2ndAIF wrote:Hey Gary thats one weird looking pack mate, Ive never seen one with those attachment loops on the sides and top flap. Its actually a patt 08 large pack, same as they used in ww1, But they were intergrated into and became part of the 37 patt gear.
Are you sure its actually British? and not some post war European type 08 pack?
Thanks for looking Mate, and thanks for the info,I've always known it as a 37 Pattern Large pack,and I'm pretty sure it's British issue,under the flap there is a printed stamp, and when I got the pack Years ago this was very clear,but over the years,and many wild parties later it's faded right out, I vaguely remember it saying something along the lines of the manafacturer and a date,which I'm sure was in the 40's !!!!
I don't think it's a Euro pack, and the little I do know about it is...post war packs had blackened steel fittings,WW2 issue had brass fittings.
This is quite cool actually ,as after all these years I'm still not sure what this pack is