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  1. hello Sir.. pretty sure the lids were not an issue item at anytime...it's a modern Bushcraft /camping item.. I was an (1980's-90's) Infantry soldier ( 11Bravo) and it was hit or miss that your supply N.C.O would even order that item much less the trioxane heat tabs to go with it..i was lucky to get one and used it to heat up (not cook) my ramen soup,tea and MRE entrée..I still have few genuine stoves to this day..watch out for china made cheap copys,find a genuine item..vince g. 11B Infantry..
  2. hi folks.. these are indeed British Army issue..part of the pattern 1944 items of jungle kit..these knife ,fork, spoon sets (KFS) came in both large and small sizes ...those sets are nicely made and are getting harder to find ,also never used by the U.S. Military. vince g.11b Inf.
  3. way ahead of you sir...found a new set of green jungle boots $20, ww2 wool M-38 enlisted mans over coat in like new condition for $17, countless tan tee shirts ,many M-34 wool blankets and woodland BDU's.. also have the free worlds last known supply of trioxane heat tabs I got for free from a thrift store..vince g. 11B Inf.
  4. hi all..it looks like a British ww2 kit bag to me....does not appear to be U.S. issue..vince g. 11B INF.
  5. the pouch in question is a South African Army issue webbing pouch, either a radio pouch or ration pouch..it has a bogus U.S. stamp from the seller eager to get rid of these pouches..vince g. 11B INFANTRY.
  6. hello.. that bag you have is a USAF ML-3 long range survival kit container...most likely from the 1950's but could have been used into the 60's ,70's..it was carried in air transports,air cargo and early bombers of that time...the serial number was for the survival rifle either an M-4 or M-6 rifle both in .22 hornet...because of it's size it could carry a lot of survival equipment etc. and could be secured to the parachute harness of a crewman on bailout..vince g.11B Inf.
  7. I agree the camo is British DPM...vince g. 11B Inf.
  8. their should be a white tag glued or sewn to one of the inside ends ...given the OG color of the item I would say 1970's or 80's ..these are a very common item and were issued (at least in the Army) at C.I.F when you got to your duty station ,these were not part of your basic clothing bag issue...you can find baskets of these at your local surplus store during fall and winter...vince g. 11Bravo Infantry.
  9. yes it's a U.S. Military issue wool muffler or was a issue item... it is or was part of the cold weather clothing outfit issued to the U.S. Military. you can wear it around your neck or wear it on your head as a wooly hat by pulling one of the openings back on the wool tube about six to ten inches and then pull the open end over your head... vince g. 11B Inf.
  10. hi Big Al ..those pouches are not U.S. Army issue or any U.S. issue item..they appear to be greek stuff stamped with U.S. ...by the way the ARVN never issued the M-14 rifle...vince g. 11B Infantry
  11. Hi Brother, for me it was a well used M-45 combat field pack my dad got me at YATES Army and Navy surplus here in Phx, Arizona 1968,i was about 5 years old..i used it for a long time but can't remember what happened to it..anyway I got a near new one a few years back just for old time sake.. vince g. 11B Inf.
  12. Hi , those pants are NOT U.S. they are Canadian Army pattern -1949 battle dress pants...the British and common wealth used battle dress right up into the 1960's...nice pants use them for hunting or cold weather camping. vince g. 11B Inf
  13. simple ,someone took the slide lock keepers(ALICE clips) off the carrier they are easy to replace.. find some extra clips and the radio and your good to go! vince g. 11B Inf
  14. anelles I do think your right on the an/prc-68 sqd. ldr. radio ...the radio that came after this was the an/prc-126 sqd. ldr.radio...I was a Army 11 Bravo Light Infantry soldier in the mid 1980's and used both types of those small radios for commo between the Infantry squad leaders and the Platoon leader/CO. which had the an/prc-77 for commo...the side pocket on the pouch held the "tape" antenna and flexible base like shown in the pic. and the front pocket held an extra battery for the radio..the two black elastic things went over studs on the front of the radio and helped to keep the radio i
  15. not U.S. , these items are south African army a "kidney pouches"..vince g.11B Inf.
  16. i'm pretty sure this item is not American, it looks like a British or Canadian ground sheet /rain cape ww1 or ww2...U.S. ponchos aren't cut like that..i want to say mid ww2 as I don't see brass grommets in the cut eyelet holes around the rain cape /ground sheet ,this was a cost saving measure and also used to save brass and yes they were made of rubberized canvas..to be honest some American soldiers in ww2 were issued the British ground sheet/rain cape in the ETO to make up for shortages of the issued rain coat used in both world wars..vince g. 11B Inf.
  17. I don't know about all that, anybody (non-Infantry) could buy a butt pack and wear it on their web gear if there command said it was OK. some commands said it was OK and other commands said NO.. but it was very common for a 11B light Infantryman of that time period to have a butt pack issued or store bought on his web gear..vince g. 11B Inf
  18. hi pawtwo.. I was a US Army 11B light weapons Infantryman from 1986-2000..we were never issued butt packs at C.I.F ,but could buy them at the military clothing sales store on post or the Army surplus stores off post.. the butt pack pictured is the same kind that was sold at the MCSS.. now that the pack is some 20 plus years old the water proof coating on the rubber roll up throat is going bad and starting to get sticky and smell..you might want to try some (armor all) on the rubber roll up throat and see if that helps..before I retired from the Army I bought about 5-6 of this style of butt p
  19. looks to me like a Canadian Army pile cap from ww2, not U.S. Army issue and looks nothing like the US issue pile cap in the photo..vince g. 11B Infantry
  20. to answer your question yes there are pictures of U.S. Infantrymen using British clothing and equipment.. some of the few pictures I have seen were of the first U.S. Army RANGER Bn's trained at the Commando schools in Scotland that went on the landing at Dieppe in 1942...the picture was shot on the dock after the return back to England.. the Rangers had cap comforters on their heads, Brit navy blue life belts,some had battle dress blouses and if memory serves me right toggle ropes and gas mask bags used as haversacks...also latter in the war there were severe clothing and equipment shortages
  21. also the Canadian Army used the steel pot and this type of chin strap well into the early 1990's as well..when I was in Germany (3rd Infantry Div.) 1981-84 you could buy the steel pot ,liner and cupped nylon chin strap at clothing and sales..vince g. 11B Inf.
  22. hey gang...to OP ,Army clothing and sales stores would sell small items of kit ie...Do-Dads and what-nots from US Cav.store and Brigade Quatermaster...these were mail order stores of military items of clothing and equipment G.I. issue and stuff from around the world...the "life boat" matches shown were some of the items those vendors sold thru Army Clothing and sales...they also sold the "tommy cooker " stoves,Hexamine fuel tablets,Bunggie cords,550 cord, hammocks and other neat stuff an Infantryman can't live without ...i bought my fair share of those "life boat"matches and all the boxes i co
  23. hi folks :the water bottle is italian army issue(without the felt cover and shoulder strap) not german army issue...beyond that i can't add any more...vince g. 11B INF
  24. i was a (light) Infantrysoldier and had PCS'd to FT.Ord 7th (ID light) (1/27 wolf hounds) from Schofield Brks.25th (ID light) (1/21 Gimlets) late in 1991 after the first Gulf war...the 7th (ID light) always trialed new gear for the US Army Infantry, it was thier test bed Division...any way when i got thier and went to CIF we were issued those CFP-90 rucksacks new with the daypacks...we spent alot of time in the field thier at Ord and alot of deployments aswell so after awhile those packs got a real beating and found to be falling apart at the seams and suspension areas...we were told to retur
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