This Knapsack was produced in 1943
From the collection of Don Abernathy
WWII USMC M1941 Knapsack Lower Pack 2nd Pattern Marine Corps Depot Made 782 Gear. WWII USMC M1941 Knapsack Lower Pack 2nd Pattern Marine Corps Depot Made 782 Gear Early/Mid production 2nd pattern M1941 Knapsack with the sewn-on style strap buckles. The earlier riveted flap buckles tended to rip out from the canvas flap very quickly, which is why they changed quickly to sewn-on buckles. Typical light colored Marine Corp Depot canvas material and square buckles.