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#101 Justin

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:04 PM

The strap, it was found on the bottom of a 1951 - 52 dated M41. Is this WWII or Korean War era?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:04 PM

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:05 PM

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:11 PM

Justin,

It has a ww1 style buckle seen on early war depot p41 haversacks and a flat tip also seen in early war stuff. In my opinion it looks like a cut off etool strap from a haversack. Im pretty sure its from ww2.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:18 PM

Justin,

It has a ww1 style buckle seen on early war depot p41 haversacks and a flat tip also seen in early war stuff. In my opinion it looks like a cut off etool strap from a haversack. Im pretty sure its from ww2.
Sam


Thanks Sam, it's a lot longer than the E Tool strap on the body of the bags I own. I have a bag missing a E Tool strap and I was thinking of using this to replace it. Maybe I shouldn't do that anymore?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Thanks Sam, it's a lot longer than the E Tool strap on the body of the bags I own. I have a bag missing a E Tool strap and I was thinking of using this to replace it. Maybe I shouldn't do that anymore?


No problem! I am far from extremely knowledgeable about Marine Corps gear however. I have a early war depot haversack back at my dorm that I will compare your strap to. From memory this strap looks a little darker than the haversack strap. Mine is kind of tanish. Also, maybe your strap is a early bedroll strap? It would be longer than the strap on the haversack I do believe. And as a rule of thumb I don't replace anything unless I'm using a trashed original for reenacting.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

It is the early version of the bed roll strap. Keep it as is. You need two alike for the pack or 4 if you do the full transport setup. It should be a little shorter than the later straps.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

Look at post 11 and 13. You can see the square buckles and that is the first veraion of the M1941 pack.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

Craig is correct, it is a bed roll strap.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:29 AM

I'm not sure if this is the place to post this. If not, I would appreciate it being moved to the appropriate place. Thanks!

 

The following pack doesn't have any markings other than a "-1-" on the top, inside lip. Any information on this pack is greatly appreciated.

 

http://imgur.com/a/QxYCX


Edited by BSPENCER, 06 October 2016 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:00 AM

Old thread alert! It's just that I keep seeing these and the same thought keeps popping up..

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

 

 

Is it me, or does it bear an amazing resemblance to the current issue Coyote brown color??

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