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Article about: Good evening all, As some of you may recall, I made an ill-advised transaction with a certain 'Pawel Nowak' some months ago: Ignorant slut that I am - I went ahead and sent him a wire transf

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    Good evening all,

    As some of you may recall, I made an ill-advised transaction with a certain 'Pawel Nowak' some months ago: Ignorant slut that I am - I went ahead and sent him a wire transfer to a European bank in order to pay for a FJ helmet.
    I was rapidly disabused of my naivete by members of this forum when I sought validation of my purchase, and was told NEVER to deal with this all-round skinflute and notorious peddler of oriental tat ever again.
    Fast-forward two months and I thought I would share what turned up at my doorstep in lieu of the expected FJ helmet; along with a sackfull of dubious excuses in email correspondance, naturally. I have posted the Luftwaffe trophelm/sunhat type thingy in a separate forum, likewise the M43 type cap.
    This tornister pack may be the 'diamond in the rough' (or red-herring depending on how you feel) that stands out from the rest.
    It has markings reading 'ADDOPER LEDERFABRIK KITZINGEN'? on the two detachable straps, a couple of field-repair re-stitches. The stamp 'KZL 42', some sort of factory marking heat stamp on the buckles, the faded penned name 'Rittger'?
    So, for your validation…

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    Well, at least you got a good tornister out of the deal.
    Yep, Nowak is a lying sack of Sh--!!!
    I have put warnings about him on at least a dozen different boards over the years.
    I made a serious effort to find the SOB, but always ran in to dead ends. But, who knows, some day maby! I go to Europa periodicly and have many friends over there so someday my efforts may pay off.
    Sarge

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    The pack is original.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

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    Hello,
    This is a Tornister 39 with replaced carrying straps.
    Two versions of the Tornister 39 were produced :

    - with small leather tabs instead of carrying straps for Infanterie

    - with carrying straps for the branches of service not equipped with the Y-straps...

    If your example was produced with carrying straps in 1942, all fittings should be made of steel, not aluminium...(looks like aluminium to me on the photos)
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Thanks all, as ever, for the confirmation. I'll try an research the factory stamp Jphilip, as this might provide some sort of clue.
    Thanks again!

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    Seems odd that anything would be sent at all - especially
    if it was a Helmet you were expecting. I don't know
    what I'd do in a case like this. Likely try Postal
    fraud.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    A good Tornister pack as stated. Looks to be all intact. Is it missing the button on the interior pocket flap? Cowhide seems to be in good shape. As a consolation this is worth something - around $150 in the US. NH

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    Yes Steve, I know where you are coming from. But shortly after hearing of Nowak's notoriety among members of this forum I have resigned myself to taking this one 'on the chin', so to speak. Like I said - I'm learning fast in this hobby.
    All the best!

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    Quote by Neil Hever View Post
    A good Tornister pack as stated. Looks to be all intact. Is it missing the button on the interior pocket flap? Cowhide seems to be in good shape. As a consolation this is worth something - around $150 in the US. NH
    Thanks Neil,
    Yes, this one's definitely a keeper. And yes the central button is indeed missing.
    Warm regards!

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    I'm glad to hear that your endeavor did not turn out to be a total bust Mr Sykes.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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