Jump to content


Map Cases

Started by 1stusmcdiv42 , May 04 2012 11:38 PM

  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 1stusmcdiv42

1stusmcdiv42
  • Members
    • Member ID: 79,442
  • 163 posts

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

Just wanted to share three of my favorite map cases from my collection.

This is an M36 map case, BOYT -44- dated case and is USN marked! This is mint, there are no stains, rips, tears, and the color is amazing.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00438-20111025-1146.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00439-20111025-1147.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00440-20111025-1147.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00441-20111025-1148.jpg

There are no rips or tears. These were used very early in WW2 by the USMC and its been hard to find a complete one without damage and an intact strap.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00442-20111025-1149.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00443-20111025-1149.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00447-20111025-1151.jpg

Standard M36 US marked map case, nice early date made in 1940 by American Leather Leather Products Corp. This map case belongs to a grouping from a vets estate.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00448-20111025-1152.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00451-20111025-1153.jpg

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l116/TommyGunner_2006/IMG00449-20111025-1153.jpg

Edited by 1stusmcdiv42, 04 May 2012 - 11:41 PM.


#2 doyler

doyler
  • Members
    • Member ID: 342
  • 21,027 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:52 AM

Great cases

#3 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

I love Dispatch Cases as well; thanks for showing!
Here's another "BOYT -44-" Case, among some other Navy stuff...

Navy_stuff__3_USMF.JPG

#4 hawkdriver

hawkdriver
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,549
  • 7,962 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:05 PM

I hope you don't mind if I throw down on this party. Here is my map bag display.

Posted Image

#5 GoldenCross

GoldenCross
  • Members
    • Member ID: 47,309
  • 445 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, USA

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:07 PM

Pristine! Love 'em! Good idea to make a map case collection!

#6 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

I hope you don't mind if I throw down on this party. Here is my map bag display.

Posted Image


I'm a typical W.W.II slob, but man, do I like that Woodlander on the right! :thumbsup:

#7 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:45 PM

I think this is my favorite Army Case:

Map_Case__early__J.Q.M.D.__1_USMF.JPG

#8 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

The back; I had thought they'd revised these before 1942 until I stumbled onto this one...

Map_Case__early__J.Q.M.D.__4_USMF.JPG

#9 1stusmcdiv42

1stusmcdiv42
  • Members
    • Member ID: 79,442
  • 163 posts

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:30 PM

Awesome map case collection you have there.

Heck lets get everyone in on this!

Share your Map cases! Im sure there are some people with rare birds sitting in their collections just dying to see the flash of a camera!

#10 hawkdriver

hawkdriver
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,549
  • 7,962 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:25 AM

I'm a typical W.W.II slob, but man, do I like that Woodlander on the right! :thumbsup:


Up on top of the dowels is the new style, still in the wrapper. It is a ACU, current issue case.

#11 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:18 AM

Hawk: I see it up there; do you ever intend to pop it open?

Here's another Marine Case ("BOYT -43-"), with some of the panels made from the "classical" M.C. mustard-O.D. canvas...

Map_Case__2_color__1_USMF.jpeg

Edited by 'Flage Guy, 06 May 2012 - 05:20 AM.


#12 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:22 AM

Another M1935 M.C. Case:

Map_Case__M1935__1_USMF.JPG

#13 subsystem4

subsystem4
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,035
  • 1,875 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tax-achusetts

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:23 AM

Great stuff guys. I am a little envious of those with USN cases. One piece of navy marked gear I don't have.

#14 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:24 AM

Opened up:

Map_Case__M1935__4_USMF.JPG

#15 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:25 AM

Under the flap...

Map_Case__M1935__3_USMF.JPG

#16 'Flage Guy

'Flage Guy
  • Members
    • Member ID: 3,226
  • 2,967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Simi Valley, Ca., U.S.A.

Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:27 AM

Great stuff guys. I am a little envious of those with USN cases. One piece of navy marked gear I don't have.


They do seem to show up every now and then...not near as often as the Army, or even the Marine Cases, though.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


In Memory of Co-Founder GREG MILLS ROBINSON, a.k.a. "Marine-KaBar"
(February 17, 1949 - March 5, 2011)