UNITED STATES WWII FIELD GEAR & EQUIPMENT

#EC33 US Army M15 Cleaning Rods with Canvas Carrying Case
Original WWII US Army M15 five-piece sectional cleaning rod & olive drab case. The case is 1944-dated on the inside of the closure flap and marked ‘Case, Cleaning Rod, M15’ on the rear. The closure flap has a securing strap and buckle assembly. An M1910 belt attachment hook is sewn to the rear at the top. The M15 cleaning rod was used for cleaning .50 BMG-caliber machine guns. In issued but excellent condition with a small puncture hole at the bottom of the middle section where the rod section with the handle has started to poke through. $45

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#EC53 U.S. Triple Grenade Carrier
Original WWII U.S. Army / U.S.M.C. triple grenade carrier. Excellent / unissued condition. Manufactured by J.Q.M.D. in 1945. $35

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#US2140 USMC M1912 Pistol Belt
Original pre-WWII U.S. Marine Corps contract M1912 pistol belt produced by R.M. Co (Russell Manufacturing Company) in 1939. This is from the first USMC pistol belt contract in 1939, Nom. 26330 (Reference page 145, Grunt Gear, by Alec Tulkoff). Typically the USMC surcharge was placed on the interior of USMC contract pistol belts and is not visible during wear, but this very rare contract belt by R.M. Co put the makers mark and USMC surcharge on the exterior. This belts are occasionally seen in use in period photographs. This is only true USMC belt marked this way, and very few exist in collections. Near mint / unissued condition without flaw. Scarce. $550

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#US2136 USMC Depot Made DQP Bandage Pouch
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps Philadelphia Depot (DQP) made bandage pouch. Textbook construction, this is a 'Type III' example (Collector term). All depot made Marine bandage pouches are rare but this one is particularly desirable as the purple 'DQP 1939-40' stamped marking is still intact, which is almost always missing. Lightly used condition. The pouch was named by a Marine “Brenner” on the reverse. These depot made items were used by the Marines at the early battles and originals are extremely hard to find. Classic piece of Grunt Gear. $675

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#US2137 USMC Depot Made .45 Double Magazine Pouch
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps Philadelphia Depot (DQP) made .45 double magazine pouch. Textbook depot made construction, the pouch is maker marked "U.S.M.C. PHILA. DEPOT" inside the flap. Good lightly used condition, named to a Marine "PARRIS, F.M." using the standard Marine Corps issue stamping kit. Scarce magazine pouch. $475

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#US2134 USMC Boyt 1942 Cartridge Belt
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps cartridge belt manufactured by Boyt in 1942. The US Marines saw extensive action and early field gear that was spared front line service in the jungles is hard to find. This is one of the rarest US cartridge belts of WWII, in top condition with sharp markings. Very desirable for early USMC impressions and field gear displays. $350

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#US2138 USMC Depot or Rigger Made Equipment Straps
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps Philadelphia Depot (DQP) or possibly Marine Rigger made equipment straps. These came from a WWII USMC duffel bag that was sold on ebay many years ago, they would be useful for securing equipment on early USMC packs, or other Marine equipment tasks. Interesting set of straps. $50 

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#US2135 USMC Depot Made Lower Pack
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps Philadelphia Depot (DQP) manufactured lower pack with early style riveted straps, for the 1941 haversack system. This example is a desirable variant constructed with early materials and contrasting piping, and the early riveted buckle attachments. The pack is in near mint condition without any repairs or damage as manufactured. Top example. $175

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#US2027 USMC Depot Made DQP Shovel Cover
USMC Philadelphia depot made shovel cover. Textbook construction with thin strap consistent with other USMC DQP made items. Used condition with fading from the sun and Marine cleaning powder, this has the classic appearance of USMC equipment that was used in the Pacific theatre. These depot made items were used by the Marines at the early battles and originals are extremely hard to find. Classic piece of Grunt Gear.  $400

#US2131 U.S. Army General Purpose Bag
Original WWII U.S. Army General Purpose (GP) bag for ammunition and equipment. Nicely maker marked “AMER. FABRICS CO. 1944” on the interior of the main flap, and “U.S.” surcharge on the exterior. Good lightly used condition without any damage or repairs. $85

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#US2125 USAAF C1 Survival Vest
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Forces C1 survival vest. The C1 vest has seen service by both Air force and navy personnel from World War Two through Korea and to a limited extent in Vietnam. This is a great condition example with nice USAAF colour logo and no damage, all working snaps, ties, and buttons. The vest features specifically labeled and numbered pockets for a variety of components, as well as integral leather and canvas holster with securing strap for a .45 calibre automatic pistol. Great example. $145
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#US2128 USAAF Fishing Kit with Gaff Hooks and Spit Assembly
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) fishing kit consisting of Gaff Hook Assembly and Spit Assembly Parts. Both examples are in mint unopened condition complete with contents still sealed inside. These items would be used together in effort to catch fish in survival situations. These accessories are a component that would be part of the USAAF C1 survival vest. Excellent set. $75

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#US2129 USAAF Bug Net
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) issue olive drab bug net. This bug net would also be a component in the USAAF C1 survival vest. Mint condition example complete with originals ties fully intact. $40

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#US2130 USAAF E-1 Dark Adaptation Goggles
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) type E-1 dark adaptation goggles. These were used prior to night operations so the wearers eyes could acclimatize to the darkness. Mint condition example, the googles have never been unfolded and are untouched, the imitation leather protective pouch is also excellent with mint condition snap closure. $50
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#US2127 USAAF Survival Kit Water Bag
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) survival kit water bag. Excellent unissued condition, still supple with belt loop and strap / fibre buckle closure intact. Manufactures ink stamp still present. This accessory is a component that would be part of the USAAF C1 survival vest. $45
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#US2126 USAAF Colt .45 Waterproof Bag
Original WWII U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) M1911A1 Colt .45 waterproof pistol bag. Excellent unissued condition, still supple with closure components intact. Manufactures ink stamps faint but still present. This accessory is a component that would be part of the USAAF C1 survival vest, but also saw more widespread issue for amphibious invasions. Great example. $55
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#US2082 Pliofilm Amphibious Invasion Bag for M1 Garand and other Small Arms
Original WWII pliofilm amphibious invasion bag to keep the M1 Garand and other small arms dry and free of debris until on shore. Shown in use in the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan and shown in many period photos. Pliofilm is a predecessor to modern plastics developed in the mid 1930's, it's a rubber based clear / green early plastic. The markings are present but blurry which is typical given the age and printing method.  Cool accessory, seen in many movies and photos but rarely available for sale. $35

#RG68 Small USMC Ship Home Box for Souvenirs from the Pacific Theater
Original WWII United States Marine Corps (USMC) ship home box that would have contained souvenirs. This is a small size measuring approximately 10 x 6 x 6" (inches) that would hold a pistol, a flag, insignia, and other small items, it's great for a display. The box is theatre made from some type of plywood, shipped home by Lt John W. Reed and labelled on the top and bottom with paper labels and also hand written on one side. This is the first small USMC ship home box we've encountered. $225

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#US2090 Menu #5 Second Half of 5 Rations Cardboard Box (10-in-1 Ration)  
Original WWII U.S. Army Menu #5 second half of 5 rations cardboard box from the 10-in-1 ration intended to feed groups of men including infantry and armoured units. Nice example with some writing on the bottom, possibly used to mail something home during the war (Possibly souvenirs). This will look great in any WWII U.S. Army display. $95

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#BS154 Small Arms .50 Cal Ammunition Crate
Original WWII small arms .50 cal ammunition crate. Nice condition, re-packed with 120 rounds of .50 cal ammunition in 1945. Nice markings including a crisp ordnance wheel. $85

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#US2075 LUCKY STRIKE Cigarettes Carton
Original WWII "LUCKY STRIKE" brand cigarette carton. Iconic brand smoked by all American soldiers and prized when captured by German soldiers. Nice condition, no contents, nice item for a display. $125

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#US2076 Early War "BREAKFAST" K Ration 
Original WWII U.S. Army early war packaging empty "BREAKFAST" K ration box. Nice example with original waxed cardboard coating. This is an empty example, but the full ones tend to bulge and have problems over time so this is better for a display and easier to ship. Nice ration item! $100

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#US2074 U.S. Army Socks
Original WWII U.S. Army standard issue socks. Mint / unworn condition in size 11 1/2. These would have been worn by other branches as well, such as the US Marine Corps who often used U.S. Army issue equipment. $25

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#US2072 U.S. Army Handkerchief Set
Original WWII U.S. Army handkerchief set. Includes three handkerchiefs in good condition in different shades of khaki / olive green. $25

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#US2059 Wooden Pegs for Shelters
Original WWII USGI wooden pegs for securing shelter halves or tents. These would be carried in the haversack to construct the shelter half, secure a tent, or a variety of other purposes. Nice set of five matching pegs to complete your shelter or pack display. $25

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#US2070 Carlisle Bandage
Original WWII US military Carlisle bandage / field dressing. Standard issue, this would fit in any US Army or USMC bandage pouch, including the common M1924 and M1942 first aid pouches and many others. $20

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#US2002 USMC Blanket
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps blanket in good condition. No moth holes or notable staining, just showing light use. $75
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#JM5 US Army Rucksack 
Original WWII US Army rucksack. Marked inside the flag is the maker and year of production 'VARIED 1942'. Overall good service used condition, we noted a few loose stitches and standard wear but overall this a better than average example. $125 *Reduced* $95
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#US2007 USMC Depot Made 03 Grenade Launcher Pouch
Original WWII USMC Depot Made 03 Grenade Launcher Pouch. Mint/unissued condition with 1942 dated cutter tag. $125
#US2143 U.S. Army Individual Protective Cover
Original WWII U.S. Army individual protective cover. This was intended to protect against vesicant sprays but was used for a variety of other purposes as well. Still sealed in great condition just showing age to the packaging. $20

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#EC5 US Mess Tray 1944
Original WWII Mac Molding Co. 1944 dated Serving Tray as used in the mess. Perfect for a basic training display, or setting up your own WWII mess. Constructed on molded bakelite, and nicely marking on the bottom of the tray.  Excellent condition, you could still eat off this tray if you desire boot camp nostalgia. These would have been used in all messes, and not just at recruit training. $40 *Reduced* $25

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USMC BAR Gunners Magazine Belt
Extremely rare original USMC BAR gunner magazine belt. Very few of these are known to still exist, and of those most are totally beat up and destroyed. This may be one of the finest examples in existence for an advanced collection or museum.  Extremely nicely marked, lightly used with only two rips near two snaps (from over pulling). Complete with correct Left and Right sides. Perfect for display or to complete your Grunt Gear collection. *Sold*
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Australian Made Thompson SMG 5 Cell Pouch for 30 Round Stick Mags
Extremely scarce Australian made Thompson submachine gun pouch with 5 cells that would hold 30 round stick mags.  Excellent condition.  Seen in use with U.S. Marines during WWII.  A similar example is shown in Alec Tulkoff's book 'Grunt Gear'. *Sold*
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WWII U.S. Thompson Sub-Machine Gun Canvas Carrying Case
This is a very rare original Thompson sub-machine gun carrying case. The case is nicely marked on the exterior 'COVER THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN CAL., 45 D50268'.  The zipper is produced by CROWN and is still fully functional.  All components are intact without damage or repair, including even the small pull for the zipper.  The case shows some age, mostly from storage or very light use a long time ago. Excellent condition example overall.  Very rare and very cool Thompson accessory. There are many fakes of these covers on the market, this one is absolutely the real deal. *Sold*
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Museum Grade USMC Bolo Knife with Sheath, The Clyde Cutlery Co. 
Museum grade USMC Bolo knife manufactured by The Clyde Cutlery Co.  The very fine Clyde logo still intact, even with just gently use this finely etched logo would disappear almost immediately resulting in them always being gone on examples in collections.  This Bolo in my opinion can really not be topped, I've never seen a nicer one with the full logo intact.  Included is the USMC BOYT 45 sheath, also in excellent condition original to the knife.  These Bolo knives are seen in many photos from Iwo Jima.  Never sharpened, without flaw and only some small minor signs of aging as seen in the photos. *Sold*
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#BS71 M1 / M1A1 Carbine C Tip Sling
Original WWII American M1 / M1A1 Carbine C tip sling.  This is the early type of sling that was issued with M1 / M1A1 Carbines in all theatres of WWII and would be correct for any of these rifles.  This a classic original example that will be perfect to complete any rifle or field gear display. Nice and tough to find. *Sold*

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#US2012 Hickok 1943 M1911A1 Lanyard
Original M1911A1 Lanyard (Also used on M1911's still in service during WWII).  Manufactured by Hickok in 1943. These are heavily faked, this one is 100% unquestionably original.  Nicely marked, in unissued condition. *Sold*

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#US2039 USMC Depot Made Lower Pack, James R. Frederick, 22nd Marines
Original WWII USMC depot made lower pack with early style riveted straps. This is a very special pack, it was issued and carried by James R. Frederick of the 22nd Marines, 6th Marine Division.  The pack is named on the exterior to "J.R. Frederick" and UNIS marked on the reverse 022 representing the 22nd Marines.  During the fighting on Okinawa, James was wounded by shrapnel while attached to a 6th Division machine gun unit.  The pack is combat worn condition without any repairs or damage but a bit of fading, soiling, and staining.  If you want a nice combat pack that was surely there this is it!  Lots of room for additional research as well.  The last photo shows a similar pack worn by John Basilone after his unfortunate death on Iwo Jima. *Sold*

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#BS72 M1911A1 Leather Holster, BoyT -44-
Original WWII American M1911A1 leather holster. Manufacture by Boyt in 1944 and marked according BoyT -44- on the reverse.  Nicely embossed 'US' logo on the main flap.   This is the type of holster issued with the M1911A1 side arm and M1911's still in service from WWI. Excellent condition with original full length leg tong and no rot issues on the interior.  Super nice example. *Sold*

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#US2028 USMC Depot Made DQP Bandage Pouch
USMC Philadelphia depot made bandage pouch. Textbook construction, this is a 'Type III' example (Collector term). All depot made Marine bandage pouches are rare but this one is particularly desirable as the purple 'DQP 1940-41' marking still intact, which is almost always missing. Used condition with fading from the sun and wartime Marine cleaning powder, this has the classic appearance of USMC equipment that was used in the Pacific theatre. These depot made items were used by the Marines at the early battles and originals are extremely hard to find. Classic piece of Grunt Gear. *Sold*

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#US2091 M1 Garand Web Sling 
Original WWII U.S. Army OD3 M1 Garand web sling. This type of sling was introduced in 1943 as a cheaper more durable alternative to the leather sling. This will also fit Springfields, Thompson's, BAR's, and M3 Grease Guns. Nice lightly used example ready to complete your rifle or field gear display. *Sold*

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#US2029 USMC 'Boondockers' 1943
Perfect matching pair of USMC 'Boondockers'. This is a true USMC pair, with 'JOHN J. DOOLEY' INSPECTOR U.S.M.C' embossed in the sole of the interior. The pair also has ink maker information stamped inside and dated 1943. These markings are slightly visible in the last two photos, it is very hard to take photos of the interiors of boots. Size '6E' which is a small but typical period size, these are big enough to display well on their own or on a mannequin. This is a great true pair of wartime USMC Boondockers without any issues, great for any Marine collection and probably never worn. *Sold*

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#US2061 USMC Pistol Belt
Original WWII U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) contract pistol belt produced by S.F. Co 1943 (S. Froehlich Co.).  Marked appropriately "U.S.M.C." and "S.F.Co. 1943" on the interior side of the belt. USMC contract pistol belts were not U.S. marked on the exterior, and this style belt is seen in period photos. Near mint unused condition without flaw, would be impossible to upgrade, originally purchased from a very advanced USMC collection. *Sold*

#US2133 M7 "Assault" Rubberized Bag / Gas Mask Carrier
Original WWII U.S. Army M7 "Assault" rubberize bag / gas mask carrier.  Excellent unissued condition with great markings. Used in the Normandy invasion and many other amphibious operations to keep equipment clean and dry. *Sold*

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