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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 04-02-2020, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Collectinsteve
I'm suspicious of a repainting of the outside. ...

I'm suspicious of a repainting of the outside. Hard to tell, though. Also, do you think the left side shows signs of a decal being removed? Just wondering if this helmet was subjected to the...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-07-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By Collectinsteve
A very nice collection! I've still not...

A very nice collection!

I've still not figured out about which models of helmets were used by BGS and their start dates. Smooth, rough, holes, no holes... I'm pretty confused ;)

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-03-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
Interesting. Well, at least to me it is :D ...

Interesting. Well, at least to me it is :D

I don't know where my untouched BW helmet and some spare strap sets are at the moment, but I do have my repainted SEK BW helmet in front of me. Three...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-02-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
Looks like a more recently made reproduction...

Looks like a more recently made reproduction cover. Bundeswehr didn't use covers on their helmets until Flecktarn was developed. Well, not officially anyway. Soldiers did adapt Splittertarn hoods...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-02-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
peregrinvs, Gordon is correct. The center hole...

peregrinvs, Gordon is correct. The center hole is for the tool to line up, the smaller side holes are to give the tool torque for tightening the bolts. Without the side holes there is no way to...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-02-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Collectinsteve
What you have is a very nice BGS 1st Pattern...

What you have is a very nice BGS 1st Pattern Sumpftarn hood for use with the 1st Model jacket (1958-1960). Very late examples were made with the 2nd Pattern Sumpftarn. The difference is 1st Pattern...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-01-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
No collector likes it when something is "wrong"...

No collector likes it when something is "wrong" but there is no easily explaination for it. Especially on something that is often fully or partially altered to turn it into something it isn't. It...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-01-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
Thanks for the pictures. The reverse side of the...

Thanks for the pictures. The reverse side of the snap is correct for this helmet, so I'd say the straps are original. Your observations of the paint reinforce my belief that the shell is original. ...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-29-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
When I look at a helmet of this type I use the...

When I look at a helmet of this type I use the liner as the first pass/fail test. The WW2 type has consistently sized holes in the leather, the BW helmet has two distinct sizes. As far as I can...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
Can you take a closeup picture of the one with...

Can you take a closeup picture of the one with the paint flaked off of it?

The WW2 type that is correct for this helmet has one large hole in the middle and two small holes in the rim. This...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-29-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By Collectinsteve
I noticed the liner bolts too! Very curious. ...

I noticed the liner bolts too! Very curious. Other than that, it looks correct.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-26-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Collectinsteve
As far as I know this is a standard issue Heer...

As far as I know this is a standard issue Heer rucksack for the late 1950s through mid? 1960s. Really nice condition too.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-15-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Collectinsteve
Looks like a MG42 that went to another NATO...

Looks like a MG42 that went to another NATO country as "war booty", was stamped by them, then went back to Germany after the Bundeswehr was set up.

I am guessing the mark is supposed to be a lion...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-10-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Collectinsteve
That is a pretty picture :) Thanks for the...

That is a pretty picture :)

Thanks for the comments. Most of the answers were as expected. The remaining question I have is about the width of the ribbons. There is two distinctly different...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-10-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,392
Posted By Collectinsteve
Hello Buschist, Thanks for the positive...

Hello Buschist,

Thanks for the positive comments about my collection. The BGS uniform you mention is definitely a difficult one to obtain. The service shirt (long and short sleeve) are much...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-02-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Collectinsteve
Questions about BW arm rank

For many years I've had questions about the different variations of arm rank worn by enlisted BW soldiers over the years. I finally decided to post some pictures of the different types I have and...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-02-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Collectinsteve
This is not a genuine BW contracted item, though...

This is not a genuine BW contracted item, though the label is very deliberately similar.

Commercial items with labels that very closely mimic genuine issue labels is not uncommon. In the US most...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-21-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Collectinsteve
Thanks Hoover, your experience seems to be...

Thanks Hoover, your experience seems to be standard for most militaries these days. There's regulations, then there's reality :D

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-21-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Collectinsteve
I love the iPad idea! I might have to get me one...

I love the iPad idea! I might have to get me one of those for the same purpose.

Sturm's primary market is probably Airsoft because much of the real BW kit is often hard to find, expensive, and...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-21-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Collectinsteve
Then that answers that :D Thanks! Anything,...

Then that answers that :D Thanks!

Anything, and I mean anything, that has "Miltec" or "Sturm" (Miltec is a brand of Sturm) labels manufactured into them is 100% commercial 100% of the time in...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-21-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Collectinsteve
I was wondering the same. Miltec (Sturm) makes a...

I was wondering the same. Miltec (Sturm) makes a lot of this sort of stuff.

If this is a Miltec item there should be a small black label stitched into the inside flap. Look for signs of it...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Collectinsteve
It does happen sometimes, but generally it's for...

It does happen sometimes, but generally it's for things like clothing and not equipment.



Yup, lots of countries. But I suspect they would not use the same holster.

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-19-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Collectinsteve
Hmm. Someone did an exact reproduction of a post...

Hmm. Someone did an exact reproduction of a post war holster that is readily available? That doesn't sound right to me. Plus, it doesn't explain the "48" :)

Maybe the seller was trying to...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-18-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Collectinsteve
I was going to make a similar joke, but thought I...

I was going to make a similar joke, but thought I better not. I am glad someone else had the courage to do it ;)

I also can't think of any similar marking on any other type of holster. The only...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-14-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Collectinsteve
Good to hear about the belt! If it's original to...

Good to hear about the belt! If it's original to the trousers (unlikely if it wasn't sewn on) that's even better. Finding the right length, condition, and color variant to match trousers is often...
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