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by Gustaf
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: A new home for my collection

We have been getting the bunker ready for an open house sometime in the month of November, we will host the member's meeting of the Minidoka County Historical Society and the general public sometime after Veteran's Day. The time and date will be announced when we get things ironed out. DSCN0087.JPG ...
by Gustaf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M1915 Bavarian
Replies: 18
Views: 371

Re: M1915 Bavarian

Metric is a better system, but Centigrade is not really a very good measurement of temperature. It is based on water's state while Fahrenheit is based on the human condition.
by Gustaf
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Minor Disaster!

Glad the remodel is a success and that the preventative measures are working
by Gustaf
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 2018 de-activation laws
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 2018 de-activation laws

The half inch is actually the addition of two cuts that remove a quarter inch of material. Our European friends are not talking about full auto weapons, I think they are talking about the run of the mill rifle, pistol and revolvers we almost take for granted.
by Gustaf
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally found a metal haube
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Finally found a metal haube

MG34NZ wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:14 am
I think you mean shipped TO my US exporter and all around good guy ?😉
He does not have one.
by Gustaf
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Finally found a metal haube
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Finally found a metal haube

You should have had this shipped through your US exporter!
by Gustaf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Minor Disaster!

There are only two kinds of basements, those that have had water in them and those that will have water in them, and the first group is also in the second group. You are lucky, I have friends who were away from home for a week and had a waterline in the second floor break putting 4 feet of water in...
by Gustaf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Minor Disaster!

There are only two kinds of basements, those that have had water in them and those that will have water in them, and the first group is also in the second group. You are lucky, I have friends who were away from home for a week and had a waterline in the second floor break putting 4 feet of water in ...
by Gustaf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 1002

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

I am not sure how many of you noticed that Paul's occupation in his profile was "Slayer of dragons" That was not an idle boast. One of Paul's jobs was working for ICE, I remember a few years ago getting a letter from him, he was very excited because they had just had an ICE bust in Minnesota that he...
by Gustaf
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: A new home for my collection

Hi, Gus-- I was already thinking how this could be easily loaded on a truck. The best part is if you move you have containers ready for the collection. This looks really good. What is the source of lighting? LED? Yes Peter, the lighting is LED or lead lights as my father used to say. And the portab...
by Gustaf
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: A new home for my collection

:thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright: Well that got to be the most ingenious solution for a large collection I have ever seen. Brilliant. I took the hard route and built a new house of which my Bunker was an integral part of the design. Your initiative solution might have worked for me. Well done....
by Gustaf
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: A new home for my collection

911car wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:22 am
Looks great! Congratulations. Should make a nice office too. Is it heated?
No need to heat it at this point, but the AC works well enough. I am hoping a small electric heater will be enough in the winter.
by Gustaf
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

A new home for my collection

I have been working on a project in the back yard for the past month. I wanted a better way to store and display my collection, it is based on two 40 shipping containers bolted together with two passages cut between them. The are insulated and walled in and fire or flood are a veru small worry. The ...
by Gustaf
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

That sure looks good to me!
by Gustaf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 79
Views: 19446

Re: MG08

It has cut down on junk mail and bills.
by Gustaf
Tue May 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 79
Views: 19446

Re: MG08

mail box 2.jpg
I found that an 08 on a sled makes a good mail box stand.
by Gustaf
Fri May 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oil on wood
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Oil on wood

It is a lot nicer than the portrait of Bismark that Paul has!
by Gustaf
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Coolest Avatar Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Coolest Avatar Contest

ebeeby wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Agreed!
What he said!
by Gustaf
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Welcome cliffn !
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: Welcome cliffn !

cliffn wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Hello all,
I have just been going through old bookmarks and seeing what still worked . Been a long time since I have been here.
Take care.
Cheers,
Cliff

Hey Cliff, it would be great if Mark could come back too.
Best
Gus
by Gustaf
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New mail box stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: New mail box stand.

Here is the Saturday mail man, since we put this up we have not received any bills or junk mail.
mail box 2.jpg
The bullet holes in the mail box have been there for about 40 years.
by Gustaf
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New mail box stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 293

New mail box stand.

I put up a new mail box stand from some of the bits I got on the last trip back east.
mail box 1.jpg
by Gustaf
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My man cave
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: My man cave

The one side see through also has the benefit of keeping outsiders from seeing in. I have to admit that the reason for walling over the window in one room was for the display space as it is a north wall and gets little sunlight through it. If you need more display space, you can send what does not f...
by Gustaf
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My man cave
Replies: 25
Views: 1269

Re: My man cave

A Great collection and great displays, the one thing I see that worries me is the amount of sunlight that is allowed into the collections room. I hope you have UV protection on the glass. There are a number of things that threaten our collection, we all understand water, fire, theft and vermin, but ...
by Gustaf
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show 2020 Moving to York, Penn.
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: MAX Show 2020 Moving to York, Penn.

I was really hoping it would move to Denver or Fargo.
by Gustaf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Part of My Wappen Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 4231

Re: Part of My Wappen Collection

aicusv wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:11 pm
HenryTauct wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:11 am
Very nice collection indeed Let’s see you in some of them. I love the red and cobalt blue leather.
Red and blue leather??????
His posts do not fit with the topics, I suspect he is a spammer.
by Gustaf
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: My WW1 camo helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 534

Re: My WW1 camo helmet

The reason the steel helmet is classified as a weapon is the same reason that there were WMDs found in Iraq before the First Gulf War. In the United States, a gas mask is classified as a defensive weapon, that makes it a weapon of mass destruction because it is used in chemical warfare. It is stupid...
by Gustaf
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Estate Auction
Replies: 9
Views: 525

Re: Estate Auction

#77 is WWI French engineer's
#78 is WWII French infantry
#81 are WWII British
#86 is US early WWII
#87 is German WWI steel helmet
#91 is Japanese WWII
by Gustaf
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 2018 de-activation laws
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: 2018 de-activation laws

This reinforces how lucky we are in the US, a few years ago I was asked by a teacher to bring a display to a school, I called the school principal to make sure it was OK. I told him I would be bringing a display that included rifles, bayonets, handguns, fighting knives and grenades. He said that it ...
by Gustaf
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2175

Re: SOS 2019

We managed to make it to SOS Where is everyone?
by Gustaf
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 1107

Re: North American weather

And now the newsys are fretting because there is the possibility that the magnetic poles could switch (the magnetic north pole is moving faster than normal) one report stated that there would be massive earthquakes when this happened, because the reporter believed that the earth itself would change ...
by Gustaf
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: M1907 Feldmütze RIR 86*, latest find!
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: M1907 Feldmütze RIR 86*, latest find!

I agree with Argonne, that is definitely an 86 that would fit better from a Mutze that was also marked the the Fusilier Regiment 86.
by Gustaf
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019 Update
Replies: 26
Views: 1615

Re: SOS 2019 Update

Just a quick note to everyone who is going to the Show of Shows, there are some new rules on drive in unloading, They are going to be very forceful in enforcing some of the new rules. The biggest change is the ban on trading in Hall "B" while unloading, "parking lot deals will be cause for explosion...
by Gustaf
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 1107

Re: North American weather

joerookery wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:14 pm
I never really believed that Elvis was alive!
Sacrilege :thumbsdown:
I am pretty sure I saw him pan handling in Las Vegas a few years ago.
by Gustaf
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 1107

Re: North American weather

joerookery wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 am
Sensationalism sells!
It does, and I should not complain about they sensationalizing the weather, at least they are not paying sick people to murder a lot of children when the weather is bad.
by Gustaf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: North American weather
Replies: 28
Views: 1107

Re: North American weather

Those of you in Europe need to be aware that the American news outlets are always reporting in a way to make the weather look much worse than it really is. Fake news has been around for a long time. -33F is about the same as -37C, it is cold, but not uncommon. Most of the news people have only been ...
by Gustaf
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover
Replies: 38
Views: 1821

Re: A seldom one with red numbers helmet cover

Superb :thumbright: Wasn't there a French collector who insisted that there was no zig-zag stitching prior to 1918? It was nonsense of course. This is marvellous. But now you have a dilemma. Überzug on and cover that superb Wappen? Or off so you can see the Überzug markings? That is and easy one to...
by Gustaf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: German WW1 Canteens

That would be a later harness, and one would expect a steel bottle, but there is no set rule as salvaged early waterbottles might be reissued with new covers and straps.
by Gustaf
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German WW1 Canteens
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: German WW1 Canteens

The correct cup would match the material of the water bottle. If it is aluminum, it was likely issued during the first year of war and would usually have an aluminum cup. A steel water bottle would have been issued late 1915 or later and would normally have a steel cup. Bear in mind that the soldier...
by Gustaf
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: re stick grenades
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: re stick grenades

I think that the price is a bit high, if it was in $US it would be reasonable.
by Gustaf
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My Christmas gift from my brother
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: My Christmas gift from my brother

It suits you.
by Gustaf
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new film about WW1 by Peter Jackson
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: A new film about WW1 by Peter Jackson

I just got back from watching "They Shall Not Grow Old" in the theater. It wa well worth the 120 mile dirve and the cost of admission. If you have not seen it in the US, it plays again on the 27th of this month. You can use this link to find a location near you. https://www.fathomevents.com/events/t...
by Gustaf
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

Closer to somewhere around 80 now!
by Gustaf
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus and Maggie visit
Replies: 16
Views: 907

Re: Gus and Maggie visit

The best thing about visiting the LeB household is the rest of the family, although Kate tried to poke my eye out for fun and Eric boobytrapped my boots while I was wearing my favorite slippers. James had convince Lori that he only had about 80 helmets, I made the mistake of mentioning that there we...
by Gustaf
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

Amybellars wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:33 am
I would like to lay my hands on that helmet. Can u get it out of his house soonest?
It should not be a problem as long as James does not revisit this thread. :)
by Gustaf
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Brunswick EM for Sal
Replies: 12
Views: 1175

Re: Brunswick EM for Sal

Anyone who wants another chance at this helmet, contact me as I will have an opportunity to slip it out of James' house with out him knowing in a couple of weeks.
by Gustaf
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: 1918 Flu
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: 1918 Flu

The epidemic was already there, the claim that the parade caused it to be worse is somewhat wrong as they claimed that with in 2 days people were coming down with the flu and by three days the hospital beds were filled. The incubation period for H1N1 is 4 to 6 days. those early cases were infected b...
by Gustaf
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI Film news
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: WWI Film news

Sir Peter produces the best porn!
by Gustaf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: INTERNET SELLERS / SITES OF MILITARIA

http://advanceguardmilitaria.com/ Is another great dealer, while they do not sell a lot of pointy hats, they do sell a few and they always stand behind the items they sell. Jeff is a member here and one of the driving forces behind the Show of Shows.
by Gustaf
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Trip to Idaho Cancelled
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: Trip to Idaho Cancelled

Peter_Suciu wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:27 am
Heal up. You only have seven months until SOS!
If he is still crippled, then maybe he will have to spend some time watching the table instead of running around spending money.
by Gustaf
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: 100 Years Ago Today - Czar Nicholas and Family Murdered

This kind of discussion really has no place on the forum, but as the site admin is one of the responsible parties I guess I will not moderate it. I find in interesting how Trump (who is with out question an ass) is criticized by the world while the man who was instrumental in creating the world's wo...