Unfair and Unbalanced
My M1911A1 didn't take that much space...MC
Had to be late 40's to mid 50's otherwise there would be the M-1956 Web gear instead of the cartridge belt.
When did they come out with the M-14?Except for the metal canteen, the canvas ammo pouches and the wooden handled E-tool, it's almost the same as my 782 gear in the `80's
M-14 entered general issue in 1959. It had limited issue in 1958 as I remember as the T-51. I might be wrong about that part I don't have the book anymore.
Made me think of the last "junk on a bunk" inspection in AIT in 1980. Someone got the bright idea of putting a Fig Newton under the helmet liner in place of the dress belt buckle. Col. started his inspection and picked up the liner on bunk 5 or 6, saw the cookie and didn't say a word. Went to the next bunk (mine) and looked under the liner and saw a cookie. Went back to the beginning and that was all he looked at. We got an extended day on our pass for everyone having a fig newton under the helmet liner. Laughed our butts off over a lot of really cheap beer in Aniston ALCruachan!Highlander
Well I think you got spoofed, That's a M-1910 shelter half (discontinued in 1943) a M-1942 canteen cover , an M-1952 to 1963 canteen, an M- 1942 BAR belt with blued WW-1 BAR mags A modern white nylon tent rope, Modern(post 1960)alloy tent pegs, an post 1951 mess kit , a 1950s M-1 Garand, a 1944 field pack (upper and lower with no suspenders discontinued and taken out of service in 1945) and the clock on the shelf was made after 1955---Ray That's a lot
I made a mistake that is an M-14 , But everything else on that bunk is WAY wrong. FYI photographic evidence shows most US divisions (including the USMC) didn't get the M-14 until 1960-to 1963. The US military NEVER replaced the full inventory of M-1 rifles with M-14s before the change over to the M16 in 1965-66. In fact only the Berlin Brigade ,The USMC, The US ARMY in Korea the 82nd and 101st AB and the 4th ID ever got a full inventory of M-14 rifles. The US ARMY and The USMC changed over from M-1910 web gear to M-1956 web gear in 1959--- BEFORE the M-14 was issued. (look at the photo database for the first of the 22nd ID (1/22ID) they and the 101 were using the '56 gear with the M-1 Garand as late as 1962-and they were first line -regular ARMY---Ray
Actually, it's a SeaBee layout from the Viet Nam era.We got the stuff the Marines didn't want.
I've had to enable moderation because some bots just can't stop sh1tting where other people want to live......kind of like Liberals.It's either this or WV...