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The cartridge belt is a late war, all OD green version that appears to be marked: "Colo. Tent & Awn. Co. 1945". It's complete and in really great shape except for the white discoloring. I don't want to mess it up, but I think the white gunk should come off with a damp towel.
The bayonet is the second M1 Garand bayonet that has come into our facility. The first was a semi-relic AFC.
This example is an undated Union Fork & Hammer Co... made between 1942 and 1944. The blade is far from mint, but is in good shape. The scabbard is also in good shape except for the tip. I assume someone dropped it on a hard surface, which has caused the tip to crack and has allowed the fiber internals to fray. I think it has characters!
I love salty stuff like these!
Mate i love this thread cant believe what people throw away.. Keep us the good work .. ever get any aussie gear?
Joe you could take the whole thing to a jeweller with a picture of what it should look like and ask them if they can solder or braze a brass ring on
Thanks for the tip, Dave!
I posted a thread about the EKII and I think I may just keep it as is. Someone pointed out that it looks like it lost it's ribbon suspension long before it went through the grinder... Plus, as is, it has a lot of character.
These binoculars were found from Finnish recycling center. I'm not even sure if they are military item, because they don't have "SA" stamp. I would be appreciated if someone could tell me more about these. Pictures can be found here:
Flickr: allu72's Photostream
TRADED A DUMP BILL FOR THIS BEAUTY! Customer didn't want to pose for a picture, so he handed it to our machine operator! lol