I received my Pattern 1925 waist belt this week, as well as a couple sleeve type water bottle carriers. . One more waist belt should be here in the near future.
Anyone know if there was an Officer's model of the Pattern 1925 waist belt made? One without the two snaps for the bayonet frog?
Last edited by gbalke; 04-02-2016 at 02:03 AM.
Figured this is the right place to post these
I just found today a near full factory bolt of Canadian P37 shoulder straps Right side to go with my complete Left side bolt
Also shots of a complete Australian factory bolt.
Nice find Rene. If I recall correctly, Canada did supply Australia with Canadian
P-37 web gear during the early years of the war.
I recall somewhere you asked what the 4 digit numbers where on the Canadian web gear? I believe they are inspectors stamps (If you didn't already find out)
When I acquired my '43 dated Lithgow I wanted some propper Australian kit to display with it. After doing some research I discovered Canada's involvement with supplying Australia with P--37 gear. Since I had been collecting Canadian uniforms and equipment for some time, I just selected some of my better pieces. I did however find some pure Aussie pieces as well, water bottle carriers, first aid dressing and of course the bayonet with scabbard.
René - Great factory bolts of webbing! The only bolt I have is a set of support straps marked "H&S LTD 1939". I think they are in a set of 8 or 10, but I'll have to find them to check. Interesting idea of the four-digit code being an inspectors mark. I thought it was a batch number, but an inspector marking is possible. Does that mean the Canadian Broad Arrow was not an inspector's marking (rather just an ownership mark).
gbalke - Great display! I really like the layout!
Love to see your bolt there Mate
I reackon the 4 digit would for inspection of a bolt, saves time. Always the broad arrow (from what I know) is crown ownership. The 2 complete bolts I have consist of 10
Also at a guess the basic pouches would be at the same bolt quantity?