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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?

    Weíve 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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    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question theyíve posted, I donít think thereís anything more frustrating...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2016 09:16 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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    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...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-03-2016 07:20 AM
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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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    Hello folks Ö :) 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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    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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    Answer: For your own protection and to help preserve them for future research by all members ... :thup: The reason we capture and store all...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-01-2011 09:52 AM
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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 Ö :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. Tokarev Holster Versions?

    Being stuck at home due to COVID-19 I have been spending much more time looking at stuff on the various internet site. I thought it would be nice to...

    Started by usabaker‎, Yesterday 08:51 PM
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  2. Unknown Military coat identification

    Bought this coat at the thrift store, and I believe itís a military issued coat but not sure, I could be wrong and itís not one, no date or anything...

    Started by matt2go‎, 03-22-2020 12:49 AM
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  3. Scout reg tele service

    Iíve just acquired a scout reg mk2 telescope, it is a little chipped in the brown cladding but not to badly, however my initial surprise was that...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 02-26-2020 03:11 PM
    reg, scout, service, tele
    • Replies: 8
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    03-27-2020, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  4. US M1923 Cartridge Belt, one to repair, one to complete.

    I have one and a half M1923 cartridge belts. One I have had since about 1973, bought it from an ancient surplus store in two parts found in opposite...

    Started by CatBacker88‎, 01-20-2020 05:14 PM
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    belt, cartridge, complete, m1923, repair
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    03-27-2020, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  5. US M1 Helmet

    I purchased this US M1 helmet fairly recently because it appeared to be the "real deal" and looked genuine to me. My assumption is that it is Vietnam...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-13-2020 08:23 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 579
    03-23-2020, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  6. British WWII era leather work restoration

    Hi all, I have a number of items if WWII leather items, some of these are still in regular, semi regular use, principally telescope (signals and...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 03-06-2020 01:07 AM
    british, era, leather, restoration, work, wwii
    • Replies: 6
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    03-21-2020, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  7. German Helmets

    A useful guide to German helmets. TUTORIAL ON GERMAN WW1 WW2 HELMET DEVELOPMENTS | REGIMENTALS - YouTube

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 09-13-2019 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 455
    03-13-2020, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Bausch & Lomb 6X30 Military Binoculars

    I just thought I'd share some pics of my latest acquisition. At an online estate auction, I spotted these binos. I was hoping they'd have the...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 01-19-2020 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 181
    03-12-2020, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  9. UK Workshop made assault ladder and breaking tool.

    I've been trying to think of a way of not sounding like a complete Walt and not come up with a way so please forgive me and be gentle. I'm getting...

    Started by tombear‎, 03-10-2020 09:44 AM
    assault, breaking, ladder, made, tool, workshop
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 230
    03-11-2020, 11:40 PM Go to last post
  10. US Ammunition Bag

    Or if you prefer my own description Ammunition "Tabard". This thread was prompted by another thread in which the question of carrying ammunition on...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-05-2020 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 167
    03-10-2020, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  11. US Haversack Unit Identification

    I picked up a US 1898 haversack today and am having no luck identifying the unit. Bag is unmarked by the manufacture, has spring clips on the...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-07-2020 03:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 145
    03-09-2020, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  12. Vintage military wood crate identification

    I have recently acquired this wood crate , does anyone have any idea what was shipped in this box and where come from ?? thanks for looking !

    Started by fancoisvstar‎, 01-24-2020 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 537
    03-06-2020, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  13. Can any members advise what this back pack was used for?

    I was thinking it might be for machine gun rounds.

    Started by itt‎, 02-22-2020 05:56 PM
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    1 2
    advise, back, members, pack
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 545
    03-04-2020, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  14. Mystery Belt?

    This belt came with some other items but with no indication as to it's use. I can only assume that it is for holding up one's pants/trousers but I...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 02-29-2020 04:31 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 270
    03-02-2020, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  15. Denison Smock Sniper Modifications

    Within training literature there are various references to personal modifications by snipers to their smocks. I am particularly interested...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 09-18-2019 12:41 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 796
    03-01-2020, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  16. No15 transit chests

    Hi all, I am planning to get a repro No15 chest, Ive always liked the look of them with lots of makings. I would like to create some reasonable...

    Started by Micheal Doyne‎, 02-27-2020 02:35 PM
    chests, no15, transit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 132
    03-01-2020, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  17. can any members advise what this Vicker 303 leather box was used for?

    Started by itt‎, 02-22-2020 06:39 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 326
    02-29-2020, 10:09 PM Go to last post
  18. Canadian Pattern 51 Web Gear

    Any thoughts on the Canadian Pattern 51 webbing anyone, please? I can't say that, I've seen or noticed it much on the UK surplus market. Canadian...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 02-20-2020 07:28 PM
    canadian, gear, pattern, web
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 192
    02-25-2020, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Can anyone identify what country this bag originates from?

    I bought it from a markets in Sydney Australia. I would like to buy a couple more of them if possible as I want to use the 25mm wide...

    Started by itt‎, 02-16-2020 03:06 AM
    bag, country, identify, originates
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 367
    02-23-2020, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Something Japanese

    Got this the other day there is not much left on the base but from what I have seen and sourced all indications point to it being a 37mm x 155mm...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 02-21-2020 10:17 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 166
    02-22-2020, 11:22 AM Go to last post

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