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M31 Brush & Patch Tip

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Got these in a group of USMC and US Army misc...from WWII-Vietnam timeframes. Obviously the top is an eyelet, but larger and much nicer than those issued today. What weapon is it for? Below that, a thin brush...any ideas as to what it is? thanks

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-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
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Sgt John P Huling
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The patch holder is either for the .30 or .50. Hard to tell the dimensions from the photo. The brush is the M31 cleaning brush. Sort of a universal cleaning tool for many weapons.


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The "moustache" brushes are interesting. They fit in the reciever grooves nicely. Some of them are marked "Fuller Brush" in very tiny stamped print.

 

The swab tip is likely for a .30 cal rifle cleaning rod. The kind that are in short sections that fit in the butt trap of a Garand or M-14.

 

I am far from an expert on the matter, but most of the .50 cal cleaning rods I have seen had a swab holder routed into the last rod section.

 

Rod diameters side by side:

 

Left to right: M16/5.56, .30 cal and .50 cal.

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thanks guys


-Brig
GySgt/USMC/0369
RSU-Quantico


"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
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