58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

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    58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:13 am

    Unfortunately appears to be missing a label from the side of the hood.

    I take it the DPM base is probably a later/aftermarket addition and not original to the bag itself?










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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by kammo-man on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:33 pm

    Mine was plain OD .


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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:01 pm

    kammo-man wrote:Mine was plain OD .


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    Owen,thats what makes this one special as they were never made in DPM and dont think DPM was around in 1964?


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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by kammo-man on Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:05 pm

    DPM was "just" around about then ......
    but your one could be special.
    Lets see what some of the DP nuts say.
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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by filupe on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:42 am

    The DPM material looks like a heavier weight rubberized nylon. It this the same stuff the bashas are made with? What is the quality of the stitching like?

    Looks like this might be a one-off custom job, very nice I might add and certainly would added some 'ally' points to the outdoor manchester!

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:18 am

    Not 100% sure about the material but feels similar to the normal green waterproof base on these sleeping bags but could be wrong. Workmanship,stitching etc is top notch and not crude.

    Be it original or an aftermarket conversion I like it as either way its an early bag and pretty unique looking Very Happy

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:33 am

    Nice all the ones I have seen including my issue one have been the standard OG

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:39 am

    It was bought mainly for the date(already have 3 other 58 Patt bags) so was a Brucie bonus to have it DPM as well Wink Wink

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:44 am

    It could possably be a preproduction peice for an intended run of camo gonk bags.

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:47 am

    loski wrote:It could possably be a preproduction peice for an intended run of camo gonk bags.

    No idea Graham you could well be right,just a damn shame that there is a label missing off the hood,who knows what might have been on it-doubt it was a squaddies number as they were normally painted or black markered on.

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:55 am

    yeh we were told to mark all our kit with surname and last 4 the bigger the better one daft idea any idea if the firm that made it still around if they are they may know.

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:40 am

    Hey Gulf I googled the Chelsea Quilt Co and came up with this

    Chelsea Quilt Co Ltd - Holding Companies Management Activities in Barnstaple EX31 1NB

    Address:
    Riverside Road
    Pottington Business Park
    Barnstaple
    Devon
    EX31 1NB
    Fax: 01271 345 090
    Could try contacting them








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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by Bury_Dave on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:18 pm

    Whilst DPM material was around - just - in 1964, the cotton modal cloth on the jacket/smock I posted here a few months ago was all there was.

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t7006-the-first-dpm-garment

    There was no DPM PU nylon until the late 1970's or very early 80's and it was a different material to the stuff you have on your bag - which looks like the much more recent basha type material in late DPM tones.

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:34 pm

    Plus if it was originally DPM made then why wasn't the roll carrier made from DPM, after all that bit would be best camo'd as it was exposed on 58patt webbing packs.

    I think this was revamped quiet recently as the DPM don't seem old enough to the stuff used on the nasty sweat suits of the 80's.

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    Re: 58 Pattern Sleeping Bag with DPM base-1964

    Post by kammo-man on Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:00 am

    Best ..........
    go in your garden and test it on a pissing night ......
    with a couple of Nukie browns in ya lad .


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