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Interesting First Aid Pouch Hook


Sgt.Hinkley
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Sgt.Hinkley

I got this first aid pouch a couple of months back and I was wondering about the hook on the back. It is really long and narrow. I have never seen anything like it before and I didn't know if anyone knows why it was made like this?

 

I also wanted to know if certain companies printed on the back make any gear related items worth more? If there is a reference to the common/rare markings then please point me in the right direction. Thank you for your help and if more photos are needed please ask!

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stealthytyler

the soldier for whatever reason might have wanted it to hang lower so he removed the original hook and added a longer one?

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It looks like somebody removed the original hook and just bent some wire in order to hang it from a normal belt. I highly doubt this is anything that any soldier, or anyone else in the military did. There has been 70 years for people to mess around with that pouch, and most of that time it wasn't being used by the military. Odds are in favor of it being done by a civilian.

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The original metal wire hangers will break if they are bent too much it's because they are some what harden or heat treated so they didn't bend

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DocCollector1441

Maybe the soldier (or someone else) just wanted to hang the item from something other than an equipment belt and that was the best way to do it.

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Pat_from_Brix

The manufacturer BAB Co. isn't a rare one... The hook can be civilian or military, it was probably modified to fit on something else as said in previous comments. Or it could be an ultra rare airborne version (JOKE....).

 

Value ? $10 to $20 since the modification can't be confirmed : field modification, field repair, postwar garrison modification, boy scout/civilian modification, etc..

 

Pat

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Sgt.Hinkley

Again Thanks everyone who commented, I really do appreciate your time. I think I did good for $5 on it.

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