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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:55 am 
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Gents,
I have in my possession an original zelt. It's in pretty good shape, only missing two grommets. All but a couple buttons are there. But what makes this zelt curious, is that it is actually missing 8 (yes, eight) button HOLES. WTF is that? i know it's a late war manufacture, but did germany really suck that much at the end of the war? also, the button holes that ARE on there don't line up quite right when you fold it like a poncho....
Perhaps some of the hardcore zelt guys on here can shed some light on why this is?

-Chris

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Gents,
I have in my possession an original zelt. It's in pretty good shape, only missing two grommets. All but a couple buttons are there. But what makes this zelt curious, is that it is actually missing 8 (yes, eight) button HOLES. WTF is that? i know it's a late war manufacture, but did germany really suck that much at the end of the war? also, the button holes that ARE on there don't line up quite right when you fold it like a poncho....
Perhaps some of the hardcore zelt guys on here can shed some light on why this is?

-Chris



speak to stigroadie on here , if he cant help no one can

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:38 pm 
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Could be a Swiss one

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Are you 100% sure it is original? Sounds like a poor repo.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:49 pm 
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I have one that has no button holes. I must dig it out.
Grommets are there if I remember correctly but no button holes.
A picture would be great.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:14 pm 
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I was reading the other day about different type of zelts for radio operators? Can't remember where though maybe on WAF?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Thanks for the info stig. For the record, the grommets are torn out, not a deletion like the buttonholes.
This zelt is without a doubt original..

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Although it is missing some button holes will it button to another zelt?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:19 pm 
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I will have to check later- I just folded it up and put it away so I don't really feel like un-doing everything right now :P

I am almost certain that it will, but again, I will have to try it in order to be sure=

Thanks,
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