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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...

    Started by Harlan (Deceased)‎, 06-23-2011 10:10 AM
    forum, gear, military, vintage
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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-02-2017 01:32 PM
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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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    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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  1. WWI Officer Gaiters and some WWII/Korea Era Hats

    I believe I am correct in my identification but looking for validation or correction. I really like the named one

    Started by chaosrob‎, 07-22-2017 07:56 PM
    era, gaiters, hats, officer, wwi, wwii or korea
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    07-22-2017, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  2. P38 Holster 1943 WaA195?

    I'm looking for an original 1943 P38 holster. A little hard to find. I found this one, but not sure maker code is correct. Does anyone know? ...

    Started by Gunmeister‎, 07-11-2017 01:14 AM
    1943, holster, p38, waa195
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    07-15-2017, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  3. USMC WWI...

    I got a very big surprise from my little sister today. Something I thought I'd never see again, my granddad's uniforms. he was a Sgt with 2nd...

    Started by jrhead75‎, 06-30-2017 07:32 PM
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    07-14-2017, 01:18 AM Go to last post
  4. U.S. Chrome Plated M1 helmet

    A recent thread concerning a Vietnam M1 helmet reminded me of a collector chap who I knew years ago who owned a chromed plated M1 helmet of WW2...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 07-11-2017 03:21 PM
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    07-12-2017, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Vietnam Era M1 Helmet with WW2 Reconditioned Shell?

    Was it a standard practice to use re-manufactured WW2 era M1 shells during the Vietnam War? I picked up this helmet today: The shell has a front seam...

    Started by TexasCheesehead‎, 07-10-2017 07:19 PM
    era, helmet, reconditioned, shell, vietnam, ww2
    • Replies: 6
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    07-11-2017, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  6. Mills 36 Mk 7

    Had this for a while colors are my own choosing so may be incorrect, the det is a repro and stamped as such. By chance the grenade launcher plate...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 07-04-2017 02:10 AM
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 28
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    07-09-2017, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  7. Just got my MkIII Compass back from Trademark London

    Well, I got given an estate MkIII compass made by the Canadian Kodak Company in 1942 and it was in pretty sorry shape. I sent it off to Paul Crespel...

    Started by Claven2‎, 10-04-2010 10:07 PM
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    • Replies: 147
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    07-09-2017, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  8. Vietnam era patch legit?

    I found this patch locally. Any opinions as to its authenticity?

    Started by HOOKED ON HISTORY‎, 06-29-2017 12:02 PM
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    • Replies: 26
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    07-05-2017, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  9. 1911 Magazine Pouch Attachment

    I recently purchased a 1911, a replica not an original unfortunately. However, I was digging through my boxes of military gear looking for a web...

    Started by Hcompton79‎, 06-29-2017 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 150
    06-29-2017, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  10. MP shoulder bands era / unit identification assistance?

    It seems as though MP shoulder bands have caught my interest lately and three have followed me home. Does anyone have any thoughts on the era or...

    Started by HOOKED ON HISTORY‎, 06-29-2017 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 75
    06-29-2017, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  11. US M1 cloth helmet covers

    Look at this video on You Tube. It's a 1959 Pathfinder training film. What caught my eye was the cloth helmet covers. I've looked at a lot of M1...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 06-15-2017 06:32 PM
    cloth, covers, helmet
    • Replies: 2
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    06-29-2017, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  12. Help with holsters please

    First up has no markings; Second, this one is marked Adahl Barmen 1917;

    Started by chaosrob‎, 06-26-2017 07:42 PM
    holsters
    • Replies: 0
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    06-26-2017, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  13. Cleaning rod handle

    Good evening...I've been sorting-out and labeling cleaning kit displays and have a rod handle that I've not been able to identify. It 's the same...

    Started by csmjms‎, 06-24-2017 08:57 PM
    cleaning, handle, rod
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 98
    06-24-2017, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Seeking RCAF Other Ranks Wedge Cap

    Howdy! Looking to get a Wedge cap for my father, before Remembrance Day. I need to find out what the correct wedge cap is for RCAF ground crew...

    Started by cdnshooter‎, 06-24-2017 08:09 PM
    cap, ranks, rcaf, seeking, wedge
    • Replies: 0
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    06-24-2017, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  15. WW11 Souvenir Jap Flag

    My Daughter in law's Grandfather served with the Second Marine Division in WW11. His name John Marquette. I'm just starting to look over his...

    Started by painter777‎, 06-10-2017 07:08 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    flag, jap, souvenir, ww11
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 728
    06-24-2017, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Need help with IDing pictures!

    Hey guys & gals, while visiting relatives in Germany, my family showed me these photos. They have no idea what uniform/regiment/unit these men are...

    Started by RaunchyRifles‎, 06-13-2017 09:42 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    06-21-2017, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  17. Inherited old uniform regalia - need help!

    My Uncle passed away recently and I was given a box of items he had. He was never in the military nor was anyone in his extended family to the best...

    Started by KRASHED‎, 05-21-2017 07:19 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 1,007
    06-17-2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  18. 8th Army Air Force and Pathfinder patch

    In my small museum I have all of my Uncle's uniforms, from cadet to active duty. He was a B-17 bombardier with the 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy)...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 06-14-2017 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 82
    06-14-2017, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  19. Estate sale book has Vietnam Flag

    Purchased a few things at an estate sale last Friday. A old gunsmith book had a flag in it. Along with the flag was a typed page with a translation....

    Started by painter777‎, 06-10-2017 05:28 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    book, estate, flag, sale, vietnam
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 358
    06-13-2017, 05:07 AM Go to last post
  20. 8.8 cm Flak 18 rebuild

    One of my Uncle's vet-bring-back treasures, is an "88" Flak 18 shell, dated 1938. It looked very incomplete, but I soon found that locating an 88...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 06-11-2017 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 138
    06-11-2017, 05:38 PM Go to last post

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