Jump to content


Past Contributor
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Martin2

  1. Thanks Bayern from memory you have helped me before so thank you martin
  2. Evening all i have a de-activated 1936 S/42 Luger. it has Mauser military proof marks but no eagle and swastika , was 1936 before the eagle and swastika stamping were introduced ? thank you martin
  3. Stunning model Steve many hours on the air brush there !! awesome detail , it just looks right 👍👍 martin
  4. Nice selection of pieces my friend look forward to seeing your collection grow best wishes martin2
  5. Now that would interesting Bayern i know little about these items ( including the proper name) but there seem to be no visual differences between this and any other Leuchtpistole . also , to me the engraving and white paint appear totally original to the period and of the right quality. i appreciate your time and research. if you need any more pictures please let me know best wishes martin
  6. Thank you Bayern , I stand corrected. any thoughts on the Ev.br 100 ?
  7. Evening gentlemen please see below my deactivated ayf 43 dated Kampfpistole can anyone please tell me what the white lettering stamped over the top of ayf means or relates to ? Best wishes Martin
  8. Evening gents please find attached pics of a K98 bayonet and scabbard I am thinking of purchasing. i think the bayonet is good but I'm not sure about the scabbard? there are no stampings at all on the scabbard , having said that , I have heard that not all do have markings ? ive also heard of Chinese replicated scabbards? i have not been able to post all pics on this one post but can post more on a separate post help appreciated as usual martin More pics
  9. And thanks for the pictures John, identical finish to my example
  10. Thanks John thought the paint looked a touch glossy thats why I wondered if it might be lacquered martin
  11. Dear all please have a look at the pictures of a steel wound badge I recently acquired . my question is : painted? re-painted? Lacquered? all opinions appreciated Martin
  12. Thanks for your help John much appreciated best wishes martin
  13. Following the help from Mr J Temple west regarding my infantry Assault badge , and his request to see more pictures of the pin , I have now solved my picture uploading problem. it related to an iOS 11 issue. anyway , I hope Mr West sees this . The pin has no " crook" at the top as most others seem to but it does have age and patina to match the piece , a period replacement ? Martin 2
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Hi Laurentius thank you so much for your help best wishes martin
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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 f
  20. 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 ?
  21. I really appreciate your experience and advice thank you very much martin
  22. 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
  • Create New...