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  1. Richard Auld

    Richard Auld

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    val

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  3. Lenny

    Lenny

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  4. Afrikakorpsrat64

    Afrikakorpsrat64

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  1. 3 points
    GOT MITTENS BUCKLE GROUP TAKEN DOWN BY FACEBOOK. No warning, nothing, just deleted. Thousands of members, thousands of pictures, all gone... MeWe is crap, not going through this again, I'm takling all my pics/discussion etc. back to web forums. My server, my rules... If you want to talk militaria, see you here on the MCN web forum...
  2. 3 points
    Here are the liners.
  3. 2 points
    Some may already recognize my collection from certain FB groups, but I’m new to this community. I’ve just started collecting 3 years ago but I have to say, it’s an addiction that I will probably have till I die Beside the WAF forum I’ve been mainly active on FB until now, but with the recent developments on FB and MeWe not at it's full capacity, I'm now widening my horizon, and I have to say, what I saw until now on this forum I do like. Definitely some big advantages here when you compare it with the outdated WAF. One of the biggest advantages is how easy it's here to upload pictures. The hassle of uploading pictures on the WAF is one of the reasons why I stopped updating my collecting there. But enough about that, let’s focus on this forum. With a lot of joy I’ve been reading ‘funksammler’ topics about communication equipment. I have no technical knowledge about this stuff but it does intrigue me, as I have a little communication corner myself, even though most of it is just for display purposes and doesn’t work except for the Torn. What got me into collecting WW2 German Militaria? Well, the fact that I have an original WW2 bomb shelter under my house. It was built during the war to house German staff members, as was the rest of the neighbourhood. It’s located near the German border close to the city of Aachen. Three years ago I started restoring it to WW2 specs and this is the result at the moment. Enjoy......... Cheers Tony
  4. 2 points
    Really hope more members see the wood for the trees and desert fb
  5. 2 points
    Good to have you here... just wish we could get more of the FB guys back here...
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    Guys, This cost me dear in trade but I am very happy as I know the young man that got the helmet appreciates it and I love this because it is my new life and job really as we control and check the training area on a daily basis. Similar sign different time. Just closed the deal now! Rich
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    Hi,thanks for adding me. Hope the FB mcn survives but just in case,im here
  8. 2 points
    Guys, This stuff was quite literaly just lying there. It appears to be a tip area and was used post war I would guess but interesting non the less? I like the NAAFI plate, still intact. Rich
  9. 2 points
    This set is another true veteran and like many other pieces in my collection comes from the Italian Front.It's been found 30 or so years ago near Rome and as @Lenny has rightly pointed out,that's what purists would call it a "true tropical" set in that the buckle tab is made of webbing!I'm always wary of "puris" because quite often it rhymes with "nazis"! Cheers Manu
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    Hello from Oslo. I mainly collect german helmets and fieldgear. /Kyrre Pedersen
  11. 2 points
    The “rough finishing” of the tongue edge is due to wear and tear ...another zooming in would show where the edge finish is still in good conditions
  12. 2 points
    My original Carl Halfer Tropical M40. !943 date. has the trademark halfer stitching on insignia. This cap style was a 40 plus year dream to own for me. Thanks to Barry Searson. I was able to acquire this one a year and a half ago. The color goes well with my georg Muller 1st pattern Trop. tunic.
  13. 2 points
    Being Friday I am having a Guinness and enjoying the forum, and looking over some of my militaria. "A Guinness" lol more like 6
  14. 2 points
    My first Internet purchase with the help of my nephew, way back in the '90's before I ever touched a computer. I love these early ones, as the later ones with the plastic and cheap foam, collectable in there own right, but not for me. This is the type i love and always wanted. They were way out of my reach before the wall came down. I think I will always keep this one. the net is off a BGS helmet i once had.
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    for sale/ available a couple of german Daggers any questions feel free to ask shipment from the Netherlands
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    Nice display, indeed a lot of equipment to ferry around! I did an event last weekend where there was a steam train as well although I did not see it. Somebody was kind enough to bring a plane though, which was kind of cool!
  17. 2 points
    If it's ilegal in your country, and you face possible draconian reprisals, it's not worth collecing firearms...
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    Hi. The yellow ones: Both are used by Norwegian civic and air defence. The M31, baltic helmet until 45. And the german M35 from about 1948, when a large amount of german helmets was put into military or civic use in Norway.
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    This is the personal Army Dagger of Major Georg Briel who was a commander of an Afrika Korps unit under Field Marshal Rommel. Decorations shown are not his, just a set up of the ones he was awarded. If anyone has any documents or items that belonged to Maj Briel, would like to hear from them. Looking for a personal picture with autograph.
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    Thanks Desert Rat. Now all I need is a personalized photo autograph and also some of his original documents. From what I learned several years ago, all his awards, etc were broken up and sold individually. Like looking for a needle in a haystack I guess.
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    To be hounest, don't be sad about it. FB days regarding militaria are counted. Some people keep making new groups, and for sales pages that might work, but for pages that are about sharing info and collections, it sucks when you loose all the content build op when the page gets removed, over and over again. So personally I think it's better to forget about FB and start focussing on MeWe or forums like this one. Cheers
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    Hi Lenny, I will spread the word. Btw I thought MCN didn't have a FB group anymore after the recent takedown by FB, or am I mistaken?
  24. 1 point
    Guys, Had a wander around today and checked out the locations on the 1943 local map. We have a real problem with wild pigs where we are but they have their uses it would appear! Rich
  25. 1 point
    as requested. I have a couple of German batteries found in phones so a Brit was a surprise!
  26. 1 point
    Guys, House clearance item. No markings. Rich
  27. 1 point
    From a 60 year ++ collection. RARE Spring camo M17 brought back by US Veteran. Complete liner! $750.00 including shipping to lower 48.
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    Night shift tonight but it is still light until 2130ish. Rich
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    Die_Tigerfibel.pdf
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    I would agree with Rob, its a possible Overhoff but there appears to be an overstrike on the second "T" in Gott and also the eagles head?????
  31. 1 point
    Not quite the high standard of reenactor that one would expect! Looks more like the start of a cheap porno and I have seen a few during my service time! Rich
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    Hard for me too....If I had to gander a guess I would say unmarked Overhoff? Can't say for sure though. Nonetheless - nice buckle! Rob
  33. 1 point
    I think he was referring to leaving China. Repressive country, hard to possess gun...
  34. 1 point
    If you keep posting chinese characters you'll be leaving quicker than you think.
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    Damn, I went on there this morning, havent really been on FB much lately, but its shocking all the groups gone. Well, we have the best right here on the MCN anyway. FB sucks.
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    I met one of these BOB pilots who had been burned , he was without an eye, one side of his face was burned, his hands were scarred but you had to see him play darts, it was amazing, he was in the local darts team and my dad was a regular down the club, This chap could hit the bull every time , even though he had one eye, and he was well thought of in the club and was also a funny man, He was in a Hurricane when he was hit by cannon fire from a ME 109, the engine caught fire, but he could,nt get the canopy open and so flames shot up into the cockpit, but he managed to ditch in the channel and was rescued by RAF boat, It ended his flying and had to undergo numerous treatments but it still left him scarred for life,
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    1937 Nr. 24 https://ia801902.us.archive.org/1/items/ReichskriegsministeriumDieWehrmacht1937Nr24193736S.ScanFraktur/Reichskriegsministerium - Die Wehrmacht%2C 1937 Nr 24 (1937%2C 36 S.%2C Scan-Fraktur).pdf 1937 Nr. 27 https://ia801906.us.archive.org/32/items/ReichskriegsministeriumDieWehrmacht1937Nr.27193742S.ScanFraktur/Reichskriegsministerium - Die Wehrmacht%2C 1937 Nr. 27 (1937%2C 42 S.%2C Scan-Fraktur).pdf
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    I'd take that with a VERY large pinch of salt.
  39. 1 point
    @Afrikakorpsrat64 - to complete your markings: https://www.bergflak.com/m24rr.html https://www.bergflak.com/m24makers.html
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    Have you got the end screw cap already?
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    Send me your address, when I find one I will send it, got one last night still round but with a little pitting, even has the tiny nails still. I will post it later see if it passes muster, last night shift tonight! Rich
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    I will look it up next time Norrie ,cheers for the tip! We are not going back though any time soon unfortunately. Rich
  43. 1 point
    Yours is definatley in better condition around the ears where the webbing is in contact with the iron. The buckle highlighted is not just rusted but pitted? I will search through what I have in webbing and see if I can find some iron that has rusted in contact with webbing over a 70 year period or even less time. Your tab is also better finished at the end in terms of where the sewing machine ended the rough webbing. I am sorry I am a skeptic at times but if i were in the market for an untouched one I would buy yours. Perhaps both parts of the buckle are original just married later, rust makes a hell of a mess. Of course it could also be flash photoraphy and there is trace of the rust in daylight but it looks very clean? Rich
  44. 1 point
    Hello Tony, Hope all is well with you and Ollie is getting better. Anymore of your great collection to show us......I hope so! I am of the France on the 26th July and back on 15 or 30 September. I want to go to the Hurtgen Forest where the US troops had a helluva time fighting the ardent Nazis, there is a lot to be found so I may take the detector - not really sure at the moment. There is so much to see in and find in France, the dropping grounds, for example the SOE Heroine I met Pearl Witherington(Cornioley) had over 25 containers dropped in a few drops during one operation to the DZ of her Maquis in the Eure-de-Loire ( she was the chief of over 2, 700 Maquis ) and what a bloody performance, - the containers were dropped 1-2 kms short, scattered everywhere, stuck in trees and woods, one exploded on hitting the ground as full of high explosives and grenades, but the local Maquis got the lot on horses/ bullocks and carts and transported them to different farms and hid them away. But she and her Maquis succeeded in killing over 150 Germans during their battle of Souchet?......But my absolute pleasure and honour to meet her 3 times.....Vive La Maquis and SOE. Best wishes as always...Ian
  45. 1 point
    I think Lenny can square this away! That is his main area? Rich
  46. 1 point
    Now I am back home with a magnifiying glass it appears to be L/21 on the wound badge! Rich
  47. 1 point
    https://www.lexpev.nl/manuals/germanyold.html
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    Logistics were the biggest issue. It determined what kind of equipment and how much I could take. All the equipment was hauled in one load of my car + trailer. The trailer was rather overloaded, but I got it there and back! I also had some help to ensure we had 24/7 cover at the exhibition. Slept (or rather tried to sleep) in the tent for five nights. When I finally did get to sleep, got woken up by some idiot bugler blowing reveille at sunrise. Some reenactors just take it too far...;-) regards, Funksammler
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    Hi @Manu Della Valle, Thank you for sharing this tropical set I really like it. The belt is a second type that dates to 1942 I agree it's not a Gustav Brehmer, as the eagles details are not the same. D
  50. 1 point
    This airpark is inside the boundry of Edwards AFB in California, and not everyone gets in, my son in law works there on the Lightning F35B with the RAF...so....:) Fantastic wee airpark, with some fantastic aircraft, tho, the heat and the sun are def starting to degrade them,....some are rather a sad sight to see...Unfortunately I cant show you the photos of the airbase itself...on pain of death I cant...:) BTW, the scenes of Will Smith dragging the alien after the dogfight, were filmed on Edwards AFB land...which, the public are NOT allowed to drive or walk on....
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