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Björn

Here are some pictures I took last summer, going over some bits and pieces of fieldgear from my collection. This time it was bayonets and entrenching tools, that got a good going over by cleaning dust and oiling and preservation.
The prices on these things have literally gone trough the roof in the later years, unfortinently. Buying one of these from a militaria vendour today is no fun at all, as it will set you back several hundred Euros :(
Luckily, these do still show up from time to time here in Norway for a price that I can afford. Most of these I bought in the 90's .

 

 

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Björn
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This one is new to the collection, and not pictured together with the other ones.
I bought it for a fair price (around 160 Euros) from a family  in my local area, only last weekend.

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Davejb

Again a very impressive collection, I dont know how you do it but whatever  it is keep doing it,  I think you have one of the best collections I have seen in a long long while,

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Desert Rat

Great Collection there Bjorn, yes I knew you had more Gems to show us. Now you need another portion of your new Museum for these items?

I hope you still have the bikes.....Yes I am sure you do, don''t think you will find anymore ......but your'e a " Lucky Man"  and seem to find all superb items from the War, all of which are very impressive. I bet you find an Panzer Tank soon in mint condition?????.......Let us know.

Best to you....Ian

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Desert Rat

Bet you are on the look out for one of these "dreaded" 88mm......This one is in a Museum in Caen, Normandy......Unfortunately I could'nt get it connect up to my camper and got it back to the UK........Poutain!!

Take care....Ian😪

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Björn

Thanks for the kind words, guys. There are still interesting collectibles out there to be found. I am always trawling second hand shops, and asking friends and acquaintances if they know about some leftovers from the war. Sometimes I get lucky :)

 

6 minutes ago, Desert Rat said:

I bet you find an Panzer Tank soon in mint condition????

Hehe, yes that is actually a dream that I have. They do show up on the international market from time to time, but they do cost about two or three fortunes.
But I have already gotten permission from the wife, to aquire one, if I come across one for a price that I can afford :D

 

I found a nice cannon thou, wich i bought for my collection in 2017..
It was painted in Norwegian post war olive drab when I got it. It has since been repainted in the correct Wehrmacht grey colour. 
Here connected to the towing hook of my wife's car :D

 

 

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Desert Rat

Superb Bjorn,

Damn it.....I knew you had some heavy artillery in your collection, really brilliant looking.....and your Dear wife allowing you to buy a Panzer....What a Woman, we have trouble here with our missus asking if we can buy a bloody £20 military item....aaaarrrrrgggghhhh!

Told you you was a "Very Lucky Man"

Very Best to you Both.....Ian 

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Davejb

That is a real little corker, that must have turned peoples heads seeing that driving down the road and the wife waving as she went past

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Desert Rat

Yes you are right Dave......Can you imagine Bjorn's wife loading up the shell and having a shot across the car park in a Norwegian ----LIDL.....!!!

Best to you both....Ian

Bjorn......Not sure if you drink much red wine in Norway......but I think you need one of these special sink and taps ......to give you the rest you need from all your hard work.....!!!

Good drinking and have a drink to you All ...from me!

Best wishes....Ian

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Björn
3 hours ago, Davejb said:

That is a real little corker, that must have turned peoples heads seeing that driving down the road and the wife waving as she went past

Haha, yes. You know, the usual full time family routine. A tight schedual and lots of stuff to do :D

 

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