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    Here is a super wartime pilotka for your consideration.  It's been a while since we have gotten our hands on one, but this one is sure to please.   Pulled from a Munich flea market, this cap is in excellent condition...  I would say unissued really.  Only a few rust spots on the exterior detract from being perfect. The clean liner is maker marked and dated 41, and the sweatband is fully intact.  Better still, a desirable, large size.  It is completed with a really nice enameled star.  A top notch specimen.
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    Offered for your consideration is this very rare piece of Soviet ordinance.  These were incendiary munitions for the Soviet 125mm glass ball thrower or the  "Ampulomet". An obscure and primitive launcher that hurled these balls by means of a 12 guage shotgun shell. These come expertly deactivated and rendered inert. All retain the the raised ring around the fill hole.  More often than not, this is shattered away by less careful deactivation.  I have a few pieces that area as complete as has ever been offered to my knowledge.  With each of these, you get the glass ball, the original glass plug, and two pieces of the original transport dunnage.  These consist of a black rubber disk and a smaller, grey rubber gasket.  The black disks are rather stiff, and I will warn you... they smell absolutely terrible.  However, they have the "OTK" inspection stamp and a 1938 date in red ink.  The grey gaskets are soft an pliable and made of what seems to be the soft rubber that Soviet gas masks of the period are made from.  The glass stopper will show some chips around the top edge from where they were separated from the ball.  
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    A spledid 1943 made, Ssh-40 helmet from LMZ.   This helmet remains in the original wartime, factory configuration.  It is a very interesting example, and I would dated it to the early part of 1943.  It has the classic "white" chinstrap that most LMZ made Ssh-40 have, but it retains the brighter green as was applied to the prior Ssh-39 production, and not the more olive color that later, wartime Ssh-40 began receiving about this time.  The shell is size 2, and undamaged. It retains about 90% of the paint in great color.    The interior contains all three liner pads, intact, with only minor damage.  The drawstring is original.  The chinstrap is the correct natural white web, with no metal tip, as is standard for post 1942 made helmets.  Mark with the typical LMZ size and date stamp as would be expected.
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    A nice 1943 made, Ssh-40 helmet from LMZ.   This helmet remains in the original wartime, factory configuration.  It is a very interesting example, and I would dated it to the early part of 1943.  It has the classic "white" chinstrap that most LMZ made Ssh-40 have, but it retains the brighter green as was applied to the prior Ssh-39 production, and not the more olive color that later, wartime Ssh-40 began receiving about this time.  The shell is undamaged and retains about 90% of the paint.  The concentric arcs on the front right (when worn) are tooling marks. These are not uncommon on these helmets. Particularly on size 1 shells, which this happens to be.  The interior contains all three liner pads, intact, with only minor damage.  The drawstring is original.  The chinstrap is the correct natural white web, with no metal tip, as is standard for post 1942 made helmets.  Mark with the typical LMZ size and date stamp as would be expected.  This helmet is also marked  (МПВО) for local air defense.
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    Offered is this classic LMZ made Ssh-39 helmet in the final, 1941 production configuration.  This helmet is a massive 3A shell with a large, 62cm liner installed.  The exterior is free of major damage and is finished in a period, brush applied, over paint.  A rather thin over paint as the original factory color is peeking out in several places.  All paint considered, it is 95% or better.  The liner is complete with only a minor paint spill,  typical soiling and wear,  with original drawstring.  The chinstrap is original to the helmet and complete with the proper LMZ 41 production, metal termination on the long side.  There is some over paint color over the factory stamp, but enough is visible to make out all the important details.  A fine looking combat helmet for your consideration, in a rather large size.
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    Offered is a nice set of officer's tabs for the medical branch. The tabs are full bullion except for the blue centers. The tabs are tunic removed, but the condition is excellent. There is some minor corner tip fraying to the front, bottom most tip (when worn)... otherwise very nice.
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    This is an interesting Heer EM buckle. To be honest, we are not sure if this buckle was polished after initial paint loss... or if it started life at the factory as nickled parade buckle, but was then finished in field grey to make it a combat type. Regardless, it is a solid steel, mid-war buckle with good detail remaining. It is marked HA42 on the reverse. The reverse contains much of the original grey paint, but the face is mostly void of paint completely. Instead, there is a high level of polish for a bright finish. There is no leather tab, but given the date, it might never have had one to begin with.
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    Offered is this nice pair of studio postcard portraits of the same Heer soldier. This is a nice study as it shows the same man in both the soft cap and steel helmet. There is some minor creasing to one photo and incidental scuffing to the matte finish, but the condition is still very good on both portraits. Both are contained in the original card keeper. The keeper has provisions to secure one photo, the other is just loose inside. A nice pair
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    This is a standard G.I. first aid pouch with the issue contents. Marked “Independent Awning” and dated 1943, this example appears used with faded markings. Included is an unopened Carlisle bandage in the prewar red color. There is an imperfection in the webbing under the pop stud, but seems to be a minor web defect and not the retaining washer cutting through from the inside.
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    This natural leather magazine pouch is for the German G43/K43 rifle. It is typical of the examples from the horde found a few years back in the Ukraine. This one is marked “ros44”. The leather is in excellent condition generally. One of the lid sides does exhibit some dryness and discoloration, but it is not rotten and is holding strong. The pouch is exceptionally clean other than some minor rust to the rivets here an there. This example also lacks the sloppy over paint found on the metal hardware of items such as this from former Soviet military
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    This Luftwaffe helmet started life as Siemens LKp W100 winter flight helmet. It has been period converted to either a flight helmet for a crewman on a larger aircraft or some sort of driver’s helmet. This was accomplished by the removal of all the avionics. The resulting holes were covered with leather and fleece patches over the ears and a small leather patch in the back. An interesting re-purposed flight helmet.
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    This natural, pebbled texture leather magazine pouch is for the German G43/K43 rifle. It is typical of the examples from the horde found a few years back in the Ukraine. This one is marked “ros44”. The pebbled leather is in excellent condition generally. The pouch is exceptionally clean other than some minor rust to the rivets here an there and some minor discoloration spots on one of the pouch bodies. This example also lacks the sloppy over paint found on the metal hardware of items such as this from former Soviet military.
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    SA Medical Pouch in used condition. This pouch is generally in sound condition with regards to the leather. However, it looks as if someone modified it slightly to carry something that protruded out of the pouch as a small triangular notch has been cut out of both the body and lid of the pouch. Other than that, it is solid and well marked for SA property and unit.
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    Offered is this interesting medical service armband that came in a recent lot of DRK items. The body is double layer of white cotton canvas, with a separately applied red cross. This band has a buckle strap instead of being sewn as a continuous loop or left open to sew or pin on. The medal buckle is typical German, and of the same type often seen on German trousers of the period. Very nice.
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    This natural, pebbled textured ersatz magazine pouch is for the German G43/K43 rifle. It is typical of the examples from the horde found a few years back in the Ukraine. This one is unmarked The ersatz leather is in excellent condition generally. The pouch is exceptionally clean other than some minor rust to the rivets. This example also lacks the sloppy over paint found on the metal hardware of items such as this from former Soviet military. One of the leather lid sides does exhibit some damage as shown in the photo.
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    Here is that elusive wartime Soviet canteen you have been looking for. This one is a great example with a decent amount of green paint remaining on the aluminum bottle, and the bottle is largely dent free. The cap seal and retainer chain are both intact. The maker mark is somewhat week, but based on my own experience, this bottle was dated 1941. Included is a good, wartime canteen cover.