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#1 Pack Rat

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:16 AM

Hey gang,

This came in a large lot on military items I just purchased.

What is this clear, vinyl bag used for? I'm assuming it's military with what looks like a M-16 bullet and Vietnamese instructions.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e314/SunWray/VINYLBAG.jpg

Thank you in advance for your help.

Cheers,

-D

Edited by Pack Rat, 09 February 2010 - 08:17 AM.


#2 Jason G

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:22 AM

The bag contained a rifle magazine for the M-16. The thought behind it was that since the troops typically just threw these away anyway, why not put a "Chieu Hoi" (Surrender) message on them? They were made in the millions though, and lots have survived. It's a neat piece though.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:29 PM

There is also something in there about turning this in to the Americans and being rewarded...one less item to be booby-trapped!

#4 Pack Rat

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:35 AM

Thanks for all the great info.

Cheers,

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:11 AM

Hi, here are photos of these bags. The shorter two are for 20rd magazines, dated 1970 and the bigger one is for 30rd magazine, dated 1980.
My friendīs co-worker is from Vietnam so I asked him for translation. Here is: Help, who wants to meet again parents, husband, wife or children, restore democracy and remove communism regime.
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:14 AM

And here is mag rolled in bag save against waterAmmo_bags_2.JPG .


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