Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by Ian Fawbert » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm

I`m sorry I cant help with the canvas ID, but if you decide to sell one, or have some in too poor condition, i`d love the buckles and straps off one to repurpose onto another project for my MB and GPW.

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Post by Ian Fawbert » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:33 am

Hi mate,

I`m really after just the specific buckles to make the repro canvases top and straps on my MB and GPW more accurate.

If it helps, i`m after either of these buckle types- either the rounder wire type or the cast squarer type! Note in my last photo they are very diferent to the repro buckle shown in black.

If looked like there was some of each on this german canvas.
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by W. Winget » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:17 am

The German writing is merely the manufacturers name and textile company, they are/were a major manufacturing company for the German Army going back to before WWII. The part may be a cover for an open top carrier or 40mm gun perhaps due to size of the hole, or the hole may be where it goes around a hitch assembly covering the piece of towed equipment. Nothing came up with an NSN, but the Germans may have likely used a different numbering system. It was made in September 1960.
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Post by W. Winget » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 pm

I think the long number ending in 60 is the contract date (3/30) and the part was made 9/60 bottom number.
Likely local procurement by supply from German manufacture for US equipment, hence the contract (long number) starting with "US"
It's sometimes much cheaper to get things made in local area than through govt. procurement back in the US for delivery.
Could have fit some radar or radio piece with an antenna hole as well.
Hard to say without lifting it up at the seams to see a shape.
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by cmpman » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:29 am

The country identifier code in the NSN is not for Germany ( which would be "12"). The code 50 is for Bulgaria. The majority of their armour and artillery are Soviet based so you would likely have to research along those lines to find the application of the canvas.


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Post by Ben Dover » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:42 am

Could be a winter front of sorts, note the hardware.
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by Ian Fawbert » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Edited- was a repost of the above pictures, not realising. I couldnt see to delete it permanently, so edited the content.
Sorry about that.

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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by Ian Fawbert » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:21 pm

I sorry, i just realised I had already posted those images above, above that! I`ll go delete my second post of the same stuff (i didnt realise i had already posted them the other day).

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