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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 01-24-2017, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello IMO the white piece of cloth with Rbnr...

Hello
IMO the white piece of cloth with Rbnr was definitely added later on to these pants, most likely came from an original pair of wool pants.
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Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 10-30-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello About 20 years ago I found one in London,...

Hello
About 20 years ago I found one in London, maker marked and dated 1944. Do not have a picture and sold it a long time ago sadly, do not remember the maker either but, it was dated 1944.
Does...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-15-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello For sure the name is Hoffmann, the rest,...

Hello
For sure the name is Hoffmann, the rest, hard to tell
Regards
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Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 08-02-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Soldat de Fer
They are indeed for the MG 13, most likely both...

They are indeed for the MG 13, most likely both dated 1938, both of mine are, you will find the markings on the leather parts ( ink stamps on mine).
I could be wrong, Portuguese contact were...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 10-28-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Original shovel. However I have doubt...

Hello
Original shovel. However I have doubt about the cover.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-11-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Yes, they are nice and original. Missing...

Hello
Yes, they are nice and original. Missing the leather hobnails sadly.
P-Y
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 07-11-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,205
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Bob Glad it made it safely to you and...

Hello Bob

Glad it made it safely to you and yes, you can definitely smell the "untouched" for 70 yearssmilewink.
Regards
Pierre-Yvesthumbsup
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 07-11-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Nicely made but fake camo and decal IMO,...

Hello
Nicely made but fake camo and decal IMO, artificial wear and age etc...
P-Y
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-11-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello You should be posting these items in the...

Hello
You should be posting these items in the equipment forum.
All parts are original and possibly put together after the war ( the bottle at least).
Regards
P-Y
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 07-11-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Yes, nice early one as well. P-Ythumbsup

Hello
Yes, nice early one as well.
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Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Thanks for your response I already know how...

Thanks for your response

I already know how the official Austrian post-war Y-strap look, you can see them on ebay right now and my local antique shop and military surplus have several for sale,...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-08-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Does someone have concrete proof that...

Hello
Does someone have concrete proof that these so called Austrian post-war straps are indeed post 1945, all this started when a collector called " manny" ( on this forum years ago) claimed they...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-27-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,836
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Original shell, repainted post-war,...

Hello
Original shell, repainted post-war, camouflaged post-war as well. Liner band system original. Name painted post-war as well.
If you paid $120, nice price if you are a reenactor, not worth...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 06-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Original. Few different type did exist...

Hello
Original. Few different type did exist and were produced, not just the grey and white rings ( were the most widely used and produced).
Regards
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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-20-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Original and some of the first issued,...

Hello
Original and some of the first issued, used to have one with the exact same design, with a greenish color. Not made in great #.
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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 06-19-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello Looks like at least 2 of them are...

Hello

Looks like at least 2 of them are wearing the Mod 33 ankle boots.
They could be guards of some sort, the rule for carrying only one pouch, I will have to look again, can remember it....
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-18-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,205
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello I knew this helmetsmilewink before it...

Hello
I knew this helmetsmilewink before it found his way to Bob.
It is not a white wash, definitely a sand painted camo, with splotch of brown over the original green factory paint. The best...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-05-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,619
Posted By Soldat de Fer
You are correct, it was just sold ( last week)....

You are correct, it was just sold ( last week). Might be interesting to know who bought it.
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Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-03-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Looks like it could be good but, was most likely...

Looks like it could be good but, was most likely painted after the war to be re-used and at some point someone cleaned/removed the post-war paint. The camo paint looks like it was brushed at some...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-01-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Hello This helmet is absolutely fake and was...

Hello
This helmet is absolutely fake and was sold as such on ebay US, just few weeks ago. The guy selling them, sells them as fake ( he does the painting himself and sold 2 or 3 of them recently, 2...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Yes, they are 100% original , 1/2/3 line indicate...

Yes, they are 100% original , 1/2/3 line indicate size.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-27-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,098
Posted By Soldat de Fer
I agree, button holes seem to be at the wrong...

I agree, button holes seem to be at the wrong place and too small compared to original ( size typical of sturm) lining artificially aged as well, material under the collar aslo and were the...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 02-23-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Soldat de Fer
I believe this cap was on ebay recently, there is...

I believe this cap was on ebay recently, there is a seller who sells them , clearly as aged reproduction. Funny to see them being offered as original now:banghead:
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-22-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Soldat de Fer
Looks like a pair of Swiss army pants to me, fake...

Looks like a pair of Swiss army pants to me, fake markings added for a more "German" look.
Hope this helpsthumbsup
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 02-16-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Soldat de Fer
They are wearing their helmet liners, I guess...

They are wearing their helmet liners, I guess some GI's liked the helmet
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