These suspenders were modified from M-1945 Suspenders by some Europe countries (highly probably Greece) that received US military assistance in the Cold War era. There are several modifications: Two “branch straps” were removed. Spring hooks of the front suspendres were replaced by “bottle opener” hooks. Dual tiny D rings replaced […]
Stock Number Reference: Belt, Pistol, M-1912, Without Sabre Ring Stock number not available. Belt, Pistol, M-1912, With Sabre Ring Stock number not available.
Stock Number Reference: Belt, Cartridge, Dismounted, M-1923 Army Stock Number: 74-B-160
Shown one circa 1945. Also known as “M1944 Suspenders” Stock Number Reference: Suspenders, Belt, M1936 Army Stock Number: 74-S-389
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 […]
Stock Number Reference (left to right): Name Stock Number Suspenders, Belt, M-1936 (crica 1942) 74-S-389 Suspenders, M1941, USMC (circa 1967) 8465-382-7968 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo, M-1945 (circa 1951) 74-S-392-300 M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (Modified in 1960s) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4922 (regular size) Suspenders, Field Pack, M-1967 (circa […]
The old WWI BAR belts had a major problem that mad the belt uncomfortable to wear, and almost impossible for thin man. It was exceptionally wide and had a large buckle; this resticted movement, and in some cases prevented the wearer from bending forward against the bulk of the loaded […]
Shown one circa 1918, economic version. Had capacity for 20 five-round clip for M1903 rifle. Belt, Cartridge, Dismounted, M1917 no available stock number.
Shown one circa 1918. Holds 6 BAR magazines, 1 leather box for spare part and accessory and two M1911 magazines. There was a steel rifle butt cup settled on the right piece of the belt, which used for “walking fire” (or hip fire). BAR magazines were carried in special belts […]
Stock Number Reference: Name FSN Assign Date Suspenders, Combat Equip. (Nylon) USMC 8465-078-4581 Unknown Field Pack; Cargo; Nylon; (M-1967 USMC) 8465-860-0314 Unknown Field Pack; Cargo; Combat; (M-1967 USMC) 8465-860-0337 Unknown Pocket, Ammunition, Magazine, Nylon Duck 8465-860-0259 1967-10-11 Field Pack; Combat; (M-1967 USMC) Suspenders, Combat Equip. (Nylon) USMC Field Pack; […]
The “Belt, Pistol or Revolver, M1936” was essentially the same as the M1912 belt, but had a buckle with smaller “T”-closure. Early version belt had a pair of smooth-faced brass belt keepers with brazed ends. This kind of belt was issued to all ranks armed forces with handgun or carbine […]
Just search this: HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LINCLOE LOADCARRYING EQUIPMENT AD A014984
Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin I’m sure most everyone knows that the US Military once developed and issued load carrying accessories officially called Field Packs. “Buttpacks” is the more familiar nickname they immediately acquired. Here are some additional facts. Field Packs attach to the USGI web belt with […]
Stock Number Reference (from top to bottom, all in medium size): Name Stock Number Belt, Pistol or Revolver M1936 (crica 1942) 74-B-265 Belt, Pistol or Revolver M1936 (crica 1945) 74-B-265 Belt, Individual Equipment M1956 (crica 1969, vertical weave) 8465-577-4925 Belt, Cartridge, M1961 (crica 1967) 8465-823-6937 Belt, Individual Equipment M1956 (crica […]