German Y Straps
Here is a pair of German Y straps I have had several post war but I think these are WW2 It is too worn to show up in the picture but on the back round protector is g?g and 42 which I would think is the date. I think there is also a no 10. There is also a missing D ring at the bottom strap. Too cold out today -6 and blowing snow so I tried them indoors. timothy
01-05-2014 08:31 PM
This is an original pair of Y-straps, unfortunatly, the back strap is postwar austrian...
giveaways are square stitching at the hook, and incorrect buttonholes...the metal stud may also be postwar austrian i think, sorry...
Are you sure about the 1942 date ?
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Not for sure it is worn and hard to read sometimes looks like 43 these things get hard to make out definetly first letter is a 4. timothy
Thanks for your expert opinion valued much the back end piece is easily replaced so no big deal I will keep on the look out for one I saw one here while back but will post before buying. Any of them are hard to find so I can live with it I think it is 43 Tom but I have loped it and really can't say for sure. You can read the 4 though. timothy