G.I. Wire Splicing/Crimping Tool W/ Canvas Pouch
These Vintage Genuine Issue crimping tools from the 1960s were used for splicing WD-1 and other telephone field wires. They come with an OD green canvas bag with a main compartment, and two smaller pockets for small tools/wires bag has printed on the front with black letters (MK-356/G). They make a great collectible tool.
These GI Wire Splicing/Crimping Tool are used, although the condition is very good, they might still show signs of moderate wear and age.
- Heavy Duty Iron
- Canvas pouch MK-356/G
- Measures 12 ¾ " when closed
- For splicing WD-1 and other telephone field wires
- Pliers type handles
- Made in the USA
- NSN# 5120-00-679-2380
Crimpers are tools used to make cold weld joints between two wires or a wire and a connector, such as lugs. Ideally, the electrical and mechanical properties of the weld joint are as strong as the parent materials.
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It was fun finding this new, old stock Mk-356 Splicing tool to add to my Signal Corps collection. I can’t recall the last time I saw one NOS. McGuire surplus is an excellent source of genuine USGI surplus. Their accurate descriptions and good prices are second to none.