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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 10:10 AM
    forum, gear, military, vintage
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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-02-2017 01:32 PM
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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-03-2016 07:20 AM
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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 10:35 AM
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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...

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    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question they’ve posted, I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2016 09:16 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 cafdfw (Harlan). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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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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    A lot of members don't realize that our site supports multiple interfaces, often referred to as Forum Skins. Fundamentally, there are three...

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  1. WWII German Binoculars

    I found these binoculars cleaning at my in-laws house. Initial research would indicate that they are WWII vintage. The case is not marked and I...

    Started by RangeHound‎, 05-28-2017 05:00 PM
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  2. Inherited old uniform regalia - need help!

    My Uncle passed away recently and I was given a box of items he had. He was never in the military nor was anyone in his extended family to the best...

    Started by KRASHED‎, 05-21-2017 07:19 PM
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    inherited, regalia, uniform
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  3. New treasures Sling and Pouch ID help?

    Picked up some odds and ends. Would welcome some help with identification. No markings.

    Started by HOOKED ON HISTORY‎, 05-23-2017 08:19 PM
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    05-27-2017, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  4. Canadian MKII helmet decal ID

    Can anyone identify this Canadian helmet decal? It is on a CLC 1942 MKII. I've had no luck finding it on the web. Thanks!

    Started by Rucker‎, 05-19-2017 05:01 PM
    canadian, decal, helmet, mkii
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    05-21-2017, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Restoration of a Semi-Relic WWII German M42 Helmet

    I decided this was better in the vintage military gear section than the restoration section as it isn't a firearm. Hopefully you'll find it...

    Started by peregrinvs‎, 04-19-2017 08:40 AM
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    05-21-2017, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Help identifying machine gun cleaning kit.

    Hi Picked this up car booting. Anyone any thoughts on what its for ? Absolutely no markings on it. I'm assuming machine gun cleaning kit ww1 or...

    Started by jsmyth3326‎, 05-19-2017 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-20-2017, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  7. ALICE pack frame

    Hi, I've came across this quite unusal ALICE frame and have been looking through google images for some time with no, similar to this one,...

    Started by Bydle‎, 05-16-2017 02:52 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-20-2017, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Mystery 60mm mortar round

    My Uncle served as a B-17 bombardier in WW2, and after the Axis surrender he was stationed in Istres, France. All the .50 cal. guns were removed...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 05-17-2017 01:37 PM
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    05-19-2017, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Help Identify Mystery 8 pocket belt

    Found this little 8 pocket at the flea market yesterday. Local Milsurp collectors could not identify so posting a couple of photos for the experts....

    Started by Leggett71‎, 05-14-2017 07:08 AM
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    05-16-2017, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  10. While looking for something else....

    Some pics I've not seen in this footage, although a lot of German pics at around 4.11, is this a dispatch rider with a rifle having a peak or a...

    Started by bigduke6‎, 05-06-2017 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-06-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post
  11. [Help] which gloves and eyewear should I pick ?

    Hello gentlewomen and gentlemen. Let me explain my situation : (and forgive me about the grammar mistakes I might make in the future, I'm not an...

    Started by TheSSN20‎, 05-01-2017 03:14 PM
    eyewear, gloves, pick
    • Replies: 5
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    05-02-2017, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  12. Luftschutz helmet

    Hey, I was passed down a helmet from my family brought back from ww2. Its a Luftzchutz helmet and I dont know very much about it. any information on...

    Started by Danielk‎, 04-23-2017 12:04 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    04-26-2017, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  13. WWI British MkI Brodie Helmet Restoration

    I haven't finished this yet as I am having problems installing the liner. However, I thought I'd share the progress so far with you. Some initial...

    Started by peregrinvs‎, 04-19-2017 09:42 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 19
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    04-25-2017, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  14. WW2 / Korean War M1 Helmet?

    This helmet came from the collection of a friend who recently passed away. I think it may have been a WW2 issue that was refurbished for the Korean...

    Started by Charlie303‎, 04-19-2017 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 267
    04-20-2017, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  15. US Garrison Caps - WWI? & WWII

    I picked these up at an auction last night. I don't know a lot about them but the top one appears to be of WWI timeframe as it has a handwritten...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-11-2017 12:58 PM
    caps, garrison, wwi, wwii
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 327
    04-17-2017, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  16. British F.T.37 Rangefinder

    Another Bristish stuff to my collection Wiki say: F.T. 37 It is unknown when this device came into service. It is very similar to the F.T. 27,...

    Started by Luis Bren‎, 04-13-2017 10:08 AM
    british, ft37, rangefinder
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 410
    04-15-2017, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Identify this Uniform?

    Hi, Not sure what I am looking at. Was going through some boxes to sell old uniforms and I am not sure where to start with this. Thanks!

    Started by Spaz‎, 04-12-2017 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-13-2017, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Before & After

    A while ago I procured some ordnence from a member downsizing among it was a 106mm HEAT RCL Prac round Fin stabilized. I cleaned it up and etch...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 04-05-2017 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 367
    04-07-2017, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  19. Another for the collection

    Picked this up the other day a 2pdr solid prac round dated 9/41 with I gather in the red oxide paint prior to being painted its correct colour scheme...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 04-04-2017 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 313
    04-06-2017, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  20. Anyone know what kind of helmet this is?

    I recently purchased a helmet, and was wondering if anyone of you knew what kind it was. It looks like some kind of english helmet to...

    Started by Pim‎, 07-23-2016 07:01 AM
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    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 2,588
    04-03-2017, 04:02 PM Go to last post

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