UNITED STATES WWI

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#SB4 29th Infantry Division Camouflage and Flashed M1917 Helmet
Impressive original 29th Infantry Division camouflage and flashed M1917 helmet.  Original period applied camouflaged textured paint with 29th Infantry Division 'blue and gray' flash.  Similar helmets are shown in Alexander F. Barnes book 'LET'S GO the history of the 29th Infantry Division 1917-2001'.  The unit departed for the Western Front in 1918 to join the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI and spent 21 days in combat accomplishing their objectives in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive at a heavy cost taking approximately 30% casualties.   The condition of the helmet is excellent, however typical with these M1917's the liner is loose inside the helmet.  Often times, the liner on these helmets are completely missing so the fact it's still fully intact but loose is not a huge deal.  This is a great U.S. WWI helmet from a famous unit that would look great in any collection.  $450

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#US1009 Mills 1918 Magazine Pouch
Mills 1918 double magazine pouch for the 1911.  Mint / unissued condition. $20
 
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#US1002 USMC M1911 Eagle Snap Magazine Pouch
Extremely scarce United States Marine Corps leather double mag pouch for the M1911 with USMC eagle, globe and anchor snap.  From the pre-WWI era and would have been used in WWI as well. Inside the flap are some USMC Battery markings but they are not visible in the photos.  One of very few known surviving examples, the only one I've ever seen on the loose.  $675 
 
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#US1006 Foot Powder, with contents
U.S. WWI contracted foot powder still full with contents. $25
 
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#CE1 03 Springfield Canvas Transport Bag
Original US 03 Springfield transport bag constructed of canvas with reinforcements and carrying sling. Used condition with some staining, no damage or repairs. $100
 
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#US1005 M1911 Leather Holster J.C.Y. 1918
Original USGI M1911A1 holster manufactured by J.C.Y. in 1918.  Very good condition complete with leg tong showing only a bit of use. Stitching is still strong, no repairs or modifications, never darkened, and free of mould.  M1911 holsters are significantly harder to find than M1911A1 holsters in this condition. Nicely marked below hanger. $165
 
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#US1001 WWI U.S. Canteen Set
Completely original WWI era canteen set. Everything has been together forever, I was too scared to take out the cup. Everything is nicely marked shows just a bit of honest use.  A really nice genuine set.  $75

PAPER ITEMS

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#US1008 SONGS The Soldiers And Sailors SING
SONGS The Soldiers And Sailors SING.  A small book of music and songs for soldiers to use in their down time and on the ships to and from Europe.  Nice booklet, complete, good condition given the age. $20
 
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#US1007 United States Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917
United States Rifle Caliber .30 Model of 1917 original manual.  This manually is fairly thick and contains a lot of information as well as drawings of the rifle and accessories.  Condition overall is used with serial numbers written on the back, the staples holding it together have rusted but are still doing their job.  Printed by Washington Government Printing Officer in 1918. Nice uncommon manual. $65
 

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#US1004 US Army Eagle Snap 1911 Mag Pouch, mfg MILLS OCT 1916
US Army 1911 mag pouch with 'eagle snap' buttons manufactured by MILLS OCT 1916.   These eagle snap pouches are the type that were actually used in WWI opposed to the much more common late war examples with standard undecorated closure snaps.  Lightly used but in overall excellent condition, no repairs or modification.  Faintly unit marked on the reverse of the pouch. *Sold*
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#BS5 Dismounted M1917 Cartridge Belt
Dismounted M1917 cartridge belt for the M1903 rifle.  Maker marked and dated 1918.  These belts were used near the end of WWI, during the inter-war period, and saw extensive use at the beginning of WWII.  Excellent condition, looks either unissued or lightly used with just minor aging from longterm storage. *Sold*

#US1003 USMC DQP Meat Can Pouch for P1915 Pack
USMC DQP Philadelphia depot made meat can pouch for the P1915 pack, with USMC stamp on back.  These are much harder to find than USMC P1915 packs which are always missing them, and rarely do they ever have the USMC stamp.  Very rare.  Unused excellent condition with no flaws. *Sold*

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