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Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

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    Since there is a big lack of Norwegian Pre-war military equipment here, I thought I'd do something about that. The sun is shining and I had nothing else to do, so enjoy!

    This is the kind of equipment that would have been used against the Germans in the invasion of Norway:

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    This is a uniform I am putting together to honor my grandfather's service in the army. He was in the Army/recruit school in mid 1930s and was a neutrality guard in 1940 where he served at a AA battery(At at least one time, they opened fire on German recon planes), but he was at home when the war started with no way of getting into the action. I've found a lot of things after his service, most of which you will see pictured in this thread(Not included is his military pass):

    The uniform consists of:
    M/1914 Jacket
    M/1922 Kongsberg Colt belt, still need Y-straps for this one(Why he was carrying one will be known later in the thread)
    Kongsberg Colt Holster

    The "mannequin" is a homemade one which consists of polystyrene and newspapers(Lots of newspapers):

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    This backpack was found in our woodshed, I passed by it several times in the future, but I never thought that it might be a military backpack, I looked closer at it a couple of years ago, took it in for a bit of a clean and noticed the green paint on the frame. After some research, I found out that the backpack is for the 2nd gunner in a Machine gun squad and belonged to my grandfather(Which is why he would have carried a Kongsberg colt). It is possible to attach a Madsen machinegun on the frame(Hence the leather back, in case of a heated MG), I forgot to take pictures of the frame this time, but I'll try to remember it next time.
    One strap was missing, so I replaced it with a "similar" one:

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Shoes and gaiters:
    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Marching badge(1915-1936 mod):

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

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    Military cup which belonged to my grandfather:
    It was sitting in the kitchen for many years until I put it into my collection:

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Mess kit which belonged to my grandfather. It was sitting in the basement until I found it last year:

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

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    Krag Jĝrgensen bayonet, it will need a little clean:

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Remains of Y-straps which belonged to my grandfather(No leather parts to be found):

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Great that you have all these items and are putting it together as a tribute.

    Kongsberg Colt and Madsen MG - quality guns right there.

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    Group picture from my Grandfather's time in the army:

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Here is my favorite item:
    M/1893 Nagant
    Produced in Belgium and bought by the Norwegian army(They bought 14,000 of them).

    What is special about this particular revolver is the history behind it.
    It was found in a place called Bagn, under a storehouse after the war. During the invasion of Norway, there was heavy fighting in that area(Might add some more info later). It was probably dropped/hidden away by a Norwegian Officer/soldier.

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment

    Norwegian Pre-war military equipment
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    -------------------------------
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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