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1943 Dated Combat Worn Gaiters
A pair of G.I. gaiters that clearly saw serious use in a combat theater. The gaiters are manufacturer marked on the interior, dated 1943, and marked as a size 4 (a larger size). The original cord lacing obviously wore out and was replaced with a leather cord. There are of course, stains from use and one upper grommet is missing. The gaiters also show several field repairs. A very interesting pair of G.I. gaiters showing real use in a combat theater. These were definitely not worn on a parade ground.
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