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K98 Y strap fitment.

 
JaseB
(@jaseb)
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Ok, I am being a bit of a thick here, but how do the Y steps attack to the belt rig on Kar98 webbing?

Jason


G&G MG42, PPS Kar98k, KWC P08 and patiently awaiting the KWA MP40 GBB.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 1:49 pm
Raffles
(@raffles)
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Leather straps on the back of the pouches around the belt, y strap hooks into the d rings on top of the pouches.

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Posted : 13/10/2016 2:10 pm
JaseB
(@jaseb)
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Leather straps on the back of the pouches around the belt, y strap hooks into the d rings on top of the pouches.

So it literally is held on with the weight of the belt?


G&G MG42, PPS Kar98k, KWC P08 and patiently awaiting the KWA MP40 GBB.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 2:26 pm
MartinR
(@martinr)
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Early war uniforms had belt hooks to take the weight, later on they became external Y straps.

Either way you need to do your belt up really tight and well above your belly button.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 13/10/2016 5:08 pm
JaseB
(@jaseb)
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Early war uniforms had belt hooks to take the weight, later on they became external Y straps.

Either way you need to do your belt up really tight and well above your belly button.

Cheers
Martin

Thanks you guys.

Martin, I worked out it needs to be high, it would not extend far enough to sit on the hips.


G&G MG42, PPS Kar98k, KWC P08 and patiently awaiting the KWA MP40 GBB.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 5:38 pm
MartinR
(@martinr)
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Here is a decent photo showing how high it needs to go. Basically so you can still open your pockets. You can also see the Y straps hooked into the K98 pouches

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 14/10/2016 12:29 pm
slick63
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A very good site showing how the German kit fits together.... http://www.mp44.nl/

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Posted : 14/10/2016 6:22 pm
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