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  1. Actually the top photo is a static line snap hook and static line for a T10 parachute I believe, not a lowering line.
  2. I pulled my parkas out this evening and took a few photos. The first photos show the parkas stuffed into their chest pocket (inside the parka left hand side and zippered). Can be used to stow small items or used as a built in stuff sack. The green parka is the RAVEN and the black is the Adventure Tech. They weigh the same; 1lb 6 oz and measure approx 7" x 8". Significantly smaller and lighter than the ECWCCS parka. The next photos show the details of the RAVEN parka The parka has the standard tab to place rank, no underarm zippers and has a small strap with velcro to secu
  3. This May be useful. I served in 2/75 at Fort Lewis from 88-91 (including the jump onto Rio Hato). We were issued a lightweight goretex rain suit consisting of woodland trousers and parka as part of our special issue. We wore the woodland pattern rain suit even though we were still wearing the OD jungle fatigues until 1989 . If I remember correctly, most of the rain suits were Brigade Quartermasters tagged. They were much lighter and more compact than the standard issue ECWCS. One of the most desirable items we were issued. They stuffed into an internal pocket and them were stored in the o
  4. They look like the scabbards that many of the CMP "Greek return" bayonets came with. Two of the 16 inch scabbards I purchased also featured the metal tips. I don't believe the US ever modified their scabbards in this manner.
  5. Very little left, but persistence pays off.........
  6. I actually saw you at the store. I was visiting down town Tampa and was in the store. I bought a bag for a .30 cal spare barrel for 12.95 and a partially filled WW2 bottle of insect repellent for .50. I was the dude who looked at the hats on the counter just before you purchased them. Small world.
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