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    Great finds in your gear

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Tue May 01, 2012 3:31 am

    looking through my luxembourg desert shirt today and found a name tape and patch in the shirt pocket,got me thinking what other finds have any body else had in the gear or uniforms?

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue May 01, 2012 5:01 am

    That shirt doin't belong to one of the famous Schleck cycling brothers did it ? Wink

    I've found bits and bobs in pouches - a beta light, DPK kits and combopens for trianing purposes, spare respirator filters, a NATO map stencil, sniper tape, a couple oe DPM trop/boonie hats, contact gloves, flying gloves ........ loads of things - but mostly worthless !

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Philip on Tue May 01, 2012 5:36 am

    jimmyduncan23 wrote:what other finds have any body else had in the gear or uniforms?
    name tapes, patches, money and trash.


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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue May 01, 2012 7:32 am

    And most frequently earplugs - the scummiest and dirtiest you could imagine YUK ! Laughing

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by saltefanden on Tue May 01, 2012 10:36 am

    Eww, yes quite a few 'sooty' earplugs, coins, nametags, a pair of ballistics glasses, unit patches, plastic rank clips and once a perfect and edible Hersheys bar, though I suspect the latter was a deliberate gift from a friendly US seller.

    I myself often sneak in militaria trinkits into trades or sales, like matching patches or perverted Danish candy. A brand of liqourice is, may the Good Lord help us, called 'Spunk', and is sold in neat little boxes...

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue May 01, 2012 11:11 am

    "Spunk" ????? Shocked Your english is too good sometimes my friend ! Laughing

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    Post by Flecktarn92 on Tue May 01, 2012 1:23 pm

    The best thing I found was when I bought some Swiss Dress jackets in bulk. One had a perfectly unused leather belt in.

    Also I've found patches, ear plugs (unfortunately) and a bus ticket from 1945.

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by saltefanden on Tue May 01, 2012 1:33 pm

    Dear Dave, so sorry, but I kid you not!



    They come (excuse the pun) in salty liquorice and winegums! Shocked

    And well done on the bus ticket Fleck; that in it self should sell resonably well on eBay!


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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue May 01, 2012 2:38 pm

    Cigarette tax stamp from Belgium, a Petzl light filtre, British Army Air Corps beret badge, motivational patches, and a chewed up pen cap to name a few. It's kind of fun to do pocket checks on new pieces of kit. Laughing


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    Post by msgt norway on Tue May 01, 2012 2:54 pm

    i have found in us clothing:mre stuff like coffe,sugar,jam packs
    in british gear:live and blank ammo,camo face paint,chem lights
    in canadian clothing:patches,chewgum,pens
    in norwegian gear:ear pluggs tongue money

    cheers ken.

    but the best find was when i was 12 years old and gott a alice pack
    from a us marines,in the inside radiopouch of the alice pack cyclops porn mag!!!! Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post by fourtycoats on Tue May 01, 2012 3:54 pm

    Sweet papers, matches, field dressings, condoms, movement orders.

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed May 02, 2012 1:44 am

    I love the Danish sense of humor Wink

    Like most of you, what I usually find are candy wrappers, bits of trash, and the cursed ear plugs. Occasionally I find some uneaten food product (found a granola bar recently) that I don't dare eat. Grenade pin once, that was kinda cool. Broken earbud and bandages in some Polish body armor is my latest useless find. I haven't found good stuff since I bought out a part of a collection. The collector (like me) puts badges in pockets until they can be sewn on.

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Mk1rceme on Wed May 02, 2012 3:11 am

    The only thing I found in uniform pockets was an ID badge for Bagram air base. Needless to say I was very happy.

    I have found many different things in webbing and pouches. Even a faded old picture inside the liner of a MKII helmet.




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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by 59tankbat on Fri May 11, 2012 12:19 pm

    last month i bought a US BDU shirt at EBAY(usa) and there was a 20euro Bank-note inside a pocket!
    So i got a fully return of my money and the jacket for freee!! lol!

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    Post by panzerwerk on Fri May 11, 2012 3:03 pm

    I have found food,pins,rank,patches,Ammo and cash ! and other assorted items .

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by saltefanden on Wed May 16, 2012 2:47 pm

    Hi, I don't really know if this one qualifies, but I responded to a local add recently and bought this:







    A full Danish PLCE.

    And what I really got, as all pouches were bristling with goodies, was this:




    Mmmmmmh, extra bonuses...

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    Post by panzerwerk on Wed May 16, 2012 3:33 pm

    VERY VERY NICE !!!!!!!!!

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    Post by saltefanden on Wed May 16, 2012 4:00 pm

    Yeeaaah! cheers

    Thanks Mr. Hoeger! I couldn't believe it myself!

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by APreston on Wed May 16, 2012 5:00 pm

    Only thing of note I've ever found in my stuff was the name "Allbright" written in blue pen in the tag area of my Greek lizard set. Seller had no idea what it could've meant, my theory (admittedly a bit outlandish) was that the set had found it's way up to Yugo during the wars and ended up being some SFOR operator's bring-home.

    A friend of mine in the UK found a letter in the pocket of one of his NVA shirts, but the ink was too faded to read properly.

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by sh4pak on Wed May 16, 2012 6:02 pm

    Not exactly found *inside,* but I picked up a Carl Isken cap for $2.50, and found this lovely Edelweiss pinned to the side-- and someone had twisted a cloisonne ladybug onto that. Not a bad find, really:


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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by nkomo on Wed May 16, 2012 8:27 pm

    Over the years, I have found candy, candy wrappers, pistachio shells, East German Pfenigs, used handkerchiefs, cough drops, Soviet coins, a letter and envelope in a Soviet Airborne jacket, ear plugs, sand, bloody cotton balls, bloody band-aids, crucifixes, knives, etc.

    Some of the cooler finds have been in US items. One time, I bought several 160th SOAR tan two piece fliers suits. When I got home, I was going through the pockets and found a little blue pill. Did a little research and found out that it was a sleeping pill called Ambien.

    Another time, I found a Phoenix Jr. infrared beacon in the pocket of a US chest rig I bought.

    Probably the best item I have ever found was in the back pocket of a Tactical Tailor chest rig I bought a few years back. In the pocket was a length of 550 cord (paracord)fashioned into a noose AND a wanted list of known local Al-Qaeda terrorists operating in a specefic area. Taped to the back of the wanted list was a sectioned off map of a village in Afghanistan or Iraq.


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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Martin on Thu May 17, 2012 10:08 am

    1. A watch.

    2. A live 5.56 round - came airmail in a smock from the UK, shows how good customs are.

    3. A USB stick with flight paths and missions over Afghanistan.

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by saltefanden on Thu May 17, 2012 12:58 pm

    Martin! Really?

    Live rounds via airmail AND hard military intel?!?

    Shocking!


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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by Martin on Thu May 17, 2012 1:48 pm

    Yep.

    On another note, I think there is already a thread about this topic somewhere here.

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    Re: Great finds in your gear

    Post by loski on Thu May 17, 2012 2:25 pm

    I recently bought a black deployment bag from a local surplus shop and found a pair of black lace ladies knickers in the end pocket.

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