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Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by smokey-seven, May 8, 2019.

  1. smokey-seven

    smokey-seven NES Member

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    His work is always top of the line, but I have a question that has gone unanswered.

    The oiler in this picture, what the hell does that go to? I know it's military, have had some but cannot recall what they are.

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  2. mac1911

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    I cant say its military or not.
    Greg is pro photographer. He had all kinda of cool props.
    I will bet a donut the oiler fits the time period.

    Now if anyone can ID oilers, I occasionally give this one a rub waiting for a mini genie

    View: https://imgur.com/a/6lqXLrs
     
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    Looks like the same decanter Sherlock Holmes kept his cocaine in.
     
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    At a quick search I thought I saw it but this isn't it. I had checked Liberty tree collectors to see what they had but it's not there.
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    Greg
     
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    I asked in his thread on that gun, he responded with a like to my question, but no answer.

    Real close but no cigar. there are circular areas on both sides of Derr's pic and not on the Swiss one.
     
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    Sorry. I got the oilers on a package of stuff. I did not know what the manufacturer was. But do now. Thanks to qqac.
     
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    Nice find, qqac!
     
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    qqac said:
    Thanks qqac, I appreciate the find. Mr. Derr, I also appreciate the candor.

    I KNOW that these were military oilers as I have found them among many an old soldiers materials and have had a number of these, which I passed along to people that needed a quality oiler.

    I remain uninformed as to exactly where these were supplied. Winchester-Remington 1905-1907 is an interesting date. UMC-Remington was a few years later and these multiple companies went through a variety of company changes.

    I gratefully appreciate the responses and remain woefully in lack of remembrances as to exactly to what they were issued.
     
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    So found mine, i sent off a pic to my oldest relative.
    Came back quick response. Thats your great uncle lenny 's fishing real oiler. I have his reals and rods and his old net. Your dad/mom had the lures and fly tying gear.
    Vintage Pocket Gun / Fishing Reel Oiler Made in USA | eBay
    i googled vintage pocket oilers and handy oilers
     
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    Yeah, I suspect oilers for small machine parts of any particular time look like other oilers of the time no matter what small machines they were intended to oil.
     
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    Many came from sewing machine manufacturers who in turn made the WWI rifles. Search for 'sewing machine needle oilers' verbiage.

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    These may have been commonly found amond the kits of old soldiers, but that doesn't necessarily mean they were standard GI. I think soldiers have always supplemented their personal gear with civilian items, like having a boresnake or Oakley goggles now, back in the day they had Zippo lighters and, before that, these oilers.
     
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    At first glance I thought it was just one of those vape things. Ha!
     

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