Plywood Packboard and Accessories (1944 & 1951)

Tuesday January 10th, 2017 admin

Plywood Packboard Packboard, Plywood Army Stock Number: 74-P-27-20   1944 dated (with packboard attachment and quick release strips):   1951 dated (with lashing rope):   Manual sheet:   Quick release shoulder strip buckle:   Collapsible attachment ring: Plywood Packboard Accessories Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature Army Stock Number ATTACHMENT, PACKBOARD, PLYWOOD […]

General Purpose Carrying Strap

Saturday October 15th, 2016 admin

Widely-used adjustable strap with spring hook on the ends. From top to below: 1945, 1950, 1963, 1983, 1996.   Stock Number Reference: Strap, Carrying, General Purpose Army Stock Number FSN NSN 74-S-333-50 8465-634-2808 8465-00-634-2808

5 Gallons Water Carrying Bag (1951)

Sunday August 7th, 2016 admin

Large capacity water carrying equipment. Stock Number Reference: Name Army Stock Number Bag, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons, Bag Only 74-B-53-420 Bladder, Canvas, Water-Carrying, 5 Gallons 74-B-307  

.30 M2 Carbine 30 Round Magazine Pocket

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 admin

Shown two circa 1950 and 1951, JQMD production. Hold 4 30-round .30 magazines (banana magazine).   Stock Number Reference: Pocket, Magazine, Carbine, 30 Round Army Stock Number: 74-P-142-705

.30 M1 Carbine/Rifle Cartridge Pocket (1950s)

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 admin

Shown two circa 1956. Hold 2 .30 M1 carbine magazine or M1 Garland rifle clip.   Stock Number Reference: Pocket, Ammunition/Magazine (Cal .30 M-1, Carbine Or Rifle) FSN: 8465-261-6922 Assign Date: Unknown

M-1952A Body Armor

Monday March 21st, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Armor, Vest, M-1952A Size Stock Number Small 74-A-31-240 Medium 74-A-31-235 Large 74-A-31-230 X-Large 74-A-31-225   Armor, Body, Fragmentation, Protective, Upper Torso, M-1952A Size FSN Assign Date Small 8415-261-6637 Unknown Medium 8415-261-6636 Unknown Large 8415-261-6635 Unknown X-Large 8415-261-6634 Unknown

M-1910 Aluminum Canteen (1950s)

Wednesday March 9th, 2016 admin

The WW I contract canteens continued in use into the 1940s, the early days of WW II. Beginning in 1942, canteens were manufactured from alternate materials, particularly stainless steel canteens, to substitute for scarce aluminum needed for aircraft. In late 1942, aluminum was released by the War Production Board for […]

M1950 Camp Axe (?)

Saturday November 21st, 2015 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name FSN Axe, Camp M-1950 (?) (Unknown) Carrier, Axe, Camp M-1950 2009-050-201 I haven’t found it’s original handle, so I paired it with a M1910 axe handle instead. The original handle of this axe is much longer than M1910 axe’s. There is something strange with it’s carrier, […]

M1944 & M1945 Pack System

Thursday November 12th, 2015 admin

Stock number reference: Name Stock number Pack, Field, Combat 74-P-12-250 Pack, Field, Cargo 74-P-12-285 Pack, Field, Combat, M-1945 74-P-12-252 Pack, Field, Cargo, M-1945 74-P-12-287 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo 74-S-392-300