M.V.M. Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Expert Marksmanship Medal by the
Hayes Bros. Co. 1909-1912
Here is a highly gilted marksmanship medal manufactured by the
Hayes Bros. Co. for the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. This expert
medal still retains the bars from 1909-1912 which is quite uncommon.
Hayes Bros. Co.
3.25" x 2"
WWI 28th PNG Pennsylvania Guard Victory Medal and Ribbons in Original
Nice original medal still wrapped up and in N.O.S. condition. This one
still contains the original medal, ribbons, box, envelope, and wrapping
Approximately 2" x 4"
Pre-WW1 Model 1878 Infantry Canteen as Manufactured by Rock Island
Arsenal in 1906
Here is a great Model 1878 pattern canteen with the leather strap. This
one has clear markings and a date of 1906 on the front. I don't believe
this strap is original to this piece but it's correct for the M1878
version. However, this particular canteen has the indented back which
started after 1900.
WW1 Era US Navy Buckle (False Two-Piece)
Here is a nice WW1 era US Navy buckle. This example has the eagle
looking up and to the right instead of the left. As you can see this is
a false two piece buckle that would have had a catch mounted on the
other side of the belt.
Measures: 2" x
Model 1910 Canteen (1918 Set) (Cover: Rock Island Arsenal/ Canteen &
Cup: AGM Co. 1918)
Here is an excellent set all marked 1918. The cover is a R.I.A. 1918
Pattern and you can still see the inspector's mark on the left interior
ear. There is a small hole in the cover that you can see in picture No.
3 that is right on the seam. There is also a very small spot on the
cover about 1.5" up from the "S." These are unnoticeable but mentioned
for exactness. The inside is flawless and still lined with felt with no
holes, cuts, or tears. Both snaps still work and have the full finish in
place. The canteen itself is minty. The welded seams are great and the
canteen still has the original frosting on it with wear where the snaps
touch. It is marked, " US / AGM Co 1918." The welded neck ring, chain,
and top pin all still have their original finish. The cup is in
excellent shape and is also marked, "US / AGM Co / 1918." It appears to
have the original wash with some corrosion where the folding handle has
been sitting on it which is typical of this style. There are no dents or
dings to the canteen or cup. These are becoming increasingly hard to
find in this condition. This perfect all matching set would look great
in your military collection.
Measures: 8" x
5.5" x 3.5"
U.S. Marked Mess Knives WWI-WWII Era
U.S. army mess knives. We haven't quite been able to put a date on these
as they don't match up with any documented model number. All of them
still have traces of the nickel plating. Each one has the "U.S." stamped
into the handle. They were manufactured using a two part process. The
blade is added to the handle and then soldered. Judging by the design I
would say these were probably produced in the WWI Era but could possibly
be earlier. I bet you probably don't have one of these in your mess gear
7.75" in Length
$15.00 Each (Qty. Available 3)
Rare First Model LP08 32 Round
Clip for the German Artillery Luger.
Here is an excellent and very rare dug
item. This is an excavated 32 trommel magazine for the WWI German
artillery Luger or Luger Carbine. Most of these are found in unissued
condition. Here is an actual war used piece. The housing plate is gone
exposing the spring and crank. These are very expensive in non dug
condition. This would make an excellent addition to your WWI German
Measures: 5" x 3.75"
Battlefield Pickup Relic French Mle 1886/93
Here is a very nice WWI vintage French Lebel rifle that was picked up in
France many moons ago. This piece was brought back and was part of a
large group of excavated/pickup relics from France. It is in relic
condition. It appears that the barrel is plugged and is probably the
reason the gun was discarded. There is still a little bit of the stock
remaining. You can clearly see the manufacture date of 1915 near the
receiver. There was a little bit of green paint that was dropped on the
end of the barrel but it would easily clean off. This would make an
excellent gift for the WWI enthusiast or it may look even nicer hanging
on your wall.
42" x 4.5"