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


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Portuguese M940/63 steel helmet  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
FEG Hungarian made Browning Hi Power 9mm pistol - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
East German Makarov pistol dated 1962 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
US M1917 BOLO Knife Mfg by American Cutlery Co  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Vintage Sunglasses Mfg by Willson USA - Accessoriesin Accessories
WWII Japanese Ordnance [inert] - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
 WWI Mark VII Marching Compass, Creagh-Osborne Mfg  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Compass, Prismatic, M-1938 - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Early WWII Compass, Lensatic circa 1939  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
 Vietnam War Used US M-1950 Compass Magnetic  - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…


  1. I would be proud to have one of these in my collection, very nice example.
  2. I agree, I like the been there look too, these items were probably used in field conditions just like the soldier in the combat photo, and still has the grime , field wear, and sweat from the soldier ...
  3. Yes, I think I remember seeing a set of goggles with the same type of leather pouch, the pouches are probably a universal pouch for other items, just like first aid pouches were also used as compass p...
  4. thanks James, yes, the ammo vest is Chi Com manufacture, but it was made for export, it has English writing ink stamped on the back, not found on non import pouches used by the Chinese military, i...
  5. JimmyC, I think it's the Finnish M31? the Swiss did use this design during WWII The Suomi KP/-31 (Suomi-konepistooli or "Submachine-gun Finland") was a submachine gun (SMG) of Finnish design us...
  6. the cover on the referance photo looks like "hessian" or burlap material.
  7. I noticed mine also has a unusual odor? it could be from the green dye they used to make the crude cotton liner , the quality & construction almost looks more like something used in a movie prop than...
  8. thats an amazing piece! it looks so modern and sleek and displays nicely with the the light shining through, a masterpiece
  9. Thanks, Im glad you liked it! I was lucky to find this one for my collection, I dont see much militaria / surplus from Portugal, it's not easy to find.
  10. nice salty condition, reminds of onr of my farvorite movies called "The BEAST" about a lost Soviet tank in Afghanistan, the tank crew all wear this type of helmet.
  11. the enameled steel rice bowls are still sold in local asian markets, except they dont have the extra hole on the bottom for attaching to gear, most likely made in China.
  12. Thanks, this pistol is interesting piece of history from the former DDR, it has provenance! DDR is the German acronym for Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German) or German Democratic Republic (E...
  13. Thanks, it's been one of my most reliable handguns, and it didnt cost much, Im satisfied with the quality, it's made like a military issue firearm, nothing fancy and it was a lot cheaper than a Belgia...
  14. the French Mle15 looks sharp on the parade ground, but it's probably the thinnest lightest steel helmet ever made, not much stronger than a tin can and dents easily, Im surprised the military would ev...
  15. thats probably why it's in mint condition, it was probably in storage for a very long time, the P64 liner could be a clue when it was issued, possibly during the Vietnam War but didnt get much use, co...
  16. Thanks SEAN, I agree they look almost identical to the style sold JCREW, classic eyewear never goes out of style!
  17. Ive never seen an Iraqi M80 with a mold mark like that, it is an unusual varient, it also has the Iraqi acceptance mark that I have seen on Iraqi plastic canteen sets
  18. Yes, it looks like the liner was removed before painting, there is also an anchor stamped inside in black ink, I would say the Russian Navy did the repaint.
  19. I believe the improper use of the 'knee mortar" causing injuries is a true story. Some Allied infantrymen mistakenly assumed that the launcher's curve plate was propped on the leg to fire and there...
  20. thats a interresting personal item a WWI soldier would have carried in his pocket.
  21. they look like they have been recently polished? usually they have a dark patina, but they look nice like that too on the bookshelf.
  22. Thanks Chrisnp, most of my compasses all date from the WW1 era through the Vietnam War era, my newest compass is dated Mar 1975 just one month before the Fall of Saigon.
  23. The Bormann appears to be an early version of a powder train type fuze
  24. the guy in your photo looks younger and smaller than Sgt York notice the real Sgt York has older looking eyes? and he also looks larger with broader shoulders, the guy in the photo looks younger an...
  25. I agree with JamesC , it's a very nice example of a US issue M1 helmet as used in the Vietnam war, these were usually used with a camo helmet cover , and are very easy to get on ebay if you ever wante...
  26. your info is excellent for reference, makes it more interesting when you know the history of something
  27. excellent info Chrinp!
  28. I heard many of the NK bayonets were exported to the Cubans and used in Grenada, they were common souvenirs brought back to the US by soldiers and some made their way to the US via foreign surplus.
  29. that does make sense, then the soldier would not need to remove the bayonet during cleaning & reloading I also think the shape might give more power to the blade if used as a side arm like a sword,...
  30. fortapache, yes, these are much more useful than a spike bayo, a soldier can use a knife style bayonet as a tool for general use like a pocket knife or use it for self defense, more useful and practical
  31. Thanks JamesC, the chin straps appear to be a field modification? the Iraqis would often use anything to repair a helmet or replace worn chin straps in the field, sometimes they would even used old el...
  32. Thanks Blunderbuss2, I like the sleek design of the German M56, it looks modern for a helmet originally designed back in WWII , it almost has a futuristic Star Wars look?
  33. very interesting combat used helmet! he was very lucky the helmet helped deflect the bullet and probably saved his life, the helmet did it's job.
  34. the Polish Wz50 seems to be one of the most common steel helmets used by Iraq, they must have received a large supply of export helmets from Poland, they also used the Polish Wz63 para helmet
  35. Thanks kozowy1967, the helmet also has a very rough texture, Im not sure if it's a wood chip finish or possible crushed shells? Ive had these with a rough sand finish, a corked finish, and a saw du...
  36. Thanks Kozowy1967, yes I picked it up in the US they are pretty common on the surplus market
  37. this helmet has a lot of history , it's been through some major battles, a fine addition
  38. Thanks SEAN, this is one of my favorite WWII helmets, I always liked the classic look of the Doughboy style helmets!
  39. thats an amazing piece of Trench Art , very nice details, whoever did the art work had excellent talent!
  40. I heard some National Guard units and USAF units still used steel helmets when they deployed to Desert Storm
  41. they are similiar to WWII style stainless steel mess trays, but they look a little different shape than US issue I usually pull mine out to use for Thanksgiving dinner
  42. thanks scott!
  43. maybe they had some type of special two piece mold with the impressions of the angel & roses, then they heated it up in a furnace to soften the metal to make it easier to tap out the impressions? mayb...
  44. blunderbuss, your correct it's a Hotchkiss 37 mm rd, this rd was probably fired out of a Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon invented in 1872, it looks like a ground dug battlefield relic.
  45. thanks Coinscoins1977, Ive been a collector all my life, Im always searching for interesting old relics & collectables, sometimes it takes years, sometimes weeks, sometimes tommorow, you never know, ...
  46. cool photo, thanks!
  47. a helmet with provenance, this makes it even more interesting knowing who used it and the name of the ship the owner served on, great find!
  48. Thanks, glad everyone enjoyed my displays
  49. thanks pops52, glad you liked it
  50. Hi rocker-sd, thanks, the canteen is a WWII British 37 Pattern canteen & carrier, the Israelis used a lot of WWII British gear, they're very common surplus items and dont cost much, less than $20
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