DPCU M42? Chest Rig

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    Zane
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    DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by Zane on Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:33 am

    Greetings all, I present you something of a mystery to me. It is one of the first pieces of Auscam that I acquired but never new much about. It appears to a M42 chest rig but has no labels, or stamps. It seems to be made out of the same material as the Aussie 90's issued bum bags. Beyond that I dont know anything else about it.

    Front:


    Back:


    Pouches:


    Interior of map case and water bottle pouches has a camo poncho type material:



    Notice the camo part of the straps is on the under side.

    Anyone got any ideas???? Maker???? Date???? Pics of it in use???? Custom????
    scratch

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    Re: DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by filupe on Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:24 am

    I have one exactly the same. From what I know they were made by a 'backyarder' (hence no tags nor markings) but they were manufactured in some volume. At least one guy I questioned said that they were issued to his unit (51 FNQR). I'd say they date from early-mid 1990's, pretty much a little while after the Arktis chest rig (upon which this design is copied from) became popular with British Forces.

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    Re: DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by Zane on Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:33 pm

    Thank you, that is the exact info I was lloking for, thank you Very Happy

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    Re: DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:20 pm

    Very creative use of the surplus waterproof poncho material... unless of course they did a production run for the purpose of lining these pockets. Laughing
    Either way, a very cool item, Zane!


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    Re: DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by lammasulyon on Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:48 am

    zane, you should keep this item, its got some value,
    the waterproof lining in the aussie raincoat pattern, i have a minimi pouch with the same lining, i have a feeling the waterproof pattern were actually manufactured for these items...

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    Re: DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by peace_benny5405 on Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:23 am

    So let's show off our Chest rig collection mates ~~

    here is mine .
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    http://adfgear.weebly.com/uploads/4/5/4/6/4546049/6670055_orig.jpg

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    Re: DPCU M42? Chest Rig

    Post by peace_benny5405 on Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:24 am

    So let's show off our Chest rig collection mates ~~

    here is mine .




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