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Old 01-11-12, 21:42
B. Harris B. Harris is offline
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Default Strap ID Required

Found a supply of these straps. The buckle assbly. looks like it might be vehicle.

There are no dates or markings, however the whole design is similar to Carrier equipment and weapons straps, judging by the paint, and buckle arrangement.

It looks like giant paratrooper chin strap.

Ive been told it is a WWII truss strap. :-) (Insert smart comments here)

Any help from the vehicle guys would be appreciated!!

Cheers,
Harris
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Old 10-11-12, 11:53
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Default Custom made by a rigger

Judging by the poor quality stitching and the fraying at one end, my guess is that this item was custom made by a rigger for who knows what purpose.

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Old 11-11-12, 04:54
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Derek,

I think there has been comment on this recently but the workmanship is quite OK for WW2 manufacture of Commonwealth webbing. So much of it was absolute cr-p when compared to other nations.

I would vote for it being a production model - I have seen very much worse.

What it is I have no idea!

Lang

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Old 28-01-13, 06:10
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As someone who has experience using a sewing machine I would agree that these straps have been made or modified by an individual. Question is whether it was done during military service or afterwards.
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Old 28-01-13, 17:44
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The best resource for Canadian 1937 Pattern webbing and all its subtlties is Ed Storey in Ottawa. Heck, even Clive let him write a book on it for him.

email no spaces: ed storey at hotmail dot com
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Old 29-01-13, 19:56
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It is a made-up item out of several pieces of web.
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Old 29-01-13, 21:12
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@Ed - how do you do that? You have superior spidey senses for postings with your name in them.
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