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Title: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on October 21, 2018, 10:09:24 AM
The Grand Army of the Frontier is now a What Price Glory affiliate. By using the following link when you shop What Price Glory the GAF will get a small percentage of the referral to help support the Grand Muster.


http://onlinemilitaria.net/shopaff.asp?affid=1576 (http://onlinemilitaria.net/shopaff.asp?affid=1576)

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Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on October 21, 2018, 03:58:52 PM
That's great!  This should be pinned at the top of the Barracks board, with frequent reminders to the members!
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Drydock on October 21, 2018, 07:38:31 PM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Quick Fire on October 21, 2018, 07:45:30 PM
Cool
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on October 22, 2018, 08:57:16 AM
That's great!  This should be pinned at the top of the Barracks board, with frequent reminders to the members!

It is stickied, I will just need to remember to bump it every once in a while
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Niederlander on October 22, 2018, 01:31:48 PM
Very cool!  Especially since WPG is pretty much our go-to supplier now.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: smoke on October 22, 2018, 02:34:14 PM
I clicked on the link and it goes straight to the WPG home page.  I assume that there is some sort of dark magic going on that lets Jerry know?
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on October 22, 2018, 03:07:52 PM
That's my understanding
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Drydock on November 15, 2018, 06:31:33 PM
Used it twice now.  Be interesting to see what it amounts to. 
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Oregon Bill on November 17, 2018, 12:28:25 PM
Good outfit.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on December 12, 2018, 09:38:19 AM
I just checked our account and it is working.
As said before it is a small percentage, but it is working

BTW for you naval types, I see they now have Donald Ducks
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: smoke on December 12, 2018, 12:22:59 PM
Pitspitr,

You may want to ask Jerry Lee how we can get stuff through the WPG website instead of ebay.  It seems as if a number of items go there first.  Maybe something could be worked out?

Yes, I'm an American and I am impatient. >:(....... :P 
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on December 12, 2018, 01:25:21 PM
I'm working on it. There's something on E-bay that I want to order through the website. It is my understanding that Jerry is away from the office today, but I am working on it.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on December 13, 2018, 01:37:00 AM
Me too, General, Sir ....

I am a Facebook "friend" of Jerry's and he just posted that he has flown back from Dubai, so hopefully will be available for contact now, or very soon.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: smoke on April 14, 2019, 06:43:02 AM
His website is soup sandwich. >:(  I hate to say that because he is a great vendor but it is tough to find things on his site.  I searched all through the 1876-1938 and could not find  much of the Cavalry stuff listed on ebay. 

I hope someone here is close enough to him to encourage an overhaul of the site.  A pre 1902 section would help tremendously.  Lots of stuff in ebay cart I am just waiting to find  on his site to order.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Niederlander on April 14, 2019, 07:19:21 AM
I think most of it is in the 1878-1938 section of the American stuff.  Sometimes he has stuff that's only on e-Bay.  (I have no idea why.)
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on April 15, 2019, 08:05:16 AM
Sometimes he has stuff that's only on e-Bay.  (I have no idea why.)
Yep, I contacted him one time over one of the mounted Mills belts that was on e-bay. He told me that they were only on e-bay
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: smoke on April 15, 2019, 02:26:26 PM
Ok.... :(.  I would prefer to order through the link and help this site but if it's only Ebay that won't help.

BTW Jerry now has a 5 button sack coat and the 1872 pleated blouse.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: 1961MJS on April 18, 2019, 12:55:15 PM
That pleated blouse is just plain ugly.

Later
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: RattlesnakeJack on April 18, 2019, 03:31:21 PM
That pleated blouse is just plain ugly.

It is, however, "historically correct" as an issued garment.  (I don't do US military impressions, but understand from a friend who does that, odd as it may appear, it is noticeably "non-restricting" and quite comfortable ... which of course was the whole reason for it in the first place.)
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Drydock on April 18, 2019, 05:25:20 PM
His reaction is also historically correct, ;D and one of the reasons the blouse only lasted 2 years!
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on April 19, 2019, 07:41:21 AM
That pleated blouse is just plain ugly.
Yes, it is! (but I still want one someday to go with my "ugly" 1872 campaign hat)
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Guns Garrett on April 19, 2019, 09:14:07 AM
I just received a shipment from WPG...from Dubai to my front door in 5 days.  Not bad since it entered the US at Cincinnati and was stuck in Customs for over 24 hours.  Received a pair of 1885 ("Saxony blue") trousers, Mills Belt, and brown leggings.  All excellent quality.  The trousers were already hemmed to length!  Luckily, just the right length.  Going to seamstress today to have NCO stripes applied.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on April 19, 2019, 10:06:29 AM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: 1961MJS on June 15, 2019, 06:45:07 PM
Yes, it is! (but I still want one someday to go with my "ugly" 1872 campaign hat)

Yep, those are UGLY too.  I found it somehow hilarious that I had a "historically correct reaction" to the UGLY 1872 Fatigue Blouse, but it was and still is UGLY. 

I did get an Indian War Tin Cup from WPG that I swear weighs about 3x what a Stainless of the same size weighs.

Later
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Grapeshot on June 30, 2019, 06:36:33 PM
I have ordered several items through and always found them to be quality pieces. I just received a M1910 Canteen w/ cup and aluminium cap.  I also got the canteen cover with the rimless eagle snaps.  I ordered a pistol belt with the eagle snap, but the snap does not work with the mag pouch or the 1917 half moon clip pouches.  Other than the belt, everything else was great, especially the braided leather pistol lanyard.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Drydock on July 03, 2020, 10:00:09 PM
BTT for 1899s on site.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on July 05, 2020, 12:22:29 PM
It appears it is only available as "Enlisted"
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: 1961MJS on July 05, 2020, 12:55:41 PM
Hi
True, but several of the Philippine Insurrection books sow officers wearing the falling collar because it was more comfortable.  Going out house hunting for a while, I'll see if I can find and scan a copy tonight or tomorrow.
Later
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Niederlander on July 05, 2020, 02:28:35 PM
It's not too difficult for a seamstress to convert a falling collar to a stand up collar, if you need to.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Drydock on July 05, 2020, 02:59:47 PM
There's a picture around here somewhere, I think Ned posted it last year, of a large group of officers in the phillipines, all wearing 1899s, and 9 out of 10 of them have the falling collar.  And a number have the shirt collar over the tunic collar as I recall.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Niederlander on July 05, 2020, 03:50:06 PM
I know Marines in World War 1 would wear the shirt collar over the standing collar to keep the rough wool from rubbing the neck raw.  That's also the reason you'd wear a silk or linen shirt with a standing collar underneath the blouse with the standing collar.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: 1961MJS on July 05, 2020, 06:09:19 PM
Hi, I ordered the 1899 set, another cup, and an Indy shirt.  Always wanted one of those.  The size 40 pants got left off the site.  They're on the way. 
WPG has really good customer service in my opinion.  Wajed does a good job.

Oh, I ordered another one of the Indian war cups, they're hell for stout and so far don't tarnish. 

Later
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: DeaconKC on August 13, 2020, 07:11:05 PM
This site will be expensive... :'( :'(
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Robert Swartz on August 20, 2020, 07:41:52 PM
..just got my first piece thru them. Got an 1874 Hazen cartridge loop off EBAY. He called it a second, so guess we can refer to it as Govt issue shoddy. It will serve my purpose. Ordered it Monday nite, got it today. Can't beat that. He has some nice gear. Pretty sure I will order more.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Drydock on September 20, 2020, 03:09:38 PM
BTT
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: Pitspitr on September 21, 2020, 08:13:24 AM
The Grand Army of the Frontier is now a What Price Glory affiliate. By using the following link when you shop What Price Glory the GAF will get a small percentage of the referral to help support the Grand Muster.


http://onlinemilitaria.net/shopaff.asp?affid=1576 (http://onlinemilitaria.net/shopaff.asp?affid=1576)

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and reposted so folks will see what the reason for this post was
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: pony express on September 21, 2020, 07:42:23 PM
The new 1899 uniform Drydock bought from them looks pretty good.
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: 1961MJS on December 08, 2020, 10:05:04 AM
Hi

Guess who has the 1880 Hunting knives in stock.  I asked, and Jerry send the Indians (from India, Jeez) an original to copy.  Ordered, but don't have it yet.

Later
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: smoke on December 08, 2020, 11:13:16 AM
Do you have a link to that?  I cannot find it on the website

Thanks!
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: 1961MJS on December 09, 2020, 02:49:47 PM
Hi

Look up "What Price Glory" or "1880 Hunting on Ebay.  Not on my home computer or I'd just get the link.

Later
Title: Re: What Price Glory
Post by: smoke on December 09, 2020, 04:52:41 PM
Ahh.....I was looking on his website.  Thanks for the heads up.

I just started a thread on them.