USMC Raider Vest

A very rare item, also known as the “shooting jacket pack”. I am unsure if those vests ever saw combat use as they were deemed to hot and uncomfortable. In this well known photo everybody seems to be wearing one

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Here are some pics from one that was sold on eBay years ago

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~ by m1pencil on July 18, 2013.

2 Responses to “USMC Raider Vest”

  1. If it were not for the stencils, I would have thought that was old fishing and camping equipment . The eylets, buckles, and fasteners do not have the appearance as ” boyt ” marked gear.
    Thanks for the info.

    • Very true, looks like civilian gear, too bad there is so little info on those vests. I still dream of finding one for a $ at a flea market 😉

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