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KNIGHTS CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES CASE new price
Knights Cross Case Only- this is an original black case for the Knights Cross. The box is the square corner type in very good mint condition. REAL KC boxes are very hard to find. This box is black with white satin lining. 3 1/16 by 5 5/8 inches, catch and hinges work fine. the best part is you can see where a KC with OAK LEAVES sat in case for a long time.
NAVY K-98 BAYONET MINT
This is your typical early period example, displaying the smooth finish to the hilt and scabbard. The hilt surfaces display no wear. The mortise button is fully functional and upon closer examination is stamped (37). The reverse, upper pommel edge is twice Waffen-Amt stamped with the number 37 below. The grip plates are the purple bakelite style exhibiting a few scratches! They are retained by the standard screws and spanners showing no wear. The blade has a blued finish, grading 95% with the wear confined to the runner areas. The blade grades excellent! The obverse ricasso is stamped with the serial number 3697 over the letter e. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the maker's name , GEBR HELLER Finally, the spine is stamped with the number 39, which signifies that this piece was made in the year 1939. The straight scabbard, like the bayonet itself, has a smooth finish. The reverse scabbard ball is stamped with a single mark ? . The obverse scabbard throat area is matching stamped the serial number 3697 over the letter e. The frog is the smoothtexture variety, without a retaining strap, exhibiting little wear, grading excellent-. The reverse side is stamped with a Unit marking (M) for navy! And is maker marked and dated 1941. The frog grades excellent. A NICE piece for a combat display!
78th INFANTRY GROUPING GERMAN OCCUPATION
Nice staff sergeant tunic serving with the 78th infantry. A fully lined od wool Ike jacket. the button front has been modified with the addition af a luftwaffe flight suit zipper (DRP RI-RI) marked. The german fully bullion embroidered patches are fantastic. The sleeves have the staff sergeant stripes, overseas bars and service stripes.The collars have domed US disc, Military police 759-A domed disc screw backs and two MP DI'S clutch backs. The ribbon bar is one of a kind with a brass plate with painted ribbons under a domed plastic front with the germany bar affixed. Hat one has green piping and mothing, hat two has red piping and DI on front. Pants are mint with size markings. Second tunic has german made shaef patch and issue 78th patch with 1948 staff sergeant stripes, has button front. All items are stamped with the numbers H8715. In World War II, the 78th Division was reactivated at Camp Butner, North Carolina on August 15, 1942. After two years as a Training Division, the 78th embarked for the European Theatre. There, in combat in Belgium, France and Germany our men brought even more honor to an already proud name. The Siegfried Line, the Roer and Rhine rivers, the Cologne plain, the Remagen bridgehead, the Ruhr pocket - all lay along the road to Berlin, where after six months of occupation duty, the Division was officially deactivated in May of 1946.
RARE NAVY EM/NCO BUCKLE IN GOLD
Early, injection molded aluminum buckle, with tab. The buckle retains about 85% of the original finish. Buckle is marked R.S & S. Leather tab is marked with maker and dated 1938 and also marked with a eagle and swastika over a M indicating Kriegsmarine issue. Very rare buckle missing from most collections.