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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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    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-02-2017 02:32 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 08:20 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 11:35 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 04-26-2016 06:25 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 10:16 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 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-04-2011 09:34 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...

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  1. 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 07:00 AM
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    12-12-2017, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  2. Old Krag ammo crate

    Hello all. For an early Christmas present I received an old ammo crate for the 1898 Krag rifle. The lettering on it is very faded, however you can...

    Started by shooter88‎, 12-03-2017 09:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-06-2017, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  3. Armory rack

    My buddy called me to his house because he had "something" for me to pick up. When i get there i find an aluminum M16A1 rifle rack. The kind they...

    Started by MikieG‎, 02-26-2017 11:35 AM
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    • Replies: 14
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    11-29-2017, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Rare/prototype U.S. M1917 helmet, or a fake?

    I found an M1917 (I believe anyway) helmet at an antique shop today. It was labeled simply "WWI Helmet". First I have ever even seen in person in my...

    Started by xb0xisbetter‎, 10-14-2017 04:56 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    11-02-2017, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  5. A different king of "mickey mouse" Boot

    My Dad had these for ever. I haven't seen another pair like them. They have the air valve and are bell mouthed on top and have a tan sole. I would...

    Started by Killroy2‎, 09-21-2017 02:26 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    11-01-2017, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Vintage electrodes help

    These are US Navy electrodes from 1952 appox lengths L-5”x1.5 And L-7x1.5 Also 1/8 electrodes Cannot find anything on them! The...

    Started by Ajsgreenjeeps‎, 10-30-2017 06:57 AM
    electrodes, vintage
    • Replies: 8
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    10-31-2017, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Mystery 3 cell leather pouches

    I have this pair of leather pouches which I picked up a while ago, very cheaply, but have no real idea from what country they originate or even if...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 10-13-2017 03:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 209
    10-16-2017, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Frazier's Patent 50-70 cartridge box

    Hi, couple of years back I posted a question about a cartridge box. brownigautorifle was a great help - we both thought it was a Hager. But the block...

    Started by kablair‎, 10-14-2017 12:55 PM
    5070, box, cartridge, frazier, patent
    • Replies: 1
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    10-15-2017, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Taylor Eye Witness fighting knife

    I'm looking for some information on a knife that has been in my gear box for almost 30 years. I got it in trade from a friend in Canada, and all I...

    Started by 1187Shooter‎, 10-11-2017 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 221
    10-12-2017, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  10. WW2 weapons rack

    I picked this wall rack up years ago, you can stack another rack on top of this rack as there are holes. Rack is made of wood with metal edges. ...

    Started by RCS‎, 09-27-2017 11:50 AM
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    10-02-2017, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  11. Mystery US Marked Tool

    Fellas, Here's a little brain scratcher for you this morning. What is this doo-dad? No other information (or even dimensions) except the two pics....

    Started by rcathey‎, 09-26-2017 08:55 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-26-2017, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Green on White Sergeant First Class Chevrons?

    OK, so I've apparently stumped everybody with my first two questions. Let's see if third time's a charm. Included in the mass of stuff I acquired...

    Started by xntryk1‎, 09-18-2017 07:40 PM
    chevrons, class, green, sergeant, white
    • Replies: 2
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    09-18-2017, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  13. USMC Chevrons - Size of Women's versus Men's?

    OK, while I'm waiting for an answer on my button question (different thread), I've come up with another question. I've also acquired a sizable...

    Started by xntryk1‎, 09-15-2017 02:39 PM
    chevrons, men, size, usmc, versus, women
    • Replies: 0
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    09-15-2017, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  14. Green plastic USMC uniform buttons

    Hi all! I recently acquired a cache of vintage military items from an estate sale. Apparently, both husband and wife were in the Marine Corps from...

    Started by xntryk1‎, 09-12-2017 04:38 PM
    buttons, green, marines, plastic, uniform, usmc
    • Replies: 5
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    09-14-2017, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Still another

    Picked up a 2pdr case 304mm long the other day I had a spare 2pdr solid which has a No.1007 underneath see pic so put that in it they are a little...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 09-14-2017 04:14 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 201
    09-14-2017, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  16. WWII two man chain saw restoration.

    Hello, I have received this Mercury KB6-A Reed Prentice. I have found several references to this saw in the Timberman magazine. My particular example...

    Started by marshalljt‎, 04-04-2013 10:00 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    chain, man, restoration, wwii
    • Replies: 15
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    09-12-2017, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  17. Question Camillus M3 knife - real or reproduction?

    Hi Gang, I'm looking for the knife experts out there to let me know if I found a real M3 knife or if I purchased a repro. The little research...

    Started by tlsher‎, 12-12-2016 10:04 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    09-11-2017, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  18. WWII Paratrooper Bracelet

    Good afternoon, fellas! I had this on the ol' eBay so I wanted to wait until it ended to show you this. It has sold and I did pretty well on this...

    Started by rcathey‎, 09-07-2017 03:00 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 274
    09-09-2017, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  19. When Did Russia Use This Camp Pattern?

    Edit: I meant "camo pattern", not "camp pattern" I found this Russian canteen today at a Goodwill store. The canteen is Cold War era dated 1957...

    Started by TexasCheesehead‎, 09-04-2017 09:31 PM
    camp, pattern, russia
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 259
    09-05-2017, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  20. Entrenching tool cover

    My son in law got one of these carriers with a taiwan shovel a few weeks ago and gave it to me as he didn't need the cover. I'm trying to ID it and...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 09-03-2017 08:17 PM
    cover, entrenching, tool
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 248
    09-04-2017, 02:11 PM Go to last post

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