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Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 01-22-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, "T" stitching is uncommon. Everything...

Yes, "T" stitching is uncommon. Everything appears original.

For $700 this Fliegerbluse is priced fairly, based on its condition.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-22-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Willi Z.
It's a standard K98k. He's a big guy.

It's a standard K98k. He's a big guy.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-22-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Willi Z.
K, thanks. No doubt it is all original with the...

K, thanks. No doubt it is all original with the obvious issues.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-22-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By Willi Z.
Sergey, one day you should share some of the...

Sergey, one day you should share some of the helmets you have found. Your experiences would be very educational in determining causes of damage. It was always helpful to me in the past....thumbsup
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-22-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By Willi Z.
Ron, can always count on you to add some relevant...

Ron, can always count on you to add some relevant stuff to these discussions! thumbsup

See you next month.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-22-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By Willi Z.
jacquesf, do you mean this sort of helmet; ...

jacquesf, do you mean this sort of helmet;

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031126
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-22-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Willi Z.
Sergey, even during the battle there were few...

Sergey, even during the battle there were few threats, if any, to German forces from artillery/ mortars or air attacks. I suspect they were pretty safe. Not the case in other regions, especially...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-22-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By Willi Z.
It is very obvious the discussion is not about...

It is very obvious the discussion is not about ground dug helmets. Rather helmets GIs picked up on the battlefield and took home. And not just brain matter. There are plenty of helmets which have...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-22-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 973
Posted By Willi Z.
Completely agree as well. Most German...

Completely agree as well.

Most German casualties were caused by indirect fire.

After chatting with 100s of GIs for many years I was surprised how many told me (especially during my active duty...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-21-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Willi Z.
Is there green in the camo, or just tan? Sand in...

Is there green in the camo, or just tan? Sand in the paint?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-21-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Willi Z.
Walter, I have seen several slotted steel bolt...

Walter, I have seen several slotted steel bolt camos which were camoed after the bolts and liner assembly were removed, and then reassembled afterwards. One I have with camo and chicken wire. Camo...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-20-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,620
Posted By Willi Z.
Gentlemen, let's please take a deep breath and...

Gentlemen, let's please take a deep breath and chill. Both Robert and Marcin are pretty advanced and skilled collectors. They just don't normally participate in the helmet section.

The photos of...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 325,596
Posted By Willi Z.
You are adding some nice pieces!

You are adding some nice pieces!
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-20-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, for sure the repairs were poorly done...

Yes, for sure the repairs were poorly done postwar. And not to fool anyone, rather to prolong its hard life.

So, it does appear, with the added information and photos, to be a heavily worn,...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-19-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, he is certainly a true collector! Serious,...

Yes, he is certainly a true collector! Serious, dedicated, humble, and very competent. I have had the pleasure to hang out with him at the Kassel Show twice. thumbsup
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-19-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By Willi Z.
Welcome Sergey as a Moderator

It is my pleasure to welcome Sergey "Sturm74" as a Moderator to our beloved FJ section!
Forum: Firearms Forum 01-18-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Willi Z.
Glad you didn't go for this one. Steve is...

Glad you didn't go for this one. Steve is certainly correct.
Forum: Firearms Forum 01-18-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Willi Z.
I don't think I have seen a 1934 dated 8mm box...

I don't think I have seen a 1934 dated 8mm box before. Nice!
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Willi Z.
For reference; ...

For reference;

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028830

Dave, do we know who is trying to peddle this one?
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By Willi Z.
Yup, that is the one.

Yup, that is the one.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By Willi Z.
We have indeed made some headway. There is a new...

We have indeed made some headway. There is a new team in charge and a bit of money is being spent to modernize the platform. We can now decide what is best for WAF and get it done. More to follow...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,401
Posted By Willi Z.
Walter, I will check but I am sure some were...

Walter, I will check but I am sure some were posted in the FJ section at some point.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 01-18-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By Willi Z.
Welcome Dave Wyatt and Lenny W. to the Moderator Team

Dave Wyatt and Lenny W. are now members of the moderating team. Both are serious, dedicated, and seasoned collectors....as well as being great guys!

One area we are going to crack down on in all...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-18-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, a green HBT eagle worn mainly on the deed...

Yes, a green HBT eagle worn mainly on the deed green drill tunics.

As the only Luftwaffe eagle which is more common is the wool eagle, and with the staining, I think the value is below Steve's low...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 01-18-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Willi Z.
I agree. Neither field made or an issue cover....

I agree. Neither field made or an issue cover. And it certainly has not been on a helmet for very long; and only recently if so.

It's a fake.
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