WW2 US Canvas Vehicle Case (Early)
Original WW2 early production canvas gun case that holds a complete gun without magazine attached in un-used condition. These were used in vehicles such as half tracks and Sherman tanks. There is a full length zipper with the original cotton tie string attached to the zipper and 2 the leather straps with snaps on the back (one snap is not complete – still solidly attached, both have corrosion). This case has very clear stenciling on the front side. The original US Stock number is – D50268.
Condition 9.5 / 10
Item # CASE-002
WW2 US Leather Motorcycle Scabbard
Original WW2 leather motorcycle scabbard for the Thompson as used on the Harley Davidson’s (possibly the Indian Motorcycles as well, I am not sure). In good used condition with some soiling and wear from use but complete with soft leather good stitching and complete and solid with the original strap on the bottom. It is dated 1942 and manufacturer marked – Gratch… & Knight Co. close to the stamping someone has stamped / pushed into the leather P4510 (as seen in the photo). These are getting more difficult to find in the market.
Condition 8.5 / 10
Item # CASE-030
WW2 US Invasion Waterproof Gun Case
Original WW2 US invasion waterproof bag to hold the Thompson Submachine Gun, well marked with an ink stamp that reads – COVER WATERPROOF, SUB-MACHINE GUNS followed by the stock numbers, it is from the PHILADELPHIA ORDNANCE DEPOT and dated Feb 28, 1945. This is the correct cover for the Thompson not the rifle or carbine cover – which certainly have been used for a Thompson, these were made for the invasion of the different islands in the pacific under Japanese control.. It is made of a green plastic type of material with a clear ink stamp. It is in perfect un-isuued condition with the original brown paper still attached to the open end to keep it from getting sealed closed before being issued. A fantastic well dated example of the waterproof cover, could not be improved upon.
Condition 10 / 10
Item # CASE-021
WW2 US Canvas Vehicle Case - (Late) - Canadian Marked
Original WW2 late production canvas gun case that holds a complete gun with a magazine attached in un-used condition. This case was sitting in the Canadian Army depot and was inspected and has a tag attached to it which reads – INSPECTION TAG EQUIPMENT Cover Thompson -Submachine Gun Qty 1 THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN PASSED AS SERVICIBLE. it is also dated and signed by the inspector (I cannot not make out the date). The bottom of the tag it reads – NOTE – THIS TAG TO BE REMOVED BY UNIT QUARTERMASTER AND DESTROYED WHEN EQUIPMENT PLACED IN SERVICE. There is a full length zipper with the original cotton tie string attached to the zipper and 2 the leather straps with snaps on the back. This case has very strong clear stenciling on the front side and the opposite side of the case has the Canadian Military Marking stamped on it – C Broad Arrow. The original US Stock number is – D50268.
Condition 10 / 10
Item # CASE-008