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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...

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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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  1. Help with holsters please

    First up has no markings; Second, this one is marked Adahl Barmen 1917;

    Started by chaosrob‎, 06-26-2017 07:42 PM
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  2. Just got my MkIII Compass back from Trademark London

    Well, I got given an estate MkIII compass made by the Canadian Kodak Company in 1942 and it was in pretty sorry shape. I sent it off to Paul Crespel...

    Started by Claven2‎, 10-04-2010 10:07 PM
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    06-26-2017, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  3. Cleaning rod handle

    Good evening...I've been sorting-out and labeling cleaning kit displays and have a rod handle that I've not been able to identify. It 's the same...

    Started by csmjms‎, 06-24-2017 08:57 PM
    cleaning, handle, rod
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  4. Seeking RCAF Other Ranks Wedge Cap

    Howdy! Looking to get a Wedge cap for my father, before Remembrance Day. I need to find out what the correct wedge cap is for RCAF ground crew...

    Started by cdnshooter‎, 06-24-2017 08:09 PM
    cap, ranks, rcaf, seeking, wedge
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  5. WW11 Souvenir Jap Flag

    My Daughter in law's Grandfather served with the Second Marine Division in WW11. His name John Marquette. I'm just starting to look over his...

    Started by painter777‎, 06-10-2017 07:08 PM
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    flag, jap, souvenir, ww11
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    06-24-2017, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Need help with IDing pictures!

    Hey guys & gals, while visiting relatives in Germany, my family showed me these photos. They have no idea what uniform/regiment/unit these men are...

    Started by RaunchyRifles‎, 06-13-2017 09:42 PM
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    06-21-2017, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    06-17-2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  8. US M1 cloth helmet covers

    Look at this video on You Tube. It's a 1959 Pathfinder training film. What caught my eye was the cloth helmet covers. I've looked at a lot of M1...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 06-15-2017 06:32 PM
    cloth, covers, helmet
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    06-15-2017, 08:28 PM Go to last post
  9. 8th Army Air Force and Pathfinder patch

    In my small museum I have all of my Uncle's uniforms, from cadet to active duty. He was a B-17 bombardier with the 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy)...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 06-14-2017 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    06-14-2017, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Estate sale book has Vietnam Flag

    Purchased a few things at an estate sale last Friday. A old gunsmith book had a flag in it. Along with the flag was a typed page with a translation....

    Started by painter777‎, 06-10-2017 05:28 PM
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    book, estate, flag, sale, vietnam
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    06-13-2017, 05:07 AM Go to last post
  11. 8.8 cm Flak 18 rebuild

    One of my Uncle's vet-bring-back treasures, is an "88" Flak 18 shell, dated 1938. It looked very incomplete, but I soon found that locating an 88...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 06-11-2017 11:14 AM
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    06-11-2017, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    05-31-2017, 05:05 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    05-21-2017, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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    1 2
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    05-21-2017, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
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    05-20-2017, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    05-19-2017, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    05-16-2017, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Views: 288
    05-06-2017, 10:40 PM Go to last post

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