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    Desert DPM Lightweight Trousers SL33a/3537

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    Post by Sugimami Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:13 pm

    Desert DPM Lightweight Trousers SL33a/3537 Dsc_3910

    Desert DPM Lightweight Trousers SL33a/3537 Dsc_3911


    Contract Number of SL33a/3537

    Manufactured by J.Compton Sons and Webb.


    The year of manufacture is unknown because no product with a year of manufacture was found for the SL33a contract.

    Green lightweight trousers from the same SL33a/3537 contract exist.

    The manufacturer was also the same, J.Compton Sons and Webb.


    Desert DPM Lightweight Trousers SL33a/3537 Dsc_3912


    Zip by Opti.


    Desert DPM Lightweight Trousers SL33a/3537 Dsc_3913

    Desert DPM Lightweight Trousers SL33a/3537 Dsc_3914


    Waist adjustment is with a buckle.
    It's not a tab that closes with a button.

    The design is the same as the green lightweight trousers.
    Is it a product from before the Gulf War?
    Is it a post-Gulf War product?



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    Post by matchstick Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:11 pm

    Certainly different having the exact design and layout of the olive lightweight trousers, I've never come across anything like that before.

    Perhaps a trial item or maybe a rush production for Granby on an existing contract?

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    Post by Sugimami Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:37 pm

    thank you for your reply.
    It's listed in the "Gulf War 1 Identification Guide to Gulf War 1 Militaria" on this forum and I've been looking for it for a long time and finally got it.


    From your reply, I understand that these are trousers that are in short supply, so I am satisfied.
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    Post by dee222 Sun May 05, 2024 7:13 am

    Hi.

    I have in my collection a 58 patt pouch made by CWL  date 1989 on SL33/4555 so your trouser are roughly somewhere between 1988/89.

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    Post by Sugimami Sun May 05, 2024 10:01 am

    Wow!
    Thank you for your great information.
    I just learned for the first time that the contract number for the 58 pattern webbing made in the 80's was SL33a.
    Thank you for your comment.
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Fri May 17, 2024 4:46 pm

    most ive seen of these have odd bits and bobs internally made from 4 colour desert DPM

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    Post by Sugimami Sat May 18, 2024 12:46 pm

    Thank you for your valuable information.
    Unfortunately, scrap fabric from 4 Color Desert DPM was not used for the lining of the trousers shown.
    I would have been happy if scraps of 4-color dessert DPM fabric had been used.

    4 Color Desert DPM is beautiful.
    I've seen Iraqi Army 4-color Desert DPM jackets with labels that read "Made in England."
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Sat May 18, 2024 1:08 pm

    The 4 colour in these are later issue rather than the early 1980’s stuff, same print as these with the 2 colours added. I had a pair myself I’ll look see if I have old photos of them.

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