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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: What is good forum etiquette and how do I deal with other members who make me angry?

    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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    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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    Why have a separate Social Groups area? Over the last 10 years, we’ve received many requests to permit broader public discussions amongst members,...

    Started by Badger‎, 08-08-2016 10:35 AM
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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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    We understand you may be impatient to get on with placing your advertisement, but we would ask that you please read this post carefully, in order to...

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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. Question Help Needed - WW2 Russian Ammo Tin?

    Hi guys, I'd appreciate any info./help that can be given in confirming the identity & age of an ammo tin that I recently acquired. I believe it's...

    Started by mwnok2070‎, 09-12-2021 02:52 PM
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  2. US MILITARY CANTEEN VIETNAM ERA ID

    Hi,i got this canteen and i would like to know the name of this maker A-G-S thank you

    Started by 84mmcarl-gustav‎, 09-15-2021 07:22 AM
    canteen, era, military, vietnam
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  3. Some of my bigger gear

    Thought I would show some of my larger pieces of ordnance that have found their way to a good home. Picked the Centurian 20Pdr shell case @5 years...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 05-11-2021 02:04 AM
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  4. French M51 helmet

    Found this in my LAS 2 years ago just as COVID ramped up. It was still there when they reopened this year and although it is not part of my...

    Started by BEAR‎, 07-19-2021 05:30 PM
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    09-05-2021, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  5. New finds

    I saw a pic at an online auction and threw in a bid. The picture didn't have scale but it looked like 2 small artillery shell casing (37mm or...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 09-03-2021 05:14 PM
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    09-04-2021, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Seeking information on British "medic" canteen

    Found one of these on eBay last night. Buy it now so I did after some very limited research. They apparently are somewhat rare and having never...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 08-24-2021 08:01 PM
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  7. Help on US armed forces original jacket with Alpha MA-1 style but M-65 type fabric

    Hi. In the 90s I used to have a jacket that was a little older than that (i think) and I never saw again. Perhaps you can help ID it. It was an...

    Started by SebaJJJ‎, 09-02-2021 11:42 AM
    alpha, armed, fabric, forces, help finding, jacket, m65, ma1, original, style, tanker jacket, type
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  8. Eisenhower Jacket

    I learned a lot today. Yesterday I picked up an Eisenhower jacket at an antique shop. Debated on it for quite a while. Price wasn't bad at $48...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 08-15-2021 09:03 PM
    eisenhower, jacket
    • Replies: 3
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    08-30-2021, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  9. British Made US Canteen Cover

    Couldn't believe my luck today. Found a canteen and cover for $10 at a flea market today. Figured it was a post war Japanese kit but turns out it...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 08-14-2021 10:34 PM
    british, canteen, cover, made
    • Replies: 8
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    08-30-2021, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Medal Ribbons

    I found these medal ribbons today which I thought people may like to see. For me the interesting ones are the pair of duplicates with the pre-war...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-07-2021 10:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-30-2021, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Unusual Ammo Carrier

    I purchased this ammo carrier a while ago because I hadn't seen one before, it looked interesting and was reasonably priced. I wondered if anyone...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-06-2021 04:01 PM
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  12. First Canadian made plastic canteen made in 1960

    Hi,i would like to know the manufacturer of the Canteen ,marking on the bottom is small bottle with PB with 1960,any info will appréciated. Ref:...

    Started by 84mmcarl-gustav‎, 07-23-2021 03:19 PM
    1960, canadian, canteen, made, plastic
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  13. Verdun Battlefield pick-up

    In a previous post about bayonets I mentioned a good WW2 vet who passed away and left me some militaria that he had picked up when he visited the...

    Started by BEAR‎, 07-20-2021 03:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-20-2021, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 04:44 PM
    poncho, usmc, ww2
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    07-19-2021, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  15. ID this Ammo belt??

    Disregard...found it.

    Started by J-ROD‎, 07-17-2021 12:04 AM
    ammo, belt
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    07-17-2021, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  16. Ammo Can from Iraq

    Brought this ammo can back from Iraq in 2003, I believe it may be a SG43/SGMT ammo can. Can anyone confirm??

    Started by W5USMC‎, 07-12-2021 06:37 PM
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    07-15-2021, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Asbestos in Military Surplus like M65 vintage jacket

    I was just wondering if Asbestos was used in the manufacturing of the jacket at all, considering the time frame the use of it was still used in the...

    Started by rev101‎, 07-05-2021 02:02 PM
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    asbestos, jacket, m65, military, surplus, vintage
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    07-08-2021, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  18. WWII US Army Overcoat

    Found this today at one of the local antique flea markets. Couldn't find a tag on it anywhere at the time of purchase but when I had it home and I...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 07-04-2021 02:57 PM
    army, overcoat, wwii
    • Replies: 7
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    07-08-2021, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  19. Pair of Entrenching Tools

    Found these on a day trip to Gettysburg yesterday at a flea market. The first is a pretty run of the mill US shovel dated AMES 1944 in a well marked...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 07-04-2021 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-06-2021, 09:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Help - Need information on WWII era US Army Lt. visor cap differences

    Greetings: Can somone please inform me why my grandfather 's Army visor caps have two different types of band behind the Commissioned officer's...

    Started by WallyG.‎, 07-04-2021 12:15 PM
    army, cap, differences, era, information, visor, wwii
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    07-04-2021, 10:28 PM Go to last post

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