Wwi Us 91st "wild West" Division Tunic With Excellent Painted Insignia Helmet For SaleORIGINAL US WWI M1917 91ST DIVISION UNIFORM & INSIGNIA PAINTED HELMET**EXCELLENT CONDITION COMPLETE HELMET WITH HH LONG 1917 LINER*****INCLUDES TUNIC, TROUSERS, HELMET, OVERSEAS CAP & OREGON VICTORY MEDAL*******361ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, COMPANY E****
This sale is for an ORIGINAL World War One United States Army 91st "Wild West" Division Uniform and a Complete, Excellent Condition Painted Insignia Helmet. This sale includes the tunic, overseas cap, trousers and a very good to excellent condition State of Oregon WWI Victory Medal. The tunic itself is in Good Condition and all other items are in Very Good to Excellent Condition. This collection was once worn by a soldier in the 361st Infantry, Company E and maintains the rare collar disc of this unit. This is a great, all original grouping that is unaltered and exactly as it was at the end of World War I. All items came from the same soldier but his name has been lost to time . . . 1. US Model 1917 Tunic - GOOD CONDITION - This is a very good looking tunic that bears all of its original buttons and insignia. This tunic maintains its original and very rare 361st Infantry Company E Collar disc that is in Excellent Condition. The tunic has its original 91st Division Pine Tree Patch to the upper left shoulder. Some of the stitching has come loose, but the patch is still firmly on the jacket. It also bears one overseas service chevron to the left sleeve. The right sleeve maintains its original Private First Class Infantry patch that is as firmly stitched to the tunic as the day it was sewn there. The original New York Quartermaster Depot tag is still in place to the back of the liner and the liner is in good condition as well. This tunic has no staining and no fading but does have some damage. There is mothing to the front in the area of the wearer's right chest pocket and an area approximately the size of a pencil eraser to the upper left shoulder. There is also an "L" shaped one inch by one inch cut to the back of the right shoulder. The tunic maintains excellent coloration and even with the mothing and cut it displays very well. By my measurements it is a 38 Regular. All in all a great looking tunic from a very hard to find unit! 2. US M1917 Division Insignia Painted Helmet - EXCELLENT CONDITION - This is a COMPLETE Helmet! The chinstrap is NOT broken and the liner is complete and very solid. The liner is not dry and maintains its original H H LONG 1917 Manufacturer's Stamp Clearly to the back of the oil cloth portion! This helmet also maintains its original instruction tag in the crown! There is NO rust NO corrosion and NO Dings or Dents! The chinstrap is very solid and flexible with very little cracking. The original Size 7 stamp is still clearly visible to the upper portion of the chinstrap and two handwritten initials can be seen on the chinstrap as well. The exterior finish is worn and has a dusty appearance. The Painted 91st Pine Tree Insignia is very clear and visible with light to moderate fading. It is actually more visible and more bold in person. The insignia is a bit washed out from the light in the photos. This being a 1917 dated helmet, it is most likely that this is the very same helmet this soldier used during some of the most horrific fighting of World War One! You will be VERY Pleased with this helmet when you see it! It looks wonderful and displays beautifully with the uniform!3. US M1917 Trousers - VERY GOOD CONDITION - Great looking pair of trousers that maintain all of their Original Metal US Army Buttons and their Original Laces! There is NO Staining and NO Fading to the trousers but there is some light mothing that is very hard to see. The mothing is concentrated to the upper portion of the wearer's left thigh. They have excellent coloration and are a nice big size! By my measurements they are a 34 in the waist and 34 to 36 in length. They are very solid with no damage to any of the threads or stitching. Great looking trousers that match the tunic and are original to the uniform.4. State of Oregon WWI Victory Medal - VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION - This is a Beautiful State of Oregon Victory Medal that is very impressive in its detail and condition! The ribbon only shows minor wear and very light fading. It is still very solid with only very slight damage to a few of the threads that is hard to see. The clasp functions as intended and the medal itself looks amazing! All engraving is still very clear and it is heavy and of high quality! You truly have to see it to believe it! Great Original Medal that is original to this collection and makes for an excellent display piece.5. British Made Overseas / Garrison Cap - EXCELLENT CONDITION - Great looking WWI Overseas Cap that maintains all of its British Markings to the interior cloth sweatband. The red British Stamping is still visible and lists the cap as a size 7 1/8. The black W D arrow inspector's stamp is also visible. The cap has no staining and no fading. It maintains excellent coloration and only has a few VERY tiny moth nips that are almost impossible to see. This is a very solid cap and displays very well. It is also original to the this uniform. This is truly an excellent collection from a hard fighting unit that you will be very pleased with when you see it! Uniforms from this Infantry Unit are very rare and to have one with the original helmet is a great find. You will be extremely happy when you see the helmet. World War I helmets in this condition are VERY Hard to find. Especially one with the original painted insignia! This grouping is part of a very large, very old collection that we recently purchased and has never before now, it has never been offered for sale to the general public! You are really going to like it when you see it! PLEASE view all photos closely and ask any questions that you may have. Thank you for looking and good luck offerding!BRIEF HISTORY OF THE 91ST IN WWI:
Constituted on 5 August 1917 at Camp Lewis, Washington, near Tacoma, the division soon thereafter departed for England in the summer of 1918. In September 1918, the division's first operation was in the St. Mihiel Offensive in France. Serving under the U.S. Army's V Corps, the division fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and successfully helped to destroy the German First Guard Division and continued to smash through three successive enemy lines.
Twelve days before the end of World War I, the division, as part of the VII Corps, helped drive the Germans east across the Escaut River. The division was awarded separate campaign streamers for its active role in the Lorraine, Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys campaigns.
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