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#76 OD MAN

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:44 AM

Here's one that is stamped "1943" inside at the bottom. Not USMC BOYT etc. I snaged it earlier in the week. Thought I would add it to the reference.

Note: My luck you'll say it's Army. :crying:





Sorry, that's a fake stamp. This is the late war "modified" roll top pattern. There is little proof of these being used in combat by war's end.




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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:53 AM

I get the stamp but the bag is good right? How can you deny that?


Sorry, that's a fake stamp. This is the late war "modified" roll top pattern. There is little proof of these being used in combat by war's end.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:55 AM

Sorry, that's a fake stamp. This is the late war "modified" roll top pattern. There is little proof of these being used in combat by war's end.
Justin

I also agree reading and looking at books for reference the ones seen are the 1st and the 1st transitional packs mostly, the roll top packs I've yet to see in a photo ;)

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:58 AM

I get the stamp but the bag is good right? How can you deny that?



Yup, its a nice named bag. Judging by the hardware, this looks to be a Boyt and not depot made. The markings most likely have worn away.



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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:01 AM

It's amazing how many variations the usmc used on these bags, for instance my lower 1st issue pack has an orange trim ^_^ super nice. I'll post some pics

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:01 AM

Here is an example of a late war depot made pack:

http://www.usmilitar...d...=43454&st=0

Notice how WWII History Buff's has square tipped straps.






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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:41 AM

Here's one that is stamped "1943" inside at the bottom. Not USMC BOYT etc. I snaged it earlier in the week. Thought I would add it to the reference.

Note: My luck you'll say it's Army..correction fake stamp. :crying:


http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/USMC%20M1941%20Pack/005.jpghttp://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/USMC%20M1941%20Pack/002.jpg

Pig Tail Cut Off:
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/mkgarms/USMC%20M1941%20Pack/003.jpg

Your bag looks Vietnam war era. I was watching it on eBay too.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

It's amazing how many variations the usmc used on these bags, for instance my lower 1st issue pack has an orange trim ^_^ super nice. I'll post some pics


Gotta love them wierd colors that show up sometimes :lol:

Here is a 1st model D-Ring rig with aforementioned orange trim...
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

Close-up; even has orange retainers on the shoulder straps :w00t:
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Edited by 'Flage Guy, 04 August 2012 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

The backside:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

Securing the roll-top M1941 Pack can be frustrating, as most folk simply fold the top over, which results in the Pack working its way open.
I know a lot of you guys know this already, but here are some shots of the proper method of packing...

Step A:
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Step B:
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

Step C:
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

Step D; this will hold together every bit as well as the flap-top Pack...
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Edited by 'Flage Guy, 04 August 2012 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

Below seems to be one of the hardest to find of the Depot-made M1941 Pack rigs.
This one is made utilizing the 1943 modification of running web tape from the flap buckles to the
shoulder straps, early brass box buckles anchored by web tape rather than heavy strap material
with ladder buckles as on the earlier Boyt rigs, and featuring the Marine contract "mustard O.D." canvas:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

Even the old "mustard" canvas is subject to color variants...

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

Another tough-to-come-by item, especially in unused condition (I guess that goes for any W.W.II Marine stuff).
Depot-made M1941 (Modified) "roll-top", still using the early "mustard" material:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

Here shown alongside one of the much more common "greenies" at left...

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:34 PM

The staple from the cutter tag still present in the flap:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:14 PM

Some Choice canvas 'Flage

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

Thanks, Ron...thought it wouldn't hurt to add these to the Reference Section. ;)

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:10 AM

Great packs, Flage ... I'm never tired to see the numerous variations :twothumbup:

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:53 PM

Jm, I'm not sure how you snuck those in without me seeing them but you managed some how. Great packs, thanks for adding them.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:29 PM

Suspenders and straps





Hi, what's the era of the one one the left with square end? I just picked one up with a Korean War M41. Is it WWII era or Korea?


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