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WWII US Army M-1928 Haversack -
The Haversack was used by the US Army during WWI and the early days of WWII. This is the first modern combat backpack. Of canvas construction with multiple canvas and leather straps designed to secure peripheral items. The design of the backpack proved to be too cumbersome for practical use. If the soldier wanted to access any personal items, the whole backpack would have to be taken apart.

The bedroll was rolled up and held inside the pack. Additional compartments were provided for things such as forks, spoons, soap, etc. The bayonet could be secured via two metal loopholes at the top of the backpack.

If you want to know more about Haversacks refer to the "Haversack Anatomy" section placed under Miscellaneous information in the main page.

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The triangular section at the bottom of the pack is known as the "diaper". This device extended the carrying space of the haversack. A picture is shown below.

This WWII US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by going to our WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


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Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Value $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 $50.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 $65.00 $75.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B B B B B B B B B

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