30-Round .45 Magazine Case w/ Shoulder Strap (1943)

Friday November 23rd, 2018 admin

Holds ten .45 30-round magazines, mostly used by paratroopers for carrying spare ammunition for M-1928 sub-machine gun.   Stock Number Reference: Case, Magazine, 30-Round, With Shoulder Strap Army Stock Number: 74-C-194

Mountain Rucksack (1941 Pattern)

Monday August 27th, 2018 admin

U.S. Army developed and adopted its first rucksack during the summer of 1941. The canvas duck sack was mounted on a steel wire or rattan frame that supported the load and held it off the soldier’s back. Four pockets on the outside of the bag carried extra gear. Heavy felt […]

Ski Glaiters (WWII)

Wednesday December 6th, 2017 admin

Shown pair are in OD3 shade, medium size.   Stock Number Reference: Glaiters, Ski Stock Number-Color-Size sheet: Size / Color OD3 / OD7 White X-Small 72-G-1000 72-G-1010 Small 72-G-1001 72-G-1011 Mediium 72-G-1002 72-G-1012 Large 72-G-1003 72-G-1013 X-Large 72-G-1004 72-G-1014

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-1924 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 […]

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.   […]

Load Carrying Suspenders Collection 1942 – 1974

Saturday April 23rd, 2016 admin

Stock Number Reference (left to right): Name Stock Number Suspenders, Belt, M-1936 (crica 1942) 74-S-389 Suspenders, M1941, USMC (circa 1967) 8465-382-7968 Suspenders, Pack, Combat, Cargo, M-1945 (circa 1951) 74-S-392-300 M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (Modified in 1960s) 74-S-392-300 Suspenders, Individual Equipment Belt, M-1956 (circa 1967) 8465-577-4922 (regular size) Suspenders, Field Pack, M-1967 (circa […]

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 impractical […]

.30 M1 Carbine Magazine Pocket

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 admin

Shown one circa 1943, Laird Schober production, OD3 shade.   Stock Number Reference: Pocket, Magazine, Double, web, Carbine, cal .30 M1 Army Stock Number: 74-P-143-60

M1936 Suspenders and Belt

Saturday January 23rd, 2016 admin

The “Belt, Pistol or Revolver, M1936” was essentially the same as the M1912 belt, but had a buckle with smaller “T”-closure. Early version belt had a pair of smooth-faced brass belt keepers with brazed ends. This kind of belt was issued to all ranks armed forces with handgun or carbine […]