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#1 15-04-2011 07:09:08

NZMark
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Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Hi Team,
Here's three variances on webbed Y straps. (Seen before, I hear you groan! So, here ya go again!)
The 1940 1st pattern green set is a direct veteran gift - the old chap is still alive and now 95. He picked these up in North Africa while rummaging through a supply column his section had just shot up. The webbing colour is the same as that used for the early manufactured webbed belts and bayonet frogs. Hard to find...
The 'standard' tan set is dated 1943, and is the pattern most commonly seen from 1941 through to the war's end.
The last tan set is a bit more scarce than the standard hardwear type. RB numbered, not put together with more basic hardwear.
I would like to find the 'cavalry' pattern in webbing one day. Patience...
Enjoy.
Mark
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#2 15-04-2011 11:41:19

Sebastian.V
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Whoooo great items Mark...

I would like to speak with a true veteran, many nice and sad history about the WW II will be tell...
Mark, these items are rare in 2011 ? right ?

best
Sebastien

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#3 15-04-2011 12:13:00

NZMark
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Sebastien,
Yes - very rare. I never thought I'd own a set of green webbed Y straps, and then a phone call...
The veteran is still going strong - travels, works(!) and is very active.
He took a German pack and crammed it full of items - cookers (for his deer stalking mates) and other useful goodies - including tropical boots (which he has stashed away in the garage and must dig out some time). So you can imagine my feelings while I wait to know if they are still there - or thrown out years ago as 'rubbish'.
These green straps were still attached to the pack when I got them.
Mark
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#4 16-04-2011 10:35:59

Bond
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Hi Mark,

Great selection of trop webbed Y straps, another item on my shopping list for one day.

It is very good to get the history with the item, a real added bonus.

Regards,

Jerry


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#5 16-04-2011 10:49:07

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Great ! thanks for your post dear Mark ! big_smile

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#6 18-04-2011 02:39:23

Wessels
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Mark!

Absolutely fantastic! Obtaining something from a veteran is always something to be cherished! Also great is the fact that coming from a veteran, you not only know what theater the item was in (sadly most have unknown history) but perhaps what unit it potentially served with!

Thanks a million for sharing your Tropen Y-straps. I am thankful that I at least have one pair. They are 1941 dated.

All the best,

Wessels


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#7 18-04-2011 05:18:12

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Thanks Wessels, Sebastien & Jerry,
I am fortunate. The fact that the veteran's memory is still sharp and clear is beyond priceless.
I was very, very blessed yesterday when I managed to obtain another set of green webbed Y's, along with their webbed belt and webbed frog. Note the variation from my 1st set?
Mark
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#8 18-04-2011 11:18:41

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Whoooo Mark !

that is a other Vet found ?

in superb condition....Your Veteran friend know your war room ? it's a dream to have a Vet comments about our collection....

best
Sebastien

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#9 08-06-2011 08:16:06

Wessels
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Here is my contribution to this great thread. My one and only pair of tropical web Y-straps. They are a standard tan set and as NZMark mentioned...are the standard type encountered from 1941 to 1943. Made by a maker (name is difficult to make out) in Offenbach am Main, they are early, 1941 dated. I luckily obtained these early on in my collecting career (20 years ago) from a collector friend down in Reno, Navada. He had purchased them directly from the family of a US veteran who brought (or shipped) them home from North Afrika. Not the best pictures...but here they are.

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I am very happy and proud to own these as they are true Afrika issue and not the later general issue web Y-straps. If anyone recognizes the maker stamp and can help identify the company/maker name, I would be very appreciative!

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#10 08-06-2011 10:06:07

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Lovely set!
True one lookers - and a good benchmark for sets to be compared with. Note the green thread stripes running through the back strap - an interesting feature.
Any markings on the back of the hook hardwear? If you angle the stamp a bit more in strong daylight the depth of the stamp's impression should be a bit more pronounced and readable?
Thanks for showing these beauties,
Mark


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#11 08-11-2011 03:40:59

Tin Soldier
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Here are my Y-Straps, there is a makers name on back of leather tab and dated 1941.





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#12 08-11-2011 04:01:17

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

1941 - the year webbing went tan/brown.
Nice sets guys!
Mark


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#13 20-08-2016 20:55:02

The Jackal
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Hi Guys,

And here is my contribution. My 1942 dated olive set. Just love this one.

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Feel free to have a look at my humble collection. Small but with passion! www.ww2-militaria.webklik.nl

Regards,

Jac

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#14 21-08-2016 00:36:00

RRA227
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Nice suspenders. Rich A. in Pa.


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#15 21-08-2016 00:44:35

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

One of my favourites, hopefully one day I will find a  green set like this


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#16 21-08-2016 05:56:53

wuestenfuchs88
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

BEAUTIFUL, LOVE IT!

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#17 27-08-2016 09:53:15

The Jackal
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Thanks fellas, it is my first set of webbing straps. Came from a seller in Germany. Very happy with it smile

Regards,

Jac

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#18 30-08-2016 17:00:33

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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Hi mates
here is my contribution... are you sure that 1941 or 42 are the years webbing went tan/brown?
I have three tropical y straps, two tan and one green, but the green one has a RBNr code (0250 stand for Berlin), hardwear marked L&F and is clearly a late production...

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#19 30-08-2016 21:01:04

RRA227
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Nice suspender. Rich A. in Pa.


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#20 08-09-2016 23:51:02

NZMark
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Hmmm - I must say the webbing on the green set isn't what I'd expect to see, even taking the late war aspect into account...
Mark


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#21 18-09-2016 11:30:49

The Jackal
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Building a late war setup Normandy 1944. The new acquired straps go well with it. And sorry guys, not DAK setup as many of you probably would like to see wink

Regards,

Jac

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#22 19-09-2016 11:09:34

Sebastian.V
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

perfect uniform !!!

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#23 20-09-2016 11:20:17

don_kihotis7
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Nice set up although i would add a leather Y-Riemen on this rather than a webbing one.


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#24 20-09-2016 21:19:03

The Jackal
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Re: Webbed Auxillery (Y) Straps

Thanks fellas.

I found myself a nice G43 pouch that will go nice with it. Further more I need to find (and save up for a) a nice k98 pouch and a nice sumpf sniper smock to make it perfect.

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Jac

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