WWl 40th Infantry Dog Tag PVT. Herman.

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It's rough, but I could make out the last name. The 40th field artillery was organized in 1918 at Camp Custer. The fort is still in operation just a short distance from where I found it. Additionally, a number of buttons, bullets, casings, clips and period barber dimes have been turning up during my searches. Happy to have saved it. πŸ˜€

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It's rough, but I could make out the last name. The 40th field artillery was organized in 1918 at Camp Custer. The fort is still in operation just a short distance from where I found it. Additionally, a number of buttons, bullets, casings, clips and period barber dimes have been turning up during my searches. Happy to have saved it. πŸ˜€

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There's a good lot of buttons there πŸ‘
 

It's rough, but I could make out the last name. The 40th field artillery was organized in 1918 at Camp Custer. The fort is still in operation just a short distance from where I found it. Additionally, a number of buttons, bullets, casings, clips and period barber dimes have been turning up during my searches. Happy to have saved it. πŸ˜€

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Just some educated guesses, but the item on the right looks like the extractor for a Colt 1911 pistol, the famous .45 Automatic, the clip is a 5 round stripper clip for the 1903 Springfield rifle, it held 5 rounds of 30-06 for quick loading. The cartridge is a 8x56 French Lebel, it has the shape unique to that cartridge. That's all off the top of my head, you can search for them and confirm or disprove my guesses. The buttons are nice, unfortunately I know zero about buttons. Very nice finds, I like them. Good luck in the future.
 

Just some educated guesses, but the item on the right looks like the extractor for a Colt 1911 pistol, the famous .45 Automatic, the clip is a 5 round stripper clip for the 1903 Springfield rifle, it held 5 rounds of 30-06 for quick loading. The cartridge is a 8x56 French Lebel, it has the shape unique to that cartridge. That's all off the top of my head, you can search for them and confirm or disprove my guesses. The buttons are nice, unfortunately I know zero about buttons. Very nice finds, I like them. Good luck in the future.
Thanks I tried to figure out what the pistol part was but only looked at rifle diagrams. Nice!
 

Nice find. Have you traced his service records?
Not sure how to do that but I would like to know....I did find a Camp Custer soldier surnamed Herman but haven't been able to concretely establish if it's the same person. From 1918. Sad story if this was in fact Pvt Phillip Herman.

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Just some educated guesses, but the item on the right looks like the extractor for a Colt 1911 pistol, the famous .45 Automatic, the clip is a 5 round stripper clip for the 1903 Springfield rifle, it held 5 rounds of 30-06 for quick loading. The cartridge is a 8x56 French Lebel, it has the shape unique to that cartridge. That's all off the top of my head, you can search for them and confirm or disprove my guesses. The buttons are nice, unfortunately I know zero about buttons. Very nice finds, I like them. Good luck in the future.
That looks way to big to be a 1911 extractor.
 

That looks way to big to be a 1911 extractor.

You may be correct, it was a guess on my part since it has the shape. I'm not making a definitive claim.
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The original pic was incomplete....better pics here, tons of spent ammo, dud bullets, blank rounds crimped with no projectile and stripper clips in the ground surrounding this object. Hmmm πŸ€”
 

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It's rough, but I could make out the last name. The 40th field artillery was organized in 1918 at Camp Custer. The fort is still in operation just a short distance from where I found it. Additionally, a number of buttons, bullets, casings, clips and period barber dimes have been turning up during my searches. Happy to have saved it. πŸ˜€

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wow, great saves all around and love that "dog tag"
 

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The original pic was incomplete....better pics here, tons of spent ammo, dud bullets, blank rounds crimped with no projectile and stripper clips in the ground surrounding this object. Hmmm πŸ€”
Old MX Rat is correct, It's not an extractor. My first thought was a disconnector, but the shape's not right for that, at least not a Colt 1911. It still could be a disconnector, I just don't know for what!!!!!
 

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