NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY 

NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT 

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UPDATED- 11/18/2014

 

NEWER ITEMS ARE POSTED FIRST  - SCROLL DOWN FOR THE OLDER ITEMS 

 

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CAPTURED XIANGQI GAME 

THIS WAS CAPTURED IN A BUNKER DURING THE 1970 INVASION OF CAMBODIA THE GAME IS A TYPE OF CHINESE CHESS. PLAYED IN SOUTH EAST ASIA . THE VETERAN WAS WITH THE 2ND BN,7TH CAV. THANK YOU BOB .

I WAS CONTACTED BY AN EXPERT AT THIS GAME WHO TRAVELS THE WORLD PLAYING IT IN COMPETITION  . THE GAME WAS DEVELOPED AS A GAME OF STRATEGY AND TACTICS  ON WAR FARE. THIS WAS ALSO USED IN THE CHIEU HOI PROGRAM SEE PSYWARRIOR.COM  ON DETAILS OF THE GIFTS OF THIS ITEM 

I HAVE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE GAMES THAT WAS CAPTURED BY A MAC V SOG VET THAT WAS IN  A GROUP OF ITEMS IN THE NVA VC SECTION ., IT WAS CARRIED IN A SOCK . BEFORE THIS ITEM I WAS NOT SURE WHAT THE GAME WAS 

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CAPTURED FIRST AID KIT 

CAPTURED BY SGT. THOMAS MARICH , 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP ,BEN HET VIETNAM . MR MARICH DOCUMENTED THE ITEM WITH PICTURES OF HIS ID CARDS AND HIS JUNGLE JACKET . IT CONTAINS ALL THE ORIGINAL MEDS AND SOME PICTURES AND SOME STAMPS . THIS HAS REMAINED EXACTLY AS CAPTURED 

THIS TYPE OF MEDICAL KIT WAS WHAT THE NVA WERE ISSUED , THEY ARE SELDOM SEEN AND A LOT OF COLLECTORS DO NOT KNOW THAT THEY ARE ORIGINAL WAR TIME ITEMS ,

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A VERY UNIQUE VIET CONG CAPTURED HELMET 

THIS IS THE ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN LIKE THIS , SALTY AND VIETNAMESE MADE , HAS ORIGINAL CAPTURE PAPERS DD603. THE CORK HELMET IS CLOTH COVERED AND PAINTED GREEN, PIN HAS BEEN ON HELMET A LONG TIME . TYPICAL LEATHER CHIN STRAP WITH ALUMINUM BUCKLES . LOOKS TO BE A COPY OF A US WW2 JUNGLE PITH HELMET . 

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ANOTHER VARIATION OF THE WHITE WAR TIME PLASTIC CANTEEN , THIS ONE DOES NOT HAVE THE STAR EMBOSSED ON THE CANTEEN .NORTH VIETNAMESE MADE 

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A REAL HARD CANTEEN TO FIND , BAKELITE TOP WITH GREEN BODY WITH EMBOSSED STAR AND HARNESS . NORTH VIETNAMESE MADE  

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THIS CANTEEN IS ALL PLASTIC , WITH PLASTIC CAP. THIS IS ANOTHER VARIATION OF PLASTIC CANTEEN , MUCH SMALLER THAN THE ONE THAT IS CHINESE ORIGIN  THIS ONE IS NORTH VIETNAMESE MADE .

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ANOTHER VARIATION OF CHI COM CANTEEN , THIS ONE IS PEAR SHAPED AND SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN THE ISSUE NVA CHI COM CANTEEN 

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NOT SURE WHO MADE THIS ONE , CHINESE ARE VIETNAMESE MADE , NOT SURE , ITS ORIGINAL WAR TIME CANTEEN, JUST ANOTHER VARIATION USED IN THE WAR 

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VIETNAMESE MADE HORN , ALL BRASS CONSTRUCTION WITH BAKELITE MOUTH PIECE . THESE WERE USED THE SAME AS THE BUGLES TO SIGNAL AN ATTACK  I HAVE ONLY SEEN TWO OF THESE IN ALL THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING .

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ONE OF THE RAREST NVA ITEMS , THIS IS AN ORIGINAL NORTH VIETNAMESE MILITARY ISSUE RAIN COAT . TAKE A LOOK THESE ARE REAL HARD TO COME BY . THIS ONE IS IN REAL NICE CONDITION . 

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ORIGINAL NVA ISSUED SNEAKERS , AS CAPTURED , NOTICE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAMMO USED ON ONE SHOE AND THE ODD CLOTH USED ON THE OTHER , IT ALMOST LOOKS AS THEY WERE MADE WITH THIS MATERIAL OR REPAIRED ,. THE TREAD DESIGN IS THE CORRECT  TYPE WITH ONE PIEICE FRONT FOR WAR TIME SHOES MADE BY THE NORTH VIETNAMESE  VERY COOL PIECE 

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UNUSUAL CAPTURED POUCH, NOT SURE OF ITS USE , LOOKS TO BE HAMLET MADE , I HAVE ENCOUNTERED A FEW OF THESE OVER THE YEARS , IT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE TO BE INSERTED INTO A LARGER POUCH .

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THESE TWO ITEMS WERE CAPTURED TOGETHER , THE SMALL ONE IS EMPTY AND THE OTHER CONTAINS A MORTAR SITE , THE SMALL BOX IS DATED 1960 AND THE MORTAR SITE BOX HAS ONLY A 44 MARKED ON THE TOP , BOTH SHOW HEAVY FIELD USE , THE SITE IS STILL WORKING . I HAVE ANOTHER ONE OF THE LARGE BOXES THAT WAS PICKED UP IN THE AFTER MATH OF TET 68

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A VERY NICELY AND DECORATED WATER BUFFALO HORN, HAS THE REED AND MOUTH PIECE , VET BRING BACK , THESE WERE USED TO SIGNAL FOR ALL KINDS OF REASONS . 

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I HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF THESE IN CAPTURED VC- NVA BUNKERS , THEY ARE FRENCH RATION CANS , MODIFIED FOR DRINKING OR ?? THESE ARE RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND , THEY ARE FROM THE FIRST INDOCHINA WAR OR RIGHT AFTER . 

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THESE WERE ALL OVER VIETNAM DURING THE WAR , I CALL IT A RICE COOKER , LOOKS TO BE MADE OUT OF AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM FROM DOWNED AIR CRAFT . THERE ARE SOME MAKINGS ON THE SIDE , VERY HARD TO MAKE OUT BUT HAS THE SAME LOGO WITH THE DOVE AS THE PORCELAIN CUPS  AND PLATES CARRIED BY THE NVA AND VC , LOOKS TO BE FACTORY MADE 

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THIS IS A WELL MADE PIECE, NOT SURE WHAT ITS FOR BUT LOOKS AGAIN TO BE MAKE OUT OF AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM, IT HAS MAKER MARKS ON THE BOTTOM . LOOKS TO BE MACHINE SPUN . COULD HAVE CARRIED ANYTHING LIQUID, TOP FITS LIQUID TIGHT 

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ANOTHER RARE ITEM OF ISSUE NVA CLOTHING , THIS IS AN ORIGINAL NVA SWEATER . ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER FOUND . I HAVE KNOWN OF THEM FROM OTHER COLLECTORS BUT NEVER FOUND ONE UNTIL THIS COLLECTION CAME UP 

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TWO ITEMS THAT FROM THE COLLECTION THAT I FOUND VERY INTERESTING , ONE IS A TUNNEL LAMP MADE OUT OF AIR CRAFT ALUMINUM , BRASS NECK TO HOLD THE WICK , LOOKS TO BE FROM A BRASS SHELL CASING . CAP FITS LIQUID TIGHT , LOOKS TO BE FACTORY TURNED , NO MARKINGS 

THE KNIFE IS HAND MADE FROM AIR CRAFT ALUMINUM , BLADE IS STEEL NAMED KUN ANN

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PAIR OF SAPPER OR VC SHORTS , VILLAGE MADE WITH US PARACHUTE CORD FOR STRINGS 

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PAIR OF BLUE VC MAIN FORCE UNIFORM PANTS , LOOK LOCAL TAYLOR MADE , CORRECT MILITARY TYPE CONSTRUCTION WITH LOOP AT BOTTOM OF PANTS WITH BUTTON . 

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CAPTURED BELT RIG WITH CANTEEN AND VERY UNUSUAL VINYL COATED CLOTH POUCH , DOES NOT SEEM A STANDARD MEDICAL POUCH THAT WAS MADE OUT OF THE SAME MATERIAL , COULD BE JUST A LARGER MEDICAL POUCH, BELT IS NICE ORIGINAL , CANTEEN AND COVER ARE ALSO ORIGINAL AND SHOW HEAVY FIELD USE A 

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A REAL NICE UNUSED NVA BLACK VINYL MAP CASE, THESE STARTED TO BE CAPTURED IN 1968 , THIS ONE IS MINT AND UNISSUED . 

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A VERY INTERESTING FIND , UNIQUE , HAND MADE , 

THIS POUCH IS A SHOULDER CARRY POUCH WITH A ALUMINUM ASSIST TO ATTACH IT TO A BELT ALONG WITH THE SHOULDER STRAP , WELL MADE , LOOKS TO BE VILLAGE . HAMLET / MADE , VIET CONG PIECE 

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LATE WAR CHINESE MEDIC BAG, THIS ONE IS REAL NICE  AND IN GOOD CONDITION , MADE WITH RUBBERIZED CANVAS WITH CLOTH INTERIOR , I HAVE BEEN OFFERED THESE BEFORE I WAS NEVER SURE IT WAS A WAR TIME ITEM, BUT SOME OF MY FELLOW COLLECTORS SEEN TO THINK ITS ORIGINAL AND WAR TIME 

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CAPTURED ITEMS 

1- HAND CRAFTED ASH TRAY FROM AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM , WITH BONE FEET 

2- 20 MM UNMARKED SHELL BRASS LIGHTER , THEATER MADE , MIGHT FROM THE FIRST INDOCHINA WAR OR WW2 

3- NVA ALUMINUM LIGHTER IN GOOD USED CONDITION 

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UNIQUE  ITEM

NVA OR VIET CONG USED FLASH LIGHT?? WORKING , HAS GLASS LENS NOT PLASTIC AND BATTERY END STATES MADE IN HI PHONG. 

 

 

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documented captured viet-cong flag

flag was captured by the 3rd mobile strike force in 1968, named special forces veteran bring back , also has the village and map coordinates were it was captured . flas is cloth and silk construction .

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rare book of north Vietnamese and vc war heroes 

book is only one I have ever seen , taken from the North Vietnamese embassy in Paris France by a special Forces Veterans brother in 1965. this may be one of one . done by Chinese artist to emulate Vietnams communist heroes fighting for there country . 18 prints all named , signed by the artist who painted them in 1965 super rare book 

 

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 DOCUMENTED RT FLORIDA MAC V SOG 1-0 CAPTURED TYPE 54 CHINESE COPY OF A RUSSIAN TOKAREV 

THE WEAPON WAS  DRESSED OUT TO GIVE TO THE 1-0 WHO CAPTURED IT WHEN HIS  IS TOUR WAS OVER . 

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RARE! CAPTURED COMMERCIAL PRE WW1 MAUSER BROOM HANDLE . EXTERIOR IS ROUGH, THE BORE AND ACTION ARE LIKE NEW . THESE USED THE RUSSIAN AND CHINESE 7.62 X 25, . THE VET BROUGHT THIS INTO A FRIEND OF MINES GUN STORE TO SELL, I PURCHASED IT FROM TRAIL CREEK TRADE COMPANY IN MISSOURI . THE LETTER IS FROM THE VET , THE WEAPON HAS CAPTURE PAPERS , WAS CAPTURED IN CAMBODIA IN MAY OF 1970 .  

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Named NVA Captured communist  flag 

captured  by G Leurquin, platoon sergeant , C company / 4th battalion /47infantery / 9th inf div , call sign Blitzer-element  

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Real nice original VC captured flag Silk Red and Blue faded with dyed yellow cloth start , came from John O,Conner , Indochina Militaria , a very nice original flag 

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VERY EARLY CAMBODIAN FLAG 

very rare flag , before the Khmer flag, when the royal family were asking for help from the communist . this flag is made in Russia , and is so marked , extremely rare captured flag  

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A beautiful hand made original Laos flag , hand drawn on elephants , cut out and sewed  on to read cloth .this is  a correct war time flag of Laos

from Indochina Militaria  

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North Vietnamese made copy of a  Russian or communist block countries AK mag pouch , this is not Chinese made . only one I have ever found ,the wood toggles are larger than the usual Chinese wood toggles , well made item 

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The very best Captured Ruck Sack I have ever found, look close at the front and back . its salty , captured and documented, has vets dd-214, was B Company -158th Lancer Airmobile ,, out of  a large group of capture items , from Indochina militaria . SUPER NEAT 

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DEGTYAREV LIGHT MACHINE GUN DRUM POUCH , from the same group as the ruck sack , captured and brought back by the same person, B-S (Bac Si) means doctor in Vietnamese , this was used as a medics bag , its a Chinese copy of a Russian drum pouch , a Chinese copy like this is extremely rare 

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 KIA VC Special Forces Captured Group 

This great group of captured items came from a Special Forces vet, He acquired this from a Nam Special Forces Vet. The SF that captured this group from a KIA VC was Robert Tate , he was with B-36, 1968. , every item in the group is outstanding , rare Markrovf Chinese holster, the hammock is made from a rayon type material ,nice original sandals , the khaki shirt is short sleeve , canteen has bullet hole . the flag is blood stained and is silk, thrilled to have this group for the collection 

SPECIAL FORCE CAPTURED BOOBY TRAP 

THIS WAS BROUGHT BACK BY ROBERT TATE , B -36, THE DATE IT WAS CAPTURED WAS 5-11-1960, IT SEEMS IT WAS PICKED UP TO BRING HOME FROM WERE IT HAD BEEN STORED OR USED FOR TRAINING , THIS ITEM CAME HOME IN 1969, HAS A SPRING LOADED FIRING HAMMER THAT IS HELD IN PLACE WITH A PIN THAT HOOKS TO A TRIP WIRE , WHEN SOME ONE HIT THE TRIP WIRE IT PULLED THE PIN AND THE HAMMER HI THE PIPE AND SET OFF THE POWDER , LOOKS LIKE A SHOT GUN TYPE OF BOOBY TRAP , MUST HAVE USED ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED SHRAPNEL , KNOWN AS A GRAPE SHOT WEAPON , IT WAS LOADED WITH ANYTHING THE VC COULD FIND, GLASS, SEEDS, ROCKS, METAL SHAVINGS , IT WAS ACTIVE WITH A TRIP WIRE OR LANYARD . 

ITEM IS INERT /FILLED WITH EPOXY , NON FIRING DISPLAY 

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ORIGINAL CAPTURED NAMED VIET CONG PICTURE 

PICTURE DATED 17 - MAY -1964

TRAN VAN LOC , A MEMBER OF THE VC SPECIAL TASK TEAM OF SAIGON -GIA DINH COMMISSARIAT , ARRESTED BY SAIGON POLICE 17 MAY 64

VERY RARE TO FIND ANY ORIGINAL PICTURES , NAMED WITH CAPTURED VC AND THERE UNIT AND HISTORY OF WERE AND WHEN THIS IS A REAL NICE FIND .  

 

 

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VETERANS ESTATE 

ORIGINAL NORTH VIETNAMESE CLOTH FLAG, TWO SIDED IN GOOD USED CONDITION , CAME WITH THE NVA PROPAGANDA LEAFLET 

 

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CAPTURED BOTTLE 

THIS BOTTLE IS FROM A GROUP OF BOTTLES THAT WERE BROUGHT BACK BY A SPECIAL FORCES VETERAN WHO FOUND THEM IN A VC BUNKER .FROM JASON HARDY COLLECTION . I did the research on the bottle , its from a US company called Nagline , they were the first company to ever produce medical grade plastic bottles. the date code on the bottle is from the early 1960's . there were a bunch of these in the bunker . use unknown  

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IN MY OPINION THE MOST UNIQUE TUNNEL LAMP I HAVE EVER FOUND , JUST LIKE IT CAME OUT OF THE TUNNEL , FOUND IN A BOX WITH SOME REALLY BEAT UP USED TIGER STRIPE UNIFORM , FROM THE ALAMO IN ST LOUIS , made from what looks to be an old pant can with a brass bullet to contain the wick . original dirt . 

priceless !!!!

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CAPTURED VC TUNNEL LAMP 

VET BRING BACK , VERY OLD ANTIQUE OIL LAMP LAMP WAS IN A GROUP OF ITEMS FROM A VETS ESTATE , VERY UNIQUE ITEM , HISTORY UNKNOWN 

 

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POSTER , PROPAGANDA , CHU HOI PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE  NVA AND VC SOLDIERS TO SURRENDER , I ONLY HAVE SEEN THIS ONE THAT IS WHY IT IS OBSCURED SO IT CANNOT BE REPRODUCED 

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THREE ORIGINAL SOUTH VIETNAMESE FLYERS WITH TRANSLATIONS 

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SUPER RARE NORTH VIETNAMESE POSTER 

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ORIGINAL AND VERY WELL DOCUMENTED VIET CONG CAPTURED FLAG .

CAPTURED IN 1964 COME WITH LARGE GROUP OF DOCUMENTATION , INCLUDING DD-214 OF VET AND PICTURES ON CD OF VET AND HIS AOA AND HIS VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS .

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FLAG IS CORRECT IN EVERYWAY , HAS WHAT LOOKS TO BE BULLET HOLES IN THE FLAG, LETTER FROM VETS SON ABOUT THE FLAG AND HIS FATHER . DONT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS 

THANK YOU CHRIS , THIS IS A FIRST CLASS ADDITION TO THIS COLLECTION 

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DOCUMENTED LANYARD AND ALUMINUM WHISTLE 

TAKEN FROM VC OR NVA CASUALTY OF THE ATTACK ON NHA TRANG , RVN DURING THE 1968 TET OFFENSIVE . TROOPS OF THE 18B NORTH VIETNAMESE REGIMENT AND LOCAL VIET CONG UNITS WERE THE ATTACKING FORCES IN THIS ACTION . LETTER OF DOCUMENTATION FROM CAPTAIN WHO COMMANDED THE NUNG SECURITY FORCES . THIS ITEM WAS RETRIEVED AFTER THE BATTLE WAS OVER , LETTER IS FROM CAPTAIN MICHAEL WM. KASNER  67-68

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VETERAN BRING BACK

THIS WAS ACQUIRED FROM A MUSEUM IN CHICAGO , THE VOLO MUSEUMS WAS NEEDING TO SELL SOME OF THERE ITEMS FOR RENOVATIONS . THIS WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY A VETS DAUGHTER IN LAW ,25TH INF DIV , NO HISTORY KNOWN OF CAPTURE . THE BAYONET IS FROM A SKS AND THIS IS WELL MADE AND FITS THE SCABBARD WELL TO MAKE A SWORD  

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VERY RARE DOCUMENTED ORIGINAL BUGLE WITH PENNANT 

THIS ITEM WAS PURCHASED FROM THE VOLO MUSEUM  . IT COMES WITH THE LETTER DOCUMENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF THE ITEM AND THE VET THAT DONATED IT TO THE MUSEUM , THE BUGLE IS MARKED IN VIETNAMESE , SAIGON . THE PENNANT IS PERIOD CORRECT AND LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN ON THE BUGLE A LONG TIME . THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN OFFERED BACK TO THE VETERAN BUT HE IS NOW DECEASED 

 

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ORIGINAL HO CHI MINH SANDALS WITH DOCUMENTATION , DD603 WAR TROPHY PAPER AND PICTURE AND LETTER FROM VET WERE , HOW AND WHEN THEY WERE CAPTURED 

PURCHASED FROM THE VET .  THANK YOU VERY MUCH DON. 

LARGE GROUP OF ORIGINAL CAPTURED NVA- VC AWARD DOCUMENTS THESE ITEMS CAME IN A FOLDER THAT WAS BROUGHT BACK DURING THE WAR BY A SECURITY OFFICER .

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ww2 Russian pouch and drum , new old stock type used and found in vietnam during the war .

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Nva shirt and pants uniform , this I think is an officer uniform due to the belt loops, the odd thing that bothers me is the use of heavy loops for the shoulder boards, not sure if this is a late war or post war uniform , 

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nva uniform pants that came with the above shirt , these look period correct except for the belt on the pants, all the buttons on the shirt and pants are squared off and correct, the belt that came with the shirt is dated 1969 and is a Chinese export to Vietnam .has button and loop at the cuff also.

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A pristine set of period grenades ( INERT ) the whole rig shows no use as if it came from a arms cache. the sticks are dated what seems to be 58, the pouch is kaki and is dated 1970, I have never seen khaki pouch dated this late most are reed green , nice set .

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captured original sks chest rig , extremely salty , great look  , just like we all like to find them , been there done that look , no date , just some markings in ink on the back 

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three original war time canteens in new condition , unused. 

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pouches in new condition , just an oddity from a collection , one Russian or Com block nd one for the ppsh 41 stick mags , chinese 

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TARGET MODEL 

FOUND IN LAOS 

NICE HAND CARVED CHIT-HOOK USED TO TRAIN VC OR NVA TO TARGET HELICOPTERS 

 

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HAND MADE WOOD MODEL OF AN AK , FOUND IN LAOS 

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VERY RARE/ ORIGINAL 1959 AWARD DOCUMENT SIGNED BY VO-NGUYEN-GAIP

 

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CAPTURED LETTER WITH PICTURES / TAKEN OFF KIA VC 

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ORIGINAL CAPTURED AWARD AND CONFORMATION OF VC KILLING OF AMERICAN SOLIDER 

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ORIGINAL ID DOCUMENTS TAKEN OFF CAPTURED VC 

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ORIGINAL PAPER ON CAPTURED POW

THIS PAPER WAS ATTACHED TO A CAPTURED VIET CONG OR NVA WHEN HE WAS TURNED OVER TO THE MILITARY POLICE AT THE PRISON AT LONG BNIH 

PAPER HAS ALL INFO THAT THE US SOLIDER NEW ABOUT THE POW HIS UNIT CAPTURED 

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ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN 

I HAVE CHECKED WITH ALL THE COLLECTORS I KNOW AND THIS IS A VERY RARE BIRD IF NOT ONE OF A KIND THAT WAS BROUGHT BACK MY MIKE MUELLER , 18TH MP BRG, ITS A PLASTIC ARM BAND FOR A POW WHO WAS WOUNDED IN COMBAT . VERY COOL ITEM

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captured Viet Cong items , key ring with p38 rat opener , the round thing is a nail clipper , and the other tool is either a tweezers or used for Ho sandal repairs . captured by mike Mueller / 18th MP 68-72

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ORIGINAL CAPTURED VIET-CONG DIARY 

DIARY AND LETTER TAKEN OFF POW AFTER CAPTURE .

I will be trying to have this translated this year as these are truly extremely rare and personal  . BROUGHT BACK BY MIKE MULLER / 18TH MP BRG.

 

 

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ORIGINAL CAPTURED VIET CONG LIGHTERS 

TWO ORIGINAL LIGHTERS TAKEN OFF VIET CONG PRISONER OF WAR , ORIGINAL WITH ATTACHING CORD 

BROUGHT BACK MY MIKE MUELLER / 18TH MP BRG.

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A MOST UNUSUAL CAPTURED VIET-CONG HELMET 

I SAW THIS ON EABY ONE DAY AND IT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION DUE TO THE SUSPENSION IN THE HAT , ON CLOSE INSPECTION I FELL THIS IS AN ORIGINAL VIETNAMESE MADE HELMET WITH A FIELD EXPEDIENT CUSTOM MADE SUSPENSION . ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER FOUND LIKE IT 

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CLOSE UP OF SUSPENSION 

 

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ORIGINAL PUNJI TRAP , VET BRING BACK WITH ORIGINAL STEEL PUNJI AND BOARD 

THIS ITEM IS A DONATION TO THIS COLLECTION FROM A GOOD FRIEND AND FELLOW COLLECTOR WHO FELT THIS BELONGED IN THIS COLLECTION 

THANK YOU TODD , ITS VERY COOL ITEM 

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ORIGINAL CAPTURE VIET-CONG HELMET 

THIS IS A VERY NICE CONDITION VC HELMET , THIS IS FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF JOHN OCONNER , HE HAD THIS SALTED AWAY FOR SOME TIME  VERY ORIGINAL AND TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE NVA PIN ON THE FRONT , I HAVE ONLY SEEN A FEW LIKE THAT IN MY YEARS OF COLLECTING , THE PIN COULD BE VIET MINH 

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CAPTURED MEDAL AND HO CHI MINH COIN , BROUGHT BACK BY SPECIAL FORCES VET . THIS ORIGINAL WAR TIME CAPTURED ITEM COMES FROM JASON HARDY  , THE DOG TAG, TAKE A LOOK AT JASON'S NEW WEB SITE

JASON@SPECIALFORCESHISTORY.COM

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ORIGINAL VC JUNGLE MADE GRENADE HEAD , MARKED DA NANG -68

 

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OUTSTANDING 

I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ONE OF THESE FOR EVER , THE TWO ITEMS I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR  ARE ONE A CAPTURED BALL POINT PEN AND A ORIGINAL VC USED JUNGLE MADE MIRROR, THIS IS MADE FROM THE TIN OF A BUDWEISER CAN. ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER FOUND  

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JUNGLE MADE TUNNEL LAMP 

THIS LAMP IS MADE FROM A FRENCH BOTTLE MARKED ALCOHOL DEMENTH , A FRENCH MEDICINAL ALCOHOL AND MINT , USED FOR UP SET STOMACH . THE CAP IS BAKELITE  NOT PLASTIC , THE LAMP IS FROM A JUNGLE WORK SHOP THAT MADE MOST OF THE TUNNEL LAMPS, TAKE A LOOK AT MY OTHERS , THEY LOOK TO BE MADE BY THE SAME PERSON

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ORIGINAL PACKET OF POST CARDS WITH PICTURES OF NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT , VIET CONG 

 

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VIETNAMESE MEDICINAL BOTTLE 

THIS BOTTLE WAS FOUND WITH ALL THE BRING BACK ITEM S FROM MIKE MUELLER, WAS IN THE BOX WITH ALL THE OTHER CAPTURED ITEMS , ITS VERY SMALL , I WILL UPDATE THIS LATER WHEN I HAVE A CHANCE TO TRANSLATE THE LABEL 

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ORIGINAL WAR TIME OR EARLIER NORTH VIETNAMESE MADE CUP 

THESE CUPS WERE USED BY ALL NVA AND VIET CONG AND VIET MINH , I HAVE PICTURES OF THIS TYPE OF  CUP BEING CARRIED IN BOTH WARS . 

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ORIGINAL BACK PACK NVA-VC

THESE ARE GETTING HARD TO FIND , I HAVE NOT SEEN MANY IN THE LAST FEW YEARS THAT WERE REAL AND HONEST PERIOD PIECES , THIS ONE WAS A VET BRING BACK , SHOWS LOTS OF USE AND STAINS .

END OF NEW ITEMS PLEASE CONTINUE  SCROLLING TO SEE THE REST OF THE NVA VC CAPTURED ITEMS 

rare one of a kind nva helmet ?

found this helmet on ebay in around 2000 , this is a very unusual helmet , the man I got this from has had this since the 80's . I wanted it because its so odd , its made out of a very light product , not sure what it is, and the interior is very unusual, I have not seen any like it in the years I have been collecting . maybe for parades or dignitaries or ??

 

Bottom view

update

another one just like this came up on ebay a while back, guy said he got it in the 1980's , so there are more of these around .

Label inside

rare captured vc helmet 

helmet is plastic, has original label as found on this type of helmet from the early in the war , the rubber membrane cover is original as is the camouflage netting , with some remnants of camo still tied to the netting . the hat has one tear in the rubber cover and one bullet hole in the brim of the hat , this is an original  piece bought from the  personal collection of john O'Conner  / Indochina Militaria .

 

it is rubber covered

inside view

enlarged view of a bullet hole

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very very rare early vc/nva helmet 

a very early piece , in very used condition , hand painted on brass vc beer can with a very unusual glow in the dark wood piece on the back .kaki color , on early one that is hard to find 

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rear of helmet 

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the piece of wood stills glows in the dark, not sure what jungle funk they used to get this thing to glow.  I was surprised to see this used by the vc that early in the war .in the 69 Us military book  of vc nva captured  field  gear for mac v, it describes vc helmets with a attached piece of wood with a  glow in the dark  painted with the vc unit number . this is the only one I have ever found with the tag,

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suspension 

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hat is named with unit 

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100% original captured ak chest rig 

a.k. chest rig original as captured with original mags, ammo, oilier, cleaning kit, cleaning rag, nva tourniquet  , and almost never seen north Vietnamese bandage , not Chinese . rig still has that smell . rare to get one this original with all the items still with the rig 

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contents 

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close up of tourniquet  and nva bandage 

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mags , ammo , oilier , cleaning kit 

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back of rig with markings 

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captured flash lights / torch

several captured flashlights , the two chrome onesare Chinese with the markings stating made in china, one has the 555 logo so often seen on lighters used by the vc/nva in south Vietnam . the two black ones were given to me by a friend , he was with the 101st in 1970 during the invasion of Cambodia 

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view of the ends of the lights to show the markings 

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I have not seen any others of this type of light being used in Vietnam , my friend said there were crates of these , no maker name, make a neat tunnel lamp, he gave me three  of these, I gave one to my friend john Conner , if you have one of these contact me , as for now these are the only three that I know exist 

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a very unusual vc helmet , net has been sewn with hundreds of parachute cloth pieces , the helmet is plastic with a parachute cord for a chin strap. some one went to a lot of work to make this cover

 

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inside view of the helmet and the suspension and the us parachute cord chin strap 

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a very well documented captured knife 

knife was captured by Frank Greco on a mission with rt Colorado mac v sog , the knife is pictured in the book running recon , pictured is his third pattern shirt , his book and the captured knife , knife was taken from a pathet lao

POR.

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close up of handle of knife compared to the picture in the book

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close up of the sheath compared to the picture in the book 

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front picture 

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back picture 

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captured items from the estate of major general hal d mcgown. famous ww2 general , was highest ranking service man captured by the Germans 

deputy commanding general . II field force Vietnam 

July 69 - Jan 70 

 

100% original war time n.v.a. helmet , with original cap emblem and leather chin strap with aluminum hardware.

estate of general McGowan

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helmet shows damage from use 

estate of general McGowan 

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this is the best way to tell a war time helmet from al the repos on the market , I was show this my Matthew slier ( mr nva) look at the suspension material and the material that holds it to the helmet , the pink color is correct for a war time helmet .

estate of general mcgown 

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original chicom nva issue canteen with original cover in very good condition 

estate of general McGowan

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rear of canteen cover showing belt loop 

estate of general McGowan

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canteen out of cover showing n.v.a. personal art work on canteen , a much sought after addition 

estate of General McGowan 

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a very cool sks type 56 chest rig, with original cleaning cloths and oilier , the rig show heavy use , never cleaned , as captured less ammo 

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just a note on one of the cloths , its from a origianl checkered scarf.

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original pair of sapper shorts and original ho chi mien sandals. original sandals should show this type of wear .

estate of General McGowan 

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bottom of ho sandals showing the wear from use and tread pattern 

estate of General McGowan

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original war time chicom map , document case in fine condition 

estate of General McGowan

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inside of the map / document case 

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top half of inside of map/ document case

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two original nva , chicom belts and tet offensive scarf

estate of General Mc gown 

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presentation plaque was bought with the captured items to document the grouping . 

estate of General Mc Gown 

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hambuger hill captured items 

canteen and belt with capture papers . items are from a friend of mine, 101st airborne , wounded on the hill , the capture papers are to him . he is a disabled veteran and a good friend 

 

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canteen is chicom type nva issue 

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belt is chicom nva issue 

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canteen has the rare 1964 dated bakelite cap and the split yoke carrier 

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plastic chicom type canteen , very rare , these are hard to find , they look just like the metal ones , not sure if they are chicom made or nva made.P

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green plastic canteen with star, this is another hard to find canteen , has textured surface and star and cover  , north Vietnam made . 

 

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close up of front of canteen 

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close up of rear of canteen 

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outstanding captured  vc helmet 

purchased from the rogers collection orginaly . this is a very hard helmet to find, very fragle , the woven bamboo is coverd with a thin ground sheet type of material with a very well made net for camofluage the bamboo in the interior  is covered with felt , this item has a name on the front 

 

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vc helmet interior with the silk chin strap , showing the black felt liner 

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captured early nva helmet with documentation , 23rd of November 1966 , operation prairie fire, in quan tri province . helmet has the early start insignia ,note the plastic chin strap that according to experts was not in use on war time helmets.

 

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documentation papers that include the vets name and picture along with some combat pictures and additional information not show 

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interior of helmet showing the printed cloth liner and the cloth covered underside of the helmet , I have noticed that of the early helmets have the underside of the brim covered in cloth , later ones are just painted 

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original captured tunnel lamps 

 

 

 

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vc tunnel lamp made from a French perfume bottle , marked( menthe ricoles) and the number 58 on the bottom 

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vc tunnel lamp made from a north Vietnam perfume bottle , all markings on bottle are in Vietnamese , has a hand made wire to hang , has original rope chain connected to the top .

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vc tunnel lamp , bottle is another perfume bottle , looks to be French , top is missing , has hand made metal ring and wire for hanger , the picture is of two arvn soldiers and a small picture of a Vietnamese person . unknown who put the pictures in the bottle 

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vc tunnel lamp made from ordnance , only one I have ever found like this, modified to hold lamp oil with wick , very unusual 

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captured vc jungle made knife , 

captured on a sweep by the 187 airborne RCT at lz English along with a unit of Korean white horse division from the area of ne bin ding province and the base  of anh khe spring , in 1970. included letter from vet when I purchased this knife 

 

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captured vc jungle made knife 

another view of knife showing the star engraved into the blade and the odd wood handle , lathe turned with d guard , sheath is a rubberized canvas material 

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vc / nva fighting knife

this same type of jungle made knife is pictured in homer bretts book . this is the only other one I have found like this , no history , came with a large grouping from a Vietnam vets estate .

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vc / nva captured knife 

knife next to picture in homers book, as you can see its identical , sheath is well made and is also a jungle work shop made item out of heavy canvas with parachute cord ties . a very rare knife

 

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vc / nva jungle machete 

machete compared to picture in bretts book, this machete has the same markings as the one in the book. the handle is made for a pole or stick . used as a fighting weapon or machete .  hard item to find .

 

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vc nva jungle machete 

better picture of the machete in bretts book 

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outstanding vc made vest using a captured south Vietnamese flag . 

this was given to me by a good friend who received this from the vet who brought it back. my friend collected Vietnam in the late 70's early 80's . the vet said he could not believe his eyes when this guy was coming at him .. 

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interior of vest 

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back of vest , a most unusual item . 

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super documented grouping 

all items came from this ruck, captured by Thomas m groll, captured around duc pho in July 1967, while he as assigned to the 327th infantry , 101st airborne. mr Groll was wounded during his tour and went home only to recover and complete the special forces training and went back to Vietnam to work with Mac v sog in cross border missions . items came from Jason hardy at the dogtag.com

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this is a rare item , looks to be a nva copy of a jap ww2 hat, this is the only one i have every found or seen . looks like a nva issue hat with tails added . its kaki in color 

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back of hat showing the ties 

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vc ruck sack items

found in the ruck at time of capture was this blue sweat shirt , a pair of sock ( nva ?) and a pair of ho sandals 

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vc ruck sack items 

found in the ruck at time of capture is a bar of soap, two north Vietnamese lighters , a Chinese store brought razor and a small shaving razor in a case marked hai phong , Vietnamese made . and a game wrapped in an old sock. game is some sort of checkers , and the book of documentation , with all the vets paper work and dd214 , Mac v , and 101st paper work 

UPDATE 

I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY AN EXPERT NAMED LILY , WHO PLAYS THIS GAME AND IS AN EXPERT IN THE HISTORY . THIS IS NOT A CHECKER GAME ,ITS A VERY COMPLACATED CHINESE CHESS GAME , PLAYED IN CHINA AND VIETNAM . 

 

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group of captured original vc gas masks

field expedient type 

 

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unique  gas mask, very simple , looks like a shower cap modified with a plastic mouth piece and gauze for a filter and a plastic drain , very similer to the one in emmerings book 

 

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interior of gas mask showing the mouth piece 

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one of the coolest items ever, vc captured gas mask with belt pouch with extra filters in there own pockets in the pouch , looks to be a jungle workshop item 

 

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back of pouch and mask side view 

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 vc gas mask , looks to be one of the ones made by the antvci war folks in California during the war and sent to the north , made out of shower Curtin fabric and gauze but it could be vc made I have view some like this over the years of collecting 

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vc field expedient made from a blue cloth with a white cotton backing typical material used by the vc druing the war , gauze is missing on the front , strings are there to tie one to the front 

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second of two , field expedient type, made from the same material , this one has the pocket for gauze and ties made of a light plastic 

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captured Russian ww2 gas mask, was a vet bring back with original Russian bag 

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markings inside the bag of the russian mask 

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captured nva Russian north Vietnam issued gas mask, bag is named and looks to be modified with the Russian carrying straps and leather buckle 

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inside of bag of north Vietnam issued Russian gas mask, you can see it was fitted with compartments of a black cloth , original Russian bags had divisions of the same material as the bag . 

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nva issued Russian gas mask and bag, look close at the canister, it has been marked in  Vietnamese for use in the field 

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close up of the canister showing the Vietnamese markings  , this shows it was an issue item to the north or the Viet cong for use in the war

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huge pile a captured uniforms , I will take pictures of the more rare items 

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most rare nva uniform I have is this camouflage set of pants and shirts . vet bring back from 1972. 

I believe they call this dac cong. ( special forces) there is only one know color picture of this camo that I know of , life magazine 1972 taken in Laos of a dead nva solider wearing this same camo .

 

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close up of nva camo , note  all the items I have are reversible with a dark brown side opposite the camo side 

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reverse of the dac cong shirt showing the brown side of the garment

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Viet cong main force captured uniform. don't get any better than this for original captured uniforms 

 

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one very cool Viet cong main force uniform, original  captured item 

 

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check out the whistle on the lanyard, ever see one like this ? 

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captured shirt with documentation , vc main force collared shirt , from the estate of  1st lieutenant Paul wunch  , served with the  2nd corp. mike force in 1968 . letter from Jason Hardy ,

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 captured nva medical officers uniform 

from john 0Conner

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captured nva medical officers uniform showing close up of the original pin 

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a mint original female vc pajama outfit 

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original captured vc black pajama uniform , shows much use and has original boonie with heavy plastic liner , web gear is dated 64. the rice tube is original and is maker marked . this is from the Rogers collection . all items were taken from same prisoner after capture 

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close up of the 100% original rice tube with maker label , 

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original black vc top and sks chest rig , brought back and purchased from sgt Marvin meadows , from john coroners personal collection , Marvin meadows was with the 5th special forces in 1968 . his picture is shown in a page from the green beret magazine of 1968.

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nva female officers uniform , with matching pants 

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vc female black pajamas , look new but came from a home with pet hair and stuff , i hate to wash them they look unwashed 

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a very original nva officer uniform , shows heavy and prolonged use by a nva officer . purchased from the Rogers collection 

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a very original Viet cong black top, heavy weight, and a pair of knee length  kaki pants , 

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very rare often never seen north Vietnam magazine .

I have used these for research over the years and every time I found one I purchased it, they were like life magazine for Vietnam. they are dated from 1963 to 1977. the late ones have great pictures of war torn Vietnam and show the damage of war in north and south. outstanding pictures  I will be selling these one at a time soon .

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A very sad grouping 

I purchased this from matt siler , I have added a few things to the group that I felt belonged with this . the  war dog pictured was kia during this raid on an airbase . I have looked up the dogs that were kia at air bases and only one was kia, his name was king, the pictures show the nva that tried to get on to the base and there demise . the scorpion is original , the receiver was cut diagonally to make it legal and bonded back together for display . the group comes with the scorpion , the holster, the pictures of the kia , king and the nva , a war dog collar and us dog coat dated 67.

contact me if you have an interest in this group .

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close up of pictures , this is the only grouping of a war dog that i have ever located 

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close up of the diagonal cut recover , the magazine is not removable any longer  item is for display only , the gun was cut to be able to bring it back from vietnam

note, this piece is diagnial cut in three places per atf and bondo was used to make the reciver this piece can never be made to work ever .

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a very odd pair of sandals , ho shoes , documented , brought back by a  special forces vet, came with dd214 and pictures and other documents , Jason hardy 

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vc hand made copy of a us huey ,( vc target model)  made for showing how to track a helicopter to shoot it down with small arms . this was brought back by 4th div vet , Dave henkles , 1 st if the 22nd inf. , vc target model 

 

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a very rare item, vc sandal repair kit, and a roll of rubber for straps , there are two kits here, one is just the tool for replacing the straps, the other has a knife , tongs , and metal piece to pull the straps thru the old tire sandals , there is also a Chinese made lighter attached to the lanyard and is marked 555

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this flag came from jason hardy , this flag was taken off one of the first nva tanks we destroyed . with letter from jason about the flag 

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personal items taken off kia vc , plastic  wallet , document pouch with rice ration receipts , pictures of vc and others , a letter with Vietnamese writing , and a vc book dated 1965 to 1966  items are original as captured 

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captured vs. medical bag , found in a tunnel and sent back to the us , there is a letter with the bag describing the item and how it was found , it was sent back to the us by Robby dunn, dated august 23 1968, u.s. Navy , navsupact , nhabe/us navy medical , Vietnam . 

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interior of bag showing compartments 

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front of bag , bs is for bac si , stands for  medic in Vietnamese , not sure were this came from , could be soviet block or Chinese has wood toggles on the side , leather straps on the front 

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medial tools from bag 

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soviet syringe 

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bandages , medical bottles 

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items as packed in the bag when I received it 

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my original captured vc/nva knife collection 

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original captured vc/nva machete , made by the Chinese and Vietnamese for use as machete and weapon, this one captured and used as a presentation piece 

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two original late war north Vietnamese made issue knives, the ones with two brass rivets are earlier then these and there is a issue one with one rivet but I have not ever located one, Note! the ones for sale now are knives that are remanded by yards and being sold as original . as I was told by an expert

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my first captured knife

came from john oconner, wood sheath, hand made with buffalo horn slabs , red star, 

don-vi and than -sat 

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two original original captured knives.

the bottom one has a sheath that is skin covered , no sheath with the top one 

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too cool 

this captured knife has a acid etch 

taken off dead gook, tet 68 

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my favorite captured knife., the handle is bakelite and the blade reminded me of a us m-3 , the sheath is ww2 type , not sure what country , 

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two original captured knives , top one came with out the sheath, the sheath was acquired at a different time, they worked together so I kept them that way

the bottom knife is a very small montgnard made knife taken off a dead vc .

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captured chicom shovels , , early ones with out dates

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close up of markings on shovel handle 

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my favorite shovel , shorted for tunnel digging , not sure of country of origin just real cool 

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back side of the tunnel shovel 

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collection of captured personal vc/nva items, check the next pictures for brake down 

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vc/nva personal items made from aluminum or downed us aircraft . note all or war time capture except the jet airplane comb, I believe its post war 

combs, chop sticks , razor that holds double edged razor blade and straight razor , combs have some great art work 

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vc / nva captured pocket knives

left one is a bought knife, second from left is a Chinese made knife, the third from left is a opium knife , hand made with a bone handle, the forth knife came from a vet , I have the picture of the dead vc and the type 53 rifle that he carried and capture papers, it is hand made and sharp , top is a hand made pair of shears  all vet bring backs 

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two original  vc/nva captured personal first aid tins, the one tin still has some of the original items , these are hard to find , the one with items came from Matthew siler .

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captured  vc /nva personal effects, one leather purse with button closure and Vietnamese money, two bracelets both named , one wider one has nva unit inscribed inside, a captured hand made ring and a Timex watch with a gi band .

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captured personal vc nva items

a very small compass son a string, a odd whistle on lanyard rope, a vc identification  worn on the arm during the tet of 68, a montgnard made pipe , and a early picture of ho . the picture is a copy .

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extremely rare award scarf 

the red and green flag as I have been told if for vc security forces  

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back of scarf 

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close up of embroidery and detail , the markings are for a unit  

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captured chairman mao books, mandatory reading for every vc/nva fighting the war 

rice coupons,  a pack of cigs from Laos , some captured dong, a very rare book by ho chi mein (dieu-le) this book was taken off of a nva officer .there are two original lighters and some misc id  

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original war time 7.62x 39 ammo on original chicom stripper clips, note the 31 on the stripper, all original strippers i have ever found had this 31 stamped on the bottom i fell if its not there its a post war item

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original captured compass's, three are chicom and one is unknown , could be chicom. all show much use and were bring backs from the war. 

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reverse of all the compass's 

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extremely rare original war time dated ammo and sks pouch with stripper clips , stripper are all marked 31 on the bottom top pouch ammo is head stamped  69.

the   bottom pouch ammo is head stamped 57 .   

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more pictures of the pouch with original ammo on strippers 

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a very rare and cool poster and captured beheading sword with letter from a member of the 5th group that brought it back, original item. have never seen another poster , sword looks like the one in the poster and the letter states it was captured and was used by the vc for beheading villagers 

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close up of the handle of the sword, showing the wood and the square bolts to hold the handle on

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look at the blade in the blade in the poster  and then look at the blade in the picture they look alike 

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back of the poster show the stamps when it was cleard to be brought back to the us

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her is the same poster only bigger at market , this is in a national geographic , this is a rare poster , the stamps give it documentation and there is a letter with it hand written from the green beret that brought it back .

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this is the cover of the national geo that the poster is shown in .

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rice cookers,  Vietnamese made , still being produced , the one on the right is dated 1973. the rest are dated 1968 I have no idea if these were sold to make money for the north or just to promote the war effort,. if you know email me and I will add it to the description 

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reverse of rice cookers, showing the wording on the back , 

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my collection of captured original nc.nva cooking eating rice bowls and utensils . all of these came from vets that brought them home, some of the spoons are jungle made , the green metal ones are issue , the pan with the long handle looks to be from a mess kit???, the other alum pan is hand made , the porcelain bowls and plates are a mixture of north and Chinese makes 

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bottom of the bowls and plates, the one plate and bowl have the dove mark of the north Vietnam on them, there one bowl has a north Vietnam marking .

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markings on plate and bowl 

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close up of the spoons , 

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this is the only bowl I have with markings like this, the vet I got it from took it off a dead vc , it was attached to the vc's ruck with the pipe cleaner , it is filthy , look at the previous picture it still have the stains and a fly in it , never been washed since captured .

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found in a vc base camp , us made am radio , it still works .

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found in a vc base camp , jungle made candle stick holders made out of a vc grenade with cast bases . this came from Matthew siler' s personal collection .

very cool 

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bottom of candle sticks showing the bolt that was used to hold the base to the grenade , there must be more of these around , the vc would not have made such a intricate mold for just one set 

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my collection of original captured booby traps , all were bring backs , the Venus fly trap came with a letter from the marine that brought it back,  the foot spikes , the punji stakes, and one I don't know how it was used , has row of nails with wood handle .

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one of the best captured belts i have ever seen, this one was decorated by the vet that captured it with cao bang  and the date may 2 ,1968 a great belt for display 

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very rare not often seen huge ho chi mien trail rice tube, 100% original ! this one is north Vietnam made , extremely well made , lined, with ties to close the ends and straps to attached it to the bike or other means of transportation , only one I have ever found like this .

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a update on this rice tube, a person contacted me on this piece , he says the markings are japanese not vietnamese . item came from vietnam and must have been left by the japanese after there ocupation of vietnam during ww2 

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my collection of captured rice tubes, all were bring backs, what you see took me years to find , not eaby stuff . the black and the tan ones were found in a vc bunker in the ashaw valley , they came right from the vet that had them for ever and decided to let them go .the reed green one looks to be made out of the same material that the nva uniforms made out of and the blue one was taken off of a vc after he was captured .

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this vc hammock is one of my favorite pieces of captured field gear, the vet that found it out side of plekiu on the side of a hiway near of trail, it has never been unwrapped , its just as it was found in 1966 ,

it was carried like a back pack over the shoulders 

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vc /nva cold weather vest , part of a vets bring back, I got several great items from this vet, I got a call from him that he wanted to sell the items he brought back , I went to his home , he was in the hospital and we talked on the phone ,I bought all the items and we were going to get together in a week when he got out of the hospital , when I call his home to set up a meet , his wife told me he had died . 

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this vc/nva hammock was one of the other items that the vet had , it was in this pouch and carried on a belt, I will show more of this vets items later , I never could figure out what the pouch was originally for , or was it made for carrying the hammock?? could have been for rice and bowl maybe 

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all captured magazine and ammunition  chest rigs captured with original magazines and ammo and accessories . 

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way cool , Mac v sog captured, cadaver cut, not Chinese made this chest rig was  nva or vc made , look close at the toggles made of composite materi9al, came with three original mags and oil bottle , from Jason hardy at the dog tag .com 

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reverse side of the mac v sog captured vc / nva made chest pouch, very different from  a Chinese made unit .

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a most outstanding complete captured magazine ak chest rig, this is exactly as captured and brought back , the mags have a thin material cloth to water proof the mags , like a rain coat material, all three mags were wrapped in this material, there is a ground sheet, oil bottle, parachute cord, and rubber inner tube strap , not sure what that was for ,, to small for sandal repair this is a chi com made rig 

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a very rare shoulder carried magazine pouch, Chinese made , all mags are loaded with original rounds . found in a basement of a vet that had left his wife and she was selling all his items . this mag pouch is shown I a Mac v book dated 69 showing nva/vc field gear and uniforms . 

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ppsh 43 leather magazine pouch with magazine

I do not know the origin of this pouch or the mag, it is mag for a ppsh 43. items came in a large collection i purchased some years ago 

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rear of ppsh 43 pouch, has some markings on the strap and a star on stamped on the back of the leather pouch, there is also a small pouch for the oil bottle ,this cold be any soviet block country

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this great magazine pouch is most likely a nationalist Chinese pouch , or ww2 era pouch . not sure what it was for looks to be a Thompson machine gun magazine , during my search for identification on this pouch I have found it most looks like a  national chinese made pouch

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back of the national chinese pouch, more green color left on the back , the front is going back to the canvas color before the die was put in the material

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a captured french matt 49 magazine pouch 

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back of the original french matt 49 pouch 

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a captured pouch with documents , 

a chinese made ak chest rig with a 63 dated  pay record book . note that came  with rig states it was brought back by sgt dick mullard, advisor to the 48th arvn regiment 

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another great original captured rig complete with magazines and oil bottle 

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very cool, early chicom made ppsh 41 magazine pouch for the Chinese mags , in very good unused condition , may have come from a weapons cache

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a very early vc/nva helmet , cloth covered bamboo woven , only one like this i have seen 

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interior of woven hat, very well made , looks very close to the later nva issue helmet , there are some of these pictured in some of the books put out my mac v as captured head gear of the vc.nva

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a captured nva helmet, brought back by a Mac v sog vet , has documentation with pictures of the vet , from Jason hardy at the dog tag .com

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interior of above  captured helmet showing  the coolest thing about this helmet, the design done under the brim . this is a very sought after personalization of the north Vietnamese helmets.

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a Mac v sog bring back, picked up on a recon mission , it must have been discarded due to the missing suspension . documentation by Jason hardy at the dog tag

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interior of above helmet , showing missing suspension 

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battle damaged helmet, battle field pick up 

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interior of above battle damaged helmet, 

note

take a close look at the suspension , look were it mounts to the shell and the color of the mounts, they look pink, it was painted green, if its not pink under the green its not a standard war time issue 

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not nva canteen covers 

according to mac v sog  vets this was a ciso supplied cover to use in the cross border recon missions. 

this information comes from a source in mac v sog community 

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back of the above canteen covers 

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viet cong parade flag 

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vc flag sign found on a  viet cong jungle base camp 

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back of sign , this is a us canned soda , the era of this label according to the company archives is between late 50' to early 60's .  how the sheet  of steel got to Vietnam is a mystery 

update - 2/1/2011

I was contacted by man who was in vietnam in 73-75, he told me  that he saw suit cases made from sheets of the same soda can material , near plekui , thanks for the documentation George 

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original captured silk Viet cong flag . flag comes from john O'Connor . this is the first flag I bought for my collection years ago.

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close up of Vietnamese writing 

translates to 

tran-giay   mat = brazen faced trampled 

phong mien , trampled to death 

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I have a large collection of Viet cong and north Vietnamese war time boonies , field made and issue , here are 6 to start , all original , i keep a hat if it has something different about it than the others , i find most of hats are different unless they are nva reed green issue 

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a very nice field made or local Taylor shop made boonie , most don't have the plastic sweat band , this makes me think its a Taylor shop  made item.

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inside of the above boonie , showing the black liner and the plastic sweat band 

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original nva issue boonie, this one has been put away for years in a safe place, its 100% original , and in excellent condition, has the heavy plastic rain shield sewn in . between the liner and the outer cloth .

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interior of an original nva boonie hat, 

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real hard to find boonie,  viet cong main force kaki boonie, I have a shirt that matches this boonie exactly and is pictured in the previous pictures , this is a field or jungle shop sewn boonie , very rare color

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interior of viet cong main force kaki boonie 

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jungle work shop made viet cong boonie, made of green pieces of scrap cloth , old uniforms ect . the outer cover of the boonie is silk from a parachute  

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the interior of the above boonie, showing all the parchments that were used to sew the hat together .

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this is just a nice original vc boonie discolored from the elements and use , hat has smaller brim 

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interior of above boonie showing the construction of the hat 

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a  local made large brim boonie hat, kaki color , larger size 

 

interior of above boonie 

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captured boxes of Chinese 7.62x25 tokarev ammo , mfg. by the  Chinese State Factory at Mudanjang head stamp is ( 11) and date is ( 61) boxes were un opened , I opened one to look at the head stamp .

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a captured nva ,( Russian made) mig pilots helmet, the picture  of a north Vietnamese pilot in the cockpit of a mig wearing a helmet like this one comes with this and the magazine that has the original picture, the book is a north Vietnam magazine put out during the war , like our life magazine called Vietnam .

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COLLECTION OF MEDICAL ITEMS , POUCHES, FIRST AID KITS ALL VC/NVA

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THIS IS TWO VIALS IN A BOX THAT CAME IN THIS METAL TIN, THE INFORMATION ON THE BOX SAYS TO BRAKE THE VILE AND HOLE IT UP TO YOUR NOSE IN CASE OF GAS ATTACK . ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN VIALS ARE STILL FULL , INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN VIETNAMESE .

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THIS IS A  VC FIELD MADE POUCH WITH A MIXTURE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT ALL ITEMS ARE WHAT CAME IN THE POUCH THE BAMBOO HANDLE IS FIELD MADE TO HOLD A MODIFIED SCALPEL   , THE TIN HOLDS SOME metal pins to hold a wound closed   , A FIELD DRESSING AND PART OF A PLASTIC CLOTH .

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back of the previous pouch showing the field made belt loop 

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north vietnamese produced  first aid pouch , with two field dressing , one chinese and one french . this is a rare pouch , hard to find 

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north vietnamese produced first aid pouch with out the writing , it has a rubberized liner on the inside , the field dressing on the top is vietnaese made the bottom one is a chinese made dressing 

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reverse of this rare pouch 

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a us compass pouch or first aid pouch captured while being used my a vc to hold his field bandage, look at the bandage and how it was wrapped , in the thin material and then in a plastic cloth , looks like the sheet sent with the chicom sks chest rigs .

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standard aluminum issue tin with syringes and needles and a pair of scissors 

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another aluminum issue tin with syringes and needles , this one has a real odd aluminum cylinder with cap to hold the needles 

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filed modification of a m-79 bandoleer to a belt carried Viet cong first aid pouch, pouch contains several kinds of field dressing and two tourniquets and a Chinese marked folding scissors , very cool kit 

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us ww2 pouch  taken off captured vc, in pouch were the rare vietnamese issue roller bandages and one newer nva bandage 

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chicom issue to north Vietnamese as carried by many nva during the war, this one is complete with roller bandages and gauze bandages, this second type of bandage is not often seen and is considered rare.

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a captured chicom issue pouch with an unknown unmarked baggage dated 69, looks like a  medial cross in the stamp to the left .

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an original war time captured medical case, made of aluminum ,  

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a medical kit bought post war , could be original but i know it was bought in ho city in the late 90's  looks the same as the original .

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a pair of blue main force viet cong uniform pants , very hard to find , this pair is in very good condtion 

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inside of the blue main force pants above 

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a most original set of captured nva reed green shirt and pants , salty , take a close look at an original set 

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close up of nva reed green issue shirt 

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close up of the nva issue reed green pants 

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a captured nva officers 4 pocket shirt and pants with original chicom belt , this item is original and as brought back from bought from john oconner

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close up of the detal of the pants of above uniform 

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original female nva office captured uniform , coat and pants , salty , 

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a pair of nva reed green pants 

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a very unusual pouch, i have never found another , could be for radio antenna or ?? has start like a chicom item on the snap, if you know or have one of these , please let me know.

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a real vc flag with documentation , brought back by a special forces vet, camp dong thin ( b-51) 69-70, from jason hardy at the dog tag

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a captured vc shirt , made of parachute material,  documentation is comes with the shirt, special forces captured and brought home by a sf vet. from Jason hardy at the dog tag 

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captured grouping from a Mac v sog vet named  , Sheppard, ccc , from Jason hardy , captured  canteen , ho sandals , leather ak sling , oil bottle and cd with pictures of this vet severing with sog   see the special forces Mack v sog section for pictures of this vet in country.

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captured grouping from captain john martin who served with   Mac v team 162 while advising the south Vietnamese airborne in 1968

items include a canteen with bullet hole , chi com belt , salty sks pouch and a metal part of a chi com grenade and a letter of documentation from john o Conner .

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a captured viet cong  field expedient jungle made mag pouch to hold m-16 mags , came attached to a standard us equipment belt 

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reverse of the  vc mag pouch belt with attachments , no load Bering shoulder straps were with this when I received it , but it must have had them at one time this is heavy loaded 

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canteens ! canteens! canteens!

one of the most captured items brought back  from the viet nam war next to captured belts 

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chi com canteens in belt carried covers , these are all war time covers , note the one cap is different than the others in size 

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chi com canteens out of the carriers 

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backs of the carriers showing the belt attachments 

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huge plastic canteen , the straps have loops to be worn like a back over the shoulders , I have no idea if this canteen was used during the war, I picked it up because it was so unique .

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chi com canteens showing the various types of harness's that were common during the war the blue cap is said to be for medical personal 

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canteens were decorated many times with names and designs put on by the owners this one has a large initial , also has a brown color not the usual green 

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look close at this canteen it shows a hand with the fingers in a v for victory , not sure if the vet that captured it did this or the nva solider a very cool find 

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a captured canteen with a cross and a st Christopher medal attached , 

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I believe these captured canteens are copies of the Japanese ww2 canteens, they are  chi com made , the canteen on the left has a jungle made strap out of a belt or ???? the right one is the standard for this type of canteen .

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alum canteen dated 61 with a jungle made cloth carrier , I do not know who made this canteen or country of origin  , if you do let me know .. 

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back of the jungle made carrier for this odd unusual canteen 

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front of the jungle made carrier 

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way cool captured off of a vc , canteen is a russian canteen with a captured us pouch and a shoulder strap made out of parachute material 

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a not often seen field expedient addition , a sock pulled over the canteen for insulation 

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french canteens used by the viet cong  

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a outstanding original nva/vc canteen 

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unknown captured canteen 

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russian ww2 canteen 

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a south Vietnamese canteen used by the vc in a north Vietnamese made carrier 

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a captured canteen , much larger than the standard chi com canteen , only one of these i have found 

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a north vienamese or vc jungle made rpg rocket carrier , I bought this off the vet that captured it . 100% original . this is the only one i have ever seen like this 

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pockets for rocket heads, the blue container came with the carrier and held the propellant for the rockets . it is empty 

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additional views of the pack

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additional views of the pack

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additional views 

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additional views 

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rpg rockets , INert , foamed filled , used for 

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rare chinese drum pouch for a type 53 , 7.62x 54 r rimmed case same as the russian Degtyarve and holds 47 rounds , the drum is soviet block drum 

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group of chinese, soviet , rpd drums and pouches 

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rpd pouch and drum , not sure of origin or country 

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russian rpd pouch and drum 

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chinese type 56 , rpd pouch and drum 

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early Chinese or local made pouch for the type 56 with Viet cong name and initials on the pouch . I owned this early in my collecting and sold it and saw it again on eaby and picked it back up , great item 

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front of above pouch hole is were the wire lever has rubbed it with much use 

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100% real war time ho sandles 

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pair #1

note the wear on the sandals , the edges are not sharp, this is the first thing in look for in a sandal , the vets had sandals made in the local village and brought them home or used them for shower shoes  and current made ones don't exhibit this wear or character 

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Pair #1

note the tread design , they were made from the same tire, and show the same amount of wear. the innertube straps are worn off on the front of the shoe 

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pair #2

a very nice matched set of ho sandles , show honest wear and are original 

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pair#2

bottom of this pair shows heavy wear, no straps are visible and the tread match  edges are smooth from use 

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pair #3

original but miss matched , this was common to find a vc with two different tread designs , this pair shows use and has smooth edges from wear 

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pair #3 

bottom of pair same size . different tire tread

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this single sandal was picked up in si gon the day after tet 68, the vet I got this from said there were sandals laying everywhere, he could not find two alike so he just took this one .

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single shows it was worn and has all the correct feathers of an original war tie sandal 

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belts

a favorite bring back  item for the nam vets was a captured belt 

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two early belts , could be viet minn  or early advisor period , brass star buckle 

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a group of original belts, I am no expert on belts , most are I believe are jungle made copys of chicom type belts exported to vietnam , all seem to be pistol belts or service type for equipment 

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copy of a us pistol belt , I have ask many friends about this belt and is it post war or war time? I  have not seen this belt in pictures of the nva or vc, they are mostly wearing our us belts or chicom belts . these may have been exported by china to all communist armies in the conflict . a belt that could use all of our equipment that was captured or stolen  , worn by the  north , Cambodia and  Laos .

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belts i could not identify as to who made them or country of origin  

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all belts are chinese type exported to the north for use in the war 

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a very rare holster, chinese holster , for the silenced pistol , the silenced 7.65 pistol of chicom origin was used by the nva / vc 

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tw0  typical types of chi com holsters used by the nva and vc throughout  war 

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a group of modified and field expedient pouches , some are hand made some are parts of Chinese chest rigs for the sks and ak .  

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reverse of the above pouches and holster , the holster  looks to have been a leg holster or a real thin person 

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this is a great item, its 100% original  and was a bring back item from Laos in 1961, hmong in origin , this is a tribal item used by the Viet cong during the war and know as a jungle talker . this one came to the states in 1961 , brought home by a CIA operative . 

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nva / viet cong chi com gas mask 

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nva . viet cong chi com gas mask with original carry bags 

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vietnamese writing on side of the gas mask 

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three soviet block ak mag pouches , exported to Vietnam from communist block countries for use by nva and vc 

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reverse of the soviet block ak pouches 

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a very nice condition Vietnamese made pouch for the ak

pouch is made of thin material and incorporates the wood toggle  

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back of the vietnamese made pouch 

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vietnamese made ak mag pouch with aluminum toggles , very rare piece 

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reverse of vietnamese made ak pouch 

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a odd sks pouch with ties 

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a chi com captured sks chest rig 

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above pouch showing Chinese writing on back of sterile pouch

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hard one to find , sks chest rig with bakelite buttons , type of buttons used on Chinese military uniforms 

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a captured sks rig showing a odd material for one pocket 

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a much sought after mustard yellow captured sks chest rig, 

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a real nice original sks captured chest rig 

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a sks chest rig with ties , hard one to find 

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back of sks pouch with Vietnamese or Chinese symbols 

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nice sks pouch great color with stamp inside of the flap , I think this was added to good items after the war when we first were allowed to go back to Vietnam in the late 80,s early 90,s ,  I think they wanted to make these items appear original , and allot of them were .

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type 53 chest rigs for the 7.62 x 54R cartridge , each pocket would hold two five round stripper clips , used for all type 44 and type 53 mosin nagant type rifles 

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to vietnamese made jungle work shop chest rig and a captured bandolier like the us . 

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two soviet block leather mag pouches , these were bring backs from a vet , not sure what country they originated in. the market is flooded with these type of pouches 

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reverse of the leather mag pouches 

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a highly modified m-1 carbine mag, with a jungle clip and holes to tell how many rounds are left in the mag , held together with electrical tape , taken off dead vc 

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a north Vietnamese made , main force vc used shoulder pad for carrying a mortar .

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a vc mag pouch , jungle work shop made , light material 

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ppsh 41 mag pouch of unknown origin , could be vc made or soviet block or chinese ,

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what the heck are these 

If you know please let me know, I can tell you they are not broom handles, flare pistols , I have tried all weapons I know of used during the war , they are Russian im sure , the one came on a captured belt with a canteen and ground sheet and knife attached , the second one I saw on eaby years later and bought it because its the only other one I have ever seen , I have been thru all the books on holsters and equipment of the soviet army and I cant find this item

update !

I was contacted by two collectors on this holster, its Russian , or soviet block country, The holster is for a PM -63, I will be adding a picture of the weapon captured. it was stated that these were used by the Dac Cong , nva special forces . this weapon was used by all soviet block countries , not sure origin of this but it looks Russian. 

thank you Eugene and Karol S 

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a Chinese ak three cell mag pouch with mags and oilier 

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this is a rare pouch , listed in the us book on vc and nva field gear dated 1969 . this is a 5 cell pouch , with  oil bottle as captured and brought back 

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a salty captured soviet block or east german   rpg rocket  back pack, this one is rubberized canvas and is well made , no markings . 

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rear view of the rpg rocket back pack 

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this looks to be a nva made ak chest rig, copy of the chinese chest rig 

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back of the above rig, ( im not sure of what that is )

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a very nice chinese ak chest rig reed green 

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this is a mess, not sure , could be vietnam or could be iraq war . found in a mess of uniforms from a vet all vietnam era not current .

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a very nice sterile mag pouch , 

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back of sterile mag pouch with Vietnamese writing 

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captured vc/nva  map pouch , 

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captured map currier pouch 

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captured foliage camouflage rings , used by the vc and nva to attatch camouflage to there packs ect  

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a =great pair of captured binoculars with a hand made case 

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no idea of manufacture or country they were made in 

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captured Chinese military binoculars with original case 

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close up of the top of the Chinese binoculars , stll have good optics 

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writing inside of the  chinese case case 

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 captured  Russian military  binoculars with Russian military case have star and sickle dated 1940. 

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close up of the russian date 

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a pair of us binoculars captured from a vc 

 nva0392.JPG (513950 bytes)

a captured pair a Japanese binoculars in bad shape , these have been repaired and have bad optics 

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a hard to find Vietnamese jungle workshop made chest rig , looks to be made for the 7.62 type 53 rifle ammo and has the brown bakelite toggles . 

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back of the above chest rig 

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a chinese issue shovel supplied to the nva all during the war 

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the markings on the above shovel , this one is dated 1969 and is unissued 

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a very neat captured item off a vc solider , its a us military signal mirror , this one is cut down and has had a hole drilled in it to add a neck string  

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a very cool one of flag, this came from the estate of general hal mc gowan , its made of a heavy satin or rayon material , this was brought back by him in 1968 after his tour . 58 x 35

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this is a very heavy flag, it has rope ends to tie it up and the star is painted on both sides of the flag , this came from john Conner  52 x 40 

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a captured nva flag , white star , 

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writing on above flag 

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a very large satin vc pennant with embroidered  star , 19 wide 32 long 

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this Chinese flag and the one nva flag below were captured in Laos and given to a CIA operative who brought them home, both flags are maker marked and or huge sized / 7'6" x 4'2--

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captured nva flag that was captured at the same time and the chinese flag above , 

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name of maker on both flags 

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closer up of the flags stars , these flags came from john Conner, I was standing there when he opened the box these came in direct from the man that brought them back 

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1968 dated chinese captured flag  flag is 37"x 24"

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reverse of 68 dated flag , sun faded 

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a very nice original captured vc flag , great color 

48 x 32

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new condition but original captured nva flag  49 x 30

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vc security forces , this is a rare flag, it is green in place of the blue on the vc flag, this was for the security forces of the PLAF 

37 x 26

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damaged nva flag , 

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captured original nva flag , still have the strings it was tied to the pole with 

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one old poor shape nva flag 

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way cool 

original vs. main force acetate uniform with blue buttons , 

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uniform top close up  

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uniform pant construction 

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rear of pants 

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nva cold weather vest , reversible with dark green interior 

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kaki cold weather nva vest 

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nva cold weather vest with kaki interior 

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original nva reed green uniform , see pants in next picture . these came from john oconner 

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reed green nva enlisted uniform pants , original and go with the uniform shirt above 

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a mint set of  female  viet cong shirt and pants 

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a great set of original reed green officer shirt and pants , has the loops on the shoulder , this is a 1970's type shirt 

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a great set of enlisted men's reed green uniform set in very nice condition 

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small nva officers uniform , 

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captured sappers shirt and shorts . 

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pair of vc or local type black pj's

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rare officers kaki set shirt and pants 

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rare officers set of the darker kaki shirt and pants 

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captured nva hammock , was in a nva ruck sack 

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a captured vc local made ( montagnard) hammock 

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a very large kaki nva rice tube or elephant gut , this one has a quarter master stamp , extremely rare 

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close up of the rice tube nva stamp 

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rice tube shows heavy use 

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found at the race track outside of Saigon during the tet offensive of 1968 

I was with john Conner when he opened the box these came in , they were used by a vet at displays at schools there were two of each color , john took two and I took two there are ten scarf's  to a bolt , uncut , these are original scarf's to be worn by the vc during the tet for identification 

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a captured chi com shovel with a vine for a sling 

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a mint unissued chi com , nva pistol belt 

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a mint unissued chi com uniform belt dated 1967

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a mint unissued chi com nva or vc pistol belt , come from the city in cambodia , brought back by 101st airborne vet in 1970

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a mint chi com composite belt , plastic or other material , as used by the nva for a uniform belt 

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a mint unused nva / vc kaki canteen cover , chi com made 

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rear of a reed green canteen cover , 

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real salty captured  chi com made , nva vc used , early war 5 cell pouch dated 1961

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back of pouch  showing a chinese date of 1961 

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a east German flag , found in Vietnam during the war , this is a east German youth party flag .

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4 cell type grenade pouch chinese origin 

there were many types of these used in the war , some jungle made , some nva made , some imported from china here are a few types 

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another 4 cell pouch of chinese origin 

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another type of 4 cell pouch , chinese origin 

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back of above pouch showing Chinese characters  

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a very nice unissued sks chest rig 

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back of the above chest rig dated in the 60's

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a captured ground cloth 

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a very very early  captured vc carried chi com ak pouch , this is a very rare pouch with the snap closure

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back of this rare pouch 

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close up of the Chinese label on the back of the mag pouch 

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a few more sks rig s

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chiinese dates on back of rigs 

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a salty captured rig 

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a very nice kaki rig 

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a Russian shirt made for the Vietnam conflict to be worn by Russian advisors when in Vietnam . shirt looks like a copy of an nva uniform shirt ,  

a friend of mine who is russian found this and sent it to me , its out of the russian military stores 

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inside of the Russian shirt 

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notice the sleeve has buttons , the buttons are Asian type with the ground edges ?

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a chinese officers uniform as worn by some nva officers during the war 

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another style of Chinese officers uniform wore during the Vietnam war 

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a huge size chinese made kaki uniform 

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1967 dated Chinese hat as worn by the pathet lau 

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a captured pennant , brought back by a 5th special forces solider and comes from a museum with documents 

$700.00

this item is for sale with the custom frame , it came from a riverene vet that pursed it from the museum for his personal collection , he was moving to fla and had no room for it .

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a rare kaki one pocket small jungle workshop  back pack , vc worn 

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a captured nva back back 

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found in the captured back pack is a French rubberized material ground sheet or tarp used as a ground sheet or tent by the nva or vc that carried this pack

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close up of the french markings on the ground sheet 

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a very special addition to this collection !!!

this was a gift from a very special USMC veteran who I have great respect for , his name is Aubie Camp , you can google him and read about this heroic actions in this war , he is a real hero , and a nice person , this is a viet cong jungle made  steel punji  in concrete that he personally brought back and donated to this collection, thank you Mr. Camp 

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this may be the most outstanding find of this collection . jungle workshop made first aid station lantern 

this  may be one of one 

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interior showing the hand made oil lamp and the plastic red painted lens , this is a very well made item, tin , spot welded , all hand made .

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close up of the oil lamp 

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lantern is small 4 x 4 x 6 

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lantern was made to mare a first aid station are jungle medical unit location in night time to aid the vc or nva who were wounded ., one can only see the cross at night no other light is visible  

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captured custom made viet cong knife

knife and sheath are well made , horn handle, sheath is in country type leather and workmanship

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blade is very heavy, 3/16 thick, looks like it was made from a truck spring like the type nyguyen  Dan made during the war  , horn handle , finger groves 

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on the back of the sheath its marked 

mike lynch , 1970 cambodia border , viet cong 

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captured Viet cong combat belt rig with markarov holster and knife, knife is a customized us air force survival knife with a hand made sheath  and a chi come canteen 

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back of belt rig 

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picture of knife 

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this is another combat belt rig taken off a Viet cong , shows heavy use and chicom case and mag pouches of origin.. belt is one that is seen a lot used by the vc as a combat belt 

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very complete vc combat belt rig, has ground sheet, cloth bag with bowl, grenades ( dewat ) and canteen , 

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another view of belt rig, note the wire ring on the rice bowl for attaching to a ruck 

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rear view of belt rig 

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vc captured belt rig with hand make knife , this is a vc pistol belt , pistol is not show.

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another  view of above pistol belt  

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very odd mac v sog captured over the fence helmet , unknown origin , picked up my sog over the fence and brought back, it was wore around base by the men , there is a light piece symbol on the front , this came from jason hardy , the dog tag , he got this from a sog vet 

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inside of odd helmet , has commo wire as a chin strap 

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bring back Russian helmet , dated 1948 , in very nice condition . 

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inside of helmet 

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Russian markings and date 

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Viet cong made turtle mine , picture shows VC making a turtle mine, this exact mine is pictured in Emering's book , another pictures of a stack of captured turtle mines in Nam 

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viet cong DH -10 Mine , improvised anti tank mine 

this mine is pictured in Emering's book 

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VIET CONG tin can mine , made with small  steel rod cut in small pieces around the sides , brass shell from a bullet used to detonate the mine 

nva0505.jpg (674391 bytes)

JUNGLE MADE SHRAPNEL 

concrete with metal rods cut in small pieces , was part of a mine .

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Viet Cong anti personal devise , 

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Viet Con anti personal device , made out of wood , wire , and a us 50 cal shell 

nva0510.jpg (403391 bytes)

VC COPY OF A RUSSIAN SHOE BOX MINE

this exact box is shown in Emerings book 

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RUSSIAN SHOE BOX MINE TRAINING PIECE 

nva0513.jpg (404074 bytes)

VIET CONG IMPROVISED MINE WITH DETONATOR 

bamboo stick to anchor the devise in the ground , would have had a trip wire to detonate 

nva0514.jpg (510251 bytes)

chi com or Viet cong stick grenade mines , used as anti personal mines 

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close up of the mines 

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two different types of short stick grenades with original pouch 

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another view of above 

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salty capture jungle made grenades with very well used two cell pouch

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jungle work shop made Viet Cong grenades and improvised 2 cell leather pouch 

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jungle made grenades with pouch 

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jungle made grenades with back pouch 

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captured short stick grenades and pouch 

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captured short stick grenades with 2 cell pouch , wax sealed string 

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captured short stick grenades 

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very rare early French grenades , captured as you see them carried in a belt type VC canteen pouch. these were captured from the French prior to 1954 .

nva0537.jpg (373530 bytes)

tow captured Chi Com copys of  Russian grenades .

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VIET CONG JUNGLE MADE GRENADE 

made from a C ration can 

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a very nice short stick jungle made Viet Cong grenade 

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captured very rare French grenade  

 A VERY RARE GRENADE 

nva0545.jpg (478694 bytes)

A BRITISH GRENADE AND A VIET CONG COPY OF A BRITISH GRENADE .

nva0546.jpg (535314 bytes)

CHI COM TRAINING GRENADE 

I have seen this grenade in a book at one time , I do not remember what book, if you have seen this in a book please let me know what one .

nva0547.jpg (421854 bytes)

chicom training gernade 

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French 50mm mortar round 

captured from viet cong 

6-10-63

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one aluminum on teak grenade viet cong jungle work shop grenade molds .

nva0551.jpg (501594 bytes)

chi com mortar round 

nva0553.jpg (257482 bytes)

Chi Com Heat grenade with parachute 

nva0554.jpg (295970 bytes)

extremely rare soviet ak slab side magazine 

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long stick chi com grenades 

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late version of chi com grenades with screw tops 

nva0560.jpg (606926 bytes) nva0561.jpg (569963 bytes)nva0562.jpg (546823 bytes)

2 CELL POUCH WITH TWO LONG STICK GRENADES 

nva0563.jpg (475722 bytes)

BROUGHT BACK FROM DAC TO VIETNAM , DUG UP DURING SOME EXCAVATION AT THE CAMP , CHI COM MORTAR ROUND TAIL SECTION AND SHRAPNEL 

nva0564.jpg (667971 bytes)

ORIGINAL CAPTURED 7.62 X 39 WITH ORIGINAL CORRECT MARKED STRIPPER CLIPS 

nva0565.jpg (582378 bytes)

A VEIT CONG JUNGLE MADE GRENADE HEAD 

nva0566.jpg (542154 bytes)

FLASHETTS ROUNDS FOR A 105/155

nva0567.jpg (474618 bytes)

ORIGINAL BOOBIE TRAPS AND PUNJI STAKES 

THE FLY TRAP WITH THE NAILS HAS A LETTER FROM THE VET SHOWING HOW HE FOUND IT IN VIETNAM 

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captured early war vc shotgun

made to look like a us BAR. magazine  holds 4 rounds of unknown shot shell , its bolt action , all hand made , most of the shot gun used a modified 50 cal shell filled with powder and rock or small scraps of metal .

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reverse side of the shot gun 

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documented captured vc/nva knife, the knife is original with the shears .

 

Jason Hardy Collection 

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documented captured knife , with shears , this is an rare early nva issue knife with the two brass rivets

 

Jason Hardy collection 

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very rare VC captured map 

hand drawn on rice paper , special forces captured , has  document from the vet 

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close up of map , I plan to find out what area this was in when i get time . 

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battle field pickup 

type 53 Chinese M-20 with bullet damage . gun or owner took two rounds , lanyard is original to the gun 

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I have an article from the AUTO MAG , napca magazine that describes this weapon or one like it going around in Vietnam during the war , it describes the damage to a T . 

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? Viet cong ? or  inprovised stick grenade , us grenade on a hand made stick with a timer , not sure who made this one , found at a military shop in St Louis , INERT 

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VIET CONG SHOT GUN

captured bring back vc shotgun ,  jungle made , made to look like a O3springfield , takes a modifed 50 cal round filled with rocks or metal pieces . 

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close up of the reciever and bolt 

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VIET CONG SHOTGUN 

another hand made VC shotgun , also made to look like a US weapon 

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VIET CONG SHOTGUN 

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Viet cong captured handcuffs

only ones known , captured by a ARVN and carried until he was killed and taken from him by a special forces sog vet . there is a letter from the vet with documentation from Jason hardy 

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captured sks

gun was hit with a claymore mine and the stock was destoryed , now has a jungle made stock ,

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captured sks

close up of the claymore mine hits in the barrel 

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captured soviet 91/30, original sniper gun with turned down bolt and scope mount , stock is a jungle made replacement , cant hardly tell its not the original until you look close

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captured chicom rpg 2

very rare nva proof mark 

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nva star with a #1 in the center 

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captured VC/NVA AK furniture , gas tube and bayonet , special forces bring back , pistol grip has two bullet holes in  it , from Jason Hardy at the Dog Tag

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Viet cong silk scarf 

only one I have ever had or found, very faded as all these SILK SCARVES  were due to the type of dye used during the war, SCARF WAS READ AND BLUE AT ONE TIME , it has been folded and stored since the war , 

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NVA belt buckle 

theater made , sand cast , very rare . I have never seen another 

very well made

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CAPTURE VC BELT WITH MODIFIED US M-1 GARAND AMMO POUCH 

VERY ODD BELT , NEVER SAW ONE LIKE THIS , TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE FIRST PICTURE OF THE FIBERS THAT ARE IN THE BELT , THIS IS NOT A US BELT , ITS FLIMSY COMPARED TO A US BELT

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Extremely rare North Vietnamese Copy of a Chinese double barrel flare gun, with the original holster .

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captured -documented VC machete 

captured at Ban Me Thout RSVN 

December  1961 by SSG W. WRIGHT 

A VERY EARLY CAPTURED PIECE      325.00

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A very nice Viet Cong  captured GI bring back Russian binoculars in very good condition , with inferred lenses .

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A captured Russian binoculars case with Vietnamese writing in the lid , GI bring back .

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1940'S FRENCH RAILWAY LANTERN 

F0UND IN VIETNAM 

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Viet Cong  jungle made pistol with capture papers 

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Viet Cong  jungle made pistol 

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Viet Cong  jungle made pistol copy of a broom handle 

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Viet cong  TOE POPPER  booby trap with documentation , from the Allan Wegscheider collection , originally from Jason Hardy at the dog tag, SOG captured with letter and picture of vet. made to hold 2 45 caliber rounds

 

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very original VC bamboo booby trap , made to hold explosives , from the Allan Wegscheider collection .

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super rare , may be only complete inert mine of its type in any collection . from the Allan Wegscheider collection , 

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Viet cong bamboo mine showing the misc parts, glass was used as shrapnel , the instructions were captured with the mine and are in Vietnamese on rice paper .

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three shoe box mines , inert , these were in the Emering collection and are shown in the his book pages 111 and 112 from the Allan Wegscheider collection . 

 

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Original captured NVA / VC captured lighter , from the Allan Wegscheider collection , 

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original captured kadaber cut , removed from deseased  NVA/VC. missing the part of the buckle .from the Allan Wegscheider collection .

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Original captured VIET CONG, helmet, standard plastic helmet , cloth cover with parachute camouflage , old tape inside says , this hat taken from a dead no. vc near My Tua so. Vietnam, hard to find in any condition. one of the best I have ever found 

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Vietnam captured flare pistol, Russian model 1944, first year , only year not dated , all soviet block countries would adopt this design . rare . from the Allan Wegscheider collection 

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captured Russian Mess Kit, WW2 type , from the Allan wegscheider collection 

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very cool , captured VC canteen , US canteen pouch , died black , field modified with US equipment belt with snap for belt carry , chi com canteen from the Allan Wegscheider collection .

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super neat , VC tunnel lamp , this came first from the Lulling collection, from the Allan Wegscheider collection . 

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captured early canteen with star and original issue nva canteen cover, this one has great character  , from the Allan Wegscheider collection , very nice .

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THIS PIECE TALKS 

NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THIS . 

THANK YOU ALLAN, ONE OF THE BEST PIECES IN MY COLLECTION . 

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a very original chi com captured belt , great charatcher , the original owner hand engraved a star on the buckle , they dont get much better or more original that this one

thanks Clayton, this is a great piece .

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a real outstanding  jungle made belt  with a jungle cast buckle , all jungle work shop made , outstanding and original vc belt 

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a very odd and super neat item from Jason Hardy at the dog tag , special forces used cannon 8mm movie camera , the hole in the case is from an attack on the base . the mortor round came home as you see it in the case, it was from the attack, and is inert ,

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I was told that the vets wife is looking for the movies of the attack that her Husband took with this camera when they they were attacked . there is more info on  this great piece and I will update this as soon as I receive them 

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one of my best things ever

a friend of mine had this come into his shop , it had my name all over it . its a jungle made rifle , not a shot gun ! it chambers a 7.62 x 39 round, i put one in with just a primer and it fired the primer . 

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this is to me an outstanding find, the words on the stock are not translated yet, soon, close up of the jungle work shop action, hard to beat this as a vietnam bring back 

 

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100% original vc flag from 1962, advisor period , brought back by a navy vet that was there to set up the Junk Force , this is from his estate , bought from the son, 100% silk flag , it does not get any better than this .

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a vet bring back , well made,  decorated lon nol , typical Vietnamese ethnic hat as worn by peasants and vc , this is a very unusual hat for a affluent Vietnamese 

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original vet bring back , nva captured ruck, very salty , has been in storage for years . this item is for sale in the for sale section

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a very right as rain captured belt , this belt talks , its been there and looks it , it was a purchase with some other items, I did not look close at it until I got it here , I could not believe I did not see this in the pictures , I have one Identical to this with capture papers from a friend , he got it on Hamburger hill , he also got wounded on that Hill !

a original vc captured neck scarf , salty has stains , vet purchase many years ago, I just located it in my storage area very very cool and original , look close at the edges , they have been worked to look like fringe . 

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captured viet cong jungle made  rat trap booby trap, was made to fire a 50 cal round with a trip wire , 

inert / filled with epoxy 

from the Allan Wegscheider collection 

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chi com 122mm optical site case

captured in Nha Trang during the TET , brought back by a captain in the attached to the CIDG , security forces 67-68, this came with a letter with the vets name and unit info . 

from the Allan Wegscheider collection 

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captured with above item

captured  122mm chi com rocket case , brought back by the vet with the above 122mm site case, captured during TET in Nha Trang 

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back of the 122mm rocket pouch with a field expedient hanger attached for clip on carry 

from the Allan wegscheider collection 

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unique ! viet cong claymore mine 

hand made copy of our claymore mine, made of tin, INERT

this is the one that was in Emmerings book .

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rear of the viet cong claymore mine, marked MD on the back ? the wood is added to set the mine up it is made to stick the legs in the ground, INERT, from the Allan Wegscheider collection

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original Darrell Lulling item

captured Russian ppsh drum pouch, originally from the collection of Darrell Lulling in his book, page page 30, fig 62

from the Allan Wegscheider collection 

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a captured bandolier , looks to be a European ww2 type of cloth .

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captured viet cong field made belt , using a viet cong buckle with a seat belt from a us  helicopter ,

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inside of the viet cong belt with the us markings on the belt .

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rare captured russian radio 

I purchased this from the vet that brought it back, he told me he was hunting  near the DMZ , tiger hunting with some buddys , they found some tigers one had a radio , as he put it , I have not been able to contact Al any longer , I know he had cancer , he could barely type last we talked , he was writing the about the radios capture and his time in nam, I only have the first few letters, they stopped and I have been unable to make contact with him .

 

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radio has all the accessories and lights up with power, this can be used as a base radio or a back pack radio, top picture show all set ups , bottom picture is with the pad attached and straps for back pack carry  and head phones with push button mike . also are the antenna and shoulder pouch for accessories .

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original ho chi mihn sandals 

a great original pair of vc / nva sandals , some ways of telling original is the straps are worn off the bottom , not sticking thru like they were just made and the top edges are a good sign, they are ground off to a smooth edge for comfort , 

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super rare,  khaki nva shirt 

original nva made uniform correct in everyway , this is a hard one to find being khaki color, shirt shows used and has some soiling , this was a museum piece and is marked with museum numbers , a really great find . 

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super salty original main force VC uniform

this is a great set , very very salty, seams are torn in some places, very unusual color , the vc  field dyed there uniforms with colors they could find, this one is very faded , was on display in a museum and has museum numbers 

 

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very rare original NVA made pouch

pouch is in very good used condition, these are hard to find , this one has been in a  museum and has museum markings 

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 rare khaki vietcong uniform

rare original main force vietcong khaki uniform , ink stains in the top pocket from a pen. this came from a museum and has the museum numbers on the garment 

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1969 captured soviet block mag pouch , unusual with the leather insert on the inside of the flap, museum marked 

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one of the best original captured  NVA /VC document /map case I have ever found, still has the map marking pencils in the pouch, named , this is from a museum and is has museum numbers on the pouch 

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canteen with art work

I think this is the best one of these i have , the art work is I think by two different artist , this side is not signed , and is not as bold as the other side , 

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canteen with art work

this side of the canteen is much bolder art work and is signed , I have started looking at canteens to see if this person did any other canteens , if you have any canteens with art work and it is signed by this artist please contact me .

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documented Viet cong knife 

this knife was part of a collection that was sold recently , just a great original knife with the vets information, name , and were captured , 

 

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unissued second issue nva knife 

this knife is almost mint, it looks unissued , has original sheath with repaired brass  prong to hole the strap in the locked position . the first issue knife has two rivets , the ones I see now have nails holding the wood on, these are being rehandled by the yards today and sold as original . 

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F/51st LRRP captured viet cong knife 

found this on eaby , there is a web site for the F/51st , I had never heard of them , its worth a look to read about this rare unit , they were only in theater for 438 days . the knife is out of site cool, looks to be made from a file , sheath is hand made and original to the knife . 

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opposite side of the knife with markings on handle. I really like this knife , it talks 

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training target  helicopter model 

this came out of Laos recently , I have one that is a huey target model to train the Viet Cong to shoot at a moving helicopter , I have not ever seen one of twin rotor type as this one is .   

 

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captured Hallicrafters village radio 

taken from captured vc who captured it from a village , radio is in original captured condition , has Vietnamese language on radio . this came from the vet that captured it and brought it back .

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rare original captured pair of bamboo hand made sandals , only ones I have ever seen , brought back by a 173 veteran , found by John O'Conner in a Missouri consignment store , note was left for family to contact John with vets information . I purchased these from John

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CAPTURED SILK VIET-CONG FLAG 

CAPTURED BY USSF SFC MARCUS L HUSTON IN THE AN LOA VALLEY 

MR. HUSTON'S STORY IS AVAILABLE IN THE BOOK THE ETHER ZONE  

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THIS FLAG WAS ACQUIRED BY A VETS BROTHER THAT TOURED VIETNAM IN THE EARLY 90'S . THIS LOOKS TO BE GIDEON FOR THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE ARMY , DURING ONE TRIP WHEN THERE TRUCK  BROKE DOWN AND THEY HAD TO WALK ,THEY STOPPED AT A SMALL VILLAGE , THE GROUP WANTED TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WAR AND THE VILLAGE , ONE OF THE VILLAGERS BROUGHT THIS OUT AND SOLD IT TO ONE OF THE MEN. THE REASON I LIKE THIS PIECE IS I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER, AND UNTIL THE LATE 90'S THIS FLAG WAS BANNED IN VIETNAM .  

THE MAN WHO BROUGHT HIS BACK BROUGHT BACK SOME REALLY NEAT STUFF THAT NO ONE I KNOW OF HAS EVER BROUGHT BACK. HE IS A REAL HISTORIAN OF THIS WAR AND WENT TO EVERY BATTLE FIELD HE COULD TALK OR BRIBE THE GUIDES TO TAKE THEM , SOME WERE CLOSED AND OFF LIMITS TO ANY VISITORS AFTER HE WAS IN VIETNAM .

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A VERY UNUSUAL THEATER MADE VIET- CONG HELMET , THIS CAME ALSO FROM SFC MARCUS L HUSTON , MENTIONED ABOVE WITH THE SILK VIET CONG FLAG 

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VERY NICE NVA HELMET WITH very rare ORIGINAL NVA AN-NINH UNIT BADGE

the An Ninh units were security units of the NVA ,the material of the hat quite different from most reed green helmets .

Helmet was purchased from Bay State Militaria .  

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CUSTOM MADE VC GRENADE SET 

A VERY SAFE DISPLAY PIECE 

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ONE OF THE BEST DISPLAY PIECES I HAVE EVER FOUND, THIS SET WAS ON DISPLAY IN MY OFFICE FOR YEARS , IT WAS MADE FOR A VIETNAM DISPLAY IN A MUSEUM . THEY WANTED IT TO LOOK AUTHENTIC , IT IS VERY REAL LOOKING ( IT HAS FOOLED SOME REAL EXPERTS OVER THE YEARS ). MADE TO LOOK LIKE A JUNGLE WORKSHOP RATION CAN GRENADE WITH JUNGLE MADE POUCH. NO THIS IS NOT REAL , NEVER WAS, NEVER WILL BE (INERT ! )

THE GRENADES ARE HEAVY AS ORIGINALS , FILLED WITH SAND ,

 

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unique captured vet bring back Viet-cong helmet 

plastic Vietnamese made pith helmet covered with us camo parachute silk,  one side has the seam that was part of the parachute . looks to have had some insignia or start glued on the silk at one time .