Click on the thumbnail images of the item in the description for a larger picture
I bought this right from a US WWII 41st div. combat medic vet. He acquired it in Japan after the war. It is 100% original and untouched. The optics are about 90+% clear without any problems or issues. The exterior has great original finish. The original case is excellent with the original strap. Only the front strap is broken. This is a great untouched vet pick up set.
This is a great original piece. The helmet is excellent and 100% untouched. The paint, liner, straps etc are all excellent and without issues. The cover is lightly dirty with several small stains and a little bit mothed on the star. Still, it is original to the helmet and very good. The cover fits perfectly on the helmet and together they display fine.
This is a good solid all original helmet with nice paint and correct Army star insignia. The liner is original to the helmet and still solid. It's torn at the back where its stitched together, but overall still solid. Yes, the straps are missing, but they don't show when it's sitting the shelf.
This is a nice original cap just out of the the woodwork It shows very light age, and appears to be unissued. It will display very well in your collection.
This original poster is a hard one to find. It is fragile and torn where it was folded for years. The colors are good and will really display well, but needs to be framed.
This is a great looking hand sewn cotton flag, right out of the the woodwork in western, VA. It is in really nice condition showing only light age and use. This is a hard one to find; don't miss it!
This is right out of the attic from a vet's estate as found by "picker
extraordinaire" E Larry. (See photo gallery)
This is a really nice solid and complete example. The leather is excellent without issues. These are hard to find, and It will look great in your display.
This is right out of the woodwork from my buddy E. Larry garage-saler extraordinaire. It's in excellent condition with a great original blued finish. The lower fitting is spring loaded and functional. The top has great markings. You don't need a WWII Jap machine gun to appreciate this very cool item. It will look excellent in your display.
If you ask any WWII Pacific War vet they will all have stories about the knee mortar. The Japs were notoriously accurate with these mortars. It was said they could put a round right in your back packet. Unlike most mortars of the period, the Japs' mortars were rifled, which was definitely more expensive and time consuming to produce, but made them much more accurate. The Japanese had a serious shortage of everything, and for them it was more advantageous to make a very accurate mortar, and use less projectiles. The US on the other hand used smooth bore mortars in combination with many projectiles to do the job. The mortar is in solid original condition, with approximate 60% finish, and an even patina. The numbers appear to be all matching. The firing mechanism was period deactivated by welding the front of the firing mechanism, so it is all there, but does not snap. It has been deactivated to BATF specs rendering it non-useable with a steel bar welded into the bore, and a hole milled into the high pressure area of the bore approx. the size of the bore. Overall it displays really well, and neither the hole nor the welding show from the front. This is a great chance to buy a super souvenir of the Pacific War.
If you ask any WWII Pacific War vet they will all have stories about the knee mortar. The Japs were notoriously accurate with these mortars. It was said they could put a round right in your back packet. Unlike most mortars of the period, the Japs' mortars were rifled, which was definitely more expensive and time consuming to produce, but made them much more accurate. The Japanese had a serious shortage of everything, and for them it was more advantageous to make a very accurate mortar, and use less projectiles. The US on the other hand used smooth bore mortars in combination with many projectiles to do the job. The mortar is in solid original condition, with approximate 70% finish, and an even patina. The numbers appear to be all matching. Everything works, in terms of firing pin and eleavation. It has been deactivated to BATF specs rendering it non-useable with a steel bar welded into the bore, and a hole milled into the high pressure area of the bore approx. the size of the bore. Overall, it displays really well, and neither the hole nor the welding show from the front. This is a great chance to buy a super souvenir of the Pacific War.
This is the early type mortar with the level sight. It is all matched and has good blue mixed with nice patina. It has been correctly deactivated with a hole and bar welded into the muzzle. The cloth cover over the mechanism is missing, which is typical. Overall, it is a good looking honest example, which will display fine.
This is a nice looking example with good original finish. The cap and pin are complete just less the string. It has nice original finish and good even patina. This is a perfect grenade for your Pacific War display.
This is the correct Jap Army model gasmask in the standard issue bag. It shows a good amount of age. The rubber shows the 7o years of bring stored in a garage in Clio, Michigan. It will work for a display and show well, but it is a bit on the fragile side.
This is a nice looking example with good original finish. The cap and pin are complete with the string. One end of the pin is broken off @ the pip, but is doesn't really show. This is a perfect grenade for your Pacific War display.
This is the correct grenade for your knee mortar. It is in nice condition, but missing the cap & pin assembly. These are a bit hard to find, so don't miss it.
This is a good looking example, which will display fine.
This is a good looking example, which will display fine. It has a small hole drilled into one side, but otherwise is very good.
This is a good all original example complete only missing the "bang".
This one shows honest age, and much of the paint is missing. The fuse pin is a replacement. It has nice original Japanese markings, and will still display well.
This is a real WWII Jap mine and not one of the US training copies. The body is very solid, but is a bit pushed in on top. It looks good and will display well. These are hard to find and usually do not last ling; don't miss it!
This is nice WWII Pacific souvenir. It's inert and your Mom should not have a problem if you keep it in your room. The end of the tail is a little bent but not broken.
This is a good honest original example showing age, but still all original and very good.
This is the 1st one of these I have ever had. It came out of the Midland, Michigan big antique festival in about 1975. I bought it from the car collector who bought it from the US WWII Vet who sold I there. It has been in the car collector's garage ever since. The condition, I would call good to very good. The original Jap brown paint is very good but with a good amount of patina and some light surface rust. The mechanics look to be functional. The hand grips look to have been made of wrapped paper with one missing. The rear tire is solid and has nice Japanese markings. The front tire is the inflatable type. Both tires have dried out and are good for display, but not rideable. The rear bumper has what looks like license plate markings and a nice shrapnel hole. The front frame has a nice original Jap army Star decal. Overall, I would call it nice and original, and in very good shape, but dirty from years of storage. This would be a great addition to a Jap WWII display.
This is a very good honest WWII piece. The sword has a nice blade, showing only light age and use. The handle is good and solid. The scabbard has the original paint and all the fittings are original. The overall length is 38 inches and the blade is 27 inches from the tip to the guard. This will look great in your Pacific collection.
This is a good looking all original piece. The handle is excellent with no issues with the wrapping. The scabbard is 98% original Jap khaki paint. There are several lights dents @ the bottom end, but are very hard to see, and don't detract. The sword is a nice fit into the scabbard. The blade is very good, without any damage or chips, but it is blemished on most of the area, from years of dirt and finger prints. I think some blade polish and a little elbow grease would help. It really does not detract from the overall look of the piece; as this is a good looking example. You will not be disappointed.
This is a really nice looking example and right out of the woodwork. It has never been fixed or worked on. The wooden handle is solid with only a few light chips, which is typical. The blade is matched to the scabbard and excellent with only period stains and a few chips. The scabbard is correctly painted the dark khaki brown color. The sword fits very well into the scabbard. It is a good solid example which will display very well.
This is a classic WWII Jap officer's sword which shows honest use and some age. The blade is good and solid, as is the scabbard. The handle is solid, but some of the wrapping is missing and shows @ the guard end of the handle. The pin holding the handle to the blade is missing, but easily replaced with a short piece of dowel rod. If only this one could talk! It has the been there chopped that look. It will display well, and is a great souvenir of the war in the Pacific. The overall length is 37.5 inches.
This is a good honest example of a field used Jap NCO sword. The finish shows honest age and use. The blade has some dings and chips, but is still good. The sword fits correctly into the scabbard. I see no numbers on the blade or scabbard, and I think is just a later one, but definitely the real ting. Thos is a good value for a collector on a budget, but who still wants a "real bin there chopped him" sword.
This is a good looking hard to find holster with the rubber/cloth body and the leather top. The rubber body is still sold and pliable. The leather is also very good as the pull tab. It includes the original rod and striker, which are both excellent with great original blued finish. This is a nice set, which will be hard to upgrade.
This is a really rare bayonet in excellent condition. The black painted finish is great. It has no issues or problems.
It's in nice condition and could use a scabbard. Yes, the blade was cut off; it's safer that way. The Pres will approve. This is a rare bayonet, and will display fine in a scabbard.
This is a very solid holster showing light age and use but without issues or problems. It will display very well in your collection.
This is a good honest looking holster. The T94 holsters are a bit harder to find than the Nambu holsters. The leather is very good except where it rotted around the snap from the chemical reaction of leather with brass, which is typical. The rest is very good as is the stitching. It is basically solid and will display very well.
Both are in very good functional condition. The early nickel one (AVAILABLE) has a small ding in the back, but is still fine. The blued later example (SOLD) is excellent.
This is a nice solid WWII Jap wool tunic. It shows light honest age and use, but is still in very good condition. would call it as WWII era Jap medium size.
This is a nice original piece right out of the woodwork. It shows light age and use, but is still very good.
This was bought @ a garage sale from a WWII USMC vet last summer in Royal Oak, Michigan. The USMC notebook belonged to the same Marine and is sold separately in my WWII US Misl. section. The belt is in very nice condition showing some age and honest use. The 3 coins are missing, but I think either not a big deal. These are hard to find and not often offered for sale.
This is a nice looking complete helmet with excellent painted stuff on the inside. The original finish shows some age, but is still very good.
This is a good looking helmet, with excellent paint and a nice original badge. The straps are good, but the liner is missing a piece. Still, will display very well in your collection.
This is a very nice original cap. The wool body is perfect with excellent bullion insignia. The visor is sound, but has a light crease on top. Inside its solid and all there. It will display very well in your collection.
This is a really good example with nice optics. The binos are overall very solid showing only very light age and use. The case is also very solid. As you can see both the binos and case have the original strap, which are typically missing. The eye cups are different, which is designed to be used with a trench periscope or some type of artillery sight. I have seen this before. It's a good looking set with will display really well.
This is a good solid example with nice optics. The binos are overall very solid showing only light age and use. The case is also very solid, and fits the glasses well. It's a good looking set with will display really well.
This is a good example. It has nice finish, and the cap on top. It is only missing the pin and sting, which a clever guy could make. There is a small hole drilled into the bottom, which is typical when it comes to Jap grenades and ordnance. Yes, it is inert.
I just bought a partially complete US WWII Jap ordinance training kit. These are standard Jap mine fuses. They are very accurate US WWII era copies made for the GIs to train with.
This one has been repainted black, but looks like it may have the original paint underneath; and I can see the yellow stripe under the later paint. There is a machine shop clean cut made through the side to render it inert. The fuse is nice and original, but without the string and pin. It still displays very well
We had a no pay, so here it is again. This is a nice original pouch. The internal divider is missing. One front loop was removed years ago, but it doesn't show. The leather and all the stitching is excellent. These are rare, and it will display really well in your collection.
This is a standard item that is carried with the pistol in the holster. It is anon blued early example. It has a very small amount of surface rust, but is still a god example.
OK OK it's just a tiny but under mint, but really excellent and with super nice markings. Good luck trying to upgrade this one.
This is a good example of the Japanese WWII officer's canteen. The body is named and in nice condition. The strap is complete, but broken in one spot. This cold be easily repaired, but I will leave that up to you. These officer canteens are tough to find. Overall, it is a good solid example.
This is a very nice and honest example. It displays very well, and is one that is hard to find.
This is right out of a garage sale north of Detroit. One of my oldest friends found it @ a garage sale for $5. The wife said her husband brought it home form one of the islands, but did not remember which one. It shows age and has some dents. the mouth piece is missing, but is displays well. it is the first one I have had. It has a nice Mum marking with several characters on the front.
Just imagine what kinds of Japanese delicacies were consumed from this mess kit, fish heads and rice anyone? This one was found @ a garage sale of a WWII marine vet in St. Clair, Mich. It shows much use and a good amount of age. It has a nice factory stamp, and would look much nicer cleaned up.
This is a really nice brass example. It was lacquered years ago, which I have seen before. These were always around in the old days, but have become scarce lately.
These embroidered insignias are mint and unissued. They will look great in your display.
These embroidered insignias are mint and unissued. They will look great in your display.
This is a nice original example showing only light age with good bright colors, and is a perfect display piece.
This is a nice original example showing only light age and several lightly damaged areas, but nothing bad. It has good bright colors, and is a perfect display piece.
This is a classic WWII Pacific war souvenir. It shows some honest age and a few old stains, but displays very well.
This is the classic WWII Jap flag. Every collector should have one! It is just super and has no problems. The corners have gold paper reinforcements for the ties. You will like this one!
I have 2 of these available. Both are perfect without any cracks, and with good working springs. One has green paint, and the other tan, on the front steel pin head. These are always missing, and make your WWII Jap rifle really more attractive. Only one left.