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fulanito_chile
03-17-2004, 01:34 PM
i got a few bits love to collect stuff and to be honest so nice things can be found quite cheaply... so of the high lights are...
2 Fuses for a soviet Nuclear Submarine
1 U.S Fighter pilot helmet with Oxygen mask (1960's) was my fathers when he flow
1.Nazi dagger
thats the more intresting stuff i have... you?

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

fulanito_chile
03-17-2004, 01:34 PM
i got a few bits love to collect stuff and to be honest so nice things can be found quite cheaply... so of the high lights are...
2 Fuses for a soviet Nuclear Submarine
1 U.S Fighter pilot helmet with Oxygen mask (1960's) was my fathers when he flow
1.Nazi dagger
thats the more intresting stuff i have... you?

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

AWL_Spinner
03-17-2004, 01:41 PM
I have a piece of olive drab Bf110 skin from an aircraft shot down over Northumberland in 1943, dated by the ground crew who found it.

My Grandad was part of the same ground crew, for a Mosquito squadron, and it was his originally.

Cheers, Spinner

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ElektroFredrik
03-17-2004, 02:19 PM
I got one shell casing from a 30mm gun, most likely
a J37 Viggen, but it looks almost like the casing
for a Mk103 shell http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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LW_lcarp
03-17-2004, 02:23 PM
Got a brain bucket and a kevlar helmet. a Bayonet for a M1 Garand. Also got alot of old worn out BDUs that i havent cut up into rags yet

"If winning isnt everything why do they keep score"
Vince Lombardi

huggy87
03-17-2004, 02:32 PM
Between my dad and me we have just about every major service rifle from WW2. Many are still engraved with Hammer & Sickle or Swastika. I also have a Beretta pistol (used in German service) brought back by a great-grandfather. Also a North Vietnamese rifle brought back from an uncle in Vietnam.

I also have several mementos from my time in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Blutarski2004
03-17-2004, 02:35 PM
Original spark plug from Japanese Zero.

Selection of inert 50cal WW2 cartridges, plus 20mm and 40mm projectiles.

Signed German Luftwaffe M1935 helmet.

WW1 Bavarian brass binoculars (my favorite).

WW2 German binoculars from Tunisian campaign.

Some woodworking tools taken from the Yokosuka Naval Base in Tokyo at the end of the war.

BLUTARSKI

SKIDRO_79FS
03-17-2004, 02:35 PM
The P.D.I. guage from a B-17 Flying Fortress, flight computers, numerous ribbons and medals (US and German), a piece of the control tower at King's Cliffe England, an original copy of the 20th. Ftr. Grp's history (written by the Grp. IO in 1946) plus a third edition of the same book autographed by 40 former members of the Group, various post cards, letters and other war related paper items, three photo albums (700 photos) of original wartime images relating to the 20th. Ftr. Grp. and aprox. 200 autographs of World War II pilots including a good number of aces (US, RAAF and Luftwaffe) -- currently awaiting a piece of a 20th. Ftr. Grp. P-51.

fulanito_chile
03-17-2004, 02:42 PM
i want a Nazi WW2 helmet... but have'nt got round to it yet.. maybe this time when i go to Chile i will buy a Chilean one there almost the same.

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

pudsterIV
03-17-2004, 02:43 PM
Granddads lee enfield .303 from the great war. In ten years the rifle will be 100 years old, still shoots straight!

Maj_Death
03-17-2004, 02:52 PM
Just some American medals that got passed down to me. All but one is a campaign medal for service in the Pacific. The other one is good conduct or something like that. I also have some 12.7x99mm shell casings and even a complete 20mm round for a modern Vulcan cannon.

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zugfuhrer
03-17-2004, 02:55 PM
We are demilitarising right now. Much surplus can be defined as artifacts. What are you interested in?

VF-19
03-17-2004, 03:05 PM
All I've got is an old Italian WW1 metal for bravery that a relative of mine got.

The_Ant
03-17-2004, 03:14 PM
A compass from a allied Bomber/Fighter dont know. have tried to check out the serials on it but dont know where to search about it.
The compass can be seen in all the hurricane models and all spitfire models in Fb/Aep it just ahead of the controlstick and between the rudder pedals, a big grey and round compass.

Anybody know a site to search serials at ???

PF_Talus
03-17-2004, 03:54 PM
I've got ration coupons, a WWI cloth folding US army hat, a couple of Devil Dogs and a vintage aircraft recognition panmphlet.


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Fender_74
03-17-2004, 04:04 PM
lots of medals from the boar war to ww2.
dog tags from my grandmothers uncle who was killed in ww1.
got a few cap badges too.
wish i had a lot more stuff,especially from relatives.

rangooon
03-17-2004, 04:08 PM
i've got a nicely preserved 1864 roby model 1860 cavalry sword that was undoubteably used in the civil war. hangs above my desk, has a great feel to it.

also have an 1876 rockord pocket watch...maybe it was used during the american indian wars...ala custer, june 1876?

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SUPERAEREO
03-17-2004, 04:38 PM
Got a pair of metal collar "flames" from the National Republican Guard (1943-45) of Mussolini's Army and an original copy of an Italian army training manual for junior officers dated March 1940.

I don't collect militaria but they were presents from a friend.

S!



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Chuck Yaeger

tfu_iain1
03-17-2004, 04:41 PM
Got a fuel gauge from a Shorts Sunderland; part of a merlin engine block from a Lancaster (tho no idea what mark of merlin) also part of the wing from a BAC Lightning we found on an airfield that criminally had been used for firefighting practice (of all the planes to burn...) umm, some ration books, and my Great Uncles RAF service record, log book and medals. gave the lot to us while he was still alive, he hated the war. we took him to a museum once, they offered to let him inside a static Halifax bomber (he had been a wireless operator on the type) he plainly refused to 'i almost died in one of those on 30 separate occasions and have no fondness for them'.

JG26Red
03-17-2004, 04:52 PM
MP44 missing a few important parts that i cant find!!! or dont have the $$$ to get... sigh...

Zorro3
03-17-2004, 05:01 PM
i have a few shell cases and odd brass assortments that i collected while Scuba Diving wartime wrecks around the British coast,
best Dive btw was on the German fleet at Scapa Flow...it was exciting stuff,

also got an armband with swastika on and a cigaret case with a bullet hole in it that was taken off a dead German.

AND SO IT CAME TO PASS.

Xiolablu3
03-17-2004, 06:20 PM
Oh my God Red, I am sooo jealous m8....

Those STG/MP44's are worth a load of cash.

What parts are u missing?? and is it fully working or has it been deactivated??
Have u ever fired it?? Where did u get it from??

I have sooo many questions for you, but I'll limit it to these four, :P

Bull_dog_
03-17-2004, 07:37 PM
I have an 03 Springfield rifle and M1 carbine and some ball ammo and ammo carriers to go with the M1 clips...

I'm bummed because I had two Japanese Flags (one rising sun and one cerimonial silk one w/ writing on it)...the rising sun flag even had some blood stains on it...they were my grandpa's. I had a hunk of shrapnel from a kamikaze hit on his ship (USS Nashville) and some of his original navy jackets but he passed away several years ago and I had given them back to him for safe keeping as I was in college. His son took the stuff after his passing and his house burned down...lost it all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

SkyChimp
03-17-2004, 08:11 PM
I have an M1C Garand rifle, a sniper variant used in Korea, with an Unertl scope. Pretty rare, at least in near original configuration - which this is. I'm sure this one was arsenal re-built at least once.

I have a German Luger in near pristine condition stamped 1936 on top. All parts match, which is also rare these days. The bore is mirrror-like. The only thing is that it's missing is its original wooden grips. It has later after-market ivory grips that are sort of cheesy. And the butt stock notch has a weld over it. Aside from those two things, it's perfect. I even have the magazine loading tool.

I have a Japanese Arisaka Type 99 7.7mm rifle. It was "liberated" in the Philippines by my mother's brother. He said he took it from a dead Japanese soldier, but I'm pretty sure he lied about it. It's one of the "last ditch rifles" and is of very crude manufacture (heavy machining marks, wooden butt plate, simple fixed sites). The chrysanthemum on the reciever has some hammer marks - but only a few so it's still visible. So this rifle may have been taken in the Philippines, but it was surely after the surrender, as MacArthur allowed the Japanese to destroy the chrysanthemum before handing over their rifles to the Americans. The rifle is complete with bayonet and sheath.

I have that uncle's machette that he used in New Guinea and the Philippines. I also have his map case.

I have a piece of a V-1. It was collected by my grandfather. A V-1 exploded wherever he was in England and he was able to get a piece of twisted metal from it.

I have an oxygen tank and mask from a Ju-88. This is currently on loan, but not on display (right now it's in rotation), at the War Memorial Museum in Newport News, Virginia, USA. The tank looks like 3 light blue cantelopes attached end-to-end. This was collected forma downed Ju-88 by my grandfather (the same one that got a pice of the V-1).

I have a Marseille, France edition of Stars and Stripes from the day of and the day after the Germans surrendered. I've posted pictures of those here before.

I have tons of books and other publications from WWII and Korea.

Regards,
SkyChimp
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DynamicBass
03-17-2004, 10:18 PM
Skychimp, nice going on the piece of the V-1!!

I have quite a few military pieces in my collection, however most of them do not pertain to IL2, except that I was once given (2years ago) a joystick taken from a Me109 or Fw190 that was shot down by a friends father who served with 2 South African sqdn up in North Africa and Italy during WW2.

I gave it back to him a short while ago however.

He had built a small museum with all the artifacts that his various grandfathers and his father had brought back from various wars. when I saw this, I felt that I should return the joystick (with heavy heart) to its "rightfull home".

BS87
03-17-2004, 10:22 PM
I have a M1 Carbine from WW2 that my grandad used, a Hitler Youth Knife that he took of a dead.. Hitler youth. Ahh what else. Bunch of other stuff, all i can think of right now are various genuine K98ks, and 1 re-bored post war Geha Shotgun (Kar98k re-bored into 16 gauge shotgun).

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adlabs6
03-17-2004, 10:52 PM
I have only two items I believe, both from my maternal Granddad. One is a pin, or badge that he was issued during WW2 or perhaps Korea. I think it is a sort of surveyor/fieldsman emblem having the words "We Seek" at the bottom beneath a compass (Red background). I haven't checked up on it. He served for a career, retiring as an Army Seargent.

The other item isn't really a weapon or such, but a cigarette lighter, silver zippo style. It was given to my grandded by a fellow serviceman, before his being sent to battle. My granddad said that the man told him "if I don't come back, send it to my family". The man died, and after the war my Granddad had no idea where to send it. He just passed it on to us, as he'd kept it all those years.

Aside from that are a handful of photos on my Granddad with this company during the war.

Although both of my Grandfathers served in WW2 (and also in Korea also on the Maternal side), neither man saved much it seems. My Granddad on my fathers side was a Navy man, aboard the USS Hornet (second I think). He saved no photos that I've ever seen, nor did he ever talk of it, other than one time telling me how he used to watch airmen training in Sopwith Camels (I think) at a station where he was at. Neither of them seemed particulary fond of the military when I knew them.

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XyZspineZyX
03-18-2004, 12:27 AM
I have genuine Flying Tigers pilot wings. They were verified authentic by the folks at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum several years back.

I picked them up in a San Francisco "hippie" shop in 1982 for $2.50!



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ELEM
03-18-2004, 01:59 AM
Russian air crews leather flying helmet, exactly the same as the one in the IL-2 splash screen. I bought it in an army surplus store specifically for use while flying my open cockpit a/c. It came complete with oxygen mask and hoses. And if you're wondering if I wear it while playing IL-2/FB the answer is NO!

Also, my wifes Grandfathers, RFC cap badge. He was a Sopwith Camel pilot and was forced down behind enemy lines by an Albatross in 1918. I have a photo of his Camel with an Albatross in the background! He spent about 3 months as a POW before the war ended.

I also have a nice Japanese Wakizashi (short sword) now in good condition after an expensive repolish. Dates from @ 1570 and made in Mino province.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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Lindgren
03-18-2004, 02:46 AM
I'm Finnish so all the stuff I have are of Finnish or Russian origin. They belonged to my mothers father who served as an infantryman in the Winter War and in the Continuation War. He was injured twice, once in both wars.

First of all, I have his service compass and his military pass (or whatever it is caalled in english), and as he passed away some years ago, I have saved the glasseye he recived for his eye, that he lost in the war. I also have a shrapnell of a mortar round that he received in winter war. It was removed weeks later from his neck. It's the size of my pinky finger for gods sake! It had entered just 1/4-of an inch from his artery, so it was pretty close for him..
..and I guess for my mother and me too.

I also have an assortment of Russian notes (bills), depicting russian soldiers. In one of them there is a young fighter pilot holding his flight gear while standing in front of what seems to be a Mig. On another one there is a soldier standing in attention with his bayoneted Mosin Nagant rifle. On a third one there is a machine gunner holding his Maxim(?) main piece on his shoulder. I believe there is a fourth one too, where proud women are harvesting the crop while their men are at the front. They are all extremely beutifully drawn and printed, and all the figures have this pathetic look in their eyes. Very patriotic!
In addition to these, I have some russian cockades and medals.
Sadly these were all collected from the dead.

Then I have an assortment of Third Reich coffee coupons and some other german rations coupons. He served alongside the germans up north, in Finnish Lapland. And of course there is a host of pictures taken during and before the wars.

It's all very intersting but sad stuff.

Lindgren

Yellonet
03-18-2004, 03:14 AM
I have a bolt from a Swedish 40 mm AA-gun (Lvakan m/48), I've actually fired a few shots with such a gun... We were shooting out in the ocean..


- Yellonet

madsarmy
03-18-2004, 03:46 AM
Mostly collect Home Guard & home front stuff.
HG Uniform.Gas Masks,Badges,Letters etc etc.

One of my favs is two ARP Post diaries. Dates of raids, what damage done etc. The last page is the best.
Heres a pic
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/tommybomb-arp.jpg

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M0NS
03-18-2004, 06:18 AM
Got a cannon ball from a 1700-&-something ship wreck close to where I live. It's about the size of a tennis ball & weights approx. 2 kilos. My parents keep some totally bended & flat .50s that they found in the roof while working on it one summer - they're from a fight between an American bomber & the Luftwaffe during the war. The bomber crashed & burned nearby - all died & they're buried there too. They were Canadians but I don't know what plane they were in.

S!

M0NS

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ouaouaron
03-18-2004, 06:24 AM
FOR SALE:

One Iraqi AK-47 rifle; never fired but dropped once.

x6BL_Brando
03-18-2004, 06:34 AM
Like ELEM, I also have a flying helmet identical to the model shown on the IL2 box! It is very well made, the stitching is superb and the leather is good quality. No oxy mask, but the headphone and mike-cables are there, and the earphones actually work.

My wife bought it as a joke when on a shopping expedition with a friend, without realising it was a VVS helmet. I don't wear it when i fly in IL2, but it's used by passengers in my sidecar outfit. Well the sidehack is Russian, although the bike is a K100 BMW http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I must be the only person flying a Gustav with a Mosca attached!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Breeze147
03-18-2004, 07:34 AM
I have a huge chunk of shrapnel from a 122mm rocket that very nearly ended my days at Bien Hoa AB in Vietnam in 1969.

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Ta154_Moskito
03-18-2004, 08:22 AM
I have a 57mm 6 Pounder complete cartridge, a 40mm Bofors L60 and L70 complete round, a 30mm PGU cannon shell, a 20mm M23, M55, and an Unknown 20mm round, all complete. I also have a bazooka rocket, a super bazooka rocket, an 81mm mortar shell, and a 28-20mm PZB 28 tungsten squeezebore round. Also a Czech Bayonet, an 1870's Swedish Bayonet, an unidentified bayonet, and a Hitler Youth knife in near perfect condition.

Rajvosa
03-18-2004, 08:29 AM
As a matter of fact I do.

I have a piece of shrapnel from Serb-operated mortar that I had to pull out of my (ex)girlfriend's side with nothing but a pair of pliers, back in '94 in Sarajevo. Bloody hell. That's all I can say.

Regards,

Jasko

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uberweng
03-18-2004, 09:07 AM
My girlfriends family have a set futon made from japanese parachute silk. Her grandmother was going to marry a pilot but he was killed in action. The futon cover was made as part of the wedding preparations and as silk was unavailable to civilians at this time her family were able to use their connections to get a small amount of silk from a source in the military.

Her family were jewelers and made during the occupation they had many customers from GHQ. She still has a set of earings made for westerners (at this time Japanese people seldom wore earings).

I only have a world war 2 british gasmask. I had a A-10 round but i lost it. I want to buy some british, french and german world war one helmets but I am not an expert and i dont want to get fleeced. Any advice would be appreciated.

Uberweng

NegativeGee
03-18-2004, 09:22 AM
Neat thread.... lots of interesting stories!

I have a couple of items from my Father who was a young boy when WW2 was on. He lived in Bramley, in the UK.

In August (?, I don't remember the date of the top of my head) 1942 the Luftwaffe made there last bombing raid on his town. A bomb fell about 50m from his house on a row of terraces, destroying a couple of them. The next day, one of the clear up workers gave my Dad two of pieces of shrapnel he had found in the rubble.

I also have the flight of an Incendary and a small HE bomb that he collected during the course of the earlier bombing raids.


Going back a couple of hundred years, my Wife has a cutlass and dagger that her Great-Great-Great Grandfather owned. He was a Lieutenant on the Victory, and was killed in action against the Spanish in 1796, during a shore raid that took part during the Nile Campaign. I don't know how, but his weapons made it back into the possession of her family, where they have remained since. She also has the letters he wrote home to his parents while at sea.

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Turkey_Lurkey
03-18-2004, 09:36 AM
Cool.
I have a WW2 German aircrew/paratroopers gravity knife still with elatic style cord attached to D-ring on bottom.

Nice wood handels and manufacters stamp.

Used to cut ones self free from harness etc.

I also have a cool cigareete tin with an action packed engraving of an Italian para making his drop. My Grandpa got it from a Italian POW in exchange for some choccy.

Ruy Horta
03-18-2004, 09:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
thats the more intresting stuff i have... you?
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P09, manufactured by Mauser, 1942

Has been stamped with an letter "L" (a la Lehrgeschwader emblem) and a grenadeer type flame. Never figured out what this meant.

Ruy Horta

Eagle_361st
03-18-2004, 09:48 AM
I have my Grandfathers wings, patches, gloves, "lucky" scarf, some medals and ribbons as well as his issue Colt 1911 that still fires and is as acurate as ever, and his very rare USAAF issued Parker 51 pen that were given to some Mustang pilots like my grandad. I have other assorted wings, color rank pins, patches and other assorted items from WWII. I also have my varuois ribbons, medals, patches, uniforms and gear from my time in the service including my Socom .45.

~S!
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Aztek_Eagle
03-18-2004, 09:50 AM
i have one of the 4 atom bombs created on the 1945s, in my back yard, i enjoy hitting it wiht a hammer, but i think it doesnt work any more.... bah

Eagle_361st
03-18-2004, 09:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aztek_Eagle:
i have one of the 4 atom bombs created on the 1945s, in my back yard, i enjoy hitting it wiht a hammer, but i think it doesnt work any more.... bah<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey Joe Dirt I just spewed Pepsi all over my screen. LMAO

~S!
Eagle
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Airhead_777_AVG
03-18-2004, 10:15 AM
I have a US Civil War miniball collected near the battle of Jenkins Ferry in Arkansas and a B-17/B-25 Bomber valve.

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Xiolablu3
03-18-2004, 06:14 PM
bump so JGRed can answer my questions! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Arm_slinger
03-18-2004, 06:26 PM
Got me an 8 inch British Shell from Flanders Hill sixty something from WW1

A Deactivated .50 (the buller head is f'kin large and heavy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

a stripper clip of LE.303

a 9 round belt of .303

a 65 round belt of 7.62 from a jimmpy

Did have 2 40mm cases from one of my dads ships he served on in the Royal Navy

Fathers NBC suit and S-10 gas mask in the loft

his belt and a couple of bits of belt kit

Fathers Aircrew knife, and his Kukuri knife

and my uncle is ex SAS http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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PBNA-Boosher
03-18-2004, 08:10 PM
Well, I've got my Grandad's DFC and two of his three purple hearts. I've also got a Colt .45 and an M1.

Vassilon
03-18-2004, 08:27 PM
oye fulanito, sabis q no cacho na como cresta echarme un avion.....no le achunto, podriai enseñarme o decirme algunas paltas?? jaja chileno hay en todos laos. ojala me podai ayudar pos

Straw_48th
03-18-2004, 09:31 PM
Well i have a rather small M1 Garand collection of three two springfields an one winchester and two carbines both underwood.
A colt 1911 mfg by ithaca but this is far my favorite my 1942 Ford GPW s/n 1926 its dod date of 2/23/42.

Regards
Straw

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-HH-Dubbo
03-19-2004, 12:36 AM
Now that is cool. A guy I saw in Brisbane has a genuine Kubelwagen

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/nightschpanker/F1000016.JPG
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KeithA
03-19-2004, 02:23 AM
One each of most WWII period German helmets - M18,M34,M35,M39,M40,M42
US M1 Helmet ( Sleuter WWII issue )

MP34 Magazines and pouches
K98 Pouch
Volksturm armband
Pieces from a Me109E shot down over North Weald during BoB ( Parts of radio )
Luftwaffe Officers flying watch ( in working order - complete with Radium painted dials-'Requisitioned' by my grandfather from a German officer)
German messtins, gassmask with case, breadbags etc. - most brought back by relatives ( they kept themselves busy across the Channel :-) )

Lots of photos, newspapers etc.

.... and thats just what I can see from here ... have sympathy for the wife!!!

norbertcolon
03-19-2004, 06:04 AM
I have got a load of German medals and badges that my wifes Grandad looted from the factory that made them. Him and his mates helped capture it then helped themselves.
Well you would wouldn't you ?.

foxhound31
03-19-2004, 06:14 AM
a 6lb (57mm) case from 1917, 2x 18lb cases - 1916 and 1918, 3 inert .50 cal rounds, a .303 case, a small piece of aluminium from a Wellington pulled out of a Scottish Loch, somewhere is a gun port cover from an old Dassualt I found on an airfield when I was about 12.

My Grandfathers, WWI medals, his WWII ARP badge and 2 or 3 20mm oerlikon cases recovered from a wreck and given to me. I have some links similar to an MG42 belt but do not know for sure, a spent .50 round found near a defensie position in Italy and what I think is an AP round found nearby. (it looks like a 20mm penetrator which failed to penetrate since the top is flattened. In the same hills I also found a 7.7mm? round complete.

Now where this all is I am stuffed. Hopefully its in the loft of my parents!!

Asus A7N8X-X, Barton 2500+, 786mb DDR333, XP Home, Ti4800SE with nvidia 45.xx drivers, SB 5.1.

MB_Avro
03-19-2004, 06:49 AM
Great to know that I'm not alone in my hobby...

In my garden I have a rear turret from a Lancaster bomber (minus Browning m/gs of course) that I use as a small greenhouse. Produces great tomatoes every year!I'm not sure of its origin but a couple of years ago I found three spent cartridges on the turret floor.
In my front room above the mantlepiece I have mounted a wooden prop from a Mk 1 Hurriane that I bought in a charity shop for â£8 three years ago.
In my garage there is an entire fuselage of a Bf109E that was brought down near my house in August 1940. My wife complains about it continually so I will be taking an axe and chain saw to it later today. I need more room anyway for the Panther tank that I have just bought off E-Bay.

Regards
MB_Avro

Gershy
03-19-2004, 07:05 AM
Got a russian tank crew cap, my grandfathers Soldbuch(which is very interesting), some bullets and my uniform but i think that doesn't count as it's only 4 years old lol.

-----------------------------

So long.We wish you well.
You told us how you weren't afraid to die.
Well then, so long.Don't cry.
Or feel too down.
Not all martyrs see divinity.
But at least you tried.

antknee123
06-25-2007, 06:13 PM
I have a piece of the wing of a Japanese Zero with part of the rising sun on it. It measures about 3x5 inches

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2007, 06:40 PM
All I have right now is a bandoleer that was full of .30-06 ammo for in '43. It has a little card in it that tells me to return this card when reporting defects, and that empty cases, bandollers, and clips need to be disposed of as prescribed in Army Regulations

My Pop still has two "Spam Cans" of military .30-06 sealed in '43. We shot another can of them and it was not as much fun as you might think, a cartridge case split on me as I fired the Springfield- safety glasses are my friend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

He aslo has an 1873 Springfield .45-70, a 1903 Springfield, an M-1 Garand, triangle bayonet for the 1903 (I think)...but the most impressive is a powder horn that has a sketch of the Battle of Breed's Hill (History calls this "Bunker Hill") on it- that was scrathced there after the battle by a distant relative of ours- who fought in the battle

He wants me to buy his Springfield '06. Gorgeous rifle. I have resrvations about buying the rifle my Dad taught me to shoot with, when I was eight!

But my own stuff, I have the '43 bandoleer with it's little card and an ammo can from 1975 that held M2 ball (.30-06), which is a nice sealed container for my .36 black powder 1862 Colt Police (replica)

What I'd like is an M-1 Garand or Carbine and a Walther P-38. But last time I checked, money wasn't coming out of my bodily orifices...

XyZspineZyX
06-25-2007, 06:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gershy:
Got a russian tank crew cap, my grandfathers Soldbuch(which is very interesting), some bullets and my uniform but i think that doesn't count as it's only 4 years old lol.

-----------------------------

So long.We wish you well.
You told us how you weren't afraid to die.
Well then, so long.Don't cry.
Or feel too down.
Not all martyrs see divinity.
But at least you tried.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Would it be possible to take some photos of the Soldbuch and post them? I am sure it is a fascinating document

SOLO_Bones
06-25-2007, 06:43 PM
RCAF Flying Log Book, Stalag Luft 3 POW File (in German), Assorted campaign medals, complete RCAF Officers uniform, caterpillar pin and other assorted mementos. Pretty cool stuff.

LStarosta
06-25-2007, 08:16 PM
My 1953 Polish Kbk wz.48 carbine in mint then-unfired and out-of-the-factory condition is my favorite of all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
06-25-2007, 08:24 PM
1943 Zippo-black crackle in excellent condition.

zardozid
06-25-2007, 08:53 PM
50 cal shell, and a lens that was used for a reconnaissance camera, Eisenhower style jacket, some patches, and a few other things...

Jagdgeschwader2
06-25-2007, 08:57 PM
A few of my things.

A restored WWI 1916 German helmet with original Iron Cross second class. Missing the ribbon.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/1916.jpg

This is before the restoration. It looks rough, but it was only surface rust. The entire finish was worn away hence the restoration. If it had any finish left it would not have been restored. I also have a post war M1942 WWII helemt.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/before.jpg

An original untouched fixed bail M1 from WWII. The soldier's name is still taped to the inside. The visor band did have to be replaced due to cracking. I still have the original visor band.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/m1.jpg

Old Soviet cold war pilot helmet set.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mig.jpg

MkIB artificial horizon.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0800.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0801.jpg

USAAF flight computer set.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0797.jpg

Old RAF hand painted squad plaque.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0796.jpg

A sample of my WWII original photos.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/p51.jpg

Der Adler Luftwaffe propaganda books. I'm thinking about having these scanned and put into a pdf. file for all to read. A few of the covers. They are too large for me to scan. Lots of great photos inside.

Some of the covers.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/image0001.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/image0005.jpg


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/image0002.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

polak5
06-25-2007, 09:16 PM
MK.No4 and a unfired springfield 30-06 both from ww2, oh and a 50 cal inert.

BaldieJr
06-25-2007, 10:11 PM
I have a sealed jar of air collected over the channel during BOB. Anyone want to buy it?

huggy87
06-25-2007, 10:20 PM
lol

Friendly_flyer
06-25-2007, 11:55 PM
I have a few bitts and bobs from my arm days, mostly modern stuff, but I have also managed to lay my paws on two German Mauser ammo pouches, one Great war (stamped 1914, brown), and one later (unstamped, black).

Dagnabit
06-26-2007, 12:28 AM
I have A complete US Army uniform Rank is Sgt. from the Red Arrow Division Signal Corp. A real purple heart, as issued to my Father in law. Various campaign ribbons. The flag that flew over the Capitol Bldg. in Washington, in honor of him. Some .50cal ammo. Some demilled 30mm ammo. Some old bayonets, and old gun parts.
Also as a sideline for 30 years or so I have done alot of gunsmithing on virtually all of the common battle rifles, pistols, and carbines, and I currently own many of them. I just finished a custom .303 Mk.4 for my daughter to use for deer hunting. I am presently looking for the perfect Lugar prefering an artillery model with a shoulder stock.
Dag

FE_pilot
06-26-2007, 12:37 AM
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/mig.jpg

That image reminds of Darth Vader for some strange reason. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif


My late grandfather left my uncle some interesting things when he passed away:

including a German Stick Grenade, a signal whistle, an Kar 98 ammo clip, an metal ammo belt and a couple of Kar 98 bullets.


His brother also served in the Eastern Front, he wanted to fly in the Luftwaffe, he was rejected and sent to the Eastern Front near Stalingrad, where he was never heard from again.


His younger brother, is still alive today and he has some interesting collection of old ww2 German and Italian stuff that he collected when he was living in Albania.

A Green cap with an insignia on it(possibly a rank), a Luger pouch with no gun, and around 30 used rifle casings he found, and 3 ammo pouches.



As for what i have is only a shell casing of 20mm bullet that i purchased at a garage sale.

BSS_AIJO
06-27-2007, 09:14 AM
my brother just picked up an early war Arisaka type 99. Its amazingly fully intact. Its chrysanthemum is 100% intact along with the monopod and the wacky sight. When he found it he was looking for a vintage mauser, but this one is in such sweet shape he could not pass. We still need to order up some ammo and run some round through it just to see what its like. I am going to guess it will be pretty tame as the thing is tiny, and fires a pretty small round.

BSS_AIJO

Daiichidoku
06-27-2007, 10:04 AM
i have an example of WWI "trench art"

a container, the top made from a british shell (dated 1908), the bottom from a german one (66mm?)

also, a DU shell casing from an A-10

oh, and in germany, i have a Kar98, and an enfield, the short one...dated 42 i recall

DIRTY-MAC
06-27-2007, 10:43 AM
I have a map that my grandfather stole from a German bunker in Norway during the war. He was in the Swedish military... they apparently did some secret raids into Norway from the Swedish border. it is still classified. The map is very detailed, and contains both norwegian and Swedish territory! and they have written stuff on it. I will try to post some pics of it later.

Matz0r
06-27-2007, 10:50 AM
I own a restored German WWII helmet...

XyZspineZyX
06-27-2007, 11:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
a unfired springfield 30-06 both from ww2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ain't gonna hurt that old gal by putting some M2 ball through her. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Are you sure it was a WWII vintage rifle? Very possible it was used then but is in fact older

Insuber
06-27-2007, 11:40 AM
I used to have spent (fired) cannon rounds, 20 mm, 47 mm anti-tank, and heavier (dont remember the size but it was around 75 mm) which were found by my father in the Egyptian desert in the '70s. The only issue was that they were unexploded and hence with explosive still in. My mother was not too comfortable so my father disposed of them. I still remember the copper belt on their base with the gun helicoidal marks, so cool!

Regards,
Insuber

general_kalle
06-27-2007, 12:39 PM
Two Bionetz (how the Hel... do you spell that?)
ww1 and ww2,
Replika of a German Submarine bagde.
and a Replika of a Airborne Click-Clacker from D-day.

but i guess Replikas dont count

T_O_A_D
06-27-2007, 03:01 PM
Nice, I got one of these too, with a Westinghouse liner, I don't have the leather strap though. It's my first and only piece so far, I went looking for the Fixed bail just to insure it was old enough to be WW2 and not post WW2.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/m1.jpg

slipBall
06-27-2007, 03:32 PM
Ny Dad brought home a bunch of stuff, my Mom through out all of the Lugers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif six of us kids split up the booty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/SlipBall/cid_003001c7ae123580db306600a8c0bet.jpg

F0_Dark_P
06-27-2007, 03:53 PM
I am a WWII reenactor so i have some stuff..

I am reenacting as a Soviet soldier so i have a complete soviet infantry uniform, but that one is from the 1950's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But i have a original jug "RKKA 1941", and a original spoon from the war "Krasnoy vybortjet"
i have also a original Guard Badge from WWII

Then i have a leather belt also original from the war, made 1941 in Leningrad http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I am reenacting as a MG gunner, so i own a DP27 light machine gun also, but she is not 100% original, just a few parts are

Taylortony
06-27-2007, 04:36 PM
Most of my Uniforms, medal and Junk issued in the RAF...... gave back my Flying Helmet, Musket and all of my NBC kit......... but rest is gathering dust somewhere.... Dont tend to collect aircraft stuff as I am surrounded by the stuff day in day out...... heck I even have loads of old knackered props, cylinders and instruments at work I normally skip every now and then....... Did get a nice set of Mk 19 pilots operating notes recently, freshly printed off for me as a gift..... Have the likes of Rolls Royce Cowl stickers and the likes lying around...... Had some new Rolls Royce keyrings, pens and Baseball caps that I gave away in a competition on line in here or screenshotart.com a couple of years ago......... indeed gave a load of BOBMF books/ brochures in here too as to be honest as said above they simply do not interest me personally that much, but I know the peeps in here would die for them, so I give em to you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif..... I get stuff like this sent to me as gifts all the time.

Klemm.co
06-28-2007, 01:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slipBall:
Ny Dad brought home a bunch of stuff, my Mom through out all of the Lugers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif six of us kids split up the booty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f394/SlipBall/cid_003001c7ae123580db306600a8c0bet.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Have one like that too, my father found it when he restored our house in 1985. It is a bit rusted though, nowhere as pretty as yours, due to lying 40! years in mud. But the spring with wich to clip the outer leather band on is even still working!

Jagdgeschwader2
06-28-2007, 05:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Nice, I got one of these too, with a Westinghouse liner, I don't have the leather strap though. It's my first and only piece so far, I went looking for the Fixed bail just to insure it was old enough to be WW2 and not post WW2. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can get high quality replacement parts from Top Pots. The leather straps are always cracked or missing. The official name is strap chin assembly,leather russet. They are labled as chin straps due to the fact that the liners were often worn stateside without the helmet attached. I've seen liners decorated with unit insignias. Very valuable if you find one. My chinstrap dry rotted and is in several pieces so I got a replacement from Top Pots. An original fixed bale is much more valuable than the swivel bale so you made a wise choice Toad. My buddy got me into helmet collecting. He has a collection that has to be seen to be believed!


You can get details on your helmet and liner here and also get replacement parts. They also make reenactor helmets.
http://www.toppots.net/main.php?do=clientsitecontent&action=home&link_id=142


I have the St.Clair liner.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0809.jpg

Paul Ferse is the name of the soldier.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0811.jpg

This is an M35 that was reconditioned and used by the post war German army. Wish I knew what the original markings were. Missing the liner and split pins.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/img0807.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Jagdgeschwader2
06-28-2007, 05:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by slipBall:
Ny Dad brought home a bunch of stuff, my Mom through out all of the Lugers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif six of us kids split up the booty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow! That's a nice blade.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Esel1964
06-29-2007, 03:41 AM
Finally got a digital cam(free),this is the tip of the iceberg as far as my collection goes,I was mainly testing my new cam.
It needs lots of filler lighting;these 2 were flash only in a pitch black hall.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i314/DMFesel/100_0002.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i314/DMFesel/100_0003.jpg

polak5
06-29-2007, 04:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BBB462cid:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by polak5:
a unfired springfield 30-06 both from ww2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ain't gonna hurt that old gal by putting some M2 ball through her. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Are you sure it was a WWII vintage rifle? Very possible it was used then but is in fact older </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

you could be right. ive never looked up the serials.
When my grandfather came back from the war, the US was selling many rifles to the public for a relatively low price and he bought the enfield and the springfield, maybe more ive never asked him.
The enfield looks like it went thru some hard times, also it has painted on the butt FTR (sent to factory for repairs) which makes me think it might of seen combat. The springfield is in prestige condition though, looks like it just came out of the factory.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/929/cimg0145bm2.jpg

I dont have pics of the Springfield at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

FPSOLKOR
06-29-2007, 07:00 AM
Mosin-Nagant and Mauser rifles, german belt with belt-knob, some ammo, bits of DB-3a plex (from RFW), bits of Me110, FW189 and MiG-3... and some other remains. Several years agi my friend suggested me a cup made from german soldiers skull, but i declined the offer - it would be too difficult to explain to police where I got human skull from.

LStarosta
06-29-2007, 07:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:
Several years agi my friend suggested me a cup made from german soldiers skull, but i declined the offer - it would be too difficult to explain to police where I got human skull from. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yeah as if that's the only ethical dilemma behind that.

F*cking sicko.

NagaSadow84
06-29-2007, 07:15 AM
Mostly stuff from my grandfather:

Iron Cross 2nd Class
Russian Front Medal
Demjansk Shield
Black Wound Badge
Wehrmacht belt buckle
Parts from a Bf 109

FPSOLKOR
06-29-2007, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:

Yeah as if that's the only ethical dilemma behind that.

F*cking sicko. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm a tatar by nationality and making cups of enemy's skulls is a tradition... Like making a scaffolds on top of still alive prisoners and having a several days victory fiest... Why do you think tatars we always conscidered as most dangerous, severe and ruthless enemies by Russians? No ethical dilemmas for me here.

Taylortony
06-29-2007, 07:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:

Yeah as if that's the only ethical dilemma behind that.

F*cking sicko. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm a tatar by nationality and making cups of enemy's skulls is a tradition... Like making a scaffolds on top of still alive prisoners and having a several days victory fiest... Why do you think tatars we always conscidered as most dangerous, severe and ruthless enemies by Russians? No ethical dilemmas for me here. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well some of the people in here, the size of the cranial cavity, you would be struggling to make a shot glass out of them.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

ElSjonnie
06-30-2007, 05:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:

Yeah as if that's the only ethical dilemma behind that.

F*cking sicko. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm a tatar by nationality and making cups of enemy's skulls is a tradition... Like making a scaffolds on top of still alive prisoners and having a several days victory fiest... Why do you think tatars we always conscidered as most dangerous, severe and ruthless enemies by Russians? No ethical dilemmas for me here. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

XyZspineZyX
06-30-2007, 06:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FPSOLKOR:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:

Yeah as if that's the only ethical dilemma behind that.

F*cking sicko. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm a tatar by nationality and making cups of enemy's skulls is a tradition... Like making a scaffolds on top of still alive prisoners and having a several days victory fiest... Why do you think tatars we always conscidered as most dangerous, severe and ruthless enemies by Russians? No ethical dilemmas for me here. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well some of the people in here, the size of the cranial cavity, you would be struggling to make a shot glass out of them.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Tony for the win

S_p_l_a_s_h_1
06-30-2007, 08:15 AM
I have a couple of souveniers my step-grandfather picked up: A Luftwaffe visor cap device and an SS cuff title from the Main Riding School at Munich.

Can anyone offer a link to a good ID/discussion board for miltaria? I'm curious about the value of the cuff band.

http://home.centurytel.net/dennisfaught/graphics/cufftitle.jpg

Ken_Det
06-30-2007, 04:22 PM
Just one thing that my dad got from his brother.
Dont know where he got it but its mine now.
Its a 77 Jap bolt action from WWII.
The 77 stands for 7.7mm.
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TgCsGY4XMaKo*Q5ALVOQJzq37Yv6ds*yPtczLZnikQ25NHYRk etisvttfzlalAXcSn110fWSMRdLgy3Rgj*GBVJvuAQFHSYYJww xzOuJKfmj1kXSsLgD4Q/P?dc=4675629166795569131

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0TgAsHYwXsaGo*Q5ALVOQJ6dOCdh4TxT8!4clsVoXXOpnsmjLg eADOGoezqhr2k!V9aGICe8LAUKWIdPySZSTrpjT1vxiTG9VSvt 0vRqX*hmreXvTBGkqWA/P?dc=4675629166793607763

jarink
07-01-2007, 12:13 PM
I have several items I brought home from Gulf War I

Commander's sight from a T-55
3 periscopes from same tank
Gunner's sight from an S-60 57mm AA gun
Empty ammo box for S-60 (I gave an empty shell casing to my dad)
2 Iraqi gas masks (1 brand new, though I was required to open the plastic bag to remove the filter)
1 set of Iraqi NBC cape, gloves and boots
Assorted small spent shell casings (largest is a 25mm from a Bradley)

I nearly was able to bring home an expended http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif RPG-18 tube (Soviet copy of the US LAW), but the silly MP's doing customs inspection insisted that it was still a "weapon".

My dad has several of my grandfather's things, like his "Kriegie" book, POW ID booklet and dog tags.