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Moss
 Moss
(@moss)
Prominent Member

A post war Greek green polyester BD blouse and a pair of Belgian gaitors (will probably end up giving these away).
Non ww2 would be my grenade vest for my Vietnam kit, shame I don't have an M79 blooper gun...

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Posted : 07/02/2013 6:34 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
Famed Member

pistols, i love em but never draw em.

Absolutely, a dead weight 99% of the time and always let you down when you need them most. They look out of place on most WWII portrayals as well. That said I have had lots of fun when using nothing but a pistol at the likes of Op Freshman in the tunnels.

Non ww2 would be my grenade vest for my Vietnam kit, shame I don't have an M79 blooper gun...

Sounds much like my Russian 6Sh92 vest. that holds 10 40mm grenades when I have no grenade launcher, a bayonet I can't take out in the field, a dummy flare and won't hold airsoft grenades. Basically its a glorified & expensive but less useful Chicom rig. :slap:

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Posted : 07/02/2013 6:40 pm




dadio
(@dadio)
Famed Member

well if we extend to non ww2 then my revelver grenade launcher, the original CAW one at about £300 plus six shells that never all work at the same time, totally cool to use but useless 99% of the time and too heavy as a side arm

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i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
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Posted : 07/02/2013 6:55 pm




(@tommy9151)
Reputable Member

For me it's probably some P37 Cartridge carriers, I hoped they would be useful for holding sniper/shotgun magazines, but from what I've tried and heard, they're practically useless.

They look like this.
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Image from Karkeeweb.com

Weapons:
King Arms M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun
AGM Sten Mk.II
CYMA M1911 EAP

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Posted : 07/02/2013 8:52 pm




CHThree
(@chthree)
Noble Member

RAF Officer's Mess dress. Damn, it looks good though.



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Posted : 07/02/2013 9:24 pm




Jimmiiee
(@jimmiiee)
Reputable Member

Most of my modern kit, only used it once or twice. Now trying to sell aload of it so I can buy more kit :slap:


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Posted : 07/02/2013 9:25 pm




dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
Noble Member

RAF Officer's Mess dress. Damn, it looks good though.

Hey, mess dress isn't useless! I've worn mine more than the Russian kit ever got used!

Oh, as far as pointless items go, I've also remembered I've got a ww2-era British Army Theodolite and tripod.

Anyone for a surveying team? :lol:

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Posted : 08/02/2013 9:19 am




MartinR
(@martinr)
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Anyone for a surveying team?

Maybe I could use my heliograph to signal back the results :)

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 08/02/2013 11:48 am




Cheeky Chappy
(@cheeky-chappy)
Estimable Member

All this kit is pointless with absolutely no practical use in every day life but it's FUN!

Just realised . . . . My Swedish winter coat ( Enemy at the Gates ) was very useful in the recent cold weather. :whistle:

Hitler was a better dancer than Churchill, he was a better skater than Churchill . . .

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Posted : 09/02/2013 5:26 pm




CHThree
(@chthree)
Noble Member

RAF Officer's Mess dress. Damn, it looks good though.

Hey, mess dress isn't useless! I've worn mine more than the Russian kit ever got used!

Heh, that's why i never bought any russian kit :lol:

Well, it took me an age to find the right KC buttons and I still haven't found any wings but one day.... one day...



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Posted : 09/02/2013 5:56 pm




JD7
 JD7
(@jd7)
Illustrious Member

Forgot I had the Tanaka HP pistol Yith :shock: I have a German grenade case that I have used once - for storing homemade labeled cans and bottles.

Got an RAF cold weather flying jacket - but no aircraft.

Have a German radio set for a half track - don't have one, half track that is.

Think I have 12 or maybe 14 zelts, all the pegs, ropes etc. Used 4 one weekend and another one as a poncho lol. I pull them out every year and reproof them all lol.

Maybe I should make an offload list?

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Posted : 15/02/2013 8:19 pm




McVickers
(@mcvickers)
Famed Member

From a Hertfordshire carboot sale several years ago...

...an unissued 1944 dated Cavalry/Royal Horse Artillery leather crupper (the bit of horse tack that loops around a horses tail to stop it's saddle/load from sliding forwards and onto it's shoulders/neck). Although at that point, I did own a pony (RIP Pheasant :cry: ), I didn't own any other military load-bearing tack, nor a need to start owning some!

Exactly this (but mine is unissued and still light tan in colour): http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30013847

I'm glad it was unissued, as these items - owing to their worn location - usually get nick named 'crapper' for obvious reasons... :whistle:

A Proud Member Of 'Team Spleen!' who play mainly at Gunman Airsoft, Tuddenham, Suffolk.

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Posted : 22/02/2013 1:35 am




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