Prototype Or Experimental ARVN Rucksack….or not?

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 […]

USGI Contract Number Prefix Reference (Pre 2003)

Wednesday September 21st, 2016 admin

  Prefix Valid Time Note Sample QM 1954-1962 4 digits or long format with last two digits year number. DA 1950s-1961 The last two digits of contract number represented the year DSA-# 1962-1965 The last two digits of contract number represented the year. Letter might on each side of the […]

GS/FRP-2 Summer Flyer’s Gloves (Modern)

Tuesday September 13th, 2016 admin

Shown two pairs contract number dated post 2000.   Stock Number Reference: Gloves, Summer, Flyer’s, Type GS/FRP-2 Sage Green Size NSN Assign Date 5 8415-01-040-2012 1977-05-04 6 8415-01-040-1453 1977-05-02 7 8415-01-029-0109 1976-10-14 8 8415-01-029-0111 1976-10-14 9 8415-01-029-0112 1976-10-14 10 8415-01-029-0113 1976-10-14 11 8415-01-029-0116 1976-10-14   Tan and Black Assign Date: […]

Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH)

Wednesday September 7th, 2016 admin

Advanced Combat Helmet The Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) was type classified and has been in use since 2003. It replaced the Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) helmet. The ACH is lighter than the PASGT. It provides improved fragmentation, ballistic and impact protection. The ACH features a pre-drilled Night […]

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Modular Integrated Communications Helmet 2000 (MICH 2000)

Wednesday September 7th, 2016 admin

Modular Integrated Communications Helmet 2000 Ballistic helmet with pad suspension system and 4-point chinstrap retention system, includes dual channel communications subsystem.   Stock Number Reference: Helmet, Ground Troops Assign Date: 2000-07-05 Size / Cover Desert Woodland Arctic Medium 8470-01-476-2519 8470-01-476-2518 8470-01-476-2600 Large 8470-01-476-2522 8470-01-476-2601

Marine Improved Modular Tactical Vest / Plate Carrier (IMTV/PC)

Tuesday September 6th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Improved Moodular Tactical / Vest Plate Carrier Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-581-4880 2010-01-19 Small 8470-01-581-5037 2010-01-20 Medium 8470-01-581-5041 2010-01-20 Large 8470-01-581-5052 2010-01-20 X-Large 8470-01-581-5071 2010-01-20 Improved Modular Tactical Vest Size NSN Assign Date X-Small 8470-01-581-4766 2010-01-19 Small 8470-01-581-4803 2010-01-19 Medium 8470-01-581-4806 2010-01-19 Large 8470-01-581-4808 2010-01-19 X-Large […]

Phoenix IR-15 Encodable Infrared Beacon

Monday September 5th, 2016 admin

Powered by standard 9V dry cell battery (BA-3090, NSN: 6135-00-900-2139). User can encode it by touch it’s pins with metallic object such as coin or cartridge casing. Shown one contract number dated 2003. Stock Number Reference: Transmitter, Infrared NSN: 5855-01-396-8734 Assign Date: 1994-09-27

MS-2000M Distress Light Marker

Monday September 5th, 2016 admin

Shown one contract number dated 2005, the letter “M” in the end of model name means “modified”.   Stock Number Reference: LIGHT MARKER, DISTRESS NSN: 6230-01-411-8535 Assign Date: 1995-04-03

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