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RAF 1941 pattern Mae West stole (bladder)

Code: MW22575    

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Stores reference 22c/72.  Grey rubberized cotton stole for the 1941 pattern Mae West.  The material is generally in good / good '+' flexible condition.  There is some soiling and it is rather crumpled with small areas that feel a little less flexible.  The oral inflation tube is semi-flexible, certainly not completely rigid and the valve opens and closes freely.  Not fitted with a circlip, inflation lever or CO2 bottle but these are all available to purchase separately.  War department broad arrow marked with 1/45 manufacture date marks and later inspection stamps too.  It looks like it would probably still inflate but we always advise against this as doing so can introduce moisture and can promote internal rotting.  A fairly good late war example.  Stock code MW22575.

 

RAF 1941 pattern Mae West stole (bladder)
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