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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,...

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  1. British "Desert Storm" period 6x30 Binoculars question with pictures

    These are the first pair of this type that I have seen. Probably pinched by a returning US GI from Desert Storm. Six power 6x30 unmarked as to...

    Started by breakeyp‎, 03-21-2019 03:14 PM
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    03-21-2019, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  2. B 17

    Bought this a few years ago at a farm auction.

    Started by xring3‎, 03-08-2019 10:05 AM
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    03-21-2019, 12:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Mills Bomb

    Finally found a Mills bomb. J P & S marked on grenade, spoon and base. Missing internals but in good shape otherwise.

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 03-17-2019 10:17 PM
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    03-19-2019, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 04:37 PM
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  5. SAS/SBS/Special Forces Pouches?

    I noticed these pouches on eBay this evening. I have no idea if these particular pouches can be attributed specifically to UK special forces but the...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-11-2019 02:54 PM
    forces, pouches, sas or sbs or special
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    03-14-2019, 04:16 AM Go to last post
  6. Post WW2 "German Style" mess tin sets comparison.

    I found this video quite informative and interesting. Post WW2 German Style Mess Kit Identification and Comparison. - YouTube

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-07-2019 03:29 PM
    comparison, german style, mess, post, set, sets, tin, ww2
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  7. East German Canteens

    I came across this informative video which profiles 3 versions of post WW2 canteen produced by East Germany for the NVA. Three East German Army...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 03-02-2019 01:40 PM
    canteens, east, german
    • Replies: 2
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    03-03-2019, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  8. Military Uniform but i have no knowledge

    Hello I found a military uniform in our barn, i have no knowledge of its authenticity or what branch of military, or war era. Any information would...

    Started by origina‎, 02-19-2019 06:24 PM
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    03-01-2019, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Do I have the correct M1956 etool cover? How to date. It fit's too tight. Help!! LONG

    New guy, new to collecting. Know nothing,,,lol. So I recently acquired what I believe is a M1951 entrenching tool. I was just looking for a cheap...

    Started by Quick Cal‎, 02-20-2019 10:21 AM
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    02-27-2019, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Italian and Swiss WWII Canteens

    Added a couple of canteens to my collection last night. The first is an Italian:

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 02-12-2019 06:13 PM
    canteens, italian, swiss, wwii
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 191
    02-14-2019, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  11. QuadFifty Korea

    Looking at the wrong end of a quad fifty in Korea. K9 AFB Pusan Korea 1953 on Radar Hill. Imgur: The magic of the Internet

    Started by Cosine26‎, 12-13-2018 07:51 PM
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    02-12-2019, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  12. Need help with pickelhaube translation

    Hello, A friend of mine recently gave me this model 1915 pickelhaube that his grandfather (a WWI vet) had bought from a curio shop back in the...

    Started by speeder3‎, 02-04-2019 01:54 PM
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    02-04-2019, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  13. Swedish M26 Helmet

    Picked up a Swedish M26 helmet today that is in great condition only it's missing the liner. Figured that shouldn't be too tough to do but Sweden...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 12-30-2018 06:16 PM
    helmet, m26, swedish
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 498
    01-10-2019, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  14. Looking for information on WWII Army Vet ...

    I'm looking for some information on a U.S. Army Veteran. I purchased a small lot of Army equipment a few years ago that had some uniform parts. There...

    Started by rlc_hntr‎, 12-26-2018 11:23 PM
    army, information, vet, wwii
    • Replies: 3
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    12-27-2018, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  15. Moving NVD’s through x-ray machines.

    I have a pair of night vision binoculars (Baigish 6-M) that I am going to be moving between countries, and I’m worried that the airport x-ray machine...

    Started by r4sl‎, 12-26-2018 06:40 AM
    machines, moving, nvd’s, xray
    • Replies: 2
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    12-27-2018, 04:23 AM Go to last post
  16. Spanish helmet badges

    I recently acquired a Spanish M43 helmet and would like to get the correct badge for it for the WWII time period. Most images I have seen are of...

    Started by Aragorn243‎, 12-24-2018 12:17 AM
    badges, helmet, spanish
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 304
    12-24-2018, 12:34 AM Go to last post
  17. Waffen SS dog tag?

    I came across what I think is a German dog tag today at a yard sale. One side is marked Waffen SS A the other side is marked SS-Flak.E.Rgt ...

    Started by jbm‎, 12-22-2018 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-23-2018, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  18. Luftschutz Helmet

    I was given a 3 piece Luftschutz helmet, no liner but the size decal is in place and the inside is Luftwaffe blue. Outer shell was rattle can...

    Started by Major 2‎, 12-17-2018 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 345
    12-19-2018, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  19. Ww2 canvas drop cases for Mosin nagant

    Hello, I recently ran across these cases on eBay and was wondering if anybody out there knows if these are legit or not.I myself have never seen any...

    Started by jond41403‎, 11-29-2018 08:59 AM
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    12-18-2018, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  20. Think I found my 1st gear treasure. Mills Holster 1905

    Thought I'd share this. I bought 3 boxes of old holsters and web gear a few weeks back and this was in it. I took it to two of our local militaria...

    Started by MinerJohn‎, 09-30-2018 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 739
    12-01-2018, 11:46 AM Go to last post

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