Sample 1: Sample 2: Late or early post-war rank paint. Sample 3: Belgian contract. Repainted black for Gendarmes.
Mle 1935/37 Pouches, Suspenders, Belt: Mle 1935 Sac Inferieur: Black Lebel Pouches: Black Mle 1935/37 Style Pouch: Mle 1935 Musette: Reproduction of Mle 1935 Musette:
Made from surplus shelter quarter. No serging to prevent fraying. Taller than other repro Bigeard. Sample 1: Color Balanced Swatch:
Printed with semi-opaque green on top. Brushstrokes do not appear “natural”. Sample 1: Smock and Trousers Sample 2: Bigeard hat Sample 3: Boonie “beach ball” hat
Sample 1: Collar must stay open.
Sample 1: Inside is very green. Has possible German capture stamp from 1940 on inside of flap.
Sample 1: Badge on front could be private purchase or repro.
Sample 1: Collar insignia pins missing. Has features of both later 1935 model and earlier 1920 model (seams in back). Very similar cut to later Soviet M69 HeBe (see http://kommandopost.com/index.php/2015/08/26/soviet-m69-hebe/). No markings inside.
Sample 1: Jacket Earlier version since bottom pockets are internal, not external bellows pockets. Sample 2: Pants Has importer marks on inside of waist. Sample 3: 1950 Dated Jacket Fabric is coarser than Sample 1. Has pocket closures less separated from flaps than in sample 1. Also different buttons than Sample […]
Very notable US influence. Sample 1: TAP53 Belt Sample 2: MAS49 ammo pouches: Sample 3: TTA51 Musette Sample 4: Suspenders Fabric is much softer than American M45 webbing. Stamp is likely from after Algerian War. Assembled webbing:
Sample 1: Maroon color, bevo insignia.
Sample 1: Israeli stamps: 1 above left upper pocket and another inside. Color Balanced Swatch:
Sample 1: Manufactured in 1954. According to seller belonged to German-born veteran of 1er Regiment Etranger Parachutiste. Badge on pocket is from Algerian War. Sample 2: Found together with sage green USAF field jacket. Color Balanced Swatch: From sample 1.