ammunition in the world. 7.63 Mauser rounds were one of the first massively successful automatic cartridge rounds, paving the way for commercial development of automatic pistols the world over. In Europe the round was widely adopted by everyone from Australia, Finland, Austria Hungary, to Germany. The 7.63 Mauser round was not only popular is pistols, but in sub machines guns as well. The Mauser C96 was also converted into one of the first machine pistols. The cartridge found service in numerous wars all over the world, including World War 1 and the Finnish Civil War. Today, 7.63 Mauser ammunition is still being produced and fired in weapons built over a hundred years ago. While the cartridge isn’t in service with any modern military, the round is still popular with numerous collectors, re-enactors, and enthusiasts. 7.63 Mauser is still quite popular with modern ammunition being manufactured for it.

The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) is a semi automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937. Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and China in the first half of the 20th century. The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the integral box magazine in front of the trigger, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case, and a unique grip shaped like the handle of a broom. The grip earned the gun the nickname "Broomhandle" in the English-speaking world because of its round wooden handle, and in China the C96 was nicknamed the "box cannon" (Chinese: ___; pinyin: hézipào) because of its rectangular internal magazine and the fact it could be holstered in its wooden box-like detachable stock. With its long barrel and high-velocity cartridge, the Mauser C96 had superior range and better penetration than most other pistols; the 7.63×25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest velocity commercially manufactured pistol cartridge until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Mauser manufactured approximately 1 million C96 pistols,]while the number produced in Spain and China was large but unknown due to the loss, non-existence or poor preservation of production records from those countries.

Here we have 95 vintage rounds of ammo and 9 separate stripper clips. $125 for the lot.

Consignment

Item No. 194

Here we have a WW1 Grouping belonging to Vergil Fred Schleter of Franciso and Princeton, Indiana who served with the A.E.F. in France with Co. E. 335th Infantry. He sailed from NY Sept. 3rd, 1918 and arrived in England Sept 16th from which he sailed again from St Nazaise France April 29, 1919 and arrived in the USA May 7th, 1919. Vergil was appoint Corporal of Co.E. JUne 10th, 1918 and was 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall with blue eyes and brown hair. He also had a light complexion and was 26 years old. He was discharged at Camp Dix N. J. on May 15, 1919.

335th Regiment constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 335th Infantry and assigned to the 84th Division. For World War I, personnel were first enlisted from the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky and were formed into an infantry division in 1917, whereupon they chose the formation's distinctive patch and nickname. The division was formally activated in August 1917. It was deployed to France in October 1918 to serve as a training formation for replacements which would be sent to the Western Front. At the war's end, the formation was recalled home and, without having seen combat actions, inactivated in January 1919. Its commanders included Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (25 August 1917), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (6 October 1917), Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (26 November 1917), Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (15 December 1917), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (1 March 1918), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (5 June 1918), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (21 July 1918), Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (18 October 1918), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (31 October 1918).

This grouping included the brown small portfolio that he kept his papers in which consist of his Discharge, Souvenir postcards from Camp Taylor, KY to Miss Doris Stevens of Francisco, Indiana as well as the 'PARLEY VOO BOOKLET' so he could converse in French, a bible given to him by his sister, a civilian photograph,4 actual photograph postcards of soldiers which includes him and a book that he carried that had instructions written in it by his own hand concerning the Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR that he must have carried. In the book is an unusued period envelope and also a unused piece of paper with a Camp Sherman of Chillicothe, Ohio letterhead on it. There are two stamps folded with the paper. I don't know if Vergil was in any action but he was 'Over There'!!! For the grouping $175.00

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Item No. 193

Here's something I don't see often. This is a captured empty Japanese shell in a paper tube with Japanese characters on it that was found on Attu Island in the Aleutian chain on Feb. 8th , 1944 by Marine Jack A. Taylor of Indiana. I have the accompanying note that he signed with that info on it. It's a pretty neat item. The shell itself measures about 5 1/2 inches tall by 1 3/8ths inch across the base. The paper tube is about 8 1/2 inches tall. Unusual!!! $165.00

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Item No. 192

We just got in some excellent conditioned 1941 US Army G.I. Boots! Check 'em out!

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Item No. 191

Here we have the basic U.S.Army Recruiter Badge with 2 stars. U.S. Army recruiter badges are presented to active and reserve Army personnel who are assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The Basic Recruiter Identification Badge is a silver crest that incorporates an eagle with raised wings straddling a flaming torch surrounded by a green banner with the words "U.S. Army Recruiter." All Army personnel that graduate from the Army Recruiter Course (ARC) or are assigned to USAREC are authorized to wear the Basic Recruiter Identification Badge. However, only those ARC graduates who have satisfied specific recruiting goals are authorized to wear the Basic Recruiter Identification Badge as a permanent award.

Official Army issue. Approximately 1 3/4' diameter. Made in silver oxide with green enamal background. Reads 'U.S. Army Recruiter'. Badge is given to qualified enlisted personnel and commanders who honorably completed their tour of duty in recruiting on or after 1 July 1980. This award was made retroactive to January 1975 for those still on active duty. The Army Recruiter Badge is presented to any personnel who are assigned as active recruiters in the United States Army. The basic badge is a silver crest and may be upgraded with three gold achievement stars, centered beneath the badge. This one has 2 gold stars attached. Achievement beyond the award of the 3rd gold star is signified in the awarding of a gold recruiter badge. Further achievement awards for the 'Gold Badge Recruiter' are annotated by sapphire stars placed at the bottom of the crest. The Army Recruiter Badge is initially presented as a temporary decoration and is worn on the left pocket, beneath standard award ribbons.

This particular badge is in good condition with 3 clutch back attachments on the back. This is the real deal not a knockoff or copy . For this piece $25.00

Item No. 181

Consignment

Here's a factory worker pin for a US factory during WW2. There is an enameled red, white & blue piece that says KEEP 'EM FLYING on it with a little gold chain attahing it to a nice little WW2 airplane. For the 'ROSIE THE RIVITER' ! $25.00

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Item No. 180

Here is a couple of unusual items! Here we have a patented 1925 Police tear gas billy club that is stamped “Federal Laboratories, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, USA I have been told that these clubs were favorites of the Military Police during WW2 and were also used in Prisons. They are each over 9 inches long and unscrew for loading the tear gas cartridge. The ‘business’ end is 5 ¼ inches long and has leather washers on it and you can see at the very end where the tear gas discharge hole is located. The handle end is nickel plated brass with a sliding cover over the pushbutton trigger for discharging the gas. The one lacking most of the plating has the three patent dates on it and is serial numbered 2526. The other one in better condition is serial numbered 3322. The sliding push button cover is left over the push button until one wants to fire the tear gas cartridge. It is then slid back to expose the push button trigger for discharge. The knurled knob at the bottom of the clubs is for pulling to cock the piece for firing. Each one has a firing pin. There is a leather laynard at the very end for putting around the wrist. The one with most of the plating works fine while the other one will not hold on cock. A very unique Police collectible! $300 for the one that works and $250 for the one that needs some tinkering.

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 179

Here we have a very unusual item. This is a Floor Lamp made out of a SPANDAU GEW 98 1916 WW1 German Rifle with a spent shell casing and a WW1 German Helmet as a lamp shade. This was done a long time ago and is engraved on the shell 'From Maj Lee O. Wright Firearms Collection'. Major Lee Otis Wright was a Major in the U.S. Army from Indiana. More on Major Wright below. This display is put on a octagonal base and has ammunition for this rifle mounted on the base. The entire piece is painted OD green. The cord was ran through the rifle without drilling any holes but in the meantime the bolt was removed and is now lacking. The pics can tell you much more than I can. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say. The original cloth woven cord is present but has been spliced to a modern extension cord and is not safe to plug in. The entire thing needs to be rewired. The helmet seems to be in good condition with a coupole of extra holes on the brim to mount to the shell casing. There is no liner as you can see. Major Wright was 'Over there' and probably brought these items home with him. This is so unique and I've never seen another quite like it. This would be the 'ultimate' piece for your WW1 relic room!!! $1250.00 I would have to at least remove the helmet to ship it so actual shipping charges would apply via USPS.

Here is Major Wright's Bio:

Lee Otis Wright was appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy in June 1908.

Wright graduated from West Point in 1912 and was assigned to the Ordnance Corps. From 1917 to 1919 he was assigned to the Office of Chief of Ordnance. He served as an observer with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and with the American Forces in Germany following the war. In 1919 he was a member of the Fiske Infantry Equipment Board. He was then detailed for on year to the Air Service. He was killed in an aircraft accident at Brooks Field, Texas, on 10 February 1925, at the age of 36 and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

The Wright Memorial Trophy is a bronze statuette symbolic of man's aspiration to fly. It was presented by Major K.K.V. Casey to the NRA as a memorial to Major Lee O. Wright, U.S. Ordnance Corps, killed in line of duty at Brooks Field, Texas, February 10, 1925

Here's more on the Major:

Lee O. Wright By Kurt Camp August 05, 2005 at 01:13:45 From the February 15, 1925 issue of American Rifleman magazine, an obituary for Major Lee O. Wright as follows:Maj. Lee O. Wright, closely identified for many years with the development of military small arms and ammunition with the ordnance staffs of the National Matches and recorder of two ammunition boards was killed in an airplane crash at Brooks Field, Texas, February 10. Major Wright was well known to the shooting fraternity and was active in the small arms section of the Ordnance Department until last September when at his own request he was detailed to take the flying course in order that he might become more familiar with aircraft armament problems. Major Wright was born in Koleen, Indiana, Aug. 6, 1888. He entered the United States Military Academy March 2, 1908, graduating June 12, 1912, standing number 7 in a class of 96, and was appointed a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. He was appointed first lieutenant Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916 and captain, Coast Artillery Corps, May 15, 1917. He was detailed in the Ordnance Department as first lieutenant July 14, 1915, redetailed as captain June 23, 1917, promoted to the grade of Major, Ordnance Department, N.A., January 12, 1918, and to the grade of lieutenant colonel, Ordnance Department, U.S.A. May 31, 1919. On July 1, 1920, he was transferred to the Ordnance Department with the rank of Major.Major Wright was assigned to duty at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, in July, 1915, and remained on duty there until June, 1916, when he was assigned to duty at Watertown Arsenal, Mass.In May, 1917, he was transferred to the Office of the Chief of Ordnance where he was assigned to duty in the Engineering Division in connection with small arms and machine guns. He was assigned to special duty with the American Expeditionary Forces in August, 1918, for the purpose of investigating methods of manufacture of small arms ammunition and to obtain information to assist the American manufacturers of ammunition in meeting the increased demands made upon them. Upon his return from France he was assigned as Chief of the Aircraft Armament and Small Arms Division of the Technical Staff where he remained unti July, 1921, when he was detailed to take the course at the Ordnance School conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was graduated from the Ordnance School in June, 1922, and was assigned to duty in the Office of the Chief of Ordnances as Chief of the Infantry and Aircraft Armanment Division, Manufacturing Services. He remained on this duty until September, 1924, when he was detailed to the Air Service for the purpose of attending the Air Service Flying School. He was a student officer at the Primary Flying School, Brooks Field, Texas, at the time of his death. Major Wright's duties during and since the war were principally in connection with the small arms, small arms ammunition and aircraft armament for which he was exceptionally well qualified and in which he rendered most valuable service. His detail to the Air Service was at his own request in order that he might obtain experience which would later be of value to him, and to the Ordnance Department, in the design and manufacture of aircraft armament material.

As you can see the Major was an important Military Figure that was well thought of by his comrades. Take a look at the pics below of the relic lamp.

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 177

Here we have a collection of Chinese Military Medals. There are 9 altogether. Most have red ribbons attached to them. It appears that these date to before WW2 , during and after. They are all in good condition. One of them has a small eyelet loop at the top for some attachment now lacking. For the lot of 9 - $150.00

CONSIGMENT

Item No. 176

Here we have a lot of British Military Buttons. They are made by Gaunt of London who made buttons for the British Military from this location from 1884 to 1991. I suspect these are later 20th century buttons but must admit I don’t know which unit. If you know let me know and I’ll post it. There are 8 buttons in the lot and for the lot $65.00

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 175

Here is a lot of different U.S. military items. Take a look at the pics and if you see anything that you would like to have I’ll quote you a price. Thanks!

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 174

Here we have a set of shoulder boards in the box. These are mint Navy Lt. Shoulder boards from the Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc. store in New York. I believe that they are vintage. Hilborn-Hamburger Inc. was established in New Jersey in 1927. There is no zip code on the box so I believe these to be WW2 or later. For this set $45. Never used!!!

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 173

Here we have a collection of smalls consisting of US Air Force Buttons and various insignia. If you see anything you like here just let me know and I'll quote you a price.

Thanks!

Consignment

Item No. 172

Here we have a German WW2 Tinnie for MAY DAY 1936. It's in good condition complete with pin. The back is marked MAX PLUMACHER A.G. SOLINGEN-WEYER. 1 3/8 inches tall. Aluminum $30.00

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Item No. 171

Winterhilfswerk (WHW) Grenzlandwappen, metal shield containing a silk woven representation of the Civic Coat of Arms of the Border Towns of the German Reich, . Again there are oddities in this series, the main names are; Baden, Bayern, Danzig, Grenzmark, Ostpreussen, Pommern, Rheinland, Sachsen, Saargebiet, Schlesien, and Schleswig-Holst (12), but there are also the following; Rheinprovinz, Saargeb., and Schleswig-H., which makes the set of 15. Here we have two of them, SCHLESW-HOLST, and OSTPREUSSEN. The Winterhilfswerk (WHW, Eng. "Winter Relief" —literally "winter help work") was an annual drive by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization) to help finance charitable work. Its slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". The drive was originally set up under the government of Heinrich Brüning in 1931, though Hitler would later claim sole credit. It ran from 1933-1945 during the months of October through March, and was designed to provide food, clothing, coal, and other items to less fortunate Germans during the inclement months.

WHW tinnie was part of a series of tinnie's given out by the WHW. This is made up of a three piece construction which consist of a 1 piece medal frame with green paint frame to the front. Center piece is an embroidered crest of Schlesw.-Holst. Badge measures 2 1/4 X 1 5/8 inches. The other WHW tinnie is also made up of a three piece construction like the other one with the Center piece being an embroidered cross with Ostpreussen on it. They are both in nice condition complete with pins. Each $25.00

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Item No. 170

Here we have the bottom drop for the German WW2 War Merit Cross 2nd Class medal. It's missing the ribbon and ring. Nice shape otherwise. $20.00

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Item No. 169

Here we have a WW2 1935 German Tag Der Arbeit (Labor Day) Tinnie complete with pin and makers marks on the reverse. Aluminum and nice!........$25.00

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Item No. 168

Here we have a 40 year member badge for the DAV. The German Alpine Club or Deutcher Alpenverein, DAV is the world's larges climbing association and the larges sports union in Germany. THe Club is amember of the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the responsible body for sport and competition climbing, hiking, mountaineering, hill walking, ice climbing, mountain expeditions as well as Ski mountaineering.

Upon the 1938 Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany, the DÖAV was renamed Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) under the leadership of Arthur Seyss-Inquart and incorporated as mountaineering division of the Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise) organization. After World War II, the DAV was dissolved by the Allied authorities. Its assets were held by the Austrian Alpine Club as trustee.

This particular pin is id engraved on the back D. Peltzer 1941. For this piece. $95.00

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Item No. 167

WHW 1937/38 German stamped tinnie in very nice condition. Look at the pics. 1 1/4 inch. $15.00

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Item No. 166

Here we have a cloth pin For Mother and Child 1934. Unusual tinnie type pin in cloth. Measures 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 complete with pin on reverse. Nice condition! $15.00

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Item No. 165

Here we have two WW2 German Transportation Tinnies. One is a Locomotive on a triangle (Railroad traffic ban) and one is an Automobile in a circle (traffic ban for motor vehicle). Both are zinc I believe and in good condition complete with pins and information on the reverse. Each $15.00

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Item No. 164

Here is a small button stickpin from WW2 Germany that has on it EIN VOLK, EIN REICH, EIN GOTT! A people, A Realm, A God. $10.00

Nice European AFrican Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon bar below

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Item No. 162

Here we have a collection of smalls consisting of US Air Force Buttons and various insignia. If you see anything you like here just let me know and I'll quote you a price.

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Item No. 161

Here's an outstanding grouping! This grouping spans from 1954 through 1976 and has tons of documents, photographs, medals, awards and souvenirs! This Soldier, George Coty, was in a medical unit and he served in Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon and in West Germany. There are tons of general orders and diplomas for the various schools he attended. He got the Army Commendation Medal for Vietnam, The Good Conduct Medal for Vietnam, The Bronze Star for Vietnam in 1970 followed up by another one in 1972 for Vietnam, He was made Staff Sgt in 1977 . His photos consist of a Evac Field Hospital in Vietnam, Football teams where George was a trainer, 2 pics from VIetnam in 1969 with a Rhode Island flag that he asked the RI Govenor for and another pic showing him standing with another gentleman. George is the young one in the suit. George was in the 364th Infantry, and in the 82nd Airborne Division he earned his parachute wings. George was also a diver and I think he was in various Divisions over his career. George advanced himself through the Medical Corps and has the documents to prove it. This collection came from family in Central Indiana through a friend. George's full name was George Henry Anthony Coty. George was born on January 14th, 1936 and passed away on December 3rd, 2007. Here is George Henry Anthony Coty's obituary:

George Henry Anthony Coty Tuesday, December 4, 2007 11:53 pm

Jan. 14, 1936 - Dec. 3, 2007 George Henry Anthony Coty, 71, Kokomo died at 4:07 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at his residence. He was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Providence, R.I. On Aug. 4, 1965, he married Ursula (Kaiser) Coty in Wiliamsburg, W.Va. George retired from the U.S. Army in 1980, after serving in the Korean War, Lebanon, and three tours of duty in Vietnam, with many decorations, medals, and badges, including a silver and bronze star. In the 1970s, he was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a medical specialist for 14 years and a surgical nurse at a hospital in Columbus, Ga., for seven years. He was also an independent truck driver into retirement. He enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. Forever he will be lovingly remembered as a true follower of his heart. A man of great passion for life, family and his country. A kind and gentle soul. Devoted husband, my poppy, my daddy, the colonel, pepaw, grandpa, papa George, and a friend of Kong. He is survived by his wife of Germany; three daughters, Jeanette “Jenny” Schafer and husband Theodore Longfellow, Kokomo, Sandra Coty-Deig and husband Scott, Galveston, and Jasmine Coty, Germany; a sister, Connie and husband Marty Martin, Providence, R.I.; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Cindthia, Christopher, Kevin Schafer, Shannon, Erick and Michael Frazier; five great-grandchildren, Braeden Schafer, Angelika Pyle, Eros Krippenstaple, Cali Pickett-Deig, and Alivia Frazier, and his “adopted” grandchild, Jessica “Sica” Lessing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Coty; son, Michael Adam Coty; and by his mother-in-law and father-in- law, Catherine and Adam Kaiser. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, with Father Andrew Dudzinski officiating. Cremation will follow. Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Military honors will be held by Kokomo VFW military rites team. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society and PETA.

Here are the pics!

For this fine grouping of a long career Medical Soldier $495.00

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Item No. 160

Here is a post WW2 West German Holster for the FN Hi-Power pistol. This one is early 1950’s and is in very nice condition with only the pull up strap being broken. Nice inside stamps. For this fine black holster $85.00

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Here is a unique turn of the century Japanese piece that I've found some research on, thanks to a lead from a friend. This piece is over 39 inches long and is made of a hugh length of bamboo that is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter in the middle. The top of this staff or walking stick is what I believe was the root of the bamboo and is abut 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Nearly the entire length of this piece is carved and there is a great age polish to this piece with several unobtrusive age cracks. There is also a few small worm holes. At the top of the piece is engraved H.B.C. to W.R.CALLAWAY YOKOHAMA MAY 15, 1904. The bottom of the piece is capped off with a large steel ferrel and there are 4 Japanese characters stamped and dyed above the ferrel. Take a look at the pics. Seems that this unique carved bamboo staff was given to W. R. Callaway by his father, we think, to commerate his unique time served in Japan during the Russo-Japanese-Portsmouth war and his contribution to the New York Enterprise Newspaper he worked on. Seems that the Japanese leadership would not let him report on the war so he came up with a code to use that he sent to his Newspaper publisher. They figured out the code and were able to adequately report on that war like no other Newspaper was able to do. Quite a scoop! I have a copy entitled CALLOWAY'S CODE (he misspelled his name) written by O. Henry (1862-1910) in 1906 that gives a complete snopsis of what took place during that period that H. B. Callaway was over there. I can furnish an e-mail copy of that to any interested person. I've got a good start to the research but I don't want to spoil your fun. For this great one of a kind piece $2,500.00 Thanks! Ted New Arrivals 245

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Here are some US mostly WW2 items that we just took in. We will list them as time allows but in the meantime if you see something you like let us know. Thanks!

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Item No. 5 We found this piece with a lot of other WW2 German Pieces. We think that this piece is German also despite the fact that there is not a Swastika on it. This is an Aluminum Eagle Flag Staff topper that measures 5 1/2 inches tall and about 6 inches across from wing tip to wing tip. The piece was originally gold painted and you can see tons of gold paint left on it. One side has a triffle bit of black paint on it and the other has a little red paint on it. This topper is two piece and the two eagles are held together with a screw. The bottom has a screw or bolt hole in it with the the threads exposed. For this piece $125.00

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Item No. 6

SOLD!!! Here we have a wonderful preserved WW2 German Veteran Eagle Cap badge complete with brass pin on the reverse. It is the top one in the photograph. It has a nearly 4 inch wingspan and is marked with a 2 GES. GESCH. Good quality! $65.00

The bottom three are all aluminum Luftwaffee Visor Cap Eagles. They are all prong back and in very good condition. The first one on the left is not marked and has a 2 1/2 inch wingspan. The middle one is marked A38 and also has a 2 1/2 inch wingspan. The one on the right is also not marked and has a 2 inch wingspan. They are all in super condition. For each $150.00

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Here we have 5 WW2 Nazi party stickpins.

Item No. 149

The first one is a RAD membership stickpin. It is in very nice condition being an enamel pin. It measures about 2 inches long overall. The back is marked GES. GESCH. $65.00

Item No. 149

The second stickpin from the left is a Nazi Membership stickpin with just a swastika at the top. The pin is a little over 2 inches long and has nothing written on it that I can see. $30.00

Item No. 148

The stickpin in the center is Eagle and swastika stickpin that measures about 2 3/4 inches long. Nice condition! $50.00

Item No. 147

The fourth stickpin from the left is a WW2 German Veterans stickpin with Eagle, Iron Cross and swastika. The pin is knurled on the shaft and the back is marked GES. GESCH. The eagle has a 1 inch wingspan and the entire piece is about 2 inches long. For this one $50.00

Item No. 146

The last stickpin on the far right is a swastika party stickpin and measures about 2 3/4 inches long. The swastika is about 3/8ths of an inch across and looks to be silvered. For this one $30.00

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Item No. 145

Here we have 4 pins. The top one is on a brass banner with the word MITGLIED on it. I believe that simply means member. Looking at the back there was probably a ribbon that hung down from the top bar which is now missing. This all brass piece is about 3 3/8 inches across with brass pins. $15.00

Item No. 144

The next pin to the left under the top bar is a German HJ membership pin and in excellent condition with a purple background on the enamel. This pin is about 1 inch tall and is complete. It has writing on the back which is OTTO HOTTMANN GES. GESCH. For this fine pin $50.00

Item No. 143

The center bottom pin is a membership pin showing a spread winged eagle and swastika in wreath. The wingspan is about 1 inche across and the pin is about 3/4 inch tall. The pin is complete on the back. There is no writting on this pin that I can see. For this one $45.00

Item No. 142

The last pin on the right is also a German HJ membership pin and is in excellent condition with a pinkish background. This pin is also about 1 inch tall and is complete. It has the same writting on the back as the other mentioned HJ membership pin. $50.00

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Item No. 141

Here we have a very nice NSKK patch and a swastika disk.

The National Socialist Motor Corps (German: Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps, NSKK),[1] also known as the National Socialist Drivers Corps, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that existed from 1931 to 1945. The patch is in excellent condition with a partial paper lable on it. The patch is wool with silver bullion thread used. The patch measures 3 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall. For this patch $160.00

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Item No. 134

Here we have an original post WW2 era Army of Occupation Medal. The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany, Italy, Austria, or Japan. The original Army of Occupation Medal was intended only for members of the United States Army, but was expanded in 1948 to encompass the United States Air Force shortly after that service's creation. The Navy and Marine equivalent of the Army of Occupation Medal is the Navy Occupation Service Medal.

This medal is an original and in very nice condition. There is no box and no bar to indicate which theatre of operations this medal was earned in. For this medal $25.00

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Item No. 133

Here is a WW2 Navy Good Conduct medal that has 3 bronze battle stars on it. The back is id'd to a James Roy Courtney and dated 1950. Could turn up something very interesting! Very nice condition and complete. $30.00

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Item No. 132

Here is an item that, frankly, I am amazed that it's still here. This is a 'cardboard' medal with a photo of a WW2 soldier cut out and placed in it. The medal has ARMY at the top of the cardboard star. It's complete with the attachment bar and the red, white & blue ribbon. A back flap comes down to reveal the photo. There is nothing written on the photo. Out of Indiana. Unique and rare to see in any condition! 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. $35.00

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Item No. 130

Here we have 2 Nazi Shako Hat Front Eagle plates with Swastika. These Eagles came from the Nazi Police Shako-Tschako hat eagle with original nuts on the flat one but just the brass screws on the one that is rounded to fit the front of the shako. Just about 6 1/2 inch wingspan. Vet bringback for the also called Police Shako "Bump" hat. Very nice conditon overall. The flat one has a bent mounting screw and a little rust staining on the aluminum eagle due to using steel washers on the reverse. The rounded one is in very good condition as well with studs less nuts. For each one. $175.00

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Item No. 119 Here are a couple of German Officers button off of a tunic. The fronts of the buttons are very similiar being a gold pebbled finish with spread wing Eagle over swastika. They measure abut 7/8ths of an inch across. The one to the left has on the reverse M5/32 while the one on the right has on it's reverse M5172/15. There are makers logos on them but I can't quite make 'em out. For each one $7.50

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Item No. 118 Here is a small gold plated swastika with a diamond in the center. Even the Nazi women had sweetheart jewelry. It's about a 1/2 inch across the tines and I think the little diamond is real. $150.00

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Item No. 117

Here we have 4 WW2 'Tinnies'. They are marked left to right 1 -2-3-4. Number 1 is from June 22-23 1935. This is a nice large 2 inch high 1935 dated badge, with a stylized sports stadium on the face. It is an heavy aluminum alloy with a press fitted spring pin. There are raised ENTW. R. KASTER ROBINSON maker marks on the back. This one is extra crisp! $65.00

The next one number 2 is a very light gray pop metal and measures 1 3/8 inch across. It also has a pressed fitted pin on the reverse and is marked with the makers info. This is a 1937 Mayday Tinnie and shows a child standing on the Eagle/swastika. Good Condition. $20.00

The next tinnie number 3 is a 1938 Mayday tinnie showing a man and woman on the front. This one also has manufacturers info on the reverse along with a pressed fitted pin which has been hot glued in for some reason. This one measures about an 1 3/8ths across $25.00

This last one number 4 is a stamped steel tinnie with soldered pin which signifies Hitler Youth Sports fest in 1936. No makers info on this one but it's real nice! $45.00

These next 4 tinnies are labled 5-6-7 & 8

No 5 is a nice large (1-3/8 inches high) 1936 dated badge, with a plow, hammer, sword, and an eagle on the face. It is an aluminum alloy with a press fitted spring pin. There is a raised WERNER REDO SAARLAUTERN maker mark on the reverse. It is a nice one. $30.00

No 6 is WW2 German 1934 Labor Day tinnie

SOLD!!! and shows a mans head with a hammer on one side and a sickle on theother side over the German Eagle and swastika. This is stamped steel (1-3/8 inches high) with a soldered pin on the reverse. No makers marks $30.00

No 7 is an alloy tinnie also measuring 1-3/8 inches across. The front shows a lady laying down watching a child playing. A German eagle is found in upper section. Dated 1939. The words "Reichspartetag" are found in the bottom part. Maker marked on the reverse with a RZM in a circle as well as M9/102 Geer. Bender. It has a pressed steel fastening pin. It's light so it may be aluminum. $25.00

No 8 is an alloy tinnie as well measureing 1-3/8 across and dated 1939. This is a German Woman Labor Day tinnie. It's had to make out details until you wet the tinnie then they are clear. It's maker marked on the reverse. For this one $15.00

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Item No. 116 Here is a rare POW tag for a Japanese Prisoner. It has been estimated that between 19,500 and 50,000 Japanese military personnel surrendered to Allied forces prior to the end of the Pacific War in August 1945.[1] The number of Japanese soldiers, sailors, and airmen who surrendered was limited by the Japanese military indoctrinating its personnel to fight to the death, Allied personnel often being unwilling to take prisoners,[2] and many Japanese soldiers believing that those who surrendered would be killed by their captors. Western Allied governments and senior military commanders directed that Japanese POWs be treated in accordance with relevant international conventions. In practice though, many front-line soldiers were unwilling to accept the surrender of Japanese personnel due to a combination of racist attitudes and reports of atrocities conducted against Allied troops. A campaign launched in 1944 to encourage prisoner-taking was partially successful, and the number of prisoners taken increased significantly in the last year of the war. Japanese POWs often believed that by surrendering they had broken all ties with Japan, and many provided military intelligence to the Allies. The prisoners taken by the western Allies were held in generally good conditions in camps located in Australia, New Zealand, India and the United States. Those taken by the Soviet Union were treated harshly in work camps located in Siberia. Following the war the prisoners were repatriated to Japan, though the United States and Britain retained thousands until 1946 and 1947 respectively and the Soviet Union continued to hold hundreds of thousands of Japanese POWs until the early 1950s.

Even though many thousands of Japanese Soldiers and Sailors surrendered you will rarely find one of these tags. A search on the internet turned up none. This piece shows wear and staining but what the heck it's here. Take a look at the pics. It ot only says 'JAP' on it but 'Korean' and also 'Native'. For this rare piece. $145.00

Item No. 110 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 German ERMA-ERFURT 1937 dated flare gun in pretty good condition. Serial number 6974. This piece has the Waffen marks with swastika ove 280. Actually it has both Imperial style waffenampts and nazi era marks as well. This gun has the brown bakelite grips in good condition with the laynard ring. Nice! $395.00

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Item No. 107 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a 1920 Commerical Luger being made for the foreign market by Mauser and so marked by DWM on the top link. There is copious amounts of hand engraving all over this piece that is gold filled but worn thin in several places. The serial number is 1649 and the numbers match except the magazine which is not marked. The piece does show some wear as it was used. It is marked MADE IN GERMANY on the obverse frame top. It’s a 9MM pistol with a 4 inch barrel. The action works as it should. This is really a very nice weapon. For this piece. $2,950.00

Item No. 106 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a Sighting Telescope NO. 9A MK1 in original wooden box. This telescope is made by Walters E. M. Co. LD and is dated 1916. It’s in generally good condition with good optics and comes with two mounting brackets. One of them has a swivel stud to go into a mount. The box is nearly complete and is in good condition showing wear. Take a look at the pics! $275.00

Item No. 104 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have various German banknotes. There are some 1904 Funf Marks, 50 mark Reichsbanknote 1920, 20 Reichsmark Reichsbanknote 1929, MillionenMark 1933, 1000 Reichsbanknote 1910, 20000 Reichsbanknote 1923 and a 50000 Reichsbanknote 1922. E-mail for prices. Check out the pics.

Item No. 103 (CONSIGNMENT)

Here we have a: Series 521 Military Payment Certificate $10.00 One really neat thing about series 521 military payment certificates is that they were the first issue to have the denomination of each note printed on the reverse. All previous issues just had a standard generic design on the backs. This also marked the first time that Forbes Lithograph Corporation was responsible for the entire printing. Forbes incorporated “real people” into the designs of the one, five, and ten dollar denominations instead of the previous classically inspired designs. Series 521 MPCs were used in 19 different countries between May 25th, 1954 and May 27th, 1958. Almost 317 million dollars worth of currency was issued across all seven denominations during that time period. For that reason, most 521 notes are very common. However, there are certainly exceptions to that rule. Scarce print runs and replacements are out there.

Value of Series 521 Ten Dollars MPC Type: Series 521 Denomination: Ten Dollars Number of Notes Printed: 24,400,000 First Issued: May 25, 1954 Redeemed: May 27, 1958 Value In Very Low Grades: $20 Value In Perfect Condition: $750 It is pretty easy to understand the value of series 521 military payment certificates made for the ten dollar denomination. They were just issued in one print run. Over 24 million regular notes were printed, but only 285,000 replacements were issued. Replacements are worth about 20 times more money than standard issues. Both look very similar, each note says “for use only in united states military establishments by united states authorized personnel in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.” Replacement series 521 $10 bills have a serial number that does not end with the letter E.

This particular bill is not a replacement. It’s in good condition showing nice color but does have folds. Take a look at the pics! For this note $40.00

Item No. 92

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have the WW2 Naval Uniform consisting of tuni and 13 button trousers for a P. Gilmore. Seaman Gilmore was an E-3 Seaman Engineer and a 2nd class diver as evidenced by the patches. P. Gilmore is painted into his trousers. Small like usual. Nice Display! $120.00

Item No. 89

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Here are two different German medals. The one on the left is a HIndenburg Medal and has 1914 1918 in the center front. The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (German: Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914/1918), commonly, but incorrectly, known as the Hindenburg Cross was established by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of the Third Reich, by an order dated 13 July 1934, to commemorate the distinguished deeds of the German people during the First World War. This was Germany's first official service medal for soldiers of Imperial Germany who had taken part in the war, and where they had since died it was also awarded to their surviving next-of-kin. It was also the first decoration created by the Third Reich. The Honour Cross was awarded in three forms: - for front-line veterans, with swords - for non-combatant veterans, without swords - for surviving widows, parents, and dependants of fallen participants in the war, without swords

This one has the crossed swords so it is a veteran's cross. It is in great condition and has a nice patina to it. For this one. $65.00

The medal on the right is the Merit Cross 2nd Class. The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. This award was created by Adolf Hitler in 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (same medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service in battle above and beyond the call of duty (but not worthy of an Iron Cross which was more a bravery award), and without swords for meritorious service behind the lines which could also be awarded to civilians. Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level. There was also another version below the 2nd class simply called the War Merit Medal (German: Kriegsverdienstmedaille), set up in 1940 for civilians in order to offset the large number of 2nd class without swords being awarded. It was usually given to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas.

So this one is a civilian War Merit Cross because there are no crossed swords. This medal is in excellent condition. Take a look at the pics. Nice! $40.00

Item No. 87

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This is an original WW2 German airplane badge or tinnie. The inscription on the plane reads Das Deutsche Volk Mus Ein Volk Von Fliegern WerdenIt. HERMANN GORING. The plane is made from pressed metal and still retains its original brass securing pin on the back. It measures about 1 1/2 inches across from wing tip to wing tip and is about 1 inch long. Nice little piece! For this piece $25.00

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Here we have an German WW1 2nd class iron cross and dug merit cross. The Iron Cross is a black four-pointed cross with white trim, with the arms widening toward the ends, similar to a cross pattée. Frederick William III commissioned the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel to design the Iron Cross after a royal sketch. It reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century. The ribbon for the 1813, 1870 and 1914 Iron Cross (2nd Class) was black with two thin white bands, the colors of Prussia. The non-combatant version of this award had the same medal, but the black and white colors on the ribbon were reversed. The ribbon color for the 1939 EKII was black/white/red/white/black.

This one is from the 1914 style. The attachment almost looks like a watch fob attachment and perhaps it is. The iron cross itself is about 1 inch across each way. The black enamel is lacking in some places but you can still see the Crown over a W and at the bottom the date of 1914. Take a look at the pics. For this one $125.00

This one is a dug piece. It's a dug WW2 Merit Cross that would have been for the military as witnessed by the crossed swords. It's a vet bringback but unfortunately no history accompanies it. For this dug piece $15.00

Item No. 84

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Here we have two Iron Crosses. One with a ribbon and one without.

The first one with a ribbon is the 1914 one and it has the Crown, W and the date 1914 on the front of it while the reverse has a Crown, FW, oak leaves and the date 1813 on it. The Ribbon is in fine condition. This second class medal is a two piece medal. For this one 125.00

The second one is also a second class medal and is just like the one about but without a ribbon. For this one $95.00

Item No. 83

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Here we have a WW2 German Medal and a Luftwaffe Collar tab. First the medal. The West Wall Medal (German: Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) was a military decoration of Nazi Germany. It was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany's western borders, known as the West Wall or, in English, the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there prior to May 1940. In 1944, as Germany was expecting the arrival of the allied invasion, it was again awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders. In all 622,064 medals were awarded by the end of the war and this is one of them. The medal itself is in very nice condition that you can see in the pics. For the west wall medal $85.00

Now for the second piece in the photos. This is a Luftwaffe collar tab that is Hauptgefreiter - that is usually the second rank or grade to which an enlisted airman could be promoted. The tab is brown in color and I believe he was part of the signal troop in the Luftwaffe. This airman had 4 EM/NCO’S COLLAR TAB RANK "GULL" on his collar tab. For this piece $95.00

Item No. 81

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Here we have a Navy Ribbon bar with the gold eagle on it. There is wear to the ribbon on each end. The catch is still present. $35.00

Item No. 77

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Here is a WW2 Nazi tinnie in plastic. Yep, they did them in plastic as well. This one is in good condition but is missing the clutch back or pin on the reverse. It measurers about 1 1/2 inches across the wings and 1 inch tall. Take a look at the pics. For this one $10.00

Item No. 73

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Here we have a German Hitler Jugend German Youth Auslander Foreign Member Badge that is shield shaped with enamel finish. This pin is in pretty good condition being somewhat soiled and is marked on the back GES.GESCH. $85.00

Item No. 72

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This is a WHW (Winterhilfswerk) Regional Crest Of Danzig Tinnie. This Danzig Regional crest, WHW tinnie was part of a series of tinnies given out by the WHW. This is a three piece construction which consists of a 1 piece metal frame with green paint to the front. The center piece is an embroidered crest of Pommern. Badge measures 1 5/8 X 1 1/8 inches and is in good condition with some soiling. For this piece $30.00

Item No. 68

Here is another Japanese Last Ditch type 99 short rifle being 44 inches long overall. This one was made at the Kokura Arsenal probably in 1945. This piece is serial numbered 50543 and I believe it has a series 45 stamp on it. The stock is crudely made but original as is the metal pieces. I have seen cruder metal parts but this one is going that way. The front swivel part is gone and so is the bayonet stud. The stock swivel survives intact. There is a wooden buttplate. There are no type model numbers on the receiver nor is there a mum but I don't believe it ever had those stamps. The rear sight is a simple peep sight and the front sight is a simple mortised blade sight. Like I said before the stock is crudely made but complete and without damage. They were trying to churn these out as quick as they could. The barrel is also crudely done but it does have good rifling in it. The action works fine. For this late war piece. $325.00

Item No. 66

Parris-Dunn Civilian Training Rifle circa 1943

Following the completion of their military contracts for the Parris-Dunn Training Rifle in 1943, they continued making a similar model for the civilian market. In 1949, William Dunn retired and sold the company to Cecil Parris. Parris renamed the company the Parris Manufacturing Company and continued to produce toy guns and drill rifles in Clarinda until 1951. In 1952, he moved the company to Savannah, Tennessee. The company is still located in Savannah and continues to produce a variety of toys.

This particular training rifle is one of the early ones as the buttplate says MADE IN USA ,PARRIS-DUNN, CLARINDA, IOWA. This rifle still has part of the original decal on the stock and you can still see TRAINER Pat Pend. The rifle is complete and nothing is missing. It's common for the rear sight to be broken but it's entact. The sling swivels and stacking swivel are still present as well. There was no provision for this training rifle to have a bayonet mounting stud. On the military rifles the nose cap and barrel band are steel but on this civilian model they are just painted on. This is a piece of our history! $145.00

Item No. 57

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a very nice WW2 German Rifle Cleaning Kit For German Mauser 98K rifles and others. The tin is in great original condition and is marked on the top lid 12 244 G.Appel 1937. Known as the RG-34 Reinigungsgeräte 34 (Cleaning Apparatus 34) and was standard soldier issue to maintain the K98 service arms. The kit consists of two pull through brushes and an oiler. The pull through chain is missing as well as the cleaning cloths. There is a smidge of original grease remaining in the bottom compartment however. For this piece. $45.00

Item No. 56

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a WW2 Mauser that has been changed into a Mannlicher style sporting rifle. Many surplus rifles were turned into something else that the public could use. The bolt and receiver are serial numbered 3644 as well as other parts. I believe it is 8MM Mauser. The stock is a Monte Carlo type stock with checkering. There are many WW2 German Waffen marks on this piece. Works fine and looks great with a fine bore. For this historic sporting rifle . $1,100.00

Item No. 55

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a couple pair of 20th century Shoulder boards. The pair to the left are Lt. Jr. Grade Navy boards in very good condition being produced by S. Mars, Inc. of New York and so marked. These are $25.00

The next set of boards is after 1920 being Lt. Artillery boards made by GEMSCO. These are very nice ones as well . The price is $25.00

Item No. 51

NICE!! Here we have a Model 1917 Holster for the .38 caliber revolver in brown leather. There are several stampings on the leather flap indicating that it may have been issued more than once. The holster is brown leather and the stitching is very good. The leather is still supple as well. Check out the pics. $75.00

Item No. 50

CONSIGNMENT

This is a good pair of WW1 FieldGlasses with a compass built right into the top panel of the case. The makers marks on the compass is CROWN OPTICS COMPANY. The case itself is brown leather typical of WW1 leather. It still has an old strap on the case but the strap guides on one side of the case are fractured. Inside the top panel of the case is marked U.S.NAVAL GUN FACTORY OPTICAL 'ANNEX' SHOP ROCHESTER, N.Y. with an Anchor. These fieldglasses are in very nice condition with brown pebbled leather over the 'tubes'. On the back of the tubes on the left side is stamped MILITARY STEREO 6X30 and on the right tube is stamped marked U.S.NAVAL GUN FACTORY OPTICAL SHOP ANNEX ROCHESTER, N.Y. On the front right tube it is stamped SIGNAL CORPS US ARMY and on the other tube it is stamped SERIAL NUMBER 58561 ? The original neck strap is still attached to the glasses. The optics are great with no cracked or broken lenses. This set seems to be brass painted black. There are graduation markings on each eye cup for focusing. Nice set! $95.00

Item No. 49

Here is a couple of WW2 GI canvas leggings. Only an R marking are in them so they are both of the right ankle. They are a slightly different color. For the both of them. $25.00

Item No. 48

Here is a model 1916 US Holster that is in the brown but it looks like the front aged or was darkened. The back of the holster has stamped on it U.S. WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. 1944. The original leather thong for tying it to the leg is still attached. The leather is supple and everthing is there. I believe this is for the .45 caliber colt. As a side note when I found this holster it had a Nazi stamp down in it. I'm including the stamp with the holster. $95.00

Item No. 47

We have here a pen desk set for Maj Rodney S./ Syczylo, 100th S&S BN (DS) who must have served there fro July 1975 to December 1975 as indicated on the plaque. I believe that he handled the Stores and Supply. This is a nice desk set with a mechanical clock. Check out the pics. $35.00

Item No. 46

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a wooden stock for an SKS Rifle. I'm pretty sure it's for the Chinese SKS of military fame. This stock was probably replace with a poly stock when someone sporterized the original rifle. If you need a good SKS stock then this is it. No handguard. $40.00

Item No. 45

Consignment

Here we have an SKS ammo pouch that is complete. This is supported over your shoulders and fastens around the waist. In good condition. $25.00

Item No. 35

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have an original WW2 M1 Carbine stock. If you need to replace your broken stock this one would work just fine. This one had a small piece of the buttstock toe broken off and finish nailed back on. No attempt was made to hid the repair and I believe it could be done where it would be very hard to see. The handguard is not included. It's just there to show an example The steel buttplate is still affixed to the stock . Looks like there is a D and 112 stamped into the buttstock. Still a decent stock. $25.00

Item No. 34

Consignment

Here we have a pretty nice type 99 Arisaka Short version rifle in 7.7mm. This was is marked as having been made at Kokura Arsenal. This is marked with an x in a circle making it a Series 40. This rifle has the provision for a monopod no missing. This one has nice markings but is missing the mum as is normal as it was ground prior to turning it in by Japanese forces. This rifle is in very good condition and has a nice shiney bore. The cleaning rod is missing. This is a nice piece. $295.00

PARRIS-DUNN TRAINING RIFLES

Mark I Navy model

Here we have a couple of the Mark I Navy Model training rifles. Here is some history of the company.

Unfortunately, no Parris-Dunn production records still exist, so all of the information relating to them has been pieced together from other sources. An early employee by the name of Maurice O. Greimann wrote short article in 1984 concerning the Parris-Dunn Corp and his information has been invaluable. In 1943 Mr. Greimann came to work for the Parris-Dunn Corp. as an electrical engineer. When the work shifted to making Training Rifles he became involved in their production and designed the firing mechanism for the first toy guns they later produced. The Parris-Dunn Corporation was founded by William G. Dunn and Cecil L Parris when they formed a business partnership in 1937. Each of these men brought unique contributions to this partnership. Although Dunn had no formal technical training he, like many great inventors, could see the interrelationships that existed between different mechanical devices and could modify or combine them to solve problems. Parris had a background as sales manager for the Kari-Kleen company of Souix City, Iowa and was a talented merchandiser. Initially Parris was the President of the corporation and Dunn the Vice-president but during the war years their positions reversed. William G. Dunn (1883-1968) ran a hardware business in Clarinda, Iowa in the early 1900's. In 1917 he formed the Dunn Counterbalance Company operating out of the back of his hardware store. He eventually built a factory on South 15th Street in Clarinda and the name was changed to the Dunn Manufacturing Co. He was a very talented inventor and eventually held patents for 75 different mechanical devices, many of which were related to the early automobile and aircraft industry. In 1934 he developed a wind driven generator that was designed for farm use. His primary invention was a device to control the speed of the propeller on this device. In 1936 he formed a partnership with Cecil Parris in order to better promote his generator business. In 1937 they sold 37,000 of these units. When WWII broke out in 1941 their wind generator business was declared nonessential and they were only allowed to make repair parts for the units already in use. There was a severe shortage of military firearms at the start of the war and they were approached by US Army Ordnance to produce a non-firing training rifle. Shortly after, the US Navy also expressed interest in this project but they wanted some slight modifications in their model. In July of 1942 the Army let contract 271 ORD for 35,000 training rifles of their pattern at a cost of $166,000. In August the Navy let contract NROS 10993 for 190,000 training rifles having their changes at a cost of $903,000. In October of 1942 the Army contract was completed and in November they finished the first Navy contract. In January of 1943 the Navy let contract NORD 808 for 110,000 additional training rifles and in June that contract was completed. The total cost of the 300,000 rifles produced for the Navy was $1,384,000. The cost per rifle for the first contract was $4.75 and for the second contract $4.37. By the time of the second contract, Parris-Dunn could no longer get walnut wood for the stocks as all of it was going to arsenals that were making functional military rifles. They had to start using a cheaper grade of wood during the last contract which lowered the unit price. Prior to the start of the military contracts Parris-Dunn recognized that they did not have sufficient personnel to produce the required number of training rifles in a short period of time. They put together another organization called Parris-Dunn Associates to undertake this important project. I have a document that contains the following: “C.L. Parris, W.G. Dunn and H.E. Davidson, Copartners, doing business as Parris-Dunn Associates”. At this time I have not been able to identify H.E. Davidson. They immediately expanded into all of the available building space in the area and hired more employees. This number grew to 250 during the peak of their production. They sub-contracted much of the work to 14 different businesses. The wooden stocks and sights were manufactured at their Clarinda plant and all of the assembly and finishing was also done there. They had that capacity to produce over 3000 training rifles a day. They became so efficient that the company voluntarily returned $228,000 to the Government as excess on allowable profit. On July 23, 1943 Parris-Dunn Associates received the coveted Army-Navy “E” Production Award. After the completion of their military contracts they continue to produce 200,000 of a civilian model for drill corps, schools and ROTC programs. The civilian model was essentially the same as the military models but had different markings. In November of 1945 The Nave classified their training rifles as surplus and offered them for sale at $7.75. This price included a plastic bayonet and scabbard. Nothing is known concerning the disposition of the Army training rifles. The Parris-Dunn Training Rifle is not a very accurate replica of the 1903 Springfield Rifle. It has a similar profile but is thinner in cross section and 3 pounds lighter in weight. The receiver, bolt and trigger mechanism are simple and crude by comparison to the Springfield. It has the general feel and appearance of a toy. It was reported that these training rifles were not very popular with soldiers and sailors that were required to use them during basic training. It must be noted that there were no other alternatives available at the time.

The two examples we have are marked for the Navy. They are:

Item No. 32

1. This one is complete with sling although the sling is a little beat up but there. The rifle is complete and in good condition with no cracks or breaks. The rear sight is still there and usually these are broken. The bolt opens as it should and the rifle fires (clicks) as it should. These training rifles were usually beat to death while being used and after surplused out. Sling swivels are present as well as the stacking swivel. The bayonet lug is still present as well. The buttplate states DUMMY TRAINING RIFLE - MARK 1-U.S.N. PARRIS-DUNN CORP. - CLARINDA, IOWA. For this nice piece of U.S.Navy History $165.00

Item No. 31

2. This next one is pretty nice as well but has part of the rear sight broken off and does not have the sling. This one 'fires' as it should as well. The wood is pretty nice with a few gouges from use. There are a couple of cracks in the buttstock but they are stable. The sling swives and stack swivel are present with this one as well as the bayonet lug. This would look great over the fireplace and you don't have to worry about the kids hurting themselves with it. $125.00

Item No. 30

Consignment

Here is a souvenir riding crop that was made for a US serviceman while stationed in Korea. This riding crop is 19 3/4 inches long being a 50 caliber bullet casing on one end and a .30-06 bullet finishing up the other end. These metal pieces have been plated. The .50 cal end is engraved H. Wegerif , 2 BG, 12 CAV being the 2nd Brigade 12th Cavalry.

Here is the history of the 12th Cavalry.

On 2 February 1901, Congress authorized the organization of the Twelfth Regiment of Cavalry, Army of the United States. Under this authority, the regiment was formed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on 8 February 1901. From 1901 until 1911, the regiment served posts in Texas, Georgia, and the Philippines. During World War II the 12th Cavalry served as an infantry regiment within the 1st Cavalry Division. The regiment was deactivated prior to the 1st Cavalry Division's service in the Korean War, but its lineage was resurrected in with the creation in 1957 of the Combat Arms Regimental System, in which the battalions listed below were created. After Operation Iraqi Freedom II, the 12th Cavalry Regiment underwent a major transition as elements from 2/7CAV, 1/9CAV, and 3/8CAV were reflagged and combined with the regiment to create the battalions currently in service. The 2nd Battalion, Twelfth Cavalry Regiment, as well as 2/7CAV and 1/9CAV moved to the 4th Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division. 4th “Long Knife” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased its colors in an inactivation ceremony Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Fort Hood's Cooper Field. The 1st Battalion, Twelfth Cavalry Regiment, 2/7CAV, and 3/8CAV now operate at Fort Hood, Texas, and are now with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division

Since this riding crop has Korea on it in pearl then I have to assume that this serviceman served over there after 1957. We still have a base there. I don't believe that this piece is very new due to the condition. There is a dragon and other decorations on the hardwood shaft that had mother of pearl applied to them but most of that is lacking now. I bet this was really beautiful at one time! There is a hold in the wooden shaft at the end for a wrist laynard. Take a look at the pics! $195.00

Item No. 27

Consignment

Golden State Arms Corp. was a sizeable gun store located at 386 W. Green Street in Pasadena, California. They did a land-office business in the '50s and '60s importing and selling surplus military firearms; their 1958 catalog lists thousands of firearms, many of them one-of-a-kind items. Golden State Arm's "Santa Fe" division sporterized military rifles--Lee-Enfields, Mausers, and a number of others. This magazine was made for their restored or sporterized original Enfield rifles I have been told. I do not know if this will fit an original WW2 Enfield.

Item No. 26

Consignment

Item No. 25

Consignment

Item No. 24

Consignment

Item No. 23

Consignment

Item No. 19

Consignment

Item No. 18

Consignment

THE REGULAR SKS MAGAZINE ON THE RIGHT IS SOLD!

Item No. 17

Item No. 16

Item No. 14

Consignment

Here we have parts for the WW2 Thompson M1 and M1A1 Sub Machine Gun. There 1 firing pin spring, 2 recoil springs and plate, 1 firing pin type 2 for the 1927A and 5 other firing pins (type 1?) as well as a real nice walnut forearm and the rear sight are for one. The forearm looks unusued as does the rear sight. There is one broken firing pin that I did not include with the count. For all of these parts $195.00

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 13

Here we have a vintage box of .45 ammo. This is '20 CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGES, RELOADING CALIBER .45, THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.' The box has been open but all 20 unfire cartridges are there. This is in nice condition! $250.00

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 12

Here we have a vintage box for ammo. It is Finnish 7.62x54r 15-round ammo box, empty except for 7 spent rounds.

It is marked (from top to bottom):

AV11

A 0247- Vajalaatu- 15 kpl.- 7,62 kiv. patr.- Ilman siteittä.- Luoti: D- Hylsy: Rautainen- Alkuperil: Venäläinen -13.7 44 (which I believe means July 13, 1944)- Tarkastettu:. The box is in good condition except for one inner flap that is torn off but still there. For the box and spent shells $10.00

This is a box (50 rounds per box) of USGI (Federal Cartridge Corporation) Caliber .38 Special M41 BALL full metal jacket ammunition. The lot number has been scratched off this box for some reason, otherwise the box and ammo are in fine condition. This may be high pressure ammo so caution is advised. For the military .38 caliber revolvers. $25.00

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 11

Here we have two bag lots. The one on the left is 60 rounds of 7.62X39 for the SKS rifle for $20 and the other bag on the right is for 78 rounds of .30 caliber ammo for the M1 Carbine for "SOLD"!

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 10

Original WW1 Dated Swiss Army Blanket. Excellent!

Item No. 7

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 6

WW2 Grouping!

This is a grouping mostly of photographs but patches as well belonging to Clarence Ray Frye who was a member of the 48th Tank Battalion 14th Armor Division. The 14th Armored Division was constituted and added to the roll of the US Army on 28 August 1942; it was activated on 15 November in a ceremony at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. It was organized initially as a heavy division with two armored regiments (the 47th and 48th) and one armored infantry regiment, the 62nd Infantry Regiment. It was reorganized from a heavy division to a light division on 20 September 1943. The reorganization saw the loss of two tank battalions from the Armored regiments, one battalion each. The 1st Battalion of the 47th Armor was redesignated as the 786th Tank Battalion and the 3rd Battalion of the 48th Armor was redesignated as the 716th Tank Battlion.

The division departed Camp Chaffee in November to participate in the 2nd Army maneuvers in Tennessee from 17 November 1943 until 10 January 1944. At the conclusion of the exercise, the division was assigned to Camp Campbell, Kentucky. The division remained at Camp Campbell until late September when it was alerted for movement to the ETO (European Theater of Operations) via Camp Shanks, New York where it went for final processing. Units departed Camp Campbell on 1 October and completed their arrival at Camp Shanks on the 6th of that month. After completing their processing, the division boarded four transport ships for deployment on 13 October 1944.

Active 1942–45 Country United States Branch US Army Type Armored division (light) Nickname "Liberators" (special designation) Engagements World War 2 S. France (part of division) Rhineland, Ardennes/Alsace Operation Nordwind Central Europe Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (2)

This unit participated in heavy fighting in Europe/Germany during WW2. "Liberators" is the official nickname of the US 14th Armored Division. The division became known by its nickname during the last days of World War II when it liberated some 200,000 Allied prisoners of war from German prison camps. Among those liberated were approximately 20,000 American soldiers, sailors and airmen, as well as an estimated 40,000 troops from Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

During the divisions' advance into southern Germany, on 2 and 3 May, the 14th liberated several sub-camps of the Dachau concentration camp. Upon entering the towns of Mühldorf and Ampfing, units of the division discovered three large forced labor camps containing thousands of Polish and Soviet civilians. Units also liberated two additional camps nearby holding Jewish prisoners.

The 14th Armored Division was inactivated on 16 September 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.

The photos below were taken in the Field of operations . One of these photos is id'd on the back as 'TAKEN AT BURCHESGUARDEN HITLERS HOME'. Most don't have anything written on them and many were removed from an Album as witnessed by the black paper stuck to the back of the. Clarence has his name on several so you can definitely tell which one he is. Some of the larger pics were taken at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. I would say that most of the photos are taken in France and Germany. One photo is labeled ERDING. Erding is a town in Barvaria, Germany. There are tanks, jeeps, a duck, trucks, bombed out buildings, many soldiers and even one pic of a GI standing with two bare chested native women. That pic was probably traded for since he was not in the South Pacific. There are pics of trains and at least one poor little skinny dog. There are several negatives of some of these pics. There are also several yardlongs including:

1. pic no. 14- 48th TANK BN. CAMP CAMPBELL KY JULY 44

2. pic no. 8- CO 'C' 48TH TANK BN. CAMP CAMPBELL KY JULY 44

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3. There is one from Co 'F' at Camp Chaffee. Several Id's on the back.

4. Here is another one from Co 'F' 48th Armd. Regt. 14th AD at Camp Chaffee from 1943.

A copy (fascilimie) of the Surrender Document.

A coloized copy of BG Albert C. Smith Commander of the 14th AD questioning a solder who is escourting prisoners in 1945.

There are several patches. Some of these belonged to Clarence but I think that he also traded for some with his buddies like he did for that Native girl photo.

Also included with this grouping is an original box for a BRONZE STAR MEDAL without the medal. Clarence's daughter said that her Dad had one but now missing. In the box is his Good Conduct Medal with bar and small button bar. Also in the box is his Bronze star ribbon and small button bar. Lastly is a Europe-Africa-Middle East WW2 medal bar with two battle stars on it. You'll have hours of fun trying to figure out where these pics were taken! For the entire grouping $475.00

Item No. 5

Here is a small British Flag or Canadian Flag that I found among some WW1 small personal flags. The British had a different flag for everthing and for every colony they ever controlled so I don't know who this flag represents. It's made of silk and in pretty good condition with a few minor moth nips and a splint under the British Jack. This piece should be framed. For this piece $35.00

Item No. 4

Here is a , I think, silk handkerchief that was a Souvenir De France WWI. It's about 12 inches square ahd as a WW1 British Biplane enbroderied on it as well as the american Eagle over shield. Also comes with a small piece of lace. For the pair $25.00

Item No. 3

Here we have what I think is a WW1 Service Flag. But it could be WW2 as well. I am just used to seeing the phrase 'OVER THERE' on WW1 items. The "Sons in Service" flag was used during World War I and World War II. Each family was entitled to hang a small Son In Service flag in their window, the blue star in the center of the red-bordered white rectangle signified a family member in active service. The star was replaced (or covered) with a gold star (in practice, yellow or dark yellow) if the family member died in action. (Hence the name of the organization "Gold Star Mothers" of women who had lost sons in the war.) There were other variations to the star for missing in action, injured, captured, etc, etc, but flags of that sort are rarely, if ever, seen.

Sons in Service flags made and used by families usually were no larger than about one foot long. They were always hung vertically, a stick being sewn into the top heading of the flag and a piece of string attached to both ends of the stick - the string suspended at its midpoint from a hook or some other feature of a front window of the home.

If a family had a husband and a son, or multiple family members in the service of their country, then additional blue stars were set into the white rectangle. Organizations and corporations extended this practice to fly flags incorporating stars for each of their members/employees who were off to war and, of course, would change/overlay the blue stars with gold ones when the news came back that one of theirs had died in action. These larger flags (I have one with some 50 stars in a circle, a quarter of them in gold, measuring about 8 feet long overall) were sometimes flown outside on a pole, but most often were suspended from the ceiling of the factory / meeting hall indoors.

This one is still in good condition with some of the original wool star material missing. This flag is made of silk I believe. Take a look at the pics! $35.00 for this one.

Item No. 2

This next service flag is much larger and made from thin silk. There are splits at the folds but still worth putting in a frame. Check out the pics.

Item No. 1

THE WW1 TANKERS PIN IS SOLD!!!

Note: The 3 Large Colorful Navy Patches are SOLD!!!

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Note: The Navy Officer Hat badge is sold. SOLD!!!

We have came onto several brass shotgun shells. Most are old/antique and would look good on display with those old rabbit eared Cowboy shotguns from the late 1800's!!.

This first pair is marked CBC S.Paulo which is Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) is a company in Sao Paulo, Brazil that manufacturers and distributes Magtech, Sellier & Bellot and MEN ammunition. Since 1926, CBC has manufactured its own components, bringing their customers full quality control over every stage of the manufacturing process as well as the final product. Their goal is to market the best ammunition in the industry. These are new unused fully loaded 12 ga shotgun shells. For the pair $5.00

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This next bunch is empty with mixed makers including Winchester and Remington UMC. In 1912, Remington and Union Metallic Cartridge Company were combined into a single entity, called Remington UMC. In the early 21st century, Remington still produces U.M.C. brand ammunition. In 1915, the plant at Ilion was expanded, and with this expansion became basically the same plant as today. I believe these shotgun cartridges to be fairly early. Most of the shells are 12 ga but I just saw a 16 ga Winchester, a 10 ga UMC (not Remington made) 10 ga WRA RIVAL, two plated shells and one I cleaned so you could see how nice they look cleaned. $5 each on these.

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Here’s another bunch of empty brass shells and all are marked and uncleaned or lightly cleaned. These are all USC. CO. No 12 CLIMAX brass shot shells! They are all 12 ga and all in pretty good condition just needing a good cleaning or leave them like this for display. Each $5.00

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This last bunch of shells are all loaded and uncleaned. We have a Winchester No. 20 & 16, Rem UMC No. 16’s and Winchester No. 12’s plated. Some are full with plug and some are partially loaded with plug. Each $10.00

WW1/WW2 Consignment

knives and bayonets 62

Here we have two fighting knives without scabbards. The first one is SOLD!!! Camillus NY Navy Fighting knife. I believe it’s known as the mark 1 as it has a Plastic Butt held with a threaded nut. It is marked CAMILLUS N.Y. on one side of the ricasso and USN on the other side. I believe this one to be WW2. The entire piece is 9 ½ inches long with a 5 inch blade. The blade looks to have been blued or blackened and exhibits some pitting. The markings are clear however. The leather washer handle is in very nice condition and it looks great. For this one $65.00

The second fighting knife is a Camillus Navy Pilot’s Survival Knife without scabbard with, I believe, a No 1 type knife first made in 1957 with a nearly 6 inch blade being about 10 ½ inches long overall. The bottom of the cross guard has been cut off and two holes have been drilled into the top part of the cross guard. Strange! Must have had a purpose for that! The piece is in generally overall good condition otherwise with clear markings. No sheath for this one. $45.00

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WW1/WW2 Consignment

knives and bayonets 61

Here we have a pair of WW2 theatre made fighting knifes. Both of them have plastic grips. The top one is a 9 ½ inch long knife with a 5 ¼ inch long rusty blade. The blade is not thick but seems to be made of good quality spring steel. The plastic grip is made of rings of different colored plastic and ther is a threaded tang it’s entire length then peened over at the end. Soldiers made all kinds of things in their spare time on the battlefield and this is just one example of that. $40.00

The bottom knife is a little better made and it looks to have been made from a bayonet as you can see a fuller running along it’s length starting at the ricasso. The entire piece measures 10 ½ inches long with a 6 ¼ inch long blade. The slab grips are plastic and screw rivited into the tang. Near the blade is stamped PS 1944 on one side and ??44 on the other side. It’s a nice looking piece! For this one $45.00 Take a look at the pics!

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WW1/WW2 Consignment

knives and bayonets 60

This is one of the better known, more widely used knifes during WW2, Korea and Viet Nam. This is the CAMILLUS U.S. Fighting Knife and since there is a U.S. on the blade over Camillus, N.Y. this is a post WW2 knife. The knife is in good condition with leather ringed grip and flat steel butt. The blade is 7 inches long with the entire piece being 12 inches long. The blade was originally parkerized but now there is some rust staining. The scabbard is in very good condition showing little to no use and may be a replacement. For this piece $85.00

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WW1/WW2 Consignment

knives and bayonets 59

Here is a nice WW2 PAL RH36 Knife and Sheath. A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use to be used specifically for close combat. This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings with red rings being at the front of the grip and again at the back of the grip. The pommel is of aluminum construction.. The blade is marked PAL RH 36. This 6 ¾ inch blade was originally parkerized but has been buffed off. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a clip point Bowie type design. The knife is 11 ¼ inch long overall and complete with the original leather sheath in good condition. $120.00

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WW1/WW2 Consignment

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Here we have a pretty nice CATTARAUGUS COMMANDO KNIFE!! The model 225q was designed for use by the US special forces. This one has a heavy 6” bright blade being 10 3/8 inches long overall with a leather washer handle. The heavy butt is made of steel washers. The blade is marked CATTARAUGUS/ 225Q. The knife has a couple of dents in the washers from use but is still pretty nice. The original scabbard accompanies the knife and it’s in pretty good aged condition with everything present and accounted for. A nice rig! $225.00

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Here is a later Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. production knife in leather sheath. This one is darn near perfect and probably from the 1960’s or so. The leather sheath is marked KA-BAR over the Marine Insignia and then below that USMC. This type scabbard was not used during WW2. The knife is just beautiful with a parkerized blade that has U.S.M.C. on one side of the ricasso and KA-BAR over OLEAN, NY on the other ricasso. It’s showing some age now but still great looking! For this fine piece $140.00

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Here we have the U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting knife in scabbard. The knife itself is in good condition just needing a good cleaning as it has surface rust on the blade and cross guard. The USMC is easily seen on the ricasso and KA-BAR Olean, NY is on the other side. The scabbard is made of Brown leather. Nine rivets are placed along the edge with heavy duty White cotton stitching closing the perimeter. It has the leather washer handle and the knife blade is 7 inches long. A little steel wool will do the trick! $160.00

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Here we have a WW2 Folding Machete Army Air Force Survival Knife that was asopted in Oct. 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out Kit usually attached to the parachute Harness. This is the CAMILLUS marked knife and is in fair condition and functions as it should. The blade is 10 inches and has definitely seen use. Take a look at the pics! For this piece $125.00

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Here we have a Russian Ak-47 bayonet and scabbard in fine condition except for the door dent in the scabbard which does not hamper sliding the bayonet in and out. 660 is the only mark I can find on this bayonet. This bayonet scabbard is metal with a distinctive lip around the tip and web belt loop. It has an added leather hilt strap. Many of these bayonets were supplied to Soviet satellite nations. The bayonet itself has a silvered blade with somewhat blunted tip that I believe is normal. The grip seems to be brown plastic/bakelite material. For this outfit $40.00

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This is a Turkish Model 1935 Knife Bayonet, designed to fit the various Turkish contract German K98 Mauser carbines and rifles. They are very similar to the Turkish Model 1890 "Shortened" Bayonet but can be easily identified by the blade flutes (or fullers); on the Model 1890, the fullers run out of the tip, whereas on the Model 1935, the fullers are stopped before reaching the tip. All models have wood grips; steel pommel (with integral push-button latching mechanism), cross guard, and blade. The only markings I can find on this bayonet is 7965 stamped on the pommel. Mechanism works fine. The blade is fine as well. $45.00

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Here we have an unusued, unissued Spanish Cetme Bayonet for the CETME 69 rifle. It is 13 1/4" overall with a 8 3/4" black phosphate finish blade with Spanish eagle that was copied from the bolo shaped blade of the Model 1941 bayonet. Comes with it original metal mounted plastic scabbard and leg tie. The grips are also plastic. For this unit $30.00

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Here we have a nice British Model 1907 Bayonet with leather scabbard for the Enfield Rifle. This one is really nice complete with the original steel mounted scabbard that is in excellent condition. The bayonet is in nice condition as well showing little if any sharpening marks and loads of inspectors/arsenal marks as well as 1907 WILKINSON on the ricasse. It has a nice wooden grip and the locking mechanism works well. For this item $135.00

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Here is another British Model 1907 Bayonet with leather scabbard for the Enfield Rifle. This one has a scabbard like the one above but with the steel mountings being painted black. These mounts have M/44 on them meaning, I believe that this model was made in 1944. The bayonet itself has a blackened guard and mounting ring plus the butt cap that has the same black paint on it that the scabbard has on it. This one has various arsenal marks and markers marks on it as well including the date of 1907 and ANDERSON. This blade has been sharpened and the tip is messed up as well as a gouge in the blade about 2 ½ inches back. I believe that this one saw a lot of use! $95.00

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SOLD!!!

Here we have a M1917 US Trench Knife made for WW1. Many soldiers would carry small personal weapons to be used if they were subjected to hand to hand combat. Such items would be trench knives, brass knuckles, and trench clubs. The close confine of the trenches or machine gun positions often made use of the rifle unwieldy and thus smaller weapons were ideal in the case of hand to hand combat. These weapons were also favored by trench raiding parties and assault troops. The first US issue trench knife was the M1917 which had a wood handle, triangular blade, and leather scabbard. The spikes along the hand guard served as brass (iron)knuckles and could be used to render an enemy soldier useless.

This knife is one of those knives. It is 14 inches long overall with a 8 3/4 inch long triangular blade. This knife blade was just made for stabbing as it wouldn't cut anything. This knife is in real nice aged condition with the following manufacturing markings on the knuckle bow of AC Co US 1917. The wooden grip is real nice as is the iron/steel handguard with wicked vicous spikes. This is a nice knife that comes with the original iron mounted scabbard that is lacking the drag. For this fine piece $595.00

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This is a nice PAL RH-35 WW2 Fighting Knife. A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. . Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. Some samples may have been steel or wood. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a slight Bowie type design. The blade has been buffed on this one but the markings are still sharp and clear. Also stamped U.S.N. MARK I. No sheath remains. The knife looks very nice! $85.00

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Here’s a small group of items that supposedly belongs to the same officer from WW2. These items were from the 23rd Engineers Co. E that served in the European theatre. The items are priced separately. First is the Model 1903 Army Officers sword that was made by Horstmann of Philadelphia. (THE SWORD HAS BEEN SOLD!) The sword itself is in very nice condition complete with the original brown leather sword knot that is in fair to good condition. The hilt has a slight misshapen to it on the outside basket branch. The celluloid grip is fine condition and the blade is just wonderful with the nice etching and plating. The scabbard is complete but does have some nickel flaking here and there. Good thing for the blade that it was kept in the scabbard. For this piece $225.00

Next is the French Model 1874 Bayonet without scabbard. Still in good condition! $45.00

Next is the Collins and Company short knife/ machete in the No. 13 ornate leather scabbard. $125.00 (SOLD)!!!

Lastly is the Belgian FN model 1924 bayonet with other scabbard. All there and it functions. $45.00

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Here's a dandy! This is a Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife is a double-edged fighting knife resembling a dagger or poignard with a foil grip developed by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes in Shanghai based on concepts which the two men initiated before World War II while serving on the Shanghai Municipal Police in China. The F–S fighting knife was made famous during World War II when issued to British Commandos, the Airborne Forces, the SAS and many other units, especially for the Normandy Landings in June 1944. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F–S fighting knife is frequently described as a stiletto, a weapon optimized for thrusting, although the F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts upon an opponent when its cutting edges are sharpened according to specification. The Wilkinson Sword Company made the knife with minor pommel and grip design variations. The F-S knife is strongly associated with the British commandos and the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Marine Raiders (who based their issued knife on the Fairbairn-Sykes), among other special forces / clandestine / raiding units. It features in the insignia of the British Royal Marines, the Belgian Commandos, the Dutch Commando Corps, founded in the UK during World War II, the Australian 1st Commando Regiment and 2nd Commando Regiment, and the United States Army Rangers, both founded with the help of the British Commandos. A solid gold F–S fighting knife is part of the commandos' memorial at Westminster Abbey. This particular knife is an original good condition WWII 3rd pattern Fairbairn with original scabbard. The blade has been sharpened some. The combat knife shows the wear of an issued knife. The knife is 11 1/2 inches long with a nearly 7 inch blade. The Crossguard reads WILLIAM ROGERS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND on one side. Brass handle has a dark finish over the brass. These were numbered on the pommel during the casting from 1 to 4. It is thought that they were gang casted 4 at a time hence the 1 to 4 marking. This one does not have a number so it may be a post war production. I have read that these numbers were removed from the molds after the war so subsequent models have no mold number on the pommel. Original scabbard has leg tabs, NOT stamped 'ENGLAND' above elastic keeper, and this keeper is torn. Leather is supple without any drying out. The scabbard has the metal tip. The Fairbairn-Sykes knife remains in production but this is not a new knife by any means. It has developed a patina that doesn't develope over night. For this piece $325.00

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Here we have a unique WW2 military knife. This is a PAL RH 34 Id'd knife. This one has a 4 7/8 inch blade that was finished bright but now has a great patina. The knife was 9 3/16 inches long overall with a wooden butt finished off with a steel plate. The grip is a leather washer manufacture and has H.MILLHOLLAND carved into them. The wooden pommel also has carving into it which looks to me an H on one side and a M on the other side with a couple of sideways S's interposed between them. On the other side of the grip is the soldiers service number. His initials are also carved on the leather scabbard over the manufacturers information. The edges of the scabbard were sewn together with copper wire. If this old knife could talk!!! For this piece $65.00

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Now here we have a Survival Machette for the Army Air Corps that was adopted in 1942 as a new Air Force Survival Knive. Most of them folded and were usually carried in the seat pack kit attached to the parachute harness. This one is a CAMILLUS and so marked. It has a 10 inch blade that was originally bright finished but now dark patina with a couple of chips at the end of the blade. This was also known as the No. 4 model. It also has heavy black plastic slab grips on each side. Still nice! $65.00

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Here is a Spanish M1969 Bolo Combat Bayonet with matching scabbard. Made for the CETME and FR8 rifle over all looks very nice. This is not one of the recent copies that are flooding the market now but an original one. The bayonet and scabbard are in very nice original condition. The Spanish crest is on the blade at the ricasso and on the other side ricasso is the makers ino and the serial number of E15542 D. The scabbard is in very nice original aged condition and is complete except for the tiedown at the tip of the scabbard. For this unit $45.00

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Here's a rare one! This is a Australian Army Stiletto . These knives are often referred to as Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knives. While this is not so, the description does have some merit. It appears that the British Instructors who were sent out to Australia to help set up the Australian Independant Companies (Commando's) brought their own Wilkinson Sword First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knives with them. Representatives from Gregory Steel products in Melbourne met with these men and from that meeting drew up the design of the Australian Army Stiletto (AKA Australian Commando Knife). This explains the distinct similarity between the Australian Army Stiletto and the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, however there are some clear differences, the blade is shaped differently, it is narrower and thicker on the AAS. They are most similar in their intended use. There were two manufacturers of the Australian Army Stiletto: Greg Steel in Melbourne and Whittingslowe Engineering in Adelaide The most common version found is with the cast "Mazak" handle. Some by Greg Steel had a wooden handle. This particular knife is a Greg Steel knife with wooden handle. This one is in pretty good condition with an Australian marked scabbard. There are several cracks in the wooden grip but it's still as solid as a rock. This example is over 12 inches long with a nearly 7 1/2 inch blade. It looks like the blade saw a little sharpening but I don't believe it was sharpened much. All of these examples pretty much come down to a sharp point. The ricasso is marked Gregory Steel Products and that seems to be the only marks showing. Take a look at the pics! It is not known how many of these knives were made. One often hears the figure of 500 but this is unsubstantiated and no evidence has been found to support this. So far evidence has only been found of one unit, the 2/6 Independant Company where all members were issued with these knives. Z Special Unit was also issued with a number of these knives. Members of other Independant Companies also had these knives but where and when and in what number they were issued is still unknown. Four types of sheath are known. A cut down bayonet scabbard, a canvas sheath which did not withstand the rigours of the tropics and two versions of a leather sheath. One tapered conforming to the knife, the other with a tapered section holding the knife attached to a rectangular base. I don't believe that this sheath conforms to any of those but I may be wrong. The sheath has had a rawhide thong placed in a spiral pattern around the edges but I can see that the scabbard is sewn as well. There are several pieces of leather still attached to the thong including the top of the sheath. On the top of the sheath is a full crown with the work BESTOVALL stamped on it. On the back of the sheath is marked R PLASS in white paint. You never see these knives for sale! For this highly collectible knife $1900.00 NOTE: The info on this knife came from a very fine gentleman named

John Kroezen

PO Box 979

Port Lincoln SA 5606

0438850002

and is website is www.australianmilitaryknives.com

Here are links to his websites pages . Check 'em out!

The website URL is http://www.australianmilitaryknives.com/index.htm

and

The URL for the page with the info on the AAS is http://www.australianmilitaryknives.com/commando.html

If you have questions for John you can e-mail him at:

military.knives@gmail.com

Thanks so much John for your expertise!

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Here we have a M5 bayonet and scabbard. During the Korean War, the M-1 bayonet and M-1905 bayonet, which both mount to the M-1 Garand rifle using the same mechanism, were found to be very difficult to remove from the rifle with gloves on. As a result the U.S. M-5 Garand bayonet was designed and issued in 1953. This was a total redesign and looks nothing like the original M-1905 or M-1 bayonets for the M1 Garand. The M-5 is the only U.S. bayonet without a barrel mount ring on the crossguard, making it look more like a fighting knife than a bayonet. The M-5 bayonet has a 6 3/4 inch blade, and overall length is 11 1/2 inches. Weight is 11 1/2 ounces. The blade has one side sharpened for its full lenght and three inches of the other side are sharpened. There is a relatively large push button release to deal with the problem of working while having gloves on. The stud on the bayonet crossguard fits the gas cylinder lock screw under the Garand barrel. Locking grooves attach to the bayonet lug on the rifle. The M-5 fits only the M-1 Garand and does not interchange with any other firearms. There were three different patterns made: M5, M5-1 and M5A1. Quoting from the authoritative article "The history of M1 Garand Bayonets" by Robert Gibson on the Fulton Armory website. This particular bayonet is marked US M5 only on one side of the crossguard and J & D TOOL CO. on the other side of the cross guard.

There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat. The early version, designated M8, has only a belt loop, no hook. This one has the hook and also has the steel reinforcement tip on the fiberglass sheath. The M8A1 retains the general look and can be slipped over a belt, but also has the M-1910 bent wire hook available. The model is stamped "US M8" or "US M8A1" on the flat steel part along with manufacturer initials. This sheath is correct for all post-war US bayonets including the M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7. It was also used with the M-3 Fighting Knife.

This particular bayonet is in pretty good condition with al the correct markings and parkerized blade. The blade on this one has not been sharpened. The scabbard is also in very good condition and is complete. Markings are very clear on the scabbard. There is a tiny bit of rusting on the reverse but not bad. For the set $85.00

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Here we have a M6 bayonet and scabbard. The M-6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M-14 series rifle and as a hand weapon, fighting knife. The M-6 Bayonet Knife entered service in 1957 and was mostly utilized during the Vietnam War until superceded by the M-16 rifle with its M-7 bayonet or M-9 bayonet (roughly 1968 for Army, used by USMC earlier). About 1.6 million M-6 bayonets were delivered to the Army in the 1960s. The M-6 blade and hilt are very similar to the M-5 or M-5A1 bayonet for the M-1 Garand Rifle except that the M-6 has a ring that slips over the flash suppressor muzzle of the M-14 while the M-5A1 attaches to the Garand with a stud. The M-6 is not interchangable with any other rifle; it only fits the M-14. M-6 bayonet markings The M-6 blade is 6 3/4 inches long, with an overall length of 11 1/2 inches. Blade width is 7/8 inch and it weighs about 12 ounces. The blade on this bayonet is about 1/8 short but it has been sharpened. There are no markings on the blade itself. The manufacturer's initials or name (AERIAL, AN, IMPERIAL, or MILPAR COL.) along with "US M6" will be found stamped under the crossguard (photo on right, enhanced to bring out markings). This one is an IMPERIAL. The non-slip grips are molded black plastic. The steel parts have a uniform dark grey parkerized finish. Imperial Knife Company was the main contractor for the M-6 bayonet. This particular bayonet is in good condition even with the sharpened blade and comes with the U.S.M8A1 scabbard which is complete and in pretty good condition. This scabbard has the late-production metal tip attached to it. For this outfit $75.00

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Here's another US M6 like the one above but without a scabbard. This one has the correct blade length althout it has been sharpened as well. The markings are nice and clear and the mechanism works fine. Take a look at the pics. $55.00

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Here we have a US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife - A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL for WW2. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. The blade is bright with very clear markings. This knife has the 6 1/4 inch blade and is 11 1/4 inches long overall. The blade has b een sharpened but not overly done. Comes with the original leather scabbard with just the snap pulling through the leather closure strap. For this piece $75.00

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Here we have a GI defaced Luftwaffe Dagger and sheath. The dagger is in pretty good shape considering with just a couple cracks to the celluloid covering over the grip and a small chip or two. The grip was yellow but now turning orange. The blade is nice with maybe some very minor sharpening. I cannot see a makers mark. The sheath has a couple of door dents but the dagger still goes in and out ok. There is some patina and minor rust to the sheath but not too bad. The aluminum pommel cap and the crossguard have had the swastika removed. $395.00

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Here we have a WW2 Garand bayonet in scabbard. The bayonet is in fair condition showing signs of sharpening. The blade is bright with some grind marks and is 15 3/4 inches long to the cross guard. The markings on one ricasso are UC US with Ordance bomb in between and 1942. On the other side is a partial ordance mark. The plastic grips are fine and the mechanish works fine as well. The scabbard is missing the very tip and is marked with initials on it. The throat is marked USN MK1 which is for a training bayonet and not this one but it fits ok and they came together. For the pair $195.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) We are showing two bayonets here but we have sold the dress bayonet. The one on the bottom is a WW1 S 98 Bayonet and transitional Scabbard. This bayonet used with the 8 mm. Gewehr 98, Kar 98a, and Kar 98k rifles. This example was made for Prussia, in 1917, by Mauser at their Oberndorf plant.

Ricasso: "Waffenfabrik" over "Mauser A.G." over "Oberndorf a/M"

Spine: Crown over "W" over "17" and proofmark

Serial numbered 5784. This example shows a lot of wear on the grip but otherwise not. The scabbard is the transitional scabbard and has a few dents to it. There are no markings on the scabbard. For this example $165.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here are pics of two Japanese Type 30 Bayonets. The top one has been sold. The bottom one has a broken ring but it will still fit on a rifle with just a little rework or leave it like it is for dispaly. This one comes complete with scabbard that is in pretty good condition with a few dents. The blade is dark and has old sharpening signs on it. The maker is Kokura Arsenal. Hey this one was used and captured by an American GI. For this one $110.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here is a pattern 1902 U.S. Army Sword that definitely has seen better days! This one is the early one with the German Silver guard. Two of the branches has been cut off the guard and now the blade is 21 1/1 inches long. This was a Springfield Armory sword so it's a shame it was cut down but it was cut down for a reason. I just don't know what that reason was but I suspect it was made into a knife. For this old boy $125.00

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Here we have a WW2 Japanese Cavalry Sword complete with scabbard. This piece is serial numbered 55371 while the scabbard is serial numbered 37874. It's not unusual for these pieces to be mismatched. The sword is in good condition showing a dark patina with a nice dark checkered wood grip. The blade is nice and bright but has been sharpened. The scabbard has most of the original blue finish and only a couple of minor dents. The locking mechanish that locks the sword to the scabbard is entact and works great. This is a nice WW2 Japanese Cavalry sword! $495.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 Japanese Occupation forces souvenir sword made by Japanese artisen so that them could continue to make a viable living. This piece is constructed of carved bone with brass inserts and it looks great! It is made in the style of a ninja sword and even has a mum and a tsuba. The blade is kind of primitive for a Japanese sword and short being about 15 3/8 inche long. I don't believe this is a cut down piece but I think they used what they had. The entire piece is over 29 inches long. $450.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW1 Model 1881 Type Russian Cossak Sashka with a Mosin-Nagant Bayonet. Sword Length: 38 1/2 Inches long overall with a 31 3/4 inch long blade. The hilt is almost 5 1/2 inches long. The bayonet is 19 3/4 inches long overall with a screwdriver tip for repairs to the rifle. M.1881 Russian Cossack shashka manufactured during World War Two with the Hammer and Sickle on the hilt. The hilt pieces are a kind of reddish brass with a nice wooden handle. . Plain, slightly curved blade in original polish with no rust but spotting. There is a Russian stamps or symbol present on the blade next to the grip but I can't make out what it is. Also there is the date 1940. M15RT is stamped into the ricasso on the other side of the blade. Spiral wood like grip is slightly worn. Condition: blade is in very good condition, while scabbard is in good condition except for small chips and heat depressions. Very nice! $1,795.00

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(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 German SA dagger in brown sheath. The dagger is by Gebrborn Soligen and so marked. The piece has a great grip with just a couple of minor dents in it. The Eagle and the other German insignia are present. The hilt is a little loose but not too bad. The blade is full length and has the ALLES FUR DEUTSCHLAND etched on the blade. There are sharpening marks on this blade but could be polished out if you so desire. I would leave that job to a professional. The sheath is complete and has some rusting on it through the brown finish. Still nice! $595.00

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Here are two E.G.W. Knives that were made by E.G. Waterman & Co. of New York City for WW2. This is a WW2 knife that sold commercially through stores in the United States but was probably not an Official Government Issue Knife. But there is no doubt that thousands of servicemen who wanted a good duty knife purchased them and carried them throughout the war. The top knife has a leather washer grip for a hand grip and a nice steel blade marked with the makers initials. You can see a like drawn example on page 193 of U.S. MILITARY KNIVES BAYONETS & MACHETES BOOK III by M. H. Cole. This knife is about 11 3/4 inches long with a 7 1/4 inch bowie type blade. There are a few spots where the leather washers have deteriorited but it's not bad at all and still quite solid. This piece comes in the original leather sheath that is in good condition as well. $85.00

The second knife down is not E.G.W. marked but obviously it is from the same company. The blade has been sharpened on this one so the first one has a better blade but this one has a better grip which is darn near perfect. The sheath is good on this one as well having been oiled at one time. For this one $85.00 as well.

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Here we have a WW2 German Dress Bayonet with scabbard and frog. The dagger is pretty nice with some finish splotching on the blade. Just cosmetic. The blade has not been sharpened and is nicely maker marked GUSTAV SPITZER-SOLINGEN along with a Lion symbol. The grips are black plastic and perfect. The scabbard still has the original black lacquer finish but has two dents on either side near the tip of it that make the bayonet hard to go in and out. The frog is complete being the black patent leather type finish. The finish is cracked and has a few heat impressions on it from probably being in the attic. These items were brought back by a Capt. C. L. Davidson but I'm afraid I don't have any info on him. For this piece $165.00

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Here we have 8 theatre used knives. I am not sure if they were used in the European Theatre or the Pacific Theatre but they are GI knifes.

Each knife described is designated by a number by it.

1. This one is a bowie style bladed knife with lucite section handle grip. The pommel cap is also lucite. The entire knife is over 11 inches long with a 6 1/8th inch blade and diamond shaped brass crossguard. The lucite sections are separated by plastic and aluminum washers. A rather nice looking GI used knife! $75.00

2. This one is a well worn commercial knife. The ricasso is marked CATTARAUGUS 225Q which makes this a Commando Knife. This one was well worked down by the soldier or marine who carried it. This soldier even cut a notch at the top to pull wire down with. There is pitting on the blade and it's been sharpened many times but you can still see the makers marks. This knife is 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The grip is leather washers and the crossguard /pommel are steel. Nice old fighting knife that's been there! $85.00

3. This third one is also well worn. This is a PAL and you can barely see RH 36 on the ricasso. US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife - A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc.

This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. Some samples may have been steel or wood. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a slight Bowie type design.

This one was definitely made ready for the fight! It's over 11 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The crossguard is iron and the pommel looks to be aluminum. The grip is leather washers. Been there! $65.00

4. This one is also a Pal RH-36 and also has been sharpened quite a bit. Looks like the leather washer grip has been ground down a bit to fit a smaller hand. The markings are better on this one. $65.00

Here are the next 4 fighting knifes!

5. I don't know who made this next knife but the blade seems to be a commercial blade. Most of the name is worn off but I can see the last few letters which is AEGER. This knife measuers 8 5/8 inches long with a 4 1/2 inch bowie type skinning blade and it's been sharpened quite a bit. The crossguard is steel and the pommel cap is a piece of bone with a capstan rivit or screw nut holding it all together. The grip is leather washers with brass inserts between them. The sheath is present with this one and it's leather. Looks home made but very good. $65.00

6. This next knife is a jewel!! It's not long being 8 5/8th inches long with a 4 3/8ths inch blade. This blade has a nice edge on it and there's a notch cut out at the top for ripping guts when you pull it out. It has a brass cross guard and pommel with a leather and plastic washer grip separated by copper disks. Nice and unusual!!! $120.00

7. Here's a well worn U.S. Camillus Fighting Knife! I thought it probably was the U.S.N. Mark 2 knive but this one has so much wear that a Marine probably used it. US CAMILLUS is on one ricasso while the other is blank so I have no proof for the U.S.M.C. usage but I can't imagine a sailor would wear it down this much. Nearly a foot long with a 7 inch blade with a good leather sheath. It's rough but still ready! $65.00

8. Here's the last one of this bunch that just came in and although it's kind of rough as well I can see KA-BAR on one ricasso and USMC on the other. It's a little rough on the top edge but the cutting edge is ready to go. This knive was parkeried by evidence of the sharpening on the edge. A real Island fighter! $85.00

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CONSIGNMENT

Here we have two bayonets. A WW1 german bayonet and a Canadian Bayonet.

1. First the WW1 German Bayonet.

This is a WW1 S98 bayonet and metal scabbard. The grip on the bayonet is well worn and the scabbard is dented but it did its job and left the blade in quite a good state of condition. There is actually no wear on the blade at all and the markings are quite deep and clear. It says WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.G. OBERNDORF A.N. The bayonet is serial numbered 5784. The locking mechanism works fine. For this piece 165.00

2. This bayonet here is the Australian L142 bayonet which was issued with the L1A1 Rifle. Like the Canadian C1 it had a protruding press catch. The L1A2 was he only pattern of the L1 series to be made in Australia. Unlike British and Canadian bayonets, it is void of any markings. This one is THE Australian bayonet and it's in pristine condition. The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR, by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1) or in the USA as the "inch pattern" FAL, is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence. It has seen use in the armies of Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and the United Kingdom from 1954 to 1990. For this fine bayonet $125.00

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Here are 4 English Knifes that I recently picked up. All of them date from the 1800's thru WW2 I believe. The first one, starting on the left, is a small flat sided knife measuring 4 1/4 inches loing with a 3 1/4 inch blade and a can opener. The pressed grips are in fair condition only showing lots of wear and some warping. The knife blade is marked NON XLL - JOSEPH ALLEN AND SONS - SHEFFIELD. Lots of chararcter here! $45.00

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The 2nd knife is an aluminum handled knife measuring about 4 3/4 inches closed with a 3 1/2 inch knife blade and has a small spearpoint blade and a marlin spike indicative of a Naval Knive. The blade is marked CASE XX - METAL STAMPINGS- LTD. Fair condition overall. $35.00 IThe Case Knife is SOLD!

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The 3rd knife is a large Naval knife with pressed grips measuring about 5 inches overall with a 3 3/4 inch blade. This piece has a marlin spike and a spearpoint blade measuring about 1 3/4 inches long. The grips have a few stress cracks but they're still solid. The blade is marked IXL and the markings on the ricasso are GEORGE WESTERHOLM - SHEFFIELD - ENGLAND. Overall real nice and BIG! $65.00

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The last knife looks like a smaller version of the knife about except it has a can opener instead of the small spearpoint blade. The can opener has a broad arrow and 1940 stamped on it. I don't know if the 1940 is the year it was made or some sort of part number. The blade markings seem to be WATTS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. Overall pretty nice! This one also has the marlin spike and all of the knives have a laynard ring. $45.00 I

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Here we have picked up an Islamic Ottoman Decorated Dagger from 1700 to 1800 AD. This gorgeous Islamic single edged weapon has its metal handle, and blade profusely decorated with foliage in intricate whorls, and stylized gazelles on each side of the blade and handle, as shown. The pattern is engraved identically on both sides of the blade and handle. The wooden part of the handle is a later addition, probably 19th-20th century. Overall a rare and very well made museum quality late medieval single edged weapon. This hacking dagger was originally purchased from a German auction house. Intact, untouched. Old English collection. Length of dagger: 17 inches. The Ottoman Empire was established by the cruel killing nature of the Mongoloid races invading into Southern Europe and "ruleing by the sword". This is one such example of an infamous albeit very attractive single edged cutting weapon! It looks like the tip was used to pierce armour. This is a very impressive piece and comes with our guarantee that it is what we profess it to be. We also have a certificate of authenticity from the original English Dealer that we purchased it from. You don't often see these weapons in any condition! $450.00

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Here's something that I don't see every day. This is a Philippean Visayan Tenegre sword from the 1800's I believe. I did some internet research and this is what I believe this sword to be. This piece is well made with a polished hardwood handle of some sort. There is some damage to the hand that you can see in the pic and there is a couple of age cracks in it. The blade is well made having a beveled edge on one side and a flat edge on the other. The blade measures 20 1/2 inches long while the entire piece including grip is over 25 inches long. The blade is 1 7/8 inches wide at it's widest point. It comes with an old leather scabbard that you can see is hand sewn. Outstanding tribal work! $375.00



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Here's another item that I don't see every day. This is a near relic what I believe to be an Moro Kampilan beheading sword. The blade is very rusty with what appears to be a design on it of perhaps a snake. The blade is over 28 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide at it's widest point. The aged wooden grip is about 9 3/4 inches long with age cracks. I believe something is missing on the grip as well. The grip seems to be some kind of animal or something. The blade is fairly thick. I believe this one to be from the 1800's as well. No Scabbard. Gruesome! $145.00





Here's another pic of a complete one!

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