Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:32 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:12 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:17 PM
I have ONE of these pouches, and it's not marked either.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 11:26 AM
Because as far as i know only the repros are maker marked
Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:13 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:50 PM
As for web pouches this is the 1st pattern:
2nd pattern and the one Lloyd asked about:
3rd pattern that came out in 1950 when the compass design was changed and the size increased:
Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:19 PM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:32 PM
It belongs to him and we have been discussing it off and on for 5 or 6 years now. His is the only one I have ever seen. I don't have any new info on it. I think our last discussion, a couple of years ago, was left as probably a European country's copy of US gear post WW2. Since the size of the compass was increased in 1950 I think it likely the pouch was made between 1945 and the very early 1950's.
I think the waterproofing was field applied as I have new pouches that do not have that treatment. In fact the pic above of the 2nd pattern show two that are not treated.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:03 AM
What was the correct designation for the pouch?
I will send it on over for "evaluation" purposes.
Is it possibly as we discussed a USMC compass pouch?
Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:35 PM
I'm not sure if there is a correct name. The compass is Lensatic Compass so the case is probably Lensatic Compass Case.
Posted 03 December 2006 - 01:02 PM
Posted 03 December 2006 - 01:09 PM
The USMC belt hook was fine for the normal items but I can see it as to weak to support the Bolo. The shovel cover is about the largest / heaviest item I can recall those hooks being used on. I wonder if different supply channels were used to acquire bayonets, bolos, etc rather than normal web gear channels. Or was it that the web gear was made by the USMC supply depot where as the other items were outside contractors.
Posted 03 December 2006 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:30 AM
Posted 23 December 2006 - 06:36 AM
Have you seen many of the zippered pouches available on ebay or anywhere else? I looked for one of those for about 25 years before getting lucky. I was at an antique show and found a female antique dealer that had one. It was the only military thing she had and she didn't really know what it was. The zipper pouch with undated compass was $35 and this was 3 years ago. I think they go for much more than that. The pouch being the expensive item.
Posted 23 December 2006 - 08:14 AM
The second one, well battered, unstitched and missing the chain (see pic) is sold a couple of week ago at 142.50 including a Gurley lensatic.
I asked Charlie Flick how much I could have bid on it and he told me: pass it away or bid only the value of the Gurley. I did it but really none can complain a relic like this. It could have been useful only to fill the gap waiting for a better one but after all is it worthwhile?
Posted 25 December 2006 - 03:35 PM
Posted 25 December 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted 25 December 2006 - 05:40 PM
They are very tough to find. Their scarcity may be due to the fact that they were an early war item and the stocks of them were depleted early on. They are not particularly robust in design and rough treatment in the field undoubtedly led to short life spans for these pouches.
Posted 25 December 2006 - 05:47 PM
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