COMMONWEALTH WWII FIELD GEAR, HOLSTERS, AND EDGED WEAPONS

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#BS97 Canadian Navy Seabag Featuring "Porky Pig"
Original WWII Royal Canadian Navy seabag with war art featuring "Porky Pig" and Kisbee ring aboard H.M.C.S. Charlottetown where the sailor who once owned this seabag served.  The seabag belonged to RCN Sailor D.R. Bearham and includes his full address in Edson, Alberta.  There were two H.M.C.S. Charlottetown's that served Canada during WWII, the first of the name was a Flower Class corvette commissioned in 1941 and sunk by German u-boats in 1942.  The second of the name was a River Class frigate commissioned in 1944 which survived the war and kept sailing until 1947. This would be a potentially good research project for the next owner.  One of a kind, this artistic seabag would make a nice centrepiece for a Royal Canadian Navy collection. $750

#BS100 Early Canadian Army Amphibious Assault Lifebelt
A scarce WWII Canadian lifebelt as issued to amphibious assault troops, commandos, and beach parties.  In good displayable used condition and still tightly holds air.  Ideal for a Dieppe or D-Day display.  $185
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#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
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#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
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#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
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#DW7 MKII Gas Mask Set
Original WWII MKII gas mask set.  This is the style worn by assault troops on D-Day.  Complete with carrier, gas mask, and filter.  The gas mask and filters are tough to find on the loose. Nice set. $150

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#DW6 Wire Skeleton For Small Pack
Original WWII wire skeleton for the small packs.  These were used to hold the form of the small pack, giving the impression it was perfectly packed for parades.  These are very useful for collectors as well as you can put one of these in the small pack to give it a "full" look that adds very little weight to the mannequin display.  A useful and interesting piece of kit for your collection that rarely comes around, not many soldiers felt the need to save these so they are somewhat scarce.  $50
#DW8 MKI Gas Mask and Carrier with Accessories
Original WWII Canadian MKI gas mask and carrier set with accessories.  Included is the canvas carrier bag, gas mask, filter (Filter marked for ARP air raid use only), anti-dimming compound, and anti-gas eye shield in cardboard sleeve.  Everything is dated 1942 with the exception of the anti-dimming compound which is dated 1941.  It's really tough to find a good complete gas mask set, particularly from this early in the war. Nice set. $100
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#DW9 British Water Filter
Original WWII British water filter, made of canvas with twine like rope and brass grommets. Marked with broad arrow and dated 1942.  $45
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#CD174 Skeleton Assault / Ammunition Jerkin
Original WWII British made skeleton assault / ammunition jerkin used by Commonwealth troops including Canadians. This simple jerkin has two large pockets on the front that can accommodate Bren gun mags, grenades, mortar rounds, and many other types of munitions and combat essentials.  Near mint / unissued condition without flaw and nicely marked.  A very cool piece of combat kit.  $250
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#CD158 REL 1945 Marine 7x50 Binoculars
Original WWII REL (Research Enterprises Limited) 1945 7x50 Canadian military marine binoculars.  These powerful binoculars were used by the Canadian Navy and probably on occasion used by other branches if they could acquire them.  The lenses are crystal clear, everything about this set is excellent without any damage or issues.  Even the rubber straps are in great condition. These impressive binoculars would be nearly impossible to upgrade and still work perfectly.  $325
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#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
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#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
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#CD135 Canadian P37 Ankle Gaiters, Matching Pair
Nice matching pair of Canadian P37 ankle gaiters. $30
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#CD134 Canadian P37 Ankle Gaiters, Matching Pair
Nice matching pair of Canadian P37 ankle gaiters.  Personalized with soldiers initials, he has also marked one 'Left' for ease of donning.  $30
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#BS61 Lamp Electric for Signalling 'Lucas Lamp'
Original WWII electric signalling lamp also know as the 'Lucas Lamp'.  It appears to be a complete unit but there are no batteries included. No idea if it can still work, sold 'as is' for display only.  The manufacturer of this unit is Western Clock Co and components are 1943 dated.  $125
For more information please visit RCSigs.ca article on this device here:  http://www.rcsigs.ca/index.php/Lamp_Electric_Signalling_Daylight
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#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

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#CD121 P37 Medical Orderly Canteen with Harness
Original WWII medical orderly canteen set with special harness and strap for personnel not wearing full P37 webbing such as medics and other support trades. This is a perfect unissued example with makers mark and C broad arrow intact on the bottom of the canteen, these markings are almost always missing making this a very rare example. Would be nearly impossible to upgrade. $75
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#CD129 Sand Bag
Original WWII Canadian sand bag.  Manufactured by W.B. Co. in Feb. 1944.   Excellent unused condition.  Uncommon accessory.  $25
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#CD119 Trouser Belt Size M ZL&T 1944
Original WWII trouser belt in size medium, nicely maker marked ZL&T 1944 with C broad arrow.  Good condition, lightly used if at all. $12

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#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
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#CD102 MKII Lightweight Gas Mask Carrier
Original WWII D-Day style MKII lightweight gas mask carrier.  Maker marked and dated 1943.  Strap is present inside the gas mask carrier, exactly as how it left the factory.  Can be displayed nicely on a mannequin without contents, just put something lightweight inside to fill it. Mint condition, would be nearly impossible to upgrade.  $25

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#BS50 Ration Box, No.1 for 2 Men 1 day
Original WWII ration box No. 1 intended to supply two men for one day.  Empty.  Likely used several times and arsenal re-painted with the original roll marked and painted markings still visible (likely intended to be this way).  Nice to complete a ration display. $125
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#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.  We do not suggest opening or attempting to eat this long expired ration!  $225
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#BS38 Canvas Water Bag for Filling Canteens
British made canvas bag that would be filled with water and then allowed to drip into a canteen to further sterilized with water purification tablets.  Issued to troops without a reliable source of a clean water. Interesting piece of kit.  Excellent condition and appears unused with original instruction tag still intact and readable. British broad arrow applied. $35
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#BS46 Wooden Spare Handle for Pioneer Tools with C Broad Arrow
Spare wooden handle for pioneer tools with C broad arrow. $20
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#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. Uncommon accessory. $40

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#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
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#BS19 Canadian Rain Poncho
Canadian issue rain poncho.  Manufactured in 1943 by Canadian General Rubber Co. Ltd. in Ontario.  Good example that is nicely marked and still supple.  Shoes a bit of wear mostly from storage, it has been stored folded.  It's increasingly difficult to find good Canadian rain ponchos. $200
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#CD030 Canadian Blanket Straps
Nice matching pair of 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
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#BS15 British / Canadian Army Officers Boots
British / Canadian Army officers boots with buckles. Manufactured by John White in 1945, M Fitt, Size 8.  War department marked. Super nice condition without flaw and only lightly worn.  Shown in use by members of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion in Germany.  This is the perfect set to complete your officer mannequin or display!  $425
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#BS16 Canadian Issue Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. 6 x 30 Military Binoculars with Case
Rare 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.  I tested them outside, they seemed to work very well given the age with pretty good clarity.  Nice set. $150

#CD014 MKI Gas Mask and Carrier with Accessories
Original WWII Canadian MKI gas mask and carrier set.  Everything is dated 1942 with the exception of the anti-dimming compound which is dated very early 1943.  It's really tough to find a good complete gas mask set, particularly from this early in the war.  The gas mask canvas carrying bag has the initials 'C.M.' applied under the flap. This is a really great set you should be happy with.  $125
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#CD040 P37 Bren Gun 'Large' Pouch Auxiliary Straps
P37 bren gun 'large' pouch auxiliary strap.  Canadian made in 1942.  You just need one of these per pair of two bren pouches. Mint and unissued condition. $10 / each

#CD002 P37 Satchel Signals ZL&T 1943
P37 'Satchel Signals' for field phones and other signals equipment.  These satchels tough to find, and this one has the desirable 'SATCHEL SIGNALS' marking on the exterior of the top flap which looks really cool.  Canadian manufactured by ZL&T in 1943.  Complete with original ZL&T carrying strap. Excellent condition, just lightly used.  Nice! $75
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#CD031 P37 RCAF Canvas Web Belt ZL&T
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) P1937 web belt manufactured by ZL&T Ltd in 1943. Lightly used excellent condition. These belts are increasingly hard to find. $50

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#CD004 P37 Belt and Small Pouch Set with Strap
Canadian / British belt and pouch set.  Set includes a nice British P37 web belt and a matching set of Canadian 'small' pouches with matching service numbers applied, and a strap that could be used around the neck. $75
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#CD007 Canadian P37 'Large' Pouch Set
Canadian P37 'Large' pouch set with straps.  Excellent set in near mint / unissued condition. Tough to find a mint set like this. $75
#CD033 1943 Boys Anti-Tank Gun Ammunition Bandolier
Boys anti-tank gun ammunition bandolier.  Canadian made, nicely marked with C broad arrow and dated 1943.  Ready to be hung on a mannequin or complete a Boys anti-tank display. $25
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#CD006 P37 Canadian 'Large' Pack
P37 Canadian large pack with straps.  C broad arrow faintly visible on the interior of the main flap (See photo 3).  Used condition without damage or repair.  The back of the pack appears to have been named, it is somewhat visible in the photos but I haven't try to make it out or research what's marked there. $40

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#CD039 Canadian / British Canteen
Canadian or British canteen with sleeve carrier. No visible markings but it would disturb the set too much to take it apart at this point to check, it has been together forever.  Mint/unissued condition. $25

#CD111 Canadian Lee Enfield Sling
Standard Lee Enfield sling, Canadian made with C broad arrow applied. Excellent condition. $35
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#CD107 Bren Gun Sling (Extra Long)
Extra long 56' sling for the Bren Gun.  This is not the standard Lee Enfield length but the hard to find proper extra long version for the Bren Gun. Manufactured by ZL&T in 1944. Mint unissued condition. $45

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#CD017 Canadian Lee Enfield Sling in Mint Condition
Mint unissued Canadian Lee Enfield sling, manufactured by Savage in 1942.  C broad arrow marked.  Rare Savage sling. $45
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#CD019 P37 Canadian Pistol / Revolver Holster #1
Canadian P37 pistol / revolver holster.  These holsters were somewhat universal.  Faint maker mark and C broad arrow.  Excellent condition. $40

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#GP042 WWI / WWII .303 Pull Through
Standard WWI / WWII issue .303 pull through for the Lee Enfield, Ross, Etc.   Very nice unused condition.  $20 / each.
#CD084 Machete with Scabbard 
Original WWII Canadian / British field machete in excellent condition.  Machete manufactured by Legitimus Collins & Co in 1940, No. 1250.  Manufactured in the U.S.A. and provided to Commonwealth troops prior to America entering the war. Canadian made leather scabbard. These were provided to assault troops for establishing defensive positions and carried in the standard D-Day issue British assault vest which had a special hanging pocket designed for it. Near mint condition and likely unissued.  The best example we have encountered, would be extremely tough to upgrade. $200

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#CD035 Lee Enfield Bayonet with Scabbard and RCAF Frog
Standard WWII Lee Enfield spike bayonet with scabbard and frog.  Comes with a RCAF hanger.  Good lightly used condition. $40

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Very Rare P37 M.E.Co. 1943 Double Mag Pouch for Browning and 1911
Very rare 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.  Including is two 1911 magazines to fill the pouch. The magazines are unmarked recent production full blued magazines, just to fill the pouch for display.  These pouches almost never come around for sale, and are one of the rarest and most sought after British / Canadian webbing items and the rarest WWII 1911 mag pouch. *Sold*

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MECo 1940 Double Mag Pouch for 1911 / Hi-Power
Very rare MECo 1940 double magazine pouch for holding 1911 or hi-power magazines.  I believe these were first manufactured for RAF 1911's in .455 and other 1911's in .45 in service with the British military at this time.  Mint condition without flaw. Very scarce and would be impossible to upgrade. *Sold*