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Welcome to Walter H Kanzler Guns & Militaria

Based in Key Largo, Florida, USA, Walter has been active in the Militaria and Gun Collecting community since the 1960's. He is a licensed firearms dealer and exporter with expertise in all eras and all the major wars and countries.

Walter specializes in German and Allied states from pre Napoleonic times through the 1880's. He also has knowledge of the major powers through World War I and II. His expertise covers guns, bayonets, swords, daggers, uniforms, helmets, badges, medals and documents. etc.

We continuously travel throughout the United States, Europe and beyond in search of new high quality items so please check our site regularly for new stock updates.

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The items of militaria shown below can be viewed in our on-line shop complete with full descriptions, photographs and prices.

Deutsche Luftsport Verien, DLV Officer Collar Tabs German Air Sports Club (Glider corps) collar tabs. Made of a blue felt cloth rectangle base with twisted silver aluminum cord around the edges. The center has a die stamped aluminum winged propeller badge affixed by brass prongs. Measures 2 5/8" x 1 1/2' Unissued with a few surface moth nips. 75.00
Africa Corps Army Pith Helmet Shields Army AK Pith Helmet shield insignia consisting of two die stamped/cast shields. The Heers (Army) Eagle shield is die stamped in relief and silver plated on a painted black field. The reverse has three soldered pins. There are no markings. The National colors shield is die cast also on a silvered field with the three sections top one painted black and the bottom painted red with the center in the silver background color. It is marked on the reverse in relief ‘J.F.S with 42 underneath. It has three inserted pins. Both are in unused condition. They just show age.
Airforce Dagger Knot/Portepee (Dolchportepee) Luftwaffe dagger knot of spun aluminum. This silver aluminum knot and cord is unused in mint (still tied) condition. It will also fit several other daggers.
Army Enlisted Mans Fieldgrey Overcoat Army Enlisted Mans Fieldgrey Overcoat. Mid war type with reprocessed wool material. It is about a German size 38. In nice condition. No major defects. Has owners initials on inside lapel. Overall excellent.
Army Officers Dagger Knot/Portepee in Original Cellophane package Army Officers silver aluminum dagger Knot/portepee in original cellophane bag. Printed on the front in black ink "DolchPortepee auf Aluminumgespinst' (Dagger Portepee from spun aluminum). The cellophane bag measures 7 1/2" x 3 1/4' it also has the black ink printed name of the retailer that sold it, the Heeres-Kleiderkasse, Berlin W 62, Budepesterstrasse 28. (Army Officers-Clothing Shop in Berlin) $200.00
DRL Sports Badge in Bronze 3rd. type w/swastika DRL Sports Badge in bronze 3rd. type w/swastika. Maker is Wernstein in Jena and is so marked as are the letters and code numbers D R G M 35269 on the reverse. Badge has slight discoloration to the top of the letters DR on front otherwise all the bronze plating is intact. Condition is excellent except as noted.
German Navy, Kreigsmarine Enlisted Mans Musician patch German Navy, Kreigsmarine Enlisted Mans Musician patch. Yellow machine embroidered anchor with Lute integral on a blue wool oval. Measures approximately 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 unused condition. One tiny 1/16" moth bite on edge.
KdF Kraft durch Freude (Strength thru Joy) Agfa Camera w/case KdF Agfa box type camera with carrying case. A black imitation leatherette box camera (similar to our "Kodak Brownie") The property of the KdF organization which was under the DAF (Labor Front) This organization became the largest Nazi organization and sponsored plays, vacations, cruises (MS Robert Ley and the MS Wilhelm Gustloff were the cruise ships) and all sorts of vacation activities. In 1938 it had 10.3 million members and was the sponsor of the KdF wagen, better known as the "Volkswagen" This camera has the KdF mobile sun/gear wheel swastika symbol imprinted on the side of the camera along with the Motto "KraftdurchFreude" with "N.S. Gemeinschaft" (National Socialist Association) above it. I can only guess it was a loaner/rental for the vacationing members. It also has a retailers tag from a sport shop in Vienna. It has a leatherette carry strap on top embossed with the "Agfa" logo. The carry case is brown leather with a felt lining. The carry case is in good condition except one end of the carry strap is broken. The camera is in excellent shape and functions its just dusty and shows its age.
Oak Leaf Badge for Jager Troops M-43 Cap Oak leaf badge for M-43 cap. For Jager (rifleman) Troops. Silver collored pot metal badge with integral pins (3) for attaching. Measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/8" and is die stamped. Seen often in period photos being attached to the left side of the turn up of M-43 caps. Similar to the edelweis badge worn by Gebirgsjager troops on their Bergmutze.
Original Christmas ornaments Six blown glass ornaments with one blown glass tree topper. This type is called Carousel
Police WW2 Schako Helmet Cockarde Police WW2 Schako Helmet Cockarde Police Helmet Aluminum, black, white, red cockarde. Fits all WW2 Police shakos. Marked on back, 1937 and makers initials ‘S.R.M.’ in excellent used condition.
SA Armband SA Armband, wool with sewn silk white ribbed center and sewn silk black ribbon swastika. Unused never sewn together. Has a white ink RZM stamp on back to denote RZM approved quality wool. Measures approximately 20”long x 5” wide. No moth damage. In unissued condition.
Unknown dagger Knot/Portepee This half size knot and 11 1/2" cord is for an unknown dagger. The Diplomatic dagger takes a knot similar but has a thinner cord. In unissued condition.
WW 2 German Military Issue toilet paper Produced and packaged exclusively for the German Military. It has the typical rough texture recycled paper common in Germany. How these survived is a wonder. Measures aproximately 4" tall by 4.25"wide, typical Toilet roll shape. Shows some speckling and minor staining due to being stored for 70 years. Absolutely original
WW II German Air Force Visor Hat Enlisted Man Chin Strap WW II German Luftwaffe Enlisted Man Visor Hat Leather Chin Strap. Typical style with two black buckles. Leather is in good, usable condition considering its age. Buttons with splints are attached.
WW II German Army Enlisted Mans Edelweis Sleeve Patch WW II German Army Enlisted Mans Gebirgsjager Machine Embroidered Sleeve Patch. Feldgrau wool oval base is machine embroidered with an edelweis of white, green and yellow thread with a border of grey thread. It measures approximately 5.6cm across and 6.8cm high. It does not glow under black light. Unused. In excellent condition.
WW II German Generalgouvernment Cuff Title This cuff title was for the uniform of officials in the Generalgovernment in German occupied Poland. Dark blue cloth cuff title is machine embroidered with orange thread and has orange piping on the edges. Measures approximately 14 1/4" x 1 1/4". It is full length and unshortened. Unissued.
WW II German Hitler Youth Student Leader Ordensburg Cuff Title This cuff title was worn by graduates of the Hitler Youth Leader School, Ordensburgen. Black cloth cuff title is bevo embroidered with aluminum wire. Measures approximately 15" x 1". It is full length and unshortened. Unissued.
WW II German Italian SS Enlisted Mans Machine Embroidered Cloth Sleeve Eagle - Black Black wool eagle is machine embroidered with grey thread and measures 8.8cm across. Unused. In excellent condition.
WW II German Italian SS Enlisted Mans Machine Embroidered Cloth Sleeve Eagle - Red Red wool eagle is machine embroidered with grey thread and measures 8.8cm across. Unused. In excellent condition.
WW II German Miltary K98 Muzzle Cover, Unissued WW II German Army, SS, Luftwaffe, Navy and all troops armed with K98 Mauser Rifles, Muzzle Cover. Late war stamped iron type with hinged cap. No makers mark or waffenamt stamp that I could find. I found these over 20 years ago in an old factory in Germany that was being torn down. Should fit all Wehrmacht issue K98 rifles. Overall condition is unused. Unissued. Dirty from storage and age.
WW II German Youth Gelandesportwart Cuff Title This cuff title was awarded after completion of the Gelandesport program. (Similar to the U.S. Boy Scout Merit Badge programs.) Black cloth cuff title is bevo embroidered with yellow thread. Measures approximately 5.75" x 3/4". It is full length and unshortened. Unissued.
WW II German Youth Schiesswart Cuff Title This cuff title was awarded after completion of the Schiesswart program. (Similar to the U.S. Boy Scout Merit Badge programs.) Black cloth cuff title is bevo embroidered with green thread. Measures approximately 5.75" x 3/4". It is full length and unshortened. Unissued.
WW II German Youth Sportwart Cuff Title This cuff title was awarded after completion of the Sportwart program. (Similar to the U.S. Boy Scout Merit Badge programs.) Black cloth cuff title in bevo embroidered with red thread. Measures approximatley 5.75" x 3/4". It is full length and unshortened. Unissued.
WW1 Kreigsmarine knot/portepee WW1 Navy Dagger Knot (Dolchportepee) WW1 Kreigsmarine knot/portepee has a small knot with a black center and is for the Imperial Navy dagger. It has a silver cord with silver and black design. It is unissued and shows some age (still tied).
WW2 Christmas Ornaments Red Hearts Six Silvered Hearts with red body and black swastika.Measure aprox. 2x2.5" Long thin tree toper measures 11"
WW2 Christmas ornaments, Adolf Hitler Head Original Adolf Hitler head ornament. Blown glass silvered and colored eyes. Measures 3.5"x2"
WW2 Christmas ornaments, Large ball w/swastika Six silvered round ball ornaments w/red color body and black swastika. Measures 2.5" across
WW2 Christmas Ornaments, SS Round Ball Six round ball silvered ornaments with a red circle surrounding a set of black SS runes. Measures aprox. 2.5"
WW2 Christmas Ornaments, SS Runes Single silvered ornament with raised SS runes in center surrounded by pine branches on either side. One sided. Measures 2.5" across and aprox. 1" thick
WW2 Christmas Ornaments, Swastika Single silvered ornament with black swastika and pine boughs on either side. 2.5"x1"
Yellow Star of David for German Jews Yellow Star of David cloth printed patch. With the letters “Jude” and the outline printed in black ink. Type worn by all German Jews under the Nurenburg laws. A nice original unused example.