M1943 E-Tool Carrier - Belgian Modified
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:20 AM
I found this pocket with other WWII Stuff I stored away, cause I ran out of room in my old workroom. Please can you help me Identify this one, if it´s WWII Erea or later? The Button is stamped with "KlikIt" a Star and "PULL". The Edges inside are enhanced with leather and the backside Strip holder ist made of Brass. No other stamps or markings are readible any more!
A normal Pistol Belt fits through the Backside holder but there are no fixing for hooks.
I would be glad if someone can help me out with this one!
Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:49 AM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:04 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 12:44 PM
It was attached to a British Pattern 37 Small pack, that had had an extra tab added on the flap, and a strap to hold the shovel handle on the lower pack.
I still have that shovel in my collection, and I dug several foxholes in the Ardennes with it....
Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:34 PM
Suppose the "'37 Pattern" buckle makes more sense with the Belgian gear, mind you.
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:15 PM
Thanks for your help so far!
Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:47 PM
Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:18 AM
This forum came through again! An old thread, but still useful. I saw one of these covers in a shop and was wondering what the heck it was. I was tempted to buy it for 12 bucks but decided to do some research here first. If I thought it was altered US, I'd still pick it up, but think it is European made. Maybe I'll go take another look at it.
Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:50 AM
If the LTD-button says 'klik hier' it's for certain Dutch. They did an exact copy of the first pattern M43 shovel cover (with fixed hook) but in OD webbing.
Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:10 AM
I went back on Saturday to take another look at the covers. In the pile there were 3 of the modified covers. One had the Klik fastener and two has the US type. But at the bottom of the pile (I've learned ALWAYS check the bottom of the pile) I found this unmodified first pattern cover visibly dated 1943. I grabbed it for 11 bucks. As I said before, these old threads are a valuable resource. I wasn't really aware of this pattern cover until I found this tread, now I've got one. Darn it though, now I'll need to find a 1943 dated shovel. I already have a 1944 dated set. Do I really need a 1943 one? Of course! Sometime I hate collecting.
Thanks for all the info!
Posted 08 August 2016 - 09:43 AM
Nice find! 1943 dated M43 shovels are scarce too, though... But it pays to check every one in the pile, that's how I got mine.
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