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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-28-2019, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Collectinsteve
OK. So here's the thing that confuses me. The...

OK. So here's the thing that confuses me. The cotton BW trousers are very closely based on US "Trouser, Shell, Field, M-1951", which is a winter uniform that could be worn with or without a liner. ...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-27-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,075
Posted By Collectinsteve
Well! What does the jacket look like? Similar...

Well! What does the jacket look like? Similar to Filzlaus but in cotton? I've seen the trousers here and there (I have two), but I've never seen a jacket.

Aside from this interesting info, what...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-26-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Collectinsteve
I am so glad you're sharing all this info and...

I am so glad you're sharing all this info and pics with us, Klaus. This is a massively under documented area. You've managed to accumulate some very impressive items.

Thanks!

Steve
Forum: International Militaria Forum 11-24-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 107,484
Posted By Collectinsteve
Interesting that they would bother putting a...

Interesting that they would bother putting a stamp for FD! I thought the BH only started using them for a simulated enemy force after the regular army stopped using them. Well, maybe they had to...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 11-24-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 386
Views: 107,484
Posted By Collectinsteve
For sure all these pieces were mixed together at...

For sure all these pieces were mixed together at least through the early 1960s. Older jackets were modified to have shoulder epaulets for rank like KAZ59 and I think the trousers were used "as is". ...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-22-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Collectinsteve
Many nations are moving to a "universal pattern"...

Many nations are moving to a "universal pattern" for use in both temperate and arid environments. The US Army's previous uniform (UCP) was a large scale attempt which was deemed a failure. After it...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-21-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Collectinsteve
Looking for current TrVsu info

I've been acquiring interesting uniform pieces from various trials conducted since 2011. In that year the BW officially kicked off a trial called "Kampfanzug Einsatz/Übung". I have production...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-20-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Collectinsteve
And for it's use, this is the standard belt for...

And for it's use, this is the standard belt for use with the full dress uniform (parades, swearing in, etc.).

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 11-17-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Collectinsteve
How does the LHBw code system work?

I'd like to know more about how the LHBw code system works. Specifically, if two similar items have different LHBw numbers, does that mean the two items are not identical? Or does it mean there's...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,075
Posted By Collectinsteve
Reviving this thread to add a little more...

Reviving this thread to add a little more information and to ask a question.

Today received a set of 9/58 dated light winter overtrousers identical to the 1959 example on the previous page. Which...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-09-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Collectinsteve
WAF does have some advertisers, right? So there...

WAF does have some advertisers, right? So there is that :D

FYI, my PhotoBucket problem was cleared up and the image of the straps on the previous page is now full resolution.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Collectinsteve
Thanks Gordon! I must have missed the memo :) ...

Thanks Gordon! I must have missed the memo :) I'm glad that this option exists, though I don't think PhotoBucket will repeat the blackout. The letter from the new CEO was pretty humble about how...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-08-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Collectinsteve
Here is a picture of my set. Unfortunately,...

Here is a picture of my set. Unfortunately, PhotoBucket took my money for a subscription and so far haven't changed my account status. I've sent them another demand to fix things, but it might take...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Collectinsteve
I dug out a set of NRW vinyl shoulder straps. As...

I dug out a set of NRW vinyl shoulder straps. As I remembered, they have standard metal pips (Sterne) on them. I think I got them along with a bunch of NRW straps for the gray cloth raincoat, but...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Collectinsteve
Ah!! I haven't seen that either :) OK, you got...

Ah!! I haven't seen that either :) OK, you got my curiosity up and I'll see what I have in my collection. I think I have both a coat and some spare rank in my collection to look at.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Collectinsteve
Thanks for keeping up the documentation, Klaus! ...

Thanks for keeping up the documentation, Klaus!

Was Auer the only maker of gasmask cans for the BGS? I'm wondering if that's a good thing to guide collectors when trying to make...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Collectinsteve
Mystery of my MP38/40 pouches solved......

Mystery of my MP38/40 pouches solved... reproduction WW2 pouches. Once again proving two things. First, the most obvious answer is likely the correct one. Second, if it looks like a Third Reich...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-07-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By Collectinsteve
I agree with Klaus that the tip off here is the...

I agree with Klaus that the tip off here is the size of the shoulder board loops. Wide ones, like this, narrows down the possibilities. I would say NRW is the best (only?) possibility.

Klaus,...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 10-06-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Collectinsteve
The rear loops definitely show up the differences...

The rear loops definitely show up the differences clearly, thanks. Also, congrats on having a pristine set in your collection. Beautiful examples!



Yes, exactly. I would have expected a...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 10-05-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Collectinsteve
Thanks Ian, I know the standard rule of...

Thanks Ian,

I know the standard rule of thumb for Third Reich related stuff is "when in doubt, doubt authenticity". With the myriad of fakes out there, it's the only sensible approach. Because...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 10-04-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Collectinsteve
MP40 pouch set mystery

Hi all,

Years ago I purchased this set of MP40 pouches with the marking "BGS" on it. As I am interested in post-war BRD items I was intrigued that there might be some connection to the...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-04-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Collectinsteve
I'm not convinced it is BGS either :) If it *is*...

I'm not convinced it is BGS either :) If it *is* BGS, there are only two possibilities I can imagine:

1. As the BGS was starting to form, but had not yet formed, the original idea was to use the...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-03-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Collectinsteve
Jens has some really nice stuff, that's for sure...

Jens has some really nice stuff, that's for sure :)



The thread is white and the pouches are in very good condition, but old. It is all the original stitching for sure. No signs the leather...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-03-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 963
Posted By Collectinsteve
Great thread! Thanks Klaus for getting things...

Great thread! Thanks Klaus for getting things started.

Keeping in the theme of the magazine pouches, there is this strange BGS marked set I purchased a number of years ago. I have yet to figure...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-30-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Collectinsteve
What an interesting piece! Definitely...

What an interesting piece! Definitely professionally made. Maybe it was created for GJ as very cold conditions were a normal part of their training?

Steve
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