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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 11:10 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...

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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. 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 11:35 AM
    armory, rack
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  2. Need help identifying this large ammo box

    I came across this ammo box a few months ago and have been searching online for one like it and have not been able to find anything like it. It...

    Started by slow63bug‎, 02-23-2017 11:01 PM
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    02-26-2017, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  3. WW1 British Military Field Binoculars

    I have these X6 binoculars which I believe to have been in the family since the 1920s and were purchased by my Great Grandfather as WW1 war surplus...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 02-25-2017 09:38 AM
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  4. Need help indentifying a boatswain's whistle US Navy

    Hey Guys, I have a boatswain's whistle from a friend of my dad's who was a WWII vet. Could someone help identify this? It say's penn mint on the...

    Started by A34‎, 01-10-2017 10:54 PM
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    02-15-2017, 12:42 AM Go to last post
  5. Flea Market Finds

    Hello everyone, I am a vintage military collector who spends quite a bit of time go around to flea markets, that being said, here are my finds! 90%...

    Started by Heavington‎, 08-07-2016 04:07 PM
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    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
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    02-13-2017, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  6. Wanted PRC-25 or PRC77 Radio

    Looking for PRC-25 or PRC-77 radio for M274 Mule display only. Does not need to transmit or receive. Must look complete externally with antenna,...

    Started by Swiss‎, 11-27-2016 06:29 AM
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    prc-25, prc-77, prc25, prc77, radio, wanted
    • Replies: 29
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    02-03-2017, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Repair A Commando Sweater

    So I recently jumped on an offer for an XL size British commando sweater. These are surplus but I wasn't expecting holes based on the description. ...

    Started by cipherk98‎, 01-14-2017 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-16-2017, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 10:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-14-2017, 09:50 PM Go to last post
  9. 1970's Vintage Night Vision Binoculars, Mk 1

    Hi all, hope someone out there can shed some light, no pun intended! I have an old pair of mk1 night vision goggles which are in need of a new...

    Started by chosenman‎, 10-22-2015 06:43 AM
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    1 2
    1970, binoculars, night, vintage, vision
    • Replies: 14
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    01-13-2017, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Cool Cleaning an old Polish-Soviet Tank Cap

    Hi, after a long wait, I have received a tank cap. It was heavily used by the guy who I got it from, and I would like to clean it as best as I can. ...

    Started by DothWeed2142‎, 01-05-2017 09:37 PM
    cap, cleaning, polish, polishsoviet, soviet, tank, tank cap, tank helmet
    • Replies: 5
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    01-06-2017, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  11. SAS Webbing

    Happy new year gentlemen. :) I acquired an SAS SLR magazine pouch via a trade with a friend over the holiday period. This has enabled me to...

    Started by peregrinvs‎, 01-03-2017 05:37 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    01-06-2017, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Hi everyone I need help with these binoculars

    they have these words stamped in them HEINRICH FEIGLSTOK IKARNTNER RING 1 OPTIKER WIEN CAN ANYONE HELP ME PLEASE THANK YOU i DONT HAVE A...

    Started by FireDyjinn‎, 12-22-2016 01:13 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    12-25-2016, 07:17 AM Go to last post
  13. Anyone know what kind of helmet this is?

    I recently purchased a helmet, and was wondering if anyone of you knew what kind it was. It looks like some kind of english helmet to...

    Started by Pim‎, 07-23-2016 08:01 AM
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    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    12-15-2016, 06:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Can anyone give me a idea....

    I have a Panoramic Telescope M117 for an M198 Howitzer that I used to keep for safe keeping so when an M117 went down on one of our guns, I would...

    Started by Just_Alex‎, 12-15-2016 01:06 AM
    give, idea
    • Replies: 1
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    12-15-2016, 01:11 AM Go to last post
  15. Holster ID

    I recently examined a brown leather close top holster 11 1/4" long measured diagonally appears to be for a revolver size of a S&W K frame 38 4". On...

    Started by green‎, 12-12-2016 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 221
    12-13-2016, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  16. VKK Flight Suit Sizing Help

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I am working on a short scifi film. I am trying to get a VKK MIG Pilot Suit to modify into a space suit. ...

    Started by MaxPeck‎, 12-02-2016 07:42 PM
    flight, flight suit, mig, pilot, sizing, soviet, space suit, suit, vkk
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 447
    12-02-2016, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  17. Wire Cutters, genuine or repro???

    I recently purchased these wire cutters from a U.K. based dealer who sold them to me as genuine issue, post WW2, British wire cutters. When they...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 11-21-2016 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 363
    11-23-2016, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  18. Mountain ski boots?

    Wondering what people know about these? They appear to be old world all leather uppers including the lining, as well as welter vibram soles. I've...

    Started by Buck91‎, 11-19-2016 04:36 PM
    boots, mountain, ski
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 282
    11-21-2016, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Mkiii Prismatic Compass Question

    Hi everyone, first post here so hope I've done everything right. A few months back I rather gladly came into possetion of this lovely compass

    Started by ThatSuaveRaptor‎, 11-19-2016 11:29 PM
    compass, mkiii, prismatic, question
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 341
    11-20-2016, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  20. USGI M1911A1

    So a few days ago i turned 45. As planned, on that day to commemorate my becoming an old man, i bought my very first .45ACP. I wanted an old war...

    Started by MikieG‎, 10-01-2016 12:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    usgi
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 841
    11-14-2016, 01:52 AM Go to last post

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