USN tag on Ben Hur Trailer

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USN tag on Ben Hur Trailer

Post by Rustman » Wed May 27, 2020 2:22 pm

Sorry it's not a Jeep and we have our own section of the forum for trailers but it seemed more expedient to ask here. I obtained some composite (wood) body Ben Hur parts recently that included the corner uprights and one of them has a USN/Navy Property tag. Very simple tag. Reads 299 USN 004094. I'm trying to understand how that tag might have dated or otherwise referenced the trailer it once was attached to. The 004094 doesn't fit into any sequence of known USA Registration numbers for the Ben Hur G518 trailers, nor does adding 299 to the front of that. Thoughts? Opinions? Get back in the trailer forum where you belong? :mrgreen:
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Re: USN tag on Ben Hur Trailer

Post by Frank USMC » Sat May 30, 2020 3:47 pm

Equipment tag for that navy base. We have them on all of our equipment here where I work, just now the tags are adhesive tags. You still see some of the metal tags on older equipment. Just a tag for the base to keep track of gear.
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Re: USN tag on Ben Hur Trailer

Post by Rustman » Sun May 31, 2020 3:17 am

Frank,

Thanks I was hoping it was more than that. But honestly not surprised. I'm familiar with the red and white property tags we used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Department of State has gone to a little square QR code they can read with a scanner.

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Re: USN tag on Ben Hur Trailer

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:44 pm

As Frank said, that is a property tag and from what I can see it may be post war as the others I have seen during the war or slightly after have three lines of data.

See here:

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Re: USN tag on Ben Hur Trailer

Post by Frank USMC » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:29 am

Mark
The round tag, in your link, I think I have a couple that I took off stuff that was being scrapped thinking they were from WW2.
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