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kiltie
05-23-2012, 04:10 PM
Okay -
I'm about to get all "first time poster" up in this mug. To that end, and to establish my hobby cred, here's my gear as it currently stands ( sits, lies, etc... ). I'm posting these pics as links, so's not to have to reduce them, and that way they can be closely examined by those who have such inclinations.

First up, an overall shot, taken outside under slightly overcast conditions, no flash. This is: an Adventurebilt ( Delk ) CS model, a Tony Nowak CS jacket ( 26/777 ), a surplus Mk VII, a nine foot Paul Stenhouse whip in kangaroo, and a surplus holster for a six inch pistol.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4922.jpg]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4922.jpg

Here are just the jacket and the AB CS.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4934.jpg

Now for some details -
The holster: There is no 'broad arrow' on this, but if it's not military, then I don't know what. RCMP, maybe? There is one marking on it, and you'll see it in the third picture. If anyone can identify it, that would be great.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4926.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4927.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4928.jpg

The Mk VII: I have a roller buckle on a Todd's strap ( the $10 seconds he was doing a while back ). The roller buckle was supplied by a member of this forum ( thanks again! ). The bag itself was purchased through WPG and has no dry rot or other issues.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4924.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4925.jpg

Here are my Alden 405s and a little oddity; a Mk VI, also from WPG. The strap and buckle are both WPG. The Aldens are secondhand, also provided by a member of this forum ( Muldar is formerly G-Mann? If that's right, then thanks again! You were FAR more than fair in the transaction, and they are holding up like a champ after tons of pretty aggressive wear ). The boots were dyed prior to my purchasing them, so if anyone thinks they look cool: sorry, I can't give any insight into that process.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4932.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4933.jpg

Finally, two Adventurebilt ( standard ). One is an older Raiders' block, and the other a CS. Both have the old Staff of Ra logo and both are beaver. I'm personally partial to the Raiders' felt, as it has an odd sort of...marbling? I takes on slightly different tones and textures from different angles and after brushing, whereas the CS is more consistent ( and thus, a better hat, really. But I prefer the little quirk of the felt ).

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4929.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4930.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4931.jpg

Both hats were purchased second hand. The CS however... The CS had a little bit of a snafu in the sweatband. After some false starts, I finally hooked up with Steve Delk, and in a flash, he got the thing, tweaked the measurements, customizing it to my head, reblocked it and reshaped it, and on the new sweatband put in my name and his customary "hat maker to the stars" stuff. A really nice experience and a great hat.

I don't think anyone really wants to see my Wested pants, and I don't currently have an Indy shirt with any degree of authenticity.
I had, at various times: a Coyle shirt, a WPG shirt, two Christys' Adventurers, an Akubra Federation IV, a David Morgan Akubra Adventurer, an eight foot Purewhips in cow, a Wade Egan CS holster and belt, as well as the resin WG, and both Wested and Coyle Raiders' jackets. I've offloaded all that stuff over time, sticking with what I thought was the neatest stuff ( i.e., having a surplus holster...).

So there's my first post, and I've got plenty of junk for a couple of the other threads, too. See y'all around.

PLATON
05-23-2012, 04:27 PM
nice but I think it should be in the 'show your gear' section


http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4922.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4934.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4926.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4927.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4928.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4924.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4925.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4932.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4933.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4929.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4930.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj290/safdkiltie/IMG_4931.jpg

djd
05-23-2012, 04:32 PM
Very nice gear. The ABs look fab

PLATON
05-23-2012, 04:36 PM
Yeah, all you need now is a Relic Hunter jacket!

admin
05-23-2012, 04:42 PM
Welcome to Fortune and Glory kiltie! You're free to post your pics here.



Okay -
I'm about to get all "first time poster" up in this mug. To that end, and to establish my hobby cred, here's my gear as it currently stands ( sits, lies, etc... ). I'm posting these pics as links, so's not to have to reduce them, and that way they can be closely examined by those who have such inclinations.

kiltie
05-23-2012, 04:59 PM
Hmm - thanks for moving me to the appropriate place. Sorry 'bout that.



Yeah, all you need now is a Relic Hunter jacket!


I'll tell you what, man: it's a nice jacket, alright. I'm not the world's biggest stickler for screen accuracy though, and I've got another dilemma where Bill Kelso is concerned, anyway. Back when they started up and were offering that 'orphan' A2, I was really, REALLY hot for that jacket. I talked to one of the folks there about it a bit, and even hovered many nights over the SEND button with all my order information filled out. In the end, wanting instant gratification, I foolishly dropped it for a US Authentic A2*.
Now, with the company's more authentic offerings, I'm severely hung up over getting a Navy jacket or another A2. I feel particularly guilty for stringing the guy along with my questions, especially back in the early days, but I can see now that they weren't dying for my $$$. Still... That's some really nice stuff on their site, and when I'm flush again, the real problem of how to pare down what I want will return.


*And don't get me wrong: the US Authentic is a GREAT, well made jacket. After pouring over old pictures, the fit of those things, with regards to authenticity, is negligible, at best. My only real gripes are the weight ( heavy ) and the the finish ( excessive ). It's broken in really nicely, though, and I'll post it up in the 'Military' section here, after while.
Eventually I ended up getting a Real McCoy's Dunbow for a (relative) song. I don't especially care for the fit, though, and hope to unload it to subsidize the purchase of a Bill Kelso, come mid-summer. Darned if the prices haven't gone up 60 euros, to boot... I'm such a dummy...


djd -Very nice gear. The ABs look fab

Thanks for that, sir! They are very nice, VERY well made hats.

PLATON
05-23-2012, 06:02 PM
Hmm - thanks for moving me to the appropriate place. Sorry 'bout that.

You don't need to apologize for this here.
This is not the kind of forum where you have to be careful with what you say, or you get kicked out.
Just speak from the heart. We love a good debate here, as long as it stays civil and polite (no need for cursing)
That's just a general guidance.
Enjoy your stay.

If you check out, leave $50 to the cash register.
(joking)

K-Wad
05-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Welcome aboard Kiltie!
Nice set of gear you have there (really liking those AB's and the Stenhouse).

Did I buy that 8ft Purewhips from you?

djd
05-23-2012, 08:12 PM
The holster is rather lovely. Beautiful patina to the leather. I'm sure it's military. Many officers in both world wars had them made privately. I've had a couple of ww1 examples with no markings on at all

G-MANN
05-23-2012, 09:11 PM
Hey Kiltie,

Great looking gear and yes, that was me that sold those Aldens to you. I'm glad you are getting good use out of them.

Cheers,
John

kiltie
05-24-2012, 03:35 PM
K-Wad - if that whip had a red popper/cracker, then yes. Good piece of gear for an excellent price. More importantly though, Gus is such a pleasure to deal with.

djd - private purchase seems reasonable, especially considering I've never seen another with that odd bit of extra leather with the brass hook on it, which I assume is to secure the lanyard to.

Mulder - you can see they still spiff up pretty nicely, too.

djd
05-24-2012, 03:52 PM
That extra bit is too attach the holster to the Sam brown belt I believe. Most of the British army ones have it (or most of the ones I've seen or owned)

djd
05-24-2012, 03:55 PM
If you search for Webley holster on eBay.co.uk at the moment there's at least one similar to yours of WW1 vintage

kiltie
05-24-2012, 04:04 PM
Indeed. I thought that's what the rectangular bit was for, but then I've never seen full Empire kit in person, and I've not noticed that bit on US rigs. Also, this is the first bona fide vintage holster I've ever handled, let alone owned.

djd
05-24-2012, 04:08 PM
I love those genuine WW1 ones. Particularly when you get a good one that's still nice and supple

kiltie
05-24-2012, 04:10 PM
Holy Moly!!!

275 bones!
I think I dropped fifty for mine. 'Course it's not nearly as nice as that one.