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These are the pictures I have on my computer, I'll ad more tomorrow.

 

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Rucksack m/1893, field shovel, canteen m/40, rifle m/1896, gasmaskbag m/36 with gasmask m/31-36.

 

 

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This is jacket m/52 used by an ensign (f?nrik in Swedish) of the Home Guard. This jacket is to be used only when on permission.

 

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This is me with one of my 3 sheepskin coats. I have 2 of these grey-green and one white. Correct name i believe is m/05-10.

 

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My three field shovels.

 

 

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M/39 shirts and ties. Notice that one shirt is unused still with producers label on it.

 

 

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This is a pic of my friend, therefore I removed his face. He's dressed as a captain of the Home Guard. Trousers and jacket m/39. He's wearing officers shoulderbelt m/39 with officers scabard for bayonet. He's armed with Kpist m/40 (SMG m/40), which is the American Thompson. Sweden purchased 1500, Sweden ordered more of these but the British stopped the delivery. He also wears magazine bag for SMG. The helmet is the m/21.

 

 

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This isn't Swedish, but I had the pic on my computer. It's me wearing a soviet jacket from a major in the MVD.

 

 

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This is the m/68 uniform. It's from a captain that was a doctor. Jacket, trouser, shirt, tie and cap.

 

 

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This is an m/39 jacket that has been changed to m/52. From the same captain as above. Note that the Army uses gold buttons on m/52 while the Home Guard continued to use the old grey. Forage cap m/39-52, scarf m/39, trousers m/52 and belonging gaiters.

 

 

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Fair play, man.

 

You realise I was pissed-up when I originally brought comment on this sort of thing.

 

It's really cool, nonetheless.

 

It's actually an M5 Stuart, as I was wrong with the designation.

 

Personally, one of my own abitions is to get my hands on a .455 Webley-Scott revolver, it is so very British in its origin. I doubt I'll be able to do so, primarily because of the laws in this country, but that is another matter.

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That's a bigger collection than I expected. Do you sometimes wear them for casual things? And when you're going outside? They're good to keep you warm, I believe.

Those things that fit me I've worn when walking in the cold winter. Keeps one warm. Especially the sheepskin jackets. The German army in Finland wanted to buy thousands of these jackets from Sweden during the war, but we refused. However there are speculations that private companies made and sold them to the Germans. It is known that some companies produced German material. I've heard of a place that produced rucksacks for the Germans, haven't dug more into the subject though.

 

I did, a few weeks ago, wear jacket and trousers with a snowsuit over while walking in the night.

 

And I have worn m/39 trousers when shopping, but not anything else when going anywhere, only used stuff when walking around in the neighbourhood. Soon I'll probably get my hands on an m/39 coat, I think I'll try to wear that sometimes as it looks good and would keep me warm.

 

My collection is bigger than that, I have more stuff to show as well.

 

The Swedish uniform is made of "vadmal", which according to an online dictionary is called homespun. Wool keeps one warm, but the Swedish army actually didn't have a summer uniform during 1939-1959! The previous uniform had had summer jackets, but not this system, oddly enough. So it could be quite warm during the summer!

 

Also, in the field, the lapel is always to be closed, making it even warmer. However, officers could of course allow soldiers to unbutton and/or remove the jackets.

 

Also, speaking of winter wear again. Besides having warm jacket and trousers soldiers had a woolen sweater, a long coat also made of homespun and a sheepskin jacket. So the soldiers were quite warm! Also our tents were very warm. The German Army in Finland actually purchased quite a few of them. I guess it was because of this the Germans expected to be able to buy more. However the Germans quite heavily overestimated the Swedish friendliness.

 

Fair play, man.

 

You realise I was pissed-up when I originally brought comment on this sort of thing.

 

It's really cool, nonetheless.

 

It's actually an M5 Stuart, as I was wrong with the designation.

 

Personally, one of my own abitions is to get my hands on a .455 Webley-Scott revolver, it is so very British in its origin. I doubt I'll be able to do so, primarily because of the laws in this country, but that is another matter.

 

If you're drunk, you should write like it! So you can tell. tongue.gif However, doesn't matter. I did however believe that someone that likes to lie in the mud for hours digging up coins and broken ceramics should at least be a little bit interested in such things! tongue.gif

 

License is hard to get in Sweden as well, but not as hard as in the UK I think.

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