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 […]

[Repost] The Baldwin Articles: Packboards And Cargo Shelves

Saturday December 3rd, 2016 admin

Source: Soldier Systems Daily Author: LTC Terry Baldwin Packboards, aka packframes, are an ancient load carrying concept. The Roman Legions utilized a clever variation on the basic idea for centuries. The Legionaries were issued a wooden T-shaped “carrying pole” which they rested on the top of the rectangular plywood and leather […]

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

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 […]

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  

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 […]

.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