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Forum: Vintage Military Gear

Forum for general discussion by collectors of combat gear such as helmets, hats, uniforms, boots, patches, canteens, web gear, grenades, etc.

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  1. Announcement Sticky Thread What is the 'Vintage Military Gear' Forum?

    We’ve decided to create a new forum dedicated entirely to vintage combat gear. We know that there are many members here who also collect and study...

    Started by Harlan (Deceased)‎, 06-23-2011 11:10 AM
    forum, gear, military, vintage
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    Today’s Internet exposes computer users and the web sites they access, to a wide range of malicious pieces of infectious software code, designed to...

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    Why have a separate Social Groups area? Over the last 10 years, we’ve received many requests to permit broader public discussions amongst members,...

    Started by Badger‎, 08-08-2016 11:35 AM
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    <center><img src="images/advisory_panel_reviewed_medium.png" alt="This item has been reviewed by members of the Milsurps Advisory Panel."><img...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-19-2014 11:18 AM
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    Hello folks … :) I'd like to remind everyone to re-read our Forum Rules & Site User Agreement (click here), particularly the section which covers...

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    There are some members who seem to experience site time-outs, or other problems when uploading pics as attachments to their threads and posts. It...

    Started by Badger‎, 04-26-2016 06:25 AM
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    Answer: For your own protection and to help preserve them for future research by all members ... :thup: The reason we capture and store all...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-01-2011 10:52 AM
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    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator cafdfw (Harlan). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator Harlan (deceased). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-06-2011 04:38 PM
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    The answer is YES … :beerchug: With the evolution of technology, many of our very active members want to keep current viewing our forums using...

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  1. Cleaning kit identification help??

    Got this in a lot of parts I just bought. Any ideas as to what it goes to? It looks military, but not like anything I've seen before. By the way,...

    Started by nhetzer‎, 07-07-2011 01:02 AM
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    07-07-2011, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Great grouping of Airborne uniforms, gear, etc.

    Hello, These were all recently given to me to display by friend of mine, Ralph Grooten, who was a paratrooper and rigger in the 17th Airborne in...

    Started by clarkmilitaria‎, 07-05-2011 05:57 PM
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    07-05-2011, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  3. New 'Screening Room' Video (Examining the liquid prismatic compass)

    :beerchug: With thanks to member trademarklondon, we have added an excellent new video worth watching to the "The Screening Room" (click here). ...

    Started by Badger‎, 07-05-2011 08:46 AM
    compass, creening, examining, liquid, prismatic, room, video
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  4. More unidentified items

    I was digging around in some boxes I have when I came across these two items. Does anyone know what they are and from what period? And this

    Started by Amatikulu‎, 07-04-2011 02:27 PM
    items, unidentified
    • Replies: 1
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    07-04-2011, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Question A "Saddlers' Federation" Holster Circa 1915

    A late .455 Smith and Wesson was in it, but doesn't fit well. Loose fit and the barrel is too long. Some photos:

    Started by jmoore‎, 06-25-2011 01:46 PM
    1915, army service corps, circa, holster, saddlers federation
    • Replies: 6
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    07-03-2011, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Interesting observation

    Photo on the left was taken with lighting from a lamp while the photo on the right was sunlight, note the two different shades of the same cartridge...

    Started by RCS‎, 07-02-2011 10:08 AM
    interesting, observation
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,773
    07-02-2011, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Lee Enfield sling, M.I.A. manufacture.

    Have a Lee Enfield sling that came on a No 5 I bought this weekend. Cannot find any reference to the manufacturer 'M.I.A.' It is dated 1942, and is...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 06-27-2011 11:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-01-2011, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  8. Can You identify this canteen?

    I have a pair of these canteens that don't fit in my collection. I have no idea of what they are so would appreciate any information that could help...

    Started by Amatikulu‎, 06-26-2011 09:39 PM
    canteen, identify
    • Replies: 2
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    06-30-2011, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  9. Model 1910 shovel covers

    Note how the attaching hooks are mounted on an angle on the USMC marked USS MISS cover while the USS WYOM (Wyoming) cover has the hooks centered. ...

    Started by RCS‎, 06-26-2011 10:14 AM
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    • Replies: 21
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    06-29-2011, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  10. 1905 bayonet and scabbard

    Hello everyone. New to the site and excited that I found the forum. I trying to find out about a Bayonet and scabbard that I purchased. The bayo is a...

    Started by adjuster‎, 06-28-2011 06:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,363
    06-29-2011, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  11. M1A1 case

    Had this for many years, don't think a carbine was ever put inside this case. Have never seen anything dated before 1943. I understand there are...

    Started by RCS‎, 06-28-2011 11:24 AM
    case, m1a1
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,879
    06-28-2011, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  12. no.4 era cartridge belts?

    i was wondering if the brits produced a cartridge belt similar to the US ten pocket belt? so far all i am finding is the leg drop 3 pockets and...

    Started by lovemymilsurps‎, 05-07-2009 05:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    belts, cartridge, era, no4
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 8,325
    06-27-2011, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  13. What is it?

    I know what it is but wondered who'd guess what it is first. (Hint - it weighs over 30 pounds) I went digging in my garage through boxes of stuff...

    Started by Harlan (Deceased)‎, 06-27-2011 05:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-27-2011, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  14. My medals collection from the Boer War and WW1 ....

    Here are pics of three sets of service medals I've owned since the late 60's and early 70's. They are principally from soldiers who fought in the...

    Started by Badger‎, 06-23-2011 11:31 AM
    boer, collection, medals, war, ww1
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,299
    06-25-2011, 03:58 PM Go to last post
  15. Any Uniform Experts? Boer War 1899-1902 Photo (Maybe?)

    I just acquried this photo and am having a heck of a time identifying the uniform, regimate, ect. I was told by the person I got it from the man was...

    Started by chuckchili‎, 01-26-2011 01:01 AM
    boer, experts, photo, uniform, war
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 6,026
    02-07-2011, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  16. Army MP web gear set

    I was an MP during the late seventies and this the type of web gear we wore then. The 1911 is an Auto Ordnance that I just recently bought to go...

    Started by iringtwice‎, 01-25-2011 02:53 PM
    army, gear, set, web
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,558
    01-25-2011, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  17. Estate sale find, wondering authenticity and possible value

    Ok, so I went to an estate sale and found a box of military and boy scout items and paid $50 for the box. I am fairly new to collecting military...

    Started by jglh555‎, 07-10-2010 04:15 PM
    authenticity, canteen, doughboy, estate, find, gas mask, helmet, m1 steel, sale, wondering
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 6,832
    08-22-2010, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Identifying old cartridge belts

    About 1969, I purchased two cartridge belts from Dixie Gun Works. They are identical except the loops on one are for .45-70 & the other for .30-40. ...

    Started by Kirk‎, 06-09-2010 11:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,285
    07-14-2010, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  19. Need serious information on Japanese items?

    Try this web site. These are some serious collectors of ordnance, uniforms, firearms, flags, etc. I like our site a little better. Japanese...

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 11-05-2009 09:05 PM
    information, items, japanese
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,984
    12-30-2009, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  20. Question Pattern 37 Webbing Assembly

    I've got a box full of Pattern 1937 web gear. It's all in unissued condition and I believe it's complete or very close to complete. I've laid it...

    Started by Stevo‎, 05-12-2007 01:37 PM
    assembly, pattern, webbing
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 9,865
    06-18-2007, 12:12 PM Go to last post

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