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ID canteen cover...odd stitching

Started by phantomfixer , Feb 16 2017 04:57 PM

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#1 phantomfixer

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

Found this the other day...the stitching, vertical and horizontal, caught my eye...my nylon covers are vertical only...and it had the water tablets still in the pocket...so....

came with cover and tablets only...I put in a metal cup and canteen

kinda hoping it is an early cover versus a clone

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#2 phantomfixer

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:58 PM

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:52 AM

if im not wrong its a 1974/76 cover



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:36 AM

better than a clone I guess..



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

Probably even earlier than mid -1970's. My guess, it is part of the M1967 kit introduced late in the Vietnam war. Sgt Monoe provides exhaustive details on this Forum complete with orginal governent contract information where available.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:01 PM

I was thinking earlier too, but looks like 75......due to the horizontal stitching...

 

horizontal stitching might line up with the cup...a reinforcement...?


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:04 PM

http://www.usmilitar...m67-gear/page-2

 

here is a link that shows it having a 75 contract date...



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:38 PM

Yes it is a cup reinforcement, let me find my reference book. 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

Are the insides of the flaps (where the snaps are) very thin? Or are they more rigid? The late 60's-very early 70's had these with just a single layer of nylon, prior to being reinforced in the mid 70's. Looks like it's a 74 or 75 that's just very washed out to me. 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:10 AM

checked With Monroe and  Pickrall book :american web equitment 1967-1991 page40,41

 

and its a 1972 cover

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:59 PM

Dig it thanks guys

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:06 PM

I've got a few of these too, with 75 dates. Seems to be a transitional piece before the switch to horizontal only stitching.




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