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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,...

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  1. 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
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    05-20-2019, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 90
    05-20-2019, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  3. "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
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  4. 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: 7
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    05-06-2019, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
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    04-29-2019, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
    belt, cartridge, loop, mills, real, repro
    • Replies: 2
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    04-20-2019, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  7. 2 Feuer Hand Oil Lamps

    I have 2 bring home lamps from a friends Fathers time in the ETO. His Father was Airborne, but I'd have to ask about unit. Anyway he passed a locker...

    Started by painter777‎, 04-16-2019 04:28 PM
    feuer, hand, lamps, oil
    • Replies: 2
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    04-16-2019, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  8. Found a pair of british binoculars.

    Was hoping they would be correct for my No4(T) set up, but probably not. Brown leather case, stitching dries out, leather still pliable. Still has...

    Started by Hal O'Peridol‎, 04-15-2019 09:07 PM
    binoculars, british, found, pair
    • Replies: 1
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    04-16-2019, 04:31 AM Go to last post
  9. 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: 0
    • Views: 102
    04-15-2019, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  10. Far East Command Shirt and Patches?

    Hi Folks - Picked this up today, and understand it is a Far East Command patch and Admin? Patch. I mostly stop at 1918 so cannot claim much...

    Started by MikeS‎, 04-08-2019 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 181
    04-10-2019, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  11. WWII Towel

    I just found this towel in a house my daughter just bought from her grandfather, it was his fathers house and he was a WWII Navy Veteran. The towel...

    Started by jbm‎, 04-09-2019 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 153
    04-09-2019, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Mills Bomb

    Finally found a Mills bomb. J P & S marked on grenade, spoon and base. Missing internals but in good shape otherwise.

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-17-2019 10:17 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    04-09-2019, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  13. Italian M33 Helmet ?

    Hi This looks a lot like an Italian WW2 helmet, but doesn’t seem to be quite right to me. Could it be a M33 shell reworked by another Country?...

    Started by boristhepig‎, 04-01-2019 02:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 166
    04-01-2019, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  14. British "Desert Storm" period 6x30 Binoculars question with pictures

    These are the first pair of this type that I have seen. Probably pinched by a returning US GI from Desert Storm. Six power 6x30 unmarked as to...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 03-21-2019 03:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 212
    03-21-2019, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  15. B 17

    Bought this a few years ago at a farm auction.

    Started by xring3‎, 03-08-2019 10:05 AM
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    • Views: 563
    03-21-2019, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  16. SAS Webbing

    Happy new year gentlemen. :) I acquired an SAS SLR magazine pouch via a trade with a friend over the holiday period. This has enabled me to...

    Started by peregrinvs‎, 01-03-2017 04:37 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,171
    03-16-2019, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  17. SAS/SBS/Special Forces Pouches?

    I noticed these pouches on eBay this evening. I have no idea if these particular pouches can be attributed specifically to UK special forces but the...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-11-2019 02:54 PM
    forces, pouches, sas or sbs or special
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 161
    03-14-2019, 04:16 AM Go to last post
  18. Post WW2 "German Style" mess tin sets comparison.

    I found this video quite informative and interesting. Post WW2 German Style Mess Kit Identification and Comparison. - YouTube

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-07-2019 03:29 PM
    comparison, german style, mess, post, set, sets, tin, ww2
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 161
    03-07-2019, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  19. East German Canteens

    I came across this informative video which profiles 3 versions of post WW2 canteen produced by East Germany for the NVA. Three East German Army...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-02-2019 01:40 PM
    canteens, east, german
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 247
    03-03-2019, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Military Uniform but i have no knowledge

    Hello I found a military uniform in our barn, i have no knowledge of its authenticity or what branch of military, or war era. Any information would...

    Started by origina‎, 02-19-2019 06:24 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 401
    03-01-2019, 04:08 PM Go to last post

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