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#256866 12/29/2011 02:07 AM
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This came my way today from an old collection. It's a matching '37 Horster that came with an unusual canvas frog. There isn't a retaining strap attached through the body and it appears as if there never was one. All stitching is intact and shows no sign of being disturbed. I've seen pics of these before but never observed one first hand before. Any BCN'ers have one(s) in their collections?

Len

EF Horster bayonet 1937 013.JPG (58.84 KB, 129 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 008.JPG (99.64 KB, 129 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 009.JPG (85.81 KB, 129 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 010.JPG (43.93 KB, 129 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 011.JPG (43.64 KB, 129 downloads)

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more pics

EF Horster bayonet 1937 007.JPG (71.05 KB, 129 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 004.JPG (46.05 KB, 128 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 006.JPG (45.9 KB, 128 downloads)
EF Horster bayonet 1937 012.JPG (84.46 KB, 130 downloads)

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Len: Went thru my own bag of tropicals, and although I have numerous variants, all have a cross-strap. I did have one w/out strap at one time, but stitching was broken on both sides where the cross-strap would have been , so concluded it had been removed. Since the leather patterns come with and without straps, don't know why the trops would be any different. However, the lack of examples like yours seems to suggest strapless web frogs are indeed scarce.

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Thanks for the feedback Fred!

Best regards,
Len


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These are rare len great find...they are found in Anthony Carters book. I have one example.


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