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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:21 pm

    Portuguese M/964 helmet liner, got this one in mint condition to use with the steel pot.

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    Post by PedroPato on Tue May 13, 2014 3:46 pm

    Portuguese combat rucksack, I'm still trying to discover the proper date of service entering for this specific model:

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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:21 pm

    Portuguese Marines ECN magazine pouches. The ECN was a webbing system that evolved from the British pattern 58 and adopted by the Portuguese Marines during the Ulramar War.

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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:42 pm

    This is the current state of my ECN webbing, harness and both right and left magazine pouches. I'm still trying to complete it.

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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:12 pm

    This is my Portuguese M/940 steel helmet, it was used by the GNR (National Republican Guard) and was used by one armored car crew, the last vehicle used was the Shorland.

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    Post by PedroPato on Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:06 pm

    This time I got a rarer example of M64 canteen, its the version made by OGFE for the Portuguese Boy Scouts. The main differences were color and carrying method, this version had simple straps to pass the belt and also a carrying strap:

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    Post by PedroPato on Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:46 pm

    This is a rare item to find today in Portugal, its the FPB magazine pouch, very similar to British made Pattern 37 items that Portugal received since 1943. It took 3 FBP magazines, these were similar to the Sten and MP40 magazines and were compatible.
    The FBP sub-machine gun was a Portuguese design combining the MP40 telescopic bolt with a firing mechanism similar to the American M3 Grease Gun.

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    FBP sub-machine gun picture (not mine unfortunately):

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    Post by PedroPato on Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:37 pm

    Portuguese Marines ECN grenade pouch:

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    Post by PedroPato on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:50 am

    Portuguese paratroopers combat belt:

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    Post by PedroPato on Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:37 pm

    Latest addition, Portuguese Army M64 combat belt of the earlier partial 3-rows variant:

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    Post by PedroPato on Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:33 am

    Portuguese M88 canteen, cup and cover:

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    Post by PedroPato on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:40 pm

    Portuguese Navy belt:

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    Post by abefroman on Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:16 am

    Awesome, any pictures of this stuff in action?
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    Post by PedroPato on Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:12 pm

    Here is one:

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    Post by PedroPato on Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:24 pm

    Got this Mills mounted troops equipment. It was made in the United States in 1916 and issued to the Portuguese troops fighting in Flanders during World War I.

    The equipment is in very good condition for its age and all parts are clearly marked. Now I have to find the haversack and canteen carrier to match it Wink

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    Post by PedroPato on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:32 am

    Got these sliding straps for the 1916 Mills, these were used for mounting the haversack and canteen carrier.

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    Post by Camonut314 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:02 pm

    Simply awesome, I love the early FBP pouches and that Mills equipment is incredible!
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    Post by PedroPato on Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:17 pm

    I'm still trying to find the canteen carrier and the haversack for the 1916 Mills and I'm also searching for the 1911 and 1914 Mills used by the infantry and naval infantry.
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    Post by PedroPato on Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:24 am

    In my search for Portuguese World War One items I found this canteen, did not knew much about it but had a hint. After some investigation I found that it is a "carrier, water bottle, with shoulder strap. (Mark II.)" made in 1918 by  Hepburn, Gale & Ross and the water bottle was made by Minchin.

    Thus this World War One canteen had a Portuguese bottle and British carrier and probably was used by the Portuguese cavalry in Flanders since the equipment sent by the British was to be used by the Portuguese Expeditionary Force. The other Portuguese units that remained in the Portuguese Empire used Portuguese made webbing and accouterments. The canteen probably was used by the cavalry because the infantry used the Portuguese Mills canteen or the British Pattern 08. Portuguese cavalry in the western front used British Pattern 1903 leather equipment.

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    Post by abefroman on Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:03 pm

    Very cool. Do you have pictures of Portuguese military wearing web gear in action from 70s-2000s?
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    Post by PedroPato on Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:17 am

    Here is a picture of Portuguese recruits still wearing 70's made M64 webbing during training. Older stuff was used for training in spite of having been replaced by later variants until stocks were used.

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    Post by abefroman on Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:34 am

    PedroPato wrote:Here is a picture of Portuguese recruits still wearing 70's made M64 webbing during training. Older stuff was used for training in spite of having been replaced by later variants until stocks were used.

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    Very cool! keep em coming. These pictures seem hard to come by. It looks like they didn't really use the suspenders?
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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:35 pm

    Recently got this Portuguese leather canteen from World War One, it is the model issued pre-1911 and was used with the leather equipment until the 50's.

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    Post by PedroPato on Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:44 am

    This is how my ECN webbing is assembled at the moment, finally I got the poncho-carrier for it.

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    Post by PedroPato on Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:57 am

    It has been awhile since I was able to find M64 that I still needed to fill my collection but sometimes luck strikes from where you do not expect it!

    I found this cavalry bayonet from in the UK and was able to get it, it was on Ebay and it was not expensive for its rarity.

    As you can see the frog as an angle and it was mainly used to carry sub-machine gun bayonets, mainly the FBP bayonet.

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