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It's not the rarest piece of kit but it is my favorite. This BG-186 radio bag was given to me when I was 14 by my dearly beloved grandmother. Found it at a local flea market. One of my first pieces of kit. The strong emotional connection that I have with it is what makes this my favorite piece of field gear. And I like how it was designed as well.

Dated 1943 and made by Coglizer tent & awning co

 

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"The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France." - General Omar Bradley.

 

 

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Nice stuff guys!

 

Here is my 1943 dated USMC officers field bag, not very rare but Lt (later captain) Marion F Stanley was the XO of G company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and participated in the Battle of Saipan, and was WIA on Junr27 1944 during the battle. Just edges out my 1st Infantry Division WWI canteen imo.

 

Please excuse the fact that I'm using the sellers photos as I have been too lazy to take my own, lol.

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Heres my 1st Infantry, 1st Engineers canteen anyways. Not as cool as stealthytyler's engraved POW canteen but still a nice one!

It was carried by Cpl Charles W Moyer, Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Infantry Division. I belive he saw action during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive but im not 100% sure.

 

I'm also not quite sure why he engraved X's into the bottom. Any thoughts?

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That Camp Toccoa shirt is unbelievable...

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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Another one of my favorite rigs right here. Early OEF rig used by AFSOC. Black body armor is a 10-2001 dated American Body Armor piece.

Rig is a "Frankenstein" piece. It is rigger made from an SO Tech back piece and an early Paraclete front piece.

 

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Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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Hi everyone,

 

There have been incredibly nice items posted here! Absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much for participating, and sharing those special pieces from your collections. Please keep them coming. B)

 

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Hi RC, this really is an item I love, there was one issued to every serviceman, it would have been used several times a day during the course of a day, so to find one in this unused condition I wonder why and where it was kept to be so nice. In fact neither the canteen or cup have ever been used. The blackened brass studs and posts show virtually no use, I leave the snaps unclosed so as not to damage the surface.

 

 

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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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Canteen set continued . . . . . . . . .

 

Here is the inside of the canteen cup fresh as the day it was pressed out, the inside of the canteen is in the same condition.

 

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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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Canteen set continued . . . . . .

 

Here is the canteen made by AGM and dated 1942.

 

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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Canteen set continued . . . . .

 

and finally the canteen cup . . . . . .

 

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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Also not rare, but it's mine. My Davis belt from my boarding party web gear.

 

Late Vietnam war medical kit which was carried by the USN. If you look at post numbers 44 to 57 on the reference topic link below, you'll see my nylon medical kit that I carried on my Davis belt.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1464-medical-supplies-items-used-to-fill-the-kits/?p=184154

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Some great items have been posted, I particularly enjoyed seeing the personalised mess kits.

 

A favourite item of mine is this bandolier as the time period is of particular interest to me.

This is an experimental cavalry bandolier, part of the equipment trialled for the development of the M1912 cavalry equipments. This particular example was issued to the 11th cavalry and is unit stamped to troop D, they were part of the trial undertaking marches testing the equipment. As can be seen the bandolier was intended to carry a shortened 1903 bayonet, some scarce period photos of the 11th show a Krag bayonet being carried for the purpose of the trial. Unlike the adopted bandolier that carried loose pistol cartridges this was designed to carry three loaded Colt M1911 magazines along with two on the cartridge belt and one in the pistol a total of six.

Kurt

 

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Here is an M1936 Field Bag with a 1938 manufacture date, waterproofed with Latex. The Army seems to have stopped this practice sometime in 1942.

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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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The inside, showing the stamps...another multi-colored product of good ol' Jeffersonville B)

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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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Detailed view of the M1936 Suspenders. Note that the buckles and hooks are all permanently affixed.

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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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Dang, I forgot to put this up earlier...padded Shovel Cover made by riggers in the Marine Parachute units in late '42-early '43.

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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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The back side, showing the carrying strap.

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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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Reversible, but not in the normal way; just a matter of flipping the mounting strap over to the opposite side.

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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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This is a pretty mundane piece of field gear but I haven't seen a lot of these bag. Maybe I just haven't noticed them or maybe they weren't used much. This bag holds 2 cans of MG ammunition. This would have been heavy and was probably a bear to carry. I imagine a lot of these bags were just discarded.

 

Anyway, sometimes the humble, everyday stuff is pretty neat.

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Nice additions Dennis

 

The M1 ammo bags are kinda hard to find in my opinion.

 

I have (2) i recall.... one in khaki and one in olive drab some place....

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