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    Early M15 Sight Carrying Case

    Photos show the first Sight Carrying Case T59E3, without any markings and without belt hook

    Carrying case was from Billy Pyle

    #2
    Wow, what a neat find. It looks to be in exceptionally good condition. Thanks for sharing!
    Welcome to the Addiction!

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      #3
      Here are the 5 different maker types of sights new in wrap with a representative sight pictured next to the sight. Most of the range cards are similar; however, the card for the T59E3 is marked as such. Top to bottom PRL, SLCo, N, Boehm, BPS. The PRL sights are usually very lightly marked and it is hard to see on the sight I presented. There are at least 4-5 different sight pouches, based on shape and markings. They are basically the same except for the T59E3 sight pouch which does not have a hook. Great stuff Robert and thanks for sharing and starting the thread.
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      Last edited by CCyooper; 05-13-2016, 03:00 PM.

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        #4
        Very cool!
        m14brian

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          #5
          Here are some different pouches for the t59e3 and M15 to go with the sights above. Note the T59e3 pouch is unmarked and does not have a carrying hook, the rest do. The other pouches came in different shapes and markings. I think Bill Ricca covers this somewhere but I could not find it on his site. You will notice rounded flap, square flap, and some with 45 angle sides on flap. Notice the difference in type of nomenclature, small and large font as well as dates. I posted two odd ones here, a 1944 bearse without the trim on pocket and a 1945 dated bearse. 1945 pouches are very uncommon.
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