09-29-2013 03:56 PM
Nice original Shelter quarter looks like the brown metal Italian manufactured buttons used mid to late war. I have one with the same type buttons. I can't remember if they are four hole or three I think four. it is posted here somewhere under collections and display. I'll look again. BTW NICE one
Very nice! I love Zeltbahns and the design on yours is great!
Here are my two ZB's
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
This is a real nice original M31 Zeltbahn produced between May and July 1944.
What you have bought is a rare rotated buttonholes example. Congrats for this purchase.
In May 1944, it was decided to rotate half of the buttonholes to have a better buttoning between Zeltbahnen when formed as a tent.
In July of the same year, this arrangement was discontinued because of a slow down in the production. If you paid the price for a normal one, then it's double pleasure...
By the way, in my opinion, there's no need for you to post photos of the package when you open a thread. If you tell us that you just received an item, we trust you without problem.
"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)
What are these buttons on a quarter of mine I have read and been told Italian manfacture used 43 on. timothy
They may be different from lianshangzheng's example her's may be rusted metal instead of brown. don't mean to hijack her thread but I am curious thanks timothy
Very nice Zeltbahn lianshangzheng good color with a nice crisp and clear RB-NR stamp.
Regards Mark K