A scarce 1965 dated US parachute harness used for carrying/dropping the paratrooper's individual equipment such as radio or heavier crew served weapon's etc.
In good used condition and retains good strong colour, also evident is a good bold ink contract stamping, working pull release knob.
All straps & buckles appear to be present, one strap has small area of damage (possibly a mouse), shown in images, odd dirt mark here and there but generally very good condition, requires a light airing as been stored for many years.
Harness only, no chute.
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Will be dispatched via Parcel force.
Sorry UK sale only.
A nice condition WW1 British broad arrow marked binocular case manufactured by the Baltic Leather Goods Co. in 1916.
All the stitching, rivets, rear belt & side loop's are intact and in good order, the carrying strap does have light surface cracking but only superficial, still remains supple and strong.
Internal measurements - 5 inches wide at mouth, 4 inches in the base and 5 3/4 deep.
A good clean uniform removed example.
A good condition WW2 khaki other rank's field service cap bearing the badge of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The badge has been well polished and its slider nicely re-shaped by the wearer to suit the curvature of his head.
The khaki body and curtain are in good order with no damage, nice pair of K/C buttons to the front, the liner is slightly grubby from wear and with no date visible, initials A.S present.
Approx. size 6 3/4.
A scarce Indian-made WW2 clasp knife bearing the makers name CMW (Calcutta Metal Works) and a date stamp 42 (1942), retains good grips and springs, small fracture and twist in lower jaw of tin opener but remains solid.
Sorry Mainland UK sale only, must be over 18.
A non-messed with, early production Italian M33 steel combat helmet with all original/correct internal components.
This service used helmet has the type 1 dome vents with 2 prong internal folds and early type brass hollow rivets used to attach the grey/green leather chinstraps (one section missing) indicating manufacture between 1934 and 1939.
What is most interesting is the different layers of paint finishes, starting with the factory applied grey then the depot applied Airforce blue/grey with frontal insignia, this being a gold coloured four bladed propeller with intermediate radial lines within typical Romanesque wreath.
The top layer may be field applied during the Spanish civil war of 1936-39 when most of these early helmets were being worn by Italian units supporting Franco or possibly a WW2/ post-war application, very difficult to say with M33 helmets.
The size 60 liner is in good order and has the correct parallel bar stitching on the seam, no metal eyelets on the tongues which again is correct on earlier liners, orange colour underfelt padding visible (yellow post-war).
An appealing early 'been there' M33 helmet.
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An untouched, fresh to the market early WW2 Civil Defence / ARP MkII steel helmet, this un-cleaned example bears a D26 manufacturers stamping to the shell which as yet I have not been able to identify.
The external black paint finish has service and age related wear and plenty of character, original undisturbed large size liner screw bolt.
The liner cradle bears the makers name TTC along with a size and date stamp, 6 3/4 & 1939, the Rexene coating is dry with some flaking present, original side sprung webbing chinstrap.
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