Amzing collection. Welcome and thanks for sharing your wonderful collection with us.
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
Welcome, you have a wonderful collection
Thanks guys. Its been 40 + years of collecting mostly on a tight budget. It's gotten better since the kids are gone:-) I retired a year ago and am now doing what I love. I make parts for restoring these things, my collection is my parts library. My machining hobby helps support my collecting addiction. If anyone is interested in my parts list you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. I can re-tip firing pins for Japanese pistols and rifles. I also re-tip Gew 88 and 98 firing pins. Don
Here are the pictures of my helmets that were requested. The first one is a standard M90 helmet. Next is probably a civilian or factory workers helmet; next is a helmet cover that sits on the cracked helmet; next is the cracked helmet; next is a tanker helmet; next is a an army paratrooper helmet, the rubber suspension webbing has deteriorated over the years:-(; next is a late war naval helmet; next is an army pith helmet; next is a M90 helmet , not sure what it is; Last is a sun hat, I bought it at a yard sale many years ago. The vet said he had gotten it in the Philippines when they jumped a Japanese work detail.
Not bad for a small collection.
That is impressive friend. Thank you so much for sharing.
Don, Welcome to the forum. Great collection....BILL
"As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"
In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...
I wish i never sold m white round porcelain/stoneware grenade ! of course i didnt realize what it was until after a deal bought it, i thought it was for sake.