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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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    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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    <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 10:18 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...

    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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    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 05:25 AM
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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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    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 09:52 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-12-2011 12:10 PM
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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 03:38 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-04-2011 08:34 PM
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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-02-2011 12:38 PM
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  1. Mu Blood chit.

    Verified by flyer who flew the Hump.

    Started by A. F Medic‎, 10-08-2018 09:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-11-2018, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  2. 2 WWII and 1 WWI helmets found - one with Camouflage Cover

    Hi all, I'm just starting to learn helmets, and picked these up this weekend. I think the lined one with the camo cover is WWII, the lining...

    Started by AZshot‎, 09-22-2018 01:18 PM
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    camouflage, cover, found, helmets, wwi, wwii
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    10-04-2018, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  3. Think I found my 1st gear treasure. Mills Holster 1905

    Thought I'd share this. I bought 3 boxes of old holsters and web gear a few weeks back and this was in it. I took it to two of our local militaria...

    Started by MinerJohn‎, 09-30-2018 04:49 PM
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    09-30-2018, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Ammunition crate

    I picked this up at a garage sale a few weeks ago. Just curious about how old it might be, and if the handles and hardware look original. Thanks.

    Started by Littlejohn‎, 09-20-2018 09:35 PM
    ammunition, crate
    • Replies: 7
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    09-21-2018, 05:43 PM Go to last post
  5. M1 Helmet Liner ?

    Hi I wonder if some could please tell me the origin of this liner, I thought it might be Korean War period but I am not to sure that its not of...

    Started by boristhepig‎, 09-18-2018 06:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-21-2018, 07:41 AM Go to last post
  6. BAIGISH-6M Soviet night vision binoculars

    Saw these at the local market, been thinking about getting them, but I’m finding it hard to get any information on them.

    Started by r4sl‎, 08-27-2018 04:51 AM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 405
    09-18-2018, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  7. Case, Carrying M12 - For Telescopes M23, M1918, and M1918A2

    Hello all. The subject line says it all. A friend-of-a-friend offered this to me. I've not seen it yet, just these pictures. I can't find a...

    Started by rcathey‎, 09-07-2018 08:39 AM
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    09-10-2018, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  8. Blacker Bombard 29mm Spigot mortar bomb manufacture.

    I have acquired a mint 29mm spigot mortar tail and drum fin. The drum fin is marked PTS 42 anyone know who the manufacture is PTS.

    Started by Topfmine‎, 09-08-2018 04:37 PM
    29mm, blacker, bomb, bombard, manufacture, mortar, spigot
    • Replies: 1
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    09-10-2018, 03:47 AM Go to last post
  9. Flying Fortress garrison cap

    Picked up a khaki garrison cap at a local estate sale with a B-52 printed on the lining with Flying Fortress wording. No other markings. Not...

    Started by Leggett71‎, 09-09-2018 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 118
    09-09-2018, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  10. Anyone wanting this

    Calibre/Item: Parts 308W Make: Lithgow Model: L1A1 Semi Auto Condition: Good Price: $1525 Advertised: 6/09/2018 Licence number: 319999V ...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 09-06-2018 04:20 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 227
    09-08-2018, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  11. German M35 (M40) Helmet Needs New Leather

    Picked up a fairly nice M40 helmet yesterday at an antique shop. Very little rust, just a couple of very light spots. Paint seems to be original on...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 07-21-2018 04:25 PM
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    1 2
    german, helmet, leather, m35, m40
    • Replies: 12
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    09-06-2018, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  12. SPH-4 questions

    I'm trying to build up a (small) collection of Vietnam items (approx mid 60s to early/mid 70s). Well, some (all?) items have not been close to...

    Started by kjellr‎, 08-10-2018 05:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-23-2018, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Canadian Helmit 1943 Quetion on markings

    I have what I think is a 1943 Canadian Mfg helmet. Any information on the painted on colors in the front? I was able to snap a few pictures today,...

    Started by Cheese Noodles‎, 06-17-2018 11:59 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    08-03-2018, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Vintage Bomber Jacket with Blood Chit??

    Hello, I came about this jacket a few weeks ago and I cannot find any information on it. The zip in fur lining is missing and there are no other...

    Started by charleyj88‎, 08-02-2018 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 245
    08-03-2018, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  15. Australian army bugle

    Gday all. My father passed away and left me this bugle. Never got to tell me any of its history value. Hoping someone here could tell me? Regards...

    Started by Russell James‎, 07-31-2018 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 348
    08-01-2018, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  16. USGI 1911 Holster Cover

    Recently purchased this USGI 1911 Boyt Holster with the white cover. Unable to find any information on these covers. Would appreciate any...

    Started by ozarkmac‎, 07-16-2018 04:05 PM
    1911, cover, holster, usgi
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 280
    07-16-2018, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Helmet Identification

    Hi,New member here. I found what looks like a 1917 Dough boy helmet at a flea market. It meets all of the criteria as correct although the...

    Started by Rifleman 57‎, 06-09-2018 09:47 AM
    helmet, identification
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 701
    07-08-2018, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  18. Simulator No. 3 Mk. I made by J.W. & S. Ltd

    Can anyone identify this object and give me a reliable source of information?

    Started by UNPROFOR1994‎, 06-28-2018 05:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 433
    07-01-2018, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  19. Question for the experts

    Is this an LB Bayonet I just picked up this No.4 bayonet & Scabbard bubba had been at it with semi gloss black so I cleaned it up exposing the...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 06-19-2018 02:16 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 759
    06-28-2018, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  20. WW2 German badge

    Morning all, I acquired this pocket metal badge in Crete back in 1988 and forgot all about it, not my area of expertise and I know nothing about...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 06-20-2018 04:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 430
    06-21-2018, 03:37 PM Go to last post

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