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    #46
    It seems reasonable that the M34 tornister would have been replaced by the M39 model. In fact, the M34 continued to be manufactured. Here is a mid- to late-war M34 tornister marked with an RB number, with mismatched shoulder straps.
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      #47
      It has the black leather and steel hardware usually seen on the M39 model.
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        #48
        The RB number dates this pack to no earlier than late 1942.
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          #49
          The strap on the top in this photo is unusual and may have been taken from a paramilitary or civilian pack.
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            #50
            The other strap has a faint early maker stamp and a E37 depot stamp as well.
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              #51
              The majority of the fabric inside is the same stuff used to make many bread bags and rucksacks from this period. The mess kit pouch is a different material, maybe tropical uniform material (?).
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                #52
                This is an early M34 tornister that is complete and as-issued. It is named, unit marked, and the shoulder straps are matching. I find that this type of Tornister seem to be the most valued by collectors. This example is complete with all early features.
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                  #53
                  All the hardware is aluminum.
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                    #54
                    The pack is dated 1935, these clips are standard on early packs of this vintage.
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                      #55
                      Albin Scholle Zeitz 1935
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                        #56
                        The shoulder straps are matching and dated 1937. I am not sure what the "B" is for, Berlin depot?
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                          #57
                          Inside, the pack is stamped 13./J.R.69 II. Infanterie-Regiment 69 was part of the 20. Infanrterie-Division from Hamburg.
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                            #58
                            The depot stamp on the pack is E35.
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                              #59
                              This is a maker stamp that I have seen on many of these packs, Franz Brehme Walsrode 1942. The pack itself has no special features.
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                                #60
                                Here is a WWI style pack, as used by paramilitary units in the Third Reich. These type of packs were also used by Heer soldiers.
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