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#51 ken88

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

It's not the rarest piece of kit but it is my favorite. This BG-186 radio bag was given to me when I was 14 by my dearly beloved grandmother. Found it at a local flea market. One of my first pieces of kit. The strong emotional connection that I have with it is what makes this my favorite piece of field gear. And I like how it was designed as well. 

Dated 1943 and made by Coglizer tent & awning co

 

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#52 Jake the Collector

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

This is nothing compared to many other items on here, but it's the rarest piece in my collection: a 1939-dated USMC pistol belt manufactured by RM Co. 

 

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#53 Jake the Collector

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

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#54 Jake the Collector

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:23 PM

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:27 PM

Nice stuff guys!

 

Here is my 1943 dated USMC officers field bag, not very rare but Lt (later captain) Marion F Stanley was the XO of G company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and participated in the Battle of Saipan, and was WIA on Junr27 1944 during the battle. Just edges out my 1st Infantry Division WWI canteen imo.

 

Please excuse the fact that I'm using the sellers photos as I have been too lazy to take my own, lol.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:36 PM

Heres my 1st Infantry, 1st Engineers canteen anyways. Not as cool as stealthytyler's engraved POW canteen but still a nice one!

It was carried by Cpl Charles W Moyer, Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Infantry Division. I belive he saw action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive but im not 100% sure.

 

I'm also not quite sure why he engraved X's into the bottom. Any thoughts?

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:51 PM

That Camp Toccoa shirt is unbelievable...

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 05:33 PM

Another one of my favorite rigs right here.   Early OEF rig used by AFSOC. Black body armor is a 10-2001 dated American Body Armor piece.
 

Rig is a "Frankenstein" piece. It is rigger made from an SO Tech back piece and an early Paraclete front piece.

 

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#59 General Apathy

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hi everyone,

 

There have been incredibly nice items posted here! Absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much for participating, and sharing those special pieces from your collections. Please keep them coming. B)

 

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Hi RC, this really is an item I love, there was one issued to every serviceman, it would have been used several times a day during the course of a day, so to find one in this unused condition I wonder why and where it was kept to be so nice. In fact neither the canteen or cup have ever been used.  The blackened brass studs and posts show virtually no use, I leave the snaps unclosed so as not to damage the surface.

 

 

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#60 General Apathy

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:49 PM

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Canteen set continued . . . . . . . . .

 

Here is the inside of the canteen cup fresh as the day it was pressed out, the inside of the canteen is in the same condition.

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:52 PM

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Canteen set continued . . . . . .

 

Here is the canteen made by AGM and dated 1942.

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

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Canteen set continued . . . . .

 

and finally the canteen cup . . . . . .

 

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#63 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:35 PM

Also not rare, but it's mine.  My Davis belt from my boarding party web gear.

 

 Late Vietnam war medical kit which was carried by the USN. If you look at post numbers 44 to 57 on the reference topic link below, you'll see my nylon medical kit that I carried on my Davis belt.

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 04:12 PM

Some great items have been posted, I particularly enjoyed seeing the personalised mess kits.

 

A favourite item of mine is this bandolier as the time period is of particular interest to me.

This is an experimental cavalry bandolier, part of the equipment trialled for the development of the M1912 cavalry equipments. This particular example was issued to the 11th cavalry and is unit stamped to troop D, they were part of the trial undertaking marches testing the equipment. As can be seen the bandolier was intended to carry a shortened 1903 bayonet, some scarce period photos of the 11th show a Krag bayonet being carried for the purpose of the trial. Unlike the adopted bandolier that carried loose pistol cartridges this was designed to carry three loaded Colt M1911 magazines along with two on the cartridge belt and one in the pistol a total of six.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:14 PM

Here is an M1936 Field Bag with a 1938 manufacture date, waterproofed with Latex. The Army seems to have stopped this practice sometime in 1942.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:16 PM

The inside, showing the stamps...another multi-colored product of good ol' Jeffersonville B)

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

Detailed view of the M1936 Suspenders. Note that the buckles and hooks are all permanently affixed.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:41 PM

Dang, I forgot to put this up earlier...padded Shovel Cover made by riggers in the Marine Parachute units in late '42-early '43.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:43 PM

The back side, showing the carrying strap.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

Reversible, but not in the normal way; just a matter of flipping the mounting strap over to the opposite side.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:39 AM

Here is my 1943 dated Pistol belt rig.  Everything is dated 1943 except the belt which is dated 1942 and the Gurley compass and pouch which are undated

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

This is a pretty mundane piece of field gear but I haven't seen a lot of these bag.  Maybe I just haven't noticed them or maybe they weren't used much.  This bag holds 2 cans of MG ammunition.  This would have been heavy and was probably a bear to carry.  I imagine a lot of these bags were just discarded.

 

Anyway, sometimes the humble, everyday stuff is pretty neat.

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:47 AM

The bag with the 2 Ammo cans

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:50 AM

Lewis, that canteen is great.  I love looking a pristine, factory fresh stuff, It's like stepping back in time.  Outstanding.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:16 AM

Nice additions Dennis

The M1 ammo bags are kinda hard to find in my opinion.

I have (2) i recall.... one in khaki and one in olive drab some place....


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