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Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum Today, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, certainly an original. Would have to...

Yes, certainly an original.

Would have to see more of the 2nd one.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, nice eagle Ken. From a M40 step-in.

Yes, nice eagle Ken. From a M40 step-in.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 26
Posted By Willi Z.
Some paint on the band. Camo or rough paint...

Some paint on the band.

Camo or rough paint over the M35 apple green? Can still see the original paint on the dome and under the liner band.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By Willi Z.
Thanks gentlemen!

Thanks gentlemen!
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Today, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Willi Z.
All of my single Spange Types have "FW III", but...

All of my single Spange Types have "FW III", but a number of my medal bars have "FW IV" hangers.

The bar I have with a Crown Oder 4th class has a very light blue ribbon, but another in a similar...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Willi Z.
Goes nicely with my later "bent stem"...

Goes nicely with my later "bent stem" cross.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Today, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Willi Z.
I was very fortunate to get a second opportunity...

I was very fortunate to get a second opportunity to own this superb attributed early 1813 EKII. Am extremely pleased to have obtained it. Thought I would share some close-ups of how the 12 pieces of...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, the one on the right would be for a 9-year...

Yes, the one on the right would be for a 9-year service award. The suspended hanger type. The ribbon to the left is likely to be for a Crown Order/Medal.
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 04-08-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By Willi Z.
Hi Sandro, thanks for the guidance and...

Hi Sandro, thanks for the guidance and information. I am away right now, so I can't take a photo. I do recall the loops were not sewn through the lining and all of them were sewn by the same hand and...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-07-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, certainly fake. JC, if possible could...

Yes, certainly fake.

JC, if possible could you take some close-ups of the snap features and markings for future reference.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-05-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By Willi Z.
You can easily jump without helmets. The 1st FJs...

You can easily jump without helmets. The 1st FJs did that. You would be severally hurt with a bicycle and carrying a weapon like that.

The FJs later in the war jumped with MGs and even mortar...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By Willi Z.
Interesting yes. But, impossible to the...

Interesting yes.

But, impossible to the point of being beyond absurd.
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-05-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,046
Posted By Willi Z.
I have yet to handle a 416 in 5.56. Mine is in...

I have yet to handle a 416 in 5.56. Mine is in .22LR and IMO it is the best .22 in this style out there. Perhaps one day....
Forum: Firearms Forum 04-05-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,046
Posted By Willi Z.
I am pretty sure that bill was introduced in...

I am pretty sure that bill was introduced in January of 2019.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-05-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 651
Posted By Willi Z.
Great helmet Shaun! Wayne, I agree with your...

Great helmet Shaun!

Wayne, I agree with your thoughts regarding how helmets were sometimes camoed.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 04-05-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Willi Z.
Nice helmet! That olive is also the same as...

Nice helmet!

That olive is also the same as the base color as most splinter pattern FJ smocks (GD jackets as well). Nothing non-Luftwaffe about such a color. It's the tan color which is off. You...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-05-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,845
Posted By Willi Z.
Ysto, thanks for the photo and information. ...

Ysto, thanks for the photo and information.

I think what Arnad stated is logical; that he donated a helmet he was likely to have worn earlier in his career, and was kept at home.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-05-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,845
Posted By Willi Z.
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-04-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Willi Z.
Mike, that's what an unrepaired "Type A" would...

Mike, that's what an unrepaired "Type A" would have;

http://www.medalnet.net/Iron_Cross_1870.htm
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-04-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, I appears to be a Wagner Type "A". Is the...

Yes, I appears to be a Wagner Type "A". Is the ring split on the back side?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-04-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,845
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, of course. Here are a couple of FJR6...

Yes, of course.

Here are a couple of FJR6 photos.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-04-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,845
Posted By Willi Z.
Ysto, I would be skeptical of such items. How...

Ysto, I would be skeptical of such items. How would they get his items? Especially his helmet?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-04-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,845
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, of was done. There are a couple (perhaps 3)...

Yes, of was done. There are a couple (perhaps 3) in collections. I first saw one at the Max Show in 1996, bit not sure who bought it.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 04-04-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Willi Z.
Interesting markings Jens.

Interesting markings Jens.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 04-04-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,845
Posted By Willi Z.
Nice helmet Gisle! Also Wayne's, and in a...

Nice helmet Gisle!

Also Wayne's, and in a nice size.
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