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Hello everyone,

 

I was wondering if anyone had any photographs or accounts which reference unofficial pistol order? For example a soldier picking up a pistol and attaching it to his normal 08 Pattern Webbing?

 

Best Wishes,

 

Micah Dominic Parsons

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From page 12 of ‘British Web Equipment of the Two World Wars’ by Martin J. Brayley. (2005) Interestingly, he appears to be using a 1914 Pattern pistol case and possibly also an ammunition pouch.

 

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Hello Peregrins,

 

Thank you so much for your help and this image, this has been a huge help to me and is exactly what I was after. I was rather curious is there were any way of just adding a pistol and case to a normal set of 08 Pattern Webbing say if it had been recovered whilst in the trenches for exaxple? I have read that the 08 Pattern Belt was modified specially for Pistol Order which would make it incompatible with normal 08 Pattern Webbing. I think I may be thinking too much into this.

 

Thank you so much for your help.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Micah Dominic Parsons

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42 minutes ago, MicahDominicParsons said:

...Thank you so much for your help and this image, this has been a huge help to me and is exactly what I was after. I was rather curious is there were any way of just adding a pistol and case to a normal set of 08 Pattern Webbing say if it had been recovered whilst in the trenches for exaxple? I have read that the 08 Pattern Belt was modified specially for Pistol Order which would make it incompatible with normal 08 Pattern Webbing. I think I may be thinking too much into this....

 

Micah - the differences between a standard 1908 belt and a Pistol Order example are pretty minimal, and I certainly wouldn't say it "would make it incompatible with normal 08 Pattern Webbing" (although certain orders of wear wouldn't be achievable). The key differences are the Pistol Order version lacks the webbing tabs normally found attached to the two-inch wide Twigg buckles on the outside at the back, whilst having an additional pair of one-inch wide  Twigg buckles fitted inside to take the straps on the Brace Attachments. A 1908 type Pistol Case and Ammunition Pouch would quite happily fit onto a standard 1908 belt:

 

http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1908/1908_belts.html 

 

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Hello Andrew,

 

Thank you so much for this piece of information and thank you so much for your help. I really honestly do appreciate it. I have managed to pretty much start to put together my own pistol order.

 

Thank you again for all your help.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Micah Dominic Parsons

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