M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

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    M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by michelwijnand on Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:43 pm

    Any ideas about these 2?

    Top right in the first photo, it has the standard US stamp, but the back is completely different, almost like it's some
    sort of modified version (posssibly another country)to attach to some sort of backpack, hence the lower ring.





    And an unknown backpack, it bears a resemblance to some Portuguese model, but apparently it isn't




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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by Wolverine on Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:48 am

    The etool carrier is a trials model if I recall. It has been discussed over on the US Militaria forum, so you will find more information there.

    The Greek cartridge pouches seem to have their suspension straps removed - not unusual.

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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by michelwijnand on Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:04 pm

    I'll take a look, maybe a pic of the markings inside will be handy too. I've had it for years now, and still don't know what exactly it is, same with the backpack.

    Still it seems weird to me that they'd go back to M-1910 hooks way after the M56 e-tool carrier already had clips.

    And yeah the straps are removed from the Greek pouches, cumbersome feature

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    Post by michelwijnand on Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:08 pm

    Here's what the markings say, no DSA or DLA at all, strange.

    CARRIER, INTRENCHING TOOL, COLLAPSIBLE,
    LIGHTWEIGHT, (NYLON)
    8465-935-6826

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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:59 am

    michelwijnand wrote:Here's what the markings say, no DSA or DLA at all, strange.

    CARRIER, INTRENCHING TOOL, COLLAPSIBLE,
    LIGHTWEIGHT, (NYLON)
    8465-935-6826

    Whatever it is,I also have an identical one somewhere that I must have bought around 10 years ago along with another strange one(havent seen it in years) which from memory the flap closes with 2 pop studs and not the usual Alice clip.

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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by michelwijnand on Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:59 am

    2 pop studs? Haven't seen that before either, 1 sounds more logical.

    I'm trying to look at Y-straps and backpacks that have an attachment for m1910 hooks at the back/flap, with a single strap going downward to the belt or in th ecase of a pack one that closes the flap. Nothing found yet
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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:18 pm

    The M1967 had some fairly complex features that were incorporated into the design, but probably never used in practice. The sleeping bag carrier is an example. So this etool carrier may represent another such attempt at a complicated feature that wasn't ultimately adopted. That fact that it has a stock number suggests that a fair number were made, and they seem to turn up from time to time.

    As for carriers with two snaps on the flap, this was ultimately incorporated into the plastic/rubber carrier for the LC-1/LC-2 set.

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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by michelwijnand on Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:04 pm

    That's interesting, I only know the old trial stuff before the M56 webbing, nothing about weird M67 stuff.
    This one randomly turned up at an oldtimer fair in Germany for a few €€€'s a few years ago
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    Re: M67 type shovel carrier, modified? And an unknown backpack

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:56 pm

    It seems that the M67 was never really employed as a complete system, but only piecewise in conjunction with earlier M56 or later LC-1/2 stuff. But there was a variety ways to arrange the sleeping bag carrier, small field pack, and suspenders on the complete M67 set, in theory at least.

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