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sftrooper86

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  1. Greetings Gentlemen, Does anyone know when the USMC started stenciling the EGA on their helmet covers? Was this done in WW2 or later. Attached is a photo of my Father's issued USMC helmet cover. He served 1957-60. Thank you for any info & Semper Fi! Vince
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    USMC HELMET COVER QUESTION

    Very cool! Cheers & Happy Hunting!
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    USMC HELMET COVER QUESTION

    Hello & thank you! I just purchased that book and found that same reference last night! I have seen some photos with it applied during the war but very few. Thanks again!
  4. I brought this home from Afghanistan with a lot of other Aussie field gear I traded for but do not remember what it was used for? Any Aussie field gear experts out there? Each of the 4 pouches measures closed flap - 13" x 2.5" x 2.5" and each pocket is 7" deep, its not for AR or AUG mags! Any help appreciated. Cheers
  5. I was thinking about it and the only thing I can come up with is that this is a pouch to hold 4- M-127A1 Parachute Signal/Illumination Flares. Anyone else???
  6. M-35 Major of Armored Corps with Cap
  7. Hello again, Are these medals in the correct order of precedence on this medal bar? Is there a chart somewhere which shows the correct placement order for Japanese medals on their medal bars? Thanks, Vince
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    Order of Presedence of Japanese medals on bar

    Thanks for the input. Can anyone post an order of precedence chart for Japanese medals? Thank you!
  9. Hello and Holiday Greetings to all my friends on this forum, I recently acquired this 3 medal bar and am looking for any opinions on it as well as help identifying the class of Baden Lion. Thank you for any opinions and assistance, Vince
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    Order of the Sacred Treasure - Variation

    Hello to all, I recently acquired this OST on a medal bar and am not familiar with the reverse attachment screws found on the 3 & 9 o'clock arms. Can this Order be dated from these screws? Thank you, Vince
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    Order of the Sacred Treasure - Variation

    Thank you!
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    Order of Presedence of Japanese medals on bar

    Not the answer I was looking for. Just a medal precedence question. Thanks!
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    Order of the Sacred Treasure question

    Greetings, I was wondering if there is any truth to the story about this order being post 1945 if there are no rivets on the reverse of the arms? I only want to collect pre-1945 orders and am requesting help in understanding this matter. Does it also apply to the 3rd Class order as well? Many thanks, Vince
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    Order of the Sacred Treasure question

    Many thanks for your expert advice. Japanese orders are new to me and I would really like to limit my mistakes as these can be expensive. Do you sell such orders and medals? If not can you please recommend a reliable dealer. Thank you again, Vince
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    Gold versus Silver

    Greetings, Can anyone tell me why some award boxes have gold writing and others have silver on their covers? Is one older than the other, a different class of award or just maker's differences? Many thanks, Vince
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    Gold versus Silver

    Many thanks to both Gentlemen who answered. Happy Holidays, Vince
  17. I agree, Thanks to all who sounded off! Merry Christmas, Vince
  18. Difficult to photograph it, this is as good as I can do with my equipment. there are 2 small light wash marks to the top left of the castle but the rest is solid.
  19. http://www.medalnet.net/Beauty_of_Old_Orders.htm Here is the split ring, just FYI
  20. Should there be any markings on it if it, either way?
  21. One of my favorite uniforms in my Russian collection. Complete, head to toe, Victory Parade Army 1 Star General of Infantry. Included is the never seen General's Overcoat to complete this outfit! Enjoy, Vince
  22. Sorry I cannot answer your question but here is another ribbon bar for the same General circa 1945, just FYI.
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    Medal ID help!

    Hello Gentlemen, Can anyone ID this medal for me? Thank you, Vince Reverse
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    Medal ID help!

    Hello and thank you to everyone who helped me with this new acquisition. I hope you like it as much as I do! My best, Vince
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    Medal ID help!

    Hello, I do not own this medal bar at this time. If I get it then I will post detailed photos for you. My best, Vince
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