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Article about: Hello all, I'm not too familiar with this field of items; however, this US army bag caught my eye recently. I was wondering if there is any definitive way to tie this bag to WW2, as I'm far

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    Hello all, I'm not too familiar with this field of items; however, this US army bag caught my eye recently. I was wondering if there is any definitive way to tie this bag to WW2, as I'm far from an expert in these items. Any help/info is much appreciated!

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    G'day, no this is part of the US pat 56 kit (Butt pack)
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    So would this be more post-korea, pre-vietnam? I'm just getting into collecting US militaria so have much to learn haha

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    Quote by chbingle View Post
    So would this be more post-korea, pre-vietnam? I'm just getting into collecting US militaria so have much to learn haha
    There could be a DSA stamp there on the cover, these were used up to the 80's

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    Thank you for the info!

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    Quote by chbingle View Post
    Thank you for the info!
    no problem, enjoy collecting US kit as I do. will help out if I catch your posts.

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    M56 buttpack indeed, used mainly in Vietnam but examples still turned up in Desert Storm. M56/Vietnam items are getting more popular to collect recently, so nice find!

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    I dunno...somethings are a bit odd on this. The straps look a lot wider than normal, the US stamp is different, you don't see this serrifed font on M-56 gear and the webbing strip around the pack look very thin?

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    No stamp on the inside of the lid?

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    Quote by NCA View Post
    I dunno...somethings are a bit odd on this. The straps look a lot wider than normal, the US stamp is different, you don't see this serrifed font on M-56 gear and the webbing strip around the pack look very thin?
    You do have a good point. I dug up my examples and they all have the narrow straps and the thin font 'US' stamp. Worth investigating what this one is... early/late variation, non-US with added stamp or copy?

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