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Is this a backpack?

Article about: The first "bag is a 1910" haversack as stated. It was the main issued pack for the US infantry during WWI just as the m1928 haversack was the main issued pack for WWII. They differ

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    Default Is this a backpack?

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    Yes - nice condition WWI dated backpack.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I believe the official term is "haversack"... I was trying to find a WWII dated example for the display I'm putting together. I was told that many soldiers got rid of them because of difficult they are to pack/ how clumsy they are to wear.

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    I have a mint WWII example. Joe, is a 'haversack' the same as a 'musette'.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    It's confusing, Steve... I believe a "musette" bag could be worn over the shoulder... kind of lake a man purse... or it could be strapped to the combat suspenders like a backpack. In many cases the haversack was ditched in favor of a musette bag based on ease of use.

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    I believe 'musette' is French for 'bag'.

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    What JM posted is a haversack...

    This is the musette bag:
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    Here they both are being worn as "backpacks"

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    I suppose the two terms get mixed up. The first one posted by JMStevens
    is the 'M10' Haversack.

    Joe, Would you believe I found an unissued musette bag
    at a thrift store for $1.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    I suppose the two terms get mixed up. The first one posted by JMStevens
    is the 'M10' Haversack.

    Joe, Would you believe I found an unissued musette bag
    at a thrift store for $1.........?
    You're exactly right, Steve. U.S. web gear is in general a confusing topic.

    I wish I could find one for $1... I just checked ebay and the best I can find is $85

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