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E Williams

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    Collecting unit marked Imperial German Lugers and Imperial German Machine Gun militaria.

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  1. No Chris...not interested in the getting the sword, had the saddle bags but they weren't needed for what I wanted display either. What you see is the finish display what I want to display on the rack. Stirrups I have also but too difficult for them on the saddle and rack also. I have a complete uniform also for a 1SG, 5th Cav Regt early 30s.
  2. Here is my McClellan on the back luggage rack....all items date from 1918-1935. The McClellan was surplus and never issued, 1918 dated, one original strap was missing, all other straps were still rolled up and stapled. Came from Ohio, an Amish saddler had it.
  3. How the hell are you???????????????

  4. Hello Michael..........my daughters feel they'll be able to rid them of a Model A inheritance better and faster than a bunch of Lugers.....I have to admit though, Sarah I can enjoy physically and putting her and military collecting together is also enjoyable. Back to researching everything I find. IrishGunner still around?
  5. All my WWI unit marked Lugers are gone and collection too....used the money to buy a 1931 Model A Ford. Thought I'd rejoined you since I've come across some interesting items putting together scenarios for display when I'm out and about with Sarah, which is what I named her. The display scenario I've been putting together recently is a US Cavalry NCO, 5th Cav Regt, on border patrol anytime from 1916 to 1935. I'll post photos a bit later......... Ed SO!! How is everybody???
  6. Britain reburies soldiers lost in World War I Britain reburies soldiers lost in World War I: Mist gathers on the horizon at Dud's Corner World War I Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, France, on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Private William McAleer, of the 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action on Sept. 26, 1915, during the Battle of Loos and his name has been on the wall of the missing at Dud's Corner for nearly 100 years. His body was found and identified in 2010, during routine construction in the area, and he was reburied with full military honors at the Loos British Cemetery on Friday, March 14, 2014 AP Photo: Virginia Mayo Mist gathers on the horizon at Dud's Corner World War I Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, France, on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Private William McAleer, of the 7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action on Sept. 26, 1915, during the Battle of Loos and his name has been on the wall of the missing at Dud's Corner for nearly 100 years. His body was found and identified in 2010, during routine construction in the area, and he was reburied with full military honors at the Loos British Cemetery on Friday, March 14, 2014 AP 4 hr ago | By GREG KELLER of Associated Press LOOS-EN-GOHELLE, France (AP) Scotsman William McAleer had been in France barely two months when, just before sunrise on Sept. 25, 1915, he was among thousands of other troops who launched the British army's largest attack so far of World War I. By the next day, the 22-year-old private from a seaside town in Fife was dead. Almost 60,000 British troops died in the Battle of Loos, and a third disappeared with no known grave. McAleer was one of them, until nearly a century later, when workers building a new prison turned up his remains in a common grave. On Friday, McAleer and 19 other still unidentified British soldiers were reburied with full military honors in a ceremony in this sleepy northern French village, close to where they fell in battle. The ceremony was a reminder of the horrors of a war that devastated this continent 100 years ago and as a reminder of why many Europeans today are so wary of seeing a new conflict on their eastern flank in Ukraine. Related: After Crimea, wary Eastern Europe asks: who's next? A bagpiper played "Amazing Grace" as McAleer's coffin was carried through the fog-shrouded cemetery Friday morning by six Royal Regiment of Scotland soldiers wearing kilts. A distant relative of McAleer's, Stephen McLeod, represented McAleer's family at the funeral. "He was my great uncle. My gran gave me his Mass card when I joined the army," said McLeod, 47, of Cowdenbeath, Fife. "In the centenary year (of the start of the war), to be able to remember those who've fallen, and for it be your kith and kin, how can you find the words?" McLeod said after the ceremony. Around 200 people, some from as far away as Australia, turned out for the hour-long ceremony. Many were history buffs who'd heard about the ceremony on the website of the Western Front Association, a historical society. More here: http://news.msn.com/in-depth/britain-reburies-soldiers-lost-in-world-war-i
  7. Chances for putting together an exact match is few. As for increasing the value, because the holster has close to the same numbers, not much. About the same as having a accompanying holster without. If the numbers did match, an extra $150.-$200.....IMO. If it were me and the condition was good and the price right, I'd go for it anyway but now....I'm not going after anything. BTW, depends too on the unit.
  8. LOS ANGELES (AP) During the historic D-Day invasion of World War II, Walter D. Ehlers accomplished some of the most awe-inspiring acts of bravery imaginable, earning a Medal of Honor for knocking out two German machine-gun nests and saving countless Allied soldiers' lives. The 23-year-old staff sergeant charged through enemy gunfire to kill seven enemy soldiers, chase away several others, put a halt to mortar fire and carry a wounded comrade to safety, even after he been shot in the back. http://news.msn.com/obits/ww2-medal-of-honor-recipient-walter-ehlers-dies
  9. http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/raf-bbmf-to-host-canadian-warplane-heritage-museum-lancaster-during-visit-to-england-24022014
  10. NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND The Naval War College is set to release online a trove of World War II information in a war diary kept daily by Adm. Chester W. Nimitz and his staff as the Navy battled Japan. The more than 4,000 pages can be accessed beginning Monday at www.usnwc.edu/graybook. War College historian Douglas Smith tells The Providence Journal that its the most authoritative source on the war in the Pacific theater. Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, died in 1966. He graduated from the War College in Rhode Island and lectured there several times. The diary was declassified in 1972 but was relatively inaccessible at the Naval History and Heritage Command. .... Navy Times
  11. Friday Night...best night of the week...Foyle's War is on.

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      E Williams

      Friday Night again..........

  12. I didn't bite by not asking you to sell me your Bavarian MG Luger? You bought the last one, I knew you wouldn't sell that so I knew you were full of bullshite. I've given up of finding another. I have four MG Lugers....that's enough. Got my sites on one other though.
  13. No big deal....I got burned recently too, Schitt happens.
  14. I know how ya feel. Not a good week for us both.
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