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


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






~ 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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