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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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  1. Mystery US Marked Tool

    Fellas, Here's a little brain scratcher for you this morning. What is this doo-dad? No other information (or even dimensions) except the two pics....

    Started by rcathey‎, Today 07:55 AM
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  2. A different king of "mickey mouse" Boot

    My Dad had these for ever. I haven't seen another pair like them. They have the air valve and are bell mouthed on top and have a tan sole. I would...

    Started by Killroy2‎, 09-21-2017 01:26 PM
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    09-23-2017, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Armory rack

    My buddy called me to his house because he had "something" for me to pick up. When i get there i find an aluminum M16A1 rifle rack. The kind they...

    Started by MikieG‎, 02-26-2017 10:35 AM
    armory, rack
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    09-23-2017, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  4. More!

    Got these Sunday any idea what 6.5 they are for also the possible year of manufacture they remain un-opened. Thanks in advance.

    Started by CINDERS‎, 09-19-2017 08:28 AM
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    09-20-2017, 12:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Green on White Sergeant First Class Chevrons?

    OK, so I've apparently stumped everybody with my first two questions. Let's see if third time's a charm. Included in the mass of stuff I acquired...

    Started by xntryk1‎, 09-18-2017 06:40 PM
    chevrons, class, green, sergeant, white
    • Replies: 2
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    09-18-2017, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  6. USMC Chevrons - Size of Women's versus Men's?

    OK, while I'm waiting for an answer on my button question (different thread), I've come up with another question. I've also acquired a sizable...

    Started by xntryk1‎, 09-15-2017 01:39 PM
    chevrons, men, size, usmc, versus, women
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  7. Green plastic USMC uniform buttons

    Hi all! I recently acquired a cache of vintage military items from an estate sale. Apparently, both husband and wife were in the Marine Corps from...

    Started by xntryk1‎, 09-12-2017 03:38 PM
    buttons, green, marines, plastic, uniform, usmc
    • Replies: 5
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    09-14-2017, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  8. Still another

    Picked up a 2pdr case 304mm long the other day I had a spare 2pdr solid which has a No.1007 underneath see pic so put that in it they are a little...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 09-14-2017 03:14 AM
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    09-14-2017, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  9. WWII two man chain saw restoration.

    Hello, I have received this Mercury KB6-A Reed Prentice. I have found several references to this saw in the Timberman magazine. My particular example...

    Started by marshalljt‎, 04-04-2013 09:00 PM
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    chain, man, restoration, wwii
    • Replies: 15
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    09-11-2017, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Question Camillus M3 knife - real or reproduction?

    Hi Gang, I'm looking for the knife experts out there to let me know if I found a real M3 knife or if I purchased a repro. The little research...

    Started by tlsher‎, 12-12-2016 09:04 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    09-11-2017, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  11. WWII Paratrooper Bracelet

    Good afternoon, fellas! I had this on the ol' eBay so I wanted to wait until it ended to show you this. It has sold and I did pretty well on this...

    Started by rcathey‎, 09-07-2017 02:00 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 189
    09-09-2017, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  12. When Did Russia Use This Camp Pattern?

    Edit: I meant "camo pattern", not "camp pattern" I found this Russian canteen today at a Goodwill store. The canteen is Cold War era dated 1957...

    Started by TexasCheesehead‎, 09-04-2017 08:31 PM
    camp, pattern, russia
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 152
    09-05-2017, 03:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Entrenching tool cover

    My son in law got one of these carriers with a taiwan shovel a few weeks ago and gave it to me as he didn't need the cover. I'm trying to ID it and...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 09-03-2017 07:17 PM
    cover, entrenching, tool
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 157
    09-04-2017, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  14. Blanco KG3

    Does anyone know of a source for original Blanco Khaki Green No3, I picked up a few mismatched bits of patt 37 webbing from the War and Peace show,...

    Started by bigduke6‎, 07-29-2017 04:13 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    blanco, kg3
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 505
    09-04-2017, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  15. old howitzer shipping containers?

    with so many forums, im swagging it, so if its not the right place forgive me. but......any value? and how would one ship something like that w/o...

    Started by stuckinthe60s‎, 08-05-2017 10:35 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 519
    09-03-2017, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  16. WW2 Tank Suit

    I have this, what I believe to be an early version of the British WW2 tank suit for use by tank crews. It was purchased by my father, as surplus, not...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-25-2017 02:34 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 785
    09-02-2017, 03:16 PM Go to last post
  17. WW2 Swiss gear

    Good evening all, New guy here with a question on WW2 Swiss gear. I am looking for a WW2 Swiss "Y" harness (similar to the German one). I am not...

    Started by willj‎, 08-20-2017 08:33 PM
    gear, swiss, ww2
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 179
    08-21-2017, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  18. 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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    1 2 3 ... 16
    • Replies: 155
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    08-16-2017, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  19. British Great coat

    Hi forum I'm new here and this looks like a great forum. I have recently watched the film Dunkirk and if anyone hasn't seen it yet I would...

    Started by MMS‎, 07-27-2017 03:29 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 670
    08-01-2017, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  20. u.s. milspec smoke grenades, can we still buy them as surplus?

    just curious if they can still be bought these days. where? and which color is the rarest to find?

    Started by stuckinthe60s‎, 07-31-2017 07:42 PM
    buy, grenades, milspec, smoke, surplus
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 129
    07-31-2017, 07:42 PM Go to last post

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