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  1. Next up is the M1904 Haversack that attaches to the cartridge belt. This one was made at the Philadelphia Depot in 1912 and saw action in Veracruz.
  2. These are the Haversack (attached to the belt) and the Blanket Bag, both made by the Philadelphia Depot. I'm not sure what the proper nomenclature for these are. In Both Alec and Moran's book they're called the M1904 pattern. These were widely used by Marines at Veracruz in 1914 and in the occupation of Haiti in 1915. First up is the Blanket Bag:
  3. I'm curious to get some feedback on this. I haven't seen any pictures of other Indianapolis Arsenal Items. In Alec's book, he talks about how RIA was making blanket bags for the Marines prior to the Phila Depot opening. It seems plausible that other arsenals were used prior to RIA, given that the blanket bag was produced starting in 1878, and that the Marines may have asked for their bags to be stamped with "USMC." The giveaway will be if anyone can identify the USMC font used.
  4. I bought this with a USMC P1912 haversack. As you can see, it is marked on the back with USMC which looks correct. However, inside the flap I think it looks like "L.C." which may be L.C.C. - the company that made haversacks for the Army. It's possible that's whatever there is just written in pen but I wanted to get your guys' opinions on if this is a genuine USMC made pouch. Thanks.
  5. Troy, I went ahead and dug out my EGA snap canteen just to take a look for myself. Surprise surprise, you can make out a very faded USMC stamp in the same location as yours. I'm not sure why people were so adamant about this being a fake. I think a very strong case has been made that these markings are 100% real.
  6. Flage, do we know what makes these USMC-issue? I'm curious because I was unaware anyone except the Philadelphia Depot made covers during the war. Trying to figure out what the deal with these round tip strap USMC covers are.
  7. I'm curious what is it about this cover that sets it apart from other fakes. The overall consensus on this forum has always been that any etool pouches marked USMC on the outside were fake. Is there information that these were used in the 1930s?
  8. Keep being yourself. It’s about history. That’s all.
  9. Very helpful. Ever able to do a Veracruz display? I’m thinking I might give it a shot. Hardest part is going to be finding an early green shelter half.
  10. Are you talking about the Annandale toy soldier / militarization show?
  11. That's very helpful, and explains my collection more. I think the Olive Drab color you're referring to is coming across to my eyes as more khaki-which explains my initial confusion. How do you know the pattern on the right started in 1916? I have seen examples marked 1914 and had always been under the impression that the lighter color packs changed over to pea green around 1914.
  12. Thanks but I was referring to the first two packs listed on this thread. They are apparently different but I can't tell how. The strap ends are both square on these.
  13. What are the physical differences between the first pattern and second pattern early packs? It looks to me like the RIA ones were khaki and the Mills ones were green. I can’t see any structural differences from 1910-1915 besides the meat can snap though. I am I missing something?
  14. I was always under the impression that the rounded tabs meant USMC. Given the "Long" marking, I take it that's not the case?
  15. I know there is some early M1941 gear that was dyed green in the field. I think these were used on a specific operation but I can't remember which one. Does this green camo add any value to the packs or is it just a curio? Thanks!
  16. Does anyone have a picture of a real Boyt cover? Ive noticed in the 782 Gear book there is a picture of shovel cover with the straps on opposite sides like this.
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