Last edited by williamsong; 12-10-2010 at 11:53 AM.
They look like standard issue Koppeltragegestell. The only thing I can see that is a little bit odd is the rear strap hardware. Usually, this would be sewn onto the strap rather than riveted. It also looks different from other hardware I have seen. Others may wish to chime in. NH
Its my first post, but IMHO its a post war Austrian, also some more information here:
y strap opinions ? - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
Hope its help.
Austrian straps have padding. If you remove it there are telltale sewing marks left behind. NH
The rear strap is Austrian. These often get used as a cheap replacement for Y straps which are missing this part.
Thanks to all!!! very helpfull like always!!
so we can say they are original but the rear strap is from Austrian post war don't you?
if i replace the rear strap for an german original, will be 100% original! right?
My advice will be : send them back and get your money back.
Wait for another pair that won't be a worthless amount of parts that are put together in order to create an illusion...
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
I think that is sound advice from JP.
100% postwar austrian straps. you can see the traces where thread was .
definately not ww2 german, reproduction or post war straps