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  1. Björn

    Björn

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    Richard Auld

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  3. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat

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  4. val

    val

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  1. 3 points
    And I have found a very nice Anhänger Dreieck, the triangular foldable light for warning of a following trailer behind the truck And I have found one toolbox or snowchain drawer And I have bought a very nice set, new old stock 6 volt Winker or direction lights I also found a good original shovelholder And a original new Wehrmacht-stock rear wiew mirror
  2. 3 points
    Thanks Ian 🙂 Hehe and it's 3 children 🙂 So I figured, that I need a way to display this uniform properly. I wanted it to resemble a Gebirgjäger der Spiess, wich was pictured here in Norway in 1940. I of course just had to buy a nice mannequinn for it, and here is what I came up with: I just love how the pocketflaps of the trousers are peeking out from under the shortened tunic I added a pair of slip-ons to the early type pointed shoulderboards, denoting a Offiziersanwärter, or a Fahnenjunker Feldwebel, just like the guy in the picture. And I chose not to display this set with anklets, and used original Wehrmacht wool socks instead, as I wanted to display the green felt-edge on the Gebirgsjäger boots. A closer look at the Gebirgsjäger in the picture I posted first. Unfortinently my tunic does not have the Narvik shield as this guy does. And he also sports the Fallschirmjäger badge on his tunic. Anyway, the last update to the uniform, is the addition og Gebirgsjäger sun glasses or snow goggles. It's looking sharp 😎 I hope you like the pictures. Best Regards Björn
  3. 2 points
    Thanks Ian This is what I am planning to acieve when the restoration job is done: There are lots of special parts to collect. Some I have found, and some I'm still searching for. Like the original FFA Suchscheinwerfer - Searchlight. This is a very hard to find item today. But lucky me, I did manage to locate and buy one. I am currently searching for the bracket or the holder for the searchlight.
  4. 2 points
    @Björn - your dedication to restore TrFa to the details is just OUTSTANDING!
  5. 2 points
    Hi gentlemen. Some info about enigma machines employed in Spain that could be of interest for us. This study was elaborated by three authors: José Ramón Soler Fuensanta, Francisco Javier López-Brea Espiau and Frode Weierud. K 208 machine is now displayed in my unit historical hall. I would like to test it. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/220615600_Spanish_Enigma_A_History_of_the_Enigma_in_Spain. Enjoy it. Ezesar
  6. 2 points
    Nice M35 with all liner parts in place, and a good strap. Its possible that the exterior liner pin got damaged, leaving the flat inner round piece so someone removed the remaining parts intending to replace it but never got round to it
  7. 1 point
    Hello Jerry, I hope all is well with you, sorry but we havent seen you on here for a long time? If you have time please send us some images of your collection for all of us to enjoy. Best to you....Desert Rat/ Ian
  8. 1 point
    Thanks Tony, A great few bayonets here, really very nice condition, great stamps. I had a chance to buy one in France at a Vide Grenier ...with the actual teeth on one side of the blade, but if customs found this I was in the crapper, it was a good price as well. Thanks for showing us.....Best to you Mate...Ian
  9. 1 point
    They are a lot cheaper, this is a biggish sized medal and I only paid €15, I thought that was fair given its nice finish?! Rich
  10. 1 point
    The latest game on the table No Man's Land is all about trench warfare in WW1. This setup being scenario 10, Spring 1918, titled The Gladiators. German Stormtroopers attacking a French Trench. The picture was taken after the prelimanary bombardment and has knocked a small hole in the defense. Also a bombardment of the French command post has knocked that out for the moment anyway. This is originally a French game and I think at times the rules didn't quite translate into English that well, but with game play videos on you tube you can get this game up on the table and playing in no time.
  11. 1 point
    Good one Eric - "King Tiger" you are the man, hope to see more of your collection and Tony's as well....You always come up with some superb items and many at least I haven't seen before.....Best to you both. WFTP.
  12. 1 point
    Haha. I would rather think that it has something to do with laying a smokescreen of some sort?
  13. 1 point
    I have never met you or Tony in California, Dermot. Lenny etc and many others on MCN......, But we seem to all have a friendship through MCN, that we appreciate each other, that understand our sense of humour and care for each other through our personal problems and to give each other some laughter in the World....One day hopefully one day we may be able to all meet up...Have a beer or x10 and have fun and a laugh together...We Hope! Take Care My Friend....Ian
  14. 1 point
    Super House, lovely area and with your own "Museum" next door will be fantastic, pity you live so far away as I would love to see all your collection....! Very Best to You & Your Family....Ian
  15. 1 point
    Very nice set, love the rubber boots, I used similar in Canada on exercise at BATUS way back, they were quite expensive but a sound investment. Rich
  16. 1 point
    What a nice collection of belt buckles. Absolutely beautiful. Best Regards Björn
  17. 1 point
    And I have a very nice pair of matching trousers, equally large size and matching M39 depot stamp:
  18. 1 point
    Beautiful Bjorn, What a craftsman you are to get this rusty ol bike ..to this perfect standard.....YES I want to buy it to hang on my office wall......£££££££?????? Very well done & very best wishes ....you ol biker....Desert Rat/ Ian
  19. 1 point
    Ok. Fast foreward to February 2018. More original parts has been found. I just had to try to put these things together before embarking on the taking-everything-apart-and-sandblasting. The wheels that was being prepared for the Achilles, were not put on, but a pair of other civillian wheels.
  20. 1 point
    now that is interesting as I have that cover for the MG34/42 and it came from the same barn as the two A frame assault packs i just posted, I will have to dig it out. Rich
  21. 1 point
    I have a good mask and the container. But it's missing the filter. Anyone? Photos for attention.
  22. 1 point
    As far as I know, there have not been found any Feldfunksprechers that are 1940 dated. But are the Dfh.f only designed or designated to the feldfunksprechers? I have at least 3 sets of Dfh.f that are 1940 dated:
  23. 1 point
    A bit like the 23 and 23a. Same purpose, but different power supply. I see it uses a WGL12b, while the 23a uses a WGL12e.
  24. 1 point
    Hi guys. Friday night. Kids are in bed, and the wife is watching a movie. I'm having a drink, and playing with my radios (again) 🤗 Anyway, I've taken some pictures of Wa.A. stampings inside the radio. Wa.A. 798 - this number I cant find anything on, as it does not appear on waffenamt lists that has been published? The back-lid of the bakelite case has a small "ejo" mark embossed in the bakelite. This i get a hit on as Presswerk AG, Essen
  25. 1 point
    Are they possibly anything to do with blacksmithing or farriers, they look a bit extreme for horses, but you never know??????
  26. 1 point
    Not only a nice helmet, but very nice photos! Especially i like those sharp close up images.
  27. 1 point
    I suppose it was Dopey who took the picture?????
  28. 1 point
    Great Collection there Mike, Super condition as well.....Thanks for showing us. Best to you...Ian/ Desert Rat
  29. 1 point
    I agree once I get caught up on some bills I would like to find something like this. And it's In great shape. Thanks Rich for the pics. Eric
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  31. 1 point
    Hi guys. Thought I'd just share some pictures of a few M24's from my collection. Here's a beautiful M24 lay out. The grenade is a 43 bdb, with Brennzünder 24 and fragmentation sleeve.
  32. 1 point
    if you are close to Columbus Ohio stop at Mott's Military museum it's awesome they have stuff from 1776, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam war, Desert Storm, NASA, POW Exhibit, Tuskegee airmen, 9/11 artifacts, Special Exhibits: Medal of Honor Recipient Ronald E. Rosser, General Paul Tibbets, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, and The Tuskegee Airmen. The Motts Military Museum displays the largest collection of Gen. Tibbets memorabilia including his full dress blue Air Force Brigadier General uniform Medals and much more. they have allot of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker stuff. They have the nation’s second largest collection of Holocaust memorabilia and the world’s second largest collection of artifacts from 9/11—both the World Trade Center in NYC and the Pentagon. The Motts Military Museum contains an extensive Civil War collection with many one-of-a-kind items. The Museum also exhibits one of the finest Civil War Medical Collections in the country. The Motts Military Museum exhibits a comprehensive World War One collection and highlights many items from flying Ace, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker including a full-scale replica of the home in which he was raised. corn cob pipe belonged to General Douglas MacArthur. 105mm artillery piece was captured from Iraqi troops by the 82nd Airborne Division and donated to the Museum. The actual Lunar Module logbook from Apollo 13. so stop by if your in ohio 5075 South Hamilton Rd.Groveport, Ohio 43125-9336 south of columbus
  33. 1 point
    Looks Great to me Tony, What's the difference from the last question (a short one).....I guess it's the length and the rest is the same? Best wishes.....Ian
  34. 1 point
    Hi @HailofBullets_NL, you are most welcomed here!
  35. 1 point
    Thanks Funks,Bjorn, Val I am totally ignorant on these type of topics, but well appreciate your enlightenment to me. Reckon I must spend some time on these (to me) very difficult comms etc etc....But it's good to know that on MCN we have some very knowledgeable people. Thanks to you all. Best to you....Desert Rat
  36. 1 point
    Guys, As stated above. Unfortunately in my younger days I thought I would 'oxblood' the chinstrap as it was a bit dry hence the more burgandy colour, again, what a twat I was,.. still am some of you would say! Rich
  37. 1 point
    For anyone who was wondering, which is probably no one
  38. 1 point
    Ian, could you please supply the name of this "expert" from London, I,m sure that there are many on this forum who have a vast knowledge of various dealers and collectors and persons of repute and will be able to confirm that this person has given you either bad or good advice. But I find it a bit strange and somewhat insulting that you are on a forum where you will agree that there are more than enough persons on here who are considered pretty much top in their field of collecting, and yet you decided to go elsewhere for advice when doubt was cast on authenticity, even though you have been a member here for a long time. If you do not know this "expert" personally then I,m sure the buyer of the pennant will be able to give you the details, thankyou
  39. 1 point
    Thank you @val. Nice to see you again too 🙂 Absolutely - This forum platform has a lot more potential than the WAF. I am looking foreward to participate more here at MCN. The total forum layout is very good and easy to navigate in. And posting pictures is a dream. Not to mention the exellent layout of the threads - And I know for sure that we have the right crew as Moderators here too 😎 Anyway, back to the topic. This antenna has the original leather strap to keep the two parts together. But the flexible whip has been repaired/replaced on it.
  40. 1 point
    @ezesar: I may see your pictures of the Verlegewagen on my website Publish?, of course with your name and source. Then almost all important information on the topic of Feldfernkabel is summarized. @val, Thanks for the tip. here I would like to insert the pictures: http://der-fernmelder.de/feldfernkabel/ Thank you and have a nice evening. Albert
  41. 1 point
    Did receive this HLS.a yesterday also. It's not 100% complete, so that's kind of a new project now for me.
  42. 1 point
    Yeah sure. These are the only pics I have on my phone at the moment though.
  43. 1 point
    Good to have you here... just wish we could get more of the FB guys back here...
  44. 1 point
    Boots are still for sale. Will consider serious offers, possible part trades for other tropical gear.
  45. 1 point
    The Painting on the back was probably a personal touch from the Owner. Its a really nice Jacket you have there!
  46. 1 point
    Yes as @Schwerpunkt stated, rear seem swivel. But the shape looks a little odd to me, it might just be a french M51
  47. 1 point
    Especially the old....:)
  48. 1 point
    I've only been using eBay for a couple of years this was my first and probably best buy at £175
  49. 1 point
    Cheers Mark, I turned 15 the other week. Got some spend that I'm saving up. That's French helmet needs a liner and chinstrap so it'll go towards them . Everyone on this forum are top blokes and they've helped me loads.
  50. 1 point
    I thought I had some nice masks and tins, but that's the nicest.And as Lenny says, post away, don't think anyone could tire of seeing such quality gear...
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