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**NEW ADDITION** 22647 U.S. M1916 PISTOL BELT CIRCA 1950s-60s - Used, VG- fine except for initials HL marked on the outside of the belt. Maker mark looks like maybe 1952 in good light, with a strong imagination. $25.00 (View Picture)

**NEW ADDITION** 21083 VIETNAM ERA AMMO CAN FOR M14 7.62mm AMMUNTION IN BANDOLEERS - Excellent condition “.50 caliber ammo can” with original stencil markings showing issue with 420 rounds of 7.62mm Ball M80 ammunition in 5 round clips and bandoleers. The lot number TW 18602 is from 1969. These are fairly scarce as most were used up and trashed in country. Great for a Vietnam collection, or someone who specializes in the M14 rifle. Only one available- $35.00 (View Picture)

21568 RIFLE GRENADE FLARE “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1”- MINT! - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signal and shipping tube. These were also used in Vietnam with the M14 and the M76 grenade launcher as well, but the 7.62mm Grenade Launching Cartridges, M64 were issued separately. This is a mint unissued signal in the original sealed fiber shipping container. We opened one up so you can see the superb condition. These are used for signaling (e.g.- friendly forces location, time to attack, direction of enemy, etc). These are fired from a rifle grenade launcher to about 600 foot altitude. Then it ejects a single parachute-suspended star which will fall at a slow rate, providing illumination at night, as well as day or night signaling. Great addition to a display of Garand or Carbine grenade launchers or Vietnam era gear. These were used from WW2 until at least Vietnam era. This is a LIVE pyrotechnic signaling device, not an explosive, but it still needs to be stored appropriately away from heat, etc. Price for one mint unissued signal $45.00 (View Picture)

21562 RARE- FULL SEALED CRATE OF 30 RIFLE GRENADE FLARES “SIGNAL, GROUND, GREEN PARACHUTE M19A1” - Dated 1955, these are identical to those issued during WW2 except for the dates on the signals, shipping tubes and the crate. These were also used in Vietnam with the M14 and the M76 grenade launcher as well, but the 7.62mm Grenade Launching Cartridges, M64 were issued separately. This crate is in like new condition and comes with two cans of M3 Grenade Launching cartridges for the M1 Garand. This is a chance of a lifetime for the Collector to have an original full sealed crate full, never issued. Or be a barbarian and open it up and fire them off on New Years or 4th of July, or for reenactments. Or sell them off individually and make a few bucks. Photo shows a crate we opened for inspection, but yours will still have the steel strapping and intact ordnance department security seal. Price for on original crate with 30 signals and two mini-spam cans of launching cartridges. Shipping weight about $750.00 (View Picture)

20441 U.S. Military First Aid Kit- (for vehicles ?) circa late 1980s - Heavy duty nylon(?) type storage box with hinged latches on the front, one of which has broken off. Filled with first aid supplies shown in the photo. Looks like 1984-1988 vintage with a very comprehensive pile of contents, which we did not pull out (afraid we would never get it all back in the right way!). Nice to go with Gulf War I collection. I think these were used in vehicles, but maybe for general purpose use. $25.00 (View Picture)

20440 U.S. Military First Aid Kit- (for vehicles ?) circa 1980s - Heavy duty nylon(?) type storage box with hinged latches on the front, filled with first aid supplies shown in the photo. Looks like early 1980s vintage. Nice to go with Gulf War I collection. I think these were used in vehicles, but maybe for general purpose use. $15.00 (View Picture)

23330 .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN “MA DEUCE” DUMMY CARTRIDGE - Mint unissued with LC 87 headstamp indicating manufacture at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in 1987. These are totally inert with holes in the case and an empty primer pocket with no flash hole for visual identification. The .50 BMG was adopted in 1921 by the U.S. military and since then has been used continuously as the heavy machine gun in aircraft, on naval vessels, in armored vehicles and on tripods for ground use. Also known as the 12.7 x 99mm cartridges in the many other countries where John M. Browning’s invention is also used. Price for one unissued cartridge $4.00 (View Picture)

21106 .50 CALIBER BROWNING MACHINE GUN BARREL- AN-M2 AIRCRAFT- DEMIL - The AN-M2 Aircraft model .50 BMG used a lighter weight 36 inch barrel which provided as slightly higher rate of fire than the 45 inch barrel M2 Heavy Barrel ground and vehicle mounted gun. This barrel is from an aircraft gun and came from retired USAF officer who flew P-51 Mustangs and other fighters up the F-105 in Vietnam. This is demilitarized with a torch cut completely through the barrel, plus another cut into the chamber thread area as shown in the photos. Ratty bore. I think this is from a single barrel as the cuts seem to match up fairly well. Great for building a dummy gun for a restoration project, or if you need a tent peg, of flotation device for your neighbor’s cat swimming lessons or something. What you see is what you get. $49.00 (View Picture)

11264 Guerilla modified BAR and LC-1 ammo Belts - One started as a regular U.S. BAR belt, made in 1951 and was in excellent condition. Then someone converted it for use with other type magazines, probably AK-47 or perhaps the 30 round M16 magazines. They removed the snap for the lift the dot fastener, attached a leather extension and relocated the snap. Nicely done workmanship using reddish brown leather, but looks hand stitched. The other is a post 1981 LC-1 belt with three leather ammo pouches added. The pouches have M1956 type fasteners on the back for attaching to the belt. Two of the pouches are made for one large and one smaller magazine (maybe 30 round and 40 round AK 47 Mags?) The small pocket is too long for a 20 round M16 mag and the width is too snug for practical use. The larger pocket is also snug on a M16 mag and too long for the 30 round version. Not being an AK kind of guy, I cannot tell you if they fit better or not. Reddish brown leather with unmarked domes type snaps on the flaps. Good (but not great) workmanship, looks like machine stitched. Leather is poor quality, and has white crud/mildew that needs a good cleaning and treatment to stop. I am pretty sure this was done by/for some guerilla group somewhere. Possibly Vietnam era, and just placed on a more recent LC-1 belt, or perhaps something from counter-guerilla ops in the Philippines, Afghanistan or ????. I do know that both belts can be yours for only $65.00 (View Picture)

22857 M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT- 1951 DATED- MINT - Just flat mint unissued. Super sharp markings “74-B-160/ BELT CARTRIDGE/ CAL..30/ M1923 DISMOUNTED/ E.M. FABRIC CO./ 1951” Nice even OD color. $125.00 (View Picture)

22471 LIFE MAGAZINE MARCH 30, 1953 - LIFE MAGAZINE- KOREAN WAR ISSUE- Besides their superb photographs, these provide keen insight into the state of American dedication to this conflict, compared to the all out devotion to winning shown during WW2. This copy of Life magazine shows a mix of articles on serious and frivolous topics, and celebrity life. Included are a lengthy color photo section on photos taken by a Marine in Korea, also an article on what an atomic blast does to a house, a piece on Albert Einstein’s 74th birthday and lots of really interesting advertisements. Interesting backgroud for students or collectors of Korean War items. $18.00 (View Picture)

21033 Old three piece pup tent pole- 1952 dated - What you see is what you get. Three used, but about excellent tent pole sections. Ink stamped with maker info and semi legible 1952 date. This is enough for one soldier’s share of a pup tent, but you would need two sets to make the two poles needed to set up a tent. That is why you need a buddy to share a pup tent, so you don’t lug the whole thing around by yourself. $18.00 (View Picture)

20646 WOMEN'S OG 507 UTILITIES- USAF STYLE - 50 poly 50 cotton dura press OG507. Size 12L and 16L31. About new unused, with USAF and name tapes, but look like they were never worn. $45.00 (View Picture)

19392 M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER AND INSERT- VIETNAM ERA- 4 BALL 1 TRACER - The M60 machine gun was fed from a belt of 100 rounds carried in a bandoleer, essentially a cloth bag with a shoulder strap. The bag had a cardboard box to help keep the ammo feeding properly. These were issued two bandoleers to a “.30 caliber ammo can.” When the ammo was needed the gunner simply ripped the corner off the box, and grabbed the free end of the belt and fed it into the gun. This set is a mint unissued box, with the top never torn off or anything; and a gently used bandoleer. The bandoleer is Vietnam era dated 1968-1972 and has the markings shown in the photo detail shot. This one was for 80 rounds of Ball M80 linked 4 to 1 with Tracer M62. $15.00 (View Picture)

17163 Camouflage cover for M1 Helmet (steel pot)- Woodland pattern - Camouflage cover for the old M1 “steel pot” helmets in the woodland pattern, printed on one side only. 1980s contract dates. Used, G-VG, but showing wear around the edge where the rim of the helmet would cause wear or punctures when thoughtless GI’s carelessly tossed their taxpayer provided equipment around instead of reverently placing it gently in position as collectors would like. Have several, so may vary slightly from the photo. Price for once cover is $7.00 (View Picture)

7193 U.S. M136 AT-4 ROCKET LAUNCHER (DUMMY TRAINING AID) - This is identical to the service version in appearance and even the weight, but is totally inert. This is one that was made (or officially modified) from a used combat type launcher to be a dummy for use as a training aid, probably for tactical field exercises where everyone carries their gear and maneuvers, but no live firing is required. There is a cylindrical steel plug in the bore at the balance point, secured by three pins (which would be easy to drill out) which simulates the weigh of the 84mm rocket in the combat version. This is a used example that shows some assorted scrapes and scuffs, but would look a lot better with a good scrubbing and a coat of paste wax. The AT4 recoilless antitank weapon was a joint development in the 1980s by the Swedish SAAB Bofors Dynamics AB (Sweden) and ATK Inc (USA). The AT4 has been adopted by US armed forces as M136 LAW (Light Antitank Weapon), generally replacing earlier M72 LAW, and the AT4 name is (coincidentally?) the phonetic equivalent of the 84mm bore diameter. The AT4 is a disposable, single shot, recoilless weapon, available in several versions, which differ mostly in the type of warhead. The original 84mm HEAT warhead for AT4 had been "borrowed' from Carl Gustaf M2 recoilless rifle, but, unlike the Carl Gustaf, there's no separate round of ammunition to load into barrel - instead, the entire weapon resembles a round of ammunition, along with firing and safety mechanism, polymer smoothbore barrel / container, and open sights. Some can be fitted with a quick-detachable night vision sight mount. The AT4 is a typical recoilless weapon, which uses a charge of propellant (gun powder), located inside the open barrel. Both front and rear ends of the barrel are closed with covers, which are destroyed when gun is fired. When weapon is fired, the gas pressure pushes the projectile (fin-stabilized warhead) out of the barrel, while the backblast from the rear part of the open barrel counters any recoil. To allow the soldiers to fire such weapons from confined spaces, the AT4-CS (Confined Spaces) version features a counter-mass (some amount of liquid) in the rear part of the barrel, which is pushed back and partly evaporated upon firing, compensating for the recoil, and effectively reducing the backblast. The standard sights are mounted on folding bases and are factory preset for 200 meters range, with single diopter rear and front post with two additional lead posts for firing at moving targets. For transportation, sights are folded and protected by sliding covers. The firing controls are mounted at the top of the barrel, with manual cocking lever, manual safety switch and a button-type trigger. The projectile itself has a warhead and a tail unit, with front-folding fins and a tracer unit. Standard warhead is HEAT type shaped charge high explosive filling. This is a nice representative example of the AT4 launcher, totally INERT and no longer any type of firearm (except maybe in crazy places like Kalifornia). For someone starting now to collect Iraq war items this is an excellent addition to a collection. Launcher tube only, no warhead or rocket. Totally INERT, no explosive or flammable components. $395.00 (View Picture)

23121 VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - Used fine to excellent, have several, some dated 1965, others not dated. Price for one mess kit is $10.00 (View Picture)

23116 M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER- VIETNAM ERA- 4 BALL 1 TRACER - The M60 machine gun was fed from a belt of 100 rounds carried in a bandoleer, essentially a cloth bag with a shoulder strap. The bag had a cardboard box to help keep the ammo feeding properly. These were issued two bandoleers to a “.30 caliber ammo can.” When the ammo was needed the gunner simply ripped the corner off the box, and grabbed the free end of the belt and fed it into the gun. This set is a mint unissued box, with the top never torn off or anything; and a gently used bandoleer. The bandoleer is Vietnam era dated 1970 and has the markings shown in the photo detail shot. This one was for 80 rounds of Ball M80 linked 4 to 1 with Tracer M62. Bandoleer only, no cardboard insert. $12.00 (View Picture)

23093 VIETNAM ERA 36 GALLON WATER PURIFICATION “LISTER BAG” (used) - John Lyster had a career as a surgeon in the United States Army medical corps. Interested in the field of public health, he began experiments in water purification with the use of sodium hypochlorite. In 1917 he introduced a rubber-lined heavy canvas bag with a tight-fitting cover. A dose of chlorine solution added to the water effected purification within 30 minutes. The Lister bag quickly became a standard piece of army equipment and was used extensively in both world wars. Sometimes spelled “Lister” instead of Lyster Bag, the correct modern nomenclature is "Bag, Water, Sterilizing" with NSN 4610-00-268-9890. The 36 gallon capacity Lyster Bag is approximately 36 inches tall by 22 inches in diameter. The bag includes a rope for hanging, and a lid/cover, and has six push type water faucets around the base. In use, it was hung from an improvised tripod of tent poles or from a tree or vehicle. This July 1965 dated Lister Bag is in used VG-Fine condition, complete with the cover and ropes already installed, It is somewhat light colored on the inside of the bottom from the effects of the bleach used in the purification, but looks great on the outside. $49.00 (View Picture)

23069 U.S. SUSPENDERS BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT LC-2 - Commonly called an invasion case as its primary purpose was for protecting weapons in amphibious landings. Drawing number was 74-C-310-41. A flexible dark green vinyl case about 10” x 56” that will slip over the rifle or carbine and then can be secured by folding the end over and securing it with tape or even a rubber band. This one is 1944 dated. (See Billy Pyle’s excellent “Ordnance Tools, Accessories & Appendages of the M1 Rifle” page 70.) Mint unissued, nice and flexible, not petrified. $12.00 (View Picture)

23053 LC1 SUSPENDERS - Green nylon with padding, adopted about 1974 to replace the earlier LC-1 and M1956 and M1967 web suspenders, but all this stuff was pretty much compatible and various min and match combinations were common . The LC-2 offered a bit more adjustment length than the LC-1. Used fine to excellent. $10.00 (View Picture)

23051 VIETNAM ERA USMC FIELD PACK, CARGO ("BUTT PACK") - DSA 1906-70-1042, 8465-382-7967. This is the USMC M1941 field cargo pack that was procured again during Vietnam. Used excellent condition. $40.00 (View Picture)

23047 U.S. M1967 FOLDING ENTRENCHING TOOL AND COVER - The E-tool is mint unissued, and the cover is used excellent. Tool is marked Ames 1969 and U.S., so this is not some cheap copy made for the Boy Scout market. Cover is 1981 dated, made of the more flexible ethylene-vinyl acetate [EVA] than the early ones made of nylon, and having the metal snaps adopted in 1970, so it is Vietnam style, although made later. Hard to find the GI E-tools that are in new condition with Vietnam dates. Part of the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system used from about 1970 until just recently when the services began switching to the MOLLE system. $40.00 (View Picture)

23046 U.S. LC-1 PACK FRAME - Mint unissued, this is the late (post 1977) style with the anodized green finish, US marked. Part of the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system used from about 1970 until just recently when the services began switching to the MOLLE system. The frames were issued separately from the straps, but we found three straps in the same box of junque this was in, and think they may be related, to those get thrown in for free and you can figure out what (if anything) they fit. Two look like they may be waist straps and one has a clamping latch gizmo and some sort of hook plate like for securing cargo. Everything you see for only $22.00 (View Picture)

23044 U.S. ALICE (?) CANTEEN AND NYLON COVER - Mint unissued. Plastic canteen is dated 1996. Markings and date on the cover are so light as to be illegible. I think this is a part of the ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) system used from about 1970 until just recently when the services began switching to the MOLLE system. $22.00 (View Picture)

23043 LC-2 WAIST BELT- MEDIUM SIZE- USED FASTEX - Later type with the “E” shaped Fastex buckle instead of the early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, gently used but there is some corrosion and wear on some of the hardward. $15.00 (View Picture)

23042 LC-1 WAIST BELT- MEDIUM SIZE- USED - THis is size MEDIUM. With clamp style adjustment locks, and old brass frame and button type buckle used until around 1972. Used VG—fine condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

23041 LC-1 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE- USED - This is size LARGE. With clamp style adjustment locks, and old brass frame and button type buckle used until around 1972. Used VG—fine condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

23039 LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE- MINT FASTEX - Later type with the “E” shaped Fastex buckle instead of the early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, mint unissued. $20.00 (View Picture)

23038 LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE- MINT - Early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, mint unissued. $20.00 (View Picture)

23037 LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE- USED - Early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, has been used, but still in excellent condition. $20.00 (View Picture)

23036 -LC-2 WAIST BELT- LARGE SIZE - Early one with the wide “duckbill” buckle. Size LARGE, appears to be mint unissued, but Bubba or someone got a lit cigarette too close to the belt and melted a small area as shown in the photo. It still works fine, and is plenty strong, just looks a little ugly at the one spot. $20.00 (View Picture)

22975 VIETNAM ERA PISTOL BELT- SIZE MEDIUM - Belt shown in the photo is medium size and priced at only $15.00 (View Picture)

22889 BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT, NYLON, LC-2 (LARGE SIZE) - What you see is what you get. Used fine, but the label is worn/damaged so it cannot be read. Definitely large size. Quick release buckles will probably darken up with a little Armor All rubbed on them. Hard to find the large size. $37.00 (View Picture)

22877 U.S. PISTOL BELT- KOREAN-VIETNAM ERA - Used excellent, but markings are illegible. $30.00 (View Picture)

22818 Vietnam era M1956 magazine pouch for .45 auto - What you see is what you get, not much we can add other than it is about mint condition but the markings are illegible. $18.00 (View Picture)

22681 U.S. M69 PRACTICE GRENADE BODY- UNISSUED - The M67 “Baseball” grenade was adopted in the early 1970s, replacing the M26/M61 “Lemon” style used during Vietnam, which had replaced the earlier WW2/Korean War “Pineapple” grenades. This is the blue practice version of the M67 fragmentation "baseball" grenade. New old stock, not rusted and beat up range scrap. Has the original paint and markings although there may be a few scrapes of chips from storage. Have several and condition will be similar to the ones in the photo. This is the hollow steel body only, no fuze. These were issued to be loaded with a fuze and a small packet of black powder to serve as a spotting charge on the range. No flammable or explosive contents, totally INERT. Price for one M69 practice grenade body is $18.00 (View Picture)

22654 RARE EARLY M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER DATED 1961 - This is the predecessor of the common M60 bandoleer. Note that instead of being open on the top with a web reinforcement around it, this is all lightweight cotton clot construction, with a cover flap with a securing snap. Also, the cardboard box has a solid top, not the later style where a small part of the top can be ripped off to protect the contents, and keep ammo from spilling out. A neat find for the collector or historian interested in early M60 machine gun stuff. Only one we have ever seen. $35.00 (View Picture)

22574 VIETNAM ERA NYLON WEB SLING FOR M14 OR M16 (M1 TYPE) - Made with nylon instead of cotton webbing, and the hardware is aluminum instead of steel, otherwise it is the familiar "Sling, Gun, Web, M1" dating back to WW2. These are actually pretty scarce as they were disliked for their noisy hardware and quickly replaced by the black "silent sling" for the M16 that had two simple frame buckles for adjustment instead of all the complicated stuff on the old M1 style sling. (And, they were cheaper, a big deal in the cheapskate McNamara era.) Used fine as shown in the photo. $22.00 (View Picture)

22547 Vietnam era M1956 magazine pouch for .45 auto - What you see is what you get, not much we can add other than it is about mint condition but the markings are illegible. $18.00 (View Picture)

20647 VIETNAM STYLE UNIFORM- SATEEN UTILITY SHIRT & PANTS - Label indicates 1967 contract date, but I think that these are being reproduced for the reenactor or military vehicle collector market, but maybe not, so it is up to you to decide if this is original issue, or just a great copy. This is the OG 107 Sateen shirt and size is approximately 16 ½ x 35 and pair of pants about size 38 x 31. Previously owned but looks like they were almost never worn. Shirt and pants both for $40.00 (View Picture)

20636 WOODLAND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN UTILTY SHIRT & PANTS- LARGE REGULAR - Size Large Regular for 35-39 inch waist, 29.5-32.5 inch inseam and 41-45 inch chest for person 67-71 inches tall. These are U.S. GI items, gently used, not faded or worn. Shirt and pants both for $25.00 (View Picture)

20632 USAF DURABLE PRESS UTILITY UNIFORM SET OD - OG-507 shade with name and US AIR FORCE tapes in place. Shirt is size 16 ½ x 34 and pants are 36 x 33. Looks like 1984 contract date. Previously owned but in excellent condition, almost unworn. $35.00 (View Picture)

19419 VIETNAM ERA STYLE CANTEEN SET - Consists of cotton canvas M1956 canteen cover with belt slides on the back, and dome snaps instead of the WW2 style lift the dot, and illegible markings. Canteen is the green plastic type with warning not to heat it over a fire, dated 1976. Cup is dated 1953 and has been heavily polished. Good representative Vietnam style set. $29.00 (View Picture)

19418 COVER, WATER CANTEEN LC-2 AND CANTEEN - Scarce LC 2 nylon canteen cover with standard green plastic canteen dated 1990. About mint unissued. $29.00

22276 M1956 SUSPENDERS - VIETNAM ERA - Suspenders, field pack, combat, M1956. Getting hard to find in nice shape. Used excellent with all straps and buckles. Size Regular $18.00 (View Picture)

22272 LATE ISSUE KEVLAR HELMET WITH WOODLAND CAMOUGFLAGE COVER - The Personnel Armor System Ground Troops Helmet, most commonly known as the "Kevlar", but also referred to as the "K-pot" (an update of the colloquial term "steel pot" for the M1 steel combat helmet in use from WWII until the 1980s) and less commonly the "Fritz" helmet for its resemblance to the World War II German army helmet, is a standard infantry combat wear in the U.S. Military. The shell is made from 29 layers of Kevlar, a ballistic aramid fabric treated with a phenolic resin system and provides Threat Level IIIA protection against shrapnel and ballistic threats. Used excellent with the woodland camouflage cover. Not sure about size, but I think it is medium. $65.00 (Sorry, photos got messed up, but everyone knows what these are!)

22269 M1 CARBINE SLING- UNISSUED BUT BUCKLE NEEDS CLEANING - Unissued but during 50 years of storage the metal buckle for adjusting the length of the sling has corroded some. This is white colored corrosion and should clean off with a wire brush, and then a quick coat of black spray paint and it is good as new. These were made in 1962, while the M1 and M2 carbines were still standard issue arms, the M14 not yet having replaced them. End tab is stamped MRT 9-62 indicating mildew treatment date, which probably helped start the corrosion process. Will be near mint unissued when the buckle problem is take care of. $40.00 (View Picture)

22174 U.S. ALICE LENSATIC COMPASS POUCH - Used, excellent, probably circa 1967-1980. Made of nylon. $7.00 (View Picture)

22162 Vietnam era Mosquito headnet (?) - Not really sure about the ID on this item, but what you see is what you get. Made of nylon with the top a solid nylon fabric so it acts as a rain hat or sun screen. The outside is attached to a large but fine mesh material with a flexible stiffener ring down about chin level. Draw string at the bottom. No markings at all the we could find. One size fits all. Looks to be unused, or at least no bugs inside or out. Everyone needs one of these….we hope. $10.00 (View Picture)

22072 BIPOD FOR U.S. M47 DRAGON MISSILE LAUNCHER - Is your Dragon missile launcher dragging? Are you not hitting the tanks you are aiming at? It could be that your bipod is missing from the bottom of your M47 launcher. Made of light weight aluminum and a clever folding design. Only one available, but you probably only have one Dragon launcher…. Used excellent. $25.00 (View Picture)

22071 1966- DATED VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - What you see is what you get. Standard WW2 design stainless steel mess kit, but made in the 1960s. Used with usual dings and dents, but fully serviceable or suitable for a Vietnam era display. This one was made in 1966 $12.00 (View Picture)

22070 1966 DATED VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - What you see is what you get. Standard WW2 design stainless steel mess kit, but made in the 1960s. Used with usual dings and dents, but fully serviceable or suitable for a Vietnam era display. This one was made in 1966 $12.00 (View Picture)

22069 1965 DATED VIETNAM ERA MESS KIT - What you see is what you get. Standard WW2 design stainless steel mess kit, but made in the 1960s. Used with usual dings and dents, but fully serviceable or suitable for a Vietnam era display. This one was made in 1965 $12.00 (View Picture)

22065 POCKET, AMMUNITION M1 RIFLE OR CARBINE LOT OF THREE DIFFERENT KOREAN WAR ERA POUCHES - What you see is what you get. Three mint unissued circa 1951-52 “belt pouches” for use with the M1 carbine 15 round magazines or eight round clips of ammunition for the M1 Garand rifle. These are NOT the “stock pouch” that can be slid down onto the stock of the M1 carbine (even though they were never intended to be used that way) but pouches made for use on the belt, where several could be used. Soldiers sometimes would put one of these on the rifle or carbine sling to have a ready supply of ammunition at all times. These are from three different makers, and every collector simply must have “one of everything”. $25.00 (View Picture)

21664 ALICE-2 NYLON WEB PISTOL BELT- LARGE SIZE - What you see is what you get. Used G-VG in desirable large size. Nylon vertical weave. Looks like someone used this for paintball or something and it has some red staining, but it may clean up with a good scrubbing. $25.00 (View Picture)

21558 VIETNAM STYLE AIRCREW EMERGENCY SURVIVAL RADIO SET AN/PRC-90 - The AN/PRC-90 is a survival radio that is carried in the emergency vest of air crew members. It was first adopted in the late 1960s for use in Vietnam, and was used by the Army, Navy and Air Force. The AN/PRC-90 radio set is a dual channel transmitter/receiver capable of transmitting up to 60 nm (line of sight, depending on receiving aircraft's altitude). It operates on guard (243.0) or SAR primary operating frequency (282.8) with a mode for swept tone signal on 243.0 only. Average battery life is about 14 hours. It is equipped with external earphone jacks to assist pilot in hearing radio transmission with helmet on." Although this one has a 1975 contract date, it is identical to the Vietnam issued radios. It is in excellent plus condition, complete with the original antenna and earplugs (ins the small plastic pouch) and comes with two batteries (although neither the radio or batteries are guaranteed to be serviceable). $185.00 (View Picture)

21426 FLARE PISTOL SIGNAL FLARE CARRYING CASE TYPE A-6 DRAWING NUMBER 42 G 119967 - Mint unissued, zippered OD canvas case with internal loops to hold 12 assorted flares. Various color flares would be used for signaling in flight or on return to base. These were used with the 37mm AN/M8 flare pistols, and the male stud for lift the dot fasteners would snap into flaps located in the aircraft, probably next to the firing port. Markings are as shown in the photo $12.00 (View Picture)

21239 ARMING WIRE, M19 WITH 3 CLIPS (FOR AIRCRAFT BOMBS) - Mint unissued in the original wrap. One end of the arming wire was attached to the aircraft bomb rack and the other end passed through the bomb fuze to hold the arming propeller in place. As the bomb was dropped, the wire pulled out of the fuze, allowing the propeller to turn and start the arming sequence. INERT- No flammable or explosive components. $10.00 (View Picture)

20942 U.S. Military Issue M12 Nylon Holster for the M9 Beretta Pistol - After four years of private development by Bianchi, this was adopted in 1984 for use with the 9mm M9 Beretta pistol. It is an innovative design made with various molded parts and ballistic nylon fabric. It is easily converted from right hand to left hand configuration. There is even a built in holder for a cleaning rod (which is included). Mint unissued. This is a GI contract example made by Cathey Enterprises, one of the chronic low bidders on government holster contracts. Bianchi designed it, but after official adoption the design becomes a mil-spec item and anyone can copy it and make it, screwing the inventors, but that’s life in the DOD contract world. One holster as shown in the photo for $45.00 (View Picture)

20660 U.S. First Aid Pouch- Korea-Vietnam era - OD web as shown in the photos. Used G-VG. $10.00 (View Picture)

20659 U.S. First Aid Pouch- Korea-Vietnam era - OD web as shown in the photos. Used G-VG. $10.00 (View Picture)

20658 U.S. First Aid Pouch- Korea-Vietnam era - OD web as shown in the photos. Used G-VG. $10.00 (View Picture)

20645 U.S. Army 1950s Shirt, Man’s Cotton, Uniform, Twill, Khaki - 8.2 ounce, 1957 contract date. Size 15 x 32. Has specialist insignia (E-4) on both sleeves and left sleeve has the 32nd Infantry Division or "Red Arrow" Division insignia, apparently replacing a different one that had been there. Excellent plus condition. $15.00 (View Picture)

20643 WW2 style liner for U.S. “Steel Pot” Helmet, M1 - Made by CAPAC with what looks like a 1951 dates but still WW2 style with the eyelet in the front. Has fairly good leather chinstrap and good suspension webbing and sweatband. Every kid used to have one of these to “play army” with, but us mature adult collectors have a hard time finding nice ones any more. This is close to excellent with nearly all the old OD paint remaining. Nicest loose WW2 style liner we have had in a long time. $85.00 (View Picture)

20641 U.S. WW2 style “Steel Pot” M1 Helmet & Vietnam era liner - Liner is 1984 dated and about mint unissued. Helmet is painted red and has the late style chin strap, but could easily be repainted OD if desired. $65.00 (View Picture)

20637 Vietnam era “Coat, Hot weather, OG 107, Class 1, cotton rip-stop poplin” SIZE LARGE-REGULAR - Looks like a 1970 contract date, DCA 100-70-G-5432, used excellent plus. This is from an estate and some uniforms are original and some are replicas, and we are not completely sure which are which, but all are nice original GI quality. We think this is an original. $95.00 (View Picture)

20631 Belt, Individual Equipment, Nylon, LC-2 - 1978 contract date, size medium (30 inch waist or less). Excellent plus condition. $25.00 (View Picture)

20630 Vietnam era “Coat, Hot weather, OG 107, Class 1, cotton rip-stop poplin” SIZE LARGE-REGULAR - Looks like a 1970 contract date, DCA 100-70-G-5432, used fine to excellent with slight fading from washing and one small puncture in the fabric about midway between the shoulders- not a big deal but we like to point out any known defects. This is from an estate and some uniforms are original and some are replicas, and we are not completely sure which are which, but all are nice original GI quality. We think this is an original. $75.00 (View Picture)

20629 Vietnam era “Coat, Hot weather, OG 107, Class 1, cotton rip-stop poplin” & Matching Pants- SIZE LARGE-REGULAR - Looks like a 1970 contract date, DCA 100-70-G-5432 on the jacket, not sure of the contract date on the pants. These are from an estate which had some ioriginal uniforms and some nice quality replicas, and we are not completely sure which are which, but all are nice original GI quality. We think these are original. Condition is about mint unissued. Bothe jacket and pants are size Large – regular, not the usual stuff that only fits skinny 18-20 year old soldiers. $145.00 (View Picture)

20555 1951 DATED U.S. CARTRIDGE BELT FOR BAR - Nicely marked “BELT, MAGAZINE, BAR M-1937, 74-B-240, CONCORD- 1951.” Dark green OD color. Used excellent. Note that this is shown with the pockets filled with BAR magazines, but the magazines are NOT included with the belt. $125.00 (View Picture)

20499 M14 STRIPPER CLIPS AND CLIP GUIDE - Enough to repack one bandoleer. Lost of 12 five round stripper clips plus one stripper clip guide that slips over the rear of the magazine so you can fill it using four stripper clips. Genuine U.S. GI items. Used excellent condition $10.00 (View Picture)

20472 M1 CARBINE BELT POUCH FOR TWO 15 ROUND MAGAZINES- LOT OF TWO - Officially the “Pocket, Ammunition, Magazine (Cal 30 M1 Carbine or Rifle) FSN 849-281-6922. These were made from 1944 to 1956 in various shades of khaki and OD, and could be worn with the pistol belt, or even other types of belts (overcoats, trouser belts, etc) when full combat gear was not worn. These were strictly for use on a belt, and cannot be used as a “stock pouch.” However, it is easy to slip the sling through the belt loops and have one of these conveniently attached to the carbine that way. The use of the earlier Type 1 pouch as a “stock pouch” was probably a coincidence, not a designed usage. These are late WW2 to Korean War vintage, used and in G-VG condition. Markings are mostly illegible, but no holes or anything bad like that. Some have unit numbers marked on them. Not minty new examples, but good serviceable pouches. Have several of these and photo shows typical examples. Price for lot of TWO pouches- $15.00 (View Picture)

20398 U.S. Army “Light, Flasher “ circa 1984 - Other markings include: “6220-00-84-M-2244, 63607, 8387795, MFR. TEX-LITE. INC, U.S.” About 12” x 6” x 4” with a red reflector and a light on the front. Switch on back turns light to on/off/flash mode. Runs off two 6V batteries as shown. Used for marking disabled or slow moving vehicles, convoy routes, hazards, rendezvous points, or anything else. Used excellent- batteries still good. $22.00 (View Picture)

20373 U.S. G.I Duffle Bag or Sea Bag - Used, excellent to new condition. This is late issue made of a sturdy nylon type material with heavily padded dual shoulder straps for ease in carrying. Great for stowing camping gear for trips, or college kid to haul laundry home, or all those soccer balls, basket balls or footballs instead of throwing stuff in the car loose. $12.00 (View Picture)

20258 U.S. MODEL 1950 “GRISWOLD BAG” FOR PARATROOP RIFLES- MINT UNISSUED COMPLETE! - Officially the “Case, Individual Weapon, Parachutist, 1950” this is still an issue item for use by parachutists as a protective container for individual weapons. It is made from olive drab cotton duck and could be attached to a ring on the left side of the parachutist's harness via a quick release snap hook. The case was also supplied with a lowering line, which is still inside along with some cloth ties and a hook in the original packing. This is the only totally complete example we have ever had, and only totally mint example. Zipper is in perfect working order, and canvas is clean and unstained. Great airborne item! $150.00 (View Picture)

20044 Jacket, Flying, Man's, Intermediate, Type MA-1, Size Large - What you see is what you get. Label on the apparently unopened plastic packaging says: 8415-00-818-7353, Jacket, Flying, Man's, Intermediate, Type MA-1, Size Large. Mint unopened, but not sure if this is genuine U.S. military surplus (which I believe it is) or a copy made for sale in surplus stores. Only thing I know for sure is that the price is $35.00 (View Picture)

19902 M1 CARBINE BELT POUCH FOR 4 30 ROUND MAGAZINES- 1951 DATED - Officially the “Pocket, Magazine, Carbine, 30 Round” and part or drawing number 74P-142-705, this was made at the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot in 1951. This is about mint unissued condition. These were issued from Korea through Vietnam. Hard to find nice original ones any more. $59.00 (View Picture)

19451 1950S TO VIETNAM ERA U.S. HELMET, M1 WITH LINER AND CAMOUFLAGE COVER - Liner is fine to excellent, except for a crack about 5/8” long at the bottom rear and a bruised spot about 1.5” across the edge of the front brim, as shown in the photos. This has a period coat of OD pains with two decals as shown, but unit ID is unknown. Liners was made by CAPAC, and is the WW2 style with the shoelace at the top for adjustment, not the later crossed strap types. Steel pot is about mint unissued. Cover is the woodland camouflage pattern, printed on one side only (reverse is pale green, not a “brown side”). Cover is excellent except for one spot about ¾” long at the edge where Bubba dropped it, cutting through the fabric at that point. Chinstrap is the plain strap with the hook connector, or the snap type with web chin cup. Helmets are getting much harder to find, and liners nearly impossible, especially in decent condition. Price for this helmet assembly (steel pot, liner with suspension and leather chin strap, and woodland camouflage cover)- $95.00 (View Picture)

19448 1950S TO VIETNAM ERA U.S. HELMET, M1 WITH LINER AND CAMOUFLAGE COVER - Have three in excellent to unissued condition but perhaps with slight storage dings and stains. Liner is excellent plus, and the WW2 style with the shoelace at the top for adjustment, not the later crossed strap types. Covers are the woodland camouflage pattern, printed on one side only (reverse is pale green, not a “brown side”). Chinstrap may be the plain strap with the hook connector, or the snap type with web chin cup. Helmets are getting much harder to find, and liners nearly impossible, especially in decent condtion. Have three so we will ship best one first. Price per one helmet assembly (steel pot, liner with suspension and leather chin strap, and woodland camouflage cover)- $110.00 (View Picture)

19390 M60 MACHINE GUN BANDOLEER AND INSERT- VIETNAM ERA- BALL - The M60 machine gun was fed from a belt of 100 rounds carried in a bandoleer, essentially a cloth bag with a shoulder strap. The bag had a cardboard box to help keep the ammo feeding properly. These were issued two bandoleers to a “.30 caliber ammo can.” When the ammo was needed the gunner simply ripped the corner off the box, and grabbed the free end of the belt and fed it into the gun. This set is a mint unissued box, with the top never torn off or anything; and a gently used bandoleer. The bandoleer is Vietnam era dated 1968-1972 and has the markings shown in the photo detail shot. This one was for 100 round of Ball M80. $15.00 (View Picture)

19359 U.S. MODEL 1950 “GRISWOLD BAG” FOR PARATROOP RIFLES- 1951 DATED - Officially the “Case, Individual Weapon, Parachutist, 1950” this is still an issue item for use by parachutists as a protective container for individual weapons. It is made from olive drab cotton duck and could be attached to a ring on the left side of the parachutist's harness via a quick release snap hook. The case was also supplied with a lowering line. Like most, this has had the lowering line cut off, but unlike most it retains the attaching ring. I have seen dozens of these with relatively recent dates, but this is the only Korean War vintage example I have ever found. Zipper is in good working order. Probably used once, but in excellent plus condition, as nice as any I have seen from any period. Scarce Airborne item. $135.00 (View Picture)

19123 U.S. WEB SLING, M1- VIETNAM ERA MADE OF NYLON FOR M14 AND M16 - Just like the familiar WW2 and Korean war vintage “Sling, Gun, Web, M1” but made with a nylon material. The aluminum(?) fittings have been painted OD, and draftee PVT Bubba was not an artist and it is a sloppy job. These were used with the M1, M14 and M16 rifles in service during Vietnam and after. Used G-VG. $12.00 (View Picture)

18524 LOT OF 3 M1 GARAND BANDOLEERS - U.S. GI, Three OD bandoleers with lot information stenciled on the front. One has a 1952 maker marking on the back. One is a recycled example with old markings x'd out and new lot stenciled. One has a few small rust spots or tiny holes, but still okay for use or display. These come with 18 of the cardboard inserts (12 are already in place in two of hte bandoleers, and six more loose ones shown in the photo.) Also included are six M1 Garand clips, in serviceable conditon, although three of them are a bit rusty in places. Te wholo lot or s banoleers, 18 inserts and six clips for $20.00 (View Picture)

18125 U.S. Military Police Shoulder Strap for M1911 pistol holsters - (Meadows p. 423). These were used in combination with a leather waist belt and have a more or less traditional “slide” which the belt passes through, having eyelets on the bottom for attaching a holster. The shoulder strap has a buckle for adjusting the length for proper fit, and transfers the weight of the pistol to the shoulder, and adds a “Sam Browne” type appearance. This one was made at Jeffersonville Quartermaster Depot in 1947 and is a dark brown color. Used find condition. Just the thing for the M1911 collector who needs one of everything. $45.00 (View Picture)

17519 U.S. MARINE CORPS M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT FOR M1 GARAND OR M1903 RIFLES - Clear USMC marks on the back and illegible maker marks that seem to be 1950s vintage. Overall fine to excellent condition. This is the type made with the inner strap in each pocket to secure one five round stripper clip for the M1903 in place after the pocket is opened to remove the other clip. Good representative USMC Korean war style belt as used up until the M14 arrived in service. Needs a good cleaning. $150.00 (View Picture)

17757 U.S. MODEL 1907 LEATHER SLING - Circa 1980s, nice and supple, this is one that you can actually use, not just hang on the wall. Typical 1980s quality construction (good, but not quite as nice as the WW2 and earlier period). MRT 12-86 marked. Former owner also used magic marker to add “M1A FIBER STOCK”. Overall used excellent except for ugly marking. $75.00 (View Picture)

17583 M1 CARBINE BANDOLEER AND STRIPPER CLIPS FOR 120 ROUNDS BALL AMMUNIITON - Original Korean War vintage cotton bandoleer marked “Cal ..30 Carbine, Ball M1, 10 Rd clips, [Lot number] LC 13556. This comes with twelve original 10 round stripper clips needed to fill one of these bandoleers. None of the cardboard separators are available, but could be easily made from lightweight cardboard if desired. While most WW2 carbine ammo was issued in 50 round boxes, by the Korean War they had switched to use of stripper clips and bandoleers to allow faster reloading of magazines in the field. Each clip has a built in guide that slips over the back of the magazine so it is really easy to strip 10 rounds into the magazine. Used excellent. $18.00 (View Picture)

17582 USAF "TRAINING AID KITS, MARKSMANSHIP, SMALL ARMS WEAPONS (FOUR BOXES) - From the manual- “General Description: This training kit consists of a pistol rest stand, pistol target, front and rear sights, pistol slingshot device, pistol aiming disc, sighting and aiming bar, heel and jerk plates, and magnetic spotters. The pistol rest stand, pistol slingshot device and the sighting and aiming bar are constructed of wood, the remaining items are metal. The height of the pistol rest stand is adjustable. Use: This device is designed to aid in USAF training programs for marksmanship with small arms weapons. Specifically, it is for use in training personnel in the essentials of operation, nomenclature, correct sighting and safety procedures for small arms weapons.” Also included in the package are 25 GTA9-617 which I think is the “disassembly mat” for the M1911, but may be something else. (All rolled up in the box and not sure we could get them all put back in the box if we opened them up.) All this stuff is in four boxes as shown in the photos, and apparently never used, although the ends of the boxes have been opened to peek inside, and it looks like everything is there with one exception. The “adjustable pistol rest” is missing from this kit, which is sort of like a wimple wooded coat rack with a single post with a sliding piece on one side, atop a “X” type base An interesting accessory related to military marksmanship, especially the USAF, for which relatively little is known about their small arms programs compared to the other services. $125.00 (View Picture)

17551 Vietnam era U.S. Army OD cotton sateen shirt. (size 15 1/2 x 33) - Used fine to excellent with both the US ARMY tape and name (PORTER) still in place. Contract date is 1969. This was the typical combat uniform during Vietnam, and great for a display on a torso mannequin where you can load him up with typical field gear for going on a patrol in the boonies. $20.00 (View Picture)

11471 Vietnam era "helmet liner, troop, ground" - Have several overall fine to unissued condition but may have flaking paint, or some locally applied camouflage paint. Web suspension liner is included, but not installed, but just snaps in. These fit all the M1 "steel post" from WW2 through Vietnam, but this has the type of suspension used from about 1958 on. $40.00 (View Picture)

17244 SLING FOR M67 RECOILLESS RIFLE - Officially “Carrying Strap assembly 1440-00-478-0334” made of heavy duty nylon webbing with a pad that snaps in place and two heavy duty open hooks. Mint unissued. 1976 dated label, but this is type used in Vietnam. $15.00 (View Picture)

17206 LOT OF 4 M16 BANDOLEERS - Used VG-excellent. No cardboard inserts or stripper clips, just the bandoleers. These are all 1970s dates (1973 or newer) Despite being dated later, they would be fine to show what Vietnam issue M16 ammo came in. The lot of four for $12.00 (View Picture)

17182 M60 BELTED AMMUNITION BANDOLEER - Dated 1973 or newer. Stenciled to indicate 100 rounds of either ball or mix of four ball and 1 tracer. This is a cotton bandoleer consisting of a pouch type bag with a shoulder strap. The bag would hold a cardboard box with the ammo in it. Boxes not available, but you can make up something for display. These could be worn over the shoulder for use with the M60 machine gun on the move if desired. We have seen lots of these for blank ammo, but those for combat ball or ball/tracer loadings are hard to find. Nice for a Vietnam display, even if the date is a bit newer, but tough to see. $10.00 (View Picture)

17157 M16 BANDOLEER REPACK SETS - Consisting of one U.S. GI bandoleer with 7 cardboard inserts, 14 stripper clips, 1 charger guide. Markings and lot numbers may vary from photos. Some can be dated from markings on the back. Most are 1973 and newer. (Post Vietnam dates, but same style as used in Vietnam.) Great for repacking all that loose 5.56mm ammo so that it can be swiftly loaded into magazines when needed. $7.00 (View Picture)

9647 CASE, CARRYING M86 - Mint unissued in the original Frankford Ordnance Depot wrapping, which has been neatly cut open. 9-53 date, part number 7655870. Very similar to the M65 case used to carry M1903A4 sniper rifle scopes, or the later type used with the M1D, but this has web loop on the back instead of M1910 belt hook. Rare sniper accessory? Probably more likely intended for carrying artillery slide rules, but I do not know for sure. $12.00 (View Picture)

16922 EARLY M16 “SILENT SLING” - Issued early in Vietnam to eliminate the jingle and clatter from the web M1 slings with their buckles and clips. This is a very simple strip of black nylon webbing, with a diagonal cut end (heat sealed to prevent fraying) and two simple frame buckles for adjusting length. Cheap, simple and light weight. These were also used on the US Navy Dummy Drill Rifles Mark 5. First one of these I have seen in years. $15.00 (View Picture)

16579 VIETNAM ERA M1916 HIP HOLSTER FOR M1911 .45 AUTO - These are the late ones made by Cathey Enterprises to noticeably lower quality standards than those procured from traditional leather companies. This was caused by Congressional mandates that the military buy stuff from companies that were “small, disadvantaged or women or minority owned” even if at higher cost than from big, experienced contract sources. Of course, any complaints about quality were dismissed as “racist” or greedy defense policies, so we got what Congress wanted. This holster is mint unissued with the original leg strap. US embossed on the flap and the maker and part number are stamped on the back. $35.00 (View Picture)

16285 U.S. MESS KIT- VIETNAM ERA - The standard folding stainless steel mess kit used since WW2. This one was made in 1966 by Regal (same folks who made some of the pots and pans in your kitchen). Used VG condition but needs to be scrubbed to pass inspection. $15.00 (View Picture)

16117 VIETNAM ERA USAF FLIGHT SUIT (LT COL) - “Coverall, flying, Man’s, very light, K-2B, 8415-265-7376, Small-Long, and contract info including 8 January 1968 date. Used excellent, with the silver oak leaf insignia of a Lt. Col permanently attached on the shoulders under plastic covers (to prevent snagging?). Small red laundry tag sewn in the collar. Name Hosmer inked on the label. No rips or tears or holes, and all zippers work. Location of name tape and unit insignia are visible where they were removed. This is the suit worn by most aviators in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam war. Survival rate on these is surprisingly small as they made great coveralls for working on cars, painting, etc after their owners returned home. $45.00 (View Picture)

15913 USMC UNIFORM HAT- VIETNAM ERA - Standard frame type "cover" worn with the green dress uniform. Has wool cover and E/G/A device. Well used frame as the stitching for the sweat band is coming lose and the plastic liner in the top is torn. Chinstrap is a bit boogerd but you have to look very closely. Displays nicely. $12.00 (View Picture)

15827 LC-1 PISTOL BELT- SIZE LARGE AND M16 AMMO POUCH - Belt is almost like new condition. Good label "belt, individual equipment, nylon, LC-1, size LARGE (waist 30 inches or over) with 1976 contract info. Looks like it should adjust out to at least a 42 inch waist. We have lots of people looking for large size belts, and this is the first we have found in several years. The nylong ammo pouch is as shown in the photos with illegible markings, but I believe about the same vintage. Both items for $40.00 (View Picture)

15407 U.S. SUSPENDERS BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT LC-2 - Green nylon with padding, adopted about 1974 to replace the earlier LC-1 and M1956 and M1967 web suspenders, but all this stuff was pretty much compatible and various min and match combinations were common . Used, a bit dirty so after a good washing say about fine to excellent condition. $18.00 (View Picture)

13799 Vietnam era Aircrew Survival Life Preserver Type B7 - New in the original box clearly marked 4220-657-2197 [still a FSN, prior to adoption of NSN system] / Life Preserver Type B7/ 1 EA / A/ -8/68 SHAD. The two nylon OD pouches are still secured with a thread tied through four eyelets so we are not sure what these look like inside. Corners are open enough you can see the yellow color of the water wing material. There is a pull toggle hanging down from each pouch to active the CO2 inflation cylinders (no idea if they are installed or if that is done at the final user level- I suspect the latter). $65.00 (View Picture)

13741 VIETNAM ERA M1956 MAGAZINE POUCH FOR .45 AUTO - Mint unissued with markings on back of flap. We cannot figure out what the contract date is, but it is Vietnam era style but may be a bit earlier or later if you can read the date., $12.00 (View Picture)

13735 VIETNAM ERA TRENCH GUN AMMUNITION POUCH - Mint unissued, new old stock with 1972 contract date. Not one of the repros, but the real thing. I saw a lot of these in the 1980s, but this is the first we have seen in about 10 years. $125.00 (View Picture)

13479 WW2- KOREAN WAR ERA PISTOL BELT - Dark green web with no visible date. Used fine. Large X on inside over old name or something, but looks great on outside. $35.00 (View Picture)

13334 U.S. NAVY .38 VICTORY MODEL SHOULDER HOLSTER- VIETNAM ERA - Just flat mint unissued. Tan leather with sharp markings on the back MRT/ BUCHEIMER/ MAR 1966 and embossed US in oval on the front. All snaps and buckles intact. Although not marked USN, by 1966 procurement was taking place through the DOD supply system for Navy and Marine Corps pilots who were issued the .38 Victory models throughout the Vietnam era. Unfortunately, the male stud for the belt loop strap has popped off, as is so often the case with the .45 and .38 shoulder holsters. Still displays nicely, just not as perfect as we might wish. $110.00 (View Picture)

10516 BLACK HOLSTER FOR .45 AUTO - Handmade, decent quality, certainly 1950s-60s vintage style, and not my taste. Belt loop was cut down to make it ride higher. Used G-VG. If you are not good at fast draw, this one may be a good choice as the bad guy may be snickering when he looks at your holster, allowing you additional time to plug him before he recovers. $15.00 (View Picture)

12660 - U.S. Helmet, combat vehicle crewman, with ballistic shell DH132A - Size Large, made by Gentex with October 1985 manufacture date.  Comes with the liner, padded earpieces, and the headphones, microphone and wire with plug. Used VG condition.  $149.00 (View Picture)

12284 M16 STRIPPER CLIPS (LOT OF 56) - 56 ten round stripper clips for 5.56mm ammo for the M16. Enough for four bandoleers of 140 rounds each. $8.00 (View Picture)

U.S. ARMY DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA - Small enameled insignia, made in thousands of different designs to identify soldiers as members of a specific unit. These were worn on the lapels and on the left front of the garrison cap. Officers wore them on the shoulder loops of the uniform. After 1942 the officers rank insignia replaced them on the garrison cap. All have "clutch fasteners" on the back, except for one or two with the "pin back" attachment. A few show some abrasions on the face, but most are in excellent condition. Circa WW2 to recent years. Sold in lots of three as shown in the photo of each lot. $12.00 (Buy 4 or more lots at $10.00 per lot)


11887 LOT X $12.00 (View Picture)

11886 LOT V $12.00 (View Picture)

11884 LOT U $12.00 (View Picture)

11883 LOT T $12.00 (View Picture)

11882 LOT S $12.00 (View Picture)

11881 LOT R $12.00 (View Picture)

11880 LOT Q $12.00 (View Picture)

11879 LOT P $12.00 (View Picture)

11878 LOT O $12.00 (View Picture)

11877 LOT N $12.00 (View Picture)

11875 LOT L $12.00 (View Picture)

11873 LOT J . $12.00 (View Picture)

11871 LOT H $12.00 (View Picture)

11870 LOT G . $12.00 (View Picture)

11869 LOT F $12.00 (View Picture)

11868 LOT E $12.00 (View Picture)

11866 LOT C $12.00 (View Picture)

11864 LOT A $12.00 (View Picture)

11438 U.S. ARMY WOODLAND PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS - Circa late 1970s through desert storm era. One pair pants size large regular and shirt size large long. No insignia or name tapes. Used fine (except one small tear/hole in seat of pants (about 1/2" needs to be mended.) $12.00 (View Picture)

11327 U.S. M1942 MEAT CAN (MESS KIT) 1967 dated by Regal - UsedVG- excellent, stainless steel construction. May have some dents and dings (undoubtedly from being beaten with mess gear or on tables to signal adoration of "Cookie's" latest culinary feats.) (photo shows typical example not this specific mess kit) $15.00 (View Picture)

11471 Vietnam era "helmet liner, troop, ground" - Have several overall fine to unissued condition but may have flaking paint, or some locally applied camouflage paint. Web suspension liner is included, but not installed, but just snaps in. These fit all the M1 "steel post" from WW2 through Vietnam, but this has the type of suspension used from about 1958 on. $22.00 (View Picture)

11440 U.S. ARMY RAIN PARKA CIRCA 1960S-1980S - Rubber coated OD material (that smells awful, like the old OD ponchos). Zips all the away up the front with velcro tab at the top, and hood to cover the head. Looks to be about large size, Used about excellent. Given the rainy jungles in Vietnam this was probably handy to keep the rain out, but undoubtedly miserable to wear as it would also allow copious sweating inside so you ended up wet no matter what. $25.00 (View Picture)

11438 U.S. ARMY WOODLAND PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS - Circa late 1970s through desert storm era. One pair pants size large regular and shirt size large long. No insignia or name tapes. Used fine (except one small tear/hole in seat of pants (about 1/2" needs to be mended.) $12.00 (View Picture)

11436 U.S. ARMY WOODLAND PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DRESS UNIFORMS - Circa late 1970s through desert storm era. One pair pants size large regular and shirt size large long. Has collar insignia for Infantry Major and US Army tape above pocket, but name tape above other pocket has been removed. Used excellent $18.00 (View Picture)

11434 U.S. ARMY BOXER SHORTS & SOCKS (VIETNAM- PRESENT) - OG 107 shorts (underwear) and black socks. Amazingly, these most basic of all uniform items are missing from most collections as the owners usually just wore them out after discharge. Special deal- two pairs of shorts and one pair of socks, used fine-excellent $15.00 (View Picture)

11431 TROUSERS, MAN'S COTTON, WIND RESISTANT, OG 107 1952 PATTERN - Mint unissed with 1958 contract date. These were worn over the standard wool uniform trousers. Regular-Medium 31-35 inch waist and 31.5-33.5 inseam. Part of the cold weather uniform from Korea until the 1970s. $35.00 (View Picture)

11327 U.S. M1942 MEAT CAN (MESS KIT) 1967 dated by Regal - UsedVG- excellent, stainless steel construction. May have some dents and dings (undoubtedly from being beaten with mess gear or on tables to signal adoration of "Cookie's" latest culinary feats.) (photo shows typical example not this specific mess kit) $15.00 (View Picture)

11134 VEHICLE ID PLATE FROM M56 SP 90MM GUN "SCORPION" - These were cool full tracked lightweight and lightly armored vehicles intended to provide a tank killing capacity to airborne forces as these could be air dropped with a fighting weight of only 8 tons. Some were later stripped of the armament and set up for remote control and used as target vehicles on Navy bombing ranges. Nobody but me and O'bie know where this one came from, but it can be yours. $8.00 (View Picture)

11122 LIGHT, MARKER DISTRESS, SDU-30 - Looks like they use two AA batteries. 1987 dated. New in the box. Not sure if these are for aircrews or for use on lifejackets replacing the old single cell gray jobs. $10.00 (View Picture)

11072 USAF WINGS- NAVIGATOR/OBSERVER CIRCA 1983 - Mint unissued in the original packing. (I have heard that if a Marine is castrated, they start singing "Off we go into the wild blue....") Story is free but wings are $12.00 (View Picture)

10767 Desert Storm era sleeping pad - Light brownish green closed cell foam pad with a pair of ties to use when it is rolled up. Used fine-excellent. $15.00 (View Picture)

10473 U.S. M1956 INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT BELT (PISTOL BELT) - (Dorsey Belts & Bandoliers p. 73) This is the early type made of cotton web with horizontal ribs. Used, VG- exc. This is the type used in Vietnam. $20.00 (View Picture)

10408 COMBAT VEHICLE CREWMAN'S HEADSET, CIRCA VIETNAM-DESERT STORM - Designation may be CX8650B/GR with NSN 5995-00-999-0747. This is a set of headphones with a boom type microphone and a control box to switch back and forth between the intercom with other crew members and radio for outside communications. Two web straps for the control box to go around the neck and the chest. Spiral cord that splits into two cords for connection to comm gear with two five pin connectors. Mint unissued in the original box. Two available. Take them both for $100.00 or buy one at $59.00 (View Picture)

10407 MOD KIT, CAB RIFLE STOWAGE BRACKET - New in the box, FSN 2540-933-4940, dated 9/67 and contract number. Consists of two rubber coated butt brackets with aluminum blocks and two barrel brackets with aluminm mounting blocks. The blocks are different lengths, apparently to suit specific locations in a vehicle cab. I believe these were used to modify earlier racks to take the M16 rifles when they first came out, probably for use in the M715, M37 and 6x6 type vehicles, but that is a guess. $40.00 (View Picture)

10688 LEATHER KEEPERS FOR MILITARY SLINGS - New made, good quality workmanship using tan leather with double row stitching, just like the originals, not cheap stapled or riveted junk. Two were used on the M1907 leather slings. (Will also work on the M1885 slings for Krags or Trapdoors). $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00 or 20 for $25.00 postage included. $0.00 (View Picture)

10338 CAP, UTILITY, COTTON SATEEN, OG 107 SIZE EXTRA SMALL - Type worn by Marines, Seabees, Army, etc in the 1970s prior to adoption of the camouflage BDUs. Used excellent. $2.00 (View Picture)

10340 LOT OF 15 ARMY POCKET SIZE REFERENCES (SET B) - Graphic training aids (GTA) or note cards or other tools or reference items from Infantry school or other commands covering a wide variety of topics- such as mines, bridges, weapons, NBC warfare, leadership, vehicles, medical, map reading, etc. All different in this group, but other lots listed have some that are in this set as well (maybe 30% overlap between any two sets). All 15 pieces $20.00 (View Picture)

10339 LOT OF 28 ARMY POCKET SIZE REFERENCES (SET A) - Graphic training aids (GTA) or note cards or other tools or reference items from Infantry school or other commands covering a wide variety of topics- such as mines, bridges, weapons, NBC warfare, leadership, vehicles, medical, map reading, etc. All different in this group, but other lots listed have some that are in this set as well (maybe 30% overlap between any two sets). All 28 pieces $30.00 (View Picture)

9857 RADIAC DOSIMETER DT60/PD - The standard USN (and other services??) radiation detector or "pocket dosimeter" used to detect how much radiation a person had been exposed to. Black bakelite device about the size of a pocket watch. These have no moving parts but contain a special glass insert which changes with the amount of accumulated radiation exposure. The changes are then read by a CP-95 device and the results recorded. Mint unissued in the original packing dated 1953 with instruction sheet. These were still being used by the U.S. Navy in the 1990s. Nice addition to NBC warfare or Cold War or USN or Vietnam era collection. $35.00 (View Picture)

9852 VIETNAM ERA FIELD EQUIPMENT LOT - Nylon cover for entrenching tool, Universal small arms ammunition pouch, mess kit, and canteen cup for ?? canteen, but US marked. Used fine-excellent. The lot of four items for $20.00 (View Picture)

9547 Bag Waterproof, Chemical Biological, Mask M1 - Heavy vinyl bag issued to carry the gas mask (any model) in to protect it from contamination Mint unissued. 1970s contract date. Good for storage of helmets or masks from your collection. Seal with rubber bands or wire twist ties, or nylon ties, depending on length of storage. Box of 10 $10.00 (View Picture)

9543 OD SATEEN UTILITY SHIRTS (LOT OF 3) - One is size 15 1/2 x 31 with US Army name tape. Other two look to be a bit larger but could not find sizes. They have a loop with two small grommets above the left pocket, so these may be foreign rather than US. Used G-fine- the lot of 3 for $10.00 (View Picture)


9357 BELT, INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT, LC-1 - 1989 contract, size medium (Waist under 30 inches!). Type with nylon buckle. Used excellent, Gulf War I item. $12.00 (View Picture)

Cold War Training Posters- Weapons, Uniforms, equipment
Genuine U.S. military posters, dated from 1960 through 1980s with major focus on the Soviet Army and its stuff, and to a lesser degree on the other Warsaw Pact nations. These were posted in US and NATO military bases to familiarize troops with the potential enemy. They were considered expendable (throw away) items and undoubtedly most have long since been trashed. Great for a collection of Cold War or Commie Bloc stuff, or to display with a military vehicle of the era. Unless otherwise noted, the are in color, and in fine-excellent condition but may be have a wrinkled or folded corner, or one or two minor rips on an end, nothing serious, but something expected on 20-40 year old papers. Shipped rolled- $4 shipping cost for first one, FREE SHIPPING for additional posters from this section.

9285 CAMOUFLAGE AND CONCEALMENT- VEHICLE CAMOUFLAGE FLIP CHARTS - 34" x 44" AE GTA 5-008 April 1981. This one has 12 sheets, with drawings and text explaining use of nets, foliage, shade, structures, etc to camouflage vehicles. $20.00 (View Picture)
9282 T-62 TANK - 15" x 21" GTA 30-094 April 1980 $5.00 (View Picture)
9280 MTLB (SOVIET ARTILLERY TRACTOR/RECON VEHICLE) - 15" x 21" GTA 30-108 Feb 1984 $5.00 (View Picture)
9274 SOVIET AIR DEFENSE WEAPONS - 21" x 31" GTA 44-2-4 April 1977 $5.00 (View Picture)
9270 SOVIET ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILES - 15" x 21" GTA 30-048 March 1985 $5.00 (View Picture)
9269 SOVIET BRIDGING EQUIPMENT - 16" x 21" GTA 30-043 April 1987 $5.00 (View Picture)
9263 SOVIET ARMY FIELD SHOULDER BOARDS - 32" x 41" AE GTA 30-028 May 1976 (several rips on one end and hand size waterstain/dirty area. $5.00 (View Picture)

8511 SET OF THREE U.S. MAGAZINE POUCHES 1960-1990 - One of each- cotton canvas type used with the M14, and then with the M16; nylon type to hold four 20 round magazines, and later nylon type to hold 3- 30 round magazines. All used, good-fine. These were normally worn in pairs, but we only have one each in this lot. $20.00 (View Picture)

8381 U.S. NAVY OFFICER SWORD BELT - Basically unchanged since 1851, these continue in service today differing mainly in materials and quality of construction. This one is probably circa 1950s-60, as the address label on the box does not yet have a zip code. Vanguard brand, size 38. Used excellent. with original box with name F.B. Kelly penciled on the end. $65.00 (View Picture)

8196 VEST, TACTICAL, LOAD BEARING - Believe this is also called the "assault vest" loaded with pockets, loops and snaps in all sorts of strange places and adjustable with laces, velcro and snaps, so that it looks more like Madonna's underwear than military gear, except it IS made of camouflage material. Some of the snaps are broken (mainly heads pulled off) and there may be other minor holes/wear/damage but essentially complete and ready to suit up for hauling the groceries home, or whatever turns you (or Madonna) on. Overall used, dirty, fair condition. 1994 dated, but believe same type used for several years. $25.00 (View Picture)

8159 FIVE GALLON GAS CANS ("JERRY CANS") FOR VEHICLES, ETC. - Korean War 5 gallon Gas can with screw cap and marked on the sides US on one side and QMC on the other. Manufacturer info ICC-51/M.C.C./20-5-51 indicating May 1951 date. Some rusty areas but should clean up okay with just a bit of pitting. Interior condition unknown. $35.00 (View Picture)

8017 SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY FOR LINER, GROUND TROOPS HELMET -
This fits the WW2 style "steel pot" liners made after about 1965 when they changed from permanently riveted suspensions in the liners to a type that snaps onto six small studs on the inside of the liner. Mint unissued. Good for repairing liners that use that type fastening, or with a bit of epoxy and ingenuity, could salvage older style for use by reenactors, etc. $3.00 (View Picture)

7989 U.S. GI ZIPPER COMBAT BOOTS SIZE 10R- (MEDIUM WIDTH) - This pair has the "zipper" inserts in the front that are laced on with the laces, but allow quick operation instead of messing with all the laces, a popular item purchased at the PX or by mai order. More heavily used than the other pairs. Used but servicable, and great for a display where you need boots. Well used but typical of a combat unit, not a barracks spit shine inspection pair. Have several pairs, and most seem to be dated 1980, but except for increasingly deep tread pattern of the rubber soles, the basic boot style has not changed since about 1960. Also nice gift for your beloved ex-Mother-in-law. $12.00 (View Picture)

7984 U.S. GI COMBAT BOOTS SIZE 10R- (MEDIUM WIDTH) - Used but servicable, and great for a display where you need boots. Well used but typical of a combat unit, not a barracks spit shine inspection pair. Have several pairs, and most seem to be dated 1980, but except for increasingly deep tread pattern of the rubber soles, the basic boot style has not changed since about 1960. Also nice gift for your beloved ex-Mother-in-law. $12.00 (View Picture)

7943 POCKET, AMMUNITION MAGAZINE, M14 RIFLE - Mainly associated with USMC use. OD canvas pouch to hold ONE 20 round M14 magazinewith snaps on the back. These would be worn with the standard pistol belt, but were intended to be used with a special variation of the pistol belt that has a series of snaps similar to that used for the .45 magazine pouch, but spaced around the full length of the belt to carry a large number of M14 magazines. The belts are rather scarce. Eventually they adopted the larger pouch that will hold multiple magazines instead of messing with a separate pouch for each magazine. Mint unissued, $14.00 (View Picture)

7921 Mask, Chemical-Biological, Tank, ABC M25A1 - Used by armored vehicle crews, and there is a M24 variation for aircrew use that is nearly identical except for connector plug and maybe some other minor detail. Brand new in the original sealed GI packing with 1984 dates, with filters that protect against known chemical or biological agents. These use a filter canister different from the M17 series, and also have built in microphones for intercom use. Sold as a novelty item only, as they are over 18 years old and, we do not guarantee that they will provide any protection in a chemical or biological environment. $75.00 (View Picture)

7340 VIETNAMESE FORCES FLAK JACKET - Special reduced size versions of the successful U.S. M69 vest. Label reads Size Small VN 8470-144-5797 Armor, Body, Fragmentation, Protective, with 3/4 collar (RVNAF) DSA 100-70-C-0154 Kings Point Mfg. Co., Inc and the instructions are printed in Vietnamese. Some oil{?} staining around the collar and a bit on the left front but overall about fine. Size is about 30 or 32 inch chest. Great addition to Vietnam collection or display to show that we were not alone, and provided special gear for our allies. $125.00 (View Picture)

7330 M16 BANDOLEER SETS - Consisting of one U.S. GI bandoleer with 7 cardboard inserts, 14 stripper clips, 1 charger guide. Markings and lot numbers may vary from photos. Some can be dated from markings on the back. Dated after 1973. $7.00 (View Picture)

7249 LURPS (FOOD PACKET, LONG RANGE PATROL) - Introduced during Vietnam War as the first military freeze dried ration which reduced the weights, allowing more to be carried for a longer stay in the field. These were mainly issued to SPECIAL FORCES, SEALS, LRRP'S (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols) and PATHFINDERS who would operate for up to 10 days at a time without resupply. There is a freeze dried main dish, and an accessory packet containing items such as cornflake bar, (orange or lemon); cocoa beverage, matches, coffee, cream, sugar, interdental stimulator [toothpick to civilians]. All this was in a sealed OD plastic pack along with spoon and toilet paper. Manufacture dates are on the cartonthey were shipped in, so individual packets appear the same as Vietnam issue, even though they were actually made in 1980. These were pretty good tasting when water was added and they were heated, although they could be eaten dry. NOTE; THESE ARE 20 YEARS OLD AND NOT SOLD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, BUT AS COLLECTOR ITEMS ONLY. One LURPS ration in the sealed pack. If you have a favorite menu item, we will try to send it if available. $29.00 each, or two or more for $25.00 each. (View Picture)

7166 M1 GARAND BANDOLEER KIT - U.S. GI (not some foreign imitation). Genuine cloth bandoleer with ammo info and lot number, specifying "in 8 rd clips" stenciled in place. Also 6 used fine-excellent 8 round Garand clips and 6 of the special cardboard inserts to keep the points for poking thru the cotton bandoleer. Ammo not included, but go ahead and load them up with whatever you have lying around for display purposes. Lot info and bandoleer color may vary from that shown in the photo. $10.00 (View Picture)

5031 US GI TENT POLES - These are the wooden type with a metal ferrule on the hollow end and a metal tip on the other end. Three are joined together to make a complete pole. Lightweight wood is painted OD and most are stenciled with US, makers name and dates. I have seen dates ranging from 1944 to 1980s, but most of these are s-80s, mostly 70s. Six sections, enough for two poles for a single tent. Poles only, tent not included. $10.00 (View Picture)

3195 U.S. Military Chemical Warfare items Sealed packet dated April 1965 "Element, Filter, M13, 1 right and 1 left" I think these are for the M9 or M17 gas mask but am not sure. Anyway, they are Vietnam era item. Also one "Decontamination Kit, Personal, M258A1" containing six sealed decontamination wipes. 1982 dated. Both for $20.00

2467 US Army HBT shirt circa 1950-60 size 34R . Metal starburst buttons. Can see where once had name tapes over pockets, PVT stripes on sleeves and round unit patch on left shoulder. Used exc. Elvis wore one like this. $15.00


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