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  1. I think that what you have is a 1910 haversack with a 1923 mess kit pouch all dyed dark green during WW2.
  2. I stand corrected. We learn something new everyday.
  3. it looks like the coast artillery insignia to me.
  4. He was a Private in Battery F of the 29th Coast Artillery. He served from Oct 19, 1918 to Dec 26, 1918. Nothing about any unit in the 3rd Division.
  5. The belt is dated 1918 not 1913. LCC made a ton of web equipment during WW1.
  6. Your belt was made for the 38 Cal revolver. It is not a model 1909 which was made for 45 Cal ammo. I cant give you the exact year but it would be something more like 1903. The saber ring indicates it was likely for mounted troops.
  7. Can anyone describe or post a picture of the first pattern of 1910 canteen cup. Is there any difference between the first pattern and any other WW1 era cup other than markings?
  8. the bayonet was made by Remington for the British Pattern 14 Rifle in .303. When the US entered the war this rifle with a few modifications became the US model 1917. I'm guessing that your bayonet was originally manufactured for the British, but taken over by the US before being shipped overseas. I am also guessing that the British marks now xxxed out were by one of their inspectors at the factory.
  9. MG Co 4 PA 21 would stand for Machine Gun Company of the 4th PA Infantry regiment, the 21st man on the company roster. This is most likely a pre WW1 national guard marking.
  10. AC 368 29 marking stands for Ambulance Company number 368 and 29th man on the company roster. as a point of interest, ambulance companies 365-368 were part of the 317th sanitary train which was part of the 92nd Division.
  11. I have always wondered if they were not originally intended for the BAR. I base that on the fact that there were action covers for the bolt action rifles(so they didn't need a full case) and the fact that the rifle cases, while not rare, do not seem to have been made in anything like the number of Springfield and Enfield rifles manufactured. A rifle case would have been a problem to carry when not over the rifle for soldiers in action...and that applies also to a BAR man who already had a ton of ammo to carry. I think that whatever the original idea was, the practical use for these cases was
  12. I dont recall seeing many , if any, pictures of these cases being used overseas in WW1. What was their intended use?
  13. I googled 4th south dakota inf mexican border roster and found his name. He was from a town named Parker. This is the kind of tag that the national guard used just before ww1. Later a serial number would have appeared on the tag.
  14. I would read the front of the tag Cedric A Rice, Private, MG Co (machine gun company) 4th S D INF (4th South Dakota Infantry regiment which was a National Guard unit) and he was soldier number 29 on the company roster.
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