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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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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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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.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    ILH
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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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