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by Peter_Suciu
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: SOS 21

Guy's do not give him ideas, I need him to sit at the tables for once. I cannot remember the last time I got to shop at SOS and buy something.... Didn't you bring your son and son-in-law? Isn't that what kids are for... at some point we might have to collect our daughter from boarding school and br...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: SOS 21

Gustaf wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:25 pm
I'm bringing my wheel chair so James can push me around.
Gus, you have several months to build a mini-A7V to drive around the show. Get to it!
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My oldest helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: My oldest helmet

Lovely example to have in a collection.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Another YouTube Video Series - Simple History
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Another YouTube Video Series - Simple History

For those who don't like old black and white still images, there is the VERY animated history of Simple History:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu ... c2295823f0
SniperHead.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 21
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: SOS 21

James, same hall but in addition the hall next door. So it just means the show is spread out. It isn't growing and should still be just shy of 2,000 tables. It mean a bit more walking, but we're all up for that!
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 9/11 Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 3
Views: 87

9/11 Conspiracy Theories

I am one who can't believe nearly 20 years later the theories continue. But imagine how much worse social media has allowed wild theories to spread. Here is the piece I wrote for Forbes - which I'm trying to promote! https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2020/09/11/conspiracy-theories-have-gained-...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

Well, soon after (actually mere minutes) posting the helmet online I was contacted by several interested parties. I was offered a considerable amount of money for the helmet by a collector. However, I did sell the helmet to the Governor General's Horse Guard's Society and Museum. Major Denison serve...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

I've been working on getting this helmet for a couple of months and the seller finally was able to cross the border from Canada today. Here is a Canadian universal pattern helmet with tin named to Major Frederick Denison. He led the Canadian Voyageurs on the Nile employed by the Imperial Government ...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 102
Views: 30904

Re: MG08

MG1918 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Photos. Peter do you need period imagery or photos of items taken now? I can help if you wish?
Mark
I was looking for some period photos. But I think I may be set. Thank you.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 102
Views: 30904

Re: MG08

Does anyone have any high resolution period images of the MG08 and/or MG08/15 I could use for an article?
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: British Victorian 1st Royal Dragoons helmet.

For the 1st Dragoons the plume should be black.

And don't confuse the 1st Dragoons with the 1st Dragoon Guards. They are two different units, which even confuses British collectors.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Permanently banned - what did I do?
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: Permanently banned - what did I do?

Is someone blacking out from too much drink and doesn't remember banning people? Are the machines finding this a way to mess people? We may never know.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08
Replies: 102
Views: 30904

Re: MG08

It was a nice day... so WHY not photograph the MG08 and MG08/15 in the garden? My Guns of August.
GunsOfAugust.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: U.S. Uniforms going Retro
Replies: 0
Views: 563

U.S. Uniforms going Retro

The U.S. Army will look similar to how they did in WWII:
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2020/08/ ... -uniforms/
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Replica Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Replica Lewis Gun

A few more. See the attached photo of the pinion and grips. Those are included with this sale.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Replica Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Replica Lewis Gun

Some more images.
Replica-Lewis-Gun-(5).JPG
Replica Lewis Gun (8).JPG
Replica Lewis Gun (7).JPG
Replica Lewis Gun (6).JPG
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items For Sale
Topic: Replica Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Replica Lewis Gun

US Sales ONLY - PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a firearm. This is a prop gun made by a company in the UK that supplies prop weapons to the movies and TV. It is however the best replica I've ever seen of a Lewis Gun - and unlike the foam ones made by Star Wars fans this one is extremely close to the origin...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AGM August Catalog 115
Replies: 3
Views: 464

AGM August Catalog 115

Well, after a few purchases I'm tapped out so I'm alerting my friends on this group that Advance Guard Militaria's catalog goes live next Monday afternoon and from the teaser it seems to be the best Jeff and Anna have put out yet. Russian Adrian and Czech Adrian steel helmets, Baden Officer / One Ye...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Yes, it has excellent potential to be a much bigger show in the future. I agree. It has the potential to be a much bigger show. It is close to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force too, which is worth a visit. Hotels will be a problem but that just means staying 20+ minutes away so not a deal b...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Tony without Kaiser wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:32 am
You drove four hours home in your undrwear.?

That's dedication.
I realized I should have said I put on fresh clothing!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: New Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: New Lewis Gun

I should add this was produced for Belgium, hence why I photographed with my Belgian and British helmets!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: New Lewis Gun
Replies: 2
Views: 323

New Lewis Gun

Well, two years ago I imported a good replica Lewis Gun but I truly upgraded to someone far better. I picked this up at the OVMS Show on Friday. This is my new BSA produced Lewis Gun. It has a dummy receiver, but otherwise all the parts are original. I'm quite pleased with this addition. LewisGun1.j...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

OVMS Wilmington Report

OK, I wasn't going to go - but something came up and I did attend the OVMS Show in Wilmington Ohio. I joked I was as nervous as a convicted sex offender at an elementary school - I just felt completely uncomfortable as this is the first time I was in a building that wasn't my own house pretty much s...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: LEGO WWI
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: LEGO WWI

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:36 pm
I was just looking on Ebay, quite a few Spiked helmet and even Ulan Lego's most custom made.

They seam to be selling as well!

James
How many did you buy?
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: LEGO WWI
Replies: 11
Views: 754

LEGO WWI

This is actually pretty enjoyable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAz6G1NVMYk
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New Version of All Quiet on the Western Front
Replies: 1
Views: 289

New Version of All Quiet on the Western Front

A new version of All Quiet on the Western Front is being made:
https://deadline.com/2020/02/all-quiet- ... 202860007/
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: July 19, 1870
Replies: 4
Views: 529

July 19, 1870

150 years ago today the Franco-Prussian War began.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Reserve Prices are Such a Waste of Time

I really can't understand people using "reserve" prices in auctions - whether it is eBay or GunBroker. I'm watching an item on GunBroker that started at $2500 and it is now up to $6500 and the reserve isn't met. And GunBroker doesn't allow bid retractions - which I'm not ashamed to say I've used on ...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Live Auctioneers was hacked
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Live Auctioneers was hacked

July 11, 2020 - LiveAuctioneers Account Security Last Update: July 12, 2020 @ 11:04am ET We take the protection of member information very seriously. We are deeply sorry for any concern or inconvenience this may have caused, and are working quickly to take the appropriate steps to prevent such incid...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show 2020 Canceled
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: MAX Show 2020 Canceled

I'm planning on going with a friend to the upcoming OVMS show in Wilmington at the end of the month. Unless things change between now and then, they're still planning on having it. I understand that wearing a mask is mandatory inside the venue. That is correct Alan. Masks are reportedly mandatory a...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Death of a Forum Member
Replies: 27
Views: 2043

Re: Death of a Forum Member

This is very sad news indeed. My condolences to his family.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: MAX Show 2020 Canceled
Replies: 4
Views: 543

MAX Show 2020 Canceled

OVMS has announced that the 2020 MAX Show in York, Penn. has been canceled.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

pickelhauben wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:35 am
I read the article .
Ok what is the worst MG ?
The Japanese Type 11 comes to mind. Instead of hopper instead of a magazine or feed. The weapon was unbalanced and prone to jamming.

But I would argue the WORST machine guns were those that didn't get much past the development stage.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YouTube as a Research Tool
Replies: 0
Views: 826

YouTube as a Research Tool

YouTube Channels Fill Void For Military Antique Collectors When it comes to military collectibles, even if there isn't good research material available in book form or even via a website, there are now YouTube channels where advanced collectors share their knowledge. Mike B of Mike's Militaria, Hann...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Chauchat was not the Worst Machine Gun

I know Gus and I are in agreement on this topic. I've written about it a few times already, but decided to share the latest take on it: The French Chauchat Was Filled with Problems, But It Was Not the Worst Machine Gun Ever https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/french-chauchat-was-filled-problems-i...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: Gewehr Model 1888 Commission Rifle

Great stuff. I have one that was used by the Imperial Chinese Army during the Boxer Rebellion. I'll have to take a photo so I can share.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: The Old Way of Buying a Helmet KAGGR#1

I bought a few things via catalogs but I remember as a teen in the 1980s when a 75 table show seemed large! Those were the days.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 25, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: My new MG08

J.LeBrasseur wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:32 am
Congrats Peter, Your Man Cave keeps growing!
I wish the display "bunker" kept growing. It is getting more crowded! When I'm asked what I need for the collection in 2020... my answer "more space!"
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 25, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: My new MG08

MG1918 wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Great item but it has an MG08 booster assembly?
That is what it has. I'll seek out a more correct replacement, but I'm sure this would be an impossibility.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 23, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

aicusv wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm
I was told that posting a photo of a Pzkw Mark III was hate speech,
A cousin builds models and said posting Finnish WWII airplanes got him in trouble... because Finland used a blue swastika!
by Peter_Suciu
Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

Hi Peter, interesting piece, but I have to agree that the title is "misleading": fact is that Hitler lost WW II, that he could have won is supposition, even if based on facts. No reason to ban it on FB though :) Regards, Lars Hi, Lars-- I agree with you. As a freelance reporter (even a staff report...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards
Replies: 8
Views: 894

On Facebook, History Can Violate Community Standards

This is a topic that is debated a lot with German (Third Reich) militaria, but recently I ran afoul of Facebook for sharing a story I wrote. So rather than take it lying down I wrote another story (for Forbes.com) on how Facebook said my history piece violated "community standards." I was able to ge...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu May 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Ohio Show Delayed
Replies: 0
Views: 945

OVMS Wilmington Ohio Show Delayed

I saw that OVMS has announced that the June show in Wilmington Ohio has been pushed back to July.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon May 04, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 18
Views: 3737

Re: My new MG08

I didn't think it was right to have an MG08 and NOT have an MG08/15 to go with it. This just arrived on Friday (thank you to Gus for the help in finding it).

My collectible room is filled so I figured it would be good to just display it in the garden for now.
MG0815.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 2773

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

Well, my situation with UPS was in a word: surreal. The package didn't arrive on Thursday as expected but was literally 10 miles from my house I found out. It sat all day, so at 5pm I called UPS, waited on hold and asked to speak to a supervisor. I thanked UPS repeatedly for continuing to work, but ...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 01, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 2773

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

One point I will add is that in the short term we'll have to be far more patient. In the U.S. the mail has been painfully slow. I had waited three weeks for a "two-day" Priority Mail package to arrive. I'm still waiting for another Priority Mail package sent two weeks ago. Yesterday I expected two U...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri May 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to... display question
Replies: 21
Views: 3556

Re: how to... display question

Very nice displays - truly Out of Africa looking!
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 2773

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

Not every young person needs to be interested, but remember when you see a kid at a show, treat him or her as they are the most important person there, because they are the future of our hobby. Every kid we snub at a show, or on line, reduces the value of your investments. I agree with you 100% Gus...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Collector Stories
Topic: Pickelhauben and Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 2773

Re: Pickelhauben and Covid-19

This is a topic that has been discussed on other forums. My take is that some will sell as they need the money, others will buy (militaria in general) and some dealers will be destroyed by this pandemic. So far I haven't seen price drops. Those who need money are selling, but unlike the "Great Reces...