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British WW2 1944 Commando 'D-Day' Pattern Bergen Rucksack By Finnigans With Correct Steel Frame. Sn 13849 - 13849
This is a rare original British WW2 Commando 'D-Day' Bergen Rucksack produced for the D-Day landings. Equipment worn by troops on D-Day differed considerably between the Commando Units involved. This example is made of rugged canvas & is in great condition for its age. The Bergen un-packed measures approx. 20" x 18" x 11" and is mounted on a steel frame for comfort when carrying. The back of the rucksack has its original reinforced stitched leather anchor points where mounted to the frame and has a top large flap cover with webbing retaining straps and interior lined waterproof cover for additional waterproof protection. The top of the rucksack's body has brass rings stitched into the webbing for draw cord which is present.The body of the rucksack has a central large flap covered equipment pocket and others on the left & right sides. The rucksack opens to reveal it's waterproof lining which is intact and a seperate dividing pocket. The rucksack and frame are complete with all of its correct shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The interior of the pack has a label which is ink stamped 'Finnigans’ (maker) & ‘1944' (date) together with other indistinct numbers. This is a scarce and highly collectable piece of D-Day equipment. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13849

Scarce WW2 1943 Dated Bren Holdall/Spare Barrel Case Complete With All Tools, Spare Dummy Barrel and Canvas Spare Tools Wallet. Sn. 15661 - 15661
This is a scarce WW2, 1943 dated Bren gun canvas holdall/spare barrel case complete with it oil bottle, pull through with its gauze scrubber, small parts tin with gas reamers and spare springs, empty spare parts wallet with its carrying handle and a dummy alloy barrel complete with foresight, gas regulator and carrying handle. The bag is dated 1943 on the inside of the top flap and has its adjustable canvas sling and carrying handle. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn. 15661

Nazi German 1937 & WW2 1940 Dated German Military / Hitler Youth Leather Trimmed Waxed Khaki Canvas Haversack by Bernard Meyer Gronau. Sn 8341 - 8341
This is an original WW2 era German Military / Hitler Youth Haversack. The Haversack has alloy bars and studs some marked with manufacturer’s combined ‘WG’ mark and Leather shoulder straps with buckles. The Haversack has leather reinforced edges. The rear top edging is dated ‘1940 together with manufacturer detail ‘Bernard Meyer Gronau’ together with contemporary hand written ink names (illustrated) . The Bergen is made of khaki waxed canvas. The Haversack folds open and has cloth compartments secured by studs and straps which together with storage space includes a water bottle / canteen pouch & large map pocket. The Haversack measures 16” height and is 14” wide closed. Fully open the Haversack is 30” length. The Haversack has additional leather tabs for additional strap / equipment carry attachments. The outside of the top flap has a contemporary hand written name and the inside is date ink stamped ‘1937’ together withother letters and numbers (illustrated). The leather has wear and scuffs to be expected with age but is intact. The material is clean with no damage or mothing. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 8341

WW1 Essen 1918 German Military Alpine ‘A’ Frame Leather Trimmed Waxed Khaki Canvas Bergen Rucksack. Sn 12281 - 12281
This is an original WW1 dated German Military Alpine ‘A’ Frame Bergen Rucksack. The steel ‘A’ frame has traces of original green paint. The frame has a webbing waist belt with buckle (too small to fit our mannequin) and leather shoulder straps. The Bergen has reinforced rear leather top and bottom edges. The top edging is dated ‘1918’ together with ‘Essen’ and other indistinct letters. The Bergen is made of khaki waxed canvas suitable for Alpine use and it’s main body flap and 2 large side pocket flaps are leather trimmed. The body and pocket flaps have leather straps which fasten to buckles on the body and pockets of the Bergen. The mouth of the body has brass rings for draw cord (absent). Packed the Bergen measures 19” height and is 22” wide. The sides of the Bergen has additional leather tabs for additional strap / equipment carry attachments. The top of the flap and body have contemporary hand written names which are indistinct (illustrated). The inside of the Bergen has indistinct contemporary ink stamped letters and numbers (illustrated). The leather has wear and scuffs to be expected with age but is intact. The material is clean with no damage or mothing. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12281

Cased, Early WW1 1914 British Officer's WD Verner’s Pattern Military Compass By Short & Mason London With Original Leather Case. Sn 15122:5 - 15122:5
This is an excellent fully functioning Cased, WW1 British WD Officer's Military Compass By Short & Mason London. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly intact. The rear of the compass is nicely marked by the manufacturer 'Short & Mason London' together with 'No.8264’, WD arrow and '1914' date. The rim of the case is stamped ‘Verner’s Pattern’. It is complete with its original brown leather case with buckle faster, hinged lid and carry strap. The case has no visible manufacturer or date marks. The price for this early WW1 dated cased compass includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:5

WW1 1918 British Army Officer's Leather Cased Marching War Department Verner's Patent MK VIII Compass By 'E. Koehn'. Sn 14430 - 14430
Military Marching Compass By Koehn Switzerland With WW1 1918 Brown Leather Case and shoulder strap by 'T. J. Butfield Ltd' also date stamped '1918' with hand written name "E. Smith" on the front. Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner was born in 1852 and commissioned into The Rifle Brigade in 1874, retiring in 1904. He served on the staff in the Egyptian campaign of 1884-85 and during the Boer War. He died in 1922. During his career Verner patented several marching Compass designs. Whilst the basic prismatic compass design has its origins in Schmalcalder's patent of 1812 (Patent No 3545), Verner's Pattern is a significant development. Verner's Patents were all pocket compasses. Model numbers were issued to his compasses starting with a Verner's Pattern V with developments through to the VII, VIII and the IX of WW2. Verner's Pattern compasses are both incredibly popular with collectors as well being a compass that can still be practically and easily used today. The most common models are the Verner's Pattern VII and Verner's Pattern VIII which were mainly used during WW1. Their basic construction is a prismatic dry card compass with a both a momentary bearing lock and transit lock. This is an excellent original example of the MK VIII. It is fully functioning. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly in tact. The lid is stamped 'Verner's Patent VIII'. The rear of the case is stamped with WD arrows and by the manufacturer 'E, Koehn Geneve Swisse' together with '1918' date and 'no. 114476'. It is complete with brown leather case with hinged top and buckle fastener. The case is impressed with 'T. J. Butfield Ltd' and dated '1918'. The case also has contemporaneous hand written name "E. Smith". All leather and stitching of the case are intact. Price for this WW1 cased piece of equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 14430

WW2 Dated British 1939 Pattern Mills Equipment Co Webbing Equipment Belt Rig With Holster, Pouches, Carriers, Straps, Haversack WD Marks & Various Dates With Original Equipment Including Torch, Bayonet & Helve. EQ 33. - EQ 33
An excellent WW2 Dated British 1939 Pattern Webbing Equipment Belt Rig. The rig comprises, Belt with brass buckles and fittings, Shoulder straps, Service Revolver Holster, Ammo/ Compass Pouches, Helve Carrier With Helve which has a wood shaft with removable steel spade head and steel butt, Frog With 'SN' marked spike bayonet for Enfield .303 SMLE Rifles, Scabbard, Canteen Carrier & Canteen with cloth cover and original cork stopper with metal top, Torch with leather retaining strap to the rear (torch untested) & Haversack. The webbing components of the rig have profuse ink War Dept marks, various WW2 dates and Mills Equipment Co (ME Co) and P.S.S. manufacturer marks (some illustrated). All material and stitching of the webbing are clean & intact and all brass buckles fittings and press studs are present and function as they should. Price includes UK delivery. EQ 33

1974 dated Brish Parachutists Life Jacket Pack By Frankenstein Manchester Complete With Original Khaki Quick Release Pack. Sn 7947. - 7947
This is a complete original Military issue British Parachutists Life jacket dated 1974. The jacket has a green cotton waistcoat with webbing straps and steel buckles. The lower strap has a manufacturer's label Frankenstein & Sons (illustrated). All webbing straps and pull cords are present & undamaged. It is contained in it's khaki quick release pack with carry handle. The pack has it's original inspection label attached which reads 'Exam Packed Bicester COD NBCEMO/ RSG' with 'Sept 1974' date. The pack which would be attached to the parachute rig is stamped 'Life jacket Parachutist Pack Complete With Life Jacket Parachutist PT A4/AD 1378, Stole Gas Inflatable Co2 Cylinder 86 Grams Operating Head'. The inside of the pack is stamped with War Dept arrow and it contains it's original instruction leaflet. When packed the carry case measures 13 x 9 x 3 inches. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7947.

WWI Imperial German Army Back Pack Reg't Markings 'III.A.9.H'. Sn 7877. - 7877
After WWI German weapons were destroyed at a great scale, but the field equipment remained. Some of the remaining WW1 equipment was re used by the Wehrmacht during the first years of WWII. This is a rare to find original Imperial German Army WW1 Era backpack Haversack. It is made of leather and canvas & in good condition for its age. The pack when closed measures Size: 15" x 13" x 3" when empty & closed. It opens to reveal several compartments with leather straps and buckles all intact. The top of the backpack has a leather carry handle and the backpack is complete with all of it's corect shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The exterior rear of the pack is mounted with animal skin which is complete but does have some service wear to be expected. The interior of the pack is nicely ink stamped with Regimental & inter War date markings 'III A 9 H', ' H. Lobert' Fahndern 36/75' , R-AIX 1919, 'S.P.Br., '1920'. This is scarce and highly collectable original item. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7877.

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army, Arsenal Marked, Alloy Water Bottle Canteen With Stopper & Webbing Carrier. Sn 7452. - 7452
This is a rare original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Alloy Water Bottle. It measures 7" in diameter and has a flat bottom. It retains a lot of it's original khaki paint and original alloy stopper with lanyard loop. The base of the Canteen is crisply stamped with an Arsenal mark (unknown) and Japanese script ( illustrated). It is complete with original webbing carrier with shoulder strap. Price for this rare WW2 Japanese piece of equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 7452.
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