Captured Marine M-1941 Knapsack?

Monday June 19th, 2017 admin

Today we received a 2nd pattern Marine M-1941 knapsack, which was installed with a canvas belt and used as musette bag. The strange thing is: that belt was a Chinese Type 65 Canvas Belt. Considering the time of this knapsack being issued, maybe it was captured in the Liberation War […]

M-1924 First Aid Packet Pouch (1941)

Saturday March 25th, 2017 admin

Slightly smaller in vertical size than common M-1942 First Aid Packet Pouch.   Stock Number Reference: Pocket, First Aid Packet, M-1942 Army Stock Number: 74-P-257

Ice Creepers / Crampons (WWII)

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 admin

This is a pair of WWII U.S. Military Ice Creepers or Crampons. Crampons were a cold weather issued item for combat boots. This set is made of a galvanized metal with cotton webbing for strapping the cleats to the sole of  your boot. They are adjustable and have seven 3/4″ sharp spikes to […]

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 […]

M-1910 Intrenching Axe (1944)

Monday October 17th, 2016 admin

Shown set dated 1944.   Stock Number Reference: Axe Axe, Intrenching, M-1910, with Handle Army Stock Number: 74-A-100   Axe Carrier Axe, Intrenching, M-1910 Army Stock Number: 74-C-120

Three-Pocket Grenade Carrier (1944)

Sunday October 16th, 2016 admin

Early issued three-pocket grenade carrier, held 3 MK-2 Fragmentation Grenade (later model held 6). Most originals are dated 1944 and they saw limited use. They attach to the pistol or cartridge belt and use a leg strap to prevent them from flapping. Shown one also dated 1944, JQMD production.   […]

Carlisle Model First Aid Pack (WWII)

Sunday October 16th, 2016 admin

Developed by the US Army Medical Department Equipment Laboratory located in Carlisle Barracks in 1920. A piece of sterilized dressing and small pack of sulfanilamide powder were packed in brass or aluminum-foiled paper package. Carried in M-1942 First Aid Pack Pouch (or British made model).   Stock Number Reference: First Aid Packet, […]

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-6 Rocket Carrying Bag (1945)

Friday October 14th, 2016 admin

Held two 2.36in M6 series rocket ammunition in tube. Shown one dated 1945, Boyt made.   Stock Number Reference: Bag, Carrying, Rocket, M6 Army Stock Number: 74-B-54-35