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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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  1. Luftschutz helmet

    Hey, I was passed down a helmet from my family brought back from ww2. Its a Luftzchutz helmet and I dont know very much about it. any information on...

    Started by Danielk‎, 04-23-2017 12:04 PM
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  2. WWI British MkI Brodie Helmet Restoration

    I haven't finished this yet as I am having problems installing the liner. However, I thought I'd share the progress so far with you. Some initial...

    Started by peregrinvs‎, 04-19-2017 09:42 AM
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  3. WW2 / Korean War M1 Helmet?

    This helmet came from the collection of a friend who recently passed away. I think it may have been a WW2 issue that was refurbished for the Korean...

    Started by Charlie303‎, 04-19-2017 02:51 PM
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    04-20-2017, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. US Garrison Caps - WWI? & WWII

    I picked these up at an auction last night. I don't know a lot about them but the top one appears to be of WWI timeframe as it has a handwritten...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-11-2017 12:58 PM
    caps, garrison, wwi, wwii
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    04-17-2017, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  6. British F.T.37 Rangefinder

    Another Bristish stuff to my collection Wiki say: F.T. 37 It is unknown when this device came into service. It is very similar to the F.T. 27,...

    Started by Luis Bren‎, 04-13-2017 10:08 AM
    british, ft37, rangefinder
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    04-15-2017, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Identify this Uniform?

    Hi, Not sure what I am looking at. Was going through some boxes to sell old uniforms and I am not sure where to start with this. Thanks!

    Started by Spaz‎, 04-12-2017 12:11 PM
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    04-13-2017, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Before & After

    A while ago I procured some ordnence from a member downsizing among it was a 106mm HEAT RCL Prac round Fin stabilized. I cleaned it up and etch...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 04-05-2017 07:07 AM
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    04-07-2017, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Another for the collection

    Picked this up the other day a 2pdr solid prac round dated 9/41 with I gather in the red oxide paint prior to being painted its correct colour scheme...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 04-04-2017 10:01 PM
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    04-06-2017, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Anyone know what kind of helmet this is?

    I recently purchased a helmet, and was wondering if anyone of you knew what kind it was. It looks like some kind of english helmet to...

    Started by Pim‎, 07-23-2016 07:01 AM
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    04-03-2017, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  11. M1Garand web sling ID

    Can anybody tell me anything about this sling? The slider is brass and it has no markings. Thanks in advance.

    Started by Calflash‎, 03-24-2017 02:11 PM
    m1garand, sling, web
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    03-24-2017, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Have a ton of these military straps any ideas

    I have a ton of these military straps does anyone know what they are or what they are used for? Shorter strap is about 12 inches . Longer strap is...

    Started by FRANKKASSEL‎, 03-21-2017 11:47 AM
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    03-23-2017, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Hi everyone I need help with these binoculars


    Started by FireDyjinn‎, 12-22-2016 12:13 PM
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    03-20-2017, 02:28 PM Go to last post

    A tragic story of the results improper rigging on the M-1950 case and the transition to the new jump case. Improper Rigging May Have Contributed...

    Started by HOOKED ON HISTORY‎, 03-09-2017 08:12 PM
    airborne, case, m1950, question, weapons
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    03-12-2017, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 4
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    03-09-2017, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  16. WW2 Canteens. Marines?

    Hello all. My U.S. military rifle collecting has mutated into collecting U.S. military items from the WW1 and WW2 era with a special focus on Marine...

    Started by shooter88‎, 02-28-2017 04:39 PM
    canteens, marines, ww2
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 365
    03-06-2017, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  17. Help Identifying web rifle case

    I was going thru some stuff over the weekend looking for some stuff to sell and found this rifle case. I do not know much about it or what rifle it...

    Started by therno‎, 03-05-2017 03:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-06-2017, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  18. WW1 British Military Field Binoculars

    I have these X6 binoculars which I believe to have been in the family since the 1920s and were purchased by my Great Grandfather as WW1 war surplus...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 02-25-2017 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-03-2017, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 10:35 AM
    armory, rack
    • Replies: 2
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    02-27-2017, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Need help identifying this large ammo box

    I came across this ammo box a few months ago and have been searching online for one like it and have not been able to find anything like it. It...

    Started by slow63bug‎, 02-23-2017 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 334
    02-26-2017, 10:03 AM Go to last post

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