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#1 rpbcps

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

Just found this on eBay, which may be of interest to someone on the forum.

http://www.ebay.co.u...84.m1423.l2649u
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

rpbcps,
I don't know a thing about Burns LTD or this case, never saw a picture like this before.
But the wooden dowel fastener did catch my eye. I seem to remember the ChiCom bandoleers for the SKS having a similar fastener.
Did the British also use the ChiCom style fastener???
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

An example of this "snow case" can be found on page 619 of TUTB. It is British and I believe it was made by more than one supplier. Evidently they were never issued. My case has the same "D.S." initials as the one for sale but there is only a trace of the manufacurers stamping visible. I think there was some thought given to invading Norway at one point and these may have been made for that. Who knows?

As you can see both the 1928 and M1 are a good fit. Since the pouch can be closed at two points I wonder if it fits a Sten at the shorter length. I don't have a Sten to confirm that but it does seem a reasonable possibility.

I also obtained mine on eBay but from a seller in England some time ago.

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#4 rpbcps

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

rpbcps,
I don't know a thing about Burns LTD or this case, never saw a picture like this before.
But the wooden dowel fastener did catch my eye. I seem to remember the ChiCom bandoleers for the SKS having a similar fastener.
Did the British also use the ChiCom style fastener???
Jim C


Wooden dowel button is straight from the British Navy issue duffle coats.
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#5 darrylta

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Sorry photo bucket problems :banghead:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

I think I have seen one or two of these here in Norway. Thompsons came as personal sidearms to SOE/Linge agents who were sent in to train the resistance and perform sabotage.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

Here is my circa 1944 NOS white case with clear makers mark.
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Posted 27 July 2020 - 10:02 AM

I read that the ones dated 1944 were produced in the preparation for the anticipated invasion of Norway at the closing stages of WW2, which never happened due to the German surrender. So the majority are found in excellent condition, as they were never issued. Two sizes were produced, one for the BREN, and a smaller one for the Thompson/ STEN.

 

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:09 PM

I have a couple of the snow cases for the Thompson's. One is shown in the Thompson Canvas Items pinned section. I'll have to dig the other out and post a pic of it. Two different manufacturers.

 

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Slight difference in size, but not Bren size, but slightly longer. 

 

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