Gulf91 wrote:I agree about the rocket pouch yoke,followed by the waist belt for the trials bergen.
There was an Army surplus warehouse in Middleton Co.cork that we all used to frequent back when the Irish DF used '90ptn PLCE as the owner used to get pallet loads of surplus in from the U.K.We all used to buy surplus pouches to supplement the issue kit and the odd bloke would buy a MK6 helmet and stick an irish helmet cover on as they were more comfortable to wear with peltors than our Israeli lid at the time.
Anyway I used to root through the boxes and would often find what i now know to be 85Ptn bergan belts and various pouches,but because the were not the same as the issue stuff and at the time i hadn't taken up collecting i never purchased.
Do I feel like a dumbass now.
Yep,I dread to think over the years what rare stuff Ive sold not knowing then what they were but with this expensive,addictive collecting lark every day is a school day.
Real problem for me is that Im limited(apart from various forums)to Ebay for buying most of my kit and due to the increased popularity of this gear and now more and more people looking for the limited amount of certain items that unless Im very lucky,I tend to most of the time always end up getting outbid and losing out(happened now 3 times on the trot in a short space of time,all the same guy that has ended up winning).Answer to that is of course up my max bids but I collect on a very tight budget and have my limits and have to stick to them,ok sometimes I do end up bidding more than I would(still end up losing)but some people/collectors have an unlimited budget and are prepared to pay pretty much whatever the price so yes,hate losing out but no sour grapes as unless the item was a one off,chances are,play the waiting game and the item/s will turn up,sometimes a lot cheaper than I had originally bid so all part of the fun and games I guess.
On the subject of resi cases,never gave them a second thought to be honest so will of course now be on the lookout and will have to when I get a chance have a rummage to see what I have in the hope that I have a rare beast amongst them,heehhh.