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Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by JeffOYB, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Nice pack Ennie! Similar to Wermacht issue packs of that Era.
     
  2. I just picked up one of these off ebay for 45$...

    Ill post my other Rucks sometime this weekend...
     
  3. Me about a month ago using my vintage Czech ruck I modified with various vintage accessories here in Alaska..

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  4. Bergmann, I like what you have done with your ruck. I have one of those CZ rucks either I or one of my sons picked up a few years ago. You have given me an idea.
     
  5. Greetings Bob..here are some better pictures to help you..Im glad they are of some use to you..

    Best of all, this ruck works. Its not for looks. Its antiquated kit I use and prefer over modern kit...Its been a constantly changing project and some features have changed...

    My site if you wish to follow my other vintage ruck projects..i have a few in the oven along with adventures i post..

    http://bergmanns-alaskan-bushcraft.webs.com/

    Enjoy.

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  6. Bergmann, just looked at your site it looks great. I plan to get back to the house in next week or maybe two, I will see what I can get done.

    Thank you for the inspiration,
     
  7. Bob..thank you good Sir...And Im glad i could be of some help...
     
  8. Very, very nice find, Gorik!!!!!! These are not a common find here in the states. It appears to be a French military, Troupe Aero-Portee (TAP) Mle 1952 rucksac! These did see service in Algerie and later, but they were not too popular with the troops. They did not like the lower aluminum curved back support. Apparently they felt it interfered with equipment on their belts and was a bit uncomfortable on a long North African march. The TAP 1950 sac from the Indochine war was more popular. I believe both of these models were produced way into the 1960's. Yours should be dated inside the front flap, with a maker's mark.

    Renault
     
  9. Gorik

    Gorik New in Town

    Thanks for all the information Renault. I looked inside the front flap but there's no maker's mark to be found, probably it would be a civilian model?
    Here you see these models from time to time on a flea market.

    Gorik
     
  10. Here's my c1938 Russian military rucksack, dont think it's ever been used as internally there is no sign of wear, externally there's the odd mark , I just needed to 'feed' the leather before I could use it as it had dried out a bit;[​IMG]
     
  11. VERY nice pack.....thnx for sharing!
     
  12. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

    A lovely example - thanks!! quite envious actually!! :)
     
  13. normanf

    normanf One of the Regulars

    Do frame backpacks count as vintage? They have a decidedly old-fashioned nature to them, given that internal frame backpacks have all but taken over the market. Jansport's re-issue of the D2 is an example of how the retro market is making a comeback:

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    I received mine on Thursday and carrying a heavy load is very practical with it. I portaged home a week's worth of groceries with no problems!
     
  14. Akahige

    Akahige New in Town

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    I really like that Russian pack. It seems like it'd have some good versatility to it.
     
  15. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang New in Town

    Servus!

    Here are my...
    ...the first one is German pre-war mountaineering rucksack from "Tauern-Sack-D.R.P." company
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    ...and the second one is German late-war military rucksack
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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  16. Just an update on this, lack of funds and use leads me to sell this rare beauty, it's on the classifieds here and also here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110848357697?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
     
  17. tempesh

    tempesh New in Town

    very nice backpack!
     

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