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Always nice to see your tremendous 782 gear collection, Flage B)

 

Cheers, E

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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Greetings, Etienne- good to "see" you again, and thanks for the comment!

 

Just bumping this topic back up; have been very busy downsizing old and new photos for posting here...

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I love those pick mattock carriers, Tim, but I still haven't been able to find one. Definitely one of the rarest depot items out there, and yours is a beautiful example. Those shoulder straps are in great condition for being over 100 years old.

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

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Ah, keep 'em comin', gentlemen. That Pick Carrier with the tape strap is just too awesome.

 

Here's another Depot M1941 Pack rig, this one representing the next major variant in the '41 Packs after the "rivet" models. It still retains the old cast box buckles, but the flap is reinforced with web tape running from the harness to the flap closure. I don't know if it was the Depot or Boyt Harness Co. (who began their production of the Pack in 1942) who first introduced this, but it remained with the Pack until its demise sometime in the '60s or '70s.

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Both components stamped "1942-1943"; the Haversack flap, and one of the Knapsack's "ears".

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I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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The only name-stamp on this rig is on the underside of the Knapsack closure flap.

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Here is another one of these mid-War variants from the Depot, this being fitted with ladder buckles and made with dark OD edge binding.

Flanked by a Canteen and Wire Cutters in Depot Covers/Carriers.

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The underside, showing all them great color shades used at the Depot. The construction of this Canteen Cover is unlike any other "cross-flaps" I've seen.

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Here is the weird Canteen Cover shown alongside a "normal" Depot cross-flap, on the back.

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Both stamped the same- "DQP 1942-1943".

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Funnel holes...

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Great stuff, 'Flage Guy. That cross-flap is the only one like that I've ever seen. Do you have a haversack with sewn buckles but without the web tape reinforcement running up to the shoulder straps? In my experience, those are the hardest M1941 depot packs to find, even more so than riveted models. I still haven't managed to grab one. I see the knapsacks (like the ones in your photos) pop up every once in a while, but the haversacks are quite elusive.

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

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Jake, I think those are one of the very earliest models of the Pack, and I think the only time I've ever seen one is in the Pack Manual. If somebody here has one of those, I hope they step up and post some pics; I still have a bunch of stuff to put up, but I don't want to hog up the thread.

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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Thanks, man- more coming...

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

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A major change in the Depot's M1941 Pack- the "roll-top" or "sack-top", which increased the Pack's load capacity.

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Here is the Pack rig above, made of the old Marine Corps "mustard" canvas, shown beside another rig which is made of the greener OD #3 shade used on most of the Boyt Co. contracts. There are no stampings of any kind on the OD Pack, so I assume it was made at the Depot.

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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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I can only find one stamping between these two rigs; on the inside upper edge of the Knapsack on the tan/OD Pack.

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I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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A few Shovel Covers and Field Dressing Pouches.

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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".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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..And the back sides...

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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".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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All these Covers are stamped in some way. The one in the foreground is a product of the short inter-War period when the Corps applied their logo to the outside.

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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".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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