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show me your setups and mannequins! Started working on one 7 years ago, took a 6 year break and now starting it back up, so need ideas of how it was assembled and what to use. thanks

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shrapneldude

This is my post-WWII pack set, came assembled. I know it's not WWII, but should give a better idea of how they look when they're "stuffed" and kitted out fully with the bayo and the e-tool.

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This is my post-WWII pack set, came assembled. I know it's not WWII, but should give a better idea of how they look when they're "stuffed" and kitted out fully with the bayo and the e-tool.

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Sweet setup you got there. Interesting blanket roll straps.

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Late war rifleman....

 

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This is a set I put together and took pics of just to show how it all worked, so there's some late WWII stuff mixed with post war and Korean War stuff so the colors and pieces would contrast to show where everything went. I put it on a M-55 flak so it would show how it would sit when worn.

 

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Here is what my 14 year old and I have thus far, that is put together anyway.

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'Flage Guy

"BOYT -44-" flap-closure rig fitted with a '43-dated Shelter Half, with 4thMarDiv markings:

 

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'Flage Guy

M1941 rivet-buckled rig with M1910 Depot-made Shovel Carrier and M1905 Bayonet in a Maine Corps Scabbard and "BoyT -41-" Ammo Belt...

 

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'Flage Guy

"BoyT -42-" Pack and Belt rig with Poncho roll, M1910 Pickmattock in a Marine Carrier and M1942 Bayonet in an M3 Scabbard:

 

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'Flage Guy

"Transitional" Depot-made Packs with Shelter Half roll and M1910 Shovel in the oddball "transitional" Carrier...

 

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'Flage Guy

"BOYT -44-" Ammo Belt, fully rigged...

 

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All the Pack set-ups above are "stuffed" with empty welding wire boxes scrounged from the trash at work; they fit perfectly into Marine M1941 Packs :) Various sized plastic bags filled with styrofoam chips are excellent pack-stuffers as well!

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very nice, gents.

 

Hotlead...how is that bedroll attached under the pack? Being a Grunt, and knowing I'd need into my pack during the war, that's how I'd've set it up, too. What model pack is that?

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I'm gonna have to look through the books and see if I can't find some shots of Packs rigged like Hotlead's is; very practical indeed! Looks like it's just 2 Bedroll Straps run through the loops meant for the shoulder straps when the pack is used without the Suspenders.

 

BOYT -44-: Beautiful pic!! :w00t:

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'Flage guy has it right, the two bedroll straps go through the shoulder strap loops and the poncho sits a lot more secure and comfortable than it does on top, it's much easier to shoot from prone as well.

 

I remember seeing a couple pics of Marines doing it this way in the PTO and in Vietnam, I wonder why it wasn't more common?

 

Brig- It's modified M-1941 pack, folks call it a "roll top" version.

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craig_pickrall

I know it is no fun doing it by the book but none the less here is the book if you need it.

 

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excellent reference, FS. thanks for 'the Book'

 

just got a pair of leggings in, one piece closer to that mannequin I started

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HI, I know this thread is not new but as you were wondering if the marines used this setup, with the poncho or bedroll under the haversack, here is a illustration.

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