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About Hauptmann

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    Carrington, North Dakota
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    All types of militaria from many countries and periods.
    Metal detecting.
    Coin/currency/stamp collecting (U.S. & Foreign).
    Collecting pocket watches.
    Collecting pocket & sheath knives.
    Collecting antique lock & keys.
    Science Fiction.
    Collecting movies & television series.
    Model building.
    Computers and computer/console gaming.
    Sherlock Holmes
    Lost ships and aircraft: Titanic, Lusitania, Andrea Dorea, Hindenburg to name but a few.

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  1. Hi all, I've posted this in the firearms section but wanted to put here too in case one of our members who reads Russian might see it quicker. Could someone please translate the inscription on this Hungarian FEG for me? Many thanks in advance! Dan
  2. Hi all, Can anyone translate the inscription on this FEG? Many thanks in advance! Dan
  3. Just saw this one. Again my DEEPEST thanks for all this info you've found. I really appreciate it. :-) Merry Christmas!
  4. Well, no replies yet. Managed to get some further info on a note included when the medal arrived: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings_Russell,_12th_Duke_of_Bedford Pretty interesting info. Dan
  5. Hi all. I managed to win said 1911 King George V Medal, privately named to Sir William Fleming Russell Kt. I wondered if anyone might be able to provide me with any information on Sir William? I believe I found a couple of pictures of him (by Bassano Ltd.) and a small amount of information (1851-1925) President of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Hoping some of our members might be able to provide more information on him. Many thanks in advance! Dan
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    Soviet fieldpost letter

    Many thanks for the additional info. It may take me a bit as the den has a ton of extra stuff in it right now and I'll have to dig around to find it... but soon as I can I'll be happy to do good scans (originals were pics the seller took) and can either post or can send them over to you... whatever is best. God bless, Dan
  7. Thanks Richie. Was hoping someone would jump in. I'm not familiar with many individual German units from WW1 so need any help I can get on this one. So far it's the only firearm I have which is specifically unit marked. So would love to learn all I can about it's history and the history of the unit to which it belonged. God bless, Dan
  8. Hi all. Posted this down in the firearms section... lots of looks but no replies. Hoping perhaps someone in this section might be able to help. Would like help re: a unit ID and any info on same, if possible re: the unit marking on one of my artillery Lugers. Many thanks in advance for any info. God bless, Dan
  9. Hi all. Could use some help if possible. Have this unit marking on an Artillery Luger. Would deeply appreciate any info, etc. Mucho thanks!!!! God bless, Dan
  10. Many thanks! I'll stay in a holding pattern and keep my fingers tightly crossed.
  11. Hi all, I managed to obtain an original set of grips for a Luger P08 which appear to have had an HJ diamond on one of the grips. Looks like the type used on the HJ daggers/knives that have the prongs on the back. I wondered if anyone might, by any slim chance have one of these they'd be willing to part with? If so, please message me and hopefully we can work something out. The brass base measures 22.92 mm x 12.27 mm which is as close as I can get using my cheap Chinese digital callipers. LOL! Hoping it's close enough. Here are the grips:
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    Order of Medjidie... good one or bad one?

    Well, that seems to be two thumbs down so think I'll skip this on. DEEPLY appreciate the input guy! :-) Many thanks! Dan
  13. Hi all, Am part Turkish and have always wanted to get a few Turkish (Ottoman) Orders but generally they're way out of my range. Am eyeing one but I know there are a ton of fakes out there and I know enough to be almost dangerous when it comes to this area. Would deeply appreciate any help anyone can give re: good or bad and if possible roughly (assuming good) what a decent price would be. Here's the pics... fingers crossed. Many thanks! Dan
  14. Hauptmann

    Honored Railwayworker Badge

    Hi all. I've finally managed to obtain the final Excellent Railway Badge (Signalman) to finish my set. However, this last one does not have the screw nut. I wondered if any of you might by chance happen to have a spare that you'd be willing to part with? If so, please let me know and hopefully we can work something out. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Once I have this last one in hand I'll do pics of it as well as the entire set and post them. Many thanks! God bless, Dan
  15. Hauptmann

    1914 weiderholingsspange

    Come on guys... I don't have near the knowledge on these but I'm sure some of our members do. Can someone chime in here one way or the other? Nick is on pins and needles to know if this one is good or not. Please help out if you can. Thanks! Dan