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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?

    Weíve 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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    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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    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question theyíve posted, I donít think thereís anything more frustrating...

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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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    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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  1. Mitten shell trigger finger M1951

    I have had these gloves a long time, they had been issued to me. The pair shown has the inside glove also with the trigger finger. This pair is...

    Started by RCS‎, Yesterday 06:14 PM
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  2. US M-1965 Jacket

    I've had this US M-1965 jacket for a few years and it was given to me by a friend having been owned by her late husband. I believe that the chap had...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 04-07-2020 07:07 PM
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  3. Sealing or Luting Material for Joints and Screws

    So given this long enforced period of stay at home time I am thinking of servicing my rather extensive collection of decrepit No.2 binoculars....

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 04-08-2020 05:15 AM
    bino no.2, joints, luting, material, mineral jelly, screws, sealing, selling
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  4. 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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    04-07-2020, 02:24 AM Go to last post
  5. Need ID on flashlight. Is it military

    Attached pics show a flashlight that looks old and of military design. I was told it was from WWI. No markings found inside or out. If it is...

    Started by Steve762‎, 04-03-2020 10:49 PM
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    04-03-2020, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Tokarev Holster Versions?

    Being stuck at home due to COVID-19 I have been spending much more time looking at stuff on the various internet site. I thought it would be nice to...

    Started by usabaker‎, 04-01-2020 08:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-03-2020, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Scout reg tele service

    Iíve just acquired a scout reg mk2 telescope, it is a little chipped in the brown cladding but not to badly, however my initial surprise was that...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 02-26-2020 03:11 PM
    reg, scout, service, tele
    • Replies: 8
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    03-27-2020, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  8. US M1923 Cartridge Belt, one to repair, one to complete.

    I have one and a half M1923 cartridge belts. One I have had since about 1973, bought it from an ancient surplus store in two parts found in opposite...

    Started by CatBacker88‎, 01-20-2020 05:14 PM
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    belt, cartridge, complete, m1923, repair
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    03-27-2020, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  9. US M1 Helmet

    I purchased this US M1 helmet fairly recently because it appeared to be the "real deal" and looked genuine to me. My assumption is that it is Vietnam...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-13-2020 08:23 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 597
    03-23-2020, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  10. British WWII era leather work restoration

    Hi all, I have a number of items if WWII leather items, some of these are still in regular, semi regular use, principally telescope (signals and...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 03-06-2020 01:07 AM
    british, era, leather, restoration, work, wwii
    • Replies: 6
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    03-21-2020, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 477
    03-13-2020, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Bausch & Lomb 6X30 Military Binoculars

    I just thought I'd share some pics of my latest acquisition. At an online estate auction, I spotted these binos. I was hoping they'd have the...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 01-19-2020 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 199
    03-12-2020, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  13. UK Workshop made assault ladder and breaking tool.

    I've been trying to think of a way of not sounding like a complete Walt and not come up with a way so please forgive me and be gentle. I'm getting...

    Started by tombear‎, 03-10-2020 09:44 AM
    assault, breaking, ladder, made, tool, workshop
    • Replies: 6
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    03-11-2020, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  14. US Ammunition Bag

    Or if you prefer my own description Ammunition "Tabard". This thread was prompted by another thread in which the question of carrying ammunition on...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-05-2020 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 176
    03-10-2020, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  15. US Haversack Unit Identification

    I picked up a US 1898 haversack today and am having no luck identifying the unit. Bag is unmarked by the manufacture, has spring clips on the...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-07-2020 03:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 158
    03-09-2020, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  16. Vintage military wood crate identification

    I have recently acquired this wood crate , does anyone have any idea what was shipped in this box and where come from ?? thanks for looking !

    Started by fancoisvstar‎, 01-24-2020 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 568
    03-06-2020, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  17. Can any members advise what this back pack was used for?

    I was thinking it might be for machine gun rounds.

    Started by itt‎, 02-22-2020 05:56 PM
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    advise, back, members, pack
    • Replies: 13
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    03-04-2020, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  18. Mystery Belt?

    This belt came with some other items but with no indication as to it's use. I can only assume that it is for holding up one's pants/trousers but I...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 02-29-2020 04:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 297
    03-02-2020, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 12:41 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 872
    03-01-2020, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  20. No15 transit chests

    Hi all, I am planning to get a repro No15 chest, Ive always liked the look of them with lots of makings. I would like to create some reasonable...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 02-27-2020 02:35 PM
    chests, no15, transit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 147
    03-01-2020, 05:15 AM Go to last post

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