WWI, WWII and later US Military Surplus Items Going on Sale

I have begun posting some of the items for sale on two sales sites and indicated I had other items to sell so I thought I would refer people here to see all of the items at once, easier than through the online sales sites.  The majority of the items haven’t been priced as I need to determine fair market value to determine my selling price from, usually less than what they sold for elsewhere.  I am accepting offers on the various items or the information from those who have some interest.

M1 Carbine 30rd magazines, dust covers, sling, oiler, bandoleer kit, etc.

M1 Carbine 30rd magazines, dust covers, sling, oiler, bandoleer kit, etc.

This is a set of M1/M2 carbine accessories.  Starting upper left.  M3 Flash hider made at the Springfield Armory, very few real ones available.  Then a new old stock sling and oiler, probably repro.  Then four 30rd mags.  The one in the bag is made in Taiwan, the others have no identification, just like authentic ones.  Then a bracket to connect two 30-round mags together.  In the next row, A M4 bayonet in a M8A1 scabbard.  The leather handle models were made by Utica Cutlery in 1944 and 1945. The blade looks like it was never actually used and certainly wasn’t sharpened, or if it was, so professionally  it looks new.  It has scabbard wear from being drawn out, but that’s it.  The SL8A1 scabbard is the second version with the hooks for the web belt and was issued at the time the bayonets were.  Made by PWH.  Next is a two dual 30rd magazine pouches marked 1951, included are four new mags in their original wrapper.  Two opened, two sealed.  Next, in the bag are original rubber dust covers that went over the end of the mag when in the pouch.  Next is an aftermarket steel ventilated handguard, so although not authentic, handy for keeping the barrel cool when you run your M2 at full auto.  Next is a bandoleer kit.  Contains one bandoleer, and the spoons for your rounds, and the cardboard that is inserted in the bandoleer to keep things neat and tidy.  It is marked “Du Lacher 1955”.

WWII web belt with carbine mag pouch and two 15rd mags

WWII web belt with carbine mag pouch and two 15rd mags

This is an early WWII war web belt as it is khaki-colored before they eventually darkened to olive drab.  The belt is stamped “US” and has a 40 on it.   With the belt is the matching khaki dual mag pouch for 15rd magazines and included are two used magazines, probably the actual ones from WWII.  The pouch is marked Avery 1943.

WWII soldier's equipment, pot helmet, shovel, bayonet, web belt, pouch, and canteen

WWII soldier’s equipment, pot helmet, shovel, bayonet, web belt, pouch, and canteen

This assortment starts with a early “pot” helmet.  It only has the chin strap on one side and has some rust mainly on one side of the interior.  Next is the same M4 bayonet from the carbine grouping.  Next is a WWII trenching shovel, Ames 1944 and the matching cover, St. Joseph Tent and Awning, also 1944.  I suspect an original pair.  Next is the insulated canteen bag, the canteen cup insert, LF&C 1918, that thing made it since WWI !!!, and the canteen, Vollrath 1945.  Ya, it has a ding…more than one 🙂  In front of that is a later WWII web belt in the olive drab compared to the khaki one above.  This has a small pouch, maybe it was their first aid kit which was one bandage and a syringe full or morphine.  Sorry, no bandage included.  The pouch appears to be 1952, the belt has something printed on it and someone with better eyes and imagination could maybe read it.

Post-WWII web belt, canteen, bayonet, mag/grenade pouch, and field bag

Post-WWII web belt, canteen, bayonet, mag/grenade pouch, and field bag

Last are some odds and ends, mostly Vietnam era.  First a canteen marked 1991, probably the newest thing here.   Then a M7 Bayonet made by Imperial and a M10 scabbard, NEW.   The web belt is a model LC-2 made at the Arkansas Industries for the Blind.  M-16 triple magazine pouch with grenade pouches on the side.  Says “US” on the front, “06” on the back, but I don’t think 2006.  (Grenades not included)  The Combat Field Pack M-1961.  It has a canvas bag, but there is an interior weather resistant cover that pulls out and then covers up everything inside and “seals” the top.

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