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WW2 U.S. Packs, Bags, Pouches, Belts, Straps, Musette Bag, Magazine Pouch, Tool Roll, Leather Pouch, Canteen Cover, First Aid Pouch, Wire Cutter Pouch, Gas Mask Bag, etc., as available
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"T" Extension Accessory Strap
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1UPB-1. An adjustable strap constructed of heavy-duty, 1-inch wide, light colored olive drab webbing, approximately 8-inch long with a, “T,” extension on one end and a metal snap clip on the other end. The device was used for attaching the M-1941 canteen, when in a mounted or cavalry situation, however the strap was adapted for a multitude of other uses. moderate wear to the blackened metal hardware; the webbing exhibits light to moderate age wear and soil form storage and actual use. An interesting accessory. Used. Vg. $10.00 

First Aid Belt Pouch – British Made For the U.S. Army
FirstAidPchBritMade.JPG (68034 bytes) 1UPB-2. The British manufactured complete webbing sets for the U.S. during WW2; many U.S. units trained in England and were issued complete sets of British made gear, and/or replaced lost and damaged web equipment with British made web equipment. This specimen is a heavy, woven, light khaki, cotton web first aid belt pouch with a distinctly different weave, as compared to U.S. woven pouches. Approximately 6-inch wide x 3-5/8-inch high, with a large, slightly triangular shaped, flap closure; the flap has moderately strong stamped, “U.S.,” letters and a, single, blackened brass, British style snap closure. The backside has a standard, U.S. type, blackened metal belt hook. The interior of the flap is clearly stamped, “Finnigans L.T.D., 1944, British Made,” (unusual maker) and has a numbered British Broad Arrow mark. The pouch retains its original, distinct, light khaki color, which is very lightly soiled from handling and shelf storage, it has a few, very light, rust spots where the belt hook rested on the fabric for many years, (nothing seriously detracting or damaging). The front snap and belt hook retain approximately 99% of their original blackened finish. Appears to be unused. Excellent. $35.00 SOLD
Khaki - Over The Stock - Double Magazine Pouch For The M1 Carbine
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1UPB-k-3. "KHAKI", (light olive), canvas belt pouch for carrying two M1 .30cal carbine magazines. U.S. stamped flap, blackened metal lift the dot closure. Large belt loop on back with snap for attaching to the pistol belt. This piece is sometimes seen fitted onto the stock of an M1 carbine. The carbine must be disassembled to install this pouch and caution must be exercised as the snap may scratch the stock. The backside is stamped with maker and is war dated. A great carbine accessory. Unused. Excellent. $35.00 SOLD

Olive Drab - Over The Stock Double Magazine Pouch For The M1 Carbine
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1UPB-od-3. "OLIVE DRAB" canvas belt pouch for carrying two M1 .30cal carbine magazines. U.S. stamped flap,  blackened metal lift the dot closure. Large belt loop on back with snap for attaching to the pistol belt. This piece is sometimes seen fitted onto the stock of an M1 carbine. The carbine must be disassembled to install this pouch and caution must be exercised as the snap may scratch the stock. The backside is stamped with maker and is war dated.  A great carbine accessory. Unused. Excellent. $35.00 SOLD

Khaki Wire Cutter Pouch
wirecutpch.JPG (38998 bytes) 1UPB-4. Heavy khaki canvas duck pouch designed to hold the standard WW2 wire cutter.  U.S. stamped on front, blackened metal lift the dot closure. Backside has a short drop tab with blackened brass wire belt loop to attach to the pistol belt. Unused. Excellent+.  $20.00
WW1 US 30cal. Machine Gun Spare Barrel Cover
mgbarrelcover.JPG (44092 bytes) 1UPB-5. Tapered canvas barrel cover approx 38-3/4-inch long x 3-1/4-inch at its widest spot.  Constructed of light mustard colored canvas with khaki trim that is peculiar to early WW1 US equipment. A short flap with blackened snap covers opening. Inside of flap is reinforced with a small piece of russet leather. Bottom of cover is reinforced with a 1-3/4-inch diameter leather insert to preventing the barrel from ripping through the canvas. Marked  “Cover, Spare Barrel M8.” There is one, 3/8in separation in the material on the backside; otherwise the cover is in excellent unused condition exhibiting only the slightest signs of storage age. Vg.  $20.00 
M-10 Tool Roll 
m10tool.JPG (61997 bytes) 1UPB-6. Various shades of light colored OD, (tan), canvas tool roll with similar colored trim. Folded size, 8-1/4-inch wide x 6-inch high; fully opened size is 15-1/2-inch wide x 11-3/4-inch high. Roll is secured with an olive drab painted snap. Fully opened roll exhibits six numbered internal pouches for various tools and spare parts. Original markings on front are printed using an early style font, "Tool Roll M 10, Crawford Mfg. Co. Inc., 1942." The Roll was stored and intended for re-issue as it is also marked, "MRT (Mildew Rot Treatment) August 1956." Additional stenciled markings are "41-R2705-23." Actual use for this item is unknown by us at this time. Similar ones, shown below, are for various machine guns and other weapons; it's likely this one serves the same purpose. Unused. Excellent. $8.00
M-12 Tool Roll For M1917 & M1917A1 Browning .30cal Machine Gun
m12tool.JPG (56776 bytes) 1UPB-7. Various shades of medium Light colored OD, (tanish green), canvas tool roll with brown colored trim and short heavy web handle. Folded size, 6-1/2-inch wide x 4-1/4-inch high; fully opened size, 10-1/2-inch x 12-inch. Roll is secured with a blackened metal snap. Fully opened roll exhibits four numbered internal pouches for various tools and spare parts. Original markings on front are printed using an early style font, "Tool Roll, M 12." Interior stamped, "Fungus Proofed-Type 1, J C Brick Clng Co Inc.-1945." The M12 Tool Roll can be found listed in the1943 Ordnance Parts Catalog, SNL A-5,  for The M1917 & M1917A1 Browning .30 Cal Machine Gun. It is listed as "Roll M12 - D7389." Unused. Excellent  $8.00
M-13 Tool Roll
m13tool.JPG (59207 bytes) 1UPB-8. Dark olive brown canvas tool roll with olive green colored trim and short heavy web handle. Folded size, 4-1/2in x 7in. Fully opened size, 10in x 20in. Roll is secured with a blackened metal snap. Fully opened roll exhibits nine numbered internal pouches for various tools and spare parts. "Spare Parts Roll M 13," stamped on front. The M13 Tool Roll can be found listed in the1943 Ordnance Parts Catalog, SNL A-5,  for The M1917 & M1917A1 Browning .30 Cal Machine Gun. It is listed as "Roll M13 - D7349." Unused. Excellent  $8.00 SOLD OUT
M-19 Leather Compass Case For M2 Compass
m19compcase.JPG (61497 bytes) 1UPB-9. Formed and stitched russet leather compass case, 3-1/2-inch wide x 3-3/4-inch high x 1-3/4-inch deep. The scalloped lid is secured by one blackened snap;  one belt loop on backside, which is secured by four blackened brass rivets. The interior is lined with dark blue velvet material. Front of case stamped  “D-82645, Case, Carrying, M-19.” Designed for the M2 compass, however, other US military compasses fit nicely, as well. Made during WW2 by the Smith Worthington Leather Co., Hartford, Connecticut. Light age, minor bumps & scuffs, surface wear and insignificant soil for from handling and storage; some darkening of the leather in spots. A scarce compass accessory. Unused. Vg. $30.00
First Aid Belt Pouch – W.L.M.C. INC., 1943
FirstAidBeltPouch3var.JPG (69316 bytes) 1UPB-10. Heavy, woven, light olive, (khaki), cotton web first aid belt pouch, approximately 5-3/4-inch wide x 3-3/4-inch high, (slightly larger than normally found), with a large, triangular shaped, flap closure. The flap has moderately strong stamped, “U.S.,” letters and has a, single, blackened brass lift-the-dot closure. The backside has a blackened metal belt hook and is, lightly, but clearly stamped, “W.L.M.C. INC., 1943.” The cotton web retains its original light olive (khaki) color, which is lightly soiled from handling and storage, (not detracting). The blackened finish on the metal hook is very lightly worn in some spots, and the lift the dot snap retains 99% of  its original blackened finish. A really nice example. Overall near excellent. $20.00 SOLD
5-Pocket Sub Machinegun Magazine Pouch, For .45 Caliber Thompson 20 Round Magazines
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1UPB-11. 5-Pocket, khaki woven web magazine pouch designed to hold 5-twenty round magazines for the .45 caliber Thompson or M3 Grease Gun. Each pocket is secured with blackened brass lift-the-dot closures; some of the blackened metal closures have light signs of verdigris. Backside is boldly stamped, “U.S.,” and exhibits a large opening that will fit over any belt. Moderate signs of age, use, as well as moderate to heavy soil and rust spots, mostly on the front side. The pocket flaps have a slight greenish color to them and are constructed of different material than the body of the pouch, suggesting maybe Circa 1943 or 44. Vg-. $95.00 SOLD

First Aid Belt Pouch With Metal Carlisle First Aid Packet - Independent Awning 1944
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1UPB-12. Heavy, olive green, woven cotton web, first aid belt pouch, approximately 5-1/2-inch wide x 4-inch high with a large, triangular shaped, flap closure. The flap is clearly stamped, “U.S.,” and has a single, blackened brass, lift-the-dot closure. The backside has a blackened steel belt hook and is stamped, “Independent Awning 1944;” (the makers name is difficult to make out). The pouch contains a WW2 period, matte olive green painted, metal Carlisle bandage packet, approximately 4-inch wide x 2-1/4-inch high x 1-inch thick. The front of the packet is embossed, “First Aid Packet-U.S. Gov’t. Carlisle Model To Open Pull Tape Red Color Indicates Back Of Dressing, Put Other Side Next To Wound, Mfg. By Handy Pad Supply Co., Worcester, Mass.”  Reverse side is embossed, Contractor, Conray Products Company, N.Y., With Sulfanilamide.” I personally removed this Carlisle packet from WW2 dated GI master boxes. The pouch and metal packet are in Excellent+, unused condition; they both exhibit extremely minor and insignificant signs of handling. A really nice set. $28.00 SOLD

M1923 10-Pocket Cartridge Belt, Dated 1942
M1923CartridgeBelt3var.JPG (21863 bytes) 1UPB-13. Heavy-weight, very light colored olive green, woven cotton web, 10-pocket cartridge belt with blackened alloy M1936 style, “T-Buckle,” closure; blackened brass eyelets and lift-the-dot snaps on each pocket, as well as, black painted belt tips and buckle adjuster on the backside. Seven of the pocket flaps are a light tan color and three are a light greenish color, It is very common to find WW2 U.S. webbing made up of different colored parts; each pocket has the early, internal, clip retaining strap with blackened brass snap. No verdigris on the metal parts. The cotton webbing is very lightly faded on some of the edges of the pockets; the webbing exhibits extremely light and insignificant signs of age; very minor and insignificant soil spots from light handling and use and has a very faded U.S. stamp on the front right pocket. No frays, holes or other damage. Approximately 80%, or more, of the blackened finish on the alloy buckle remains; the blackened finish on the the-lift-the dot closures is lightly worn and scratched, however, 85% or more, of the original finish still remains. Seven of the closures are stamped, “Star Pull,” and have a small star stamped at the bottom center edge of the snap; the remaining three snaps simply have a small dimple to indicate where to pull. The eyelets retain approximately 98%, or more original finish. The backside is perfectly clean and has a very lightly stamped makers mark that is very faded and no longer legible, (something Mills or Bros. Co.); the date of 1942 is somewhat legible. The M1923 Cartridge belt has become very difficult to obtain and is always in high demand. A very clean, sound and completely serviceable example that was well cared for over the years. Nice early date. Overall Vg++ or better. $115.00 SOLD
U.S. Model 1936 Combat Suspenders, In Mint Condition - U.S. Hinson Mfg. Co. 1942
 

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1UPB-14.  Beautiful, light colored olive drab, (khaki), cotton web combat suspenders with six adjustable straps, four on the front and two on the backside. Six blackened metal snap hooks attach the suspenders to the pistol belt or cartridge belt; two blackened metal, “D” rings on the front for attaching the musette bag.  four, large gray Parkerized metal adjusting buckles and two two smaller gray Parkerized metal adjusting buckles on the backside. The backside of the right front strap is stamped, “U.S. Hinson Mfg. Co. 1942.” This specimen is very close to Mint condition; it does not have any indication that it has seen any use. The metal hardware retains approximately 99% of its original finish with no signs of rust or deterioration. The webbing is in beautiful condition; it does not show any signs of age, wear, soil, rust or other damage. An exceptionally beautiful piece of equipment in just about the same condition it was when it left the factory. M36 suspenders, in this condition, have almost disappeared completely; it is very unusual to find them in this condition. Don’t miss this great opportunity to acquire a fast disappearing piece of WW2 US combat equipment. Mint condition. $125.00 SOLD

Canteen Cover - 1941
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1UPB-15. Light colored olive cotton canvas canteen cover with slightly darker olive trim and gray felt lining. The “U.S.” stamp on the front is heavily faded but still discernable. The finish on the blackened brass “lift the dot” fasteners is approximately 50% intact; the finish on the brass wire hook hanger is completely worn off. The webbing is in very good condition without frays, holes, verdigris or other damage; the interior felt is quite worn and some of the felt is missing. The maker’s mark on the backside is completely faded and not readable, however, the date of 1941, which is also, nearly, completely faded, can still be seen. Overall moderate fading, moderate signs of age, light wear and minor light soil from handling and storage; nothing seriously detracting. Unfortunately the description may tend to make the cover appear worse than it really is. A solid example. Vg-. $22.00

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