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    Can any members advise what this back pack was used for?











    I was thinking it might be for machine gun rounds.

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    Ammo, even in MG belts, wouldn't be carried on one's back. I'm guessing something to do with one's mess kit like a single burner stove.
    It flat with a roundish shape? Dimensions would help. I think.

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    Are there any markings of any kind on the canvas or the metal hardware?

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    Ammo, even in MG belts, wouldn't be carried on one's back.
    Are you sure?

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    Rum jar?

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    I cant find any marks anywhere.

    The bag is 400mm high, 240mm wide, and 220mm from front to back.

    It has some heavy padding at the bottom where it rest on the lower back so it probably carried something heavy. There is padding to the top at the shoulder blade area but its not as thick as the bottom padding.

    I only bought this as I found it to be quite unusual.

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    There's no lid to it by the look of it, is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    There's no lid to it by the look of it, is that right?
    That is correct.

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    What is the bottom of the pack like? Is tougher than the sides?

    I'm still thinking some sort of ammunition carrier/pack? A bit like the US M1icon ammo bag, only capable of being carried on the back.

    GP M1 Ammunition Bag by Combat Serviceable

    Is anyone able to confirm that ammunition is never carried on one's back, please? I thought that it could be but I am not ex-military.
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    Doesn't look Britishicon manufactured going by the slide on clips on the base and the three feet. More synonimous to U.S use IMHO.
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    Britishicon WWII or post war. Pack is to carry an insulated soup container.

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