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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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    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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    <center><img src="images/advisory_panel_reviewed_medium.png" alt="This item has been reviewed by members of the Milsurps Advisory Panel."><img...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-19-2014 10:18 AM
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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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    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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    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-12-2011 12:10 PM
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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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    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. German M35 (M40) Helmet Needs New Leather

    Picked up a fairly nice M40 helmet yesterday at an antique shop. Very little rust, just a couple of very light spots. Paint seems to be original on...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, Yesterday 04:25 PM
    german, helmet, leather, m35, m40
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  2. USGI 1911 Holster Cover

    Recently purchased this USGI 1911 Boyt Holster with the white cover. Unable to find any information on these covers. Would appreciate any...

    Started by ozarkmac‎, 07-16-2018 04:05 PM
    1911, cover, holster, usgi
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    07-16-2018, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Helmet Identification

    Hi,New member here. I found what looks like a 1917 Dough boy helmet at a flea market. It meets all of the criteria as correct although the...

    Started by Rifleman 57‎, 06-09-2018 09:47 AM
    helmet, identification
    • Replies: 5
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    07-08-2018, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  4. Canadian Helmit 1943 Quetion on markings

    I have what I think is a 1943 Canadian Mfg helmet. Any information on the painted on colors in the front? I was able to snap a few pictures today,...

    Started by Cheese Noodles‎, 06-17-2018 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-05-2018, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  5. Simulator No. 3 Mk. I made by J.W. & S. Ltd

    Can anyone identify this object and give me a reliable source of information?

    Started by UNPROFOR1994‎, 06-28-2018 05:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 252
    07-01-2018, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  6. Question for the experts

    Is this an LB Bayonet I just picked up this No.4 bayonet & Scabbard bubba had been at it with semi gloss black so I cleaned it up exposing the...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 06-19-2018 02:16 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-28-2018, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  7. WW2 German badge

    Morning all, I acquired this pocket metal badge in Crete back in 1988 and forgot all about it, not my area of expertise and I know nothing about...

    Started by mrclark303‎, 06-20-2018 04:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-21-2018, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  8. What did Just buy?

    So I found a box of military stuff at yard sale for ten bucks and find this thing was in the bottom of the box I think it's a tool for a gun, the...

    Started by lyon13‎, 06-14-2018 05:09 PM
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    06-18-2018, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  9. What is this?

    Does anyone know what this is? It looks like it is a shooting rest for a US M1903 - it is a perfect fit on the foreend.

    Started by cwbuff‎, 02-27-2018 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 359
    06-09-2018, 03:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Question R.E.L. Optics Questions

    Hello there, this is my first post :wave:. I have in mind a couple of projects for the future that involve snipers from World War Two and the...

    Started by Hideyoshi‎, 06-02-2018 05:49 PM
    binoculars, canada, optics, questions, rel, scopes, telescopes, ww2
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 569
    06-07-2018, 02:31 AM Go to last post
  11. 1943 Varied Rucksack???

    I found a US marked rucksack with 1943 Varied on the inside of the top flap. It is in decent condition with some rust stains here and there. All...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 05-11-2018 06:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    1943, rucksack, varied
    • Replies: 11
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    05-31-2018, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Mis-identified

    Picked these 2 up off flea bay it was rather interesting as the seller identified them as French cases. I did a quick web search and found they are...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 05-30-2018 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 230
    05-31-2018, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Shell case Tank, A/T or AA

    Had this since last year & thought I would share a couple of pics its a M19 90mm 1943 shell case. Its is probably to hard to ascertain whether it...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 05-25-2018 11:31 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 574
    05-29-2018, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Vietnam Era Helmet and Liner

    Picked up a very nice Vietnam era helmet from the vet that owned it today. He was in the Air Force so it's like new with the exceptions of some...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 04-28-2018 05:26 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 752
    05-15-2018, 08:44 PM Go to last post
  15. M48 SLING

    Hello New member here. Looking for photos and dimensions for M48 sling. Hope someone can help BLACKTHORN66

    Started by BLACKTHORN66‎, 03-12-2018 03:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 547
    05-15-2018, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  16. Great video showing clear pictures of WW2 weapons & gear

    This video is 18 minutes long with incredibly clear shots of both US and German weapons & gear. You won't be disappointed. Seven Weeks After...

    Started by Boonie Stomper‎, 05-12-2018 01:52 PM
    clear, gear, great, pictures, showing, video, weapons, ww2
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 200
    05-12-2018, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  17. M1926 French Helmet Liner?

    Hi Has anyone seen a liner like this before fitted inside a French M1926 Helmet? Is the liner some civilian-type as opposed to the military...

    Started by boristhepig‎, 05-01-2018 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 181
    05-01-2018, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  18. British Korean War Baush & Lomb Binoculars????

    I do not recognize the UKE ^ property marking. Is it Korean period or later? On the other side, it can be determined when Baush & Lomb went out...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 04-24-2018 04:48 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 279
    04-25-2018, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  19. Mystery Leather Scope Case

    I have this leather case that appears to be US Military, but I have not been able to identify it. An M48 Observation Telescope fits inside perfectly....

    Started by cwbuff‎, 04-01-2018 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 465
    04-23-2018, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  20. two color M1 helmet nets

    I am attempting to date the introduction of these two tone helmet nets. These fit the US Army M1 helmet but could fit other helmets. Early photos...

    Started by RCS‎, 03-16-2018 12:16 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 325
    04-22-2018, 06:52 PM Go to last post

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