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#1 JimM

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

Here are the pics for the
Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists Grove Co 1945 JQMD

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

Does anyone have the book:
America's Finest US AIRBORNE UNIFORMS Equipment & Insignia WWII by Gary Howard ?

Expensive book, but maybe it is shown there (?)
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:53 AM

I checked in America's Finest US AIRBORNE UNIFORMS Equipment & Insignia WWII by Gary Howard and it doesn't appear anywhere that I can see.

There's the Griswold bag, the carbine case, the leg bag along with other familiar bags but nothing on the one in question.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

I can't help thinking that these are made from old surplus Griswold bag material - folded over with an added gusset & carry strap - as a non-issue "military fashion" type of item

Look at it this way: WHAT '45-era weapon will fit inside one of these ?

Only a thought....

#6 Ronnie

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

Well for one, the 1911 or 1911A1 will fit nicely. A better question though is.....why?
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