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Post  Gina_Costina on Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:56 am

I've managed to secure six Belgian M1 pots at 12.50 each they have the stainless steel rim, swivel bales and rear seam. With the rim being stainless steel they are a very, very close match to WW2 US.

I'll be working my mojo on them and converting them to US, ie swivel bale, front seam (Chris and Ben told ne how they do it!!) and properly textured and repainted.

My intention is to paint them up as Medics for Victory.

They also come complete with a plastic liner and asembly, plus a leather chinstrap and some are identical in colour to WW2 liners. there are parts here that can be salvaged as spares.

If you want one, let me know asap and stipulate if you want it painted as 94th medic or not.

Secondly- the chinstraps. I'm thinking that the best idea is for you to order a chinstrap from your chosen source- SOF, maybe FU man on WW2 forum, or J Murray. I could order 6 from J Murray and then get stung for customs duty and its not worth the hassle.

SOF sell thieis for 10.. the quality is okay.

If you buy the chinstraps and bring to victory I will sew them on.

I'm a teeny weeny bit skint at the moment- so if you want one you'll also have to post me down the dosh !!
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Post  Gina_Costina on Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:07 am

J Murray do theirs for $16 and $3 postage...I've just emailed him to see if he can ship over a couple before Victory.
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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:58 am

i will have one please can i have plain please as i was hoping to do wounded at victory
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Post  Camel1815 on Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:07 am

Please put me down for one, painted up as a medic.
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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:32 am

Hi Paul,

I know the one that Matt had was definitely identical to a US one (indeed, it was a post-WW2 US re-issue as it had a heatstamp!). Some of the Belgian ones though, are shallower than WW2 American ones. Hopefully, they'll be the former, and if so I'll take one, as is! As you know, I've already got one that I painted up as Medic, and so I just want another so I don't have to keep over painting unit insignia! Also, Michel DeTrez (www.paratrooper.fr) has chinstraps which are good quality, but they're slightly more expensive than Murray's.

Cheers, and good find!
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Post  Gina_Costina on Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:14 am

All gone!!! ('ll get some more if needed)

Riz- plain
Ben- Plain/medic?
murph-medic
me- Medic
nigel- plain
richard- Medic
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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:27 am

Plain for me please Paul. No need to re-texture or repaint, I can do that, but if you could sort out some fixed bails, that'd be great. Smile

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Post  Gina_Costina on Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:31 am

Heehee! I did have a man who made some copies for a broken one- but he takes ages!!! Just tried a wartime liner and it sits in nicely..
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