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The stampings, all on the underside of the left flap.

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Beautiful covers, 'Flage. Probably one of my favorite pieces of depot equipment. I should mention that I have a rear-stitch model with the remnants of a depot stamp under the right flap rather than under the left, as most were marked. Just goes to show the depot did not pride itself on consistency. If I remember, I'll post a photo this week when I get a chance.

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I just picked this one up off of eBay.

 

 

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I listed these on another page but I figured I would keep this thread going as well since it's so great. USMC M1904/08 Blanket Bag and Haversack collection:

 

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USMC Blanket Bag widely used during the invasion of Veracruz Mexico in 1914. Missing a strap but extremely rare. These were first manufactured in 1911 and I think stopped in 1913 or 1914 since I haven't seen any dated after that. The P1912 bag replaced it by then. There aren't any depot marks on this but I know it's Depot since it's the exact same color as the depot marked haversack I have.

 

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Below is my 1912 marked depot haversack. As I stated above, the colors are identical to the blanket bag so I know they are both depot. I also have a 1885 Watervliet USMC marked haversack but it isnt depot so I don't want to hijack the forum with it.

 

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Finally, after a long time hunting, I've acquired a depot-made P-1915 haversack with meat can pouch and pack tail, thanks to the 2019 Show of Shows. All three pieces are in very good condition. The haversack is named to two different Marines and retains a strong depot stamp, and the meat can pouch is named and features the uniquely-sewn brass securing loops characteristic of the Philadelphia Depot.

 

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The back of the meat can pouch, showing the style of buckle attachment unique to the USMC depot. (Non-depot-made examples feature brass loops attached to the middle of the web tabs rather than at one end, although the depot is known to have manufactured the former variety as well; in these cases, fabric color and/or the presence of a depot stamp must be used for identification.

 

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The back of the meat can pouch, showing the style of buckle attachment unique to the USMC depot. (Non-depot-made examples feature brass loops attached to the middle of the web tabs rather than at one end, although the depot is known to have manufactured the former variety as well; in these cases, fabric color and/or the presence of a depot stamp must be used for identification.

 

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Wow I did not know that. That's great information.

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I found the thread I was remembering. Here's the link: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/256581-usmc-p28-pack-mess-kit-pouch/

 

User Keystone posted this photo of a depot-made meat can pouch in his collection illustrating the unique tab attachment.

 

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The depot stamp:

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All credit goes to Keystone for these photographs and items.

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My theory is the depot adopted this unique sewing method toward the end of P1915 haversack production, for all examples I've seen with "normal" stitching feature a WWI-style depot stamp, while Keystone's obviously features the later colored-ink WWII-style.

 

Here is another example in my collection with the traditional stitching and an early stamp:

 

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Ah, yes...I remember noticing this variance in the mounting rings of the Pouches, and it's the same on the 3 M1912 Packs here: the oldest one has the "flat" style installment, and the 2 later ones are folded.

 

Jake, that's really a fine score you made there with that Pack rig :o

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Thanks, 'Flage Guy. I think it's become one of my favorite items in the collection. I can't explain it exactly, but there's just something about these packs that draws me to them, as poorly-designed as they are.

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Ah, yes...I remember noticing this variance in the mounting rings of the Pouches, and it's the same on the 3 M1912 Packs here: the oldest one has the "flat" style installment, and the 2 later ones are folded.

 

Jake, that's really a fine score you made there with that Pack rig :o

 

Did you mean to post pictures here? If so, it didn't go through.

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I hadn't meant to post any pics, but here they are for the record- the early Pouch at the left (faded out "U.S.M.C." is just visible in the center), the later "D.Q.P." Pouch at the right.

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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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