Special Forces used LBE- heavily used and modified.

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    Special Forces used LBE- heavily used and modified.

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:01 pm








    I got this rig off Ebay awhile ago for $12. You could see that H-harness's hooks were cut-off and replaced with sewn on loops to allow pistol belt with padding to slip through for extra comfortable. He used "paracords" (not sure proper term for it) to tie pouches to H-harness loops for stabilize with weight. This has british pouch which probably had been used as general pouch. It came with british sniper veil. It is common to see SF operators wearing it as scarf.

    The current proud owner is CamoDeafie. I sold it to him awhile part of trade.

    The seller said that SF guy used this in Bosnia. It didn't get good comments at USMF because everybody said it's just a "good" story. Now, I checked the ebay seller's items. He is not military collector and appeared to be not well-knowledge in military items. He has his own walk-in ebay store where people can drop off stuff for him to sell. Now, why would he make up the story? If he is military collector and made up story, he might would expect it to go for more than $50. Everybody at USMF said that this equipment is too old for Bosnia era. But however, they didn't realize that it is common for Special Op guys to use older equipment and mix up and modified as they like it.

    Here's several examples.




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    Re: Special Forces used LBE- heavily used and modified.

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:54 pm

    Do you still have the scrimmy? Or did that go with the set as well?


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    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:03 pm

    What is scrimmy? Are you referring to "sniper veil"? If so, it went with this set.


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    Re: Special Forces used LBE- heavily used and modified.

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:12 pm

    Yes, I was referring to the scrim scarf/sniper veil. Interesting fond you had, though. Still hard to believe only $12..
    I still think it could've been legitimately used, though. You're right about SF using gear as they please. I saw a photo not too long ago of operators in A-stan or Iraq using Y-harnesses and other LCE-type equipment in their kits, but I can't remember for the life of me where i saw it. Question


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    Re: Special Forces used LBE- heavily used and modified.

    Post by CamoDeafie on Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:13 pm

    I have everything from the LBE, including the sniper veil/scrimmy lol.
    the only thing missing is I believe, the M1967 canteen cover with canteen that Merc25 still has

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