Field Pack - Compact - M-1956 Canvas OD

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Field Pack - Compact - M-1956 Canvas OD


LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - PREVIOUSLY OWNED.  Once they are gone we may not get any more. Sold As Is - NON-REFUNDABLE.

The U.S. Army's M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment (LCE) was issued in the early 1960s as a replacement for the M-1945 Combat Pack, M-1923 cartridge belt, M-1936 pistol belt, and M-1937 BAR magazine belt. Popularly known as the Individual Load-Carrying Equipment (ILCE), it could easily be adjusted without tools to suit different mission requirements and ammunition loads. This revolutionary design set the standard for US military load-carrying equipment, remaining in use up to the 1980s.

The M-1956 Field Pack was designed to accommodate Meals, Combat rations, and personal items such as shaving kits and spare socks. This model was commonly called a 'Butt Pack' due to its placement at the back of the belt. It featured two interior flaps, a top cover, and was constructed out of cotton duck fabric. It also had slide keepers for attaching it to the belt, eyelets at the top for suspenders, a webbed handle, and side webbing for extra accessories. The bottom was fitted with web straps that could be used to secure a poncho and poncho liner. Additionally, a card holder with a plastic window was mounted on the top flap.

Features of the Pack:

  • Condition:  Great
  • US Mark on front but some are faded substantially
  • Size: 8 1/2"W x 9"H x 4 1/2"D, 8 Liters
  • Printed inside:
    • FIELD PACK, COMBAT, M-1956
    • 8465-577-4921
    • DA-36-243-OM(CTM)-4743-R-60
    • 18 SEPTEMBER 1959

LIMITED ITEM:  Limited Availability. ONCE THEY ARE GONE WE WILL NOT GET ANY MORE. Usually available for pickup in our store in Las Vegas, or would ship ASAP.  The purchaser is responsible for conforming to all applicable Country, State and Local laws.  All items with a combined total of $100.00 or any collectable items (one of a kind) will be shipped with SIGNATURE REQUIRED.  

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