Item 6515 WW2 German M24/39 stick grenade

     

     

  This is NOT a dug-up or restored grenade. It is a veteran bring-back which came from the veteran's family just this month. The head retains 95% of it's original paint and it has a clearly visible loading date stencil. The stick is flawless with no cracks. It is marked with the contractor maker code and a 1943 date. All in all a fine example. $595.00


 

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Item 6516 WW2 German SA Kepi

        

        

  SA Kepis are one of the iconic pieces of 3rd Reich headgear; being reminiscent of the party functions, the SA thugs beating up people...the whole thing.

This one has a light blue upper portion indicating Hochland/Bayernwald. There is very light moth tracing in spots but there are no moth hols. The ersatz inner lining has a split in it due to shrinkage but all else is intact and sound. The RZM tag is present and readable. The eagle and front button are original to the hat as are the chinstrap and attachment buttons. 100% correct and textbook. $950.00

 

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Item 6517 WW2 German Brown 98K ammo pouch

     

     

  This is about as "mint" an example as I have ever seen. The leather is brown and is not simply an example of an unfinished pouch because the maker acceptance stamp is in place. It is dated 1941. I am not sure if it can be proven that Brown pouches were designed for or used by the DAK but if there is such a thing as a DAK ammo pouch, this is the best example you are likely to find. $125.00

 

 

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Item 6518 WW2 German "tropical" mess kit

     

     

  I call this one a "tropical" mess kit because everybody else does due to the light shade of olive green and the 1942 date. In my opinion, all mess kits were colored this way during this period; including the ones sent to Russia. But this mess kit does have a very nice tropical mess kit strap with it. The top and bottom portions of the mess kit are matching "Hre 42". The paint rates at 97% overall. It would be very hard to upgrade this one. $265.00

 

 

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Item 6519 WW2 German KM gas mask and canister, ID'd

        

        

  This is a navy gas mask ID'd to a gefreiter in E flotilla 2/41. The canister has been overpainted in battleship grey paint and the sailor added his name in red to the bottom of the canister. The navy model mask itself is in nice shape with all it's straps. There is a faint "eagle M" marking between the eye-pieces inside. A very rare example of a bonafide KM gas mask which was used on a vessel. ON HOLD

 

 

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Item 6513 WW2 German AfrikaKorps canteen

     

     

  Here is a tropical canteen with leather tabs on the cover; produced just before they switched completely to web material for use in Afrika. Nice clean canteen body with no leaks, super clean webbing and cover. Made by W.A.L with the carry strap subcontracted to R.K. $175.00


 

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Item 6491 WW2 German Luftwaffe stroboscope

       

  This is a German ww2 mechanical stroboscope used by the Luftwaffe to adjust aircraft engines. A stroboscope is used to make a cyclically moving object appear to be slow-moving, or stationary. Stroboscopes play an important role in the study of stresses on machinery in motion. This example is in completely functional condition and comes with it's original carry box and certificate of inspection dated 1943.  Wind it up and look through the aperture and it makes whatever you are looking at appear like an old movie. Hours of fun for the whole family. $300.00


 

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Item 6488 WW2 German General officer visor hat

       

 

This hat is a reproduction. It is custom made by a hat maker in Germany. The fine wool material is custom made as well. It is spot-on exactly like original. The visor is an original from old stock. The metal eagle is an original that has been newly gilded. The saddle form of the hat is perfect. The lining is superb. The maker mark is from an original hat maker in Berlin. Simply speaking; if you were a German General officer in 1942, this is exactly the hat that you would get from a quality tailor shop. It is that good. Please note that this hat has nothing to do with any of the cheaply made Chinese or Pakistani-made hats that are available on the web. I guarantee it was crafted in Germany and you will find none which comes closer to the real thing. I only have this one to offer. The size is about 58. SOLD

 

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 I just wanted to show you my new car. Yes; it's mine.

Yes; it's twelve inches long.

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Item 6495 WW2 German canteen, 1936

     

     

  This canteen is maker marked and dated  AWW1936 on the canteen body, the cap, the leather harness strap and the aluminum cup. The cover is in excellent condition with no damage. The canteen body has no dents or leaks. Very hard to find such an early canteen that has not been through the mill. ON HOLD


 

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Item 6500 WW2 German rifle grenade

  

  This is an excavated HE rifle grenade for the M34 grenade launcher as used through-out WW2 on the 98K. Some pitting but not horrible. $135.00


 

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Item 6501 WW2 German rifle grenade

   

  Here is a dug-up anti-personnel rifle grenade for the 98k grenade launcher. Not mint condition but this seems to be the only way to get these anymore. $135.00


 

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Item 6503 WW2 German 98K ammo pouch, 1939

        

  Here is a nice ammo pouch which still has it's dividers inside each of the three pouches. Well marked and dated 1935. $30.00


 

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Item 6489 WW2 German soldier's flashlight w/original battery

       

  Flashlights can be relatively mindane items as far as field gear is concerned. But this one is a genune "Diamond" brand; the most typical used by soldiers of the Wehrmacht. The real bonus here is that this flashlight has it's original "Diamond" brand battery. Yes. The battery is dead. I tried it. $90.00

 

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Item 6487 WW2 German soldier's chocolate tin

        

  This is an original (empty) tin of German WW2 Chocolate. It was produced specifically for the armed forces as it says “Wehrmacht-Packung” on the reverse. It was produced by the “Hildebrand” company of Berlin. The upper lid says “Scho-ta tola, (brand name) die "stärkende schokolade” (the revitalizing chocolate). The date on the upper lid is 1941. Price; $125.00

 

 

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Item 6485 WW2 German mess kit, dated 1943

     

 This mess kit is a steel wartime produced example with most of it's original feldgrau paint. The date at the base of the pan-handle has been scratched but is readable. (the pic doesn't show the date well) $90.00

 

 

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Item 6475 WW2 German 7 X 50 binoculars with case, dated 1942

        

        

 There are so many things you can do with Binoculars. So many different people you can watch from afar. (But what you do in your spare time is none of my business. I just sell old military stuff. I am not your conscience) This set has everything going for it. The heavy neck strap for the case is intact and sound. The case is in excellent condition and dated 1942. The binos themselves are decent with intact leatherette covering and a sound neck-strap. The lenses show just a tad of spotting in the right optic if you look into the opposite end. No fogginess or dimness. $395.00

 

 

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Item 6472 WW2 German 98K ammo pouches, 1940 dated

     

     

 This is a very good  set of 98K pouches made from pebbled leather. All leather is sound and all stitching intact. They have matching dated maker marks on the back but the makers themselves are not matching. The interior rawhide dividers are not there. SOLD

 

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Item 6471 WW2 German 98K ammo pouches, 1942 dated

     

     

Here is a decent set of 98K pouches made from pebbled leather. They have matching dated maker marks on the back but the makers themselves are not matching. Good condition leather, all sound stitching. the interior rawhide dividers are not there but you'll love these anyway. $60.00

 

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Item 6468 WW2 German camouflage shelter 1/4 Zeltbahn

        

 Here is a fairly good example with excellent colors and an RB number maker mark. It is missing only 2-3 of it's buttons and some have been replaced so there is a mixture of zinc types. But all buttons are original Zeltbahn buttons. The top grommet is missing. Perfect for use or display. $150.00

 

 

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Item 6457 WW2 German DAK souvenir belt

       

        

 I bought this in Kansas city years ago and have loved it ever since. It is a 141 dated tropical web waist belt that has had souvenir items period added to it by the GI who brought it home. The "Arikakorps" cuff title is affixed by several stitches at the edges. The stars and cap insignia are from tropical Italian uniforms. A must-have item for the collector of true DAK stuff. $650.00

 

 

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Item 6376 WW2 German Luftwaffe enlisted man's straight-leg trousers.

        

     

These are about a size 32 waist. (will fit most mannequins) Decent condition with no excessive wear or moth damage. the inside size markings are worn out. 100% original. Very difficult to find EM straight-leg trousers any more; especially Luftwaffe ones. $650.00

 

 

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Item 6374 WW2 German Rural Gendarme Officer's shako

        

        

This Shako is made from a very nice grade of tricot material. Officer's style lining and chin-scales. It has a few loose threads at the top wearers right. $1280.00

 

 

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Item 6434 WW2 German 3,7cm flak round

     

 Here is a very well marked flak round with a brass casing. The projectile fits very snuggly into the casing. No dents or other detractions. SOLD

 

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Item 6414 WW2 German Kreta Fallschirmjaeger monument

      

       

        

   This is an 18 inch tall statue of hand-carved light-weight wood. (I do not know what kind of wood it is) It is apparently quite old and is toned nicely. There are some who would theorize that it is P.O.W. art from just after the war. I would tend to agree with that as the name "Crete" has been somewhat anglicized in spelling. The German word is "Kreta" so the artist may have changed the K to a C. He may also have carved the Swastika backwards for that same reason.

The original Paratrooper monument was erected after the successful conclusion of "Operation Merkur" (May 20 to may 28, 1941) in the vicinity of the former Cretan Capital; Chania. The monument was dedicated to the fallen members of II/Battalion / Sturmregiment. The monument had it's swastika defaced just after the war but continued to stand intact until suffering storm damage in 2001. The base still stands today in the now built-up area outside Chania. The last photo above shows the monument as it stands today.

This statue would make a fine center-piece to any collection of German paratrooper items. $450.00

 

 

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Item 6410 WW2 German Stielgranate 41 round for the 37mm anti-tank gun

      

     

   This is an ingenious wartime creation that gave the obsolete PAK 36 a little bit of added punch. ( The bottom photo shows how this round was used with the PAK 36) This is a cut-away example of the Stielgranate 41, a low velocity shaped charge weapon which was developed in 1943 and proved effective in penetrating the newer/thicker armor of enemy tanks. Popularly used by lightly equipped units such as Fallschirmjagers. This example has some light pitting which has been painted over. An extremely rare piece of ordnance. SOLD

 

 

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Item 6412 WW2 German 37mm flak round, AP

         

   This is a very decent example of the FLAK 37mm armor piering round. Well marked casing and projectile. Completely inert. $190.00

 

 

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Item 6356 WW2 German tool box

        

I do not know exactly what this box is. It is unmarked. It has 80% of it's original ordinance tan paint. I tend to think it is a tool box or accessory box for a wagon or field kitchen. Let the buyer be the judge! $45.00

 

 

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Item 6321 WW2 German gas mask lenses in original packets

I have several sets of unissued gas mask lenses in their original packets. Each wax paper packet contains 2 lenses. each lens is marked with maker/date "KUG 44". Perfect for filling that empty lens compartment in your gas mask canister. $15 for one packet, 25 for two packets. $35 for three packets.

 

 

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Item 6094 WW2 German wartime issue cigars

     

These 4 inch long German ration cigars came from an opened box that had about 20 of them inside. It had the German "Steuerfrei" military tax stamp and also was stamped "Nur fur Wehrmacht". Sadly, I do not have the box anymore but you can still get all three of these cigars for your smoking pleasure. Price $25.00 for all 3.

 

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Item 6085 WW2 German soldier's cigarette lighter

        

An ever popular item. This aluminum body lighter has an engraved picture on it of a hunter's cabin. (must have been the sort of thing that a soldier would gaze at longingly while the Soviet artillery was falling on him) It is still completely functional and the metal cap is shiny enough that you can see my reflection it while I took the picture. Perfect for the personnel items display. Price $25.00

 

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Item 6071 WW2 German Water transport bag

       

Here is a fantastically rare item for those of you who are connoisseurs of rare field gear. This is the 20 liter carry bag for potable water. ( Note that I said "potable" not "Portable" but in this case both words apply). It has sound wooden handles and the canvas is in very nice condition. I cannot guarantee that it will still hold water after all these years but that's not why you'd be wanting to buy it anyway is it? (if so, then you'd be best to use canvas waterproofing on the inside) I bought this item in Normandy France some years ago and have recently upgraded it so it can leave my collection. It is not maker marked or dated that I can see. Price $155.00

 

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Item 6068 WW2 German set of 4 matching tent poles

     

Each German soldier was required to carry one of these poles. Four are needed to provide the center support of a zeltbahn tent. So I am selling a complete set of 4. No maker marks or dates but they are matching to each other and are 100% legit. $60.00 for the set.

 

 

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Item 6053 WW2 Stick grenade, Bulgarian dated 1940

        

This is the standard hand grenade used by Germany's axis partner, Bulgaria. The Germans used them as well. Thousands of these things were thrown at the Russians (boy, you sure can't do that sort of thing today) The head retains 80% of its original green color. The stick is in excellent condition and is well marked with the 5 1/2 second warning and a clear 1940 date. Overall a great item for the display of eastern front combat stuff. Price $175.00.

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