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RAF 1941 pattern Mae West inflation lever

RAF 1941 pattern Mae West inflation lever

Code: MW22442

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Stores reference 22c/892.  Second pattern white metal and brass 'lever' used to operate the CO2 cartridge within the stole (bladder) of the Mae West.  The inflation lever consists of a 'J' shaped handle that pivots between lugs on the lever body, a locknut, and an adaptor, or sleeve, with a cutaway skirt.  The CO2 cylinder is screwed into this assembly and secured within the stole using a hose/worm clip around the base of the lever assembly (available on this site separately).  War department broad arrow marked.  Some tarnishing and wear otherwise in very good condition.  These levers also fit stoles fitted within Irvin/GQ harnessuits etc.  Stock code MW22442.