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It looks like a Guidon or flag case.. How long is it?

 

Now that I look at closer, it may be a scarf. My issued wool scarf was tube shaped, so you could wear it on your head and wrap it around your face..

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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yes it's a U.S. Military issue wool muffler or was a issue item... it is or was part of the cold weather clothing outfit issued to the U.S. Military. you can wear it around your neck or wear it on your head as a wooly hat by pulling one of the openings back on the wool tube about six to ten inches and then pull the open end over your head... vince g. 11B Inf.

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yes it's a U.S. Military issue wool muffler or was a issue item... it is or was part of the cold weather clothing outfit issued to the U.S. Military. you can wear it around your neck or wear it on your head as a wooly hat by pulling one of the openings back on the wool tube about six to ten inches and then pull the open end over your head... vince g. 11B Inf.

 

is there any way to know how old it is?

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their should be a white tag glued or sewn to one of the inside ends ...given the OG color of the item I would say 1970's or 80's ..these are a very common item and were issued (at least in the Army) at C.I.F when you got to your duty station ,these were not part of your basic clothing bag issue...you can find baskets of these at your local surplus store during fall and winter...vince g. 11Bravo Infantry.

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their should be a white tag glued or sewn to one of the inside ends ...given the OG color of the item I would say 1970's or 80's ..these are a very common item and were issued (at least in the Army) at C.I.F when you got to your duty station ,these were not part of your basic clothing bag issue...you can find baskets of these at your local surplus store during fall and winter...vince g. 11Bravo Infantry.

Thanks for the info

No tag though

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Best thing ever made... I think I wore mine in Germany six months out of the year.

 

I am guessing that they manufactured these by making one continuous tube, and then cutting it and finishing it at given intervals.

 

A lot of Cold War re-enactors seem to miss these as a detail item. But you will probably see them being worn in just about every cold weather photo from the time period.

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of the Vietnam War

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