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Weekend Gun Show finds
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:52:27 AM »
Had a weekend gun show here in town, usually the same vendors with the same items but I was able to pick up a few patches and some other items.

 

Here is a general picture of what I picked up. I also got 5 documents for a POW camp that was located in Roswell, New Mexico.

 

Will post close ups of the patches and airborne ovals. I am still trying to identify the dark blue oval, and the red and yellow triangular patch at the bottom left. I was told by the vendor that it may have been a fighter squadron that was stationed in Hawaii. I did a quick search but did not find anything. I am thinking more of a school patch..

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 12:15:43 PM »
  Nice score Smitty! Love the rifle grenades.   Scott
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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 12:49:04 PM »
And there was me looking at the AAF patches !  ;D
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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 12:59:06 PM »
nice stuff, better than I generally find at the guns shows here. That red/gold patch seems to be high school related to me...just a general vibe I am getting
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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 02:15:56 PM »
nice stuff, better than I generally find at the guns shows here. That red/gold patch seems to be high school related to me...just a general vibe I am getting


It is in ASMIC July September 1990 issue page 40... Maryknoll High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 09:12:26 PM »
What did the rifle grenades go for.

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 06:58:46 AM »
What did the rifle grenades go for.

They were reasonable.. I talked him down $15 on the black AT round. The OD green was $30.00 (he wanted to sell the hand grenade to me separate) and he wanted $55 for the black round. Both came out to $70. (After all was said and done I got the hand grenade for free) I think I did pretty good on them, what do you think??

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 06:37:58 PM »
Nice finds, Smitty! That 7th Army looks German made?
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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 06:49:39 PM »
Nice haul Smitty.

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 10:01:38 PM »
can't launch a patch.  I think you did good on the grenades.

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 11:34:40 AM »
Nice finds, Smitty! That 7th Army looks German made?

I believe it is..

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Re: Weekend Gun Show finds
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2017, 09:33:13 AM »
Nice finds brother

- missed the gun show here last month - interested to see what shows up around here at Benning
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