Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club

Martin2

Bronze Membership
  • Content Count

    67
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Martin2

  • Rank
    Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Norfolk uk
  • Interests
    Main interest German Heer WW2
    But most Ww2 militaria is of interest to me

Recent Profile Visitors

916 profile views
  1. Martin2

    M1 opinions required

    Just read your reply regarding the M1 again Steve , I’d missed the the bit about the dent coming out easy like my loose pin easy fix scenario , just off to my little workshop now ,,,,,, not
  2. Hello again mr West ive been trying to upload pictures of the pin now that I have the award but for some reason I’m not having any luck so far . however , I can tell you that the pin is straight rather than having a slight crook before the long straight if that makes sense. so I presume it to be a replacement. the pin does look to me to be of the same period as the badge , perhaps damaged in service and then later repaired ? i will still try to send a picture many thanks martin2
  3. Hi Laurentius thank you so much for your help best wishes martin
  4. Hi Stuka ive read the link wow , now that was a result , might try to find up the episode to watch. i guess that over the years I’ve also had some wonderful and valuable finds , not Militaria related. when I first started work , I was just levelling the base of some foundations and a million to one chance found a beautiful pair of knapped flint axe heads. and as a metal detectorist , I have found many beautiful coins and artefacts so I guess I shouldn’t grumble
  5. Morning Mr Temple-West thank you again for your help. i haven’t received the badge yet and I’m away for the week but will post some pictures of the pin when I return. i guess a replaced pin is not the end of the world on such a nice piece ? best wishes Martin
  6. Well that got your attention did it not ! ok , no I haven’t just found a nice SS DD M35 in a skip , but I have seen posts of people saying that they would rather get their collectibles from skips than pay the silly money required to buy these items . now i’m A builder and deal with skips on a regular basis but , as yet I’ve not picked out a nice German helmet of any type. i own three nice German helmets , which yes I have payed silly money for . collecting German helmets is a rich mans Hobby and I’m not a rich man so I will stop at three. I fear that if I had waited for these items to turn up in a skip , I may have gone to my grave disappointed . i don’t doubt for a minute that people have made such finds and the reason for this post is that I think it would be interesting to hear what people have found !. especially guys like spasm who have the skills to transform a rusty old lid into a battle fresh piece with 75 years of patina. cheers all
  7. Dear all i recently posted an infantry assault badge that I had bought thanks to J Temple west , I learned it was a fake . i got a full refund from the dealer and have now bought this one described as BH Mayer/schickle weather that means one or the other i’m Not sure . Also described as tombak any thoughts or opinions appreciated. i presume it is an early war of reasonable quality ? best wishes martin p.s did these “stamped” badges not have maker marks ?
  8. I really appreciate your experience and advice thank you very much martin
  9. Martin2

    Show us your M-1 Helmets!

    Hello Duarte 1223 you obviously know your American helmets. ive had a post on for a while now asking for advice on my single M1 helmet , please could you have a look and see what you think of it ? the posting is just above yours (Martin 2) thank you martin
  10. Evening all please see below two pics of an infantry assault badge that I bought today total novice to these and trusted the dealers word it is marked L/50 I think do you think it’s good ? Any info on the maker , can’t find it in the little red book , please advise best wishes martin
  11. Evening Gents please see below pics of an M1 that I purchased in the week. my first American helmet front seam , swivel bails. in your expert opinions , is it WW2 ? and do you think the leather chinstrap is original? also the batch number is 900 F do any of you know the year of manufacture plus the manufacturer? also does the shell finish look like the correct cork finish ? thank you martin
  12. Martin2

    Show us your M-1 Helmets!

    Evening gents please have a look at the pics of my first American helmet. it appears to be Ww2 ? the batch number is 900 F ive tried to find a website that I can date it from plus the manufacturer but I’ve had no luck . can anyone help me out with this please. also do you think the leather chin strap is original , there are no stamps on the inside of the rivets or inside the chin strap clip. many thanks Martin
  13. Hi Fritz what was the outcome with your dagger ? martin
×