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preserving the past...for the future

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For the past 40 years my passion has been the study of WW1 artifacts and equipment and general military history surrounding WWI and WWII.

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WW1 FRENCH NAIL KNIFE


Trench Warfare



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  • Technical Adviser for Film & Books
  • ​Artifact Restoration
  • Artifact Preservation
  • Artifact Research
  • WW1 Ambulance Display Service
  • WW1 Gun and Equipment Display

​​WWI GERMAN SAW BACK BAYONET PRESERVATION  - CURRENT PROJECT

Customer requested this family heirloom, passed down from his Great Grandfather to be preserved from the current level of deterioration. Artifact will be cleaned and the corrosion will be removed. Locking button will be repaired and overall appearance will be as it was in 1918 at the time of capture. D.L. O'Neal

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September 13, 2018

AMAZON.COM or your favorite book store

November 2015 #1 on the NEW YORK POST Must Read List



"PRIVATE HELLER AND THE BANTAM BOYS"


 
VERY GOOD BOOK! 


I WAS THE TECHNICAL ADVISER FOR THIS BOOK AND I RECOMMEND IT - I WAS HOOKED THE MOMENT I STARTED READING IT.
 
THE STORY IS BASED ON THE REAL LIFE JOURNAL OF PRIVATE RALPH HELLER WHO SERVED ON THE WESTERN FRONT DRIVING THE U.S. M1917 IN COMBAT – GET THE BOOK, IT IS A GREAT STORY.

LOTS OF NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED PICTURES ALSO MY AMBULANCE IS FEATURED ON PAGE 49. I AM HONORED TO HAVE MY AMBULANCE IN THIS BOOK.


D.L. O'Neal

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"WORLD WAR ONE COLLECTORS HANDBOOK"


 
MUST HAVE BOOK! 


IF YOUR BEGINNING TO COLLECT OR ADVANCED, THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE IN YOUR LIBRARY. IT IS AN IDEAL REFERENCE BOOK FOR THE ITEMS THAT YOU SEE IN PHOTOGRAPHS, OR ON THE TABLE IN FRONT OF YOU.
 
LOTS OF PICTURES AND REFERENCE MATERIAL. I HAVE USED THIS BOOK FOR YEARS. CLICK ON THE BOOK ABOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE AUTHORS WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR VERY OWN COPY.

D.L. O'Neal

WWI M1917 AMBULANCE

​​U.S. Army M1917 Ambulance -

An "extinct" vehicle that David L. O'Neal spent years researching and finally re-created in 2011. A real life Jurassic Park story for a military vehicle.

I have spent years collecting and displaying military artifacts, I have found many items that were in very poor condition, not worthy of display. I can fix that. I can give these artifacts new life, and give them a prominent place in any collection.

​​1907/12 SCHWARZLOSE AUSTRIAN HEAVY MACHINE GUN -

This WW1 Axis water cooled machine gun has years of multicolored paints and a poor restoration finish that will be removed. It was also modified to have a longer barrel sometime during its military career. My intention at this time is to restore the MG back to its original length, and research a German WW1 Camouflage pattern for the painted finish. (yes i am going to do this...as a winter project)

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WW1 FRENCH RAQUETTE GRENADE


Trench Warfare

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