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Posted: 3/12/2011 4:57:59 PM EST
I'm looking for web gear like I had in the Army in 1969 .... pistol belt, ass pack, mag pouches (need 30 round for my ar), harness and canteen ...

Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 5:50:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 5:50:26 PM EST by eggrolly]
What you had in the Army, 42 years ago, can VARY considerably

could have been a variety of components, may be helpful to further explain what you are trying to achieve
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:13:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 6:47:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 7:34:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/12/2011 7:34:37 PM EST by albatrossarmament]

This is where I got all my "Nam" reenacting gear. Trey Moore is good people.

Moore Militaria
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:37:36 AM EST

Just what I'm looking for

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:59:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By madmanblake:
Does this help?

Other than the entrenching tool and the fanny pack, that looks exactly like the gear I had at fort hood in 1987.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 4:45:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By 12a10:
I'm looking for web gear like I had in the Army in 1969 .... pistol belt, ass pack, mag pouches (need 30 round for my ar), harness and canteen ...

Any suggestions?

You looking for a Y harness or an H harness?
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:55:09 AM EST
We had H

And to feel really old .. M-14's and I only saw fiberglass stocks on ones where the wood stocks got broken in training.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 10:45:59 AM EST
I have one but I cut the clips off and sewed the straps into loops for Ranger rigging it to the pistol belt. (550 cord replacing the metal clips).

If I hadn't modified it I was going to send you an IM to see if you wanted it as I have no current or future plans for it.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 11:02:37 AM EST
1201, I didn't even think to offer, but I actually have some extra items laying around I would LOVE to give to a vet. Let me get a list of what I have, and I will send you an IM.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 12:29:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 1:28:09 PM EST
This site might be helpful when researching 1969 web gear & etc;

" http://www.vietnamgear.com/ ".
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 3:58:07 PM EST
albatrossarmament you are truly kind

I do have a canteen and cover from my father ... he was in the 7th NYNG befire WWII and spent the was in the 7y0th CAC Regiment in the Pacific and then was a staff officer in the reserves after that. He used to have sime nice old stuff at the house ... a rifle belt from his NG days and a bayonette for his 03 Springfield. I have no idea where the belt went but I have the bayonette in my closet.

When I was little he would bring stuff home from summer camp. I can remember having a pistol belt, canteen and a helmet liner all my own and the real treat ... C rations! I always enjoyed the tropical chocolate bars.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:44:02 AM EST
1210, I sent you an Instant Message. Its the little envelope at the top left of this page, next to your name. Just click it and reply. I have a box of goodies for you. I'll need your address as well.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:30:51 PM EST
I was seven......
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:45:31 PM EST
Canvas or nylon sir?
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:13:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 3:16:09 AM EST by albatrossarmament]
He's looking for canvas Neez... Of course he might want some of the old Nylon 80's era mag pouches, because 30 rounders won't fit in the canvas M14 pouches I am sending him.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 9:25:52 AM EST
I've found some nylon 30 round M16 pouches on the web so that won' be a problem ... and thank all of you for your help!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:12:27 AM EST
Those canvas 20 rd pouches were very good to have. I'd have one of those on my belt (along with my two 30rd pouches). They could
accommodate "admin" stuff and (more importantly) they had tabs on the sides that allowed you to carry your
smoke grenades (the 30 rd USGI pouches were designed to carry frags on the sides).

As previously posted, that 'Nam gear was not too different than what us guys in the 80's had.
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