battlegear

California

I collect all types of battle gear used by combat soldiers of the world

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France Gendarmerie Nationale Mle51 helmet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Israeli Defense Forces Six Day War helmet with net - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
West German Para helmet , Stahlhelm Luftlande M61 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Polish WZ63 / East Germany Paratrooper steel helmet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Brown Water Navy Vietnam War - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
 Gulf War era Saudi Arabia Export  M1 Steel Helmet from Taiwan - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
WWII French M1926 Adrian steel helmets  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Czech M53 used by the North Vietnamese, war trophy - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
West German M40/52 Stahlhelm with net - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Indian Wars & Spanish American War Era M1874 Mess Kit & Utensils - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…

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  1. thats a very nice display piece, definitely a museum quality item it looks like it has seen lots of action during the war, probably also used during Korea & Vietnam, I have a WW2 Russian 50mm morta...
  2. thanks, the spoons are not as common, probably because they were the most used eating utensils, I have a 1916 dated fork mfg by RIA and it still looks bright & shiny.
  3. thats a very nice collectable, it looks like it's in pretty good condition for it's age
  4. Thanks for looking, Im glad you enjoyed the helmet and the history! blunderbuss, thats interesting to know you have personal experience with Gendarmes and actually worked with them, thanks for the ...
  5. Thanks, I like to use real life photos to show how the items would have looked from the time period, to give it some identity instead of just a item on a table, a photo helps tell a story and show whe...
  6. a steel helmet must feel awful if you had to wear it out in the scorching hot desert , Ive seen lots of photos with soldiers smearing mud on the helmet for camouflage, smearing wet mud and letting it ...
  7. Thanks, no I havent read the book, but I have a interesting documentary video called The Game Wardens of Vietnam , the story of the Brown Water Navy, narrated by Robert Stack.
  8. it could be even be a ground dug battlefield relic piece? still makes a nice wall decoration on the wall or over the fire place
  9. "Souvenir belt" does sound more appropriate , the words "hate belt" kind of sound like something the KKK would use
  10. I wonder why they call them "HATE BELTS" ? if they have allied and enemy buttons & collar discs?
  11. Thanks for looking, yes I have seen Petey's helmets, he has a very nice collection of helmets.
  12. all the numbers match and I have test fired it with some Winchester ammo and it functioned flawlessly without any problems, the trigger has a "spongy' feel to it, I like the way it points naturally in...
  13. Thanks, yes my Luger is a DWM it's been in the family since the 1920's and was originally used to protect a family run Cafe / restaurant back in the 1920's - 1940's , it's 7.65 Luger and has two origi...
  14. the liner is in poor condition and is a simple leather band with three leather pieces , a different type not the same as a German M42 liner , the shell is also not of high quality steels like the Germ...
  15. thanks, I'll do more USN displays represeting the Riverine Forces or Brown Water Navy in Vietnam.
  16. the design of the shell dates back to 1944 but Hitler didnt approve of the new design, yes it does kind of resemble a cross between a Soviet Ssh68 "Cone head" helmet & German thanks!
  17. thanks for looking!
  18. Vietnam Jungle boots make excellent hiking / outdoors footwear I found a pair in my size at Goodwill too, but mine have the Panama soles, and they were like new condition for $10
  19. Thanks!
  20. a very nice looking display, great work!
  21. Thanks! these helmets were made in South Korea and sold to the Iraqis, the suspension is removable and easy to replace, made just like a late issue US helmet liner that also had the snap in webbing de...
  22. this cap was also known as Ridgeway Cap . Cuban leader Fidel Castro wore this style of cap all the time with his uniform http://www.minnpost.com/_asset/tpjx6l/mp_main_wide/FidelCastroMayDay.jpg
  23. great conversation piece with lots of history!
  24. looks like it could be from some type of fraternal organization , the design does look like an old fire fighter helmet from around 1900 - 1915 , maybe it's part of a costume for theatrical use, plays?
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