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Field Gear, Packs, Pouches, Straps, Pistol Belts,
                               Cartridge Belts, Mess Gear,
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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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When you purchase an item from these pages, you may, or may not, receive the exact item shown, as we have different makers and ones with very slightly different conditions; all are in Vg. to Excellent collectible and serviceable condition; you will receive an item equal to, or better than the one shown; we will not send out junk!

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M-1941 "T" Extender Accessory Strap for the Mounted Canteen Cover and Other General Purpose Use
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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. Light to moderate wear to the metal parts and their blackened finish; the webbing exhibits light to moderate signs of age, wear and soil form storage and actual use. May have crossed out numbers or other writing on the webbing. An interesting accessory. Used. Vg. $25.00 

10-Pocket Cartridge Belt for the M 1903A1, Caliber .30 / 30-06 Rifle; British Made for the U.S. "MECo" Marked & Dated 1944. Complete with 1943 Dated British Made First Aid Pouch
*1UPB-2. The M1 Garand officially replaced the Springfield ’03 rifle early in WW2; however the ’03 remained in service throughout WW2, hence the need for this particular ammo during that time. This light colored olive, (khaki), woven cotton web belt has ten, un–reinforced, puckered bottom pockets, (similar to WW1 U.S. style); and was manufactured, in England, by "MECo", (Mills Equipment Company). Blackened metal hardware used throughout, (some magnetic some not). The webbing retains its original coloring; it has not been washed, faded out or otherwise damaged; it exhibits light signs of age with no signs of actual wear; there is minor signs of, even, dusty soil, from over 70 years of storage, (nothing serious). The blackened finish on the outside of some of the Lift-the-Dot closures is flaking and worn to base metal, (nothing of a serious nature). One side of the WW2 type buckle closure is magnetic, (male), and the other side is non-magnetic, (female); the male side has overall rust patina; the female side retains approximately 70% of its original blackened finish. The remaining metal hardware exhibits light to moderate signs of age, with light surface wear and some light deterioration to their blackened finish. Each pocket has an interior strap with a blackened snap; which is designed to carry, two, 5-round, caliber .30 / 30-06 rifle clips, in each pocket; the blackened finish on some of the snaps is aged and worn off. The backside of the belt is ink stamped, in three places, "MECo, (Mills Equipment Company), 1944, British Made," some of the lettering on the markings are not completely legible, however, one stamping is clearly marked. Attached to the belt is a British made first aid kit pouch, marked, "Bagcraft, Ltd, 1943, British Made," (lettering is very light and not completely legible). Blackened finish on other metal parts is lightly worn. "U.S." letters are lightly stamped on the belt and the first aid pouch. In my opinion, the listed detractions are minor in nature and are greatly outweighed by the nice condition of the belt. The belt appears to have had, extremely little, or no use at all and is a really good looking example of British produced ammunition belt. Somewhat scarce. Near excellent. $225.00
Khaki, Over the Stock - Double Magazine Pouch for the M1 Carbine
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1UPB-3. "KHAKI," (OD-3 light olive), canvas & woven web, belt pouch for carrying two M1 .30cal carbine magazines. U.S. stamped flap, blackened metal lift the dot closure. Large opening on the backside, allowing the pouch to slide over a pistol belt. The pouch has a snap on the, backside, which aligns with the snap on a pistol belt. This pouch 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. Very insignificant age from years of storage. Unused. Excellent. The backside is stamped with maker and is war dated. Various colors and various makers, we will send the best ones out first. A great carbine accessory. Very insignificant age from years of storage and handling. Unused. Excellent. $45.00 SOLD

Dark Olive Drab Color, Over the Stock, Double Magazine Pouch for the M1 Carbine
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*1UPB-3a. "DARK OLIVE DRAB," canvas & woven web, belt pouch for carrying two M1 .30cal carbine magazines. U.S. stamped flap, blackened metal lift the dot closure. Large opening on the backside, allowing the pouch to slide over a pistol belt. The pouch has a snap on the, backside, which aligns with the snap on a pistol belt. This pouch 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. Various colors and various makers, we will send the best ones out first. A great carbine accessory. Very insignificant age from years of storage and handling. Unused. Excellent. $35.00 SOLD

Magazine Pouch for .30cal M1 Carbine, with Two, Web, Belt Loops on the Backside, Maker Marked, "R.B. Hanson Mfg. Co." and Dated 1945
1UPB-3b. Dark olive drab, canvas belt pouch designed to hold two, 15 round, .30cal magazines for the M1 Carbine. Large flap closure with one, blackened brass, lift-the-dot snap on front and two blackened rivets on the bottom edge of the pouch for suspending additional equipment; the flap has lightly stenciled, "U.S." letters and the flap has OD cotton web trim. The backside has two, vertical, cotton web belt loops. The inside of the flap is very lightly stamped, "R.B. Hanson Mfg. Co." and Dated 1945 The canvas material exhibits light signs of age and is without actual wear or soil, except for some light dust acquired during storage, and very light signs that it once held magazines; not faded or washed, no holes or frays. The metal parts retain 95% original blackened finish; most finish wear is on the   stud post, from opening and closing the flap. The pouch appears to have been very lightly used with a slightly, "rumpled" appearance. Near excellent. $25.00
Khaki, (OD-3), Wire Cutter Pouch
wirecutpch.JPG (38998 bytes) *1UPB-4. Heavy, khaki, (OD-3), woven web pouch designed to hold the standard WW2 wire cutter.  U.S. letters stamped on front, blackened metal lift the dot closure. Backside has a short drop tab with blackened brass wire belt loop to attach he pouch to a pistol belt. Light to moderately printed U.S. letters, makers name & date, (the image exhibits the median legibility of the printing). Maker, "Hoff, Mfg. dated 1942. Very insignificant age from years of storage. Unused, Excellent condition.$20.00
Coleman Military Burner Model No. 527, with Original Labeled Box, Instruction Booklet & Spare Parts. FOR DISPLAY ONLY, NOT INTENDED FOR ACTUAL USE
*1UPB-5. This unit is complete with all of the parts as listed in the operating guide, which are the fuel tank, burner, with all of its operating components and operating label; one small canvas bag with spare parts; wrench; instruction booklet with very detailed operating instructions and maintenance operations and support stand. I was told this type burner was used to boil water to sterilize medical instruments in the field, I am sure it was used for many other unintended uses, as well. A of the metal parts exhibit some degree of age and surface finish deterioration, no actual rust, pitting or other damage. The canvas bag of spare parts does not appear to have ever been opened, however the canvas has stiffened from age. The operation and maintenance handbook, which is dated, “12-43,” is constructed from war-time paper and is a little delicate and has picked up some brown foxing stains during storage, nothing serious, damaging or detracting. The original cardboard box and label is in excellent condition. We make no statement as to weather the unit is operational or not; we are selling it as a display item only; an item that is not intended for actual use. The instructions indicate using, “unleaded gas,” which is, I assume, not the same unleaded gas of today, which could prove to be very dangerous for something this old. A very unique and scarce display item. Appears to be unused Vg+ $125.00 
Coleman Military Burner Model No. 527, with Original Labeled Box, Instruction Booklet & Spare Parts. FOR DISPLAY ONLY, NOT INTENDED FOR ACTUAL USE
*1UPB-5a. Have one Coleman Military Burner Model No. 527, with Original Labeled Box, Instruction Booklet fuel tank, burner & Spare Parts but without the support stand. Still a unique display item without the support stand. We make no statement as to weather the unit is operational or not; we are selling it as a display item only; an item that is not intended for actual use. The instructions indicate using, “unleaded gas,” which is, I assume, not the same unleaded gas of today, which could prove to be very dangerous for something this old. Appears to be unused Vg+ $99.00
M-10 Tool Roll 
*1UPB-6. Large size, light colored olive, OD-3, (khaki), canvas tool roll with darker (OD-7) colored trim. Folded size, approximately 8-1/2-inch wide x 5-3/8-inch high; fully opened size is approximately 15-1/2-inch wide x 12-3/4-inch high. The tool roll is secured with one blackened brass snap. The fully opened roll exhibits six numbered internal pouches for various tools and spare parts. Original stenciled markings on front are, "41-R-2705-23, Tool Roll M 10, MRT,  (Mildew Rot Treatment), August, 1956." Excellent unused condition. $25.00
M-12 Tool Roll for M1917 & M1917A1 Browning .30cal Machine Gun
*1UPB-7. Light colored OD-3, (tanish green), canvas tool roll with olive green colored trim and short, (od-7), heavy web handle. Folded size, 6-1/2-inch wide x 4-inch high; fully opened size, 10-1/4-inch high x 11-1/2-inch wide. Roll is secured with one blackened metal snap. Fully opened roll exhibits four numbered internal pouches for various tools and spare parts. Original, stencil, type markings on front, "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." Very insignificant signs of  storage age. Color more khaki/mustard color than what is in the image. Excellent+, unused condition. $25.00  Click here to see M12 Tool Roll in 1944 Ordnance Parts Catalog, SNL A-5.
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  $20.00 SOLD OUT
M-19 Leather Compass Case For M2 Compass
m19compcase.JPG (61497 bytes) *1UPB-9. Thick, formed and stitched russet leather compass case, approximately 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 metal 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 is clearly stamped, "Case, Carrying, M-19,” and also shows the stamped numbers, "D-82645." Designed for the M2 compass, however, other US military compasses fit nicely, as well. Purported to have been made, during WW2, by the Smith Worthington Leather Co., Hartford, Connecticut. Although the exterior of the pouch shows moderate signs of wear to the surface of the leather, on most of the edges and corners, and it has light and minor bumps, scuffs, and insignificant soil from handling and storage; it does not appear that a compass was ever housed in this example; there is some darkening patina of the leather in spots. A very nice example and a somewhat scarce compass accessory. The brown color is darker than what is seen in the image. Vg. STOCK IMAGE $30.00
First Aid Belt Pouch – B.A.B., 1942
*1UPB-10. Heavy, woven, light olive, (OD-3), cotton web first aid belt pouch, approximately 5-3/4-inch wide x 3-1/2-inch high, with a large, triangular shaped, flap closure. The flap has  strong stenciled, “U.S.,” letters and has a, single, blackened brass lift-the-dot closure. The backside has a blackened metal belt hook and is, clearly marked, “B.A.B. Co. 1942.” The front and backside cotton web retains its original, unsoiled, light olive, (OD-3),  color. The lift the dot snap and belt hook retains 99% of  their original blackened finish. A superb example. Excellent+ unused condition. $30.00
U.S. M-209 Code Machine, (Converter), Carrying Satchel. BAG ONLY, NO CODE MACHINE

*1UPB-11. Heavy OD canvas, (very faded), pouch, with, removable, adjustable shoulder strap, with snap clips on each end, designed to carry the U.S. M-209 code device and its accessories. Metal "D" rings on each side, of the pouch with, two, wide opening belt loops on the backside. The front exhibits a, sewn-on, small pouch, with a single, "lift-the-Dot," closure and, fairly strong, ink stamping, "M-209." The main part of the bag has a single "lift-the-Dot," flap closure," that opens to the main interior of the pouch, which has a single separator, providing two separate interior compartments. Blackened metal hardware used throughout, however most of the blackened finish is worn from most parts; (the lift-the-Dot devices retain almost all of their original finish). The canvas is in overall Vg condition, with the exception of some heavily worn spots on the corners of the flap closure and the bottom of the front pocket. The OD color is, overall, very heavily faded and worn to the white base of the canvas fabric. On close inspection of the front and backside there is some red colored writing that is completely faded and illegible, just a shadow of the writing remains. A very worthy representative example. The M-209 code machine was used in both theatres throughout WW2. A salty example, overall  Vg. UNIQUE. $95.00 SOLD

Double Magazine Pouch for Colt 1911A1 .45cal Pistol, Maker Marked, Boyle and Dated 1942

*1UPB-12.  Khaki, (OD-3), woven web belt pouch designed to hold two .45cal magazines for the Colt 1911 or 1911A1 pistol. Large flap closure with one, blackened brass, lift-the-dot snap on front; the flap is clearly stamped, “U.S.” A blackened brass, male, snap inside the belt loop, on the backside, will secure the pouch to a pistol belt fitted with the corresponding, female, part. Backside is lightly stamped, mostly legible, “Boyle 1942.” The fabric has only the slightest sign of age and is without actual wear or soil; some of the metal parts may show extremely light and very insignificant signs of age. We have several; the best ones will go out first. Unused. Excellent. $35.00

 Cleaning Rod Case for Various Rifles & Machine Guns. NO RODS
*1UPB-13. Cleaning Rod Case. A flat, OD-3 & OD-7, canvas fabric pouch. With the flap closed the pouch is approximately 12-inches long x 4-inches wide; designed to hold four metal cleaning rods, (one rod has a metal “T” handle attached), as well as several cleaning rod tips, The case is shown in the WW2 ordnance supply catalogs doe the M2 50 cal machine gun, as well as, 30 cal M1917 & M1917A1machine gun; 30 cal Browning M1919A4-A5 & A6 machine gun; the 30 cal Browning Automatic Rifle, (BAR), M1918, A1 & A2; and the 30 cal M1 carbine rifle, A1, &A3, etc. The backside of the pouch is marked, “Stein Bros. Mfg. Co., Chicago, Ill, Case Cleaning Rod, MI-C6573A.” Blackened metal hardware used throughout; no rust on buckle, very light and insignificant surface rust and insignificant verdigris on the belt hook, moderate to heavy spots of rust on the metal belt tip, (the rust spots could easily be improved with a little TLC). May have some pencil point rust spots on the fabric, (not detracting or noticeable at first glance), otherwise, a very nice accessory. Excellent unused condition. $20.00 Click here to see Cleaning Rod Case in 1944 SNL A-4 Ordnance Supply Catalog
Armored Anti-Flak Goggle / Facemask
 

*1UPB-14. Primarily issued to armored vehicle personnel, but facemask had some Army Air Force use, as well. Constructed of 1/16-inch thick steel that’s painted dark, matte, olive drab and has six, thin, horizontal, slits to provide vision; the slits are narrow enough to provide some protection from flak splinters. This example has retained approximately 95% of its original paint, on the front, with one moderate area of wear to the painted surface on the slits on the right side as well as, moderate areas of surface rust showing on the bottom edge, below each eye, (the rust is not too bad looking). The backside retains approximately 98% of its original paint. The backside exhibits a thick, off-white, corduroy pad at the forehead, nose & cheekbone area; the pads are glued and stitched onto the goggle through several small holes, in the steel, for that purpose; the pads have acquired moderate signs of soil form handling and storage and there is a moderate amount of glue on the fabric acquired during the original manufacturing process. The head band is a simple, black, stretch material head band with a thin metal hook and D-ring attachment, sewn onto each side of the goggle. A SCARCE and very UNIQUE piece of equipment that is not often encountered. Vg. $150.00 SOLD

Pigeon Vest. U.S. Signal Corps, Pigeon Service, PG-106/CB, Pigeon Vest Issued to Paratroopers
 

*1UPB-15. An interesting item peculiar to the U.S. Signal Corps, Pigeon Service. The pigeon vest was issued mainly to paratroopers and it was designed to humanely immobilize one pigeon. Once the pigeon was secured in the vest the paratrooper could attach it to his equipment thus having a fresh pigeon, ready to silently send a message, when the need occurred. Paratroopers were more likely to find themselves behind enemy lines maintaining radio silence, or they were completely out of radio range, or their radio equipment was damaged during their descent. A pigeon provided a fairly safe and secure way to forward vital information to back to those who required it. This example is constructed of a lightweight, light olive colored, (khaki), mesh material with brass eyelets allowing the vest to be laced around the pigeon; a long, adjustable, olive drab web strap with a blackened metal buckle allowed for various methods of securing to equipment. The vest is marked, “PG-106/CB, Important, Do Not Retain Pigeon in Vest in Excess Of Six Hours.” Produced in 1944 by, “Maidenform Company, (the famous brassiere manufacturer), New York, New, York. An image of the manufacturers’ label, which is attached to a master carton, can be seen in the expanded view. A very unique, and scarce item. Pigeon not included. Unused. $125.00

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