Original U.S. WWI US Army / Marine Corps Field Gear Lot - 8 Items
Original Items: Only One Lot of 8 Available. The uniform and equipment used by American soldiers during the Great War was unique to the early 20th Century and also adapted to the rapid changes required by modern warfare at that time.
This Lot Includes The Following:
- M1912 Matching Cavalry Ration Bag: These ration bags were a part of Cavalry experimental equipment which unfortunately ended in failure. The set consists of 2 conjoined bags and were used to carry rations for the Cavalrymen. While being a failure for use in the Cavalry, they became standard issue with hospital corpsman equipment. The M1910 haversack was awkward in nature and unsuitable for use by the corpsmen. They needed easy access to extra medical supplies and the M1912 ration bags were perfect
- PAIR of M1917 Mounted Cavalry Leggings: The leggings appear to have never been worn or issued out.
- “Meat Can” Pouch: This detachable pouch is designed to hold the mess tin (aka "meat can") on the Army and Marine Corps Haversacks
- M1916 “Pouch For Small Articles”: The conditions of service in Mexico in 1916, combined with the Army’s continuing effort to rid the Army of foot and shoe problems, along with the need for a convenient location in which to store the squad housewife collectively, spawned the need for the Pouch for Small Articles. Dated 1918
- X2 Pistol Belts
- M1918 BAR Right Side Bandolier: Unissued condition dated 1918 by P.B. & Co.
- M1917 Rifle Cartridge Belt: In 1917 the Army needed to redesign the M1910 cartridge belt for faster production by numerous contractors in order to equip the rapidly expanding force. The result was this model, with canvas body and woven webbing flaps.
This is a wonderful opportunity to add beautiful WWI field gear items to your collections. This is perfect for the season collectors and beginners alike. Comes more than ready for display!
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