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#1 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

After years of searching, I finally acquired a full set of USMC gear as used during the 1914 occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico. These have been listed as the 1912 Uniform Regulations or M1904/08 Gear. It consists of the following:

 

-M1907 USMC Cartidge Belt with Eagle and Anchor Snap (Mills)

-M1912 USMC Suspenders (Mills) (1914 Date)

-M1904/08 USMC Haversack that attaches to the belt (Phila. Depot) (1912 Marked)

-M1904/08 USMC Blanket Bag (Phila. Depot) (1912 Marked)

-M1910 USMC Canteen with Eagle and Anchor Snap (Not marked but I think Depot Made)

-M1912 USMC First Aid Pouch (Not marked but I think Depot Made)

 

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#2 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:19 PM

Mills M1912 Suspender, identified in their catalog.

 

 

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#3 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:22 PM

USMC 1912 Uniform Regulations

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#4 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:25 PM

Back of canteen and first aid pouch showing early USMC hangers.

 

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#5 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

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#6 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:28 PM

I always like to show pics of my gear in action

 

Vera Cruz, 1914

 

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#7 m1a2u2

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:51 PM

Congrats ! Beautiful pieces !!!
Thanks for sharing.
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#9 Moonlight Gecko

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:35 PM

Very nice. That gear must be very tough to find!



#10 bobgee

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:42 PM

Super stuff! Semper Fi  ! Bobgee



#11 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 05:19 AM

Just curious, how long did it take you to acquire all the pieces?

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:26 PM

Nice stuff! Very rare to find USMC gear from this era, I have a few bits but it's hard to get enough to do a display.

 

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-Steve




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