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    STABO Rig with XM28 Gas Mask.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:11 am

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    Post by filupe on Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:28 am

    Looks like a MACV-SOG rig ...
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    Post by sh4pak on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:24 pm

    Yep-- what Filupe said.

    I was reading an account from a MACV-SOG guy, and he said that he used lots of canteen-covers on his webbing to hold drum-magazines. Did you find this rig in its current condition?
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:25 pm

    Yes,bought like that.
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    Post by sh4pak on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:40 pm

    Several passages in this interview mentions their use: http://www.modernforces.com/stories_interviews.htm

    Esp. this bit:

    Modern Forces: "Again not sure if any your team members carried an RPD but we were wondering how ammo was carried, pictures I have seen show normal canteen pouches being used but an RPD mag wont fit, and I have tried quite a few times even cutting the pouch etc. We had a theory...might it go something like this... - Prior to contact - RPD with drum attached (easier for transiting boonies, stealth etc as opposed to having a 3ft length of rounds jinking about the place) - First contact - belt in drum expended - Reload of second belt directly into feed mechanism and so on - After break contact and reorg - reload fresh belt into drum and carry on patrol"

    John Good: PDs - "The way you described it is pretty accurate. (a) Carry a full drum attached to the RPD (b) When expended, feed directly from a canteen cover - generally held a 100 rd belt (c) After a heavy contact it was more likely you would be extracted as your cover and likely your mission was blown so would be no reason to reload drum in the field."

    Another guy talks about keeping grenades in his.
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    Post by Martin on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:28 pm

    What's the semi-circular pouch with lettering on the webbing strap? It's not the gas mask pouch is it?
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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:33 pm

    Yes Martin it's the case for the gas mask.
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    Post by sh4pak on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:51 pm

    Didn't mention I was impressed, did I? Wink

    Fist time I heard about these was from reading Barry Sadler books, way back in 6th grade. Still haven't seen a real one in-person. They had Swedish K's, Mark I's, and genuine tiger stripes in the SF Corridor~ but no STABO.

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