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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...

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    forum, gear, military, vintage
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  1. L42A1 Sling

    Hopefully a quick question for the combined knowledge of this group. Was the L42A1 ever issued with the 1907 leather sling, or only the nylon 1.5”...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, Yesterday 07:39 AM
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  2. 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, Yesterday 12:41 PM
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  3. Help Identifying American Military items

    I am cleaning out storage boxes with items from my ancestors who have passed on. I need help from this community with respect to age and use

    Started by Badge01‎, 09-11-2019 02:36 PM
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  4. Odd US MIlitary Canteen: 2 Quart Jeepo?

    I found this canteen at a garage sale today. Don't think I've ever seen one like this. It is made of hard OD plastic and measures 7" in diameter by...

    Started by TexasCheesehead‎, 09-13-2019 06:30 PM
    canteen, jeepo, military, odd, quart
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  5. German Helmets

    A useful guide to German helmets. TUTORIAL ON GERMAN WW1 WW2 HELMET DEVELOPMENTS | REGIMENTALS - YouTube

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 09-13-2019 07:17 PM
    german, helmets
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  6. USN Contract Pith Helmet

    I inherited from my father a USN pith helmet (photos attached). It is medium green in color and is marked "USN Contract N140 62236s-19047B." There...

    Started by USMA79‎, 09-11-2019 03:19 PM
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  7. Canadian Steel Mark II Liner Identification?

    Hello, I've been going through a collection of military headgear and identifying the shells and liners to the best of my ability. I've come across...

    Started by SCMuseum‎, 09-06-2019 06:17 PM
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  8. Rock Island Arsenal Ammunition Pouch

    Friday at the range I picked up a Rock Island Arsenal Leather Ammunition Pouch for $40.00 off a gentleman that was liquidating his ammo. I don't know...

    Started by usabaker‎, 09-08-2019 02:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-08-2019, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  9. Looking for info on this X-ray Screen

    I have a military X-ray Protective Screen and i am looking for any info on it, its age, where it may have been used, and a general value. has...

    Started by mattd3083‎, 09-06-2019 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-06-2019, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  10. 1951 Sniper Pamphlet

    I happen to be reading my latest literary addition on the train home this evening, the 1951 Infantry Training volume 1 Infantry Platoon Weapons...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 09-02-2019 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 194
    09-06-2019, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Pattern 44 Webbing

    I have recently been purchasing a few bits of Pattern 44 webbing for my collection and it does seem less common on the surplus market than Pattern 37...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-22-2019 07:05 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    09-01-2019, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Any Cavalry Horse Equipment Experts? Photos Added

    I picked up probably the oddest addition to my collection today rather unexpectedly. Spotted some old leather straps in a large bin at an antique...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 06-16-2019 12:20 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 532
    08-27-2019, 05:02 AM Go to last post
  13. HELP! Civil war collectible or later civilian copy?

    In amongst some helmets and such that I picked up at an estate sale, there is an old (and I mean OLD) canteen. Any collector of vintage anything...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 08-05-2019 12:26 PM
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    08-24-2019, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Signal Telescope Leather

    My signal telescope Mk VI has rather dilapidated leather end caps, with out connecting strap or shoulder strap. As I use it periodically I am keen to...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 08-12-2019 04:50 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 164
    08-13-2019, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  15. Japanese made US Canteens

    How To Spot A Fake WW2 U.S Canteen - YouTube

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-03-2019 06:06 PM
    canteens, japanese, made
    • Replies: 3
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    08-12-2019, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  16. US M1951 Entrenching Tool

    I have this US M1951 entrenching tool which has para-cord tied through the hole in the end of the wooden handle. So far I have left the para-cord in...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-12-2019 11:05 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 112
    08-12-2019, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  17. Binoculars Prismatic No.2 Mk.2 - Advice

    So, I may have got over excited on that auction site and bought a pair of allegedly working no.2 mk2 with graticule. Sellers claims optics are a tad...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 06-07-2019 04:30 PM
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    08-12-2019, 01:47 AM Go to last post
  18. Another "What do I have here?" thread!

    Some of the pieces I just picked up are self-expanatory. Where I'm a little lost is on current values and I.D. on two pieces. The Canadian Civil...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 08-03-2019 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 230
    08-09-2019, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  19. WW2 US Canteen Cover origin?

    I've been trying to figure out the origin/end user of the cover for this US canteen. This canteen cover has belt loops rather than the usual US style...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 07-13-2019 08:30 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 385
    07-31-2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  20. 2"mortar Mk2 lensatic sight.

    How rare is the 2" mortar Mk2 lenstatic sight with case, is it in the same class and price as the lensatic sight used on the Brengun.

    Started by Topfmine‎, 12-09-2017 06:00 AM
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    07-23-2019, 09:32 AM Go to last post

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