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  1. That is Hotel Battery. 13th Marines are Artillery. It is in the 4th Marine Division. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  2. That tags suggests a civilian reproduction not official issue. The green sateen cover with EGA decal is what I wore from 1975 until the cammie version came out in the early 1980s. We had camouflage utilities several years before we got the camouflage utility cover to match. We also wore white t-shirts under the cammie blouse during that period but that is another story. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. Copy - Thank you Gentlemen for your answers. Semper Fi - GudMar
  4. I recently acquired this bandolier of M1 carbine ammo with cardboard inserts and stripper clips. Is there a way to date it from the Lot # or other means? I pulled one round. It has WRA 52 stamped on the bottom. What does WRA mean? Thanks. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  5. Does anyone know if this nylon ammo bag was ever an issue item? I have never seen one before. I don't know whether it was in the supply system, something made by a filight equipment shop or for the surplus market. There is a stamp inside the top flap. It is too faded to read. I took some photos of the nylon bag next to one of my WWIi dated bags. They compare favorably in dimension and detail. The trim, D rings, stitching and clips all line up on both. The nylon version even has the inside sleeve along the side and the drainage hole on the bottom. The buckle on the nylon is the same type us
  6. That's what it looks like. The earliest ones have plastic snaps. Yours looks like it has metal snaps. Sgt Monroe has detailed information on the evolution of canteen covers and other 782 gear on this forum. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  7. I was issued a medium ALICE in 1977 at Camp Pendleton, California. Before that we only had the M1941 Marine Corps pack. We got the large ALICE pack when we went to cold weather training or some other extended missions. There were modest improvements over the years: better buckles and waist belts are two I recall. A woodland camouflage version appeared in the early.1990s, but only for the medium size. I retired in 2002. I heard of Mollie and CFP 90, but was never issued anything but ALICE. The Marine Corps has since developed and used a couple of different packs. Sent from my SM-N920T using
  8. Here is the fourrangere that my Frist Sergeant gave me in Jan 1979 when I joined C 1/5. I had never heard of the black tip - gold tip distinction, but was only in the 5th Marines for a short while. I only wore alphas once during the time I was there. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  9. I agree. It was part of a presentation at one point. The glue residue probably held an inscription. It is not about the investment though, it is about History. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Semper Fi -
  10. Any ideas on how to restore the dignity of this WWII E-tool? It is in great shape except for the shiny paint. Should I simply repaint it or attempt to strip the offending color before repaining? Do I treat the wood differently for the metal? I'm open to suggestions. Thanks. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  11. My Gerber serial # is F0205S. ( second photo, black blade with oartial serations) There is a symbol on the back with Gerber Portland OR USA Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  12. Sorry. I had some switchology issues. What I meant to say is that these kits came with a paper list of contents that included NSNs. If I remember correctly they contained bandaids, chapstick, field dressing, water purification tables, an OD green trianagular bandage with safety pins, a special eye injury dressing and two or three empty plastic pill bottles. Although we seldom got them with all contents complete. The OD triangular bandage was a popular item. Marines would repurpose them as bandanas or scarves in hot weather. Consequently it was often missing. There are p
  13. I believe this is a WWII US Army anorak that was converted after the war to a parka. Does anyone recognize the stencils on the back? It reads: "ZP 4" with a smaller "10" directly underneath. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  14. My US Army M-1 Ammunition bag is 12'' x 7.5" x 5". That might work for you.
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