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Worth saving ???
« on: March 18, 2017, 03:42:02 AM »
I came across a Type E1 case this morning by sheer chance on Ebay .
Do you guys think it is worth saving by trying to remove the painting that has been done on it ??
One zipper apparently needs some attention as well ,but if the auction stays as it is ,but for $17 ?? Got to be worth a shot surely ??

the stencilling for Bombardiers case can be seen in the first pic above the added paint

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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 07:24:24 AM »
Worth a shot Carl?
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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 07:27:27 AM »
Worth a shot Carl?

Depends on what paint was used for that horrible writing ??
If it's enamel based am I fighting a loosing battle ???
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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 10:07:30 AM »
I wouldn't.

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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 10:39:17 AM »
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 11:46:49 AM »
It has a nice look to it with the Boy Scout troop etc. This could result in a research project by going back in time..

Without a doubt in my mind it belonged to a navigator who after the war was most likely a scout master or adult leader in the boy scout troop mentioned, and he turned it into a first aid kit for the boys..

My Scoutmaster was on a destroyer in WW2 in the Pacific and our scout troop had tons of old army surplus that was used, mess kits, shelter halfs, field gear, you name it.. and the Boy Scout camp we went to every year for a week had tons of new unissued waterproof match containers, musette bags, mountain back packs.. just tons of stuff..

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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 12:17:11 PM »
If only you knew back then what you know now Smitty !  ;D
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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 09:34:20 PM »
I wouldn't.
You wouldn't ?

Nope.  I wouldn't try getting the paint off.  I'd screw it up.

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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 02:10:32 AM »
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Re: Worth saving ???
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 02:20:25 AM »
Well $17 bought this case , so here goes !!  :o
If it doesn't work the zips must be worth that alone ??
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