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    Interesting Tarred Canvas Enlisted Man's Haversack with Unusual Adjustable Strap. Two brass buckles have been added to the 2" wide strap of this haversack, making it possible to easily lengthen or shorten it. Government issued haversacks and canteens were all manufactured with straps of standard length and many times soldiers had to make their own modifications to them for a proper fit. Whether done by an enterprising soldier or under special contract, this otherwise typical haversack has two wide, oval buckles to allow for adjusting the strap by friction. The body of the haversack is about 10" wide x 12" deep, with a 4" wide gusset to allow for expansion, The flap is closed by a narrow leather strap (now broken) and small roller buckle as usually found. There is no interior liner. The entire piece is sound and pliable. A very interesting and possibly unique variation.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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