Post Up Your NEW Gear ...

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by KuRUpTD, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. EricV

    EricV Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Replacing my Osprey Atmos 65 with this Mystery Ranch Glacier, some MLD hip belt pockets too. Attaching the reflectex for my hammock set on the Atmos without side straps was always a pain and I was always fighting with the damn thing. Much better layout on the Glacier for me.
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  2. StrikeBack

    StrikeBack

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    May 16, 2013
    I got the CS SF shovel!
     
  3. bore

    bore

    537
    May 20, 2015
    ´┐╝Picked up a Mora Garberg.

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  4. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    century arms c39v2...made in usa - definitely a sign that zombiepocalypse is coming!

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  5. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    over 7k rounds of ammo :eek: i think i have enough for this weekend or two :D

    1k federal xm193 5.56.

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    1k federal .45 acp.

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    3k federal 9 mm.

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    2k wolf 7.62x39 and 160 red army 7.62x39.

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  6. JV3

    JV3

    Mar 17, 2010
    i picked it up a few days ago, a kel-tec sub2000 9 mm (uses glock 17 mags)....almost there! on monday i'm picking up a gen 5 glock 17 to complete my peasant guns collection, hehe.

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  7. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    F0738934-244F-48F5-B228-90ED063F0575.jpeg New SCCY 9mm for range fun and back hiking/camping :)
     
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  8. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Very early and very uncommon induction damped SILVA TYP 1.

    Mils on top. Degrees on bottom.

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  9. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    leghog, Very interesting looking compass. Any idea of the time frame it was made? John
     
  10. Finan47

    Finan47

    23
    Apr 18, 2017
    I just bought an ESEE camp lore PR4, and an ESEE Expat Libertariat Machete
    Waiting to get them in the mail . . .
     
  11. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    1940s

    Here's an uncommon Silva Type 6 military marching compass licensed to Norway. Mils on top. Radians on bottom.
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  12. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    leg hog, Thanks, I remember seeing the Norwegian made compass the first time you posted it. Looks like there are 400 "Radians" ? I worked for the company that sold Vector Laser range Finders to the US Military and the Army version could measure azimuths in 360 degrees, 6400 mils, 6000 mils or 400 Gons Is a Gon the same as a Radian? I see current Silva's made in Sweden, Finland and found a photo of one made in Indonesia. Do you collect compasses? If so Sportsmans Guide is selling a Polish one using the 6000 mils bezel. John
     
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  13. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Actual, it's gradian (400 to a circle). Gradian = gon.

    I'll look at Sportsmans Guide.
     
  14. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Sadly, it's impossible to get any info on vintage compasses from Silva SE. The current company didn't keep the records. In correspondence, their representative even told me they never made anything but liquid damped compasses. I was able to show her she was wrong, but that really didn't help the situation in getting any info since historical company records no longer exist.
     
  15. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    leg hog, I am not surprised you could not get a good answer, especially after Silva has passed thru so many different hands. Back in about 2003 we were doing Outdoor Training for Chrysler Motors, specifically Jeep 101's and Camp Jeep, I taught Map & Compass. We had Silva Compasses and I noticed they started to say "Finland" on them. I asked the lady who represented Silva and her reply was "I do not want to talk about it". I expect that was when Silva was owned by Fiskars and I am attempting to find out if they were actually made by Suunto. I found a photo of a Silva marked "Indonesia" and understand they may have a factory in China too. If you are into different compasses, Google "Valada Optics. (OIR) and check their catalog for the Pathfinder Compass. It is all metal and weights a ton! John
     
  16. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    North American Silva (Johnson Outdoors) compasses are made in Asia. Johnson Outdoor and Silva AB are in an agreement for Silva Sweden AB to (RE) acquire Silva's North American trademark rights (to be effective one month from today). I'm willing to bet Silva compasses marketed in North America will still be made in China.

    The Finland marked compasses would be from when Fiskars bought the trademark (2004 or 2006 timeframe). Since then, Fiskars sold "Silva Sweden AB" to Karnell AB, a Swedish investment group. Silva is now an international group of companies with its products made in Sweden and China.

    The Valdada IOR looks very interesting. Thanks for leading me to it. Can you recall its accuracy and whether it was liquid damped ot induction damped?
     
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  17. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    leg hog, no liquid in the IOR compass and I just read thru the accompanying manual and no indication of the accuracy. John
     
  18. bore

    bore

    537
    May 20, 2015
    Older Fulton hatchet

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  19. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    John, thanks much. I put the IOR on my short list. Really appreciate you pointing it out bto me.

    Bill
     
  20. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    leg hog, you are more than welcome. I have a Canadian Military Silva Ranger I trade a folding cot to a Canadian Paratrooper for. It is in mils (6400) and up where the lid hinges by the 360/0 location is a about a 1/4 inch long strip of luminous material. I was on a Scuba Team and lensatic compasses did not do well around salt water. I found I could order regular Silva Rangers thru the Army's Orienteering program. I wrote to Silva of Canada and asked if I could order 12+ of those small luminous material strips, which allowed you to set or change your azimuth at night. I figured a small drill and some super glue and we would be good to go. Got nice letter back from Canada but unfortunately they could not sell me the strip as of radioactivity. Apparently if you held that strip next to your reproduction organ for 10,000 years you might go sterile. John
     

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