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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 21, 2011 4:57 am

    Hi Guys.

    Here I have a Webtex Special Forces Assualt vest to show you.

    I'm not sure, if this has been used in the sandpit,but it does show signs of usage, and the pockets contained sand ( But that don't prove much as,it could have been worn by an Airsoftie on the Beach Laughing )Anyway you decide..and enjoy.



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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 21, 2011 4:59 am

    Back.With built in Camelback pouch,and attachments for Rocket packs Wink


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 21, 2011 5:01 am

    Inside of vest.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 21, 2011 5:04 am

    One item I found in the pockets, Hydration salts,US produced,multi-lingual instructions, not a very exciting find, but a bonus nevertheless I guess Laughing

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun May 29, 2011 2:03 pm

    39 views and no comments,come on fella's don't be shy, give your opinion....I have a sneaky feeeling, your thinking..Hmmm,it is Airsoft...you might be be right Laughing


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    Post by ladrang on Sun May 29, 2011 9:12 pm

    Hi mate I have some doubts, but not enough to say it s a fake. My point of view is, it is not enough used or faded to say it has been used in a battle field. I have doubts, you have a blood type on it, but it s almost in mint condition, something wrong with it, but I don't know what exactly. Question
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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon May 30, 2011 9:09 am

    ladrang wrote:Hi mate I have some doubts, but not enough to say it s a fake. My point of view is, it is not enough used or faded to say it has been used in a battle field. I have doubts, you have a blood type on it, but it s almost in mint condition, something wrong with it, but I don't know what exactly. Question



    Hi Will.

    Haha-It is of course one of my many rash ebay purchases, I paid a pound for it Shocked , and when it arrived I was a little bit pissed off, because clearly it's a commercial piece.

    But to be fair to the seller, he/she did'nt claim it was genuine MOD issue, I just took a gamble, and as I paid so little for it it's no big deal.

    Thanks for sticking your neck out mate ,and leaving a comment though, it's been viewed 60 times now,and your the only one to have the balls to say it's fake...good on you mate lol!





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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon May 30, 2011 9:15 am

    I must apologise fella's, I've had a look at my opening statement, and I can see how this might have been misleading, but it arrive with sand in the pockets, and the rehydrating salts did come with it,etc.

    So err, yeah sorry about that,that might explain why 60 views only one response...hey I'm only human, and I screw up sometimes....so I will now take myself outside and beat some sense into my self Embarassed Twisted Evil


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    Post by ladrang on Mon May 30, 2011 9:23 am

    Hi mate, I m not sure that you find sand in the pockets, and the rehydrating salts in the pockets is not a good informations. Wink
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    Post by P-E on Mon May 30, 2011 10:14 am

    In my concerns, I've well the balls in the trousers, but know nothing in UK stuff and so I can't help you Razz

    It's not because it's commercial it wasn't used by troops. For me it can be issued because of the black tape on the straps... ;

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    It's often made for a long-time use...it avoids change the size when everything's perfect, when it fits perfectly with the rest of stuff...Sorry, can't explain it better, my english is too poor thatfor... Razz

    But again, we don't know the origin of this stuff, and so eveybody can put black tape on it...including an airsofter ! A+ is no more a reference, and sand neither. So we can never be 100% sure it was issued. But that changes nothing, it's still an interesting item...moreover for the price you paid !



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    Post by ladrang on Mon May 30, 2011 10:20 am

    P-E wrote:

    It's not because it's commercial it wasn't used by troops. For me it can be issued because of the black tape on the straps... ;


    You re absolutly right on this point, PE. I have used some items from AAFES store. In my point of view, the "trouble" could be, it s in too mint condition to be used in the battle field.

    That's true, it s not easy to give your opinion about it. Wink
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    Post by Nkomo on Mon May 30, 2011 1:20 pm

    For what it's worth, there is no ironclad guarantee that this is vest was ever military used. The air-softers have made sure that every piece of gear that you don't buy directly from the solider is suspect of being used in a air-soft "tactical".

    That being said, many US soldiers have bought cheap commercial vests/pouches to supplement their gear. It is not uncommon for me to go into a base surplus store and see used Condor, Fidragon, etc gear that has been used by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are mostly bought and used by young soldiers whose pay doesn't allow them to buy the nice, expensive stuff. They go to war with what they have and what they can afford.

    If it makes you feel any better, I would love to have this piece in my collection. If you ever decide to sell it....well you know! Laughing
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:02 pm

    ladrang wrote:Hi mate, I m not sure that you find sand in the pockets, and the rehydrating salts in the pockets is not a good informations. Wink



    Thanks Will, I am consciously aware of the need to be clear about the kit we show here, but I'm not a 100% about this piece either way...but thanks for your comments again Very Happy


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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:08 pm

    P-E wrote:In my concerns, I've well the balls in the trousers, but know nothing in UK stuff and so I can't help you Razz

    It's not because it's commercial it wasn't used by troops. For me it can be issued because of the black tape on the straps... ;

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    It's often made for a long-time use...it avoids change the size when everything's perfect, when it fits perfectly with the rest of stuff...Sorry, can't explain it better, my english is too poor thatfor... Razz

    But again, we don't know the origin of this stuff, and so eveybody can put black tape on it...including an airsofter ! A+ is no more a reference, and sand neither. So we can never be 100% sure it was issued. But that changes nothing, it's still an interesting item...moreover for the price you paid !



    Thanks Pierre, very good point, and I agree that a lot of webbing is taped up in this fashion, I have a set of PLCE webbing kit which is taped up in a similiar way, but the difference being with this webbing, I am 100% satisfied it was used in Afghanistan, whereas this vest cannot carry that kind of gaurantee sadly...but as you pointed out the price was the bonus of this piece....and it has opened a healthy debate about " potential Airsoft kit".

    And I am very happy you have the balls in trousers,Cheers mate Laughing


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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:19 pm

    nkomo wrote: For what it's worth, there is no ironclad guarantee that this is vest was ever military used. The air-softers have made sure that every piece of gear that you don't buy directly from the solider is suspect of being used in a air-soft "tactical".

    That being said, many US soldiers have bought cheap commercial vests/pouches to supplement their gear. It is not uncommon for me to go into a base surplus store and see used Condor, Fidragon, etc gear that has been used by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are mostly bought and used by young soldiers whose pay doesn't allow them to buy the nice, expensive stuff. They go to war with what they have and what they can afford.

    If it makes you feel any better, I would love to have this piece in my collection. If you ever decide to sell it....well you know! Laughing



    Cool thanks Arch,
    I totally agree with your comments,interestingly I posted this one on IACMC, and got some confirmation, that a Kiwi soldier bought one of these for use in Timor ( check it out if you already have'nt), and I am aware of Brit soldiers buying these kind of commercial vest's,I just wish I had proof of it's provenance one way or the other really, but that's the trouble with ebay rash purchases, with atrocious descriptions...

    And I will definetely bear you in mind, if I get totally fed up with it's dodgy hertitage,I will sent it your way, this sounds very tempting actually Very Happy


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    Post by John Brown on Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:46 pm

    Beware the zombie (thread) Razz

    Lots of guys used commercial stuff in 1990/91 (myself included) in the sandbox.

    The vest might be "mint" because it was purchased by a REMF who might not ever have left the safety of their local area, but wanted to "be ready to go" (we had a few bean counters who'd scare Rambo with all their commercially-obtained combat kit).
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:31 am

    John Brown wrote:Beware the zombie (thread) Razz

    Lots of guys used commercial stuff in 1990/91 (myself included) in the sandbox.

    The vest might be "mint" because it was purchased by a REMF who might not ever have left the safety of their local area, but wanted to "be ready to go" (we had a few bean counters who'd scare Rambo with all their commercially-obtained combat kit).

    Hi John, I forgot I posted this one, so thanks for looking.

    You have a very good point about commercial kit worn in the Middle East, and the REMF aspect could be a very important factor to this piece, maybe the squaddie wanted to look the part even though he may well have been an office clerk..as before the trouble with this kind of kit, is if there is no zap number or proven unit participation..it will always be one of those engima pieces.

    Thanks for looking and for your valid points Mate.

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