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battlegear

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

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Beretta 92F / M9 pistol - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Springfield Armory M1911A1 .45 auto pistol - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Dinky Toys Armoured Car 670 Mfg in England - Model Carsin Model Cars
UAE SAUDI M1 Desert Camo helmet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Austrian Bundesheer M75 helmet - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
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

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  1. Soldiers would carry their meat rations in a M1916 bacon can, along with the condiment can , and also the M1910 meat can / mess kit with eating utensils consisting of a tin plated knife, fork, spoon. ...
  2. looks nice with the bayonet , heat shield, and special buttstock with extra ammo , I remember reading about the Mil Spec version having a slightly thicker barrel, and the safety was made of metal ins...
  3. the Mossberge 590 is an excellent combat / home defense shotgun, I use to own one myself years ago, I remember mine had a black plastic spacer so the heat shield doesnt slide forward from recoil, I li...
  4. Beretta is super reliable and very durable, and a excellent quality pistol, plus it's been in service for over 30 years now, so it's also combat proven, and has been used in numerous conflicts, mostl...
  5. Field stripping & reassemble of my M1911A1 is very enjoyable, since it's so easy , I love cleaning and lubing the pistol and like the sound of racking the slide after it's cleaned and lubed then wipi...
  6. looks like a good copy of the British Commando dagger, especially since it has aging / weathering
  7. Im a big fan of the Model 1911A1 pistols, this one has over 6,000 rds fired through it and the slide still fits tight like it was new, plus the parts are very easy to get if you ever needed to do repa...
  8. I would have bought it too, if the price was reasonable, it still looks good for displays, it's still better than a current repro, since it's an actual German helmet made for the Police / Border Guard...
  9. it's a post war WEST GERMAN Police M52 helmet that somebody added Nazi decals to make it look like a WW2 German helmet. These type of helmets were also issued to the BGS/Bundes Grenz Schutz - borde...
  10. interesting collection, what the set up with the binoculars? is it some type of special night vision device?
  11. it's from the Vietnam War era judging by the three small buckles that are for a nape / neck strap, probably made sometime around 1965 - 1969
  12. Great find,and interesting combat used helmet, very rare to find a helmet like this that saved the owner's life.
  13. Yes, it's a Poct - 2 and with a faded 1980's date
  14. thats a very nice example with the matching para liner, the camo cover reminds me of this Saudi soldier. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Saudi_Soldier_with_G3.JPEG
  15. I agree, this place is good for back up, to save old photos and use for reference just in case the other forums ever go down.
  16. I agree, it's a made in Taiwan commercial army style camp shovel, I see these at the flea market all the time, they also feel lighter than a real US military issue folding shovel, not as well made as ...
  17. here's a Czech M53 that was used in Vietnam http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/133670-czech-m53-used-by-the-north-vietnamese
  18. the Czech Vz53 helmet marking with crossed swords and number 52 is the Czech military acceptance mark and year of manufacture 1952. nice helmet, many of these Czech steel helmets were used in the V...
  19. the German 1898 n/A (neu Art) bayonet is an interesting and unusual bayonet, and well marked.
  20. thats a nice looking German M34 helmet, the chin strap you added is a good match, looks original and complete, some had the Nazi decals, these were also used by Air Defense. http://www.warrelics.e...
  21. excellent display, I also like to collect all types of military fighting knives and bayonets.
  22. thats a very nice piece, I like the matching Arabic / Persian numerals. The Iranian history does make it more interesting, since you see these as often.
  23. Yes, it is the Austrian M75 helmet liner Your Austrian Bundesheer helmet liner was manufactured in 1976 by the firm Ulbricht`s Witwe in Schwanenstadt , Upper Austria. this pattern was made for...
  24. Glad you liked it SEAN, Ive been searching for one of these with the extra liner retention spring clips for a while to complete my collection, plus both pieces are matching by maker and year of manufa...
  25. thats an East German M56, I also have one just like yours! what part of SEA did you find this helmet? The North Vietnamese or PAVN also used this model during the Vietnam War. http://www.collectors...
  26. I would be proud to have one of these in my collection, very nice example.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. the cover on the referance photo looks like "hessian" or burlap material.
  32. 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...
  33. thats an amazing piece! it looks so modern and sleek and displays nicely with the the light shining through, a masterpiece
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. Thanks SEAN, I agree they look almost identical to the style sold JCREW, classic eyewear never goes out of style!
  42. 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
  43. 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.
  44. thats a interresting personal item a WWI soldier would have carried in his pocket.
  45. they look like they have been recently polished? usually they have a dark patina, but they look nice like that too on the bookshelf.
  46. 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.
  47. The Bormann appears to be an early version of a powder train type fuze
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. your info is excellent for reference, makes it more interesting when you know the history of something
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