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WW1 Tornister

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Here is a nice 1917 dated Tornister pack. It is also marked "331 & BD III, 1917", meaning it was used by a Bavarian unit at some point. Overall it is in nice shape, some of the straps are dried out and cracked, but overall in decent shape. 

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You should treat the leather to preserve it, esp. the leather binding to the edges, which was originally greygreen leather. I have the earlier fur covered version.
Unfortunately, I don't have the leather straps for attaching mess tin (2) and ground sheet (3).
I can see the B.D.III in the photo, but the left side of the stamp is hard to make out. Below this is a 3, significance not known.

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I will treat the leather shortly to preserve it. WW1 era versions of these packs are getting hard to find, I see a lot of the WW2 versions however. 

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