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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Equipment Required/Obtained - sixb0nes Reply with quote

Great idea on these posts! I'm going to use this list to keep a running tally of what I have so far, en route and what I need.

Name: Higgins, Eric F.
Unit: 101st Airborne, E Company 2nd Battalion 506th.
Physical Description: Caucasion, 5'9" 145lbs, 33 years old
Nickname: sixb0nes

Obtained:

1x M1936 Pistol Belt [original - Epic Militaria]
1x M1936 Suspenders [repro - Epic Militaria]
1x M1923 Colt Ammo Pouch [repro - Epic Militaria]
1x M42 Reinforced Uniform [repro - ATF US Made]
1x 1/4" Helmet Netting w/Scrim [repro]
1x Leather Boot Laces [repro]
1x Paratrooper Scarf [repro]
1x KJW M1911 A1, 2 Mags [repro - private deal]
1x CYMA Thompson [repro - HAW]
1x Cricket [repro, WPG]
1x M42 Shoulder Pads [repro - WPG]
1x M42 Uniform Suspenders [repro - WPG]
1x Thompson Sling [repro - WPG]
1x M1924 First Aid Pouch [repro - WPG]
1x Jump Boots [repro, current "historic" Corcoran - Armynavysales]
1x M1936 Musette Bag [repro - Armynavysales]
1x 3 Cell Thompson Pouch [repro - Armynavysales]
5x 100 Round KA Thompson Mags [repro - redwolfairsoft]
1x M1916 Hip Holster [repro - WPG]
1x M1910 Shovel Carrier [repro - WPG]
1x M1910 Canteen [repro - WPG]
1x M1941 Canteen Cover [repro - WPG]
1x 5 Cell Thompson Pouch [repro - WPG]
1x 506th M-1C Paratrooper Helmet [repro - ATF]

En route:

2x Small Rigger Pouches [repro - youchunhe2008]
1x M3 Shoulder Holster [repro - private deal]

Required/wanted:

1x MKII Frag
1x Large Rigger Pouch
1x M3 Fighting Knife w/M8 Scabbard
1x Gloves
1x Garrison Cap w/Patches
1x Dog Tags
1x M1910 T-Handle Shovel
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101st Airborne


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And oh yeah:

1x Angry Wife [original, Khaki]
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sixb0nes wrote:
And oh yeah:

1x Angry Wife [original, Khaki]


We all have one of those from time to time.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sixb0nes wrote:
And oh yeah:

1x Angry Wife [original, Khaki]


I have been told that adjusting this piece of equipment is the most difficult of all, no matter what nationality. I am yet to acquire this so good luck in the struggle.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Backspasm wrote:
sixb0nes wrote:
And oh yeah:

1x Angry Wife [original, Khaki]


I have been told that adjusting this piece of equipment is the most difficult of all, no matter what nationality. I am yet to acquire this so good luck in the struggle.


I heard that the reproduction ones can be functional, but a bit of a let-down at times.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one I aquired didn't work well at all. The second one is working out much better although there are times when no matter how much adjustment you try it just won't work to your advantage.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds like you have a very good start.

I'm going to leave the wife thing alone but Yorkie that's funny as hell!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first one didnt work out that well or flexible either now i just sprinkle holy water and run at the first sign of squeaks
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3-cell Thompson pouch is Pacific though.

You'd need a 5-cell pouch, or an ammunition bag.

And think it would be more of a 1910 E-Tool than a 1943 for a 101st loadout, but I'm not sure.

Depends of the "era" I guess.

Pictures when you get everything! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corrections made, thanks for pointers.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided on the ATF helmet ...

Easily the hardest decision so far. Build from scratch, eBay, etc., so many choices. Economy liner for now, maybe I'll splurge in the future Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got both of mine (or is it 3 now?) from Army Issue from ASC. Liner aint right, but it is on your head Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His web store is STILL offline, I looked - believe me!

To say I've got helmet fatigue is an understatement Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I found my liner on Kijiji.

Fiber liner dated '42 for 25 bucks Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LastSpartan wrote:
Personally, I found my liner on Kijiji.

Fiber liner dated '42 for 25 bucks Twisted Evil


Buy my next lotto ticket, mmkay? Wink
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