Stormrider59

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  1. This helmet is definitely a case for IV Corps service, I am at a loss for the O.H.B. as well (certainly could be initials). I will ask my WWI collector buddy to see what he thinks. OP, do you have any photos of the edges with the other paintings in more detail?
  2. I think this might be a hat device from prior to WWI, I will have to check with some of my US insignia folks to be sure.
  3. 3rd Army + IV Corps, the checkerboard Circle underneath the "O.H.B." is for the IV Corps, which likely explains the 4 Aces. I see a pair of dice on there as well, very interesting piece. I do find it interesting to see that the 3rd Army was formed on November 7th, 1918, so I would wonder when this helmet was painted.
  4. Sorry for a bleated response, but this is a typical Underwood contract M1 Carbine magazine (there is a U mark on the back spine of the magazine that I can make out fairly clearly). This is not a rare maker of these, but it is original. Always nice to get one out of the grease wrap.
  5. I want to thank you all for your replies and knowledge. Dodged one there! Many thanks gents.
  6. Hi all, I have been expanding into Soviet collecting lately after a long emphasis on German Militaria, what are the learned opinions of you fine folks about this one? After looking at the maker mark and comparing it to others, I am less enthralled about it as I was, but variances in construction do exist so I would love more opinions. I will be getting McDaniel's book very soon. I do not want to make a ton of expensive mistakes when getting into these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/322429719713?_trksid=p2055359.m1431.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Thank you and I look forward to contributing more posts on here in the future. KP
  7. That's quite a bit of research, thanks for sharing!