I was wondering if anyone knew when the 3rd pattern M-55 was put into service, and when the Marines stopped using it. I'm trying to put together a late/post VN Marine set. What is the string going through the eyelets in the collar for? Also, when did the 2nd pattern M-55 come out?
Edited by hotlead, 10 April 2009 - 08:49 PM.