Do not purchase anything from By The Sword! If you want cheap inaccurate crap from India that you're just going to have to replace in a week, then go for it. My advice, as it will be anyone elses on this forum, save your money, use a recommended dealer, and buy correct gear!
i did check out epic militaria but i don't know if they ship to the US
and to be honest i don't really plan on joining any units for reenacting, I'm just a bit of a ww2 nut and want a unique uniform that's different from the camo my buddies wear. So would the m43 clothing be correct as I'm basing the impression off of what the UK Comrades in Arms website lists for their kit guide
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2010 16:39:48 GMT -5 by jerseyite
It depends what look your going for. M43 Jackets started being issued around late summer of 1944 and started to get widespread by fall. M42's would cover early and late war. I'd suggest you try At the Front for the stuff you want. What, Price, Glory is ok too but there M43's look kinda bad. Military Tour is probably ok too. WWII Impressions is also a great vendor but they are expensive.
Okay, I think my question is answered. Thanks everyone, so the M43's are an accurate piece of WW2 equipment. Now I just need the M36 belt and 1916 Holster to finish out the start of my uniform. Is there anything else I should like at for a basic impression or am I set?
WW2 Impressions sells a package deal containing the M43 Jacket and the Airborne modified trousers for 323$. Pricey but they seem like a good website. The only thing they don't have is the 1916 .45 holster, that'll just come later I guess
Post by johnthepale on Jul 10, 2010 13:53:58 GMT -5
the 101st airborne DIDNT see action before Normandy they trained untill June 1944 they wore M42s through Normandy when they got back they wore M43s the 82nd Saw Action in Sicily which was before Normadny and I think the 17 th Airborne saw some action in North Afirca but I'm not sure.
if you watch band of brothers it shows perconte wearing 42's in haganhou think thats how you spell it but you would of being lucky if you kept your 42's but it was a one of thing the 82nd wore them alot hope it helps and you need some suspenders mussette bag aswell
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5