by CollectinSteve Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:31 pm
There's two major variations of the field equipment. One uses lighter weight "round" type clips, as seen above, the other uses heavier duty "flat" clips similar to those used on Bundeswehr items since the 1950s. I have not tried to figure out when the change happened or if it is just a manufacturer's difference. From memory the rounded types tend to be early 1960s, the flat types mid 1960s on.