WWI - U.S. 4th Infantry Division "Steadfast and Loyal" Grouping - ORIGINAL RARE -
Original WWI 4th Infantry Division Group
- U.S. WWI 4th Infantry Division "Steadfast and Loyal" -
THIS IS A RARE GROUPING - In great used condition
WW I 4th Infantry Division grouping all original period correct. Grouping includes soldiers olive drab wool 1917 pattern tunic with "US" and Infantry - "K" collar discs. Real nice light green embroidered ivy leaves on olive drab wool felt diamond "4th Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Honorable discharge chevron, and two overseas service chevrons. Tunic has a couple of small moth holes but remains very nice. The grouping includes the matching olive drab wool breeches with several repair wear holes and one small tear, with his set of leg puttees. The group also includes his US M1917 helmet, U.S. "Z" code #ZC200, that is in great shape, with period painted camouflage painted on by the soldier. His field gear includes his US canteen made by AGMCo - dated 1918, cup made by L.F.&C. dated - 1918 and canteen cover made by Galvin dated 11-18. Pistol web belt with brass fittings, leather pistol holster dated 1911 manufactured by Warren Leather Goods, canvas pistol mag pouch dated 1918 manufactured by L.C.C.&CO. and first aid pouch dated 1917 manufactured by P.B.&Co. M1917 Bayonet, US Ordnance purchased 545,000 from British 1913 pattern, dated 1913 Remington refurbished stamped and approved, crossed out British inspection mark and stamped "U.S." with Remington makers mark/inspection stamp. The scabbard is a M1917 second type, body was manufactured by Graton & Knight "GK" Inspectors mark "M.F.W.". The mouthpiece and ferrule being manufactured by General Fireproofing of Youngstown, Ohio - "GF in circle" .
These original WWI grouping are getting harder to find, they are getting rare. It's hard to find a WWI 4th Infantry Division grouping, let alone a nice grouping like this. This grouping would be great to add to any collection, great investment, it will just go up in value over the years.
The 4th Division was organized at Camp Greene, North Carolina on 10 December 1917 under the command of Maj. Gen. George H. Cameron. It was here they adopted their distinctive insignia, the four ivy leaves. The ivy leaf came from the Roman numerals for four (IV) and signified their motto "Steadfast and Loyal". The division was organized as part of the United States buildup following the Declaration of War on 6 April 1917 and the entry of the United States into the war on the side of the British and French.
NOTE: THE MANNEQUIN IS FOR DISPLAY ONLY AND NOT PART OF THE GROUP