Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Otto, Jan 2, 2021.
Thanx alot. Cheers!
Got this Japanese stuff. Sake bottles,ceramic"Kiska" training grenades,blue scarf,Off To War banner,2 large flags,Officer's mess kit,Officers canteens,large brown bottle,hat,leggings,Civil Defence canteen,2 leather map cases. Rich A. in Pa.
A breast badge for Finns during the Civil war
Nice. Never seen one before. Rich A. in Pa.
This is real low'n'slow collecting - I bought my deact S&W 'pre-Victory' revolver over 25 years ago. Browsing in a little militaria shop last week, I came across some correct, original British .380 rounds. Deactivated, nickel-headed with unmarked primers and all WW2 dated. Surprisingly hard to find in this condition and completes my gun nicely. Worth waiting for !
Great find for your revolver and a really nice revolver to have. Wonderful piece from the war and now complete with the ammo, congrats!
Great finds. Rich A. in Pa.
Love your M&P, that's a really cool piece of history. I have a thing for British small arms.
I recently picked up a .455 Colt New Service with British Proof, made in 1916. I'm a big Colt fan personally, and I'll be the first to say the Webley was the better weapon. I know the Colt New Service are just brute strong, and very reliable (for a revolver); and they kinda just last forever. So no doubt the Colt was the more robust revolver, but it ends there. The Webley's grip is leaps and bounds better than the Colt. Webley's are famous for very stiff DA triggers. Well I can tell you, the DA on my New Service is absolutely no better; maybe even worse. Single action is about the same. But the Webley is much more lively in the hand, much faster to reload, and the hammer is much easier to manipulate.
That's not the case when you compare the medium frame Webley / Enfield's to the S&W M&P. The M&P is just butter smooth, perfectly sized, light weight, and tough as nails. I would actually take the S&W over the Webley/Enfield when it comes to the medium frames.
Himmler sent some courage-letters to his troops, in this case Finnish Waffen SS-volunteers.
Got this stuff. U.S. pillow cases and 1944 "jungle" pack,Carcano cleaning rod,German troddel,Japanese bayonet frog and banners. Rich A. in Pa.
Got this Japanese stuff. Off to war banners,Officer and enlisted mess kits,C.D. helmet,small map case for belt. Rich A. in Pa.
That’s a bunch of really neat things! Aren’t you running out of room yet?
I recenty got a Soviet Stechkin wood shoulder stock and magazine pouch. I wanted to study the stock to see how they executed the concept.
This is more WW1 than WW2, but I'm sure they found their way around in WW2. 1916 Colt New Service in .455 Mk IIl. What I love about this one is, it has been there. This one has been arsenal refinished at some point (Parkerized). They were often refinished shortly after WW1, or shortly before WW2; probably the latter for this one. Cylinder hasn't been altered, bore is just shy of mint condition; really fantastic. Very little endshake to the cylinder, and timing is spot on. Haven't shot it yet, but I did manage to pick up two boxes of newly manufactured Fiocci .455 Mk II; so I'll be shooting it soon.
Holster is WW2 of course.
Nice pistol. Rich A. in Pa.