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    Suspect British 58 pattern web gear.

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    milly66
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    Post by milly66 Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:18 am

    Hi all,
    ID needed.
    As usual, its a post from a fiend that had a post sent to him. I normally hate those but this gear interested me.
    There are only the 3 pictures so please do not ask for more, i have already been down that road.
    Its basically a set of British 1958 pattern webbing but in a very different weave and apparently no markings/ink stamps at all. It is missing the water bottle cover and the Respirator bag.
    I instantly thought, bad copy, but looking more it may be a Foriegn Nationals version of the 1958 pattern web gear.
    I have no idea what those gaiters are?
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    Post by Wolverine Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:28 pm

    It could be one of the versions manufactured in Asia or the Middle East for Iraq (or possibly some other nation). There are quite a few different versions that are known to be Iraqi, based on markings, provenance, etc. In this case I don't recognize the weave, and I have never seen a matching set of web anklets before. So this could also be a commercial copy.
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    michelwijnand
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    Post by michelwijnand Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:01 am

    I've seen a few ebaysellers sell complete sets like this with the anklets, I think a French and/or German seller and then some others I forgot. Never really was able to narrow down what these could be but they sure don't look British
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    Post by Wolverine Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:03 am

    It seems possible that they are Chinese or Indian copies for the commercial market. I can't imagine that any govt still procures this stuff.
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    Post by Doc_KeystoneDiv Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:36 pm

    I recently found an Iraqi P-58 canteen cover and it looks a bit different from this. I'm not quite sure what it is, but it's kinda cool.


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