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Perplexed 12-31-2010 02:45 PM

Comparison of two late M1D cheek pads
On the left in the pic is an original USGI M1D cheek pad that I bought last spring from a respected member of this forum; it's MRT-dated May 1976. Note the spelling out of the month, the four-digit year, and the font size. The two screws in this package are loose and rattling around.

On the right is the USGI M1D cheek pad that I just received from the CMP in the e-store order I placed during Manic Monday. It's MRT-dated 10-75; Note the numerical abbreviation of the month, the two-digit year, and the smaller font size. The two screws in this package are in the small yellow envelope at the bottom of the plastic bag.

I thought these differences were interesting, and wanted to pass on the info to you folks :)[IMG]http:/...1/DSC_0361.jpg

USMC-Nav 12-31-2010 03:33 PM

Mine, from the CMP, has May 1976 on it. The May is spelled out.

CavTex 12-31-2010 04:36 PM

I also received one like you show on the left from the CMP sale. With the MAY 1976 spelled out.

redeagle 12-31-2010 05:05 PM

I missed these when they went on sale. Can anyone tell me what they went for? Are there any more still available? Thanks.

CavTex 12-31-2010 05:15 PM

They are sold out. The used ones sold for 40.00. They sold out very fast.

superdave269 01-01-2011 05:54 PM

I received some marked May 76. Was really hoping for the 1952 marked ones. Anyone want to trade?

Bill Ricca 01-03-2011 11:12 AM

They are two different contracts, with two different contractors.
If I can get some large photos of the pads and the contract numbers, I will identify them in the GCA Journal.

CavTex 01-03-2011 07:30 PM

I will try and get some pics taken. Bill - do want them emailed to you or post them here?

CavTex 01-07-2011 09:23 PM

Photo links sent to Bill
Bill ,

I sent (or at least tried to) send you some links to the cheek pads that spell out the May 1976.
Best Regards

Here is one of the pics.

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