The Early Harnesses were Hand-Made in the Special Forces Parachute Rigger Lofts and were of different designs.
(see Stanton's RVN Book, page 220)
adaptor is stamped: “100705 circle”M” 66”, part number 5340-733-8211,
contract DSA500-67-M-FG82, New ( 3 in stock )
( The “66” stamped on the hardware probably means the year it was designed and accepted for production)
see on Equipment page
See on equipment page
This Belt has a Row of Snaps in the Center Between the 2 Rows of Grommets.
(see Lyles' Book, pages 26 - 27 and Martial Web Belts Book, pages 77-79
(see items: 5184/5220/5270 for Pouches to fit on this Belt)
Model 1936 "T-Closure", Domed Snap (No Markings),
Horizontal Weave OG Cotton, Two Brass 2-Stepped M-1956 Keepers
Two Brass 2-Stepped M-1956 Keepers
Loops & Male-Snaps on back (for high or low mounting on the belt)
used with the USMC M-1961 Rifle Belt (Items # 5265-67)
(Lyles' Book, page 27 & Martial Web Belts Book pages 77 - 79)
THIS IS A "SAMPLE TAG" APPARENTLY SENT TO MANUFACTURE'S SO THEY CAN BID ON THE POUCH CONTRACT. TAG IS FILLED-OUT & DATED ON FRONT & BACK IN 1966 (SHOWS MIL SPEC #)
Front Closure Tab and a Hard Plate in the Front of the Pouch.
(see LYLES' Book, page 94, # 3)
Similar to the M-16 NYLON Pouch but no Grenade Loops on the sides.
1972 is the only known Contract Year. Very Limited Production!
(used by USAF Aps & SPs in RVN, Possibly used by other personnel)
(Most Gear with Plastic "Hardware" will have scratches; Even in NEW Condition)
(Rare Pouch - Rare Condition)