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by mauser98
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzerschreck rockets
Replies: 2
Views: 4858

Re: Panzerschreck rockets

Eberhard, There is a guy in the States that is in the process of making them. Not quite ready for putting them on his site, but I spoke to him last month and he will hopefully have them available by Spring/Summer 2016. Contact him @: Krautgear- www.krautgear.com Email:mroth@krautgear.com Hope this h...
by mauser98
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Kar98 Manufacturer
Replies: 2
Views: 4341

Re: Kar98 Manufacturer

I have to agree with Saddler. pre and early war rifles were the best quality. After 1941 they started to cut corners in manufacturing to save time and money but quality was still quite good. By late 43 into 1944 more time saving proceedures were initiated. This included stamped bands and triggerguar...
by mauser98
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Questions, Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repro Panzerschreck
Replies: 3
Views: 6238

Re: Repro Panzerschreck

Thanks very much, I'll keep an eye out for it.

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by mauser98
Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions, Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repro Panzerschreck
Replies: 3
Views: 6238

Repro Panzerschreck

Hi Guys,
Looking to purchase a good replica Panzerschreck for an Armor Musuem I volunteer at here in the USA. Does the guy in Poland still make them?
I would appreciate your expert advice on tracking down a quality reproduction.

Thanks,
Jim
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by mauser98
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: what would be the side arm of a mg34 /42 gunner
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

Re: what would be the side arm of a mg34 /42 gunner

I know a Hermann Goring vet who was an MG42 gunner & fought on the Ostfront and both he and his Asst.gunner carried the P-38

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by mauser98
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: I want a better pair of Luftwaffe gaiters, any suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: I want a better pair of Luftwaffe gaiters, any suggestio

At the Front just started to offer repro Luftwaffe Breadbags that look great. Finally a correct color for Luftwaffe gear. I would hope that they are going to possibly make rucksacks and gamaschen. I've been using originals for years and none of the current repros come close. Hopefully ATF will make ...
by mauser98
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: German shovel?
Replies: 23
Views: 7845

Re: German shovel?

The bent over ears on the reverse side are riveted on German WW1 shovels. The British '37 ones appear to not be riveted. WW2 made German shovels do not appear to have "ears". The German utilized many shovels for all conquered armies, so we need to examine all photos carefully. Many reenactors use th...
by mauser98
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Luftwaffe Breadbags?
Replies: 17
Views: 5246

Re: Luftwaffe Breadbags?

I hope ATF goes forward with the Luftwaffe gear. All the Luftwaffe repros out there are so blue it hurts my eyes! It would be nice if they examined a real piece to realize the color is grey blue not the bright blue that tend to make. I have numerous original Luftwaffe pieces of field gear and althou...
by mauser98
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Kampf um Clervaux: Unternehmen Herbstnebel
Replies: 21
Views: 23404

Re: Kampf um Clervaux: Unternehmen Herbstnebel

Although I am echoing the previous replies, I think that you did a absolutely fantastic job! Well Done Kameraden!

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USA
by mauser98
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Spearhead Uniforms
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Spearhead Uniforms

A friend of mine is looking into purchasing a Spearhead WW1 U.S. wool uniform. For those of you who own a Spearhead uniform, I would appreciate some honest answers to a few questions. Is his sizing accurate? Most Chinese vendors run small (like HIKI), so does he need to order a size larger then he n...
by mauser98
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Helmets and Helmet Restoration
Topic: dull luftwaffe paint for helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 6629

Re: dull luftwaffe paint for helmets

Pyotr, I've used 1944 Militaria paint for many of my repainted helmets. Since we are unable to get the paints from Europe shipped to the US, the 1994 Militaria version of Luftwaffe paint has been pretty good. Most of his paint has a bit of a shine. I prefer my repaints to look like they've spent som...
by mauser98
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe, HG, Flak, FD
Topic: My Field Division Pionier Impression
Replies: 12
Views: 7838

Re: My Field Division Pionier Impression

Your impression looks very good. I personally like the brown leather gear. I wear that in my impression. In 1942 there was a a big deal going on with collar tabs. Some transferred troops maintained their original branch collar tabs while others received the totally confusing versions that were Jager...
by mauser98
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe, HG, Flak, FD
Topic: Luftwafe backpacks?
Replies: 2
Views: 2894

Re: Luftwafe backpacks?

Rucksacks worn by the Luftwaffe were pretty much identical to the Heer version. However, they were constructed from Blue-Grey cloth instead of Olive. Earlier versions had shoulder straps and were brown. In 1941-2 they made ones with blue-grey webbing straps (possibly for Afrika?). Most after that ha...
by mauser98
Wed May 22, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Luftwaffe, HG, Flak, FD
Topic: LW Splinter jacke
Replies: 12
Views: 7381

Re: LW Splinter jacke

The best choice as far as my opinion is concerned is the one made by Panther. My FD unit ended up utilizing At the Front FD camo jackets a number of years back before the Panther one was available. I really like the color of the Panther jacket (I've owned a few originals over the years) and the work...
by mauser98
Wed May 22, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Questions, Tips and Tricks
Topic: 1944 Militaria M40/M42 feldgrau helmet paint.
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Re: 1944 Militaria M40/M42 feldgrau helmet paint.

I've painted a dozen or more helmets using 1944's paint. Never had an issue. Make sure your surface is clean and degreased. I normally spray 3-5 coats on it and after a few days of drying, bang and nick it up a bit (so it doesn't look like it came off the parade ground). I then rub it down with lamp...

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