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M-43 folding shovel covers 1st pattern

 

Two M-43 shovel covers both 1st pattern with fixed position hooks on the rear. Variation of webbing and edging used in the manufacture, both dated 1943.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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M-43 folding shovel covers 1st pattern

Two M-43 shovel covers both 1st pattern with fixed position hooks on the rear. Variation of webbing and edging used in the manufacture, both dated 1943.

lewis

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Way back in the ancient pre-internet days and before I got into collecting (as opposed to just having a few things), I needed a bag to use on an upcoming trip. I found this 1944 dated pack at a surplus store. I thought that it was made up of 3 different colored materials was cool. It worked great so started taking it everywhere. As you can see, wore it the heck out. Years later I found out about the mixed colors and had a serious DOH! moment about ruining the pack. It reignited my interest in militaria and so here I am.

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I love this pack. It worked out so well on that trip that I carried it everywhere. Even though I retired it in favor of a 1945 dated pack 20+ years ago, once in a while I still take it out of it's revered resting place and gently use it. The 1945 pack is all one color and while just as handy as old 3-three tone, just doesn't have that wonderful character to it.

 

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Two color M-36 pack . . . . . . . . . . .

 

This is not only a two color or mis-matched color musette, the whole body of the pack is made of the rubberised type of canvas, while the flap is just normal single ply canvas, I would have thought that the top flap would have been most important to protect contents from rain. Virtually unused made by ' Arnold Mfg. 1943 '

 

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Hey Ken, great to see you're still about!!

 

That M36 Bag is really something, as it appears to be an example of utilizing available fabric (besides being a screamer Bag); I thought they had done away with the Latex-ized material by '43. The waterproofed ones I have are dated '42.

 

Forgot to mention: that Smock is a killer. :P I was finally blessed with one of these 4 years ago next month!

 

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Way back in the ancient pre-internet days and before I got into collecting (as opposed to just having a few things), I needed a bag to use on an upcoming trip. I found this 1944 dated pack at a surplus store. I thought that it was made up of 3 different colored materials was cool. It worked great so started taking it everywhere. As you can see, wore it the heck out. Years later I found out about the mixed colors and had a serious DOH! moment about ruining the pack. It reignited my interest in militaria and so here I am.

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I love this pack. It worked out so well on that trip that I carried it everywhere. Even though I retired it in favor of a 1945 dated pack 20+ years ago, once in a while I still take it out of it's revered resting place and gently use it. The 1945 pack is all one color and while just as handy as old 3-three tone, just doesn't have that wonderful character to it.

 

Mikie

 

 

Mikie, great story. I started going nuts over this stuff back in 1960, and got into it the same way you did, starting with an "Ames 1943" folding shovel my Grandfather gave me. I used the snot out of my old surplus stuff when I was a kid- now, I snicker when I see myself handling all these rugged combat goods with white gloves :lol:

 

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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Hey Ken, great to see you're still about!!

 

That M36 Bag is really something, as it appears to be an example of utilizing available fabric (besides being a screamer Bag); I thought they had done away with the Latex-ized material by '43. The waterproofed ones I have are dated '42.

 

Forgot to mention: that Smock is a killer. :P I was finally blessed with one of these 4 years ago next month!

 

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Hi Flage Guy, many thanks for taking a look at my recent posts, I will not be arguing with you that that M-36 bag is a screamer as you call it, so unusual construction and condition.

 

Attached below is a Mountebourg farm find about six or seven years ago, Mountebourg is mid way between Cherbourg and Ste Mere Eglise. It was a great find and I have it in my Jeep spares shoeboxes, I don't use it as its an original piece, aIso I drive the Jeep with the screen down whatever weather. What is interesting is it's construction, the top section front to rear is three ply with ' rubberised ' material sandwiched between, the top surface is dark O.D, and the underside light O.D. It is also bordered all around with what I would describe as a Rexine edging, most early screen covers were edged with this same material. The rear drop is just single ply heavy grade O.D. canvas.

 

regards lewis

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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