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I figured a comprehensive topic on any and all field equipment manufactured at the USMC Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot would be extremely beneficial to collectors in that area, especially newer ones. Plus, it's always fun to see what everyone has. So post anything you have from any era, as long as it's USMC depot-made field equipment. I'll start with my collection:

 

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Looking for USMC depot-made field gear produced between 1917 and 1943.

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Packs: on top of the footlocker from left to right are a 1st-pattern haversack, D-ring type, and a named 1st-pattern haversack, M-buckle type (with a pair of flat buckle suspenders integrated into the shoulder straps). On the bottom are two first-pattern riveted knapsacks, the one on the right being named and unit-marked to two Marines.

 

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Canteens: from left to right are a P1912 canteen cover, type 1 (no rear stitching); a P1912 canteen cover, type 2 (with rear stitching); a 1st-pattern M1941 canteen cover (with Durable snaps); a 2nd-pattern M1941 canteen cover UNIS-marked twice to the 4th Marine Division; a 2nd-pattern M1941 canteen cover with legible depot stamp; a 2nd-pattern M1941 canteen cover named to a VMF squadron member; and a 3rd-pattern "dog ear" M1941 canteen cover UNIS-marked to the 4th Marine Division.

 

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Looking for USMC depot-made field gear produced between 1917 and 1943.

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That's all of my stuff for now. Please feel free to share yours. I know there are many advanced USMC field gear collectors on this forum, so I'm hoping this topic becomes a rich resource for fellow depot-made enthusiasts.

Looking for USMC depot-made field gear produced between 1917 and 1943.

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Hi,

 

here is a set of early (1914-1930's) canteen covers ... you can even see the 1914 dated Phila Depot stamp ;)

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Yes. That is the pattern that preceded my example, pictured above. From what I understand, yours is the more difficult of the two to find. It likely had a depot stamp under the flap but seems to have faded, as most of them do. Very nice case.

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Today I received a new depot-made piece: a WW1-era dispatch case. This was the first pattern of dispatch case produced by the depot, and its design was based on the eagle snap dispatch case manufactured around the same time by Mills. These are quite difficult to find. This particular example retains the depot stamp and a WWII-style name stencil.

 

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Depot-made gear is a great thing for those of us who enjoy Marine Corps stuff. I didn't fully realize how much of it I'd accumulated through the years until I thought about doing a group shot like Jake's, but it would take too much disassembling, not enough floor space, etc., etc., so I'll have to settle with some "selfies".

 

Here is an early M1941 Pack rig, which features D-rings affixed to the end of the harness straps, flanked by a couple of Depot Canteen Covers.

 

 

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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".

 

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