Steel Carabiner / Snap Link

Friday February 10th, 2017 admin

Shown six dated 1970, 1979, 1981 and 1987.   Stock Number Reference: Snap Link, Mountain Piton FSN: 8465-360-0228 NSN: 8465-00-360-0228 Assign Date: Unknown

OG107 Bonnie Hat w/ Insect Net (Type I, Vietnam War)

Thursday February 9th, 2017 admin

Shown one circa 1969, size 6¾.   Stock Number Reference: Hat, Jungle w/ Insect Net, Ctn, w/r Poplin, r/s Weave Quarpel Treated, OG-107 (Type I) Size FSN Assign Date 6 3/8 8415-935-2885 1967-06-13 6 ½ 8415-935-2886 1967-06-13 6 5/8 8415-935-2887 1967-06-13 6 ¾ 8415-935-2888 1967-06-13 6 7/8 8415-935-2889 1967-06-13 7 8415-935-2890 […]

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: 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 […]

Individual Load Carrying Universal Sling (1964)

Saturday October 15th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Sling, Universal, Individual Load Carrying FSN: 8465-753-3257 Assign Date: Unknown   Manual: FM 21-15 “Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment”

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

Rifle Butt Pocket And Strap Assembly (Vietnam War)

Friday October 7th, 2016 admin

Shown two contract number dated 1965 or 1966. Use with Lightweight Rucksack for carrying a rifle by the side.   Stock Number Reference: Rifle Butt Pocket And Strap Assembly FSN: 8465-782-2779 Assign Date: Unknown Usage:

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 […]

XM3 Rifle Bipod and Carrying Case (Vietnam War era)

Friday September 2nd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Bipod Bipod, Rifle, XM3 FSN: 1005-992-6676 Assign Date: Unknown     Bipod Carrying Case Pattern Name FSN Assign Date 1st Case, Bipod (Aquired) Unknown 2nd Case, Bipod 1005-017-9647 Unknown 3rd Case, Carrying, Bipod, XM3 1005-999-2430 Unknown 4nd Case, Bipod, M3 1005-283-9439 1973-08-11

M-51 Field Jacket And Trousers (1960s)

Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 admin

Shown one circa 1961. Stock Number Reference: Coat, Man’s, Field, OG-107, M-1951 Assign Date: Unknown Chest Sz / Height Sz Short Regular Long X-Small 8405-255-8593 Small 8405-255-8591 8405-255-8590 8405-255-8589 Medium 8405-255-8588 8405-255-8587 8405-255-8586 Large 8405-255-8585 8405-255-8584 8405-255-8583 X-Large 8405-255-8592 Liner, Jacket, Field, M-1951 Assign Date: Unknown Size FSN X-Small 8405-261-6595 […]

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