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Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-15-2020, 04:18 PM
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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: 233
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: 8,216
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: 233
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: 104
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: 1,003
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: 1,003
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: 1,003
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: 1,003
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: 270
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: 270
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: 270
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: 187
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...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-14-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Collectinsteve
Even with the oil damage this is a very nice...

Even with the oil damage this is a very nice example of Green Splinter variant. i can see it's missing the belt and the cuff ties. Given the condition I'm surprised about the latter, but not a big...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-12-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Collectinsteve
You did very well :D Thanks for the great...

You did very well :D Thanks for the great pictures and information. It would be fantastic if you could document the 10+ types you know of and to make sure we understand the differences between them...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Collectinsteve
Your bank account should be happy I was not 100%...

Your bank account should be happy I was not 100% convinced it was TrVsu and that I was distracted by other things :D I'm sorry it is not in my collection, but I am happy it went to a good home.

...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-08-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By Collectinsteve
Mike, I'm also interested to know the answer...

Mike,

I'm also interested to know the answer as I've not seen a strap for the map case either.

Coincidentally I had a question come up this week that is perfect for this thread. There was a...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-05-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Collectinsteve
Beautiful hats!! Very hard to find one of these...

Beautiful hats!! Very hard to find one of these for sale, even at a crazy high price. Funny to look at a shelf of items like yours and realize collectively it's worth more than most people's entire...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-05-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Collectinsteve
All is clear now ;) In 2011 a B-W warehouse...

All is clear now ;)

In 2011 a B-W warehouse must have purged their supply because a fair number of these came onto the market. By that I mean maybe a single seller had about a dozen. I paid EUR...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 01-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Collectinsteve
I'm a bit confused :) Are you saying the helmet...

I'm a bit confused :) Are you saying the helmet that started this thread is the same as the B-W SEK helmet? If you are, look up a couple of posts of mine and you'll see there are differences...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-30-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Collectinsteve
Yeah, there are several variants in Baer's...

Yeah, there are several variants in Baer's summary picture page (sadly, I don't have the book itself) that made me pause. However, I didn't see any that had the M38 shape, cut edge, large single...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-30-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Collectinsteve
Hi Gordon, The W-B SEK helmets (I have one...

Hi Gordon,

The W-B SEK helmets (I have one as well) are cut down BW M61 FJ helmets. You can tell the difference in the shells as the M61 has a distinct slope towards the front when viewed in...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-29-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Collectinsteve
First of all, a mint condition BW M38 type helmet...

First of all, a mint condition BW M38 type helmet is maybe a quarter that price on a bloody day of eBay bidding. Rare trials helmets of a documented type in this condition probably go for even less,...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-23-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Collectinsteve
Is this true for the leather trouser belt as...

Is this true for the leather trouser belt as well?

I've not seen a good source for the gold colored items, which surprises me considering they are widely issued. Maybe I'm blind ;)

Steve
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 12-15-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,886
Posted By Collectinsteve
That's a very well made cover. I can't say who...

That's a very well made cover. I can't say who made this cover or why, other than it wasn't for BGS use. BGS did not use covers for their regular WW2 type helmets and the TiG helmet is a totally...
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