$329.50

SKU: US22112 Categories: , , Product ID: 22505

Description

SHELTER – HALF, USMC, A MODIFICATION OF THE 1899 ARMY SHELTER BUT WITH FOUR SEWN “LOOPS” ALONG ONE EDGE FOR THEE CLOTH “ROLL” STRAPS. THE ARMY VERSION HAD SEWN REINFORCED HOLES FOR THE STRAPS TO PASS THROUGH AND DID NOT USE STARBURST BUTTONS (SEE “USMILITARIAFORUM.COM” FOR THESE DETAILS – A GREAT SITE). TWO CLOTH STRAPS ARE STILL WITH IT. HAS DOUBLE GROMMETS (OF SAME SIZE) FOR PEG ROPES, STARBURST BUTTONS. IT IS ODD THAT IT IS MARKED “J.B. ADAMS(?)/ BAT.E/ 2ND F.A./ 52”, THEN “2 F.A. N.Y.E./ 52” (SAME ID JUST DIFFERENT WAY OF MARKING). PROBABLY BOUGHT SURPLUS FOR STATE USE. HAS SOME PERIOD SEWN REPAIRS (ONE LONG STITCH AND SEVERAL “L’ SHAPES SPOTS). RATES VG. NOT A COMMON SHELTER TO FIND.