Original U.S. WWII Officer M1936 Pistol Belt, M1911 Holster by Rare Maker, Magazine Pouch, British Made First Aid Pouch WITH Box & Bandage and M1910 Canteen Set
Original Items: Only One Set Available. Recently acquired from a USGI veteran's family, these are genuine World War Two U.S. officer issue items, including one British Made pouch.
The set consists of the following:
- Original WWII issue M1911 leather holster by WALSH 1944: The holster is in great shape, with only light staining, and no longer has the original leather leg tie down strap or a visible US on the front flap due to the design.
- Original WWII issue M1936 pistol belt stamped U.S.: The US stamp is clear and the belt itself is free of damage.
- Original WWII issue M1911 double magazine web pouch by HOFF MFG. CO. dated 1942: Free of damage and looks to have never been issued.
- Original WWII issue first aid web pouch dated 1944: Nearly unissued “British Made” marked example. Before the Normandy landings and the beginning of the operations in Europe, the US army had already settled in Britain for several years and turned the territory into a true advanced base. To meet the needs of military equipment, it faced import problems from the United States because of the blockade led by German submarines: the dreaded U-Boots. As a result, contracts were made with local businesses. This production of US material under British contract bears a name: the British Made, but this one is very faint.
- Original WWII unopened FIRST AID PACKET, U.S. GOV’T CARLISLE MODEL by Bauer & Black: The tin retains much of the original paint.
This is a beautiful and iconic belt rig set up for Officers and NCOs alike! Comes more than ready to be displayed.
The United States Army in World War II had a distinct advantage over the Axis when it came to equipment. Both in terms of quality and quantity the power of American industry kept the GI’s well supplied.
For a Soldier, equipment is a matter of survival. Even something as simple as a button can make the difference between victory and defeat if it fails to function properly at the wrong time. For this reason Soldiers have a strong tendency to become attached to equipment they like, and to modify or discard equipment they find unreliable or useless. Among the Infantry, who have to carry their equipment wherever they go, this tendency is even stronger.
Soldiers must carry everything they need for combat operations with them at all times. Individual load carrying equipment is designed to allow the Soldier to carry a basic load of ammunition, food, water, and first-aid gear. The exact make-up of this load varies from conflict to conflict. In more modern times the load has grown to include additional equipment such as gas masks, maps, compasses, and radios. Because of the cost of replacing equipment for Soldiers is high, equipment is usually replaced in phases, with front-line troops receiving the new equipment first. Support units typically receive equipment later as older equipment wears out or becomes obsolete. Because of this, Soldiers in World War II went to war using several different versions of the basic load bearing gear.
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