- May 3, 2010
- North Shore
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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.Used Swiss WWI Gun Cleaning Kit - 101260, at Sportsman's Guide
Sorry. I got the oilers on a package of stuff. I did not know what the manufacturer was. But do now. Thanks to qqac.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.
Thanks qqac, I appreciate the find. Mr. Derr, I also appreciate the candor.
So found mine, i sent off a pic to my oldest relative.
Shit my grandfather has one of those on a shelf in his basement! Now I know what it was!!! Was the exact same thing.
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.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.