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#1 22-04-2016 19:20:39

RoyA
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Registered: 16-04-2016
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Hybrid Y-Straps

Hello gents,

While searching the net for a set of tropical y-straps I stumbled upon a couple of hybrid examples.
I could only find one thread discussing these on another forum.
Reviews were mixed but the thread was from a few years ago.

May I ask what the current view is on these?
I did find the complete web set I was looking for but I'm very curious about these (and trying to learn).

Thank you!

Roy


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#2 22-04-2016 20:09:03

don_kihotis7
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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

Hi Roy,
IMO these should have the tail also in webbing material. It seems that the weak point of these Y-Straps was the rear piece so sometimes they are found without it or with a replacement from a gas mask strap or like in this case with a leather one.


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#3 22-04-2016 20:19:56

RoyA
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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

Thanks Chris. Replacement seems logical as I can't make any sense of them being manufactured this way.

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#4 26-04-2016 03:43:31

NZMark
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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

I agree with Chris - This is simply a set with replaced rear strap.
'Hybrid' to me would be some of the (wonderful) early 1941 sets utilizing early green webbing components with the new tan/brown webbing. They're out there and can be found but get snapped up pretty quickly.
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#5 20-05-2016 13:25:01

don_kihotis7
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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

Yeah Mark, something like this


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#6 23-05-2016 02:07:17

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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

lol


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#7 23-05-2016 11:58:47

Tropenstelle41
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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

Nice Hybrid bayonet sheath holder. Regarding the Y straps, unfortunately sometimes these originate from canibalized tropical russacks...thus missing the third leg..
Chris

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#8 21-06-2016 20:13:25

M98CZ
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Re: Hybrid Y-Straps

RoyA wrote:

Hello gents,

While searching the net for a set of tropical y-straps I stumbled upon a couple of hybrid examples.
I could only find one thread discussing these on another forum.
Reviews were mixed but the thread was from a few years ago.

May I ask what the current view is on these?
I did find the complete web set I was looking for but I'm very curious about these (and trying to learn).

Thank you!

Roy

Hello Roy, Y-straps are good, but back strap is fake.

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