This example appears to be UNISSUED NOS! Near Mint+++ This is a handsome example! This VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED example is from the famed contractor of U. Of New York City, the famous supplier of USMC contract web gear, and was manufactured and dated. As was the case it lacks the.
Surcharge on the exterior next to the. On the interior along with the. FROEHLICH was awarded one Pistol Belt contract (NOM 28134) before the wa r by the U. It is believed that the Army's QMC contracts were filled concurrently at a similar price.Stamped their web equipment in a bewildering variety of ways; sometimes the name. Is spelled out in full, other times only the initials. Sometimes a mix of upper and lower case letters are stamped, and other times only LARGE serif-font upper case letters are used -- as is the case with this example.
It is a rich array of styles over a period of only a few years! Consistency was not a major concern at this factory! Part of this may be explained by the rush to get' war materiel' out the door and to the Pacific! Typically, the Froehlich contract printing is misaligned, faint, blurry, and'sloppily' done. On 50% of their contract Belts the U.Is even printed upside down! What is NOT typical about this example: the company's name is NOT poorly aligned, but printed parallel to the ribs of the webbing! This Pistol Belt has relatively well-aligned markings! The ribbed webbing is a warm. Typical of that used by Froehlich!
It is still stiff, crisp and IMMACULATE. ZERO frays, fading, stains, abrasions, personalized markings, or the Marine's name, or damage of any sort whatsoever! The finish on the three rows of Blackened BRASS EYELETS show ZERO abrasions from M1910 Belt Hooks but a uniform light haze of Blue corrosion from 80-years of age.
As is the "claw" TIP END PIECE! The Blackened early-war BRASS (not Steel or Alloy) BUCKLE is the earlier un-reinforced (not the'webbed') design. The finish shows virtually no'rubbing' or wear.The "domed" Blackend BRASS SNAP BUTTON of the. P for the Magazine Pouch shows. NO'rubbing' wear, but only the minor storage blue corrosion as do the three rows of EYELETS.
These M1936 PISTOL BELTS were worn by a wide very select range of USMC personnel: Officers, NCOS, Corpsmen, and men with Crew-served weapson. Additionally, many USMC and USN Aviators chose to.Ear a Canteen and a Holstered. 45 ACP on this M1936 BELT in their fighter cockpit. RELATIVE SCARCITY OF USMC GEAR. Only 4% of all who served during WWII were MARINES! And far LESS than 4% were issued the U. During World War II about 16,000,000 personnel served in the U. Approximately 11,200,000 or 70% served in the U. Army; 4,200,000 served in the Navy; but ONLY 660,000 served in the U. Not many of these U. Contract M1936 PISTOL BELTS were made in the first place. Virtually all Marine Riflemen wore the M1923 CARTRIDGE BELT, not a Pistol Belt. EVEN FEWER of these Pistol Belts survived the harsh rigors of the Pacific Theater, e. Coral, Salt Water, Intense Sunlight -- photo radiation! Those FEW that did survive the Pacific Campaigns were reissued, and reissued, and reissued right up through the Korean War, as was the Corps' custom of frugality, and were simply USED UP! During the Second World War, the company was awarded numerous contracts for various canvas web articles Cartridge and Pistol Belts, Slings, Magazine Pouches, Medical Pouches, etc. They were one of but a few manufacturers of web gear for the U. Marine Corps other than ATLAS and RUSSELL MFG.
NOT manuractured by the U. Little is know about the S. The orignal business partnership from 1910 to 1913 was with a George Hughes.. That particular'Froehlich' was Henry Froehlich b.1874 in Newark, New Jersey. In 1913/14 Froehlich formed his own company, Henry Froehlich Inc. In 1918 Henry Froehlich was joined by Albert Hartman and the firm name changed to Froehlich & Hartman in 1919 according to an article in the New York Times, 10 Jan.
Froehlich is most likely Henry Froehlich's son, or possibly a younger brother, who entered the textile, clothing manufacturing business in New York City before the war. USMC Pistol Belt M1936 (S. FROEHLICH 1942) Unissued NOS Near Mint+++" is in sale since Tuesday, September 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment".
The seller is "bataan12213" and is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. This item can be shipped to United States.