Experimental LINCLOE “Detachable M-14 Ammo Pouch”?

Wednesday September 26th, 2018 admin

Recently I got an interesting magazine pouch, I think it maybe the “detachable ammunition pocket for M-14 automatic rifle” which supposed to be proposed at the early stage of LINCLOE LCE Program. This pouch has the same size as M-1967 USMC M-14 Pouch, on its sides there are straps with […]

Leather Combat Boots (Direct Molded Sole, Vietnam War)

Sunday July 22nd, 2018 admin

Vietnam War era Army all leather combat boots, Direct Molded Sole (DMS).   Stock Number Reference: Boots, Combat, Leather Assign Date: 1971-03-01 FSN-Size Sheet Size\Width X-Narrow Narrow Regular Wide X-Wide 3½ 8430-186-6826 4½ 8430-186-6827 8430-186-6828 8430-186-6829 8430-186-6830 8430-186-6834 5½ 8430-186-6835 8430-186-6844 8430-186-6865 8430-186-6866 8430-186-6885 6½ 8430-186-6886 8430-186-6887 8430-186-6888 8430-186-6891 8430-186-6892 […]

M-1945 Suspenders Foreign Modification (1960s)

Friday June 22nd, 2018 admin

These suspenders were modified from M-1945 Suspenders by some Europe countries (highly probably Greece) that received US military assistance in the Cold War era. There are several modifications: Two “branch straps” were removed. Spring hooks of the front suspendres were replaced by “bottle opener” hooks. Dual tiny D rings replaced […]

Story About USGI Buttpack

Monday April 2nd, 2018 admin

Field Pack, or buttpack, is a kind of equipment for soldiers carrying small amount of supplies, it has a long history in military use. If the supplies are too big for pockets of the clothes, and they are not enough to fill half the capacity of a backpack, buttpack is the perfect […]

M-1950 Parachutists’s Individual Weapons Case

Sunday April 1st, 2018 admin

1951 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable Army Stock Number: 74-C-190   1968 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable FSN: 8465-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown     1980 Dated: Stock Number Reference: Case, Individual Weapons, Parachutists’s, M-1950, Adjustable NSN: 8465-00-261-4995 Assign Date: Unknown […]

Metal Radio Packboard (Vietnam War)

Saturday December 9th, 2017 admin

Mounted on Lightweight Rucksack frame, it’s two support shelves and four fastener strips can carry AN/PRC-25/77 radio on the upper shelf and KY-38 encryption device or spare battery on lower shelf.   Stock Number Reference: Modification Kit, Packboard, Radio Carrying FSN: 8465-935-4737 Assign Date: 1967-12-13

Saunders’ Snake Bit Kit (Vietnam War)

Friday December 8th, 2017 admin

Usage (print inside the lid): Apply toruniquet at once, placing it between body and bite. Loosen tourniquet every 15 minutes for a few second (about 10 seconds). Apply iodine to area around bite. Paint lancet blade with iodine. Make single longitudinal (long axis) incision ¼ inch deep over each fang […]

Ball Whistle

Sunday November 12th, 2017 admin

Shown three dated 1971, 1989 and 2010   Stock Number Reference: Whistle, Ball FSN: 8465-254-8803 NSN: 8465-00-254-8803 Assign Date: Unknown

M-65 Extreme Cold Weather Parka (1972)

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 admin

Both exclusive liner and M-65 Field Jacket liner can be attached to it. Use with fur ruff hood.   Stock Number Reference: Parka Parka, Extreme Cold Weather Assign Date: 1966-03-28 Size FSN XSmall-Regular / XSmall 8415-782-3216 Small-Regular / Small 8415-782-3217 Medium-Regular / Medium 8415-782-3218 Large-Regular / Large 8415-782-3219 XLarge-Regular / XLarge 8415-782-3220 Liner Liner, […]

M69 Body Armor for ARVN

Saturday September 9th, 2017 admin

In 1970, RVNAF (Republic of Viet-Nam Armed Force) was issued US made body armor in same design but much smaller. Shown one size Medium.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body Fragmentation Protective, w/ ¾ Collar (RVNAF) Size FSN Assign Date Small 8470-144-5797 Unknown Medium 8470-144-5798 Unknown Large 8470-144-5804 Unknown

Marine M-1953 Lower Torso Armor

Wednesday August 16th, 2017 admin

Stuffed with ballistic nylon.   Stock Number Reference: Armor, Body, Fragmentation Protective, Lower Torso, M-53 Assign Date: unknown Size FSN Small 8470-576-4190 Medium 8470-576-4191 Large 8470-576-4192

M2 Bandoleer (Vietnam War)

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 admin

Six pockets ammunition bandoleer, each pocket holds one 8-round clip for M-1 Garand rifle or two five-round 7.62 NATO clips for M-14 rifle.   Stock Number Reference: Bandoleer, M2 FSN: 1305-984-1125 Assign Date: Unknown

Shelter Half Tent (1961)

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 admin

Two halves make a whole tent. Shown set circa 1961. Use with three-section wooden pole and five tent pins (pegs).   Stock Number Reference: Nomenclature FSN Assign Date Shelter Half, Tent 8340-262-3657 Unknown Pin, Tent, Aluminum, 9″ 8340-261-9749 Unknown Pole Section, Tent 8340-223-7849 Unknown