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The tag- I don't know if these were ever contracted outside the Depot.

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My guess is that they "streamlined" the embroidering of the letters to speed up production a little, but that's just a guess.

 

A few more Depot products here- good ol' Wire Cutter Pouches...

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The cutter tags: standard M1938 Pouch at left, 1943 "Big-Head" Cutters' Pouch on the right.

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Yes, they are the early ones.

 

Even though the tagged "Big-Head" Pouch is a '44, the "Big-Head" Cutters actually made their debut in 1943.

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These period photos of depot gear were posted a while back by forum member "dustin," and I thought they'd be really fitting in this thread. The first shows a bunch of insulated P1912 covers; the second shows the 3rd-pattern depot-made dispatch case.

 

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

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I remember that thread; those photos are industrial-grade cool!!

 

Some more Depot goodies: Carrier Packs for the Navy's MAB Radios.

The only reason I bought 2 of them is that the Carriers have 2 different Depot stamps (next post).

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

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The stampings- a little hard to read, but still very much there.

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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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The tag...

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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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Bumping this thread up, for I suspect there are many more great depot items out there to be shared. Any era is welcome.

 

Yeah, I'm surprised this discussion didn't fill up more...maybe this stuff is more rare than we thought it was.

 

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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As always Robin you have the greatest items. Never seen a depot made flare holster.

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A1C Matthew Seidler, Delta Company, 466th EOD killed in action. 05 Jan 12 at 1600L while conducting mounted route clearance patrols in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He turned 24 two days before his death. Cousin, Soldier, Hero.

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My guess is that they "streamlined" the embroidering of the letters to speed up production a little, but that's just a guess.

 

A few more Depot products here- good ol' Wire Cutter Pouches...

Im jealous Flage! Ive got fifteen pairs of unissued large head wire cutters and not a single large pouch. Ive got three early pouches and not one small head USMC wire cutter. Large pouches, small head cutters and a depot shovel cover are the thorns in my side.

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Dang...forgot to put the early Canteen Covers in here.

 

Here are some variants of the between-Wars-to-early-War M1910 Canteen Covers constructed at the Depot. I was careful not to put any Stainless Canteens or Cups in them B)

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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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