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craig_pickrall

RUBON 1942

 

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I do not recall ever seeing a WW2 combat soldier using one of these shell pouches but I have seen pics of Guards, Sentries, Security Police, etc using them.

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I have seen one pic of either a 173rd ABN BDE or 101st ABN DIV combat soldier using one of these pouches in Vietnam.

 

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NORDAC was a government contractor located just outside Fredericksburg, Virginia. They also manufactured military style goods for other countries as well as direct sells to the public. They had an Outlet / Surplus store on the same property as the manufacturing facility. They got into trouble with the government with a contract and ended up going out of business. The majority of their manufacturing equipment as well as old stock went to London Bridge Trading CO in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

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This pouch was made by London Bridge and I think it was a special contract for the USMC. There has been some slight use to the pouch. I know that LB makes limited quantities of special items for the military so it is very possible this pouch was an issue item. It is marked XM for experimental. See comments about LB under the NORDAC pouch.

 

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Craig, the amount and quality of your items that you show for reference never fails to amaze me. The photos you provide of the numerous different items you have and take time to show for reference and comparison for others to see is just a tremendous help to the folks that collect those items. thumbsup.gif

 

Anyway, I see that some of the snaps on the later pouches you show have some stampings on them. Is it possible to see close-ups of the snaps or if not, list what the stamps are. I think it would be interesting to see how the later snaps were marked, Ray

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Ray, thanks for the kind words.

 

I will try and put together a dated set of LTD style fasteners but it will be next week as the wife has already issued my orders for the weekend.

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I was waiting for Craig to post something on this.

You never fail to amaze me with the amount of stuff you got.

Good stuff too.

The LTD saga is quite interesting and I woul dreally like to hear your take on it.

Cheers

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Craig.. LTD info would be very interesting and I would also like to hear your shout on this one.

my pouch ammuniton shotgun stamped J.Q.M.D 1943 also has star pull LTD on..im sure i also have another item with star pull LTDS will have too dig this on out..

regards joe

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I started taking pics this morning on the LTD fasteners. I have 6 brands ID'ed so far and none of them have the United Carr brand name displayed. It has turned into a bigger project than I expected with several variations. It will probably take 1 or 2 more days to finish. There are so many pics involved I'm trying to think of a good way to condense them and still tell the story.

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I started taking pics this morning on the LTD fasteners. I have 6 brands ID'ed so far and none of them have the United Carr brand name displayed. It has turned into a bigger project than I expected with several variations. It will probably take 1 or 2 more days to finish. There are so many pics involved I'm trying to think of a good way to condense them and still tell the story.

 

Now Graig you know you would rather be helping your old buddies out here by doing this then doing your wifes honey do things. LOL :lol:

 

Anyway, here are photos of the that 30 rd Thompson magazine pouch that has the Star pull snap just to show other items have that snap. Ray

 

 

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Now Graig you know you would rather be helping your old buddies out here by doing this then doing your wifes honey do things. LOL :lol:

 

Anyway, here are photos of the that 30 rd Thompson magazine pouch that has the Star pull snap just to show other items have that snap. Ray

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star*pull LTDs are definitelly WWII...i have many 1st aid pouches dated 1943- 44 & 45 with star*pull...there are postwar NATO copies also...the ones marked kliek*here are Dutch made & some others marked FIX*RG are Greek made both early 50s

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just had a quick look at some of my LTDs..two types of star pull,one with the star * raised and the other the star * is depressed ,also KLILIT * PULL on a lines mans cs-34 pouch,will try to post pictures if i can make the camara stop taking pictures in wobbly mode..

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just had a quick look at some of my LTDs..two types of star pull,one with the star * raised and the other the star * is depressed ,also KLILIT * PULL on a lines mans cs-34 pouch,will try to post pictures if i can make the camara stop taking pictures in wobbly mode..

 

You mean one like this?

 

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If anybody would like the 1970 DOD specifications for the shotgun shell pouch, PM me with an email address and I will

send a PDF of the file. Dimensions and construction details are included, it might serve as a useful reference.

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Here's mine. The OD version of the tan pouch mr.Pickrall has. It's a USMC London Bridge Trading pouch, Marked with the same experimental markings. From my understanding those pouches were made for the USMC FAST teams.

I see some differences in back stiching.

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There's even a variation of this in tan with mismatched green back webbing. It's not mine, but i post it as a reference

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Here's mine. The OD version of the tan pouch mr.Pickrall has. It's a USMC London Bridge Trading pouch, Marked with the same experimental markings. From my understanding those pouches were made for the USMC FAST teams.

I see some differences in back stiching.

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There's even a variation of this in tan with mismatched green back webbing. It's not mine, but i post it as a reference

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Taucco,

 

Those shotgun shell pouches were apparently LBT's first real order after Dr. McDougall got into the business. Nice

find! The tan pouches look a lot like they're from another aftermarket maker in the midwest whose name escapes

me at the moment but who moved a lot of ALICE-ish gear in the late 1990s/early 2000s. If they are in fact LBT, I

am not surprised at the use of off-colored webbing as at the time tan webbing was difficult to find in small quantities.

 

Neat!

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