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Does anyone have a content list for these?

 

Or what should be in them?

 

I'm looking for one to use for a Korean War display-anyone have an extra?

 

I also need some stuff to fill it up.

 

I have a bunch of Korean War era maps of North/South Korea and DMZ

 

Thanks in advance......Matt

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Does anyone have a content list for these?

 

Or what should be in them?

 

I'm looking for one to use for a Korean War display-anyone have an extra?

 

I also need some stuff to fill it up.

 

I have a bunch of Korean War era maps of North/South Korea and DMZ

 

Thanks in advance......Matt

 

Here is a good list I found a while back that I used when putting mine together.

 

 

1. Red & Black China pencils (Grease Pencils)

2. Map Romer (Also known as a map protractor)

3. Ruler

4. Pencils

5. Pink rubber eraser

6. Field Orders

7. Message book

8. Maps & Overlays

9. Compass (If not carried on belt)

10. S.O.I. Package (Signal Operating Instruction Book/Code Book)

11. Any pertinent field manuals needed to accomplish a mission.

"The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke


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same vendor..couple bucks

 

USMC Dispatch bag -

 

Does this strap configuration look original?

 

Are the dividers inside cut by hand (they look trimmed with a scissors)?

 

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Hi Members, just an earlier variation on the map case, I don't have it to hand but if memory is correct it is marked 'J.Q.M.D. 1925'.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Here I thought I was about to post the "strangest" Map Case in the thread, but some of you guys have taken me down before I even finished reading :pinch: ...Ken, that leather example is beyond belief... :w00t:

 

Alec Tulkoff has this one described as an M1940; indeed, the Q.M. date stamp bears this out...

 

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Opened up, frontal view:

 

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The stamp- this is the somewhat unusual "QUARTERMASTER DEPOT; U.S. MARINE CORPS; 1941-1942" stamp, which I haven't seen near as often as the "DQP" stamps:

 

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Unfolded...

 

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...And, the "guts"...

 

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post-6975-1325609915.jpgHere's an ID'd leather one dated 1918.

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"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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post-6975-1325609915.jpgHere's an ID'd leather one dated 1918.

"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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"The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him" G.K. Chesterton

"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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Does anyone have any more info on the map case in posts # 33-37? I think that I have found it in a couple of pics from 1941.

 

Cavdoc, the Cases in those photos look like the one below, which is an Army Map Case personalized by a Marine.

 

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This one is dated 1917...

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Opened up...it appears in the photos that the Officers are carrying their Cases with this side facing outward.

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Opened up, opposite side:

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I have recently bought a canvas case dispatch m1938 made by American Leather Products Corp and dated 1942. The colour in my opinion is OD7, but untill 1944 they were made in OD3. Maybe the colour has changed over the years into a more greenisch tint.

Unfortunately I can't upload the fotos at this moment, but I will upload them asap.

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After a year I eventually manage to upload the pictures of my OD-7 dispatch case. It still wonders me that this collor is used that early.

 

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