Lithuanian frog variations

Countries such as Cuba, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Vietnam etc with their own frogs/modifications etc.
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Just a few pics of the Lithuanian frogs found on their issued bayonets.
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Very cool! I like the woodland patterned ones a lot.
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Here are some of mine frogs...
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Here are my Lithuanian hanger variations. Looks like we have these pretty well covered. M.
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Where do you find alot of these frogs?
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For a while they were all over eBay.
Little trick I sometimes try. Do an advanced search of eBay for a militaria item such as "blade" or "army" or "military" or something related, and choose only items from a certain country like Lithuania. Then you have a list of sellers located in that country that deal in militaria. Go through the items and choose those closest related to what you are after. Then use the "ask a question" feature to contact them, apologise for bothering them politely, and ask them if they perhaps have access to the item in question, with a link to a pic.
You would be surprised at how often you can find stuff like that.
I have some spare Lithuanian frogs somewhere, if you are interested in trading or dealing?
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Good advice. A couple of mine came with bayonets from a friend in Lithuania and others from dealers in Latvia and Poland via eBay connections. I also have a couple spares to trade or sell. M.
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Here are some additional pictures showing differences in details. Different lengths, materials, sew patterns and fittings, etc.. Also a new unissued black leather one with the with the original inventory tag. Mike
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Note: There are unlimited small variations in the fabric hangers and it would be almost impossible to collect them all. Also note the matching wrist straps on the two below. Mike
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The Lithuanian fabric hangers have a very complex system used for belt/field gear attachment. Here are some pictures of the Velcro, snaps and plastic tab used to secure the hanger to the belt. Also a link to a video showing how it works. https://www.facebook.com/jacob.brown.90 ... 299120182/ Mike
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Thanks to Jacob, (Catchthisx39), for allowing me to post the above info, picture and link from his collection. Excellent info! Mike
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