M-1956 LCE Official Copy (1): Greek Army M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment

Sunday December 9th, 2018 admin

Author: Beta-TNT (Webmaster) Overview In the 1970s’, there were many countries’ armed forces using American style individual equipment copy as their own standard issue. Let’s start with Greek M-1971 Load-Carrying Equipment. After the World War II, Greece received military assistance from the US, among them there were small arms and […]

M1910 Mounted Cartridge Belt

Monday November 26th, 2018 admin

Used by mounted units for carrying M-1903 Springfield rifle ammunition. Mounted version has nine pockets, one less than the dismounted version, leaves a blank panel for a M1912 Double Pistol Magazine Pocket.   Stock Number Reference: Belt, Cartridge, Mounted, M1910 Stock Number Unavailable

M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Friday June 22nd, 2018 admin

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 […]

[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 […]

Load Carrying Suspenders Collection 1942 – 1974

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

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 […]

M1937 BAR Magazine Belt (WWII era)

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 admin

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 […]

M1917 Dismounted Cartridge Belt

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 admin

Shown one circa 1918, economic version. Had capacity for 20 five-round clip for M1903 rifle.   Belt, Cartridge, Dismounted, M1917 no available stock number.

M1918 BAR Rifleman’s Magazine Belt

Sunday April 17th, 2016 admin

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 […]

M-1967 USMC Load-Carrying Equipment

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 admin

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; Cargo; […]

M1936 Suspenders and Belt

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 admin

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 […]