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WWII BAR leather spare parts box. Also for Thompson?


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#1 MisterB

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:50 AM

Picked one of these up the other day. Looks like the one in this picture. Dated 1943. I know these were used to carry spare parts for the Browning BAR, but was it also officially used to carry Thompson parts?

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 06:18 AM

Yes, you will see those listed in the 1928A1 manual accessory section.  See item 3.


 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:29 PM

That's great! Thanks
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

Interesting, I didn't know that for a Thompson. I have one ( 1918) for BAR/Monitor display.  They are fairly common items still. The 1918 stamped ones are a bit harder to find but not that much. 

Cool little things.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:36 AM

These were also used for carrying spare parts for the M3 Grease Gun.  One of the manuals I have calls them out.


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