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Post  Guest Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:54 pm

hi pat, i bought a pair from sof 4 years ago and iam still wearing them.

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Post  Pat Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:51 pm

thanks Riz for your post.

SOF M43 Buckle Boots ordered ! Hope they will fit...
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Post  Pat Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:41 pm

Received the boots today and they fit ! Now have to dub them. the only thing I found at the supermarket is a Kiwi stuff for sport shoes (but not for nubbuck as mentioned on the tin). It's clear colored. Should that be ok or do I have to find something else ?

thanks again for your help !

PS : busy reading field manuals to act a bit as a GI for fort Amherst...
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Post  Guest Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:52 pm

Pat, you really want to try and get some Dubbin. I seem to remember Stock Ardennes in Belgium had a lot of this stuff available, but it was almost like a chocolate mousse consistency. Try here:
http://www.surplusandoutdoors.com/shop/outdoor-footwear/footwear-accessories/dubbin-50ml-390204.html

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Post  Pat Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:47 pm

Thanks ! Will get 2 tins of Grafters dubbin (neutral).

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Edit : dubbin is not expensive but 14 for shipping is outragous... will have to find another solution. I'll try to find some in France.
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Post  Guest Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:36 pm

hi pat, the boots i got were fairly light colour and first i covered them in brown boot polish which darkened them up, ive seen later sof boots which are darker and may just need dubbing.

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Post  Guest Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:43 pm

Yeah, that's a good point actually Riz! You might want to use some polish on them first, Pat. Of course you could always go with the stuff the GIs used; axle grease!

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Post  Gina_Costina Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:06 pm

Pat wrote:Received the boots today and they fit ! Now have to dub them. the only thing I found at the supermarket is a Kiwi stuff for sport shoes (but not for nubbuck as mentioned on the tin). It's clear colored. Should that be ok or do I have to find something else ?

thanks again for your help !

PS : busy reading field manuals to act a bit as a GI for fort Amherst...

Pat I use the KIWI dubbin for football boots and its fine, darkens the boots up no problem. AND its cheap....

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Post  murph Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:52 pm

Plus if worst comes to worst just wait until you get here and we can dubbin your boots at the event, sort of a FNG thing...

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Post  murph Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:24 pm

Opening up this post again for Andy and anyone else looking to join up with GI 44-45 in the new year, it's a good example of where to start with your impression etc.

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Post  Gina_Costina Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:29 pm

I made it a sticky..

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Post  Pat Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks Paul.

By the way, can someone advice me on where to get a good 82nd AB patch ?

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Post  murph Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:42 pm

Pat wrote:Thanks Paul.

By the way, can someone advice me on where to get a good 82nd AB patch ?

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I think Service of Supply do them?

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Post  Pat Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:21 pm

Any other advice ? Service of supply don't seem to sell them; I find SOF ones like good (although I've never seen an original one)
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Post  murph Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:33 pm

In fairness I think the SOF ones are pretty good, they should be as I think they are selling for 8 or so.

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Post  Guest Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:32 am

The best 82d patches I've seen were from Andrew Butler in Sainte-Mere:
http://www.6thjune1944.com/

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Post  Pat Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:49 pm

Thanks for your answers mates, I think I'm going to go for an A. Butler repro : it seems to be more accurate and from better fabric although a bit more expensive than others (but better to go first for quality).

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Post  samharris45 Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:54 pm

Pat wrote:Thanks for your answers mates, I think I'm going to go for an A. Butler repro : it seems to be more accurate and from better fabric although a bit more expensive than others (but better to go first for quality).

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Quality saves you money in the long run Pat!
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Post  Guest Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:49 pm

Glad I could help, Pat Smile

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Post  Gina_Costina Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:16 pm

Pat wrote:Thanks for your answers mates, I think I'm going to go for an A. Butler repro : it seems to be more accurate and from better fabric although a bit more expensive than others (but better to go first for quality).

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whilst you are there pick me up another empty 10 in 1 crate with outer sleave. They are only about 90 euros....






















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Post  Pat Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:20 pm

hahaha

look at what Paratroopers has just brought in :

http://www.paratrooper.fr/fr/pages/catalogue.aspx?cf=82&p=2

Pages 1 to 4 (and the others of course !!)

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Post  Guest Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:23 pm

Nice items, but some of his prices never fail to amaze me!

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Post  Pat Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:26 pm

yeah most of his stuff is really tooo expensive although theses crates seem in really good shape (specially for cardboard) for their age.

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Post  Gina_Costina Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:48 pm

Pat link does not seem to work...

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Post  Pat Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:55 pm

Fixed it !
sorry (after a day spent in front of a screen, i do weird things sometimes lol !!)
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