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Jake the Collector
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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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Jake the Collector

Outstanding items as always, 'Flage Guy. I love those second pattern canteen covers made with the early pea-green canvas.

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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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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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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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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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Jake the Collector

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.

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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...

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