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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. Question Global Thread Help: How do I upload pictures to my posts for storage on milsurps.com?

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello folks … :) I'd like to remind everyone to re-read our Forum Rules & Site User Agreement (click here), particularly the section which covers...

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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...

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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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    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. Mystery Entrenching Tool

    Found this in a corner of an antique mall today. Marked as WWI Entrenching tool but I doubt the seller had a clue what it really was. I know I...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, Today 06:40 PM
    entrenching, mystery, tool
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  2. New York National Guard Helmet badge?

    I have my eye on what I'm told is a New York National Guard helmet badge. It's an attractive piece of militaria, but I have no idea of the era,...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 03-03-2021 05:38 PM
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  3. U,S. Paratrooper switch blade

    RARE WW2 U.S. M2 PARATROOPER SWITCH BLADE! ALL ORIGINAL! NO RESERVE! - Other Military Collectibles at GunBroker.com : 892307572

    Started by AGB-1‎, 02-25-2021 08:09 PM
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    blade, paratrooper, switch
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  4. Repro German Paratrooper helmet

    I don't usually go in for repros much but found this at a flea market today and it was pretty cheap even as repros go. Quality also seems pretty...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 02-06-2021 07:24 PM
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  5. Opinions on East German Helmets

    Decided last night that I need an East German helmet because it's somewhat unique in style. I'm aware they were farmed out to a few other countries...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 02-19-2021 02:19 PM
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    east, german, helmets, opinions
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  6. Help identifying vintage military spotting scope

    This was found amongst my late grandfather's belongings. He was in the Korean war but was also a collector of hunting and military stuff. There...

    Started by kermsurps‎, 02-16-2021 03:45 PM
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  7. Denison Smock Sniper Modifications

    Within training literature there are various references to personal modifications by snipers to their smocks. I am particularly interested...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 09-18-2019 01:41 PM
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  8. Makarov holster question

    Unfamiliar with Makarov holsters (and most things Russian), but I am curious....this strap...what is it for? The pistol looks to fit deep (and...

    Started by 82Trooper‎, 02-18-2021 01:05 PM
    holster, makarov, question
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  9. Cold War (1980's) US Army .45 magazine pouch--correct item?

    Hello: Can anyone advise me which magazine pouch is appropriate for training/field use for an 1980's era US Soldier? I see pix of military policy...

    Started by 82Trooper‎, 01-21-2021 08:11 PM
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  10. Scout Regiment and Telescope Signalling Lenses

    Hi all, I am looking for lens specifications for British telescopes, specifically the Tel Sig series and the sct. reg. MkII, would any one happen to...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 07-27-2020 03:09 AM
    lenses, regiment, scout, signalling, telescope
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    02-14-2021, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  11. Helmet Mk2......but not British?

    Greetings all, Some years ago my son was seeking a British or Commonwealth Mk2 helmet to add to his collection, He showed me a helmet the owner was...

    Started by BEAR‎, 02-09-2021 09:06 PM
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    02-12-2021, 07:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Any ideas on this backpack frame?

    Sorry for the double forum post. I posted this in the General first because I'm a nOOb. :wave: The shelf folds up. Two long straps from the top of...

    Started by Ignatious‎, 01-29-2021 06:00 PM
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    02-03-2021, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Value Needed: Nazi SS Cap Badge

    A buddy inherited his grand dad's wartime odds and ends. Most of it is commonwealth so I'm ok as to value, but amongst the items is a Nazi SS cap...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 01-28-2021 09:59 PM
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    01-29-2021, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  14. Announcement New Member in need of some help identifying a piece of gear :)

    Hi People of the Internethivemind! I am a new member from austria and in need of help identifying a pouch i got a while ago. If this is not...

    Started by Lukeisnotaspammer‎, 01-28-2021 04:13 PM
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  15. WW2 US Army Jungle First Aid Pouch

    I found this pouch among some web gear that I had put away years ago. After doing some research, I found out it is a WW2 Army Jungle First Aid...

    Started by RCS‎, 01-25-2021 05:21 PM
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  16. NOS M9A1 Gas Mask Sealed Can

    When I went to do the transfer for the Yugo SKS I bought the shop has a boatload of M9A1 Gas Masks Small and Medium still in the spam can. Don't...

    Started by usabaker‎, 09-30-2020 11:19 AM
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    01-12-2021, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  17. USMC WW2 Poncho

    Hi, I am new to the site, so not sure if my thread should be posted here, if it isn’t, I am sorry. About 2 years ago, I bought a WW2 USMC Poncho...

    Started by JGRojas90‎, 01-11-2021 05:44 PM
    poncho, usmc, ww2
    • Replies: 0
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    01-11-2021, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  18. Help identifying M65 (?) style waxed jacket

    Can anyone help me to identify this jacket, worn by the late great Harry Dean Stanton? It looks to be an M65 but there are a few strange features—it...

    Started by water.town‎, 12-28-2020 06:46 PM
    identifying, jacket, m65, style, waxed
    • Replies: 8
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    01-04-2021, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  19. M16 brass deflector

    Back in 89 my basic training weapon was an H&R M16A1. As a left handed shooter they issued me a snap on black plastic brass deflector. Anyone...

    Started by MikieG‎, 08-09-2015 02:12 PM
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    01-02-2021, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  20. Mystery Item, Cover No 1?

    I have this mystery leather cover of some sort which, according to the vendor, came from Latvia. I wondered if anyone could positively identify...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 12-26-2020 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-28-2020, 02:36 PM Go to last post

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