FOR SALE – Equipment

This military equipment is surplus to my needs.

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Commando 1944 Vickers K webbing
Commando 1944 Vickers K webbing

Commando K-Gunnner in Normandy, June 1944.  Note that he is wearing this pattern of webbing. (Photo credit: Jean Bouchery)
Commando K-Gunnner in Normandy, June 1944. Note that he is wearing this pattern of webbing. (Photo credit: Jean Bouchery)

Two Vickers G.O. guns (aka Vickers K Guns) at Canadian War Museum 2007 These are configured for aircraft use. (Colin Stevens photo)
Two Vickers G.O. guns (aka Vickers K Guns) at Canadian War Museum 2007 These are configured for aircraft use. (Colin Stevens photo)
Commando 1944 webbing harness set for carrying Vickers G.O. (Vickers "K") drum magazines. New old stock. Very rare. British Commando troops were issued Vickers G.O. machine guns for the D-Day invasion. They were lightweight and fast firing. These are NOT for the Lewis Gun as that weapon was obsolescent by 1944. $200
1942 British Airborne Sleeping Bag named Pte ROSS Signaller 3 Para Bde HQ MIA 1944-06-06
1942 British Airborne Sleeping Bag named Pte ROSS Signaller 3 Para Bde HQ MIA 1944-06-06

WWII British AIRBORNE sleeping bag. Camouflaged (same as Denison smock), Big "wings" so that a combat dressed paratrooper or secret agent could wrap themselves in it to stay warm on a long cold flight in a bomber on the way to the drop zone. Toggle fasteners. NAMED Issue to three soldiers. The first one ROSS (with initials and service number) was a Signaller with Brigadier James Hill's 3rd Parachute Brigade and he went missing in action on the D-Day June 6 1944 drop into Normandy and he was never found. 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion was also in 3 Para Bde. Excellent condition. Hard to find and this one is named to a D-Day paratrooper fatality. $1,000.00
022RELIC of the Battle of Arnhem, Operation Market Garden ("A Bridge Too Far." RARE WWII Helmet Steel Airborne Troops (HSAT). This one was found at Arnhem. It appears to have been sitting for a long time right side up. The heat and cold expansion appear to be the cause of the multiple splits (they are not metal shear cuts as first appears). The steel was stamped out but the rim did not have a metal fold-over or extra edging, so it was under tension all the time. The four holes for mounting the leather chins straps are visible. NO line and NO exterior rubber band remain. $400
British body armour as found at Oosterbeek years ago.
British body armour as found at Oosterbeek years ago.

Very rare British WWII body armour plates, worn by British Airborne. Relic of Battle of Arnhem "Operation Market Garden" (A Bridge Too Far" - VERY RARE British armour for Glider pilots etc. This set was found on the bank of the river where the airborne troops evacuated at the end of the battle. Two large pieces - front and back. $250
Parachute buckle WWII RAF RCAF Op Varsity dug
Parachute buckle WWII RAF RCAF Op Varsity dug

WWII British Parachute buckle. Relic of Operation Varsity, the parachute and waterborne invasion of Germany in March 1945. This was dug up in Germany near the drop zones. Analysis shows that it is not a paratrooper's buckle (as there is one fixed loop) but rather one for aircrew. As there is damage (bending) as well as corrosion, I think it is likely that this was for a crew-member of one of the RAF or RCAF transport aircraft that was shot down. These heroic crews stayed with their burning aircraft so that the paratroopers could try to get out. The relic hunter who found it would not reveal the exact location. My catalogue number CMS1859 $90
P37 water bottle carrier blackened for rifle regiment use
P37 water bottle carrier blackened for rifle regiment use

Pattern 1937 water bottle carrier. Blackened for a rifle regiment use e.g. Queen's Own Rifles. WWII. $10
USN goggles M-1944
USN goggles M-1944

GOGGLES, FLYING, U.S. NAVY USN U.S.N. - WWII M-1944 Made by Polaroid Corporation. New Old Stock. Paper envelope with tinted lenses - I have not tried to remove them. In original green box but box is in poor condition. War souvenir of U.S. Naval Aviator Commander Morse who served on the U.S.S. Wasp CV-18 $100
P1951 Canadian L straps NOS set B
P1951 Canadian L straps NOS set B
Pattern 1951 Canadian "L-straps" for Small pack. NEW OLD STOCK! Pair - left and right (My set B) $35
P1951 Canadian L straps USED set D
P1951 Canadian L straps USED set D
Pattern 1951 Canadian "L-straps. USED. NO buckles for attaching to straps ontop of pack. (My set D) $25
P1951 Canadian L strap RIGHT Blancoed P1951 Canadian L strap RIGHT Blancoed[/captionPattern 1951 Canadian RIGHT ONLY. Used. Blancoed green. No buckle for short strap on small pack. $10
P1964 Canadian equipment strap
P1964 Canadian equipment strap
Pattern 1964 Canadian sleeping bag or poncho strap (one only). used. $2
Goggles Candian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s
Goggles Canadian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s (1)


Goggles Candian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s
Goggles Canadian jeep driver circa 1970s-1980s
Goggles, Canadian Armed Forces. marker's mark "OV on upside down shield logo $30
WWII (U.S. Army bag for carrying rockets for the Bazooka. Shoulder strap. Marked " U.S." and inside top flap "VICTORY CANVAS CO 1944. Internal dividers removed of partially detached. For 3 rockets. The two snaps on the top flap are starting to tear free. $30
Housewife Canadian 1939 (1) open showing 1939 date EMPTY.
Housewife Canadian 1939 (1) open showing 1939 date EMPTY.

"Housewife" sewing kit, WWII Canadian Army. Marked "S.S. HOLDEN LTD. OTTAWA & HULL 1939" and "C/|\" --- EMPTY $10
British gas mask bag , light MK. II. Correct for D-Day and following battles. nm marked "M.H. & CO. / 1943 / LIGHT II / /|\ " ---- EMPTY [1 of 2 available.] $10
British gas mask bag , light MK. II. Correct for D-Day and following battles. nm marked "M.H. & CO. / 1943 / LIGHT II / /|\ " ---- EMPTY [2 of 2 available] $10
Shaving brush. typical of what a soldier would have. Marked on end "Gillette MADE IN ENGLAND" $5
Bren vest 1944 Medium (1) front
Bren vest 1944 Medium (1) front


Lightweight web harness for carrying Bren Gun magazines . Chocolate brown canvas. Same material as used for D-Day invasion but these are for mountain troops. Marked "M. & Co. / 1944 / /|\ / MEDIUM and an H and a/|\ over 50 . Harness also takes the spike bayonet . Excellent unused condition. My # CMS1871 $300
Bren Vest 1945 adjustable (1) front
Bren Vest 1945 adjustable (1) front

Lightweight web harness for carrying Bren Gun magazines . Chocolate brown canvas. Same material as used for D-Day invasion but these are for mountain troops. Marked "H&S /|\ 1945 / JA C6047 and /|\ over 10 . Harness also takes the spike bayonet high on left side and entrenching tool at rear. Excellent unused condition. This version is adjustable size. My # CMS 1872 $300
British paratroop knee pads 1942  - Front
British paratroop knee pads 1942 - Front

British 1942 Paratrooper knee pads, new old stock. Matched pair, made by B.H.G. Ld. 1942 /|\ $40
Drum, Seaforth Highlanders - Scotland Souvenir painting not service. Drumsticks laying on top.
Drum, Seaforth Highlanders - Scotland Souvenir painting not service. Drumsticks laying on top.

Snare Drum, Army circa 1940s. Painted for SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (Imperial, not Canadian) Excellent condition. Leather sliders on ropes to provide the right tension. Complete with mint drum sticks. Appears to be a real military snare drum with crest and Battle Honours added for souvenir market as the painting is not of the top quality. $