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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,825
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: 476
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: 476
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: 476
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: 476
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: 476
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: 42
Views: 642
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: 42
Views: 642
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: 476
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: 492
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: 492
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: 492
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: 42
Views: 642
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: 42
Views: 642
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: 42
Views: 642
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: 214
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
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-29-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Collectinsteve
Very nice!!! I have never seen one of these...

Very nice!!! I have never seen one of these before, BGS or BW.

What does the zipper pull look like? Metal or plastic? I'm wondering if it is similar to the zipper on BW Splittertarn jackets....
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 274,653
Posted By Collectinsteve
I've had a couple of dozens of the 1967-1976...

I've had a couple of dozens of the 1967-1976 jackets and parkas in my hands over the years and have seen far more than that on eBay listings. There's lots of variations in the way the BGS demilled...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-17-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
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: 11
Views: 393
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: 324
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: 24,578
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: 330
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: 330
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: 327
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...
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