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what would be the best way to repair this m61 pack to be period correct? and where could i get the materials needed to repair this? i dont know the best thread to use or what type of stitch i should use, obviously its gonna be hand stitched but would it need to be a correct stitch pattern or just a quick patch job? possibly even a patch needed?

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In my opinion, a soldier or marine would exchange this as soon as possible, and it would be repaired with an industrial machine at some sort of repair facility.

 

That said, I have had to make temporary field repairs to equipment to make it back to where it could be exchanged. You used what you have and the time you have.

 

Chances are someone would have a sewing kit and if you had a big enough needle, the thread would be doubled or quadrupled and stitched on as best as possible. Like any other skill, different people will have different sewing skills. Ideally, it would be backed with another piece of some kind of material, but that would be kind of hard to come by in the field.

 

In short, just about anything you can do might have been tried in the field. Just remember to use whatever tools & materials you would expect a field soldier to have available.

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Boot repair places sometimes will do that stuff....or old style camp stores. If you live near an Army or Marine base look for the sewing shops.

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got into my grandma's sewing kit which hasnt had anything added since about 1975 lol so this is pretty close thread had to use a thimble and a really thin needle cause i couldnt find the thicker ones but it should hold and i hope it does since it was a pain in the butt... but i was going to use some of the hanging thread off of my other period correct stuff to stitch this but it wouldnt fit through this smaller needle, once i find bigger needles ill probably redo it... but heres as good as it could get for now in this very awkward location...

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There was a manual issued that covered repair techniques, for things like this. Craig Pickrall had probably hundreds of digitized manuals that he wanted to post (which he started to do), but wasn't able to finish. Sadly.

 

Anyway, I think he gave me the one you would be interested in, and I will try to find it.

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There was a manual issued that covered repair techniques, for things like this. Craig Pickrall had probably hundreds of digitized manuals that he wanted to post (which he started to do), but wasn't able to finish. Sadly.

 

Anyway, I think he gave me the one you would be interested in, and I will try to find it.

that would be very helpful!

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Found it!

 

Go to Google Books and search for this: TM 10-8400-201-23 1970

 

It's called: Organizational And Direct Support Maintenance Manual General Repair Procedures For Clothing and Individual Equipment.

 

RC

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Found it!

 

Go to Google Books and search for this: TM 10-8400-201-23 1970

 

It's called: Organizational And Direct Support Maintenance Manual General Repair Procedures For Clothing and Individual Equipment.

 

RC

thanks and extra bonus for being quick with it ;)

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