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Large pile of Vietnam gear found - instant collection!

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Recently came across this bag of goodies. Lots of fun Vietnam field gear and uniforms. Very pleased to find a nice tropical rucksack buried inside. Nothing especially uncommon that I can see so far, but I have found what may be an example of the early OD poncho liners. Unfortunately the tag is missing and it's a little rough around the edges. I will upload more detailed pictures of individual items when I get some time, but for now enjoy the sneak peaks!


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Great find, looks like it all belonged to one soldier.



I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.


Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)


^^ PM ME!!


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Great find my compliments! was there an M67 Buttpack! That would of been the grab of of a lifetime :D.


Believe it or not, yes! Although I found it separate from this lot for a grand total of $20 ;)

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There's a way to date the period of the M16 magazines, but I forgot.

If the OP will post pics of the floorplates, and followers, dating them has to do with the markings and construction of follower.


Yes, the paracord makes them easier to pull out of the mag pouch and out of the magwell. We still do that & Magpul molds them with a loop.



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  • 2 weeks later...

Just arrived home from the US. Going to update this thread with the rest of my finds.


First off is this alice rig I found at the flea. I got it from a guy who was unloading a lot of 70's and 80's gear for really cheap. This rig only cost $3 and he later sold me another pile of suspenders, belts and packs for $30. I'm normally not very interested in post Vietnam era gear, but this stuff was too affordable to pass on.


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