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US made for UK HBT jungle uniform


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I'm in thrift store right now (posting this via my Treo phone) and just found a pair of OD HBT trousers that have very large belt loops that button at one end. There are remains of a gauzy label like you see in the pockets of some early field jackets and the flap on the fly is stamped"GAS FLAP." Any ideas on what these may be????


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That's for the lead, that does seem to be the case. I have been searching all over the web for more info. I did find a reference to War Aid HBT 1944 Pattern jungle trousers but no photos yet. The pockets each have three buttons.


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That sounds like the correct ones. Photos are semi-rare for these uniforms. Did you buy them? If they are cheap ($10 - $15) I would get them. I have no idea of current value but they should be more than that amount.

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They appear to be in very nice condition. The No. 6 is the size I think but no idea what the 53 is. You can definately see the UK design with the US manufacturing influence. I don't know if you noticed but that GAS FLAP marking appears on the shirt that I have.

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They turned out to have been modified with extra pocket flap buttons and extra belt loops added, but even advertised as "modified" they just sold for $104.39! So, the next time you run across Brit HBT, grab it.


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