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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-17-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Collectinsteve
Cool. Looks like we have a preliminary consensus...

Cool. Looks like we have a preliminary consensus that this is for a forward observer and that it was custom made (though very professionally).

It must look pretty ugly when fully loaded with...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-16-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Collectinsteve
That is an interesting item, for sure. I've...

That is an interesting item, for sure. I've never seen anything quite like it for any military. The compass and magazine pockets seem to indicate that it was for field use and not something like...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-09-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Collectinsteve
Looks like it was made by RKK in December 1956,...

Looks like it was made by RKK in December 1956, though it's a guess as the label is so faded. Not that it really matters what the label says as the variant, condition, and size are what determines...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-02-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,314
Posted By Collectinsteve
Great video! I especially liked the display of...

Great video! I especially liked the display of the Sturmsomersault ski technique shown towards the beginning :)

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-25-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Collectinsteve
I think one reason these seem to be on eBay...

I think one reason these seem to be on eBay frequently is because the seller is asking too much and therefore they are relisted over and over. I think the trousers I mentioned above are back on eBay...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Collectinsteve
I think he's talking about the leather armored...

I think he's talking about the leather armored vehicle crew uniform as posted in his other thread:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014063

These uniforms are very...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-12-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Collectinsteve
Gordon is very much correct about the market for...

Gordon is very much correct about the market for these things outside of Germany. Very, very, very few Germans bid on items listed on the primary (US based) eBay site. There are several reasons for...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-11-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Collectinsteve
Prices are all over the place. You'll also...

Prices are all over the place. You'll also notice ones on German eBay in the EUR 200-350 range. Some of them have been there for years.

Condition is the main issue. Well used, but without lots...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-07-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Collectinsteve
Thanks for the closeups! Looks like that...

Thanks for the closeups! Looks like that shoulder patch is overkill for the amount of damage it is covering. The cloth in the elbow... does that appear to be the same as the shoulder patch...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-07-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Collectinsteve
Hi Gene! Now I'm going to have to dig out my...

Hi Gene!

Now I'm going to have to dig out my canvas pack. I remember it having later twill straps sewn onto it. I figured it was a repair, but it now seems like it was to bring it up to a newer...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-06-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Collectinsteve
That's what I would have thought too, however...

That's what I would have thought too, however there's pictures posted here, somewhere, that show a nearly mint example of this smock. There is a fairly larger manufacturer's label inside the lower...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-05-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Collectinsteve
OK, I think that confirms it was a hood. There...

OK, I think that confirms it was a hood. There is only three items printed in this cloth; Zeltbahn, hood for Zeltbahn, and smock. I presume the smock and the Zelt are made from the same exact...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-05-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Collectinsteve
Out of curiosity, is the repair fabric the same...

Out of curiosity, is the repair fabric the same as the rest of the smock? By eyeball the patch looks to be made from a Zeltbahn hood, which is thinner than the smock material.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-04-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Collectinsteve
Very nice indeed! Looks like a major repair to...

Very nice indeed! Looks like a major repair to the right shoulder. Otherwise it looks to be in pretty good shape.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-03-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Collectinsteve
Good to know! I also have never seen a GSG-9...

Good to know! I also have never seen a GSG-9 helmet with black straps, but they are the most numerous helmet out there and it seems spare black straps can be found. I thought maybe the two were...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-03-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Collectinsteve
I've seen the butchered pack for sale somewhere...

I've seen the butchered pack for sale somewhere recently. I agree, it's a pretty good modification to make the pack functional without the uniform. But it's against the Geneva Convention on...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-31-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Collectinsteve
Mark, I just remembered that I have a spare...

Mark,

I just remembered that I have a spare chinstrap, bolts, and standard (not FJ liner. I will have to check on the size of the liner.

Now, the interesting thing is the straps are black...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 271,320
Posted By Collectinsteve
That's reading a lot into a single picture, Nico!...

That's reading a lot into a single picture, Nico! Of course, you are almost certainly correct :) I bet mom even packed an extra set of socks for the lad!

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-23-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By Collectinsteve
Hi Mark, Everybody needs a restoration...

Hi Mark,

Everybody needs a restoration project or 10 to keep them out of trouble :)

I think you could make it work. The two do look very similar to each other in terms of the liner, the screw...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-08-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 271,320
Posted By Collectinsteve
Yet another example of the heartless, cruel use...

Yet another example of the heartless, cruel use of beautiful WW2 armored vehicles for target practice. A Crime Against Humanity in my book :)

Looks like it was shot up by a range of different...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 06-20-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Collectinsteve
Great details, Nico! BGS Sumpftarn jackets...

Great details, Nico!

BGS Sumpftarn jackets are also seen with the sleeves removed, but not the other modifications of this Filzlaus jacket. I assume Sturm did this as well because there's a...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 06-19-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Collectinsteve
Unfortunately for me the link does not work. ...

Unfortunately for me the link does not work.

Thanks for the thoughts. Certainly Bundespolizei has personnel serving in Afghanistan, or at least did. So I agree that is a good guess.

The major...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 06-18-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Collectinsteve
Unidentified Polizei 3FT Camo Jacket

I received this very puzzling jacket a few days ago. It appears to be a German Polizei "Einsatz" jacket of a design I haven't specifically seen before. In other words, it shares a lot of features...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 06-03-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Collectinsteve
That is a great helmet, Gordon! I think it's...

That is a great helmet, Gordon! I think it's pretty unusual that you got all the pieces together. I would think people with the coms gear would try selling it separate from the helmet.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 05-30-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Collectinsteve
Hi Matthias! Thanks for posting the...

Hi Matthias!

Thanks for posting the pictures. It saves me from having to ask you to post them :D Jens showed them to me yesterday.

Your label is easier to read than mine and it confirms that...
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