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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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    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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  1. WWI German Belt Buckle & Assorted Militaria

    Good day all. I'd won a small lot of odds and ends at a local estate auction. There's a nice example of WWI German belt buckle, an English men's...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 07-26-2020 02:37 PM
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  2. 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 02:09 AM
    lenses, regiment, scout, signalling, telescope
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  3. Help identifying what these patches mean

    i recently have been interested in visiting army surplus stores and finding cool things i bought this cvc us army jacket and it has this Velcro hole...

    Started by mark090‎, 06-21-2020 05:39 PM
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  4. Real Bullet Holes?

    I picked up this aluminium utensil in a job lot of WW2 Italian and German mess tin lids. I got it off eBay from a UK seller who said that it came...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 07-17-2020 08:59 PM
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  5. Waltham Canadian Issue Pocket Watch. Value?

    HELP!!! I have a line on a Waltham 8 day pocket watch, marked to the Canadian military. I'm not totally unlearned about commonwealth militaria,...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 06-22-2020 06:50 PM
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  6. Enfield L42A1 lens brush bottle

    Got mine recently from a member but there is one selling on the Bay for others looking.

    Started by Sgreg‎, 06-26-2020 06:54 PM
    bottle, brush, enfield, l42a1, lens
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  7. USMC Boyt 43 Holster

    Picked this up at the first weekend of a local flea market this morning. Not in the best of shape but I didn't pay a lot for it either. Bottom snap...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 06-21-2020 06:42 PM
    boyt, holster, usmc
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  8. Old rifle sling part missing

    G'day all I recently found the old sling (or part of) for a few dollars in the back of a second-hand shop, not too worried about if it's authentic...

    Started by Oysters‎, 06-18-2020 03:53 AM
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  9. US pistol Belt Type and Age

    Picked up a US pistol belt today and have not had much luck identifying what type it is. I assumed it is Vietnam era as it came with a Nylon Alice...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 06-06-2020 10:42 PM
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  10. Help Identifying Leggings and Headgear

    From what I have researched, the best I can tell this is a WW2 era "Enlisted Pippen Garrison Cap." The number "5351" is stamped inside on the cloth....

    Started by ozarkmac‎, 06-10-2020 02:28 PM
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  11. Smile Cosmoline blead out on 1903 stock

    Interested in your best method of removing accumulated cosmoline in my old 1903 (low number). This one was returned from Greece and I've never...

    Started by oldbenn‎, 06-07-2020 03:35 PM
    1903, blead, cosmoline, stock
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  12. L-42 CES; that lens brush and bottle

    I bet I am not the only L-42 owner on this forum who has a complete CES except for that funky lens brush and bottle. Clearly, when they show up the...

    Started by Sgreg‎, 06-05-2020 04:39 PM
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  13. L42: CES contents

    Experts please step in. The L-42 user handbook issued in 1971 makes no mention of a compass or wristlet as standard to the chest. I have read members...

    Started by Sgreg‎, 06-04-2020 02:02 PM
    ces, contents, l42
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  14. Help identifying holsters

    I bought a bag of old holsters and two of them I could use the forums help in identifying. I pretty sure that the first one is a US Military .38...

    Started by usabaker‎, 05-30-2020 01:05 PM
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  15. Some Pre WW1 Items I picked up yesterday.

    And what is the 1909 artillery about?

    Started by diopter‎, 05-30-2020 09:18 AM
    items, picked, pre, ww1, yesterday
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  16. Dating a NAGANT M1895 Holster?

    I've decided to pick-up a Nagant Model 1895 pistol that was made in 1920 (during the Russian Civil War from what I'm reading) I would like to try and...

    Started by usabaker‎, 04-29-2020 10:09 AM
    dating, holster, m1895, nagant
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  17. Surplus Navy parachute?

    I came across this parachute while I was digging through a barn full of cars. The canopy is white orange and green. The plparachute says it's a U.S...

    Started by Ace2600‎, 05-16-2020 02:17 PM
    navy, parachute, surplus
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  18. Brass US web belt hanger

    First off, I need one of these. Second, what's the best way to install one on a leather holster. I obviously don't want to get one and break it in...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 05-23-2020 11:18 AM
    belt, brass, hanger, web
    • Replies: 4
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    05-28-2020, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Unknown Military coat identification

    Bought this coat at the thrift store, and I believe itís a military issued coat but not sure, I could be wrong and itís not one, no date or anything...

    Started by matt2go‎, 03-22-2020 12:49 AM
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  20. Small 1/2 Litre WW2 German Canteen

    Yes, you've read it correctly, 1/2 litre, just like the standard canteen only smaller. Does anyone know anything about these uncommon canteens,...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 05-21-2020 06:51 PM
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