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  1. Does anyone have any vintage, color pictures of the wood furniture of any AK/Type 56 rifles? I am trying to duplicate the look on a rifle I have.
  2. Any idea what the other two (1 and 3) would be for?
  3. I have a few two- stick grenade holders, this is sized the same as the four grenade holders, but with only two pouches. Would they put two grenades per pouch? One grenade swims in the space, that’s why I thoughts two together.
  4. The last is a larger, rectangular bag, but has a holster-like projection at the bottom (picture 3-4)
  5. The second looks a bit like the 4-stick grenade pouches, but has two larger cups at the bottom instead of 4 individual cups (second picture).
  6. Hello everyone. I purchased a group of various Chinese/NVA pieces of webbed gear in an auction, and I had questions on three of the pieces. The first looks somewhat like a canvas holster, a V-shaped pouch with a flap and the top (first picture). Thank you!
  7. Thanks for posting, very interesting stuff. I recently saw the movie Danger Close, about the battle of Long Tran. I didn’t know much about Australia’s contribution to the Vietnam War. I posted a question about it in the movies section.
  8. Hi everyone, I recently saw the Australian movie “Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan”. I really enjoyed it, but knew very little about the event or the Australian and New Zealand contributions to the Vietnam War. I have been researching its history. One thing that struck me, especially at the beginning of the movie, was the very loose, seemingly undisciplined portrayal of the Australian soldiers. During a mortar incursion on their base, the rank and file soldiers and many junior officers acted unaffected by the event. Later on, even superior officers are ignoring orders and doing wha
  9. Thanks for responses, I’m really learning a lot. The Vietnamese stuff- whether weapons, clothes, or gear- is so wide with so much variation, it’s hard to point and say “that’s how it should look”. However, it’s make the subject very interesting too. i bought the book- it’s a very good reference and I found it very well done, considering the variations out there. Thank you!
  10. Thanks for the endorsement! I will definitely pick up a copy. i was reading another thread where someone saw an M3 Greasegun in a Vietnam photo and questioned its use there, and one response was that Vietnam was an “arms buffet”, which I thought was the perfect response. Just about any and every type of weapon could be found used in the conflict, and I’m guessing that goes for the gear as well. That grenade pouch I purchased- it has an interesting color scheme, a light parchment color for the body and a darker green for the edging and strap/string. I’ve seen others that are olive in co
  11. Such an excellent post- thank you for sharing the pictures with us!
  12. Thank you for your response, and for the link to the book. i am just getting in to The Vietnam War and researching/collection some of the gear. Do you recommend this book- does it have good information and pictures? Does it cover weapons as well?
  13. Hi. i recently purchased a Chinese two-grenade pouch and I have a question. There are two cloth “cups” that hold the head of the grenade facing downward, and a bit above it is a long cloth strap meant to hold the wooden shafts in place so they stay put. My question is how did the soldiers tie the strap exactly? I tied it in a regular not, but it looks a bit silly with a big bow. Is that it?
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