Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

WW2 commonwealth ammo boots ?

Article about: Hi Gents, I have a question for anyone who is interested in helping me out. I found these boots at a Dutch fair and have trouble placing them. They look like WW2 british ammo boots and still

  1. #1
    ?

    Default WW2 commonwealth ammo boots ?

    Hi Gents,

    I have a question for anyone who is interested in helping me out. I found these boots at a Dutch fair and have trouble placing them.
    They look like WW2 british ammo boots and still have some old rawhide laces on them. The thing is the soles confuse me, anyone an idea on what they are exactly?
    Obvoiously the studs are in a strange pattern. I know vehicle crews didn' t have metal parts on the soles. The toe caps look like other british boots but the the heelplate is offset and and almost German looking, exept for the number of holes. My German boots have only 3 holes. The soles and heels are all nailed in place.

    Can anyone tell me about the stamps. On the inside it says 10 M. On the outside it looks like W o D or something.
    Looking forward to some clarification ,


    Cheers, Kaske
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6201.jpg 
Views:	147 
Size:	227.7 KB 
ID:	785415Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6197.jpg 
Views:	84 
Size:	226.1 KB 
ID:	785412Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6193.jpg 
Views:	272 
Size:	227.5 KB 
ID:	785409Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6194.jpg 
Views:	193 
Size:	229.6 KB 
ID:	785410Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6191.jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	232.5 KB 
ID:	785407Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6204.jpg 
Views:	54 
Size:	230.0 KB 
ID:	785417Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6202.jpg 
Views:	52 
Size:	230.9 KB 
ID:	785416Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6200.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	224.4 KB 
ID:	785414Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6198.jpg 
Views:	55 
Size:	226.8 KB 
ID:	785413Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6195.jpg 
Views:	41 
Size:	233.8 KB 
ID:	785411Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6192.jpg 
Views:	50 
Size:	236.9 KB 
ID:	785408Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6205.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	224.6 KB 
ID:	785418

  2. #2

    Default

    They have the W /l\ D (War department) marking stamped into them so i gather they should be British or Commonwealth!...
    The 10M is the size 10 medium width!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

  3. #3

    Default

    Without doubt British or Commonwealth, Used to wear a pair myself in the 80's for marching up and down the square. Often when you came to a halt slamming the right foot in you would still move forward about a meter.

  4. #4
    ?

    Default

    These were used well into the 50's& 60's so consequently had a long service life, & have seen them dated into the 80's. The date is normally by where the size is. Unless WW2 dated, then take them to be post war.

  5. #5
    ?

    Default

    Well, cant find any dates. So must be postwar. Also the metalwork is a bit odd. I thought the soles were made from rubber postwar..
    Anyway, the're fine for display purposes. Thanks guys!

  6. #6

    Default

    Any markings inside on the soles.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

  7. #7
    ?

    Default

    Meh, only a random 3. Nothing else. If there were markings on the part where your heel sits, the're worn of. That bit is seriously damaged.
    So i'll have to take them als post-war I guess

  8. #8
    ?

    Default

    Quote by tinlid View Post
    These were used well into the 50's& 60's so consequently had a long service life, & have seen them dated into the 80's. The date is normally by where the size is. Unless WW2 dated, then take them to be post war.
    Still in use in some units, (Not just Guards units) My son was has a pair on issue against his name. He's RHA!

    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

  9. #9
    ILH
    ILH is offline
    ?

    Default

    Quote by Kaske View Post
    Well, cant find any dates. So must be postwar. Also the metalwork is a bit odd. I thought the soles were made from rubber postwar..
    Anyway, the're fine for display purposes. Thanks guys!
    Rubber soled boots were issued to commandos etc. in ww2, but postwar rubber Direct Moulded Sole boots were 1958-1983(ish). Drill boots (still on issue as others have said) usually have studs in the center of the sole as well as round the edges, a full heel iron (not a 1/4 iron), and the 1970s+ versions have a much thicker soles.
    Your pair have never been spooned, so I agree with others that these are late 1940s-50s general service boots.

  10. #10

    Default

    Ah spooning, I remember that, burnt fingers, a camping stove and black mess everywhere

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Commonwealth first aid box??

    In Equipment and Field gear
    12-12-2014, 07:49 PM
  2. Britische WW2 Armeestiefel - Ammo Boots

    In Field equipment, kit and other
    11-23-2014, 06:10 PM
  3. Royal commonwealth cap badges ???

    In Insignia, Flags and regalia
    03-15-2014, 04:36 PM
  4. ww2 US/Commonwealth box/valise?

    In Equipment and Field gear
    02-15-2012, 07:30 PM
  5. repairing of ammo boots during ww2

    In Equipment and Field gear
    01-19-2010, 01:35 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •