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COMMONWEALTH FIELD GEAR, HOLSTERS, AND EDGED WEAPONS

#MP12 P37 Tanker Drop Leg Holster 
Original WWII Canadian / Commonwealth P37 "Tanker" drop leg holster. Unissued condition, nicely maker marked and dated. Excellent example of a hard to find holster. $275
#CD690 Canadian Light Anti-Gas Respirator and Carrier
Original WWII Canadian respirator (Anti-gas, light) and MKII lightweight carrier. This is the type of gas mask used by Canadian and Commonwealth front line soldiers on D-Day. This respirator is 1943 production, and is contracted with parts from several suppliers and features various manufacturers markings. The rubber mask is maker marked “DOM” Dominion Rubber Co. in size “Normal” with C broad arrow. The L1 valve holder is maker marked “G.S.W.“ and dated 1943. The headharness is maker marked and dated 1942. The canister is dated 4/44. The carrier bag strap is fully intact with faint maker mark and C broad arrow. The set also includes a pair of Canadian eye shields (Anti-gas, MKII) in the interior sleeve pocket of the carrier bag. Excellent set, ready for a D-Day display or mannequin with appropriately dated components. $225

#MA44 Officer's P37 Webbing Set 
Original WWII P37 officers webbing set in combat used condition. The webbing consists of various wartime components of Canadian and British manufacture, during the war soldiers received parts from various manufacturers. The set consists of; P37 web belt, P37 pistol / revolver holster, P37 pistol / revolver ammo pouch, P37 shoulder cross straps, P37 binocular case, and P37 compass case (padded). Nice set. $200

 

#EC201 Canadian M13 Spare Parts Roll
Original WWII U.S. made M13 spare parts roll with a nice Canadian military broad arrow property stamp on the inside of the front closure flap. Used to service the M1919 Browning 30-cal machine guns (Vehicle, aircraft, & ship mounted) in Canadian service. The inside of the roll contains 9 marked individual compartments. In excellent unissued condition. Unusual to find Canadian marked examples. $40

 

#CD679 No. 36M "Mills Bomb" Detonator Tin
Original WWII No. 36M "Mills Bomb" detonator tin. Manufactured by General Steel Wares (G.S.W.) in 1943. Excellent condition example. $140

 

#MA41 P37 Medical Small Pack
Original WWII P37 “Small” pack featuring period applied blanco camouflage paint and red medical crosses. The small pack is complete with the internal dividers, and P37 shoulder straps that appear to have been with it forever. Good field used example with interesting medical markings. $75
#EC180 Canadian Mk. 3 .303 Disposable Bandolier
Original WWII Canadian Mk. 3 khaki disposable bandolier with 5 pockets for 10 5-round stripper clips of .303-inch cartridges for the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I bolt-action rifle. Each pocket holds 2 stripper clips. In excellent condition with integral shoulder strap present. Nicely marked with a Canadian Broad Arrow and a 1945 manufacturing date. $40

 

#EC173 Canadian Ground Sheet / Rain Poncho
Original WWII Canadian issue Mark VII. ground sheet / rain poncho. Manufactured in 1942 with maker's mark and C broad arrow stamp. Good example that is significantly more supple than average, missing one button. $150

 

#EC165 RCAF P37 Cartridge Carrier, Matching Pair
Original WWII Royal Canadian Air Force / Commonwealth P37 cartridge carriers. Maker marked "Z.L.&T. LTD." dated 1942 with C broad arrow. Matching pair in excellent unissued condition. $50

 

#EC164 RCAF P37 Pistol Rig
Original WWII Royal Canadian Air Force / Commonwealth P37 Pistol Rig. The holster is maker marked "MS&U LTD" while the belt is likely a Z.L.&T. Ltd with faint markings, each item has a C broad arrow stamp still visible as well. Excellent lightly used condition. $100
#CD639 Map Reading Lamp CNo2 MK2
Original WWII British / Commonwealth "LAMP, MAP READING, CNo2 MK2" "CGB 92 GA" produced by "A.CROSS & CO. LIMITED". Constructed of bakelite, the bulb is still intact inside, but we have not tested it. Background; these lamps were used to illuminate and magnify military maps in tactical settings at night. Excellent condition. $75
 
#CD624 Skeleton Ammunition Jerkin, 1944
Original WWII British / Commonwealth skeleton ammunition jerkin. Maker marked and dated 1944, size small which is perfect for a mannequin display. Lightly used condition, constructed of canvas duck material with original wooden toggles still present. Great example. $425

 

#CD623 Skeleton Ammunition Jerkin, 1945
Original WWII British / Commonwealth skeleton ammunition jerkin. Maker marked and dated 1945, with adjustable sizing. Excellent unissued condition, constructed of canvas duck material with original wooden toggles still present. Great example. $350

 

#EC158 British Machete & Scabbard
Original WWII British / Commonwealth machete with brown leather scabbard. The machete was manufactured by S&J Kitchen Ltd in 1945 indicated by the markings on the left side of the blade, and the scabbard was produced by P.L.I. in 1944 indicated on the rear of the belt loop. A broad arrow British military property marking is present on top of the date on the machete and also below the maker and date markings on the scabbard. Background; This model of machete was issued during the Second World War to a wide selection of soldiers from the Chindits in the Jungles of Burma to clear a jungle patch, or to machine gunners to clear out a gun position and chop up branches to make a camouflage cover. Most military vehicles contained one in the tool kit, for clearing a patch through woods, chopping branches for camouflage plus the essential gathering of wood for a fire and a brew of tea. $200

 

#EC159 British Machete & Scabbard
Original WWII British / Commonwealth machete with brown leather scabbard. The machete was manufactured by J.J.B. in 1945 indicated by the markings on the left side of the blade, and the scabbard was produced by Blackman Leather Goods in 1944 indicated on the rear of the belt loop. A broad arrow British military property marking is present to the right of the maker and date on the machete. Background; This model of machete was issued during the Second World War to a wide selection of soldiers from the Chindits in the Jungles of Burma to clear a jungle patch, or to machine gunners to clear out a gun position and chop up branches to make a camouflage cover. Most military vehicles contained one in the tool kit, for clearing a patch through woods, chopping branches for camouflage plus the essential gathering of wood for a fire and a brew of tea. $200

 

#CD640 British P37 Water Bottle
Original WWII British / Commonwealth P37 water bottle set with carrier and strap. Nicely marked, in mint / unissued condition without flaw. $45

 

#CD633 Pattern 1914 Leather Sling
Original WWII British / Commonwealth Pattern 1914 leather sling. Early WWII example produced by "T. TAYLOR & CO" in 1940. These slings were common during WWI and were briefly re-introduced at the beginning of WWII. This type of sling will fit standard service rifles of the era including the SMLE, Ross, and P14. Excellent condition, very lightly used if at all. Hard sling to find on the loose. $65

 

#CD592 Small Arms Jungle Cleaning Kit
Original WWII Commonwealth jungle cleaning kit for small arms. Excellent unissued condition with carrier and all original components. Manufactured by Lightwood & Sons, of Birmingham. Rare. $165

 

#CD568 1943 Thermos Flask
Original WWII Commonwealth Thermos flask. Complete with original lid, cork seal, and fully intact glass liner. Maker marked "THERMOS" on the bottom with British broad arrow and "1943" date of production. Canadian and  British soldiers made extensive use of Thermos flasks to keep liquids warm for personnel who would go long periods without access to facilities to warm tea or soup. This included aircrew, paratroopers, AFV crew, and glider crew who could all spend long periods locked down in their vehicles without a hot drink; a Thermos of hot tea was a godsend to these men and a way of fighting off cold and keeping alert. The period photo shows D-Day paratroopers of the British 6th Airborne with a Thermos flask stored in khaki padded carrier in the back of the plane for the trip to the drop zone. This is an excellent example of the famous Thermos. $265

 

#CD575 Boys Anti-Tank Gun Ammunition Bandolier, British Maker
Original WWII British / Commonwealth Boys anti-tank gun ammunition bandolier. Excellent condition, maker marked and dated 1942.  $25

 

#CD576 Boys Anti-Tank Gun Ammunition Bandolier, Canadian Maker
Original WWII Canadian / Commonwealth Boys anti-tank gun ammunition bandolier. Excellent condition, maker marked and dated 1943.  $25

 

#EC120 RCAF P37 Pistol Ammunition Pouch
Original WWII Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) P37 pistol ammunition pouch. Excellent condition, likely unissued. $25

 

#EC113 RAF / Air Ministry P37 "Pig Sticker" Bayonet
Original WWII British / Commonwealth Royal Air Force / Air Ministry P37 "pig sticker" bayonet. The "AM/712" indicates procurement via an Air Ministry (RAF) contract. The socket was forged by Viners Ltd. Excellent condition, interesting P37 bayonet variation. $75

 

#EC104 M9 (.30 Cal) Spare Barrel Cover
Original WWII US made ‘Cover, Spare Barrel, M9’ for the M1919 .30-cal. machine gun barrel, featuring C broad arrow signifying Canadian issue. First version with leather-lined interior. In excellent unissued condition. $25

 

#EC90 WW2 Canadian Army Cased No.22C Mk.II Sighting Telescope
Original WW2 Canadian Army Cased No.22C Mk.II Sighting Telescope. Used on Quick-Firing 6-Pounder anti-tank gun. Manufactured by R.E.L. in 1942. Excellent condition. $125
#EC82 Pattern 1903 Leather Ammunition Bandolier, RCD, B Squadron
Original WWII Canadian Pattern 1903 Leather Bandolier Equipment, issued to the Royal Canadian Dragoons, B Squadron. Nicely maker and unit marked with Canadian C broad arrow. $250

 

#EC83 Officer's Sam Browne Belt Sword Frog
Original WWII Canadian / Commonwealth officer’s Sam Browne belt sword frog. Possibly manufactured as early as WWI. Excellent condition and ready to compliment a sword. $50

 

#EC85 P37 Cartridge Carrier, RCAF
Original WWII Canadian / Commonwealth P37 cartridge carrier intended for issue to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Excellent unissued condition. $20

 

#CD418 Canadian P37 Map Case
Original WWII Canadian P37 map case. Manufactured by ZL&T in 1941 with C broad arrow. Complete in lightly used condition. Named to an officer “Lt A.N.V.”. Nice set. $75
#CD435 British / Commonwealth Anti-Gas Boots
Original WWII British / Commonwealth anti-gas boots. Maker marked and dated 1942. Intended for anti-gas but also used for other purposes including rain boots / overboots in foul weather. Large size, matching pair with Left and Right sides, good lightly used condition. $125
#CD401 Canadian ZL&T 1943 Lee Enfield Sling
Original WWII Canadian / Commonwealth ZL&T 1943 Lee Enfield sling. Maker marked "Z.L.&T. LTD." and dated "1943" with Canadian C broad arrow. Excellent lightly used condition. $60
#CD420 Canadian E-Tool Carrier
Original WWII Canadian e-tool carrier. Manufactured by ZL&T in 1943, marked accordingly on the interior with C broad arrow. Mint / unissued condition. $90
#BS191 Toolmakers Spring-Type Caliper and Divider
Original WWII British / Commonwealth toolmakers spring type caliber and divider. Maker marked Moore & Wright of Sheffield England, with electro pencil British broad arrow over the letter S and the year 1944 markings on the top of the spring. Mint working condition with original pliofilm protector still over the steel tips. Intended for wartime engineering, these spring type calipers and dividers were also used in shops and for measuring distances on maps as they provided a great deal of accuracy for various tasks. Interesting accessory. $35
#SA1 Multi Tool / Rigger Tool
Original WWII Commonwealth multi-tool / rigging knife. Features a single-edged blade, can opener, Marlin spike, and loop for a lanyard. Marked "England" with “45172” stamped into the checkered grips. Issued to airborne troops but these also saw widespread use with other branches as well. Good condition example with interesting grips. $55 *Reduced* $40
#BP26 P37 Webbing Shoulder Straps / Suspenders
Original WWII British / Commonwealth P37 webbing shoulder straps / suspenders. Field used condition. $40
#BS157 1942 Hydrogen Peroxide Bottle (Empty)
Original WWII Hydrogen Peroxide bottle (Empty - no contents) dated 1942.  Scarce medical bottle that contained 20oz. of Hydrogen Peroxide that was widely used during WWII for treating wounds and preventing infection. $225

#CD291 Heavy Duty Ammunition / Utility Carrier
Original WWII British heavy duty ammunition utility carrier. This rare piece of British / Commonwealth field gear is an early tactical vest with front and rear pouches and padded shoulders for carrying heavy munitions such as mortar rounds. Seen in period photos used by elite units including Airborne soldiers to more efficiently carry ammunition on the battle field. Similar in design to what is now used by the military as an armoured plate carrier. Maker marked and dated 1944 on the straps. Scarce piece of field gear. $450

#BS146 RCASC South Alberta Regiment Duffel Bag
Original WWII Canadian Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC), 4th Armoured Division, South Alberta Regiment, personalized duffel bag of Trooper "S. Gillies".  The South Alberta Regiment was the Armoured Recce Regiment of the 4th Armoured Division, and were deployed to Northern France in June 1944 taking part in the later battles of the invasion of Normandy including Operation Totalize, closing the Falaise pocket, and Operation Tractable. They later participated in the liberation of the Netherlands and the Battle of the Scheldt.  In January 1945 they took part in the battle for the Kapelsche Veer and spent the last  weeks of the war in Northern Germany. Breakdown of markings on the duffel: the green square with maple leaf is the formation sign of 4th Armoured Division, below it the square with "45" represents the South Alberta Regiment, and Trooper Gillies has taken some artistic license by proudly placing it over top of the RCASC coloured unit sign of red and green. The Regimental Number "M50860" was assigned to No 13 District Depot (Alberta). We have not done any further research, but this has the potential to be an exciting research project for the next owner.  One of the coolest duffel bags we've handled so far! $750

#BG11 British Paratrooper Knee Pads
Original WWII British / Canadian paratroopers knee pads. These were also issued to SOE for airborne operations.  Each knee pad is maker marked and dated 1943 with British broad arrow. Overall excellent / unissued condition, with some yellowing on the white stretchy material. Great pair of rare airborne knee pads. $145
#DW25 British Army Winter Gloves
Original WWII British Army winter gloves. Maker marked on the interior. These are British made but also issued to Canadian soldiers. The U.S. Army had a shortage of winter whites during the Battle of the Bulge and also acquired British kit. $20

#BS16 Canadian Issue Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. 6 x 30 Military Binoculars
Rare original WWII Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. military stereo 6 x 30 binoculars manufactured in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A.  Marked on leather case and and on binoculars themselves with C broad arrow. Named in the case, and initials scratched into binoculars. Service used but very good condition. Neck lanyard and all other components complete and in good working order. We tested them outside, they seemed to work very well given the age with pretty good clarity. Nice set. $150

#CD205 Tin Ammo Container for 3 Signal Cartridges in Red
Original WWII tin ammunition container for 3 signal rounds in red. Nicely marked and dated 6/44. Empty, no contents. $40
#CD203 Wool Trigger Gloves
Original WWII Canadian brown wool gloves with trigger finger. Unissued condition, still attached together from the factory with a small string. We have attached a photo of the label from the bundle these came from. $35
#BS124 Knee Pads
Original WWII hard leather knee pads with straps and felt padding. Issued to soldiers who operated artillery and mortars who were required to kneel on one knee, probably saw more widespread use as well. Broad arrow marked, excellent condition. $30
#BS110 RAF Type D64 MK1/A 1943 Detonator Case
Original WWII Royal Air Force case for the D64 MK1/A detonator used for arming aerial bombs. The case is well made of steel with closure pin and rubber lining. It's a small case, measuring only 2" deep by 2 1/2" Wide and 7 1/4" long. Nice little case to complete a WWII RAF / Bomber Command collection. $65
#BS79 Measuring Tape
Original WWII measuring tape made in London with broad arrow acceptance stamp. This is a heavy duty military measuring tape that was likely used for a wide variety of tasks. Uncommon piece of gear. $50
#BS86 Knee Pads
Original WWII hard leather knee pads with straps. Issued to soldiers who operated artillery and mortars who were required to kneel on one knee, probably saw more widespread use as well. Broad arrow marked, excellent condition. $30
#BS90 P37 Compass Pouch
Original WWII Canadian P37 compass pouch with hard shell and felt lined interior to protect the compass from damage. Manufactured by ZL&T in 1942. Excellent condition. $40
#BS60 RAF Escape Compass 
Original WWII RAF escape compass. The small brass compass is enclosed in a plastic bubble to protect it from humidity. These compasses were included in escape and evasion kits, and could be worn on a string or lanyard around the neck. This example is in good condition, we tried testing it and seems to still work but it's hard to say how accurate it is. The plastic bubbles show the expected age and it's very difficult to take photos of the compass inside of it. Interesting item. $125
#CD145 6 Signals, Double Star, Green MK.1. Ammo Box 
Original WWII ammo tin for 6 signals double stars in green. Very good condition, these display really nicely. This is a small ammo box, it will not be expensive to ship. $40
#BS55 Signals Cable Reel for Jeeps
Signals cable reel for mounting on jeeps and fast establishment of communications lines. Shown in period photos mounted on airborne jeeps, but likely at times mounted on other vehicles and used by dismounted troops. This example is particularly nice in lightly used and sound condition, with strap and pouch still intact without damage. Perfect for jeep enthusiasts as well as signals and airborne collectors. Very scarce, particularly in this condition. $375

#CD106 Artillery Shell Handling Gloves
Original WWII Canadian made gloves for handling hot artillery shells. Unissued set still factory stapled together.  Maker marked and dated 1943 with C broad arrow applied. Nice accessory for an Artillery collection, display, or mannequin. $30
#BS27 Canadian Tin Can Ration 
Very scarcer original WWII Canadian tin can ration complete with contents and never opened.  C broad arrow on top and bottom of can. The vacuum packed contents of this tin can ration are unknown, one client suggested it may contain biscuits and topping. We do not suggest opening or attempting to eat this long expired ration. $225
#BS32 Heavy Duty Industrial Can / Barrel Opener
Heavy duty British industrial can / barrel opening tool. This could have been used to open giant cans of food or barrels of oil and other chemicals. Most likely used in a shop, kitchen, or carried on armoured vehicles. Manufacturer marked J.W.S. and dated 1944 with British broad arrow. Approximately 41cm in length. $40

#BS31 Heavy Duty Cutters / Tin Snips
Heavy duty British cutters or tin snips dated 1942 with British broad arrow. Most likely for shop use or carried on armoured vehicles. Could have also been used for cutting wire or other heavy duty cutting jobs. Approximately 41cm in length.  Uncommon accessory. $40
#BS19 Canadian Ground Sheet / Rain Poncho
Original WWII Canadian issue Mark VII. ground sheet that can also be used as a rain poncho. Manufactured in 1943 by Canadian General Rubber Co. Ltd. in Ontario. Good example that is nicely marked and still supple. Shows a bit of wear mostly from storage, it has been stored folded. It's increasingly difficult to find good Canadian rain ponchos. $200
#CD030 Canadian Blanket Straps
Matching pair of Original WWII Canadian blanket straps manufactured by ZL&T in 1942. This would be for the P37/P08 'large pack' which remained unchanged since P08. Perfect matching set. $30
#CD040 P37 Bren Gun 'Large' Pouch Auxiliary Straps
Original WWII P37 Bren gun 'large' pouch auxiliary strap. Canadian made in 1942. You just need one of these per pair of two Bren gun pouches. Mint and unissued condition. $10 / each

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#GP071 D-Day Assault Jerkin
Original WWII Canadian / British D-Day assault jerkin. Complete without any post-war modifications, worn "been there" example named to "Woolley" of "4 troop". Super desirable piece of equipment that is missing even in the most advanced collections, second example we have ever handled. *Sold*

#CD198 Complete Canadian P37 Webbing 
Original WWII complete Canadian P37 webbing set. Canadian P37 web belt, e-tool, matching small pouches, canteen, bayonet with frog, and cross straps. All components are Canadian with the exception of the cross straps which are a slightly mismatched set. Overall this is a really good set with components in lightly used condition, it is ready to complete a Canadian WWII mannequin without any further work or missing parts. *Sold*

#BS156 P37 Browning / Inglis Hi-Power Triple Magazine Pouch
Original WWII P37 Inglis / Browning hi-power pistol triple magazine pouch. Designed to hold 3 Inglis Hi-Power magazines, a cleaning rod, and standard oiler.  This is the third example we've ever encountered, and it's the best condition example we've seen so far.  Nicely marked "ZL&T Ltd. 1944" with good C broad arrow stamp.  Unissued condition without damage or modification. Very scarce. *Sold*

#CD650 Second Pattern Etched Logo Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife
Original WWII second pattern etched logo Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife. Excellent lightly used condition, the blade has never been sharpened but is lightly used with a few minor imperfections. The knife has no England or other markings applied, it's exactly how it left the factory. The knife is complete with an excellent condition period scabbard. *Sold*
P37 M.E.Co. 1943 Double Mag Pouch for Browning and 1911
Original WWII P1937 Webbing pouch to hold either two Browning or 1911 magazines. Manufactured by M.E.Co. in 1943 and faintly marked on the back. In very good condition, the pouch has received a coat of blanco as commonly observed on service used British and Canadian field gear. These were used by British / Canadian paratroopers and other special forces who received the Browning or 1911. Scarce. *Sold*

P37 MECo 1940 Double Mag Pouch for 1911 / Hi-Power
Original WWII P37 MECo 1940 double magazine pouch for holding 1911 or hi-power magazines. We believe these were first manufactured for RAF issue Colt 1911's in .455 and other 1911's in .45 in service with the British military during this time. Mint condition without flaw. *Sold*

#EC67 M.E.Co. 1942 Double Mag Pouch for Browning and M1911/A1
Original WWII Commonwealth P37 web pouch to hold either two Browning / Inglis Hi-Power or M1911 / M1911A1 magazines. Manufactured by M.E.Co. in 1942 and accordingly marked on the reverse with British broad arrow. The pouch is in good field used condition, with hand applied "blanco" webbing camouflage paste. These were used by British / Canadian Airborne troops, Commando's, and other elite units who were issued the Browning or 1911. The rarest and most desirable piece of P37 webbing. *Sold*

RCAMC Medical Supplies Bag
Original WWII RCAMC medical supplies bag made from a gas mask carrier. Nicely painted with red cross and unit markings, showing patina, age, and some genuine use. These type of items are very difficult to find and would look great on a medic mannequin or part of a medical display. *Sold*
#CD287 Canadian P37 Small Pack with Contents, Cpl Jullien
Original WWII Canadian P37 "Small" pack with contents and souvenirs brought home from WWII by Cpl Jullien. Packs like this almost never come around, Cpl Jullien wore this pack home at the end of hostilities and it has essentially sat undisturbed with contents. The small pack itself is in great condition with Cpl Jullien's Regimental Number stencilled in several places for identification. Their are many desirable contents including; Canadian mess tin with bag, Canadian suspenders with textbook "police" buckles, standard issue Army compass (likely a souvenir he used overseas), standard issue multi-tool with lanyard, shaving kit, button polisher, horsehair brush, grooming kit and housewife, small pair of scissors, Khaki web cleaner (Canadian made) and a spare set of issue underwear. Also included is a photo copy of Cpl Jullien's file from Library & Archives Canada.  Cpl Jullien attested on 19 August 1940 and served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps overseas in Italy and Northwest Europe. He earned the following medals; 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, CVSM & Clasp, and War Medal 1939-45.  Really impressive time capsule small pack with lots of research potential and full file to read. *Sold*

#CD676 Complete P37 Webbing Set
Original WWII British / Commonwealth P37 webbing set in excellent unissued condition. Set consists of P37 web belt, P37 small pouches (matching), P37 cross straps, P37 bayonet frog with original British wartime spike "pigsticker" bayonet, P37 e-tool carrier with excellent condition wartime e-tool, P37 canteen, P37 "small" pack, and MKII lightweight gas mask carrier (This is the type used on D-Day). All components are marked by British makers with wartime dates and match each other very well. Canadian soldiers were issued a lot of British P37 webbing for combat operations while overseas, including for D-Day. Ultimate set. *Sold*

 

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