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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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  1. Help with ID on copper mess kit

    Trying to figure out what this is. It's on the lid of what is ID'ed as a late 1800's Russian mess kit. The mess kit is well made of copper and I...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 01-19-2020 04:32 PM
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    copper, kit, mess
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  2. British MK4 Steel Helmet

    I have this British MK4 steel helmet which I purchased e few years ago and it came with a smaller size liner. I wanted to be able to try it on but as...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 01-25-2020 09:07 AM
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    01-25-2020, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 12:18 PM
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  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 06:14 PM
    belt, cartridge, complete, m1923, repair
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  5. Silver presentation bowl dated 1821 Linlithgow Shire Yeomanry cavalry

    Can someone explain the purpose/custom of this bowl. The engraving: "Presented by the commissioned officers & privates of the first troop of...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 01-19-2020 12:45 PM
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    01-23-2020, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 12:19 PM
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    01-19-2020, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Spanish Model Z M42 Helmet

    I thought that this video is quite good because it shows the early type liner as well as describing this style of Spanish helmet. Helmets of the...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 12-25-2019 06:10 PM
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    01-18-2020, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  8. US Badge Identification

    I have these US badges which I assume to be for "dress uniforms" and could be "private purchase" items. I wondered if I could have some help...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 01-11-2020 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-16-2020, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  9. Type 1 Service shoe

    Good morning all. I need some help with a pair of boots I picked up at a salvation army. I think they are Type 1 Service shoe. They are practicly...

    Started by Stovestoker‎, 01-10-2020 12:05 PM
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    01-15-2020, 02:42 PM Go to last post
  10. Appropriate price for ALICE LBE?

    Hello lads. I've recently purchased an ALICE LBE rig complete with suspenders, grommet belt (the type with the nice metal fastener), and canvas...

    Started by ChipSherwood3030‎, 01-06-2020 11:36 PM
    alice, lbe, price
    • Replies: 5
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    01-12-2020, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  11. WW2 RAF Emergency Dinghy

    Not long after the end of WW2 vast amounts of equipment started being sold off by the UK government and it could be of almost any description. Many...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 12-30-2019 03:03 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-03-2020, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  12. M34 German Fire Police helmet

    I found this yesterday advertised as a WWII issue helmet. The price is reasonable if real at $120.00 but I can't make a determination on...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 12-29-2019 02:50 PM
    fire, german, helmet, m34, police
    • Replies: 0
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    12-29-2019, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Military Aluminium foot locker - What vintage

    I have a large aluminium military trunk which I believe they call a foot locker. It has a removeable aluminium shelf inside and is olive drab with...

    Started by 4004757‎, 12-29-2019 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-29-2019, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  14. Pattern 44 Webbing

    I have recently been purchasing a few bits of Pattern 44 webbing for my collection and it does seem less common on the surplus market than Pattern 37...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 08-22-2019 08:05 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    12-24-2019, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  15. Polish WZ63 Paratrooper Helmet

    Picked this up at an antique shop on Saturday. Took me half the day to figure it out, fortunately I stayed in the area of the shop and was close...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 12-22-2019 08:10 PM
    helmet, paratrooper, polish, wz63
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 122
    12-22-2019, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  16. R.E.L. Binoculars

    Good day all! I have a shot at a pair of R.E.L. WWII binoculars with the case in overall very good condition (considering). Though I haven't had a...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 12-09-2019 12:28 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    12-22-2019, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  17. Opening of a Carlisle Dressing

    I needed to open a Carlisle Dressing today to get the dressing out to place inside a plastic version of the tin which was empty. The copper coated...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 11-30-2019 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 351
    12-21-2019, 04:36 AM Go to last post
  18. British Mk V fuze igniting pistol pictures and question

    My Christmas present is this fuze igniting pistol Mk V that walked into a local show. According to the list of changes, the design was accepted in...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 12-16-2019 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 185
    12-17-2019, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  19. Sam Brown by Fomby's

    Hello All, I picked this up for a good price. It had some serious verigris/copper Stearate going on . But got that cleaned up. Here are some before...

    Started by AZPhil‎, 12-12-2019 11:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 129
    12-13-2019, 06:00 AM Go to last post
  20. U.S WW2 rifle muzzle cover, sniper on ebay

    I saw this muzzle cover C67703 listed on ebay as a WW2 rifle muzzle cover (sniper) for $20.00 US. I am of the opinion that this is for the Browning...

    Started by RCS‎, 12-09-2019 10:50 AM
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    12-09-2019, 04:23 PM Go to last post

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