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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #200 on: November 06, 2011, 12:27:40 PM »
Is rum only a Royal Navy tradition?   ???

It was issued daily (a pint, diluted 3:1) to British sailors for over 300 years, from the mid 1600's until 1970!  (The Royal Canadian Navy did not discontinue the daily rum issue until 1972 ...)


The end of the rum ration in the Royal Navy is know as "Black Tot Day."  The US Navy ended the practice on 1 September, 1862.  History does not record what US Bluejackets called it! :)
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #201 on: November 28, 2011, 06:24:58 PM »



Soldiers of No 2 Field Company, Bombay Sappers and Miners on duty in China in 1900. The mule carries the tools required for field engineering tasks.


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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #202 on: November 29, 2011, 05:30:43 PM »
Outstanding resolution in this photo of  Photo of Lieut. Stamford after the battle of Yang Sing.This is described as typical sleeping quarters of an officer in China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

Strange, but does his saber look like a Marine Mamaluke?



I found a copy of this at about 6 meg, I haven't had time to work with it yet.  If I don't get to it in a few days someone send me a nasty-gram and remind me, I've got it down-loaded at home, it's in a TIF format and I need to crop and convert sections to JPEG to post.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #203 on: November 30, 2011, 10:28:48 AM »
If there are no objections I would like to add some of these photos to the GAF web site home page of random pictures that are displayed.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #204 on: November 30, 2011, 11:18:30 AM »
If there are no objections I would like to add some of these photos to the GAF web site home page of random pictures that are displayed.

I say go for it, I'd like to see them.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #205 on: November 30, 2011, 06:12:34 PM »
Please do!  And mix in some Muster photo's as well!
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #206 on: November 30, 2011, 07:21:24 PM »
I found a copy of this at about 6 meg, I haven't had time to work with it yet.  If I don't get to it in a few days someone send me a nasty-gram and remind me, I've got it down-loaded at home, it's in a TIF format and I need to crop and convert sections to JPEG to post.

OK as promised:








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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #207 on: November 30, 2011, 07:57:50 PM »
I notice his campaign hat has the round screen vent, like the pre-1889 model.

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #208 on: December 01, 2011, 08:57:58 AM »
There was a time period 1859-75 when the 1850 Foot Officers  sword was adopted for marine officers.  Not a popular decision and the marmaluk sword became standard again.

Wondering if the LT fiqured the 1850 foot was actually a better choice if really needed.  It certainly offers better hand protection.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #209 on: December 01, 2011, 11:35:11 AM »
I notice his campaign hat has the round screen vent, like the pre-1889 model.
I don't know, it looks a lot bigger to me than the M-1876 plus it's screened.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #210 on: December 01, 2011, 11:48:34 AM »
 This Japanese Police Saber has a similar profile, but scabbard only single ring.
 
 http://therionarms.com/antiques/therionarms_t099.html
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #211 on: December 01, 2011, 12:46:36 PM »
I isolated the hat and worked on just it, I think this is as good as I can get it:



Hmm, didn't up-load as good, I'll see what I can do later, got to head to work.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #212 on: December 02, 2011, 10:41:28 AM »
OK let's see it this is better:

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #213 on: December 02, 2011, 02:05:45 PM »
F. Burgess used to sell those ventilator screens.  I don't know if anyone does now or not.  They looked fairly practical to me.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #214 on: December 03, 2011, 01:02:11 AM »
In another thread, FTrooper mentions a model 1899 campaign hat that changed from the snowflake vent, back to a screen vent, about 1" diameter. Maybe the marines used something similar? Or maybe as an officer, it is private purchased?

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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #215 on: December 03, 2011, 11:38:29 AM »
This Japanese Police Saber has a similar profile, but scabbard only single ring.
 
 http://therionarms.com/antiques/therionarms_t099.html

On second look, brass down the back of hilt should have clued me in that it was not the 1850 FOS.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #216 on: December 04, 2011, 07:42:25 PM »
The saddle being cleaned by the trooper in the background looks to be a private purchase Phillips saddle.  Interesting.

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« Reply #217 on: December 04, 2011, 10:18:56 PM »
I just noticed that Coon Creek has "hat vents" of some kind listed in their button section.  They don't have a picture.
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« Reply #218 on: December 04, 2011, 11:20:33 PM »


I  can't make out the label but I'm guessing the can is milk, the cup he is eating out of looks like some of that early heavy aluminum stuff.
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Re: Historic Photos/GAF weapons
« Reply #219 on: December 05, 2011, 07:52:00 AM »
I'm sure the food isn't as tasty as what you put together, Del!  Probably as good as a lot of what I remember eating in the field, though.  (Ground beef in barbecue sauce again!  Instant heartburn!)
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