Wednesday, July 1, 2015

British Army 58 Pattern Binocular Pouch

NSN : 1240-99-973-6959

Not present in the 1959 LoC, or Fitting Instructions, the edition of 1965 lists and depicts (rather than illustrates!) additional “officer-type” additions to the Pattern. The 7 x 30 Binocular, prismatic, No. 2 was still a standard issue, so an un-stiffened, padded Case was designed. It was of rectangular cross-section, with none of the curves of the Patt. ’37 and ’44 designs and topped by a box-lid flap, closed by a turn button. The rear face had a pair of “C” hooks for attachment to the Belt, with a small webbing loop on the upper rear face, so that the Case could be threaded on the front straps of the Yoke, above an Ammunition pouch. 

Thanks to:

1964 Dated British Army Issue 58 Pattern Binocular Case/Pouch.

Clear text inside lid reads: 

L.S.M. 1964↑, ↑087, 1240-99-973-6959.

Measures approximately 6 x 6 x 2.5 inches.

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