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    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:02 pm

    Ostravak wrote:to Wolverine:
    Look at the link below, it is a Czech Armyshop. The lower part of M45 pack is a modified original but the upper part is a Greek made item. (The seller admits this fact in the text). The material and colour are different from the  US original but they are not different from parts of the Greek webbing M1971.
    I have the upper part (Greek made, without misleading "US") at home. Shoulder straps are connected by clasps on original additional straps to the bottom of the pack. Therefore is possible to carry as a backpack without the US suspender M1945. (Look at the second link, again CZ armyshop)

    http://www.army-store.cz/eshop/3111/us-batoh-m45-cargo-komplet.html
    https://www.army-surplus.cz/taska--batoh--us-field-pack-cargo-1945-original/

    Yes, I see what you mean now - the upper packs are certainly not US-made, but instead are Greek copies.

    So I wonder if the Greeks also copied the cargo pack?

    In any case, the modified cargo packs must have been intended to use with the M1971, perhaps to use up old stocks.

    I would like to find one of the Greek upper packs, but the prices at those shops are too expensive. Where I live it is still possible to buy an original US upper pack for about $20.
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    Post by Ostravak on Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:18 am

    To Wolverine:
    I have never seen Greek copied Cargo packs M45. The US old supplies were not used up (in my opinion) and therefore they had no reason to copy them.
    You are right, the Greek items are generally overpriced and they don´t have quality of US originals..
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    Post by Wolverine on Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:27 am

    I think that the Greek items are generally being passed off as US items for the reenacting market.
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    Post by milly66 on Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:31 pm

    Hi guys, I did find what I think to be 5 Thompson/SMG pouches in mint condition at my local Leger Dump/Surplus store here in the Netherlands last week. I was unaware of what they were at first. No markings at all but the M1956 style made me look hard for their description and I eventually found out what they are. I did not ask the price, but I would assume they would be around the 8 Euro mark. Are these worth buying? Is anyone looking for these that I can help out by buying them for them? If so, let me know. Will always help out where I can.
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    Post by Wolverine on Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:26 pm

    I would say that 8 Euro is about average retail for these, but they are fairly widely available now.

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