HEAD GEAR HELMET

Reluctantly Accepted

  • M1 “Steel Pot” Helmet

NOT Accepted

  • Modern-style Tactical Helmet

HEAD GEAR SOFT COVER

Accepted

  • US-style boonie hat
  • Period-style boonie hat (Green, Black, Tiger Stripe or Duck Hunter)
  • Tailored/Custom boonie hat
  • CIDG boonie hat (Green, Black, Tiger Stripe or Duck Hunter)

NOT Accepted

  • Modern-style boonie hat
  • Baseball cap
  • Rothco or Truspec Ripstop boonie hat monstrosities

UNIFORM

Preferred

  • High Quality Tiger Stripe Pattern Uniform (Moore’s, East Asia Supply or Sessler) [NO ROTHCO OR RIPSTOP]

Accepted

    • 60s era Duck Hunter Uniform Set/Cut (Kamo or Ranger Brand, Beo Gam)
  • Original Jungle Fatigues Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd pattern 
  • High Quality Repro (Moores, Hessian Antique) Jungle Fatigues Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd pattern 
  • Rothco Jungle Fatigues Uniform Ripstop 3rd Pattern
  • OG 107 Sateen Utility Uniform

Reluctantly Accepted

  • Original Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL
  • High Quality Repro (Moores, EAS, Sessler) Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL

NOT Accepted

  • Modern BDUs (Green, Woodland)
  • Rothco or Truspec including other ripstop uniforms in Tiger Stripe of any kind
  • 80s to Modern Duck Hunter Set/Cut including gear

*Note: Uniforms should be sterile or at least without regular infantry unit SSI. We will specifiy a way around this in the buyer’s guide.

UNDERSHIRT

Preferred

  • Plain cotton T-Shirt in OD green or white
  • No shirt

Accepted

  • Plain cotton tank top in white or OD green

NOT Accepted

  • Underarmor or other modern undershirts
  • Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them

FOOTWEAR

Preferred

  • Original USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)
  • Post-War Issue USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)

Accepted

  • Repro USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)
  • Palladium in Green or Black

NOT Accepted

  • Modern combat or hiking boots

WEAPON

Preferred

  • M16A1 rifle
  • XM177
  • M60 machine gun
  • M79 “Thumper” Grenade Launcher

Accepted

  • M14

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • M1A1 Thompson
  • M3 Grease Gun

NOT Accepted Any Longer

  • CAR-15 (SOG-68) “The Snowflake”

NOT Accepted

  • ANY AK variant
  • ANY AR-15 variant that is not an M16A1 or that has any attachments
  • Dragunov SVD rifle
  • RPK or RPK-74 machine gun
  • PK or PKM machine gun
  • M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun

M16 MAGAZINE

Preferred

  • Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “20RD” magazine “Shorties” for M16

Accepted

  • Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “30RD” magazine “Banana” style for M16

NOT Accepted

  • High-Cap of any kind
  • Magpul or KWA Tryhard Hex style Mags

CANTEEN

Preferred

  • USGI 1QT plastic canteen in M56 canteen cover
  • USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT M56 canteen cover

Accepted

  • USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT ALICE canteen cover

NOT Accepted

  • Camelbaks
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Disposable PET bottles
  • LC-1 or ALICE 1QT covers

LOAD CARRYING EQUIPMENT

Preferred

  • USGI M56 load bearing suspenders
  • USGI pistol belt
  • USGI M56 ammo pouches
  • USGI mag bandoleer

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • M67 Canteen Pouches
  • M67 Ammo Pouches

NOT Accepted

  • Plate Carrier
  • Molle
  • ALICE load bearing equipment

RUCKSACK

Preferred

  • USGI lightweight or tropical rucksack

Accepted

  • ARVN rucksack
  • USGI mountain rucksack
  • CISO rucksack

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • USGI Medium ALICE rucksack with frame removed, olive drab color

SLEEPING GEAR

Preferred

  • USGI wool blanket, olive drab color
  • OD or ERDL USGI poncho liner

Accepted

  • Woodland USGI poncho liner
  • USGI M1949 sleeping bag
  • Generic brown or grey wool blanket

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover

NOT Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bags brightly colored
  • Modern tents 

COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR

Preferred/Accepted

  • USGI rubber poncho
  • USGI wool field shirt
  • USGI wool sweater
  • USGI M65 field jacket
  • USGI M51 field jacket
  • USN Cold Weather Deck Jacket

NOT Accepted

  • Modern poncho
  • Modern rain suit

MESSKIT

Preferred

  • USGI steel mess kit
  • Canteen cup

Accepted

  • Generic metal utensils

SHELTER

Preferred

  • Shelter half x2 for a complete “pup” tent (You will need to carry it in)

NOT Accepted

  • Modern tents