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Australian Pattern 1937 Webbing Set in Pictures

Article about: Australia’s domestic webbing production was slow to get underway during the Second World War. The country was able to procure webbing from England, and later Canada, for its forces serving i

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    The belt is deffo Aust made the thread gives it away

  2. #72


    Thought to add to this fantastic thread a basic set, all Aussie made & quickly whacked together (first time I've ever done it)

  3. #73


    Great set up there mate! Love the 43 MB braces too (earliest I've seen!)

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    Gaad it's funny I pull bits out from the junk pile, that MB 43 was long forgotten about!

  5. #75


    Figured to add in some sloppy Aust manufacturing

  6. #76


    I'm not sure if we can blame the firm that assembled the brace or the mill that produced the webbing stock...yet it still received an inspection mark! lol

    They were probably thinking it would all be blancoed anyway!

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    I found these photo's on another forum. They show the 503rd PIR in Australia and New Guinea using some P37 items; if I see correctly the basic pouch is the wide Aussie model?

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    It certainly looks like they are using Aussie large pouches, good spot earlymb!

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    Fantastic photos!! shows a lot more than just the pouches!! and yep they are the large pouch, Thank you greatly for these pictures

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    Not sure if these guys are 503rd PIR too but the man on the right has a British water bottle.

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