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Ben5201
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WWII? Medic Pouch

Post by Ben5201 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:05 am

I got this medic pouch a few days ago, after searching I cannot find another one like it.

I was only told it was Canadian issued, from WWII. The wooden casing has a removable compartment.

It came with a bunch of gauze bandages, most of which are not original.

If someone can help me identify it, the stamp reads 177518

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Re: WWII? Medic Pouch

Post by 48th on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:24 am

I am no expert on these but I do have a lot of WWII webbing and a few medics bags. I have not seen this style before refferenced in a book yet.

My feeling is this was done post WWII for some reason. Again I could be wrong and hopefully some one else with more experience with this items will be able to give you a propper answer.
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Re: WWII? Medic Pouch

Post by Ben5201 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:59 am

Thanks, I also had a feeling it could have been done before/after WWII. It certainly was not standard issued.
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Modified Haversack

Post by edstorey on Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:11 pm

It is a modified Haversack, nicely done, but not a standard issue item.
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Re: WWII? Medic Pouch

Post by Ben5201 on Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:29 pm

Thanks for the lead edstorey, I found out this was originally a British WWII havershack
designed in 1937 aka 37 pattern webbing small pack. It's neat but now I wish it had not been tampered with.
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1937 Pattern Haversack

Post by edstorey on Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:44 pm

Yes, it is unfortunate but 1937 Pattern Haversacks are not that rare, yet - so you should not have a problem finding a nice unaltered example.
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Re: WWII? Medic Pouch

Post by mk1rceme on Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:04 pm

I have a Brit P37 set with an unissued haversack that I'm selling if your interested. That is, if it hasn't sold yet. I have it at my antique booth and I haven't been there for a few weeks.

Nice looking medic bag, I have a small pack medic bag in the collection as well. Canadian WE51 though.


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