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 […]

M-1950 Parachutists’s Individual Weapons Case

Sunday April 1st, 2018 admin

1951 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable Army Stock Number: 74-C-190   1968 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable FSN: 8465-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown     1980 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable NSN: 8465-00-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown […]

M-1943 Field Pack / Rucksack

Thursday March 1st, 2018 admin

This rucksack was issued to the Army in ETO. It’s predecessor version is Camouflage Jungle Rucksack.   Stock Number Reference: Pack, Field, M-1943 Army Stock Number: 74-P-20  

M-1943 Field Jacket

Wednesday November 29th, 2017 admin

Shown one size 40S.   Stock Number Reference: Jacket, Field, M-1943 Stock number – size sheet: Chest Sz / Height Sz SHORT REGULAR LONG 32 55-J-190-95 55-J-190-90 55-J-190-85 34 55-J-191-20 55-J-191-15 55-J-191-10 36 55-J-191-45 55-J-191-40 55-J-191-35 38 55-J-191-70 55-J-191-65 55-J-191-60 40 55-J-191-95 55-J-191-90 55-J-191-85 42 55-J-192-20 55-J-192-15 55-J-192-10 44 55-J-192-45 […]

Shelter Half Tent (1961)

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 admin

Two halves make a whole tent. Shown set circa 1961. Use with three-section wooden pole and five tent pins (pegs).   Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature FSN Assign Date Shelter Half, Tent 8340-262-3657 Unknown Pin, Tent, Aluminum, 9″ 8340-261-9749 Unknown Pole Section, Tent 8340-223-7849 Unknown

M1938 Dismounted Leggings (circa 1944)

Monday April 25th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Leggings, Canvas, Dismounted, M1938 OD3 Khaki Shade Size Stock Number 1R 72-L-61883 2R 72-L-61889 3R 72-L-61895 4R 72-L-61901 OD7 Olive Drab Shade Size Stock Number 1R 72-L-61920 2R 72-L-61923 3R (aquired) 4R (aquired)

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 […]

.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