Captured Marine M-1941 Knapsack?

Monday June 19th, 2017 admin

Today we received a 2nd pattern Marine M-1941 knapsack, which was installed with a canvas belt and used as musette bag. The strange thing is: that belt was a Chinese Type 65 Canvas Belt. Considering the time of this knapsack being issued, maybe it was captured in the Liberation War […]

Difference in Three Patterns OG107 TCU

Thursday April 20th, 2017 admin

Uniform 1st Pattern 2nd Pattern 2nd Pattern Transitional 3rd Pattern (Poplin) 3rd Pattern (Rip-stop) FY 1962-1965 1965-1966 1966 1966-1969 1967-post war FSN 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE 8405-082-SIZE  8405-935-SIZE Contract Label Position Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Inner Side Left Button Closure Intgrated w/ Instruction Label Intgrated w/ Instruction Label […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cup Stoves

Thursday January 12th, 2017 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I actually do some research before I write these short articles. Not exhaustive by any means but hopefully enough to flesh out the subject beyond my personal recollections. So I have been learning or relearning a thing or two myself in the process. […]

Vietnam War Rucksacks And Packs

Saturday December 24th, 2016 admin

Name FSN M-1945 Pack System N/A Mountain Rucksack (JQD-88F 1951 ver.) N/A Marine M-1941 Field Pack System (Vietnam War era) 8465-382-ITEM Lightweight Rucksack (1965 Ver.) 8465-782-3248 Lightweight Rucksack (1968 Ver.) 8465-782-3248 ARVN Rucksack 8465-782-3133 Tropical Rucksack 8465-935-6673 Marine Nylon M1941 Haversack 8465-382-7966 M-1967 USMC Combat Cargo Field Pack 8465-860-0337

Vietnam War Body Armors

Sunday December 18th, 2016 admin

Name FSN M-1952A Body Armor 8415-261-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 1 8470-823-SIZE M-69 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-122-SIZE Aircrew Body Armor (a.k.a.”Chicken Plate”) 8470-935-SIZE Variable Body Armor 8470-141-SIZE Marine M-1955 Body Armor Gen 2 8470-576-SIZE

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Canteen Cups

Saturday December 10th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin We all know that humans need an adequate supply of water to function and survive even during relatively short periods of strenuous outdoor activities. And there are a myriad of ways to carry water in a field environment available to today’s soldiers or […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – The Canteen Cover

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin As you can see from the attached picture I own a lot of different canteen covers. And I’ll admit that this is just the tip of the iceberg. I never intended to acquire so much gear but it just turned out that way. […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles – Ponchos And Shelters

Wednesday November 30th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin This is about effective tactical shelters that I have used in the field including various military issue ponchos, tarps and the Ecotat Multipurpose System. I recognize that today there are quite a few other potential options available but I’m going to stick with […]

[Repost] Terry Baldwin – Random Gear Thoughts

Saturday November 26th, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Based on comments made recently about photos of some earnest but not necessarily squared away individuals I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some “Random Gear Thoughts”. Much of this was originally something I wrote to a friend about to […]

Prototype Or Experimental ARVN Rucksack?

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 admin

Last month, we bought a strange rucksack that we have never seen from a British seller. It seems like a copy of 1950’s French Army LAFUMA Rucksack. But when we get our hands on it, we found that it had a high possibility to be one of the prototype or […]

M-1945 Cargo Pack Captured from Korean War

Sunday August 14th, 2016 admin

I often search militaria in antique store or flea market, in there may find some nice thing at amazing low price. Recent days I found M-1945 cargo pack in a vintage store that sold bedding articles,  cloth and hats made in 1980s and 1990s. Most of the goods in the store were China made, the cargo […]

Some Awesome Original Wallpapers/Screen Lock Picture

Thursday June 30th, 2016 admin

Photograph by Gear-Illustration originally with proud. Gear-Illustration Copyright Reserved DO NO COMMERCIAL USE   Free download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B86-8baL-TbQREFrS2VmUVR3YUE https://mega.nz/#!xMR3nQ4B

Canteen Cover Collection 1940s – 2007

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Name Stock Number Cover, Canteen, USMC (circa 1944) N/A Cover, Canteen, M1910 (circa 1952) 74-C-300 Cover, Water Canteen, Insulated (circa 1962) 8465-753-6490 Cover, Water Canteen, M-1956 (circa 1962) 8465-577-4926 Cover, Water Canteen, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4926 Cover, Water Canteen, 2-Quart, Collapsible (with Pile Lining) (circa 1972) 8465-00-927-7485 […]

Load Carrying Suspenders Collection 1942 – 1974

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference (left to right): Name Stock Number Suspenders, Belt, M1936 (crica 1942) 74-S-389 Suspenders, M1941, USMC (circa 1967) 8465-382-7968 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo, M1945 (circa 1951) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Pack, Field, Cargo and Combat, M1951 (circa 1952) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4922 (regular size) Suspenders, Field Pack, M1967 […]