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Old 01-07-2021, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by krdomingue View Post
The bolt guide looks better than the ones you normally see with the India/Chinese knockoffs and the rivets match the guide, which you would expect if the scabbard went through some sort of rebuild process. The stitching looks intact, but it doesn't look new to me.
If it is a fake, it is an odd one.
I kinda/sorta think this may have been a "field expedient" modification made to an original WWI item. With web gear, these are called "rigger made". This is what happens at the sharp end of the stick, far away from an official depot.
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