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RAF 1941 pattern Mae West inflation lever


Code: MW17536

Stores reference 22c/892.  Secon pattern brass metal '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).  Marked with war department broad arrow and reference details.  Minor tarnishing otherwise in excellent condition.  These levers also fit stoles fitted within Irvin/GQ harnessuits etc.  Stock code MW17536.