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Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

Article about: Didn't realize how busy we have been the past few months. As usual, nothing special but stuff the kid and I like, mostly helmets. I think the kid got the bug too! Several of them were supris

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    Didn't realize how busy we have been the past few months. As usual, nothing special but stuff the kid and I like, mostly helmets. I think the kid got the bug too! Several of them were suprises for the kid as he has been saving/spending his money on some of his other interests. Lots of photos, I hope I get them all in order and labeled correct. Several of these have been posted on the Forum, independantly, already.

    Russ & Son

    Bulgarian M36's - all 3 types
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Type A with original paint
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Type A liner
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Type B 3 rivet - repaint with 5 point red star
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Type B liner
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Type C with origianl paint and nice tricolor decal
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Type C liner
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!



    US Navy H-3 Flight Helmet with original paint. Standard USN flight helmet used in the early 1950's. Need to find a boom mic and soft inner liner for this helmet.
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!



    West German M1A1 LL Para (left) & Belgian M71 Para (right)
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    M1A1 LL
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    M1A1 liner and chin strap
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    Belgian M71
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Belgian M71 liner and chin strap (French F1M78)
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Belgian M71 liner and chin strap (French F1M78)
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    Recently picked up this cover for our West German M62
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    Dutch M53
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!



    Soviet Ssh40 & Ssh68
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Ssh40 liner
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Ssh40 stamp
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Ssh68 liner
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    WWII US Army Mountain Pack - Found this in a local antique store, looks unissued, other than the worn leather straps.
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    This was inside the pack when we bought it, don't know what it is. Any ideas?
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    WWII Duffle Bag & Signal Cards
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Deck of Signal Cards
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    We have ID'd this duffle bag as belonging to a B-17 crew member.
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Picked this 1942 dated mess kit up at a swap meet.
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!



    A couple of Korean War era US M1 shells, not sure what we are going to do with them yet.
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    Picked up these 1974 dated goggles to add to our VN M-1
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    Several US helmet covers we picked up here and there
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    The kids favorite he put on our K-Pot, we grabbed about a dozen of these that were marked up, out of a hug bin. All looked to come from the same USMC group deployed someplace in the middle east.
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!

    M-1 cover with the AAAO marking
    Our pickups and finds over the past few months!


    That's all folks!
    Last edited by MySonsDad; 04-26-2012 at 12:18 AM.

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    Quite a nice set of finds. Congratulations!

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    Hi Russ, I think the item in the US Mountain troopers Bergan style pack is the white camo cover for it.

    You have certainly been busy!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Nice finds. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Russ, I think the item in the US Mountain troopers Bergan style pack is the white camo cover for it.
    Ade, that makes all the sense in the world, thanks so much for the info.

    Russ

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    As usual some nice finds friend.

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    Thanks Steve, and with every new piece we pick up, we gain a bit more knowlage.....that's the part I like the most!

    Russ

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    Great pick ups! Very nice M36's.


    If you don't know what to do with the M1's send em my way, you know. For safe keeping

    Nitram

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    Quote by Nitram View Post
    If you don't know what to do with the M1's send em my way, you know. For safe keeping
    I've really grown a liking to these M-1s and the shells are so affordable I've managed to accumulate a fair number of them, all a little different and a few that I'm lifting the re-paint off of. Kid just rolls his eyes when he walks in the office and sees another shell sitting on the floor.....

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    russ i dont know what to say im speechless you have been a very busy boy oh my days those period bulgarian m 36's just look awesome i like the different colour ranges is that a garand in the back ground ,the flight helmet is super cool is it a gentex ? your german and belgium lids look superb and so well displayed im loving the flecktarn cover is it for m1 clone or pasgt type as you probably know the reverse pattern is for snow cammo ,the dutch lid looks super cool especially with the hessian and netting the russian lids look great the ssch68 lid has the frog cammo cover i think judging by the pics it really suits it ,nice googles are they 1944 style polariod's ,whats the lid next to the nam m1 is it an israeli orlite ?as for the helmet covers you can never have to many many thanks for the link ive enjoyed having a look at all your latest aquisitions ,cheers james

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