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German soldier winter setup

Article about: Was very lucky recently in finding a complete kit setup of a German winter soldier for sale. Everything is original with a range of dates from 1937 - 1944. The greatcoat has a range of field

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    Quote by JPhilip View Post
    Hello,
    Sorry to say but this is not true, these D-rings were not primarily intented as an attachment point for the Tornister, they were primarily meant for the A-frame and were adopted at the same time under the same official text of 1939. The Tornister was modified at the same time to be retained on the Y-straps, it's not the Y-straps that evoluted in order to take the Tornister. Before the adoption of the Y-straps, there weren't two types of Tornister, only the one with carrying straps existed (M34). It's because Y-straps were adopted that the Tornister lost its carrying straps and had the same hooks than the A-frame fitted on.
    Thanks
    You've taught me something new today! Field gear has never been one of my strong areas...

    B.B.
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    Quote by BrodieBartfast View Post
    You've taught me something new today! Field gear has never been one of my strong areas...

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    To answer your question JPhillip - there is no hood on this greatcoat. The collar flips up and buttons around the mouth/nose but no hood. I can't afford an original A frame at the moment (cant believe how expensive originals are!), but have ordered a weathered reproduction to fill in for the time being. I'm looking at original zeltbahns and an A frame bag that will cover the frame anyway with the mess tin.

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    Over the last few weeks, I managed to track down some of the items I need. The A frame is supposed to be a repro, but I've had mixed opinions on it. I'm thinking it's a repro though. The Mess tin, A frame bag and Zeltbahn are original - the zeltbahn has definitely seen some use. The mannequin isn't assembled at the moment, but this will look good on it once it's all back up. Last thing I need to track down is a straight handle entrenching tool and holder

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    Hello,
    Thanks for the answer about the hood.
    I can confirm you that the A-frame is a reproduction, the Beutel (A-frame bag) is a repro as well.
    The Zeltbahn and messkit are original.
    Shovel carriers are harder to get than shovels, good luck
    Thanks
    "I never used a gun in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men, they're now at the bottom of the sea..."
    (Walter Borg, former member of the Groupe Mounier and MI6 agent/radio operator)

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    ET carriers are tough to find and I paid lots for mine (43) even back 20 years ago!!
    Regards
    René

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    I'm just going to see what comes up, I'm in no rush for an ET. Hopefully I can find an original ET and carrier together.

    The A frame bag was sold as original, but I didn't pay a huge amount for it so I don't really mind. It's at least hidden mainly by the zeltbahn. What defines this one as a repro? It certainly looks, feels and smells old haha.

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    Quote by AusA380 View Post
    What defines this one as a repro? It certainly looks, feels and smells old haha.
    Hello again,
    Everything defines this Beutel as a reproduction.
    Cut, material, cloth, workmanship...everything is bad here and i'm not even talking about both eyelets...
    below is an original, you can spot the differences i guess...
    Thanks


    German soldier winter setup
    "I never used a gun in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men, they're now at the bottom of the sea..."
    (Walter Borg, former member of the Groupe Mounier and MI6 agent/radio operator)

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    A great start, keep it up Aus. I put together a similar mannequin a few years ago, takes time......but well worth it
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    Promising to be a nice display when its done Aus,

    Don't get too hung up on an ET cover, this guy didn't have one!

    German soldier winter setup

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