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Here is my final display for a while.

 

This one depicts an Army infantryman in 1905 wearing the new M1903 equipment.

 

The uniform is a 1904 spec wool olive drab coat which has a falling collar, bellowed pockets, and pointed cuffs.

 

Equipment is the M1903 items adopted in 1903 and 1904- 1st pattern Mills cartridge belt, M1903 Mills suspenders, M1904 Haversack, and 1878 canteen with belt hanger. No first aid pouch is worn here. Originally the first aid dressing was meant to carried in one pocket on the cartridge belt. In 1904 the first aid dressing and pouch were officially adopted. Also no bayonet is shown because the M1903 Rifle had a rod bayonet. The sword bayonet we are all familiar with came out in 1906.

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Frankie G.

 

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View of the Mills suspenders and cartridge belt. The suspenders are stone mint and I was lucky to find them last summer, though they weren't cheap. As a side note there are repros of the suspenders made by What Price Glory.

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Frankie G.

 

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The haversack is the M1904. This was nothing more than an updated 1899 haversack updated by using two hooks to attache the haversack to the belt. Many 1899 haversacks had wire hooks added to the rings on the back so it could be used with the M1903 cartridge belt.

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Frankie G.

 

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http://www.aef-doughboys.com

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Still I'm working on the mess gear for this time and I need to track down a 1904 dated fork and knife, and meat can adopted in 1903.

 

This is it for my pre 1910 displays for now. Future displays I am working on is 1907 display with Russell made equipment but I need the very rare suspenders. Also I have a 1907 officers display planned and all I need for that one are two haversack-canteen straps, and 1904 dated revolver holster.


Frankie G.

 

Check out my US World War I Site,

http://www.aef-doughboys.com

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Again a Stunning displayFrankie, every item is in mint condition! Keep it coming

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Great display!

Now I know what the haversack I just picked up is, Thanks.

Terry


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Frankie,

Thank you for doing the pre-1910 threads, I hope the will be pinned as references. The period from 1900 to 1917 is so overlooked and the printed references are not clear and inadequetly illustrated. It is great to be able to come to a clearly written thread such as these and get answers! Look forward to seeing the upcoming threads!


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Frankie,

Thank you for doing the pre-1910 threads, I hope the will be pinned as references. The period from 1900 to 1917 is so overlooked and the printed references are not clear and inadequetly illustrated. It is great to be able to come to a clearly written thread such as these and get answers! Look forward to seeing the upcoming threads!

 

No problem Beast! There is a serious lack of info out there for collectors in one good source. Much of what I've learned about the 1898- 1910 period is here on this forum, articles written by collectors such as Gil Sanow, and personal research.

 

I do plan to post more displays as I acquire the items I need. Also a website spanning 1898-1910 is in the works, similar to my WW I site.


Frankie G.

 

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http://www.aef-doughboys.com

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The condition of your webbing is to die for.

 

That you have acquired an uncommon, if not rare, pattern of legging is icing on the cake.

 

I greatly enjoy seeing your collection; it has motivated me to let a few items pass on Ebay

and to concentrate on finishing a few displays by focusing on those items needed to complete

what I already have.

 

Mike


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The condition of your webbing is to die for.

 

That you have acquired an uncommon, if not rare, pattern of legging is icing on the cake.

 

I greatly enjoy seeing your collection; it has motivated me to let a few items pass on Ebay

and to concentrate on finishing a few displays by focusing on those items needed to complete

what I already have.

 

Mike

 

Thanks Mike, what items are you looking for? I may have a lead on what you need or I'll keep my eyes open.


Frankie G.

 

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http://www.aef-doughboys.com

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New Romantic, Frankie ?

on Page 6 of Osprey's Combat Equipments (MAA 205) they list an M1907 Canteen and an M1908 Haversack. I can't tell the difference between that equipment and your earlier M1879 Canteen and M1904 Haversack. Could you enlighten me ?

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What Mike said killer web gear to die for you really nailed this one!! I love those 1903 suspenders, fantastic display as usual. :thumbsup:


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your display looks flawless, every piece looks like it's in perfect matching condition exactly like it was back in 1905

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Fantastic display and gear. I love early U.S. web gear. It is amazing to think that starting in late the 1890s/ early 1900s the U.S. military was using webbing while some countries continued to use leather into the 20th century.


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