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#1 28-08-2018 04:44:57

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 546

Tropical Heer Rucksack / Backpack Straps

Hi, did anyone else see this pair of tropical rucksack straps which sold on eBay Germany a day or so ago (EUR 88.00 after 15 bids)?

I hadn't seen a pair like this previously.  They looked well made and had a number of features such as the painted steel roller buckles normally found on
early model rucksacks, early olive green web (same as tropical belt inner tongue with prong holes) and Lux metal tabs. 

Anyone else seen this version before or have the same type in their collection?

Regards Markus

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_backpack_straps.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_backpack_straps_2.jpg

Last edited by Markus (28-08-2018 05:28:08)

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#2 28-08-2018 20:18:37

RRA227
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From: Hokendauqua.Pa. U.S.A.
Registered: 23-06-2011
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Re: Tropical Heer Rucksack / Backpack Straps

Never seen them before.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 29-08-2018 00:53:15

Rebbaron55
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Re: Tropical Heer Rucksack / Backpack Straps

Markus! You had me think twice and this is what I had seen offered on USA E-Bay for too much ($250 US)! hmm  Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Belts%20and%20Buckles/Damaged20Y-Straps_zps0ylv7ejz.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Belts%20and%20Buckles/Damaged20Y-Straps2_zpswha96xva.jpg

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#4 29-08-2018 02:19:36

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 546

Re: Tropical Heer Rucksack / Backpack Straps

Thanks for the responses guys:)  I had tried to contact the seller about postage to Australia for the backpack straps (advertised he would only post within the EU)
but despite my best basic German and Google translator he didn't reply neutral

Baron, thanks for posting the other straps from eBay.   You probably know that these are tropical y straps which are missing the leather yoke (which held the metal circular ring) and the rear adjustable strap. 
Closer photos of some of the other hardware would help confirm if completely original but at first glance they look to have a good chance. 

You often see these fitted with a leather replacement rear strap as it can be hard to find the correct individual web strap.

Regards Markus

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