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Major J. Van R. Hoff proposed this pouch to the board of Ordnance and Fortification in June of 1901. $500 was allotted for the purchase of as many pouches as practicable for trial. By 1903 the board had received many favorable comments pursuant to the trials of the pouch in the Philippines.

 

The pouch is made of coarse woven natural fabric, suspended from the cartridge belt by a vertical double hook.

 

I was able to purchase this from Bay State 2 weeks ago with what appears to be the original belt it was attached to.

 

 

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Wow!!! That's a rare one! Congratulations!

I collect items from The Battle of Iwo Jima (1945).

Top Iwo Jima Items I'm Looking For:

1) IDed 5th MarDiv Corpsman Jumper or Forest Green Coat.

2) IDed Coast Guard Navy Jumper

3) IDed CB's Sea Bee's Navy Jumper

4) IDed 147th Infantry Regiment Army Service Coat

5) IDed 32nd ID Army Service Coat (Occupation Kyushu with 5th MarDiv).

I am always looking for named and dated WWII USMC Forest Green wool alpha jackets/coats from the 5th Marine Division or other units who participated in the battle.

My Blog "Marines In Forest Green" http://marinesinfore...n.blogspot.com/

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I saw that one. Good pick up Mario, rarer than rare.

Congrats!

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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

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Great piece Mario.I definitely learned something new today. Best ABN

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One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."

 

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