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please, can you help me to identify this WW1 equipment? First, somebody say me it is belgium but after No, because belgium equipment has a lion on the bottom; now somebody say it is canadian, but I don't see any images of canadians with this equipment... Somebody also say it was for english ww1 soldiers (not in first line).

Please excuse my bad english.

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Thank you very much


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I think it is american?

It isn't British 08 pattern (5 pocket cartridge carriers) which can be seen in the scan below. The belt buckle and clasp aren't British 08 pattern either so it could well be US webbing.


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The fact that it is webbing and not leather makes it more likely to be post - war rather than WWI, though that's not a certainty. however, the fact that it has snap closings on the pouches rather than tabs and studs or buckles suggests veryt strongly to me that it is from the 1930's or later. the colour seems wrong for US - who tended to go green rather than khaki, but check some shots of WWII Us webbing fr comparison.

Good luck.


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