My 70s-80s UK airsoft gear

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    Thibir
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    My 70s-80s UK airsoft gear

    Post by Thibir on Fri May 22, 2015 1:38 pm

    Here are some pictures of mine UK gear for airsoft and collection purpose. Any suggestions are welcome.

    NI Royal Green Jackets circa 1975:

    Mk. IV helmet with riot shield
    Scrim scarf (modern issue)
    NI gloves (repro)
    Rifle green beret (current)
    Pattern 68 combat smock
    M69 US made flak vest
    Airsoft L1A1 with nylon sling
    First model of respirator case
    Pattern 58 webbing consisting of belt, R+L ammo pouch, water bottle pouch (first model with twist fastener), butt-stock pouch (I know these were not really issued I got it as an interesting piece of kit)
    Pattern 68 combat trousers (modified: removed lining and stitched that-thing-made-on-legs-by-ironing-I-can´t-remember-right-word-in-English)
    Dr. Martens boots (not era appropriate, I should switch them for vintage model or NI patrol boots)
    I am missing wooden truncheon and first pattern of steel riot shield.



    Early 80s Paras:
    same as above except

    Maroon beret
    Para smock
    Pattern 58 webbing consisting of belt, yoke, L+R ammo pouches, pattern 44 water bottle pouch with US canteen, 4x water bottle pouches sewn together instead of kidney pouches and US compass/first aid pouch on yoke
    I am still missing para helmet and DMR boots. I forgot to include puttees in the picture.



    Falklands/late 80s (?):

    same as above except
    Jungle hat
    Arctic Smock windproof
    CEFO pattern 58 webbing including entrenching tool.
    I am missing Mk. V helmet as I am too cheap to pay 30€ shipping for 15€ helmet...




    I am the proudest about the spade and riot helmet as I think that I might be only one in Slovakia to have those items.

    mylle
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    Re: My 70s-80s UK airsoft gear

    Post by mylle on Fri May 22, 2015 2:45 pm

    Hey, well that are some cool detailed sets!The para set looks especially nice.

    Gulf91
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    Re: My 70s-80s UK airsoft gear

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri May 22, 2015 3:17 pm

    Superb,and like the riot helmet.

    Have a 60s Steel Para Helmet for sale on here and also have a spare Kevlar Para Helmet as well but like you say regarding the MKV,the shipping would probably be the killer,something Im afraid most of us dislike,me included especially when there are great bargains to be had from other countries but the postage costs are so dammn expensive.

    Thibir
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    Re: My 70s-80s UK airsoft gear

    Post by Thibir on Sun May 24, 2015 9:49 am

    Thanks.


    I have already seen your offer for steel para helmet but right now the Denison smock has higher priority. It depends how will other buyers bid :-)

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    Re: My 70s-80s UK airsoft gear

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 24, 2015 9:58 am

    No probs and the best of luck with the bidding Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    Hope it goes to a genuine collector for a change and not the usual character who bids on most if not all Denisons,wins them,then lists them for sale the day they arrive with a £100 added to the winning price.

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