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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. Found my Grandfathers World War 2 duffel bag yesterday

    I recently inherited my Grandparent's farm. Yesterday I was checking on the house, and decided to check the storage building over the cellar. I...

    Started by RazorBurn‎, 02-26-2018 01:38 PM
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    bag, duffel, found, grandfathers, war, world, yesterday
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  2. British para beret badge...how to mount?

    I saw the badge advertised (it is marked as a reproduction) and it made me curious as to how it would mount to the beret? The clip looks like that...

    Started by 82Trooper‎, 03-17-2018 09:00 AM
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    Have 3 of these (from where?) in my bunker. The nomenclature on the envelope looks very military. They are shipped flat in the envelope & you must...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 03-18-2018 05:45 PM
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  4. USN M-450-1 aviator helmet

    This item is in great shape & leather chin strap looks/ feels new. The ID tag speaks for itself, however there is no provision for headphones. ...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 03-18-2018 05:56 PM
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  5. two color M1 helmet nets

    I am attempting to date the introduction of these two tone helmet nets. These fit the US Army M1 helmet but could fit other helmets. Early photos...

    Started by RCS‎, 03-16-2018 12:16 PM
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    03-16-2018, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  6. M9 A1 AT Rifle Grenade box

    Hi Folks Does any one here have a box for the M9 A1 rifle grenade that they would most kindly take measurements of so that I would be able to make...

    Started by Roy‎, 03-13-2018 06:34 AM
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    03-13-2018, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  7. M48 SLING

    Hello New member here. Looking for photos and dimensions for M48 sling. Hope someone can help BLACKTHORN66

    Started by BLACKTHORN66‎, 03-12-2018 03:32 PM
    m48, sling
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  8. USAAF WW2 flight helmet & accessories

    Shown is an item in my collection, a flight helmet, AN-H-15, marked AAF. The goggles are marked AN 6530. The boom microphone is a MT-522 A/U. I...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 03-11-2018 07:44 PM
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    03-11-2018, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Brauer Bros Slings #12 and #13 (Military?) Slings

    Has it ever been confirmed that #13 Brauer Bros made 1.25" and #12 1" leather military slings and for what years?

    Started by usabaker‎, 03-11-2018 01:39 AM
    #12, #13, brauer, bros, military, slings
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    03-11-2018, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  10. Vintage US Army Sniper Scope Storage Chest

    Here an interesting box on Offer Up some of you collector might be interested in. Look legitimate so if anyone wants me to help them acquire it let...

    Started by usabaker‎, 03-10-2018 03:45 AM
    army, chest, scope, sniper, storage, vintage
    • Replies: 2
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    03-10-2018, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Saving an m16 magazine pouch.

    While at of all things a second hand airsoft store I found this. I find the stuff in the oddest of places sometimes but after I got it home i...

    Started by lyon13‎, 03-05-2018 12:48 PM
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    03-05-2018, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Questions about Francis Barker M73 liquid prismatic compass

    Hi everyone, I recently acquired an M73 (above) from an auction website. I had used one while in the infantry 20 years ago and have been in love...

    Started by prismaticcompass‎, 01-28-2018 07:06 AM
    barker, compass, francis, francis barker, liquid, m73, navigation, prismatic, prismatic compass, questions
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    03-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  13. What is this?

    Does anyone know what this is? It looks like it is a shooting rest for a US M1903 - it is a perfect fit on the foreend.

    Started by cwbuff‎, 02-27-2018 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-28-2018, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  14. R.E.L. 1942 Scope info

    I have a chance to pick up an R.E.L.sighting scope which I assume is for an armoured vehicle of some sort. It's in very good shape, and the reticle...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 02-26-2018 06:24 AM
    1942, info, rel, scope
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    02-26-2018, 06:24 AM Go to last post
  15. Military Charger Clip Whatsit Doodad?

    All, I ran across 6 of these and since it appeared as though they would hold cartridges, I bought 'em. Now the only question is, what are they?...

    Started by rcathey‎, 02-16-2018 01:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-17-2018, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  16. WW2 M9 AT Rifle Grenade

    Hello Does anyone know if some makes a replica of the spring clip for the M9 AT Rifle grenade. Or if heaven forbid, someone has a couple of...

    Started by Roy‎, 02-02-2018 11:09 PM
    grenade, rifle, ww2
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 227
    02-02-2018, 11:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Help identifying cartridge belt and value?

    Hello...I am looking for some opinions as to this cartridge belt. It was an estate find, so I have no background information on it. It "looks"like...

    Started by 82Trooper‎, 01-24-2018 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-24-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Bolt Pouch and Cleaning Rod (Browning MG?)

    These came with some M1903 parts I bought the pouch says "BOLT" and "US" on it and the handle of the cleaning rod had a diamond with something I cant...

    Started by usabaker‎, 01-19-2018 10:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-20-2018, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  19. Pre WW2 Thompson SMG 50 round drum pouch

    I found a RUSCO marked but not dated Thompson 50 round drum pouch, I thought most of the WW2 US manufactured drum pouches had WW2 dates (most are...

    Started by RCS‎, 03-09-2017 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-06-2018, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  20. Tell me what I have, Brodie Helmet identification request.

    Hello Gents, it's been a long time, but I am back with an ID request. First questions and then the story. What pattern of helmet is this, and...

    Started by Sentryduty‎, 01-02-2018 02:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 276
    01-03-2018, 12:14 AM Go to last post

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