Variable Density Goggle

Tuesday June 28th, 2016 admin

Variable density goggles were used by U.S. aerial gunners and anti-aircraft gunnerss in World War II. They were equipped with a turning dial on the front allowing the pilot to alter the tint of the lens enabling them to see tracer rounds and not be easily blinded. They failed to […]

Rifle Muzzle Cover (1944)

Friday May 20th, 2016 admin

This item was employed to cover the muzzle of rifles to keep dirt and other foreign objects out. The piece is made from canvis and has two snaps located in different areas to provide a small level of adjustment so it may fit better on the rifle. It can be […]

M-1938 Dismounted Leggings (1944)

Monday April 25th, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference: Leggings, Canvas, Dismounted, M-1938 OD7 Olive Drab Shade Size Army Stock Number 1R 72-L-61920 2R 72-L-61923 3R (aquired) 4R (aquired)

M1928 Haversack

Friday April 22nd, 2016 admin

The M-1928 haversack was directly evolved from the M-1910 haversack which differed in only a few details. These packs were carried by American infantry (and other arms and services) from before World War I through World War II. Shown set circa 1943. Although widely used, the M1928 pack was very […]

M1937 BAR Magazine Belt (WWII era)

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 admin

The old WWI BAR belts had a major problem that mad the belt uncomfortable to wear, and almost impossible for thin man. It was exceptionally wide and had a large buckle; this resticted movement, and in some cases prevented the wearer from bending forward against the bulk of the loaded […]

TL-122D Flashlight (WWII)

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016 admin

This kind of right angle fix focus flash became very popular after WWII. Thanks to it’s clip, it can be attached to belt or suspender and free user’s both hand while using. Stock number acquired.

M-1942 Stainless Steel Canteen and Cup

Tuesday March 15th, 2016 admin

The one quart M1910 aluminum canteen was the standard canteen used by the U.S. military until the early days of WW II. At that time, a shortage of aluminum, needed for aircraft, led to development of equivalent canteens based on other materials. This was the origin of the one quart […]

M-1942 Enamel Canteen

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 admin

During 1942, the U.S. procured canteens made of a low grade metal with a porcelain enamel coating. This attempt to save more valuable aluminum and stainless steel had only temporary benefits and was stopped by the end of 1942 when the traditional metals were again released for use. The original […]

Marine Cross Flap Canteen Cover

Sunday March 6th, 2016 admin

DQP (Depot Quartermaster Philadelphia) production for the Marine Corps through WW II. Starting in 1943, the most visible feature was made with the introduction of “dog ear” crossed flaps. Instead of the flaps connecting to fasteners on the same side of the cover, this style looked like folded arms, with […]

M31 12-Inch Graphical Firing Table (WWII era)

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 admin

12-Inch Graphical Firing Table is a table series for many kinds of guns and cannon, M31 is for 155mm M1 gun (also known as “Long Tom”). circa FEB, 2, 1945 Manual: TM 9-524 Stock Number Reference: Table, Graphical Firing, M31 Stock No: F1-0088048

M1936 Musette Bag/Backpack (1945 ver.)

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 admin

The shown bag was the latest version of M1936 field bag, OD 7 color, with added equipment tab on the front flap. Stock Number Reference: Name Army Stock Number Bag, Canvas, Field, M1936 74-B-53 Strap, Carrying, Bag, Canvas, Field 74-S-333