C029589 CANADIAN P37 PATTERN WEB 9MM PISTOL STOCK CARRIER.
BACKGROUND: At the beginning of September 1939, the Canadian soldier looked remarkably like his counter part from 1918, wearing the 1914-18 pattern khaki service dress and the 1908-pattern web equipment. It was in September 1939 that the Canadian Army officially adopted the battle dress that had just been approved for use by the British in March 1939 and the first new uniforms arrived the last week of October. At first, Canadian troops embarking to Great Britain, were completely clothed in Canadian made battledress and upon arrival were then issued British steel helmets and modern 1937-pattern webbing. Canadian personal equipment was a direct copy of the British 1937-pattern web equipment with manufacture starting in early 1940 and distribution beginning in October of the same year.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: This pistol stock carrier is 16cm long and 3cm wide. It is made from webbed canvas and it is an olive green khaki color. On the reverse there is ink-stamped a makerís mark, "Z.L.&T.Ltd", indicating that it was manufactured in Ontario, and a "C-broad arrow", indicating it was issued through the Canadian Quartermasters Office. On the front the carrier makes a loop and at the end there is a blackened metal clip. Excellent example.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $35.00
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