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R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Inflation Lever - Typ

Chromed metal \'lever\' used to operate the CO2 cartridge within the bladder (stole). The inflation lever consists of a \'J\' shaped handle that pivots between lugs on the lever body. The CO2 cylinder is screwed directly into this assembly and secured within the bladder using a hose clip around the base of the lever assembly. Air Ministry and King\'s Crown stamped. Light tarnishing and loss of chroming but in very good used condition. This is the earlier style of lever assembly. Later versions have a locknut, and an adaptor, or sleeve, with a cutaway skirt. Also suitable for Harnessuits. Stock code MW15806.