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    thegate
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    my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by thegate on Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:56 pm

    Hello, here are my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Anybody has already seen this color on a sling for Lee-Enfield?
    M.E.Co 1913











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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by ypres on Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:40 pm

    You have some nice items there. The gas mask is a US piece...

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by thegate on Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:55 pm

    yes Ypres, the gaz mask is US end in the british bag

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    1908 Web

    Post by edstorey on Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:10 pm

    Nice stuff! Your rifle sling has been dyed, it should be the same colour as the other web pieces.

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    Post by thegate on Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:49 pm

    Thank you Ed, I said to myself the same thing.
    But the seller tells me that she was Dark khaki or chocolate-brown ... It is not really what I received.
    Finally for $5,00 Rolling Eyes

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by ypres on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:01 pm

    It almost seems like the brass ends of the rifle strap have been added to the web. The web also seems like "Indian" made web from WWII? Again difficult to tell from the photo.

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by 48th on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:50 pm

    Very nice pieces of kit you have put together.

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    Sling

    Post by edstorey on Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:19 pm

    The metalwork on the sling even looks suspect as it does not match other known pieces from the same era.

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by thegate on Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:29 am

    It might be a modern copy with a false date stamp. The web often feels "soft" and of a looser weave.

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:43 am

    Great collection thegate! I love the P08 frogs and the D-shaped mess tin!

    I believe the sling is a modern Indian reproduction which came onto the market a few years ago (They are all dated 1913 for some reason)...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/DARK-KHAKI-COCOA-BROWN-COTTON-WEB-SLING-FOR-BRITISH-LEE-ENFIELD-SMLE-RIFLE-/311320423480?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item487c24ac38

    If you only paid $5 for it, I think you still did well!

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by thegate on Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:47 pm

    Thank you Wgrenadier,
    Yes I paid $5 for the sling, you have just confirmed me that it is a repro.

    I look for ammo pouch, left and right and pouch for the shovel.

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    Re: my purchases in Webb. WW1

    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:19 pm

    Don't we all... Very Happy

    Glad to be of assistance!

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