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Odd 1942 Rucksack

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    Any ideas on this '42 dated rucksack?
    just seems a bit odd to be dated, if commercially made.

    any thoughts appreciated!

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    "…knowing him, and something of his deeds, it was impossible not to believe in greatness. In that square figure was housed a spirit of grandeur, and with his massive heroism went gentleness and modesty, even humility. He had no need to proclaim his virtue, for history would be his spokesman."
    Eric Linklater on Wavell.

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    I think the straps have come from something else and have been added to this rucksack at a later date , I have seen a lot of post war made rucksacks that have had 37 patt straps and parts used on them

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    thanks kradman, i thought this would be the case, but whoever did it must have been a bit of a perfectionist. All the straps are dated 1942 and seem to be in the same place.
    Weird.
    "…knowing him, and something of his deeds, it was impossible not to believe in greatness. In that square figure was housed a spirit of grandeur, and with his massive heroism went gentleness and modesty, even humility. He had no need to proclaim his virtue, for history would be his spokesman."
    Eric Linklater on Wavell.

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    I agree, I have a very similar one with 1943 and 44 dates on it, but they are clearly recycled 1937 pat.
    On yours, The font and size of the numerals is a little odd, also the weave, but the Bergen itself is a bit far from pattern.

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    Quote by kradman View Post
    I think the straps have come from something else and have been added to this rucksack at a later date , I have seen a lot of post war made rucksacks that have had 37 patt straps and parts used on them
    I once saw a golf club bag in the UK that was made entirely from 37 pattern webbing and WW2 canvas!

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    Quote by PhantomGuitar View Post
    I once saw a golf club bag in the UK that was made entirely from 37 pattern webbing and WW2 canvas!


    But they were a thing!Made by Mills equipment company.

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    Quote by NCA View Post
    But they were a thing!Made by Mills equipment company.
    Officers and their kit. Foot baths, golf bags, what's next?

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    Quote by PhantomGuitar View Post
    Officers and their kit. Foot baths, golf bags, what's next?
    I've got a golf bag in 44pat..... How do you play golf in the jungle?

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    Quote by ILH View Post
    I've got a golf bag in 44pat..... How do you play golf in the jungle?
    I would assume an entire troop of locals with machetes and shovels, have a good field cleared out in a matter of days...

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