anyone know if the Philipine Scouts ever used the M43 HBT fatigue shirts / pants ? as worn by this reenactor
Just seconding what came before: The M1943 uniforms would be more suited to use for reenacting post-October 1944 and post-war Scouts pre-disbandment. Cotton khakis were still in prevalent use nonetheless.
Field gear would be different too. In 1943, U.S. gear shifted from the khaki (OD #9) and pea-green (OD #3) material to the dark-green (OD #7) "late war" dark green material. This isn't an iron-clad thing though, just a general benchmark for "correctness" as far as gear goes during the late-war/immediate post-war period.
Veevee, At one time before my addiction to this Forum, maybe 7 or 8 months ago, I sold my CAW Revolver Grenade Launcher ( Airsoft ) but got paid in kind, an M1Garand WWII vintage and in good working condition. I have not heard of this forum then so I sold it for Php 13,000 to a guy who collects WWII memorabilias. He was the same guy who introduced me to this forum. No way, to get it back. So, if I get another golden chance to have one, what particular model or vintage should I look for? also for an M1903? Pls advice.....
Anytime you can get your hands on a working garand or 1903 at a reasonable price, get it... don't worry about the model
Well I don't know what you mean by "model" -- do you mean the brand eg. Springfield, Winchester, HR?
Here's what limited knowledge I have of the garand, there are entire forums dedicated to just the garand and 1903 and it's a blackhole of information. I may have my information wrong but as far as I know these are the main points:
- The original issue garands were gas traps, there were some of those early in the war. Most of the garands in WW2 though were gas ports. These are the usual ones and what the Marushin airsoft garand is modeled after. In Bataan, there were both.
But a garand is a garand... regardless of the little details they're a piece of history. They vary in price widely and I don't know how much they usually go for there in the Philippines. There are too many factors that affect the price (eg. condition and vintage of the parts, etc)
With the 1903, there are many models too eg. 1903, 1903A1, 1903A3... They're all excellent to have. But if you want something that's appropriate for an early WW2 PS impression, it would be the 1903. It's the one with the flip-up rear sight that's halfway forward, not close to the shooter like the garand's. It looks like this:
Post by rickthelibrarian on Jun 18, 2009 8:52:31 GMT -5
I've been presented with several awards for my miracle cures by the Terminal Insomnia Sufferers of America! ;D
Seriously, if anyone has any questions about weaponry, especially small arms, used in the Philippines or elsewhere by U.S. forces through 1942, I'd be glad to help out. You can contact me through this forum, or at slatercottage[at]gotsky.com (substitute @ for [at], of course).
Thanks Veevee. I'm afraid I'm being sucked into this deeper and deeper like a blackhole. I have so many questions to ask but i don't want to impose on you all at the same time. I will reserve it until my 26th cavalry impression has started to take shape.
What is the proper way of wearing the M4A1 gas mask bag? There is an extra strap that seems to go around the waist but seemed too short or maybe my bag is incomplete or missing a piece. Pls advice. Thanks.
Oh I see. I think the hook on the strap that goes around the waist is missing. That is why I couldn't figure out how to connect it. I'll just make one. Thanks VeeVee. Now regarding the gas mask, I doubt if they ever had the chance to use it in Bataan or elsewhere. Am I right? A dust respirator would be more appropriate. Just thinking..........