BACKGROUND: In 1937, The British specified a web pattern, for use in personal equipment, made of woven waterproofed cotton, and used it though out the war. In 1942 they issued some changes such as a new frog for the mark II bayonet and increasing the height of the basic pouches to accommodate the Sten SMG magazines. Of Note: Canadian personal equipment was a direct copy of the British 1937-pattern web equipment with manufacture starting in early 1940 and distribution beginning in October of the same year. The Canadian equipment differed from its British counterpart by its yellow colored webbing and the brown paint used to cover the metal parts.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1937 pattern tan/khaki webbed canvas compass case whose top fold-over flap has a single brass snap closure with its visible "button" in brass. To the reverse, on either side, are vertical brass belt hooks with, between them, a horizontal webbed strap to the top, and a horizontal loop to the base. The interior of the flap is ink marked "Z.L. & T. Ltd. 1940". This pouch shows moderate usage and wear.

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $65.00

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