1937 Pattern Webbing

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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby McVickers » Tue May 03, 2011 5:54 pm

Depends on the sizes of it, and how much there is of it. If it's just a basic set (belt (size: normal/medium), pouches & cross-braces (size: normal/medium)) in fair/good used condition, then it's worth around £10-£15. If you've then got a water bottle and carrier, plus £5. If you've got an entrenching tool and cover, plus £15-£25! If you've got a small pack with L-straps, plus £10-£12. Larger ('Long') sizes of belts and/or cross straps are more sought after, so are worth a pound or two more. These are all rough/approx prices, as expected from a private sale. Militaria fairs allow full sets to be built up for less. eBay hype can double prices.
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Gadge » Tue May 10, 2011 10:09 pm

Indeed..

I bought my first set from Sabre Sales for about £30 for full marching order with an entrenching tool carrier(and tool) and small pack... but then last year at Beltring I got a full set minus the small pack for about a tenner (one dealer was selling items at 50p a piece).

Then again Soldier of Fortune will charge you £70 for a set.

On average I'd say its worth about £20 assuming it's not been messed up by being painted an odd colour, dyed written all over or covered in boot polish
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Gadge » Tue May 10, 2011 10:15 pm

It's also worth adding that some items are currently getting relatively rare when they used to be very commonplace.

While belts, braces, brace extenders, basic pouches, cartridge carriers and water bottle carriers are still very cheap (about a pound each at Sabre) other items are quite hard to find now at sensible prices.

For example small packs used to be £2 or £3 but now can go for £15 - £20, pistol holsters can easily go for over £15, entrenching tool cases are harder to find too and then some of the much earlier stuff like pre war/dunkirk era entrenching tool carriers are near non existant.
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby taffpara » Fri May 13, 2011 10:17 am

APPARENTLY MKII ammo pouches are now getting rare-so much so that WPG are now making quite expensive repros :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

MKIs i could understand but not MKIIs :?
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby McVickers » Fri May 13, 2011 12:46 pm

taffpara wrote:APPARENTLY MKII ammo pouches are now getting rare-so much so that WPG are now making quite expensive repros :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

MKIs i could understand but not MKIIs :?


:slap: I'd better not use my MkIIs anymore and pack them away with my pension fund... :giggle:

Yes, Mk1s would be a far better choice to make repros' of. :good:
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby taffpara » Fri May 13, 2011 12:50 pm

McVickers wrote:
taffpara wrote:APPARENTLY MKII ammo pouches are now getting rare-so much so that WPG are now making quite expensive repros :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

MKIs i could understand but not MKIIs :?


:slap: I'd better not use my MkIIs anymore and pack them away with my pension fund... :giggle:

Yes, Mk1s would be a far better choice to make repros' of. :good:


I have 1 MKI pouch and am guarding that with my life :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Gadge » Fri May 13, 2011 7:17 pm

I was chatting to Simon yesterday about 03 pattern kit. I've got an original cavalry bandolier but the bugger not dated....
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby McVickers » Sun May 15, 2011 5:42 pm

Gadge wrote:I was chatting to Simon yesterday about 03 pattern kit. I've got an original cavalry bandolier but the bugger not dated....


50rnder or 90rnder? Does it have any stamps to indicate either British or one of the commonwealths? I managed to buy a 1915 dated one at Stoneleigh this year for £10 (albeit, it was ripped in one place, but now fixed nicely!)
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Yith » Sun May 15, 2011 5:49 pm

it'll be a 90 rounder if it's cavalry. :)
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby McVickers » Sun May 15, 2011 5:51 pm

Yith wrote:it'll be a 90 rounder if it's cavalry. :)


Awesome! That is defiantly something to keep hold of, Gadge! :D
Mines just a standard 50rnder - it's dated between the bottom front pouch and the lower buckle.
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Yith » Sun May 15, 2011 6:18 pm

50 rounders are, I think, rarer...

The cavalry carried on using the '03 bandoliers into WWI and maybe beyond, whereas the infantry stopped using '03 and started using '08 and '14 pattern webbing when they came out.
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Yith » Mon May 16, 2011 9:01 am

Fair enough...

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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby McVickers » Mon May 16, 2011 2:28 pm

Yeah, I'd assumed he didn't have a 100rnder, or else he'd be one of the very lucky (or stupidly rich) few...
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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby Gadge » Tue May 17, 2011 9:03 pm

Note here, in combat... hardly *any* webbing as they are clearly supposed to be about to attack.

One guy appears to be wearing none at all.

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Re: 1937 Pattern Webbing

Postby mr cake » Wed May 18, 2011 10:34 am

i guess thats what pockets were for....303 ammo strips :P thats all you need :ghey:
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