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Parachutist's jump case

Article about: Found this at a yard sale. It's in such good shape, I'm not sure whether its an original or a repro. All opinions welcomed. Thanks.

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    Found this at a yard sale. It's in such good shape, I'm not sure whether its an original or a repro. All opinions welcomed. Thanks.
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    The Talon zip and spring clip are certainly period. Could the stamped code suggest 1944? You'll have to wait for the more informed than me i'm afraid!!

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
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    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    it is indeed in very good condition maybe unissued ????????

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    Yep late WWII style 2nd pattern "Griswold" drop case for the M1 Garand and M1/M1A1 Thompson sub-machine gun, about 1944 going by the colour. My honest opinion 90% leaning towards genuine, the only thing that's really bugging me is the "V" weave binding tape on the edges, as most I've seen use the "tabby" plain weave binding tape, as "V" weave was little used until the end WWII (late 1944 to early 1945) so it could be very late WWII.



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    It's amazing what people find in yard sales
    All I ever find is junk
    Keep up the good work

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    Thanks for the replies,nice to know its good.

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    You have to go to a LOT of garage sales to find things believe me! I hit a minimum of 300 garage sales a year and I will find two good things in all of those sales.
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    It's amazing what people find in yard sales
    All I ever find is junk
    Keep up the good work

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    I just came upon this thread ..picked this up a few weeks ago,measures 49" X 101/2".....all comments welcomed.I believe it is WW 2 or Korea????? Dave H
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    dixie,Looks like my 2. Same code and all. Posted them on the forum.
    SA Dolch,1960's-1970's. I have 3 of them. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Rich,
    Thanks for the info,where did you post yours on the forum. What would the value be on this item? Dave H

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