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by Peter_Suciu
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Thanks Enid
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Thanks Enid

We only looked at the issue today - all our mail is quarantined for two days!

And Brian, Enid just said you'll have to buy something even cooler next year to make the cut! And hey, she didn't include my MG08 purchase so don't feel bad!
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Not German, but some of you might appriciate it.
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Not German, but some of you might appriciate it.

Very nice Lewis gun and fantastic Commonwealth display.
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: 2020 Show-of-Shows: THANK YOU from the OVMS

We can't go back in time unfortunately - and right now who wouldn't rather be at SOS? So I wrote up a Best in Show Of Shows for GunPowdermagazine.com.

Not the same as being there, but it beats feeling depressed today:
https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/best- ... -of-shows/
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Baltimore Antique Arms Show is Canceled

The Baltimore Antique Arms Show was officially canceled today.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Profile on YouTube's Forgotten Weapons
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Profile on YouTube's Forgotten Weapons

This week I talked to Ian McCollum of YouTube's Forgotten Weapons. He is a very nice guy and is extremely passionate about sharing the history of old firearms:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu ... f4a0a87cf3
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG08/15
Replies: 123
Views: 52618

Re: MG08/15

Those training pieces are very impressive. It is amazing there is so much detail in each.
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: My First of 2020

There is some serious history with that one I bet.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how to... display question
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: how to... display question

I've seen on other forums similar designs. Most of the time it requires a custom made metal "hook" that comes out of the wall and has a 90 degree angle and then some sort of ball at the end for the helmet to rest on. As I can see from the photo above it appears it is standard track shelving with the...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: My new MG08

The gun is deactivated so no plans to shoot it. I will take some more photos this weekend. It has been a whirlwind since SOS. The week went by far too fast as I'm sure James, Gus, Brian, Amy and others can attest. I arrived home on Saturday, moved the MG08 to my collectible room and barely have had ...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs

Here is my piece on the subject - I spoke to a few modern helmet makers for commentary:
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2020/02/ ... t-helmets/
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: My Purchases SOS 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: My Purchases SOS 2020

Nice finds!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: My new MG08

Gustaf wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:36 pm
They make a great mail box stand too.
I'm in the 'burbs - an MG wouldn't do. I have a small cannon on the front porch so that works.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: My new MG08

ww1czechlegion wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:40 pm
LOL, sorry Peter, I didn't realize those were your tables!

Again, congratulations on acquiring this very nice MG08. It looks super!
No worries. I guess my efforts to build the brand apart from being me has been successful!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7194

Re: SOS 2020

Nice haul Amy! Sorry we didn't get to meet up at the show - always next year.
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

Re: My new MG08

ww1czechlegion wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Is that the one that "Plunderer Pete" had on his table?
That is my table! :D
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1353

Re: My First of 2020

Wow! I never even saw that at the show. My wife actually was chronicling impressive finds from the show for Military Trader magazine. I wish we would have known as that would have made the list! Thank you for sharing.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History Influencers on YouTube
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

History Influencers on YouTube

Here is a link to my recent Forbes.com piece on history "influencers." We think of influencers as hawking products and promoting brands, but I've seen some great influencers on YouTube talking about history. Daniel Fisher also does a great job of promoting the items he buys/sells and the shows he hi...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: My new MG08
Replies: 12
Views: 1468

My new MG08

This was my "only" real pick up at SOS this year.
MG08.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7194

Re: SOS 2020

It was great seeing everyone, and my apologies for those I did not see. I was so busy this year that there were literally a dozen people I wanted to see that I never did!

I had a great show. I really only made one purchase (actually not true but only one that counted).
MG08.jpg
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Adrian v. Modern helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Adrian v. Modern helmets

by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: American Presidents in Uniform - President's Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1513

American Presidents in Uniform - President's Day

Happy President's Day. Even if we might not always like who sits in the Oval Office I think we need to respect that office and hope the person does the best possible job. That said 29 former Presidents stand out as they donned a military uniform and served their country before they served as Preside...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Adrian v. Modern helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Adrian v. Modern helmets

I don't know if I believe this research. I've spoken to many modern helmet makers and concussions are something they've all been working to address, so I find this surprising to say the least!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7194

Re: SOS 2020

by Peter_Suciu
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 7194

Re: SOS 2020

Glad to hear you'll be able to make it to SOS. I was going to suggest you come anyway to pick your items from Jeff!

Looking forward to seeing all you guys in just two weeks!
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: Schwarzlose Maschinengewehr M. 7
Replies: 0
Views: 1736

Schwarzlose Maschinengewehr M. 7

I ended the year with this new addition to the collection: a Schwarzlose Maschinengewehr M. 7. This was the standard issue machine gun in the Austro-Hungarian Army throughout World War I. This example was later reissued to the Romanian Army, and the water jacket extended (the gun was repainted too a...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Musee d'Armee
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Musee d'Armee

I wrote a piece on the visit to the Musee de l'Armee in Paris:
https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/milit ... de-larmee/
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection
Replies: 14
Views: 1970

Re: My favorite piece of my late Brothers collection

Truly a spectacular piece and one I know will be special to you.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 12
Views: 1772

Re: Sea Battalions

James, very nice shakos but the connection to Paul is of course priceless. I'm sure you'll treasure these the rest of your life.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Best Shows in America Article
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Best Shows in America Article

Excellent read Peter. Very useful and informative. It's always fun to go to a US Gun Show even though I know I cannot buy any firearms. That is funny as I find it frustrating to go to shows in Canada and not be able to buy the guns! I regularly make it to the Toronto Show (was there this past Satur...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Best Shows in America Article
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Best Shows in America Article

While many of the members attend SOS, I thought my piece on the best shows for guns and antique arms might be of interest:

https://www.range365.com/gun-collecting ... -treasure/



I do put in the miles hitting a lot of shows each year.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Show Saturday December 7
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Toronto Show Saturday December 7

See you guys at SOS then!
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Toronto Show Saturday December 7
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Toronto Show Saturday December 7

Will anyone be going to the Toronto Show on Saturday? I'll be there - hoping for good weather for the three hour drive each way.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My (all original) German Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 1345

Re: My (all original) German Collection

That is a great start. But a piece of advice -- start the research when you are young. Buy and read the books. Collecting the knowledge of these items is as important as the objects.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Facebook and Military History
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Facebook and Military History

This week I tried to promote the sale price of my book, "A Gallery of Military Headdress" on my Facebook business page and it was rejected by Facebook. In the past my attempts to boost a post for the book have been rejected on the grounds that it violates various standards - probably related due to ...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: Does anybody know what this is?

I've seen tea towels this size.
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Colombian Sun Helmet - Circa Thousand Days' War
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Colombian Sun Helmet - Circa Thousand Days' War

Here is a helmet I bought this summer. It was sold to me as a "Bolivian" helmet, but the seller probably didn't realize that Colombia is one of the Bolivarian nations in South America. This confuses people who don't understand that Bolivar is referred in several nations and that Bolivia wasn't actua...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WWI Ottoman Uniform and Bashlyk
Replies: 1
Views: 908

WWI Ottoman Uniform and Bashlyk

This isn't original, but it displays well. The Ottoman uniform and bashlyk were made for the 2015 Australian mini-series Gallipoli , not to be confused with the 1982 Mel Gibson movie. It is likely as close as I can get to an original, and it displays quite well. I should have bought the trousers but...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 30
Views: 4746

Re: A new home for my collection

Think about a good HEPA air purifier to remove some of the dust. I'm sure you could tuck it away somewhere and that will do a great job of controlling the dust.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Spanish Navy Sun Hats
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Spanish Navy Sun Hats

These were a recent addition - I bought these from Bill Combs (of course) at the MAX Show. A pair of Spanish Navy sun hats from the 1920s to early 1930s. What is fascinating is that Spain had been among the earliest to adopt sun hat/helmets in the Philippines in the early 19th century and those were...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Belgian Congo Force Publique Fez

Great stuff! Thank you for sharing.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Historic Clothing
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Historic Clothing

For something a bit different -- 3D printed clothing with historic uniforms are now available: https://gearhuman.com/collections/famous-ancient-costumes?page=1 There is even one for Kaiser Wilhelm II: https://gearhuman.com/collections/famous-ancient-costumes/products/3d-gh-wilhelm-01?variant=3029559...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: New York City WWI Victory Parade 100 Years ago today
Replies: 1
Views: 732

New York City WWI Victory Parade 100 Years ago today

My article on the history of the victory parade in New York City:
https://news.clearancejobs.com/2019/09/ ... great-war/

Who knew a huge victory arch was constructed on 5th Avenue for the parade?
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens
Replies: 22
Views: 3842

Re: Kaiser's Bunker Resurrection - Wappens

Top notch display. Well designed and executed!
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: Minor Disaster!

Quick update - I cleaned up the basement. I painted the floors, built a new gun rack and everything actually looks better. We then had two days of heavy rain and because I also repaired the gutter and moved the water away from the house and added lava rocks to help keep the water off the exterior wa...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 2018 de-activation laws
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: 2018 de-activation laws

Thanks for clarifying Gus. It is very confusing and this is why I'm careful when I buy "dummy guns" as we call them in the USA. I've seen Sten Guns and others where someone built them and they are "too good." I made a guy really nervous at SOS when I saw he had a Sten Gun that had the entire bolt as...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: 2018 de-activation laws
Replies: 9
Views: 1646

Re: 2018 de-activation laws

The only part on a MG that is regulated is the side plate. Just my two cents, and I hope I am not stepping on toes, but that is only partially accurate. This is true for belt-fed machine guns, but for other automatic weapons it is the receiver that makes it a "machine gun." This is why the receiver...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: Minor Disaster!

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I had everything dried out and moved everything from that half of the "bunker." I used an oil-based floor/patio paint that will seal it too. I will put a second coat tonight, move stuff back this weekend. I'll do the other half of the bunker come this fall. Honest...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

Re: Minor Disaster!

My condolences Pete but at least you did not lose any of the collection...books will dry out. The main thing is that the collection was spared! My small collection is in a room a storey and a half up. So unless we have a Biblical flood I will be ok. My house was built in 1920...a hand dug basement ...
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Minor Disaster!
Replies: 13
Views: 2014

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...