Old Photo Page 3
We thought it would be fun to share some old photos of edged cutlery that we have gathered over the years. Below are a few that have recently come from Gary Cunningham. If you have any you could submit, just e-mail them to us.
We would love to see them.
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First is a WW1 scene from Camp Lee, Va showing the use of the dummy bayonet training arm with the masks and padded chest protector. One of the only photos I have ever seen of this equipment in use. (Very rare indeed!)
This one is a studio photo, possibly even pre-WW1 showing a soldier with his Model 1903 rifle with the garrison belt and his Model 1905 scabbard with the leather garrison belt adaptor.
This one is of a WW1 soldier with the Model 1917 rifle and bayonet with the 1st type scabbard with the leather hangar. Not uncommon but not often seen either. (Compare this to the Maxim Patent. I thought this one would be great with the scabbard theme we have going this week.)
Thanks to Gary for sharing them with us. OK folks, do I have to beg for more photos??