Dating us military guns
In 1946 Congress permanently transferred the Commerce Department's Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation to the Coast Guard, thereby placing merchant marine licensing and merchant vessel safety under its purview.” (sources: , by Alphaeus H.
Albert)Pictured are buttons from the various services that eventually became part of the US Coast Guard.
These types were used right up through WWII, although the NA112 type became much less common after the Civil War.(source: , by Alphaeus H.
Albert)Although both of the buttons pictured below were made by the same manufacturer, D.
Evans & Co., there is this difference between the flukes of the anchor, as well as other die variations in the eagle, stars, and even button size.
There are many different backmarks for US Navy buttons dating from the 1850’s and 1860’s, as well as many post-Civil War backmarks.
There’s just no reason why these guns, which were designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible, are sold to the public,” said Senator Chris Murphy.
“This past year, we’ve seen Americans rise up and demand Congress change our gun laws.
The Coast Guard began maintaining the country's aids to maritime navigation, including lighthouses, when President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the transfer of the Lighthouse Service to the Coast Guard in 1939.His book, the first book listed below, is a must for US military button collectors, as well as various other references on buttons and backmarks.Books in my library on US Military buttons include: The design of US Navy Officer’s buttons prior to WWII, in use from 1852 until 1941, was an eagle facing left standing on a horizontal anchor.There were many different variations, including versions of the eagle facing right and others facing left.(source: Prior to the 1830’s, US Navy buttons were of a one-piece design, and were flat or slightly convex.They were beautiful buttons, most had the familiar eagle & anchor, some of the earlier ones had only an anchor.
“Americans across the nation are asking Congress to reinstate the federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.