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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Willi Z.
Tomnl didn't make up the story, he is just the...

Tomnl didn't make up the story, he is just the messenger. He's asking for our help.

Better to do this before purchasing than afterwards...

So far the camo, decal, wire, bolts, and shape of the...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Willi Z.
Additional photos are likely to confirm this...

Additional photos are likely to confirm this helmet is a complete fake.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Willi Z.
Robert, I always have, and always will, say "I...

Robert, I always have, and always will, say "I would pass" to anyone who reaches out me to offer an opinion on put together uniforms. I told you that more than a year ago. "I would pass" means...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 11-19-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Willi Z.
Robert, no one said the Fliegerbluse was bad....I...

Robert, no one said the Fliegerbluse was bad....I said the lining and markings were "odd". So did Todd. I don't appreciate the game playing.

Thanks Ben!

Let's see the inside behind the eagle to...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 11-18-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Willi Z.
Eagle is original but replaced. I don't like the...

Eagle is original but replaced. I don't like the tabs at all. Even the shoulder board buttons have been replaced....and perhaps some others as well. Odd lining and markings.

I would pass on it.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-18-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Willi Z.
Even worse is the fact that there are several...

Even worse is the fact that there are several active WAF members posting regularly in that section....

I am not a member there and was doing some research, when I saw the FJ helmet section. So I...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-18-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Willi Z.
The most expensive fake cover I have seen.

And it sold for 8000€! And he posted it on another forum. Hard to feel sorry for him, but I do....
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Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 11-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,723
Posted By Willi Z.
A Model 1862 Prussian Uhlan Tschapka. From either...

A Model 1862 Prussian Uhlan Tschapka. From either the 8th or 16th Uhlan Regiment, based on the color of the parade fitting, front plate, order of battle, etc. This example is battle damaged and was...
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 11-17-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,723
Posted By Willi Z.
An era candle stick holder with 3 M1841 Needle...

An era candle stick holder with 3 M1841 Needle Guns. Found in an antique mall IDed as Springfield rifles.

Cool photo with stacked rifles, and one soldier carrying one of the 2 variants of the M62...
Forum: Imperial Uniforms and Headgear 11-17-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,723
Posted By Willi Z.
A memento from the war. The lid top states...

A memento from the war. The lid top states "Sacred thunder...where is the damn Prussian" and the lid inside states "Here is the Prussian".
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-17-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Willi Z.
Thanks. Better photos, and I like it as well.

Thanks.

Better photos, and I like it as well.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 11-17-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Willi Z.
I always admired this Fliegerbluse; congrats to...

I always admired this Fliegerbluse; congrats to the new owner.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By Willi Z.
Certainly the bolts have the same camo as the...

Certainly the bolts have the same camo as the shell, but the bolts have been moved around.

Still can't find myself liking it. Handling it to see what the brown staining is, is the only way to be...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-17-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Willi Z.
Not sure what to think on this one yet. Same...

Not sure what to think on this one yet.

Same source as that FJ camo?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-17-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By Willi Z.
That is a very nice grouping! He certainly saw a...

That is a very nice grouping! He certainly saw a lot of action in distinguished units.

This is the first time I have seen a grouping to a FJ who fought in the Hürtgenwald campaign. When I toured...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-17-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Willi Z.
Jiri, nice items and a nice display. Good work!

Jiri, nice items and a nice display. Good work!
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-17-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,396
Posted By Willi Z.
I have a brown pair with the same markings. ...

I have a brown pair with the same markings.

These types of markings seem the most common, especially from those found in Europe. Who is the maker? I only have on 1940-dated pair with the full...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-15-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,396
Posted By Willi Z.
My gray pairs. Both obtained in NJ from US...

My gray pairs. Both obtained in NJ from US veterans, and when they were in the Ardennes.

The rabbit fur liner pair have the RBNr in black ink, and the size in white. The unlined pair have both the...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 11-15-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By Willi Z.
The wear on the rim, vents, and rivets appear to...

The wear on the rim, vents, and rivets appear to be contrived. Some parts of the rim you see less wear in areas where you generally see more wear on originals, and there are some areas where you see...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-14-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Willi Z.
My first thoughts when I saw this grouping months...

My first thoughts when I saw this grouping months ago, before reading any other comments or knowing anything about the source, was that the first document was bogus.

It was all downhill after I...
Forum: Daggers and Edged Weapons Forum 11-14-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Willi Z.
They aren't huge photos, I can easily view them...

They aren't huge photos, I can easily view them on my phone. And, any member, not just paid members, can post photos using the WAF server.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By Willi Z.
Steve, I understand. If it is splinter then you...

Steve, I understand. If it is splinter then you can call it "A" or "B"…...Heer vs Luftwaffe. In water pattern it is not the same.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, I remember the pouch Owen. Thanks for your...

Yes, I remember the pouch Owen. Thanks for your comments. Can you share a photo of a Zeltbahn made in this pattern.

BTW Owen, what are your thoughts on the stitching of the bando presented here?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By Willi Z.
IMO no. Water colors (tan, then lots of green,...

IMO no. Water colors (tan, then lots of green, then some red brown). Splinter is olive, lots of red brown, then some green.

Had this discussion with George P. years ago and he also thought/ thinks...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 11-13-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,336
Posted By Willi Z.
Steve it is made from the water pattern variant...

Steve it is made from the water pattern variant with no soft edges. No Zelts were made from it, or at least that I know of. I had winter camo in this pattern, and know of a couple of FJ smocks made...
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