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Old 12-15-2017, 01:25 PM   #361
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Just remembered I had these pics of another cover saved, yours might be modified from this type to a regular beltloop made of parts of the strap.



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Old 12-16-2017, 01:38 AM   #362
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Crap! You just made my list of things I don't have one longer Seriously, thanks for remembering these pictures and posting them. This is the first time I've seen the backside of a cover that looks like this.

I looked at mine and sure enough it has holes where the original leather strap was. I thought the loops on mine pulled out and were repaired. I've seen two others like mine, so it looks like the BH went through and modified the original 1958 covers as they modified so many other things.

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Old 12-16-2017, 01:41 AM   #363
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I can say that only surplus US pistol belts were used.
The only web equipment that was produced was the suspenders
for the US M44 combat pack.
The Story was that the US government delivered these combat packs but
without the same amount of matching suspenders.
So the firm of Stolla was contracted and they made several thousands of These.
Not easy to find today.

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Bernhard
Thanks! That makes a ton of sense. With the major downsizing of the US military after WW2, plus the very inefficient procurement process, WW2 dated items were sitting around in huge numbers. It's one reason I was surprised that the BW bothered to make their own.

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Old 02-13-2018, 02:43 PM   #364
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A little off the camo topic, but something I think regulars of this thread might be interested in.

Today I received a very old Austrian field jacket which appears to be from the 1960s. There's a stamp, but totally unreadable. It's made from a lightweight windproof type material. I have a another one in more olive color which is from, I think, the 1970s. My understanding is these jackets were used by officers as part of their every day uniform. Can anybody help me narrow the timeframe and/or purpose of this jacket?

Thanks!

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Old 02-13-2018, 02:56 PM   #365
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Here's a riddle for you all... what happens when a fashion company gets a hold of a M57 Austrian parka, puts a white painted star on the collar, then posts it on their website for sale? This!

http://www.iconslosangeles.com/shop/austrian-camo-parka

Crazy.

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Old 02-13-2018, 08:21 PM   #366
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Wow!...that white star added $500 to the price......mike
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:58 AM   #367
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Probable identification of my jacket is Alpinanorak/ Gebirgsjägerjacke worn by NCO's and officers in the field and everyday work. The cloth certainly feels like a wind jacket, not water resistant, so it makes sense.

If anybody can help pin down the year my example might be from I'd appreciate it. Based on a few things I'm thinking early 1960s.

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Old 02-17-2018, 01:30 PM   #368
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Hello Reibert I am trying to send you PM but you have still full message box. Could you please contact me directly on my email: shellmac@seznam.cz

Thank you very much


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Old 02-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #369
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Here's a riddle for you all... what happens when a fashion company gets a hold of a M57 Austrian parka, puts a white painted star on the collar, then posts it on their website for sale? This!

http://www.iconslosangeles.com/shop/austrian-camo-parka

Crazy.

Steve

... but does it still have its shoulder roll?

They probably picked a tiny-sized example in excellent condition for the photo shoot (unless the model is very tall). I see no repairs or modifications (other than the big expensive white star on the collar and the little pinned-on star on the left breast pocket flap), even all the snaps look original and fully intact, so odds are the shoulder roll is there as well.

If this is how they were found, the markup is way more than $500!

http://www.iconslosangeles.com/field...-intro-barneys

Who would import these by the baleful and turn them into rags?!!!
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:37 AM   #370
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... but does it still have its shoulder roll?
Trust me, when I first saw it and it's overall great condition I thought "crap, it probably has the shoulder role!". I'm half thinking of emailing to find out. And if so, offer some money just for the shoulder role.

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If this is how they were found, the markup is way more than $500!
Yup, very irritating. If I offered $100 for one without the star on it that would probably be $99 over what they paid.

Ah the Hell with it... I'm going to send 'em an email and find out

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