THE AMERICAN SOLDIER OF WWII
M1 helmet with fixed bale and green hardware.
Original battle damaged 'winter white wash' M1 helmet with fixed bales. Found by a young boy after the battle where 10th Mountain was fighting in Bologna, Italy. Shrapnel damage penetrating the steel shell and liner. I believe the white paint is the type of white wash used for tanks. Completely untouched original.
1943 Springfield M1 Garand
03 Springfield re-furbished for service in WWII. This is what an arsenal re-finished gun typically looks like. It's hard to say what parts are original to the gun from the factory as the arsenals typically used whatever was on hand to re-build guns. The BoyT -42- sling is an excellent condition original that has been on an 03 for a long time.
Original Winchester 1897 Trench Gun. Original factory bluing and original cartouches on the stock.
Standard wartime M1 Carbine made by Inland in 1943. I purchased this from a friend who owns a gun shop and apparently one of his customers imported it to Canada in the 1970's after discovering it in the wall of his home in Europe. All original and untouched down the C tip sling and a great representation of an M1 Carbine likely carried across Europe.
Two original examples of first run Inland M1A1 Paratrooper Carbines from 1942-1943. The one with the 1942 barrel date apparently belonged to a bush pilot before one my friends acquired it. The 1943 barrel dated example was mailed home to a Canadian politician who's brother was a Paratrooper injured in Normandy.