Modifying a Large Pack for the Far East

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Modifying a Large Pack for the Far East

Postby Sam91 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:45 pm

Hi Chaps,

Looking at a non-regulation (naturally for any field impression) method I've read about - getting my hands on a '37 or '08 pattern Large Pack and attaching a pair of '37 basic pouches to either side. Has anyone on here done this?

I'm doing a later war (44-45) Brit impression for the Far East (as I cook during games in Wool). Missing JG as I'm currently making do with a green army shirt and denim BD trousers.
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Re: Modifying a Large Pack for the Far East

Postby hcompany » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:21 am

I've never done it but I've modified/repaired webbing of the same period and material.

Couple of things to bear in mind:
If you're going to machine sew it you'll need a powerful one as sewing through 3 layers of canvas webbing would kill most machines
Please don't ruin genuinely rare gear - repro might not only be less of a crime but due to quality of construction might actually be easier too
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Re: Modifying a Large Pack for the Far East

Postby Granger » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:52 am

You could try using a leather sewing kit and doing it by hand. That's what I'm going to be doing for the burma game in September
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Re: Modifying a Large Pack for the Far East

Postby Sam91 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:00 pm

Yeah, I'm anticipating a fight with it.
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Re: Modifying a Large Pack for the Far East

Postby MartinR » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:20 am

I've done a fair bit of P37 webbing sewing and haven't found it too hard as the weave is quite coarse. A thimble can help a lot.

Original large packs are dirt cheap, but you might be better off with repro pouches.
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