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  1. I also got these items at the show of shows. I picked up this M1910 pack for $180. There were a few others for around the same price. Stupidly I did not inspect it and after I left I realized one of the straps was torn off. All items do have USMC stamps on them though.






    USMC Bayonet Sheeth. There is some dried glue substance on the bottom part. Any Idea what this might be?



    Pre WWI First Aid Pouch





    What is the concensus on this shovel cover. Pre WWII?

    The guy I bought it from attached the price with duct tape. What is the safest way to get this off?





  2. I got this at the show of shows this weekend. It is a first pattern M1910. It is the only one I have seen that is kakhi. Is this normal for RIA first patterns? The Meat tin pouch looks to be a more greenish color but there are no markings on it so it may be a mix and match. Is there any info on which branch used Mills versus RIA? I've been looking through the forum and haven't seen any first patterns that are this tan.






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    The picture is not very clear but in person you can make out Rock Island Arsenal and the date is either 1911 or 1914



    Back of lace on pouch



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  3. Fellas,

    Thanks for all the input. As much as I like the music trivia above...it wasn't answering my question. I would agree with you all. The idea of Marines using the Army issue gear..while possible is likely a rare occurrence. One thing that helps my en devour is the idea that older issue gear was still being used on older non flag ship types. I have my M1912 summer blouse that I could display with a Krag belt and appropriate gear. Would this be fantasy? Since I can't afford the rare EGA M1903 gear I'm thinking of going this route. This would make a great Banana Wars impression. The photo below is the look I think I'm going to shoot for. Thanks again fellas for all your input. :thumbsup:




    I see you share my Banana Wars interest. I have been trying to make an impression for some time but the only USMC item I could get was the web suspenders.


    So Far this is the best I could come up with, not being able to find legit EGA items. Don't forget the P1912 USMC Combat Mills Suspenders.




    Here are some USMC pics to help you.


    Vera Cruz 1914:



    Haiti 1915:


  4. Page50 of R Stephen Dorsey's US MARTIAL WEB BELTS AND ACCESSORIES 1903-1981 shows a khaki eight pocket pistol belt with web holster and blackened snaps with what Dorsey descrbes as 'an eagle and anchor motif.' He says the belt is different than the army eight pocket belt in that the cartridge pockets are deeper, being intended for the M1909 .45 revolver cartridge.



    Interesting...the guy wanted 800 for the whole thing including the gun.

  5. I was at a gun show recently and saw a navy pistol belt with sewn on pouches for a revolver, and cloth holster. These all had snaps with a navy anchor on them. I know what the USMC EGA from snaps look like and this was definately different. The gun that was selling with it was Colt Revolver with US Navy Markings.


    My question is was this a custom deal? or did the Navy have their own snaps on early M1910 gear?


    Any further info would be much appreciated!!!



  6. Piched this up at a gun show the other week. It appears to be a M1910 cartridge belt dyed in a very dark blue. I saw the other post where someone put up a picture of a newer model. The guy i boughtit from said it was used by the Navy for landing parties etc.

    Any ideas? and did they dye other M1910 gear in this dark navy blue?


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  7. I have a 1914 Blue Jackets Manual with detailed photos of how to assemble all that 1910 gear for landing party operations, with the 1903 Springfield and the Colt .45 auto. Every thing in the photos, including those that show it properly worn by a GM3/c have standard markings and it all is (as far as you can tell in black and white photos) the same color as that issued to the Army.


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    Awesome, would you have those pics scanned by any chance? :rolleyes:


    PS, anyone know what belt those sailors are wearing?

  8. I've been a long time collector of militaria but have recently started collected pre WWII field gear. Is there a page that discusses how to ID USMC field gear versus army (besides the obvious "USMC" markings.


    Did earlier equipment, M1903 for example, also use the EGA snaps on certain equipment. The main focus of my collection is what the Marines were wearing during the early parts of the Caribbean Banana Wars. 1900-1920's I have a bunch of pictures but the small details that distinguish the items as "Marine" are not evident.


    Any help would be appreciated,



  9. If memory serves correct(highly doubtful), I think it was $360. Less than we thought and perhaps a very well bought rare item. Time will tell!


    The suspenders in the 1912 picture from Nicaragua are definately not the suspenders we are talking about as they are m1907 pattern. The ones in the recruiting poster and the pictrue from Veracruz, Mexico are accurate.


    This picture is from the US Marine occupation of Haiti. As far as I can tell, these suspenders were issued to Marines during the early years of the Banana wars.


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