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New piece of gear - 1943 maker marked Zeltbahn

Article about: Hey guys, nothing too interesting, but just wanted to share a new piece of kit/gear, Maker marked 1943 Zelt that I got today. Planning on using it for a display as a poncho. It is a 43 piece

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    Yeah the comparison shot is great Rene, it is hard to see until you get them all together like that. I personally have always like the swiss style ones as well. Just for reference, SOME swiss ones have that raindrop pattern like this:
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    Bill and Rene I have one with bakelite buttons and a lot of field repairs late war? timothy

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    Bill and Rene I have one with bakelite buttons and a lot of field repairs late war? timothy
    G'day Timothy

    Can we see it?
    Regards
    René

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    I have it on my half manequin I will try to take some pictures and find a button. timothy

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    Rene here is my quarter and a shot of the bakelite type of buttons. timothy
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    I can't really tell they may be pot metal?

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    Quote by timothy View Post
    I can't really tell they may be pot metal?
    Cheers for the pics, the buttons look to be anodized aluminium? + zelt buttons normally have three holes, but I stand to be corrected.
    Regards
    René

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    So it might not be late war? timothy

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    For me, bakelite is late in the war, 1944-1945.

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    So it might not be late war? timothy
    Check the grommets are they anodized? need to see a spread
    Regards
    René

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