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  1. No small button under the board, so, I will pull it off. My father sent all of this home for my oldest cousin to play with! Has been in storage since he sent it home. My aunt wouldn’t let him play with any of it! My cousin turns 89 this year, so, I ended up getting it back! lol
  2. Shooting award, 6th class I think.
  3. Figure I’d post this one. The rock has loops for 3 awards, from the positioning I’d say a IC 1st, wound badge, and general assault badge. Opinions?
  4. All, I think finding an original shirt and tie for this would be next to impossible. Anyone know if/where they sell good repo’s? Have the KM dress belt for this too. Thanks, John
  5. And, don't "sweat" the sweatband being gone! I made a funny! lol
  6. Yep, WW1.... The chinstrap might be tough, but you see the side buttons come up for sale. This is a nicer than average example, with a little time, you should be able to come up with the missing parts. Over the last several years, these have done better than the stock market! lol Hope you got a good deal! John
  7. We are spring cleaning, and I found this laying around. Think it is a British "Turtle Shell" helmet. Am I correct? And does it have any value? The center has a snap that says Lift The Dot. Can't find any other markings. Thanks, John
  8. Another possibility. But, the boards show a promotion. There is a hole exactly in the center for one pip initially Changed to Oberst and apparently still worn. Shame there is no name in it......
  9. Thanks! Having collected US WW1 for years, I was always scared of the Third Reich stuff. Started collecting in 1958, and it was being faked then, but not the volume or quality you see today. Four things that I like the best are: 1. My dad sent it home 2. We collectors have never had our mitts on it! lol 3. He may have more of it in storage 4. Getting it for the price of a good lunch! Was this an optional item like dress blues for US Army enlisted, unless you were assigned to a special detail that required them? Thanls, John
  10. Dad used these as packing in boxes! Better than foam pellets or bubble wrap! Sent them to my oldest cousin to play with! Then again, I used to play whith the G-43 he sent home! lol I don’t do that anymore! Did shoot it years ago, was pretty accurate, but the whole gas system is a nightmare! Just got this from my cousin who is 86.
  11. Proud Kraut, Thanks! That makes perfect sense then! Most likely acquired pre 1939, and judging from the looks of it, probably not worm once the war started. They call the casino jackets? lol Gather they are scarce? Thanks, John
  12. This is another tunic that my dad sent home. Nothing added. What I can't figure is why a WW2 Infantry COL would have no WW2 awards? And, he was promoted! There is a hole in the center of each board showing he was a LTC at some point. Head scratcher here! Thoughts? Half baked opinions? lol
  13. Kinda figured that! These double decal jobs are pricey from what I’ve seen online.
  14. From what I've been told, the Bundesarkiv might have some records. I've triesd writing them (auf Deutsch) and haven't received a reply. Think the best bet might be to find a German researcher that goes to Freiburg. Might be pricey. There are those on here who probably know a lot more about this than I do. John
  15. Another one that came home. Chinstrap is broken, but all there. Is there any way to fix these?
  16. Ydo, looks like one of the ones that were imported from China. The rifling in these is usually pretty beat up.
  17. Great collection! Would love to find a Luftwaffe doctor's tunic!
  18. Pics of the name and the bar. My cousin told me that these were used as packing material to ship home several weapons. Some padding huh? lol
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