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Original WWII U.S. Paratrooper 2nd Pattern Griswold Bag - M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Thompson, M3 Grease Gun

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. A Griswold bag, also called a Cover Jump in heavy canvas OD # 7 was designed to carry an M1 Garand rifle disassembled into three sections: barrel, stock, and trigger group. The bags were also used to carry the M1 Carbine, a Thompson SMG or a M3 Grease gun. The bag was then attached to the T-5 Parachute harness using a carabiner sewn onto the bag. Wartime pictures  also show the bags being wedged behind the harness to make it more comfortable to jump with.

Many complaints came from Normandy paratroopers who lost precious seconds removing their weapon from the Griswold Bag and assembling and loading the M-1 while enemy troops approached.

This example has a full closure zipper. On the rear side is the regulatory marking but it is not very legible.

These bags were distributed to all airborne divisions engaged in Europe (17th, 82nd and 101st AB).

This example is missing the silver snap hook on the reverse which attached the bag to a metal loop mounted high on the right chest portion of the main jump harness.

Overall it is offered in very good condition.
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