here’s a few of what I believe to be a genuine early model, the sand coloured versions were only used for training in the main and as a result I think there would be little demand for a reproduction one, I have certainly never thought of adding a sand coloured model to my range as there is far to much time and effort tied up in making one of these to do it in a shade of canvas which will make it even harder to sell.
Basically these are similar to the Chocolate Brown models used on D-day but they are not the same, there are some technical points regarding the way certain components are finished which differs from the latter model, hence this is why I think this a genuine one it ticks all the right boxes.
"Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "
Thanks Nige most useful. The one I have seen was in an auction only a picture of part of it see attached.