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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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  1. Signal Telescope Leather

    My signal telescope Mk VI has rather dilapidated leather end caps, with out connecting strap or shoulder strap. As I use it periodically I am keen to...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 08-12-2019 04:50 PM
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    08-13-2019, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  2. Japanese made US Canteens

    How To Spot A Fake WW2 U.S Canteen - YouTube

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-03-2019 06:06 PM
    canteens, japanese, made
    • Replies: 3
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    08-12-2019, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  3. US M1951 Entrenching Tool

    I have this US M1951 entrenching tool which has para-cord tied through the hole in the end of the wooden handle. So far I have left the para-cord in...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-12-2019 11:05 AM
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    08-12-2019, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  4. HELP! Civil war collectible or later civilian copy?

    In amongst some helmets and such that I picked up at an estate sale, there is an old (and I mean OLD) canteen. Any collector of vintage anything...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 08-05-2019 12:26 PM
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  5. Binoculars Prismatic No.2 Mk.2 - Advice

    So, I may have got over excited on that auction site and bought a pair of allegedly working no.2 mk2 with graticule. Sellers claims optics are a tad...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 06-07-2019 04:30 PM
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    • Replies: 31
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    08-12-2019, 01:47 AM Go to last post
  6. Another "What do I have here?" thread!

    Some of the pieces I just picked up are self-expanatory. Where I'm a little lost is on current values and I.D. on two pieces. The Canadian Civil...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 08-03-2019 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-09-2019, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  7. WW2 US Canteen Cover origin?

    I've been trying to figure out the origin/end user of the cover for this US canteen. This canteen cover has belt loops rather than the usual US style...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 07-13-2019 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-31-2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  8. 2"mortar Mk2 lensatic sight.

    How rare is the 2" mortar Mk2 lenstatic sight with case, is it in the same class and price as the lensatic sight used on the Brengun.

    Started by Topfmine‎, 12-09-2017 06:00 AM
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    07-23-2019, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  9. Help ID and Dating Lift the Dot Sockets and Clip Hardware

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and was hoping to learn from the members here on some hardware I recently acquired. I have acquired some...

    Started by malexandercncpts‎, 07-14-2019 01:06 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 152
    07-14-2019, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  10. Short legged tripod for scout regiment / signal telescope

    I am keen to be able to use my British army signal and scout telescopes for spotting when shooting. As an unsupported spotting scope is a bit of a...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 07-09-2019 05:37 PM
    legged, regiment, scout, short, signal, telescope, tripod
    • Replies: 2
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    07-12-2019, 01:19 AM Go to last post
  11. 1944 Luftwaffe M43 Field Cap

    I picked this up this over the weekend at a garage sale. It's a Luftwaffe M43 wool field cap that's dated 1944. The RB number indicates that it was...

    Started by TexasCheesehead‎, 04-15-2019 08:37 PM
    1944, cap, field, luftwaffe, m43
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 524
    06-27-2019, 02:49 AM Go to last post
  12. USMC White Canvas Cap (well, was white at one time)

    Hello Folks - Found this at a local antique shop and not sure what I may have, if anything at all. But the price was low and it looked pretty...

    Started by MikeS‎, 06-23-2019 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 138
    06-23-2019, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  13. Any Cavalry Horse Equipment Experts? Photos Added

    I picked up probably the oddest addition to my collection today rather unexpectedly. Spotted some old leather straps in a large bin at an antique...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 06-16-2019 12:20 AM
    added, cavalry, equipment, experts, horse, photos
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 228
    06-16-2019, 12:20 AM Go to last post
  14. Kerr No Buckle Sling

    Hi all, Just picked up a Kerr sling. What details do I need to be looking for to evaluate authenticity? This one will be placed on my...

    Started by rcathey‎, 06-12-2019 10:36 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 299
    06-13-2019, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Mills 35 Loop Cartridge Belt - Real or Repro?

    Guys, I purchased this off e-Bay. It was listed as an original Mills ...

    Started by sigman2‎, 04-18-2019 06:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    belt, cartridge, loop, mills, real, repro
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 783
    06-11-2019, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  16. Switchboard 10 Line Mk 2

    I have one of these kicking around and know a little about them but I have no idea of their value. Ideas?

    Started by samurighost‎, 05-18-2019 04:02 PM
    line, switchboard
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 277
    05-20-2019, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  17. WWII Era Canadian Army Wireless Remote Control Unit No. 1 - Commando Radio Set

    I some how acquired about 100 of these radios and I do not know much about them. What is the best way to check them and what batteries do they use?...

    Started by samurighost‎, 05-18-2019 04:05 PM
    army, canadian, commando, control, era, radio, remote, set, unit, wireless, wwii
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 285
    05-20-2019, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  18. "Rigid Digit Salute" Painted Brodie Helmet

    Hi all. Picked this up from an online auction in Alaska. I think I paid too much especially since I have no idea how to tell if this is an...

    Started by rcathey‎, 05-07-2019 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 383
    05-07-2019, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Alice Pouches, fake or genuine???

    I'm trying to figure out if these Alice pouches are fakes. They look reasonably well made but there are absolutely no markings on them at all. Will...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 05-03-2019 04:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 455
    05-06-2019, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  20. Question about Mills Pattern 1881 Cartridge belt

    I have this Mills pattern 1881 cartridge belt. It has the wide brass buckle and 45 cartridge loops which would indicate that it was meant to hold...

    Started by TexasCheesehead‎, 04-27-2019 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 395
    04-29-2019, 11:47 PM Go to last post

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