Hi Joshua, they are fine.
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These Y straps look to be of mid to late war construction there are a couple of tell tale signs in the construction that point to this such as the use of steel instead of aluminum in there construction .
I will leave you with a link to a decent website that points out a lot of the details in Y-strap's and other field gear,
I hope you find it of some use (http:Main Page)
Regards Mark K
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Thank-you Mark, that really is a great site for anyone wanting to build a mannequin or torso display!
You are more than welcome Josh I hope you found it usefull
Regards Mark K
Steel,grey-enameled fittings were used on Y straps as early as 1940/1941.This set looks absolutely period and original from where I stand!
Thank you, Horrido! Much appreciated!
Glad to help Josh!
As this set of Y-straps has no stitching on both sides of the rivets that hold auxiliary straps, IMO it was produced between 1941 and 1943.
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