Good day all.
I recently aquired a great example of a wool 1904 pattern coat and I wish to display it with the proper webbing for an infantryman.
I presently have it displayed with a complete set of 1903 webbing, but I wonder if it may be more appropriate with an earlier type, say a double loop cartridge belt with canteen and haversack suspended by leather straps. I ask since I have come accross opinions that the 1903 rifle and likley the accompanying gear was not readily available in 1904.
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated,