Parachutist's "Demo Bag" (?), looks similar to the Bags shown in America's Finest Book, page 122 (no "D" Ring at the bottom). Top Flap is closed with 2 adjustable slide fasteners. Large internal pocket, smaller front pocket, 2 x Side Pockets with Glove-snap fasteners. Cotton Cloth is impregnated with an anti-Fungal or Fire-Retardant substance (feels like Jeep Top Canvas). Adjustable Shoulder-Strap and 2 x Khaki Cotton Leg tie-down Straps.
A. No Markings, rust on hardware, NWSM
(The rust can probably be removed with Naval Jelly(??))
5218 WWII USMC Carbine Pouch Cotton Web BELT with Snaps
Khaki Web Belt with 5 Glove Snaps for attaching 15-Round Carbine Magazine Pouches, Demolition Bags, and Lightweight Anti-Tank Mine Bag for the T-7 Mine; comes with a Black, Open-Face, USMC Buckle.
(see Item #5220 for Carbine Pouch)
see USMC in WWII Book, page 53 & Tulkoff’s Grunt Gear-USMC pages 185/6
see on Marine Gear page
L. Minor Stain, NWSM
5219 M-1936 Carbine Magazine Pouch BELT (Modified)
M-1936 Pistol Belt, Modified by adding 14 Female Glove Snaps (in the 1950s) to accept the Carbine 15-Round Magazine Pouch (#5220).
The Belt will accept 6 or 7 Magazine Pouches.
(see War Baby Comes Home Book(2nd Book), page 589)
(none in stock)
5220 Carbine 15-Round POUCH (holds 2-Magazines)
Large Loop on back with Metal Glove Snap to hold the pouch to the Belt.
Will slide-over the Carbine Stock.
(see Belt #5218 and Pistol Belts for Belts with Glove Snaps)
see on this page: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/equipment.htm#5220___wwii_m_1_carbine_magazine_pouch_
M. OD trimmed in Khaki, Dated 1943, made by Biscayne Tent & Awning Co.,
minor rust stain on inside of flap caused by magazines, EC+
W. OD, Dated 1943, made by Appleton Awning Shop, EC+
AA. Khaki, dated 1943, made by S. Froehlich Co., probably never issued but has had mags stored in it and has left dark-mark across the bottom in the front, EC+
see picture: http://www.ljmilitaria.com/equipment.htm and on this page:
Thompson or M3 Greasegun Magazines) made during the RVN Era. Cotton loop inside to possibly extract the Mags(?) easier(?). Adjustable Shoulder Strap with a Large Belt Loop on the back. Grommeted drainage hole on the bottom. Impregnated with an anti-fungal treatment, feels like canvas on a Jeep.
see picfiles on Equipment page
D. Dated 1966, Stamped on Front "U. S.",
Stamped inside: "CASE, AMMUNITION MAGAZINE ........DSA 100-3753..............”), Below Average Wear, Average soiling, Never Washed, Excellent Color, EC
(Uncommon Find) (Same Veteran as item #5230E)
E. No Date, Stamped on Front "CASE AMMUNITION 7052438",