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The M-1938 Legging - An Introduction

Published: Fall 2008
Author: Mike "Squirrely" Ellis

Legging, Dismounted, OD--
Some were produced completely in OD #7, rather than khaki:

This pair was issued, as well as countless more.


Notice the contract date of 10-27-43. Curiously enough, these leggings have the nomenclature changed to "Leggings, Canvas, Dismounted, M-1938, OD". Aside from color, there are no further changes made to the pattern or markings.




Army vs. Navy Markings

Wearing Them--

Correct Use
Lacing Methods
Putting Them On
Step 1-2
Step 3-5
Step 6-9
Step 10
Step 11

Different Ways to Wear Leggings--

The High Roller
The Cut Down
No Leggings?
Leggings For Dummies

War Time Changes--

Reduced Eyelets
The Change to O.D. #7
Leggings, Dismounted, O.D.
Factory-made Cut Downs?

Other Hints and Tips--

Taking Out That Rock





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