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WW1 US grenade vest

Article about: Hey guys,went to sell this on and was asked if its a repro as apparently they fake these a lot..I have no idea what I am supposed to be looking for if it is a reproduction,Ive found a lot on

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    Hey guys,went to sell this on and was asked if its a repro as apparently they fake these a lot..I have no idea what I am supposed to be looking for if it is a reproduction,Ive found a lot on the net,some with same maker some with others..a fair few have the same inspector..anyone able to help with this one?
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    I owned one back in the 80's and this looks ok to me. I am surprised to hear they fake them. These were never that popular back then, as most were new old stock. But times change of course.

    Cheers, Ade
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    Thanks Ade,yeah I was surprised when he asked me that,they weren't overly popular during the war or after with collectors..i ended up with this in a mixed group of gear I purchased 10 odd years ago,cheers Sean

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    I like it. Construction looks proper as do the markings. Would look good on a mannequin display of a Dough Boy.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Cheers Wagriff

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    Its original. They are still relatively common and being US issue do not seem to attract the premium that British WW1 kit seems to have.

    Nice find

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    Thanks for that Mark

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    USMC Raiders used these in WW2 hey! I enjoy my pair. because of WW2 use this maybe why a large number ended up down here

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    I didn't know the raiders used them..do you have information on there use in this outfit?

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    From what I know used in Bougainville 43. here's a reference from Harlan Glenn's book "Dungarees & Frog Skin"

    Pic deleted I see Torch downloaded it

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