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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. 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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  2. 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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    08-06-2017, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    blanco, kg3
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  4. 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
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  5. 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
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  6. Currently in Argentina...

    In Buenos Aires with my wife. The last time I was here I found a small shop that had Argentine Military Pistol Holsters. They are for the Sistema...

    Started by cwo4uscgret‎, 07-29-2017 12:03 PM
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  7. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    07-22-2017, 09:51 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2017, 01:18 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    07-12-2017, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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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    • Replies: 28
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    07-09-2017, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
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    07-05-2017, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  14. 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: 190
    06-29-2017, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  15. 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: 93
    06-29-2017, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    06-26-2017, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  18. 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: 128
    06-24-2017, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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: 792
    06-24-2017, 05:28 PM Go to last post

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