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Always like the different shades of fabric used at the Depot facilities.

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The back side...

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An example acquired more recently with very little usage, showing the pea-green OD canvas used on so many of the early Packs.

Rigged with a Depot Shovel Cover, and Canteen Covers manufactured with the same materials.

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The Belt is a "BoyT -42-" (no W.W.II Marine Corps display is complete without a Boyt in there somewhere :P ).

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Depot stamp...

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Another view, showing the Depot Bayonet Scabbard.

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I'm thinking that's the hardest Marine Map Case to find...amazing!!!!

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The last of the "original"-type '41 Packs, shown here with the Bayonet and a "BoyT -41-" Belt.

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The big difference in these Packs was the addition of the removable "M"-buckles, making the harness straps a little handier to rig without the Suspenders.

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All other components pretty much the same- the Packs made with the "mustard-OD" canvas...

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Thanks very much for the comment, Jake. Here are the only Depot Map Cases in the house.

Pay no attention to that M1914 behind the stuff- it's an Army Eagle-Snap Case which was issued to a Marine, so I can't throw it out on this thread ;)

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The back sides of the Cases.

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Both are in very nice shape.

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The differing Depot stamps, both with fiscal year of 1941-1942...

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Here is what I believe is the earliest of the Depot-made M1912 Pack rigs- guess I should have started my contribution with these.

All components were stamped with the "U.S.M.C." block letters, though they have been laundered a few times.

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The Carriers for these featured a single row of attachment slits, which was later modified to 3 rows.

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The underside- pretty typical of the 1910-1912 designs...

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The later "mustard-OD" Pack, shown beside an Army "BOYT -43-" M1928 rig.

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Here is the Pack above shown alongside another which was made from the early "pea-green" canvas with tan binding.

Both are identical in construction. The Ammo Belt on the green Pack is made by Mills and dated 1919.

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Depot stamp on the Meatcan Pouch of the tan Pack; "1940-41".

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Contrasted with the Army '28 Pack.

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The later Pack Carrier at left. Quite a superior design for rigging the Pack, in my opinion.

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Great P1912 haversacks, 'Flage Guy. Those early map cases are killer, too. I admire the mix of untouched mint items and issued/personalized items in your collection. It lends a certain comprehensiveness to it all that I hope to achieve in my own collection. Thanks again for sharing, and by all means keep the photos coming if you have more.

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

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Thanks much again, Jake. You and the other guys really have some tremendous stuff as well (that '14 Canteen Cover of Etienne's is just too much).

More to come...

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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