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#151 General Apathy

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 07:41 AM



Hi all,

 

 

Okay, we have a title and concept borrowed from the long-running uniform section favorite "Show your Rarest or Favorite Uniforms!" Apologies to Justin/CNY Militaria (the OP of the original Uniform thread) for the similarities, but as the saying goes 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". He had a good idea, and now it is time to try it in this section too - with a twist. :)

 

So all of you please feel free to post whatever your rarest/favorite (or both) pieces of field gear are. There are no limits to how many different items you can post, but I would ask that if possible, you post each item as it's own reply, rather than just take a photo of a pile of goodies. :D  Feel free to also tell us why you happen to like the item you post, and what sets it apart from other similar items in your collection. In short, let us know why it is your favorite. B)

 

And for those who would like to see the 'original' "Show your Rarest or Favorite Uniforms" thread, see this link: http://www.usmilitar...orite-uniforms/

 

 

Now, let's see some field gear!

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Hi Rusty, time to open this vault again and encourage some more posts, here while I still technically own it is my unissued Woodmans Pal knife and all its accompanying pieces, I say technically still mine as it is part of an auction of my collection in two weeks time.

 

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 07:44 AM

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Hi Rusty, time to open this vault again and encourage some more posts, here while I still technically own it is my unissued Woodmans Pal knife and all its accompanying pieces, I say technically still mine as it is part of an auction of my collection in two weeks time.

 

lewis.

 

 

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#153 'Flage Guy

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

One of the hardest-to-find variants of the Marines' M1941 Pack- the early "D-ring" model made of forest-green canvas with bisquit-tan edge binding, which somehow avoided much usage and the washing machine, shown with a Canteen Cover made of the same materials which did see some action.

The attached Ammo Belt is a "BoyT -41-".

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#154 RustyCanteen

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

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Hi Rusty, time to open this vault again and encourage some more posts, here while I still technically own it is my unissued Woodmans Pal knife and all its accompanying pieces, I say technically still mine as it is part of an auction of my collection in two weeks time.

 

lewis.

 

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Hello Ken, great to see you!

 

That is by far the best example I have seen, thank you for sharing it.

 

Regards,

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:23 PM

One of the hardest-to-find variants of the Marines' M1941 Pack- the early "D-ring" model made of forest-green canvas with bisquit-tan edge binding, which somehow avoided much usage and the washing machine, shown with a Canteen Cover made of the same materials which did see some action.

The attached Ammo Belt is a "BoyT -41-".

 

Very nice, the contrast and condition are excellent.



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Posted 04 July 2019 - 08:44 AM

Mills Navy .38 cartridge belt and holster with 1/2000 of S&W .38's ordered by Navy.

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:16 AM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:18 AM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:19 AM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:21 AM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:22 AM

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:05 AM

Well, here is an item I have had for years from WWII that I believe is rare in any condition, but especially complete in unissued condition. It is a 1943 dated Latent Fingerprint kit with all contents unused and the ruler even still has the protective paper on it. The Ink stamps on the inside flap are U.S. FAUROT INC. Kit, FINGER PRINT LATENT 1943. I have never seen another one of these kits anywhere and haven't even seen a photo of one except on Page 88 of the QM 6 Quartermaster Supply Catalog of Chests, Kits, Outfits and Sets dated January 31st, 1944. I have included in this post a copy of that page. One of your more unusual pieces of "Field" gear that may pop out of the woodwork.

 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:07 AM

Inside of Kit.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:09 AM

Inside of Kit with Lifter Sheets shown

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:10 AM

The faint ink stamps inside of flap.

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