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USMC M1941 Pack System

Started by Greg Robinson , Nov 03 2006 05:51 AM

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:59 AM

Haversack

2nd Pattern

This has the top flap with the short straps.

The 1st pattern, which I do not have, has a short strap that is riveted to the flap, rather than sewn. It also has a ring on the end of the shoulder strap to attach to the suspenders. This design can be seen in the M1941 Manual shown at the beginning of the thread. Marine_Kabar / Greg will post one at the end of this thread too.

M1941_Haversack_1A_Front.jpg
M1941_Haversack_1B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Haversack_1C_Inside.jpg
M1941_Haversack_1D_Label_1942.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:02 AM

Haversack

3rd Pattern

This has the top flap with the long straps that continue over the top for added strength.

M1941_Haversack_2A_Front.jpg
M1941_Haversack_2B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Haversack_2C_Inside.jpg
M1941_Haversack_2D_Label_1943.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:04 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

This is the first of the roll top packs.

M1941_Haversack_3A_Front.jpg
M1941_Haversack_3B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Haversack_3C_Inside.jpg
M1941_Haversack_3D_Label_1944.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:06 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

The 1945 version remained unchanged from the 1944 version except for the date stamp.

M1941_Haversack_4D_Label_1945.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:10 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

The Korean War version remained unchanged from the 4th Pattern, 1944 version, except for the material / color change. It is unmarked or date stamped. The straps taped together to make a musette bag was done by the Marine that used it and I left it as is.

M1941_Haversack_5A_Front.jpg
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:12 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

The Korean War version remained unchanged from the 4th Pattern, 1944 version, except for the material / color change. It is marked and date stamped.

M1941_Haversack_6A_Front.jpg
M1941_Haversack_6B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Haversack_6C_Label.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:15 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

The Vietnam War version remained unchanged from the 4th Pattern, 1944 version, except for the material / color change. It is marked but not date stamped. This style marking is early 60's.

M1941_HAVERSACK_7A_FRONT.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_7B_REAR.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_7C_LABEL.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:18 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

The Vietnam War version remained unchanged from the 4th Pattern, 1944 version, except for the material / color change. It is marked but and date stamped 1967.

M1941_HAVERSACK_8A_FRONT.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_8B_REAR.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_8C_LABEL.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:21 AM

Haversack

4th Pattern

The Vietnam War version remained unchanged from the 4th Pattern, 1944 version, except for the material / color change. It is marked but and date stamped 1968. This is the last version of the M1941 pack and is made in nylon.

M1941_HAVERSACK_9A__NYLON__FRONT.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_9B__NYLON__REAR.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_9C__NYLON__DETAIL.jpg
M1941_HAVERSACK_9D__NYLON__LABEL.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:26 AM

Knapsack

1st Pattern

This version has the pack flap with short riveted straps. It was made at the USMC factory in Philadelphia, PA in the 1942 - 43 contract period.

M1941_Knapsack_1C_Inside.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_1B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_1A_Front.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_1D_Label.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:30 AM

Knapsack

2nd Pattern

This version has the pack flap with short sewn straps. It is hard to say where it was made but it was probably made at the USMC factory in Philadelphia, PA in the 1942 - 43 contract period too. As you can see it is rather "salty".

M1941_Knapsack_2A_Front.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_2B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_2C_Inside.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:34 AM

Knapsack

2nd Pattern

This version has the pack flap with short sewn straps. It was made by Boyt in the 1943 contract year. These packs are usually not marked so the Boyt marking is an exception to the rule.

M1941_Knapsack_3A_Front.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_3B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_3C_Inside.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_3D_Label.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:38 AM

Knapsack

3rd Pattern

This is the first of the roll top pattern. It has the heavy buckle for attaching the coupling strap across the top.

M1941_Knapsack_5A_Front.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_5B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_5C_Inside.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:43 AM

Knapsack

3rd Pattern

This is the first of the roll top pattern. It has the light wire buckle for attaching the coupling strap across the top.

M1941_Knapsack_6A_Front.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_6B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_6C_Inside.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:45 AM

Knapsack

3rd Pattern

This is the Korean War version without markings.

M1941_Knapsack_7A_Front.jpg
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:46 AM

Knapsack

3rd Pattern

This is the Korean War version with markings.


M1941_Knapsack_8A_Front.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_8B_Rear.jpg
M1941_Knapsack_8C_Label.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:49 AM

Knapsack

3rd Pattern

This is the Korean War version with markings.

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M1941_Knapsack_10C_Label.jpg

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:51 AM

Knapsack

3rd Pattern

This is the Vietnam War version with markings that are both dated and undated.

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M1941_TRANSPORT_PACK_2B_REAR.jpg
M1941_TRANSPORT_PACK_2C_LABEL.jpg
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:53 AM

Suspenders and straps

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BED_ROLL_STRAPS_1C_TIP_DETAIL.jpg
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:55 AM

WW2 Suspenders

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:57 AM

Korean War Suspenders

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:58 AM

Vietnam War Suspenders

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:03 AM

If you want I can post pics of the early war Phila Depot M1941's plus the early suspenders with early hardware.

Greg


Thanks Greg, please add them. I was going to ask you anyway.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:01 AM

WW2 Suspenders


I've seen four styles of buckles on these

1. flat cast bronze
2. flat but made of tubular shaped brass. Narrower than #1
3. curved and narrow and made of brass
4. curved and wider and made from a brass colored metal but definitely stamped and not cast.

Color of the webbing runs from the pre/early WW2 USMC specific tan that has an organish tint to it to an light green. And I have one pair that is a definite mustard YELLOW color shade. Early production had all brass hardware but during WW2 they started substituting steel for brass and you often see suspenders with a mix to materials used.

Here are pics of an early M1941 set of suspender probably made at the USMC Phila Supply Depot

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