VietNam Era Items

43 Items For Sale

VN Era / Post VN Barb Wire Gloves

$35.00 ($10.00 S&H)

In mint condition, marked "3 1/2" on inside, heavy leather with steel staples on palms.

M1 Bayonet - Korean Army M1 Rifle

$50.00 ($10.00 S&H)

I have two of these M1 Garand bayonets. These were sent to the South Korean Army for their surplus M1 rifles supplied after the Korean War. They were cut down to 6 1/4" blades and issued to the ROK Army soldiers in the early 1960's. I have one still in the plastic bag with original tape and cardboard blade protector as issued to ROK troops and another by itself. Both are in excellent condition and have numbers on one side of the cross guard. The one with the issue bag is $50, the other one is $40, or take both for $80.

USMC "Kabar" Fighting Knife

$165.00 ($10.00 S&H)

Very nice example of a Vietnam period USMC "Kabar" fighting knife.

M49A1 Surface Trip Flare - 4-75

$145.00 ($10.00 S&H)

Looks to be complete and in excellent condition.

VN Officer's Cloth Insignia

$22.00 ($4.00 S&H)

All for one money.

Expert Infantry Cloth Badge

$10.00 ($2.00 S&H)

Four cloth Expert Infantry badges for one money.

NVA - AK / SKS Rifle Sling - Marked

On Hold

Nice sling in near mint condition with Chinese/NVA markings on the one side, also marked 7.62.

NVA - AK & SKS Rifle Sling

$50.00 ($9.00 S&H)

NVA canvas sling for AK and SKS rifle in near mint condition.

USMC Dog Tags - Cuban Missile Crisis

$75.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Two sets of dog tags to Raymond F. Craley, Jr. of Dover, Pa. who served in the USMC during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One set of tags lists him as "no preference", while the other set of tags lists him as "Jewish".

M-1 Helmet Camo Cover

$45.00 ($5.00 S&H)

VN worn M-1 Helmet Camouflage Cover, worn condition with a salty look!

1967 Poplin Tropical Combat Trousers

$150.00 ($10.00 S&H)

In size small regular, repair to left rear butt, but in great looking used condition.

1957 dated Pair Army Dog Tags - Jackson

$20.00 ($4.00 S&H)

Pair of steel dog tags to William S. Jackson, US52457193, T57.

M-1951 Field Jacket - Excellent Condition

$150.00 ($15.00 S&H)

No spec. or size tag, looks to be around medium size, 1st Sgt. 194th Arm. Bde. with A/B tab and US Army Training Activities patches. Great shape.

M-1950 Parachutist Weapon Case - 1974 Dated

$125.00 ($15.00 S&H)

1974 dated Parachutist Weapons Case in near mint condition. Overall length is 49 inches by 11 1/2" wide. Zipper works and looks to have all straps. As nice as they come.

M1 Bayonet w/ M8 Scabbard

$95.00 ($10.00 S&H)

These were cut down in Korea during the 1960's to fit the M8 scabbards. Approx. 6 1/2" blade, unmarked and re-parkerized when cut down in Korea.

VN Era Baseball Grenade

$15.00 ($10.00 S&H)

Nice example of a baseball grenade, with an M228 Fuze, complete. The grenade is empty, with a hole on the bottom.

USMC M-14 Magazine Pouches

$35.00 ($8.00 S&H)

I have three of these M-1961 magazine pouches for the M-14 rifle, favored by the USMC, one dated 67 and the other two 74. All are in excellent condition. They are sold at $35 each, or take all three for $95.

M-16 Stripper Clips & Loader

$8.00 ($4.00 S&H)

This is for 7 stripper clips and one loader clip.

1961 Dated Absorption Bags - Broad Arrow

$5.00 ($5.00 S&H)

Two absorption bags dated 1961 and with broad arrow mark. used to absorb moisture in supply crates and weaponry. Both for one money.

Air Force Survival Training Book

On Hold

Large size book, measuring 8 1/2" by 11", with 373 pages of text, drawings, photo's and diagrams of survival technics in various climates. Excellent condition.

1967 Hot Climate Survival Kit Canvas Case

$65.00 ($8.00 S&H)

In excellent condition with all straps and working zipper. Nicely marked and dated 1967.

FM23-65 Browning Machinegun .50 Cal. - 1972

$18.00 ($4.00 S&H)

A nice copy of FM 23-65 Browning Machine-gun .50 HB, M2, dated May 1972. Contains 220 pages of text, drawings and photo's.

Survival 410 ga. Shotgun Ammo

$110.00 ($7.00 S&H)

Here is an unopened box of 410 ga. ammo, still sealed in wrapper, for use in survival over/under rifles. There are also two single rounds of 410 ga. with aluminum cases that are included.

Survival Rifle 22 Hornet Ammo

$50.00 ($7.00 S&H)

This is for an opened box of survival rifle 22 Hornet ammunition.

M-1956 Suspenders - 2nd Pattern

$12.00 ($6.00 S&H)

Have three sets of suspenders, all in good but used condition. Have all straps and fittings. They are sold at $12 each or take all three for $30.

American Legion "Vietnam The Wall" Coin

$5.00 ($4.00 S&H)

This is a 1 1/2" diameter non-magnetic coin by the American Legion, "Vietnam The Wall". I have two of them at $5.00 each.

USN Distress Light Marker

$20.00 ($6.00 S&H)

A USN distress light marker, as used in survival situations such as going into the water. These were also used by aircrews when flying over water. I also have one that is still in the box, at $25.

Sea Water Distillation Kit - Dated 1966

$75.00 ($8.00 S&H)

This kit has never been opened and the plastic case is as like it was just issued. A great addition to any VN Survival collection.

VN Era CBN Cards

$8.00 ($1.00 S&H)

These two cards for Chemical, Biological or Nuclear Attack are dated 1956 & 57 and are the type carried during the VN War. Both cards for one money. Excellent condition, just folded to fit into a wallet.

U.S.Naval Seacadet Corp. Patch - Bullion

$32.00 ($3.00 S&H)

The Seacadets were established in 1958, with the first unit formed in 1959. This organization was to expose 11 to 17 year olds to the prestige of public service and for entry into the USN if that is the branch they would choose. Great looking patch.

1957 Survival Book

$15.00 ($3.00 S&H)

A neat pre-war 1957 dated Survival Field Manual. The front cover has a crease and the back part of the book has some water stains....maybe some of that Vietnam weather?

1967 Dated Life Raft - U.S.Army

$100.00 ($20.00 S&H)

Here is a 1967 dated U.S.Army Type LRU-3/P Life raft with a 1972 dated Co2 cannister. It even has the WW2 style reflector paddles. I don't think the raft would ever be able to be used, but when do you see them. It's not a basket case, but it ain't mint either. It is all been re-issued in a 1987 dated Cold Climate Survival Kit Bag. Would make a neat looking display. Postage will be actual cost of shipping.

1967 Dated Survival Sea Anchor

$20.00 ($6.00 S&H)

This is a near mint Sea Anchor, used to keep small survival life rafts or pilots in Life Vests in a stationary position in water. This one is dated April 1967.

Christening Bottle - USS Savannah AOR-4

$1,275.00 ($15.00 S&H)

A super grouping of christening material for the USS Savannah (AOR-4) that saw service in the Vietnam War. Included in this grouping are; the actual bottle that was broke over the bow of the ship with its metal casing and presentation box, a presentation piece of wood from #1 Keel Block, a fantastic presentation photo album of 26 color photos to Vice Admiral Ralph L. Shifley and his wife, who was the Sponsor that broke the bottle on the Savannah. There are two nice photo's of Mrs Shifley breaking the bottle and one of the piece of wood kiel being presented to the Admiral. Vice Admiral Shifley was a 1933 graduate of USN Academy and became a Naval Aviator in 1937. He commanded Bombing Group 8 off the USS Bunker Hill during WW2 and was awarded the Navy Cross. The USS Savannah (AOR-4) was a Fleet Replenishment Oiler and saw service in Vietnam from May 1970 to October of the same year. She supplied the fleet off the Vietnam coast and made six swings into the Gulf of Tonkin. The USS Savannah was awarded one Battle Star and a Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in Vietnam. She was taken out of service in 1995.

M1 Garand Ammo Bandoleer Dated 1967

$23.00 ($2.00 S&H)

Nice six pocket bandoleer for the M1 Garand as carried in Vietnam or by National Guard Troops during the period, before they goy their M-14's or M-16's. The front reads: "Cal/30Ball M2 - 8RD Clips - LC 42503" and the reverse has: "K.P.I.-7/67". In excellent condition.

M1956 Combat Suspenders - 2nd Pattern

$15.00 ($6.00 S&H)

Near mint example of the M1956 Combat Suspenders and this pair has a 1958 date. They are marked "R" height under 68 inches.

1975 Ames Folding Shovel w/ Carrier

$95.00 ($10.00 S&H)

A real nice 1975 dated Ames folding shovel with nylon carrying case.

Surgical Prep Blades - Two Boxes

$18.00 ($3.00 S&H)

Here are two boxes of Surgical Preparation Razor Blades that are dated 1971 and 1973. Great condition.

Post VN War Survival Mirror

$25.00 ($5.00 S&H)

This survival mirror is mint with it's box. It looks to be dated 1976.

1st Aid/Compass Pouch with Dressing

$35.00 ($5.00 S&H)

This is a pouch/case for a first aid packet or a lensatic compass. It is dated for what looks to be 1968, but I can't be sure. It comes with a cardboard boxed 1st aid dressing and the packet for burn cases. Great medical item. Excellent condition.

Survival Compass - SRU-16/P Kit

$65.00 ($3.00 S&H)

This compass is from a SRU-16/P Minimum Survival Kit that was introduced in 1962 and was considered a "onetime use item". These kits were located in a small pocket attached to a torso harness or inside a parachute pack. These are tough to find anymore as they are small and easily lost.

Extreme Cold Weather Mask

$15.00 ($3.00 S&H)

Nice unused example of the cold weather mask, complete with the neck piece. This is from an Army pilot from the early 1970's.

Extreme Cold Weather Mitten Set

$20.00 ($5.00 S&H)

An unused set of the Cold Weather Mittens, consisting of the mitten shells and liners. This is from an Army pilot from the early 1970's.